This workshop may have to be virtual for now, but the experience will be actual and very real as a felt body experience when you intentionally engage in the practice of Beholding, Knowing You Are Held, and then Releasing the Chi or Energy of that back into the Infinite, into the Light. Early one morning, […]

Behold and Know You Are Held. How to do this. At this troubling time in our life journey, we are all seeking therapeutic and spiritual grounding. I begin to explore new ways of expressing or releasing the Chi (energy) you experience when you intentionally work with Beholding and the resulting knowledge of Being Held that […]

Beholding and Knowing I am Held in these troubled times is a way of finding Joy I have discovered after many years of art making and meditation. We’re looking for inspiration, for therapeutic fulfillment in these troubled times. Here is what I did today and what I teach in my workshops. This follows up on […]

How can you find hope through art and inner work in these troubled  times? Below and in future blogs, I share a path. This is how you too can do this. writing my own haiku and painting it me and the sleek geese make tracks through the slushy sleet on a cold March day   […]

These are a few of my favorite things at Christmas Time, and this is a little, personal, Christmas card to my loyal followers. I am so grateful for you! My art continues to blossom and go out to bless others I believe. More workshops are scheduled (see below) and I will continue to offer what […]

Last week I shared insights on seeing Sumi e abstract art works from heart and soul. This week I want to make a crossover to one of my favorite figurative paintings. I had in the past named this painting (on marilynwells.com  -look in the Gallery “Just For Art Collectors”) simply “Eastern Star”. True, it is […]

Want to take a personal journey into seeing more deeply? Do you know that seeing abstract sumi e from heart and soul can take you to a deeper level of insight, intuition, and understanding? It’s really a form of “sacred seeing”, like the ancient monastic tradition of lectio divina*, except lectio has to do with […]

With registrations for “Finding Your Heart and Soul in Sumi e” coming in, we’re on our way to having a really good workshop on May 7! Please pre-register so you’re on my list. New information is below. With sumi e work, anything is possible. Some of you may want to work in a more traditional […]

I share with you here a return to color through my new abstract watercolor painting with literary content. Color is my first language and is also a deep love of mine, even a visceral instinct. That is why I yearned to return to some color work as I further relaxed from my Zen black and […]

I find my Zen and Sufi insights gain me deeper understanding of my own Christian roots. First the fish needs to say, “Something ain’t right about this camel ride— and I’m feeling so damm thirsty. -“Damm Thirsty- Hafiz 1844S, 42” x 60” Commentary on my Zen Painting “So Damm Thirsty” This is when a fish, if […]

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Marilyn Wells - Fine Artist