These beautiful words by T.S. Eliot always speak directly to my soul, and bring me peace when I’m feeling unsure of my path… or falling into despair. 💙
I said to my soul, be still, and wait without hope
For hope would be hope for the wrong thing; wait without love,
For love would be love of the wrong thing; there is yet faith
But the faith and the love and the hope are all in the waiting.
Wait without thought, for you are not ready for thought:
So the darkness shall be the light, and the stillness the dancing.
from the Poem East Cocker Paintings by Mairi
On the edge..
hope and fear
with a clear
This is one of 3 Handmade Books of Poems I've recently had fun making... with Coptic Stitch binding, recycled paper and some beautiful naturally dyed Lokta Paper from Nepal. The poem above is one of the 15 poems included...available from my Online Shop. Many thanks to all who visit. Much love..Mairi 💙
I’ve been creating these mini paintings for the past year…for my Hand-Painted Art Cards (One-Off & Eco Friendly).
I never plan anything when I’m painting them….they just emerge…like dream scenes. At one point I realised that these little paintings never have any signs of human activity. How beautifully nature flows in the absence of human activity within my imagination… and in reality. Why are we the only species that so brutally and permanently carves our name on the landscape?
I’ve painted many of these wee paintings during this time, and they’ve found their way to people from my Online Shop. Some will have been framed; others will have been thrown away (they’re Eco Friendly though 🌼🌻 ). I like the thought of transient things that leave no permanent trace. Beautifully impermanent…like each of us. Much love…Mairi 💙
that it's waiting.
This is a Poem from my Book of Short Poems (Poems from the Universe). The Hand-Painted, Art Card and the Book of Poems are both available from my Online Shop. Many thanks to all who visit. Much Love.. Mairi 💙
I’ve finished some more Handmade Notebooks using Coptic Stitch style binding. Coptic binding was used by early Christians (the Copts) in Egypt, and used from as early as the 2nd century AD to the 11th century. The binding enables books to be opened 360°, and doesn’t require any glue.
Japanese Stab, Handmade Books coming soon. I love learning new skills 🙂.
Available from my Online Shop. Unique and Eco Friendly. Many thanks to all who visit. Much Love…Mairi 💙