A NEW BOOK

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LOOKING WITHIN is just what I do in my new book. Of course, I always look within because my life originates there. I paint and write down the personal stories about my Self that I find living in my Silence. All this has become a new book made from the whimsy of my childlike heart trying to make sense of a world believing that innocent, playful souls should become “serious and conventional people.”

As with all my work, I am influenced and inspired by the sense of being more than human. I honestly don’t know why more of us don’t begin this Earth journey remaining conscious that we each planned to don a costume and invent a persona for a unique adventure. Life’s experiences are not imposed upon us. Is our forgetting who we are so helpful to us? The loss of joy is causing pain. For me, not talking about my real nature caused me great pain and everyday reality got a little hard to walk through.

Because here’s the thing: when the reality you come from, the substance you are made of, the power you hold, and the heart you love with, are truths so magnificent, so very very good—pretending to be merely human turns into an immense challenge. And another kind of challenge when you can’t talk about it, thereby closing yourself off from yourself. Life in the Great Adventure loses its intended creative bounce.

But … it’s all only for a little while, for a little human lifetime, and the real purpose is to figure out how to side-step the conformity and let the Inner Light shine without needing any kind of permission or academically acquired knowledge to be who you really are. Dancing with a humanity is a balancing act and not an easy one. I talk about that in the book, in fact, the sorrow over loss of self is often great. I talk about that, too. But the Wonder within you will not be stopped since you’ve known it, and it shines in the art and sings in the words of the books you will write. Like this book. At least it does for me.

I really don’t know how to talk about my book. Let’s just say it’s a very special kind of memoir. And it’s all true and I’m living it. With emphasis on the Beauty and Joy, and it is for this reason that I share it. And maybe, too, because it helps explain the suffering we see out there from loss of self.

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All of my books are available from Amazon.

All my artwork is available from my business website:
http://www.nyvisibles.com/

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ONE KISS, continues to touch so many people.  The print is always available. I have not done any new art in the past year, it’s been a time of change, renovations of home and work space, and … introspection, which I am beginning to see will be the substance of the new book.  
Arlene Graston
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Arlene Graston
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MY ARTWORK MADE BY VERY TALENTED CHILDREN IN ODESSA, UKRAINE.  YOU’LL FIND IT AT THE BOTTOM
OF MY “ABOUT ME”” PAGE!   IT’S A TREASURE.
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WHY DON’T I INVITE COMMENTS?  Well, it isn’t because I don’t want to hear from you.  I do hope my work will touch you — there is a kind of art, of poetry, that takes us out of the conditional world to our deepest self.  My creative work does this for me, I want to share it.

Wanting you to take time to consider what you find in yourself as you visit my site, is important to me because it is important to you.  Eventually, you may have thoughts to share with me, and my email address is in CONTACTS … but I can tell you this: the most truly important thing to find in this world is the Presence that breathes in silence within ourselves.  It is you who matters when spending time viewing art, not the artist.  Our life-giving imagination nurtures us through contemplation. WHAT we contemplate makes all the difference in the world; don’t let this loud culture shut you out from yourself.