I decided to expand the horizons of EYD by issuing an open invitation to Artists, writers, and photographers to contribute and share their work. The response was overwhelming. Take a quick peak at their Artist Statements published on EYD.
“Seek not outside you, heaven is within” Mary Lou Cook (calligrapher and activist)
Guest Post by Mia Alexander – Fine Artist. San Rafael, CA
“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
“My paintings are the beauty of a single drop of water and startling complexity of the entire universe.” Amara Kopakova
Guest Post by Amara Kopakova – Artist & Painter – Seattle, WA
“I do not claim any purity of original creation – the concept is a fallacy. I do claim creativity, the ability to take the inspiration of sources consciously and subconsciously; and create something that visually encompasses the nexus of my sources.” You can see more of her work at Amara Art.
“We write not because we want to, but because we have to…” W. Somerset Maugham
Guest Post by Papuna – Painter/Artist – Seattle WA
“I think everyone has a natural talent for something, and in life happiness comes from trying to find that something and do it. I saw this quote on the wall somewhere, “we write not because we want to, but because we have to…” and same applies to my art, every piece started out as an image in my mind begging to come out somehow.” Photos of Paintings by Papuna Bersenadze
“I am the fruit of my history and the explorer of the present and future.” Ellen
Guest Post by Ellen McMahill – Painter/Artist – Sacramento
“Each human being has a story. Each visual artist is telling a different story about a private perspective of the world made public through image form, color, and concept. I am the fruit of my history and the explorer of the present and future. With insight and compassion my history becomes the knowledge I use to imagine my art and the contribution I can make to the world through it…” Ellen McMahill – Bio/Artist Statement
“Spirituality is about learning to accept every moment in your life. It is the age old adage of “Resist nothing.”
Guest post by Jim Tolles – Spiritual Teacher, Healer, and Writer
“When spirituality is so practical, it’s kind of a buzz-kill. You’re like, “Aren’t I supposed to feel better and be blissed out and in love all the time?” Um. No. This isn’t a psychedelic ride. Spirituality is about learning to accept every moment in your life. It is the age old adage of “Resist nothing.” Jim blogs regularly at Spiritual Awakening Process.
“Many people have to close their eyes to dream. With you, I only have to open mine…” Unknown
Guest Post by Daniel Juarez – Photographer – Seattle
“Mundane and ordinary everyday scenes suddenly become extraordinary with just a closer look – a simple shift in perspective. If you find yourself cursing the boring place you now live in, yearning to see new things and wishing you had this or that, I invite you to open your eyes a little wider, and take a closer look…” Daniel Juarez – Visual Mirth
“He also knew that his talent and passion for art was a gift. He promised God that if he could someday develop his gift he would stay away from alcohol, smoking, and drugs. To this day Ford denies a friend who might offer to buy him a drink. “I don’t drink,” he says proudly.’ For more information on Reggie visit his website: www.ReggieArt.com