As I set off walking the dog this morning there was a quiet stillness in the air and the sky was on fire. We went down the hill to the beach. Kuri loves the beach its something about the vital energy there that seems to bring out her inner puppy and she plays in the washed… Continue reading The Altar of this Moment
“I think it is a beautiful thing to recognize that the human soul has the potential to feel and be utterly complete. You see, the Brilliancy is our nature, the brilliance of who and what we are. That completeness, that contentment, that sort of complete deliciousness, happens by completely abiding in our nature, our Being,… Continue reading Brilliance!
To love again.
“Into the Light” – Punakaiki West Coast, oil on canvas, 37 x 75cm I spent three days waiting in the pouring rain for some sun, early the next day I was returning to Wellington. Right at the end of the last day there was light – just for an hour, but it was magic…..it was… Continue reading To love again.
When the Heart
When the heart Is cut or cracked or broken Do not clutch it; Let the wound lie open. Let the wind From the good old sea blow in To bathe the wound with salt, And let it sting Let a stray dog lick it, Let a bird lean in the hole and sing A simple… Continue reading When the Heart
Heart to heart
I found this from Amanda Palmer on Brain Pickings (really is worth checking it out) and it got me thinking….. Throughout my 37 years of calling myself an artist this has been a constantly burning question, why do I paint? What is the urge that makes me do this? When I’m out there, usually by myself, and… Continue reading Heart to heart
If you wish…
“if you wish to know the divine, feel the wind on your face and the warm sun on your hand” ~ Jack Kornfield My latest painting in the Woodpecker Bay series “Sunrise Tides” – oil on canvas, 20x40cm. You can see more of my paintings at http://www.ianhamlin.co.nz
The World is Magic!
“The world is magic. If we allow ourselves to see the world without our ton of cabbage, what we see is full of wonder and mystery all the time. It’s beautiful, colourful, magical, transforming each moment.” ~ A.H. Almaas There’s magic everywhere… It’s just about looking, And seeing. Beyond the cabbages! See more of my paintings… Continue reading The World is Magic!
Guardians of the ancient forest, standing, watching, chatting amongst themselves at the end of the day… Supporting each other. Just being. see more of my paintings in the Paintings Gallery
The magic of Whangapoua beach in the Coromandel and David Whyte…. SECOND SIGHT Sometimes, you need the ocean light, and colors you’ve never seen before painted through an evening sky. Sometimes you need your God to be a simple invitation not a telling word of wisdom. Sometimes you need only the first shyness that comes… Continue reading Being Seen
“Here Today…” – oil on canvas, 200x400mm We’re on the road to Whangapoua. Rongotea Road as it happened. I couldn’t go past without a quick stop to visit my Dad where we’d left him last…. A rock solid reminder of a life lived, over in the blink of an eye it feels like. Here today…gone… Continue reading Transitory Nature….