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a rewind: n e w d i g i t a l s c a p e s: the abstract series (and some thoughts on joy and expression)

A Rewind: N e w d i g i t a l s c a p e s: The Abstract Series (And Some Thoughts On Joy And Expression)

I recently published a small square, hard cover book of abstract digital art, poetry, and prose. What an exciting endeavor. The process was full of challenges, twists and turns (visually speaking), color, and contemplation. Many nights were spent with candles aflame, incense burning and music playing. In trying to find that inner connection, with all my experiences in life, I soon discovered the process that would motivate me unconditionally: Work with love. Work with intent. Art is a beautiful thing. Being in touch with the art of others is very inspiring and uplifting as well. As artists, writers, poets, and musicians we’ve come to love and appreciate the many vehicles for creative expression and community. Sharing our work is very important. Our blogs, books, exhibits, and performances are all vital in healing the soul of the planet. Our shared joys and tragedies find themselves being expressed and transformed via the beautiful and meaningful art that you and I create. Let us never forget, the significance of what we create, love and share.

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10 responses

  1. A very special view. Beautifully expressed. Thank you so much! Linda

    November 3, 2012 at 11:00 am

    • Thanks Linda. In a sort of indirect way, I was thinking of the struggles many are experiencing in the aftermath of Sandy. And how we share in our joys and tragedies; the importance of community, and how art can lift the spirit.

      November 3, 2012 at 12:28 pm

  2. Well said.

    November 3, 2012 at 11:14 am

  3. Thank you Jessica. Although I must say I wish I could write like you. So much power, wisdom and grace in your writing.

    November 3, 2012 at 12:30 pm

  4. i love abstractions

    November 3, 2012 at 2:08 pm

  5. I agree. There is so much freedom to explore infinite possibilities. Thanks for stopping by.

    November 3, 2012 at 2:30 pm

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    Walter, this is such a beautiful post on sharing, creation and healing! Thank you for expressing our artists’ hearts so well. ~Patricia

    November 3, 2012 at 2:35 pm

    • You are so very welcome Patricia. It means a lot to be appreciated. And I certainly appreciate you and all the other artists who make this life a wonderful experience.

      November 4, 2012 at 12:50 am

  7. “love and share” ….so simple yet, not easy. Your words here warmed my heart this morning. Thank you.

    November 4, 2012 at 3:08 pm

    • Glad to be uplifting today Sheila. Have a nice productive and sharing week.

      November 4, 2012 at 7:30 pm

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