Friday, May 22, 2015


Quiet minds cannot be perplexed or frightened, 
but go on in fortune or misfortune at their own pace, 
like a clock during a thunderstorm.
-Robert Louis Stevenson

OK, I admit to not working on a quilt for some months.  With navigating waters in how to build up health, my focus has been on smaller projects... knitting, prayer flags.  Now that energy is improving, I find I still enjoy the quiet of handwork. 

Lace scarf knitting on delicious Juniper Moon yarn with Motheye pattern from Knitspot .

scarf in progress
Scarf in progress

Back to quilt in progress ... adding more embroidery and paint to a water landscape.

WIP - Linda A Miller

The new set from the Bhavana Project prayer flags is underway... this project is about sharing goodness with others.  Judy Warner just finished her beautiful flag "Beatha".  Read more on Judy's blog about her process.  10 more flags will be added to this set.  Join us!

Bhavana Project prayer flags
Bhavana Project flags

Linking to Off the Wall Fridays.  See what others are creating!

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Turner Paintings

Now on at the Getty Center, J.M.W. Turner: Painting Set Free is a remarkable exhibit bringing together 60 oil and watercolor paintings from Turner's later years.  I have been a fan of Turner's work ever since my art student days in England ... viewing the Turners at the Tate was a must do on visits to London. In this current exhibit I was particularly fascinated by his watercolors.  They are masterful, delicate expressions of light and atmosphere.   This was one of my favorites:

The Blue Rigi, Sunrise, 1842, J. M. W. Turner, watercolor  Photo © Tate, London 2014

The Blue Rigi, Sunrise, 1842, J.M.W. Turner, watercolor
Photo © Tate, London 2014

Organized by the Tate Britain, J.Paul Getty Center and  Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco, it is the first time that such a large number of Turner works have been on view on the west coast.  This exhibit at the Getty closes May 24th, and will open in San Francisco on June 20th.  I highly recommend it!

I am always uplifted by my visits to the Getty... there is an expansiveness about the place, situated as it is on a rise overlooking the city.  Here are some views from my day.

Getty Center

Getty Center

Getty Center

Getty Center

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

May at the Gardens

Sometimes you hear a voice through the door calling you,
As a fish out of water hears the waves … Come back.  Come back.
This turning toward what you deeply love saves you.
~ Rumi

Time for another visit to the inspiring Huntington Gardens, Galleries and Library in the company of good friends.  What a lovely day, bright sunshine and not overly warm.  The Huntington is expanding.  The newly designed front entry area and gift shop were open (these were under construction on our last visit).  There are several new areas also under development in the Chinese garden.  Enjoy the show -

huntington gardens

huntington gardens

huntington gardens
Chinese garden lake

huntington gardens
Bloom of lotus

huntington gardens

huntington gardens
Bonsai Pomegranate - Japanese garden

huntington gardens
Reflective pool...

huntington gardens
Cindy and I - photo by Terry Waldron

Visits to the Huntington always nourish my senses and renew my spirit.  Being in the gardens is a fine way to come back to ground ... to presence.

Monday, April 27, 2015

Sacred Threads

Serenity by Linda A Miller
Serenity - 41" x 23"
© 2014 Linda A. Miller
Very pleased to announce that my quilt, Serenity, has been accepted into Sacred Threads 2015!  The biennial exhibit will run from July 10 - July 26, 2015 at Floris United Methodist Church, 13600 Frying Pan Road, Herndon, Virginia. 

 I am honored to be a part of this wonderful exhibit that provides a venue for quilters who see their work as a connection to the sacred and/or an expression of their spiritual journey, exploring themes of spirituality, joy, inspiration, peace/brotherhood, grief and healing.  

Read more about my process here

Serenity by Linda A Miller

Linking to Off the Wall Fridays.  Stop by for a visit!

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Earth Day Musings

I ask all blessings,
I ask them with reverence,
Of my mother the earth,
Of the sky, moon, and sun my father.
I am old age: the essence of life,
I am the source of all happiness.
All is peaceful, all in beauty,
All in harmony, all in joy.
 -Anonymous (Navaho)

Sharing some art inspired by our home for Earth Day week...

Serenity, Linda A. Miller © 2014
Serenity, Linda A. Miller © 2014

 Follow the links to see more by my fellow artist friends:

Gone Fishing, Sherry Davis Kleinman © 2010
Gone Fishing, Sherry Davis Kleinman © 2010

Elf Owl, Terry Waldron
Elf Owl, Terry Waldron

California Dreaming- Asilomar, Sally Gould Wright © 2013
California Dreaming- Asilomar, Sally Gould Wright © 2013

Journey, Judy Warner © 2013
Journey, Judy Warner © 2013


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