Saturday, March 26, 2016


Blue Moonset

Recently I have been drawn to add more quiet into my daily life.  I saw Susan Cane discussing her book, * Power  of Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World that Can't Stop Talking.  You said it!

"Can't Stop Talking!"  HELP~

24/7 News, Talk Radio, Endless Music, Video, scheduled, on demand, live stream, "That's Entertainment~"

I run my art room, my creative joyful "space and timeless."

Right NOW I am enjoying a quiet "time" in solitude.  Cats are dormant, that's a good thing.  I feel refreshed, at peace.  

**  OK, there is music floating along!  I love Music, All Kinds.  Music is quieting for me, especially on "repeat track."  Repeating one track over and over is very calming and centering for me.  Creativity is fueled by the rhythm and tones floating along in predictable order.  Sometimes I sing.

 I can hear my Dad loud and clear, "You have a one track mind!"

Today I am typing in silence.  No singing yet.  Then I start up humming a bit, aware of the music, yet tapping into the joy of writing.

Now I cut, paste, and splice the writing and pictures into the zone of creative imagination:

Randomly writing now, effortlessly: 
Creativity is a blend of introvert and extrovert.

Shyness?  Think Creative Solitude  

Self reflection even daydreaming and lucid dreams may spark creative moments and projects.  Think Einstein

*** Declaration:  The Art of Slowing Down, In Praise of Slowness, book by Carl Honore.  What's the rush?  Who am I competing with?  Usually Myself and Why?

**** Rudi Tanzi, a Neuroscientist, asks, "What are your expectations of yourself?  What are the expectations of others and how do these pressures to achieve [at a fast pace] effect you?"  Goal: Balance?  How? Exercise Slow Down [possibly Tai Chi, Qigong, Yoga] Relax, Meditate, Enjoy.

*** Tips and Guidelines on Living Your Passion from the Author of the Celestine Prophecy, James Redfield.  "Over time, your life becomes more or less a constant meditation."  Walking in a mindful state can awaken a "Vision Quest."

"There is more to life than increasing its speed," Mahatma Gandi

  Round Trip

Zen Circle, not really "round~"

Step into a Quiet Moment~Planned or Spontaneous

Key Words: music, creativity, silence, writing

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The Deafening Silence
The Immediate Rabbit
Tonal Vision
Sounds Great
Wander and Ponder

* The Dr. OZ Show, March 4, 2016, Blueprint for Balance, interview with Susan Cane, author, TED Talks Introversion.

** Music Today it's Willie Nelson's Greatest Hits (an unlikely choice, but hey it's working),  Pancho and  Lefty, Willie with Merle Haggard.

*** Dr. Joseph Mercola, D.O. online newsletter Mar 3, 2016, Carl Honore's thoughts about slowing the pace.
Dec 20, 2015, Mercola online newsletter, James Redfield's comments about meditation. 

**** Rudi Tanzi, Ph.D, neuroscientist, PBS Special 2016, and book Super Genes, co-written with Deepak Chopra, M.D.

Dahlis Roy:  Visionary Artist, Author, and Tai Chi Instructor

Blue Moonset, photo by Rob

Zen Circle, ink brush by Dahlis 

Tuesday, March 15, 2016


Spring flowering plants greeted me this morning as I left Tai Chi class.  They were in a small decorated container.  How gentle they were reaching for the sun.  Pretty soon the grass will shoot up very green!  Every spring I am stunned at the vibrant carpet of April to come.

Kitties love the warmer days There goes a streak of gold across the yard!  That's our Orange cat running for the joy of it.  Children and adults go out to walk, run, and play.  The beach begins to call.

Spring skies are here.  We love it!

* I thought back many years and recovered an ink brush drawing with Words of Inspiration

Green and white remind me of fresh wintergreen.  Our many checkered paths reach out to converge, combine, and renew each other and ourselves.

Happy Spring!

Key Words: Green, St. Patrick's Day

* Words of Inspiration and Reflection from friends far and near

"Your Today~ My Yesterday,
My Today~Your Tomorrow"  
He, Weiqi, co-creator of the 18 Form Tai Chi Qigong (Shi Ba Shi) 

"All is Possible with the Mind."
Paul Lam, M.D. Creator of Tai Chi for Health Programs. 
Book Born Strong 

"Healing is a Process, not  an Event," Master Don Tomasi, owner of Sidekicks, Stevensville, MI 

Dahlis Roy: Visionary Artist, Author, and Tai Chi Instructor

Spring Tulips, watercolor by K. B. Wilson

Words of Inspiration, bamboo ink brush painting by Dahlis

Green and White Checkered Gingham, photo by Dahlis

Saturday, March 5, 2016


 Reflected Sunlight on a painting shows hidden blue that usually doesn't show!

A white figure appears in the light, look near the steps, see the light showing outstretched arms. Shifting sunlight only lasts a few seconds~




REFLECT," Shirley MacLaine

How like the creative process~How like life itself.

What are my insights?
* Learn:  Can I learn to simplify and organize both hard copy, items, and online files?  Help!

Devise: How can I do tasks better, efficiently, effortlessly and calmly?  Can I be more patient?  A great break:  catching moments with digital light is a joy of creative photography.  Devising a painting gives depth to life, "How am I going to paint that?"

Express Paint and Words, hands down

Reflect:  Tai Chi, Qigong and Yoga practice plus seated meditation and music set a balance and quiet power in the day/night as needed.

What are your experiences/feelings? 

Key Words:  Mont-Saint-Michele, Chartres Cathedral, Angel, Vision

Related Posts:
Building Blocks, the story of the painting pictured above, St. Aubert's Abbey, Normandy, France

Firm Foundation
Angels in the Architecture
Building Blocks 
A Strong Clear Vision
Encounters with Michael, The Artist meets the Archangel
The Pink Rainbow
Flying Rainbow

Shirley MacLaine, Facebook, The Real Shirley MacLaine page, Feb 29, 2016.  Shirley is an actress, dancer, and spiritual teacher.  New Book:  Above the Line, published by Atria Books.

 Dahlis Roy:  Visionary Artist Author and Tai Chi Instructor

Images by Dahlis:
Light Vision, detail of oil painting of St. Aubert's Abbey, Normandy, France

Solid Light,  photo of glowing reflections