“Seek not outside you, heaven is within” Mary Lou Cook (calligrapher and activist)
Guest Post by Mia Alexander – Fine Artist. San Rafael, CA
Today is a great day for EYD. My open invitation for Artists to contribute their artwork has been resounding success. Emails have been flooding in since last night. My first email was from Mia Alexander. Mia: “I am a local bay area Fine Artist/Photographer and Calligrapher. I am also a vocalist, spoken word artist (poet), a spiritualist and writer with a profound desire to shed and spread enlightenment throughout the planet, so your site resonated deeply with me. You can see some of my art, calligraphy and photography at my online gallery.”
Mia’s Art, photos and Calligraphy immediately sparked my imagination as I delved into her online gallery. Her work with the Reggae and World Beat music caught my eye right away. She has original photos and prints for sale of legends like Ziggy Marley, Burning Spear, and Bunny Wailer on display. All I can say about that is – Wow. The Artwork that enlightened my day the most was Mia’s amazing calligraphy. Her Calligraphy renditions of Harmony and OM The Sacred is true artistic Zen. I feel both privileged and grateful to be able to start a new chapter in the evolution of EYD with her work. All photos are copyrighted by Mia Alexander and link directly to Mia’s Gallery.
“Mia studied calligraphy with several masters (of Japanese, Chinese, Tibetan, Sanskrit, etc.) on the west coast, and was hooked after brushing her first Ichi (one stroke of the brush) and Enso (one uninterrupted circle) after years of study. She exhibits in galleries all over the bay area and teaches individual calligraphy lessons.”
Quoted from Mia Alexander Photography and Fine Art – Continue
Mia Alexander Bio:
“Mia fell in love with the craft of photography while standing in a playground in Europe observing a friend’s three children at play. She noted that each time they moved and changed positions, it was another opportunity for framing a great shot, vertically or horizontally. She recognized that photography for her meant the careful selection of what she terms, individual and isolated ‘rectangles of reality’ frozen forever in time.
“Mia’s work has been exhibited on both US coasts, at art galleries in New York and California. She enjoys the fascinating light and excellent location spots for which the bay area is famous. Professionally, she shoots weddings, portraiture, models portfolios, real estate, events, cd jackets, corporate, portraiture, publicity shots for musicians and artists, etc. For stock work she shoots landscapes, seascapes, dancers and more.”
If you would like to see more of Mia’s photos visit her Online Gallery. You can also check out more of her Calligraphy on Calligraphics. Thanks Mia for sharing some of your amazing Photos and Calligraphy on EYD. I consider your email last night a good omen… Peace Jonathan