Abstract sumi e by Marilyn Wells in the 5280 magazine, current issue, is now on the newstands, though I have only seen the online 5280.com articles and the article itself. I’m told it’s a full end page, which makes my heart beat even faster! Thank you, 5280 and the artistic women who put this and all the magazine together regularly! It’s wonderful exposure; what dreams may come. 🙂
Today I’m flying low and I’m
not saying a word.
I’m letting all the voodoos of ambition sleep.
The world goes on as it must,
the bees in the garden rumbling a little,
the fish leaping, the gnats getting eaten.
And so forth.
But I’m taking the day off.
Quiet as a feather.
I hardly move though really I’m traveling
a terrific distance.
Stillness. One of the doors
into the temple.
-Oliver, Mary. “Today.” A Thousand Mornings. 1853S
This poem was first inspired by music of the same name by Grace Cathedral Park. Such a beautiful piece. Then I found the poem by Mary Oliver to be so very appropriate as well.
I’m happy to say the painting has a new home with a new friend in Texas. Shipped it last week. Let me know if you want to purchase prints or originals. My online store coming soon for Real now. MarilynWellsArtStudio.com, but not quite ready to officially open yet. Lots of work, but soon!
Abstract Sumi E by Marilyn Wells you may not have seen…
Besides astract sumi e by Marilyn Wells in the 5280 magazine, current issue, check out my other recent blog post for Egrets in the abstract sumi e painting called “By the Laws of Their Faith”, based on another poem by Mary Oliver.