“Pure Contradiction” – Rilke and Sumi e. This poem mystified me a long time. It is a 2nd version of my last IG post. I searched for uncovered meanings of this poem. “Rose – oh pure contradiction, joy Of being No-one’s sleep under so many lids.” -Rilke 1871S – 2 UPCOMING SUMI E WORKSHOP –  […]

Sumi e “Suddenly” and an upcoming workshop. This painting is a mystery – maybe all my abstract sumi e are. Everyone will see something different and every different view is equally valid. “You Are the stillness of snow I enter suddenly…” -Unknown 1870S I have always been mystified by this painting, and I love it. […]

Abstract Sumi e – Find heart and soul and the infinite resource within. We need to spend some time together discovering and exploring the Essence of Spirit. It is here, now, every moment. No need to move from where you are. My God You surprise me “being right in my middle…” -unknown source – 1832S […]

Paint abstract sumi e from your heart. Find joy through Beholding, Knowing You Are Held, and Releasing the Chi Energy of that so it can grow and expand is the theme of my workshops. A new one is scheduled for August 15, 2020. “When you see a pearl on the bottom, you reach through the […]

Happening Soon – Live workshop – August 15, 2020, 10-2:30 p.m. Foothills Art Center in Golden, CO. “Ink and Joy – Sumi e From the Heart” “Who would have thought my shriveled heart Could have recovered greenness? It was gone          Quite underground; as flowers depart To see their mother-root, when they have blown,                       Where […]

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 […]

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Denver COlorado

Marilyn Wells - Fine Artist