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miriam louisa simons
slow down, feed soul

slow down, feed soul

When I began to paint and create my art, I did not know where I was headed as an artist. Yet what remained important to me was that I was beginning my calling as a painter. After I began pai…

Rain, 1979 by Ralph Hotere. The use of stencil for the text Nz Art, Art For Art Sake, New Zealand Art, Maori Art, Kiwiana, Conceptual Art, Traditional Art, Love Art, History

small holes in the silence

There are very few things I can say about my work that are better than saying nothing. – Ralph Hotere I was still very young and totally naive about “art” when I first met Ralph H…

DAILY DETAILS Miriam Louisa Simons - shibori on hand-woven ramie cloth, organic indigo dye, bamboo, cotton cord . Indigo Dye, Shibori, Hand Weaving, Cord, Bamboo, Organic, Tie, Studio, How To Make

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shibori on hand-woven ramie cloth, organic indigo dye, bamboo, cotton cord Creativity is a type of learning process where the teacher and the student are located in the same individua…

Michael Leunig Simply This. Etching House specialise in Limited Edition Fine Art Etchings by Norman Lindsay, Shead, Boyd, Blackman. Norman Lindsay, Inner World, Australian Artists, Art World, Cyber, Disney Characters, Fictional Characters, Sketches, Fine Art

to hell with solemnity and proper art

The most joyous painting is not done for the art world, it is done for the inner world; it is a self delighting other-worldly thing – a getting lost in regression and solitude; a sub-literate, semi…

Miriam Louisa Simons - Soulstice Bowl

soulstice bowl

I’ve never been drawn to ritual, even though my relationship with objects borders on the metaphysical. But my soul bowl, a container with an unforeseen ability to speak into my heart and elic…

Miriam Louisa Simons - Soulstice Bowl, interior detail Objects, Texture, Detail, Studio, Interior, Crafts, Art, Surface Finish, Art Background
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soulstice bowl

I’ve never been drawn to ritual, even though my relationship with objects borders on the metaphysical. But my soul bowl, a container with an unforeseen ability to speak into my heart and elic…

the alchemy of creativity Agnes Martin, Modern Love, Abstract Painters, Illuminated Manuscript, Best Artist, Sacred Geometry, Design Art, Contemporary Art, Mandala
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the alchemy of creativity

As artists … we make artwork as something we have to do not knowing how it will work out. – Agnes Martin Just when I began to doubt that I would ever write again on this blog – …

THE LIBRARY OF BABEL - Brody Neuenschwander Collage of rice paper and antique documents on Rives BFK printmaking paper with Chinese ink, gold leaf and applied quill pen - 75 x 105 cm. Paper Drawing, Paper Art, The Library Of Babel, Types Of Lettering, Lettering Art, Mark Making, Rice Paper, Modern Calligraphy, Mixed Media Art
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art and awakening

getting past the words Words are wonderful when they serve as pointers. The problem is that we tend to ascribe ‘realness’ or ‘thingness’ to words, forgetting …

DAILY DETAILS Miriam Louisa Simons 25.10.12 - rose detail Detail, Studio, Rose, Artwork, Pink, Work Of Art, Auguste Rodin Artwork, Artworks, Roses

25.10.12

acrylics on textured canvas The scariest moment is always just before you start. – Stephen King

DAILY DETAILS Miriam Louisa Simons 22.10.12 Portfolio Website, Studio, How To Make, Study
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22.10.12

acrylic on textured canvas When I paint I am color. – Namgyal Rinpoche

What is the feel of your Love? What do you love to play with?

every maker knows the feel of love

What is the feel of your Love? What do you love to play with?

  Artist's Book, Wrapping, Texture, Studio, Wood, How To Make, Crafts, Home Decor, Surface Finish
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incartamento

INCARTAMENTO: “wrapping it all up.” The story of an artist’s book.

Kris Di Giacomo, Illustrator, Enormous Smallness: A Story of E. Cummings (written by Matthew Burgess). From article "Enormous Smallness: The Sweet Illustrated Story of E. Cummings and His Creative Bravery" – Brain Pickings Nerd, American Poets, Great Artists, Book Publishing, Childrens Books, Good Books, The Past, Pictures, Art Life
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a hunger for eternity

I have wrestled with the angel and I am stained with light and I have no shame. Neither do I have guilt. My responsibility is not to the ordinary, or the timely. […] – Mary Oliver, on w…

how many ways can you draw quiet? You Draw, Portfolio Website, Studio, Study
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how many ways can you draw quiet?

I’ve tried many ways. I delight in “Seeing-Drawing”, the wonderful meditative practice I learned from Frederick Franck on one of his retreats and also from his classic The Zen of …

Painting by Wayne Thiebaud (b. Boston Cremes, Oil on canvas.

Dogen on painted cakes and hunger. Again.

A recent online conversation with a friend brought up our observations of the way so many folk in the ‘spiritual field’ feel that it’s somehow wrong to have a passion to cr…

SOULSTICE BOWL - Miriam Louisa Simons: I’ve never been drawn to ritual, even though my relationship with objects borders on the metaphysical. But my soul bowl, a container with an unforeseen ability to speak into my heart and elic… Cyber, Objects, Container, Relationship, Studio, Heart, Relationships, Study, Canisters
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soulstice bowl

I’ve never been drawn to ritual, even though my relationship with objects borders on the metaphysical. But my soul bowl, a container with an unforeseen ability to speak into my heart and elic…