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An Unfinished Life

Posted by Rosie Huart on June 17, 2014 at 4:55 PM Comments comments (0)

 



“I believe art is foremost for the artist who creates it. You do it for your soul, and if the rest of the world gets something from it, that's a bonus.”  Marion Boddy-Evans


The above piece was selected for the cover of "Presence Journal," a publication for Spiritual Directors International.  It is titled "An Unfinished Life."  It was a piece I did in memory of a friend who died while in his youth.  The poem I wrote and read at his eulogy.

 

 


Hafiz Poem

Posted by Rosie Huart on June 16, 2014 at 7:00 AM Comments comments (0)

Do you know how beautiful you are?

Saints bowing in the Mountains

Do you know how beautiful you are?

I think not, my dear.

For as you talk of God,

I see great parades with wildly colorful bands

Streaming from your mind and heart,

Carrying wonderful and secret messages

To every corner of this world.

I see saints bowing in the mountains

Hundreds of miles away

To the wonder of sounds

That break into light

From your most common words.

Speak to me of your mother,

Your cousins and your friends.

Tell me of squirrels and birds you know.

Awaken your legion of nightingales—

Let them soar wild and free in the sky.

And begin to sing to God.

Let’s all begin to sing to God!

Do you know how beautiful you are?

I think not, my dear,

Yet Hafiz

Could set you upon a Stage

And worship you forever!

-Hafiz

 

You Are Worth the Time

Posted by Rosie Huart on January 7, 2011 at 8:37 AM Comments comments (1)

I came across this video below and feel compelled to put it on my blog.  It is so resonance of the spirit within so many artists.  I hope you enjoy the words and images.  Jan Phillips is the author and you can view her website at janphillips.com.  At our gallery's art talk tonight I introduced the video to a very enthusiastic group.  Phillips is also the author of several books.


 


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The Great Void

Posted by Rosie Huart on January 13, 2010 at 9:30 PM Comments comments (0)

Soar


I submitted this piece to the American Watercolor Society juried exhibition this winter.  Even though it was not accepted in the show, I acknowledge the spirit it represents.  Soar symbolizes the gulf that lies between the void and flight towards wholeness. Traveling her path involves a leap of faith and trusting the journey of a lifetime.

Keeper of the Word

Posted by Rosie Huart on January 7, 2010 at 8:35 AM Comments comments (0)

Keeper of the Word


In thinking about my resolutions and goals  I am wanting to make changes like so many people.  I've decided the importance of being happy.  So often I identify myself with what needs to be done, what I haven't done and even what I have done.  More often than not these thoughts like to persecute, condemn and judge. 


The above art piece "Keeper of the Word" that I created years ago signifies the importance of words and the power of words.  I've decided my next art piece will be titled "Keeper of Thoughts."  Sometimes it happens that I will be intrigued by a title and that is what will motivate me to create. 


My new thoughts will be about what feeds my soul, gives me life and how do I nourish myself.


"The discipline to exercise is to make a decision that nothing is more important than that you feel good, and that you are going to find thoughts that feel better."  Abraham


What new thoughts might you give yourself in this new year?

A Meeting Room

Posted by Rosie Huart on December 10, 2009 at 6:45 AM Comments comments (0)



The Meeting Room Series


I love my meeting rooms.  It's where important things happen and where important things are said.  It's where I get to listen to my own voice.  I first noticed the meeting room when I told my young friend to look into my eyes because I had something to say to him.  I told him what he meant to me and that I would always love him no matter what ever happened.  He died within 2 weeks.  Where are the meeting rooms in your life where you say important things?



Thoughts Tribute

Posted by Rosie Huart on December 9, 2009 at 7:20 AM Comments comments (0)

Messages of Truth

Waking from slumber

I gather thoughts as flowers

That love and yield peace.

Rosie Reflections: Attention to Artful Living

Posted by Rosie Huart on November 26, 2009 at 6:00 AM Comments comments (5)


Harps of Grace playing their Christmas Concert



Inside the beautiful St. Leonard's in Centerville, Ohio


Art isn't necessarily what I paint, write, create or craft.  There is an art to living that requires attention and intention.  It is in the everyday musings and happenings that make me notice my thoughts and feelings.  There is an art to how I respond. 


Tonight I traveled to listen to the beautiful sounds of harps.  There is a group of local harpists in Dayton who have a desire to play and perform together.  It was very obvious what their intention was this evening.  They call themselves Harps of Grace. 


As I drove home I was thinking about the gift of sounds and all 'sounds around' from soft winds swirling, music playing on the radio, the laughter of children, words that give sound to voice, heels clicking on the pavement and on and on.  I thought of all the sounds I take for granted, but tonight I gave my attention to the beautiful sound of harps and my intention was to be grateful for this particular sound.