"Today the Tao is Dancing"
Just as so many ancient spiritual traditions are being renewed today as the world’s heart begins to open again, so this piece reflects an ancient tradition dancing in the light of new energy.
The Tao’s way is very ancient, serene, and patient. The new world moves more quickly, yet when that movement emerges from a still, silent, deep place it is beautiful dance…in whatever form.
Thus, the Tao dances.
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My most recent piece, “Lightening Storm” sold quickly. What a gift! So, while in the midst of a move, my creative juices are given good reason to take a time out from boxing books and crating cartons to work on a new piece.
All my pieces create themselves in the sense that I start with an idea that beckons me, like chasing the end of a rainbow. Once I begin, the piece “talks” to me, takes its own turns, sometimes sets off in directions (quite stubbornly I might add) that I had not intended, nor am I prepared for. It is not altogether uncommon for me to have an idea, start to work, only to set it down…because, while I can feel that the piece knows where it wants to go, I am not able to “download” how to get there.
“Today the Tao is Dancing” is one such piece. I am excited to be working on it again. I pulled it out in the midst of moving, held it up for the umpteenth time…and suddenly knew how to take it where it wants to go. I love that feeling!!!
So I now return to my studio, perchance to finish it today. This time I will get a high quality photo to share with you very soon. Then hang it at the gallery: Ashland Art Works Gallery, Ashland, OR, 291 Oak Street.
May we all feel the love of creative life flowing through us, relaxing our worries and filling us with soul nourishment…whatever form your creativity takes, may you relish it!
And a nature photo to share until my next piece is here.
"Snowstorm" Big fat, fluffy, dry flakes. A cool counterpoint to our Dog Days of August!