Earth Songs...Bliss by ©Janis Zroback
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In safety and in bliss,
May all creatures be of blissful heart..
Whatever breathing beings there may be
Frail or firm…long or big…short or small
Seen or unseen, dwelling far or near
Existing or yet seeking to exist
May all creatures be of a blissful heart
..Sutta
Nipata

Wouldn’t it be lovely if we all lived in “safety and in bliss”…what an extraordinary world it would be and how delicate and lovely is that expression…to allow our neighbours to live the way we want to live…be they “frail or firm, long or big, short or small” and for them in turn to let us be….
Is that so foreign an idea?…is it so hard?
As I walk around my small courtyard garden deciding what to prune and what to leave till spring, I notice that some tiny spiders have woven their intricate webs in the Euonymous hedge…it’s late in the year and they won’t be there for long, so I leave them in their "safety and bliss
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Ink and Gouache on Handmade Paper

“*Earth Songs” is a brand new series…it is an artist’s journal….each section will be a prayer for the earth, for land, for sea and air, for food…. as the pages turn, the images will reflect the seasons, the thoughts and musings of the diarist and will contain many different images, painted or drawn in a semi abstract way…it will be a celebration of the world that surrounds and sustains us, painted in a stream of consciousness manner in a handmade journal*…

I think it is so important to relate what we do to something outside of us….there is a rhythm that underscores all our lives and as artists we are so lucky in that we are able to embrace that rhythm and reflect it in our work…to understand it and to communicate it as best we can…by doing a sort of stream of consciousness drawing or painting, I hope to be able to do that with this journal…. in a way it’s me, as a book


Earth Songs…Appreciation


Earth Songs…Sanctuary


Earth Songs…Secrets


Earth Songs…Peace


Earth Songs..To Know


Earth songs..This is the Way


Earth Songs..One Leaf


Earth Songs…The World Goes On

I paint in many different styles and feature a myriad of subject matter, which I show as individual collections….
I am inspired by the world interpreting it in brilliant colours, often influenced by the writings of famous authors and poets..
© All rights reserved. All images contained on these pages are © copyright protected by Janis Zroback and any use of these images in any form without her written permission will be considered an infringement of these copyrights.

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  • ©Janis Zroback
    ©Janis Zrobackover 4 years ago

  • coppertrees
    coppertreesover 4 years ago

    Very Perty Janis

  • Thank you so much Vickie….

    – ©Janis Zroback

  • Anita Inverarity
    Anita Inverarityover 4 years ago

    This is a lovely series Janis. I’m really draw to this one, its full of warmth and humanity and I love the respect for the little critters. I also love your use of colour and those gorgeous earthy tones xx

  • Oh I’m really happy you like it Anita….it’s wonderful to share something so personal and get such a positive response…thank you so much….

    – ©Janis Zroback

  • BGlatzeder
    BGlatzederover 4 years ago

    i agree with Anita, absolutely. So much radiance in there …

  • Lovely of you to say so Barbara….thank you so much.

    – ©Janis Zroback

  • WhiteDove Studio kj gordon
    WhiteDove Stud...over 4 years ago

    pulchritudinous…………………..yes I had to go to the thesaurus,

  • But you had to have it’s synonym first….thanks so much KJ….

    – ©Janis Zroback

  • eoconnor
    eoconnorover 4 years ago

    wonderful janis, we were in the garden yesterday too and there were lots of webs and a few karge spiders .how nice to let them be…. so did we…. well done art pages !LIz

  • Thanks so much Liz…the weekend was glorious as only fall days can be, but the leaves are falling, and soon I have to drain the pond and close up the garden….

    – ©Janis Zroback

  • eMalec
    eMalecover 4 years ago

    probably the best way to describe your art is the warmth of colors and energy it transmits. Very solar and this series is absolutely wonderful.

  • Thank you so much Elena….lovely of you to say so….I’m thrilled that you like the series….

    – ©Janis Zroback

  • almaalice
    almaaliceover 4 years ago

    Doesn’t this rather encapsulate the members of red bubble? We none of us know what the others really look like, fat or thin, short or tall, rich or poor and yet we all come together to bring beauty and caring to each other. We embrace what is beautiful in our world and attempt to share it. John Lennon’s Imagine springs to mind. All of these thoughts are ignited by your wonderful art. Such inspiration should be treasured and you are a treasure. Alma

  • That is so true Alma…this is a fabulous community….would that others worked so well….thank you for that lovely encomium..I really appreciate it….

    – ©Janis Zroback

  • Racheli
    Racheliover 4 years ago

    Delighted to look at this wonderful work of art Janis.

  • Thank you so much Rachel….Very nice of you….

    – ©Janis Zroback

  • ©Janis Zroback
    ©Janis Zrobackover 4 years ago


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