Visual Meditation



-Christine Valters Paintner @ Abbey of the Arts

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  1. Intriguing idea SS, I won’t try and analyze your responses though (let’s leave that to your wonderful sister!) :-) I think centering yourself on one art form is extremely wise, something I still need to learn!

  2. Very cool indeed! I found myself using the photos like Rohrschach (sp) tests…….I immediately saw female images in two, three hearts in three, and one I’m still studying. The shutter speed practice is an amazing one to me……one I would like to study and use but on the other hand, as I replied to yesterday’s post……I’m trying to center myself on the art that I feel is best for my growth and joy now. So, I’m going to leave that shutter thing up to you and just sit back and enjoy your beautiful results!


  3. Thanks Suz, on a very sunny day I can increase my shutter speed quite high which captures the water in a still motion effect. Pretty cool.

    You’re welcome!

  4. This is pure magic, my dear. Those pictures…how, where…did you take these? They are the perfect adjunct.

    Mary is rockin’ as usual. I have not seen this poem. As usual, I love it. Savored it three times over!

    Thanks, once again, for starting my say in such a sacred fashion.

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