Daddy's Christmas Angel

Monday, October 29, 2018

Spirit Visions Soul Songs Is Published

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.


Saturday, October 20, 2018

We - Artists and Writers - Need Each Other

"Pathway to Tomorrow" watecolor/canvas ©Mary Montague Sikes
As both a writer and an artist, I spend a lot of my time alone. Mostly, I am standing in front of my computer. (Thank you, VariDesk, for the sturdy, adjustable computer desk that has never been moved down to the sitting position.) I write, and I comment on social media. That way, although alone, I am connecting with others, often those people I have never met in person.

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.