+

Bits And Bobs View Of The World

    I no longer carry my 35mm SLR camera weighed down by its telephoto lens. Several years ago I traded that immense equipment for a tiny hand-held Sony digital with an optical zoom. As of today I have no regrets. Light weight and picture-taking perfect, this little Sony and its lead white body serves the way I view the world. Will I ever… Read More

+

Pamela’s Patterns

Not every workshop turns out to be a delight. When things don’t go according to plan, or boredom creeps in, to spice things up suggest we make an art doll. The word is like a koan as heads turn, minds still, eyes stare in disbelief. “Art doll?” a participant exclaims. “Why yes,” someone else chimes in. As I listen to a why not followed… Read More

+

Council Card To The Rescue

There’s no way around the law. I have to start from scratch to get my driver’s licence. Even though I have twenty years driving experience from California and New Mexico, here in Ireland none of that experience counts. I’m considered a Learner and have to take the written test, attend a driving school and pass the driving test. Yet it stands to reason since… Read More

+

The Miser

A Miser, to make sure of his property, sold all that he had and converted it into a great lump of gold, which he hid in a hole in the ground, and went continually to visit and inspect it.   This roused the curiosity of one of his workmen, who, suspecting that there was a treasure, when his master’s back was turned, went to… Read More

+

Image and Selective Seeing

As creator/artists we’re walking museums of the imagination. Each of us a living memory-museum stocked with imaginary images painted and chiseled from past lives and years of earthly experience. Everyone existing as a museum without walls. Regarding how and what we wish to see hanging on our fluid walls depends on the things we have attached ourselves to. No two people see alike, which… Read More

+

Blue Is What Happens

Once your relationship to your SoulCollage® cards deepens, they become a source you can turn to for help and wisdom. Your sincere wish to receive an answer will connect you to the Source. One thing I aim to do is incorporate and integrate the SoulCollage® process into my daily life and discover the potential it has to balance and harmonize the senses and energies… Read More

+

Spiritual Practice and SoulCollage®

I don’t know about you, but I need reminders. Since I’m visually oriented I tend to remember images more than the written word or sounds. Ask me to remember a landmark and I’ll get you there every time. Because of my visual tendencies I’m making a deck of SoulCollage® cards dedicated to my spiritual practice. Cards that remind me visually that compassion rules, that… Read More

+

Of Haibun & Tarot

Haibun is a form of contemplative reflection using prose accompanied by haiku poems that can stand on their own.   Ken Jones (1930-2015), a seasoned Zen Buddhist practitioner and master writer of Haibun and Haiku leaves us with a wealth of wisdom and work concerning this expressive art. When working a Haibun, Ken Jones reminds us to, “write only when you are strongly moved,… Read More

+

Imaging Advent

This morning when I drew my curtains aside to look at the oceanfront, the mountains and the island across the way had disappeared beneath the white of snow and clouds. What came to mind was the trek the Blessed Mother and Joseph made eons ago. I imagine the holy trio traversing hill and dale. Mary riding side-saddle on a mule, carrying the weight of… Read More

+

SoulCollage® and an Evening of Samhain

Samhain (sow-in), a Gaelic tradition and Celtic name, celebrates summer’s end and the end of the season’s harvest. Samhain commemorates the commencement of the death cycle. It is the time of year when the advancing darker winter months cause the earth to withdraw her bloom. All her siblings introvert. Nature shuts her doors. All visible forms of plant life collapse unto themselves. There is… Read More

Copyrighted Image Amirrorself.com