Tag Archives: oil pastel

And it was Good!

I am bouncing in my chair happy today!  I am excited and honored to be featured in Christine Valters Paintner’s Abbey of the Arts blog with a Monk in the World guest post. And it was Good Contemplative drawing is one of my favorite practices as a Monk in the World.  The story of contemplative drawing in my life…

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Looking for You! (and You Too!)

I woke up this morning with spinning thoughts around getting people to the Creative Life Center at St. Ambrose Open House and to our classes.  One of my deepest desires is to bring expanding experiences into the lives of those who would appreciate it.  The first steps are to get the word out about our…

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The Hurrier I Go, the Behinder I Get

These days I have more than plenty to do, even more than plenty that I would enjoy doing.  (Housework is just not making the list.  🙂 ) What I’m learning is to start by not doing.  Most mornings I meditate – often by simply sitting and breathing, letting thoughts float away.  On “me” days when…

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