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



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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













Thursday, April 9, 2015

Slow Art Day


 It is that time of year again.  Saturday April 11th is Slow Art Day, the global all-volunteer event with a singular mission: help more people discover for themselves the joy of looking at and loving art.  Participants view a small number of selected works at the venue for 10 minutes each and then meet over lunch to talk about their experience. Interested?  195 international venues, including museums and galleries, are participating, and there might be one near you.




Why slow art?  It allows viewers to make new discoveries.  "The most important discovery they make is that they can see and experience art without an expert (or expertise)."  How refreshing that can be!

Learn more in this 2010 Art News article "Slow Down, You Look too Fast".






Monday, April 6, 2015

Welcome Spring and...



Spring and all its flowers now joyously break their vow of silence.   
It is time for celebration not for lying low.
-Hafiz
 

I hope your Easter and Passover celebrations were wonderful.  Happy to have spring here.  Sharing some views of my garden...

Cymbidiums...



garden
Amaryllis in bloom...

And from my friend's garden on Easter-

roses



roses


It had been 8 months since my Rosie passed, when I began to consider another cat.  Late in February, I adopted 13 month old Maya, from NKLA Pet Adoptions and Stray Cat Alliance (both organizations do wonderful work for animals).  The sweet girl, who was happy to be held at the center, proved to be quite shy.  It is taking her some time to get used to things.

cat Maya
A rare shot out in the open...

Maya lived on various shelves in the porch for the first month, before finally venturing out to the living room.. under the couch.

cat Maya
Peering out from the shelf...

Bit by bit she speaks up and comes out from hiding more often...  Maya has been sleeping for longer durations in one of the cat beds in the living room, even when people are about.  She watched me do yoga today.  We are making headway..

cat Maya
Woken from a nap...

She has become my guru for learning patience! So goes life with cats....







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