Mindful Walking, 2021

While the COVID-19 pandemic rages on, I continue to walk outside to help maintain my physical and mental well-being. I feel energized by my brisk walks while dodging pedestrians to maintain social distancing. When it is safe to do so, I take off my mask and slow down. I pay attention to my breathing and to my body movement. I become more aware of my surroundings and engage my senses. A mindful walk in nature enhances my feeling of well-being. This restorative opening of the senses and the appreciation of the present moment underlies the series Mindful Walking.  Silk from a Dupioni sample book, monoprints or other paper and fabrics were either sewn or glued onto Mi-Teintes Art Boards. Layers were built up and then often cut away. The colour and texture were further enhanced by the addition of beads, glass, birch bark, stones, and thread.

Mindful Walking, 1, 2021
Mixed media on Mi-Teintes Art Board, 16" x20"
Mindful Walking, 2, 2021
Mixed media on Mi-Teintes Art Board, 16" x 20"