Show me something real.. a kindness an innocence an essence a hidden depth; a forbidden truth revealed.. please.. show me something real. Poem & Painting. by Mairi
“It’s dark because you are trying too hard. Lightly child, lightly. Learn to do everything lightly. Yes, feel lightly even though you’re feeling deeply. Just lightly let things happen and lightly cope with them." - Aldous Huxley Painting by Mairi
I love these words by Aldous Huxley. Beautiful, profound truths are often easy to resonate with, but not so easy to apply. Feeling lightly when you’re feeling deeply can be very challenging. I especially find this with anger, which for me is the most toxic of emotions…it always leaves me feeling as though I’ve violated my soul, and polluted the Universe.
There is much to feel angry about these days in this troubled and sometimes cruel World. I often have to take myself to a place of surrender…to accept my smallness within the vastness…to go inwards and reconnect with love…the most powerful power I have..Mairi💙
Like breaking waves.. aching for time's release.. we reach for affinity's shore.. restored by peace. Poem & Paintings by Mairi
So here I am.. my ragged edges made smooth; softened by life's jagged touch like a pebble plunged through the rocky flow.. knowing nothing for sure though the water is pure. Poem & Paintings by Mairi
Let love grow empowered by its rightful rescue.. imbued with a sense of innocence and knowing.. thrown and scattered. Poem & Painting by Mairi
Beyond the knowable untold mysteries bond and illuminate us.. merge as one.. celebrate the joy of life as it comes. Poem & Paintings by Mairi
I paint small, One-Off Paintings for my handmade, Mini Original, Art Cards. I find this more Eco Friendly, and I love the process of making a finished product by hand. More personal…more meaningful; available from my Online Shop. Many thanks to all who visit. Much love…Mairi. 💙
In the end none of this will matter.. the doing; the undoing.. the scattered energy of our being.. just a spec of dust in the cosmos. Poem & Painting by Mairi
There are lots of Short Poems & Artwork at my Just Mairi Website if you enjoy browsing through Words and Colour. 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 💙