I try to grasp the

extraordinariness of the
ordinary. Living in the now
is easier said than done,
especially when one’s life
is shadowed by pain and
illness. A common problem
is that we make advance
judgments about the unfolding
moment or event or healing
journey already holds for us.
We allow our beliefs, ideas and
attitudes -the things we already
know about what is going to take place
This can distort reality and keep us
from seeing and experiencing things
as they already are. Life is richest
when we flow with the river
despite the boulders and when
we let our senses guide us to encourage
and enrich our minds to the
unique possibilities, challenges, and
opportunities to let go
and flow with the “river.”
Resistance causes pain and
prevents us from experiencing
the fertile soil that lies deep
below the surface.

’Something we were withholding
make us weak until we found
is was ourselves."

Robert Frost

Please view this in the large
format to appreciate the imagery
and texture. I am always
interested in what you perceive
when viewing my abstracts from


abstract, texture, stone, nature, projection, vibrant color


  • walstraasart
    walstraasartabout 4 years ago

    A fantastic abstract with awesome colors Julie. Is it possible to go one step closer to the tile to exclude the right under corner. It think then it is perfect in every way, but I love this one already :)

  • Julie Marks
    Julie Marksabout 4 years ago

    Thanks Thea for your insight. I am always appreciative
    of your wonderful comments and encouragement.
    I am using sandstone and have many pieces to

  • Sean Farragher
    Sean Farragherabout 4 years ago

    great catch

  • Carol Berliner
    Carol Berlinerabout 4 years ago

    Wooooooooooow just wooooooooow! amaaaaazing work as always! instant fav of course!

  • chazf
    chazfabout 4 years ago

    How do you consistently make such pieces that delight the color and composition realms of my perception? In this, I am taken to my first heart stopping plunge in to the cold waters of lake Geneva, there is such realism in this abstract that it’s difficult to stop associating and wondering about the elements in it. Who is that extraterrestrial in the lower right?

  • RajeevKashyap
    RajeevKashyapabout 4 years ago

    Brilliant Work!

  • shadowlee
    shadowleeabout 4 years ago

    beautiful work and inteesting and thought provoking words

  • vesa50
    vesa50about 4 years ago

    Love the colours!

  • © Pauline Wherrell
    © Pauline Wher...about 4 years ago

    Wonderful art and words!

  • pery
    peryabout 4 years ago

    nice shot !

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