The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment is a book by Eckhart Tolle.
The book is intended to be a guide for day-to-day living and
stresses the importance of living in the present moment
and transcending thoughts of the past or future.
Our present moment brought an art series I hadn’t anticipated...
Exploring different ways of meditation, intention and prayer.
This piece Celtic Knot/Pagan Prayer
was inspired by a poem from the book Celtic Fire by Robert Van de Weyer.
My contemporary take on the Celtic knot is my interpretation of the ancient writing.
Celtic religion is pagan based,
and nature plays a large role in it.
I love the thought of nature’s energy being god or god like. Resonating.
The Celtic knot represented the intricacies of god’s love to the Celtic people.
The beautifully written poem follows the photo gallery below.
I am the wind that breathes upon the sea,
I am the wave on the ocean,
I am the murmur of the leaves rustling,
I am the rays of the sun,
I am the beam of the moon and stars,
I am the power of trees growing,
I am the movement of salmon swimming,
I am the courage of the wild boar fighting,
I am the speed of the stag running,
I am the strength of the ox pulling the plow,
I am the size of the mighty oak tree,
and I am the thoughts of all people who praise my beauty and grace.
-Celtic Fire, Robert Van de Weyer
Relaxing at the edge of Dailey Lake we spotted Yellow headed blackbirds. ! Hard to miss, the color is so vibrant. I did a quick sketch with watercolor pencils and black Canson paper to catch the fleeting moment.
Spending time with the mountains and rivers of Montana this week has given me time to reflect on the artwork that came from my ‘stay at home’ time this spring.Medicine wheels and Redwing blackbirds, prayer flags and sheet music, and healing water send forth wellness to all.
Artworks and two new print releases are available this summer at:
Windy Flats Gallery
June 27––gust 30
11:00 A.M.— 6:00 P.M.
259 Limestone Road Nye, Montana
My son, Tanner, mixed up a sourdough starter, and gifted me some of it. We affectionately have been calling it Mirabella. A plus in the Shelter in Place period of time has been the sharing of cooking endeavors. Thanks, son!
Because one needs to discard a portion of the starter daily to make room to feed her, I tried making sourdough crackers from the discard. So so easy and so so good! Starter, olive oil and seasoning--The link to BUTTERFORALL where I found the recipe is below. Try it-highly recommend!
Sixty two miles out of Billings is a great 1/2 day hike called Weatherman Draw. The photos say it better than I can in words. We were fortunate to see some the hieroglyphs— they are scattered throughout the canyon and you must do some cliff climbing to see them. Makes the hike all the more interesting! The button below the photos is linked to the Montana Hikes website, and shares info about the hike.
The rocks were painted and hid by gramma for Will and Tommy to find in their backyard. Oh what we do when sheltered in place and can’t hang with the grandkids!
"Kindness is spirit muscle;
it grows through
reps, exercise, through practice."
~ By Guy Newland
As a working artist/retired art educator, I've always lived the artful life. Let's share!