All the work is finally done on the house, and I’m headed in for a meditation retreat from November 2010 to November 2011. Whatever kind, sweet and wild visions you have for your own flourishing in the world, and the good you’d love to bring to it, please know that I am quietly cheering you on, and wishing you only the very best.
And Happy Birthday, Happy Thanksgiving, Happy Holidays, Happy New Year, and everything in advance!
If you have an emergency, or need to get ahold of me immediately, please contact my parents Tim and Susie at email@example.com
“Where Dolphins Dance”
The work starts
As soon as you open your eyes in the
Hopefully you got
Some good rest last night.
Why go into the city or the fields
Without first kissing
Who always stands at your door?
It only takes a second.
Habits are human nature—
Why not create some that will mint
Your arms are violin bows
I have become very conscious upon
Whom we all play.
Thus my eyes have filled with warm
Soft oceans of divine music
Where jeweled dolphins dance
Then leap into this
I’ll be in for some full-time meditation practice until around the second week of May, and so won’t be in touch until then. If you have an emergency, or need to get ahold of me immediately, please write my parents at firstname.lastname@example.org.
It has been a long time since my last update, and there is a lot that could be said, but I will try to keep it short! After I attended a 3-month meditation retreats and scientific study in 2007, I was invited, to my great delight, to continue practicing meditation single-pointedly under the guidance of B. Alan Wallace.
What followed was a series of wonderful retreats punctuated by changing locations for various reasons, primarily because it turned out to be weirdly difficult to find a stable and conducive place for meditation. Regardless, it has been a marvelous opportunity and very beneficial for me, and I feel extremely fortunate to have encountered the practices, teacher, and companions that I have met with. I feel that it has really been an extension of the personal exploration that the experience of making art has offered me, and I am certain that they will feed one another in very meaningful ways in the long run.
Right now, I am working on renovating a small house to serve as a long-term retreat place. I have, yet again, found myself in un-expected personal spaces—learning to do electrical wiring, plumbing, and carpentry. It is another amazing opportunity—this time to craft an external environment from which I hope to continue the exploration of the more ‘internal’ space of the mind.
I am also trying to raise funds for the renovations and upcoming retreat, and am using that and the holiday season as an excuse to put all of my prints and original artwork on sale. If you have any questions about the work or sale, please don’t hesitate to contact me at email@example.com.
Thank you so much for all of your support—you are all in my heart!
With best wishes for your well being and flourishing, your friend,
I am unbelivably honored and excited to be part of this groundbreaking project, and to be studying with Alan Wallace, a person of too many great qualities to list here. If you’d like to learn more about the project, please visit the SBI’s website, or feel free to write me- I’d be happy to try my best to answer any questions about what we’re doing in Colorado.
During the retreat, lasting from September 8th to December 8th, my amazing parents, Tim Palmer and Susan Angell, will be filling orders and answering correspondence concerning my artwork and sales. Please feel free to contact them via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In the meantime, good luck with all your endeavors, take care and be well!
For now, I’ll be packing up my studio and preparing for a move to either the Philadelphia area, or temporarily back to my hometown of Plattsburgh, NY. The deciding factor will be whether or not I am accepted to The Shamatha Project, a longitudinal medical and scientific study of the effects of meditation. Though the chances of my acceptance are extremely slim, if I were accepted it would be a profound source of joy to me, and the opportunity of a lifetime. Please check back for an update, as I should be hearing one way or the other quite soon!
I’m also extremely pleased to announce that there are a number of new limited edition prints available, both large small, all printed on a gorgeous heavyweight cotton rag paper by Hahnamuhle, Switzerland. For a list of available pints, please visit the ‘for sale’ section, or simply click on the ‘print available’ button when viewing an image.
I am also very excited to say that I will be showing for the first time at PennState’s ‘Artsfest’! (More verbosely known as “The Central Pennsylvania Festival for the Arts.”) Please visit their website here, and if you’ll be at the festival, please stop by to say hi at booth A-16 on Allen Street The show runs from from July 12th through the 15th, 10am-8pm Thursday through Saturday, and 10am-5pm on Sunday. I’ll have a number of freshly framed originals, as well a selection of large framed prints and matted smaller prints.
Please take a look around the site, and let me know what you think! If anything seems out of place, missing, or otherwise awry, please write and let me know.