My new book, Spirit Visions Soul Songs is up on Amazon, both as a printed book and as a Kindle. I am excited because I believe this book of paintings and writings will be meaningful to many. It can also be just a pretty addition to a parlor table.
Beyond my windows, I see the trees in the forest and study them for inspiration. Words and images come to me intuitively.
"It is the zodiac moments
that guide our spirits in the long journey through the green valley," the words say. "From under the little trees, the fairies come and lead the
zealous to the land of angels."
This is a book to lie quietly on a
coffee table until a seeker reaches out to its pages. I hope it will bring joy in times more troubling than I ever imagined they might be.
Monday, October 29, 2018
Saturday, October 20, 2018
|"Pathway to Tomorrow" watecolor/canvas ©Mary Montague Sikes|
When I write, it is important to me that I create meaningful words--words that can provide hope and inspiration for others. That is why I have painted images and written the words for a new book, intended to inspire.
Spirit Visions and Soul Songs is composed of paintings and poems that came to me intuitively. Both the images and the words inspire me, and I hope they will inspire others as well. These are meditation paintings that can bring focus.
My artist friend, James Warwick Jones, shared a quote today from Edgar Degas, "Art is not what you see, but what you make others see."
Those words explain my book. I would add that the written word inspires visions as well. Visions come from the spirit as do the songs of the universe.
My painting, "Pathway to Tomorrow", is the cover art for the book. I believe this piece is perfect to indicate what the reader will discover between the covers.
We need each other. All of us do. We need to inspire one another.