Tuesday, September 21, 2010

In the Moment


To wake up to.....
To wake up to


Who we are
What we are here for.


To make life
More poetical, more sane


more livin, lovin.
To experience the true of all things


In the moment....


In the moment.....

In the moment.....
by William Segal, painter and spiritual teacher


While drinking a cup of tea, will we be thinking of other things, barely aware of the cup in our hands? If so, we will be tucked away into the future--or the past-- and not living one minute of life.

59 comments:

Leslie Avon Miller said...

What a beautiful series of collage/assemblage Donna. The scrolls are very elegant. Congratulations.

ArtPropelled said...

Yes! Just perfect in every way. The words.... the artworks ..... keep me in this moment. Donna you have taken your work to another level. Absolutely stunning!

iNdi@ said...

The perfect sentiments to be reading at the end of the sewing circle week here in Brisbane
5 magical days in good company in a lush subtropical garden
Rain on the roof
Stitch into cloth
Very much IN the moment

Ian Foster said...

Thank you Donna for showing these very stylish works with the accompanying words, it is all very beautiful.

ELFI said...

magnifique et plein de harmonie!

mieke van sambeeck said...

So beautiful, love them all, the words say it all.

Delwyn said...

Just beautiful Donna - it all..

Happy days

Laura said...

What Robin said exactly Donna. I am sitting here sipping tea and visiting blogging friends...and I am contemplating (now as I write this) am I in the moment when I connect with all of you lovelies? or is that taking me out of the experience of a warm mug of tea settled against my torso as I lay here in bed...perhaps both are true presence...just a shift of attention? Interesting to ponder though. Thank you so much for dropping by my blog and for your kind words last night.

gentle steps

willow said...

Thank you for this. I'm going to savor every sip of my tea this morning. Segal's work is exquisite.

Kathy said...

A beautiful meditation. Thank you.

Lisa said...

simply breathtaking! your new series leaves me speechless...the layers, the assemblages and the palette...so beautiful. absolute perfection.

Deborah said...

So true. Practicing mindfulness and staying in the present moment makes all the difference yet does not come easily.

annell said...

I come to your post in silence, the kind of silence that begins far off in a canyon somewhere, and without further sound rounds over you. It is the feeling I bring and the feeling I get. Today is a very important day, and your reminder that "this" is all we have, and to be in it and to enjoy it, and to use it wisely. I always receive so much from your post -- thank you for being you.

George said...

Magnicent art and beautiful words, Donna! Very inspirational, like all of your postings.

La Dolce Vita said...

just spectacular work Donna and the words that match perfectly. thanks for the reminder... I am paying attention to my cup...

dosfishes said...

Oh Donna, this series is fantastic, the rolled papers make me thing of things to uncover always, fabulous work and always thoughtful words to make me ponder.
xox Corrine

bridgette said...

Beautiful pieces Donna. It is unfortunate when we let things slip by us unnoticed. I really try to be present...sometimes it's difficult. But when I am able to achieve it-what a gift!

zendotstudio said...

What a wonderful call to wake up, to live right now, to drink our tea and be present! So simple and yet not particularly easy but worthy of our ongoing practice and dedication. Thanks for this gracious reminder. And accompanied as always by your serene and inspiring art!

Eva said...

This post certainly illustrates 'less is more'. I love the simplicity of these wonderful collages and words.

Annie said...

All very meditative. Makes me slow down.
Beautiful work. Thanks.

Deb's Artful Journey said...

These are breathtakingly beautiful!
Thank you for sharing!!

Jo Reimer said...

These pieces are so very beautiful, Donna. I love them all. There's something about that high horizon line that stirs deep within me. It hangs there, so perfectly balanced... like sea and sky kissing and the added elements perfectly placed. Lovely!

oneartistjournal said...

Beautiful, poetic words and images.
XOXOrly

Cynthia Schelzig,,,Cynnie said...

Beautiful artwork...wonderful words....I just feel so inspired by your posts....thank you Donna!

cerulean said...

Love the rolled papers. They are like ´frozen time´.Just here and now.

Suz said...

"The ordinary acts we practice every day at home are of more importance to the soul than their simplicity might suggest"
-Thomas More

..being in the moment..I guess that is why God gave us senses
Beautiful art...truly breathtaking
in its quietness

neva gagliano said...

sipping, breathing in the exquisite moments as i savor this series of incredibly still pieces that you've created. stillness in each.
preserved pieces in time.
honored pieces,
as you remind us to honor each moment.

Coffee Messiah said...

Yes, appropriate and beautiful!

Cheers!

Sharmon Davidson said...

Thank you for reminding me of the importance of being in the moment. Lovely, lovely pieces, and the moments they represent.

jbkrost said...

Superb!!!

Marie said...

What a beautiful post. Thank you for the reminder of awareness of the now...to re-member, to realize the union of all parts, all the time. Your pieces are visual poetry!

Renee Howell said...

I always trust the space of your blog. Trust in the peace you have here. That you share with us. Thank you.

Hannah said...

I'm struck by the wonderful piece of topo map in your first collage, underneath the rocks, next to the areas of grey, framing the poem. That map seems to reflect the choice we make when we choose to stand in the moment, despite all the other possible trails our mind could take.

Seth said...

Stunning pieces. Such beauty in their simplicity and boldness.

Blue Sky Dreaming said...

This has been time well spent, slowly and purposely enjoying your images and these beautifully expressed words. So nice to see your work...serene and beautiful collection.

sukipoet said...

beautiful words and thoughts. your collages are just gorgeous. i love little paper rolls. and there is the black and gold polk-dotted paper just like some I have. I bought the collage masters book and really enjoy your work especially and the other simple collages.

Liza said...

I am in love with this post. The first piece speaks to me. The red center, the stones, the map in the background. Is it wrong for me to say that I thought of the Gulf Oil catastrophe?
Amazing pieces!
I love the cups, I would love to hold one in my hands.
Thank you for sharing.

mansuetude said...

Sanctity

Outside The Lines said...

Donna, what poignant words and what beautiful art as reminders to live in the moment....I always feel a calmness and serenity when I visit your blog....thank you

Lucky Dip Lisa said...

I love every line and circle here. Nothing accidental, each holding it's own yet supporting others. The pallete is soft yet bold and I admire how you get colours that are potentially cold to sing a welcoming song to the viewer. Great to see your work again!

merci33 said...

Your work and your message

equals

one big

ooo la la

Noela Mills said...

These are very beautiful and simple works, Donna. Thanks for sharing your work and your inspiring words. xoxoxo

Fiona Dempster said...

The balance in these works is matched by the message in the words. A sense of harmony and stillness. A treasure to view!

Debrina said...

Absolutely magnificent work, Donna! There is such beauty in your minimalist approach. Your work sings!

jgy said...

a lovely moment to be here!

Leovi said...

sublime...

Henrietta said...

Hello,I just find my way here and I'm amazed.This is fantastic blog, so much art and ispiration.Thank you thank you:)
Greetings from Finland

rivergardenstudio said...

Each piece here calls to notice, to deepen ones awareness, too see the wonder of a simple object. Thank you for this reminder. roxanne

Leovi said...

Thank you very much for your visit. Your blog is wonderful, full of charm and imagination, I like the abstract language. My abstract pictures are not digital. They were taken using conventional slides and have not been retouched at all. I don’t have use of a suitable scanner to scan them with the necessary quality so I have chosen to photograph them using a digital camera after projecting them on to the wall. Greetings

Henrietta said...

Thank you Donna for dropping by in my blog.I was so inspired by you that I ordered few books about collage tehniques.I know how to make collages in photoshop but I want learn the "manual" way on to the canvas.
Have a nice day and keep on with your amazing art and blog:)

Gabrielle Jones said...

Thanks for joining my blog. Your work is very balanced, calming and spiritual. You have a lovely sense of texture and colour - I could look at these all day.

John M. Mora said...

inspiring and serene as always my best.

bicocacolors said...

beautiful compositions,
beautiful colors
beautiful pictures,
I loooooove all things here!
Hugs from Spain

SKIZO said...

Thank you for sharing
This fabulous work with us
Good creations

alteredbits said...

absolute perfection! these are just stunning, donna!!

Barry said...

D - I love the quietness of these works. Thanks. B

emeenp said...

fantastico blog, saludos

Kelly M. said...

Donna -- don't know how to express my sincere thanks for this blog entry. Life has been definitely "not" in the moment for me lately -- your works arrest and help one hold the world at bay, if just for a moment -- a wonderful gift. :-)

ruma said...

The cake and the tea. . .
I see it in the same way that I always eat.

Your works have depth.
My imagination seems to be excited by them.

Thank you.
ruma