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Saint Unknown are each and everyone of us, it is enough to be alive trying to stay awake. Egg tempera 10"x 13"
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Posted by mary jane miller on August 22, 2014 at 8:12pm 0 Comments

Forgive me this is about the art of living not art on a canvas.

It has been said; if you love God you will naturally come to love the planet. The concept is being put to the test; so much of our human behavior stresses both ends of the equation. Like many of you, I feel increasing frustration with a world moving too fast, too technical and generally too much of everything.

However every once in a while we stumble upon a life style change of pure delight and magic with little…


Bloom Time.

Posted by Patsy R. Szalay on August 22, 2014 at 4:01pm 0 Comments

So full of beauty its stems were bending  from the weight,

Aliens, Mind and Matter

Posted by mary jane miller on August 14, 2014 at 12:41pm 1 Comment

Aliens may not be as far from earth as you think.

I was imagining the other day all the crap that goes on in my head, every hour, each day, all week, I have a life time stored in my mind made up of intellect, memory and imagination. The places traveled, people’s names, stories told and heard in other languages, announcements, music, news, TV, books, all of them edited, reflected on, and repeated, etc. I have felt cold water, soft skin, silk shirts, heard music, and…


Ancient Image, Sacred Lines, write a Journal

Posted by mary jane miller on August 14, 2014 at 12:39pm 0 Comments

Icon Ideas in her NEW BOOK   

Write a book of your own, where you color the illustrations as well as write the text.  Experiment with markers, watercolors, crayons, pencils or pastels to create your own iconographic art. Each image has a tiny message and ample area for text, encouraging you to write out your own insights and thoughts about the image. With time you will have a visual journal with text. This collection in Ancient Image, Sacred Lines can…




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