Gentle Existence” acrylic on canvas, 20" x 24" Michelle Lindblom, artist

Shyness, it’s definition as well as others for the sake of comparison.

Shy — 1. bashful, retiring 2. easily frightened away 3. Suspicious, distrustful, or wary. 4. Reluctant

Selfish — Devoted to or caring only for oneself; concerned primarily with one’s own interests, benefits, welfare, etc., regardless of others. Egocentric.


Out of Obscurity-Revival, acrylic by Michelle Lindblom, artist

What Is Faith?

Faith according to the Webster and Oxford definitions: * allegiance to duty or a person: loyalty. * belief that is not based on proof. * Belief in God or in the doctrines or teaching of religion, based on spiritual apprehension rather than proof. * belief in anything, as a code…


Weaved Re-Awakening, 20" x 16" mixed media on canvas by Michelle Lindblom, artist

Persist

Quiet Persistence, what is it? To persist is to continue steadfastly or firmly in some state, purpose, course of actions, especially in spite of opposition. To last or endure tenaciously.

I have lived a life of quiet persistence. A revelation that is just beginning to surface largely because of the…


Emerging From Turbulence, acrylic by Michelle Lindblom, artist

Connection/Connect — to join, link or fasten together; unite or bind. To establish communication between; put in communication. To associate mentally or emotionally. To be in harmony with another person, one’s work, etc.

During this strange time in our history when being safe and healthy means keeping physical distances, I…


Fragments Re-Awakened, monotype by Michelle Lindblom, artist

Escapism and/or Survival

My Daydreaming School Days

In my youth, I spent a great deal of time daydreaming during school. Instead of paying attention to the teacher my natural inclination was to discretely doodle, especially on my math papers. I could be seen staring out the window, drawn to the…


“Nomad”, mixed media monotype, 24" x 18", by Michelle Lindblom

What Does Home Mean for You?

As a noun, home is a structural dwelling where one’s domestic affections are at the center or an institution for the sick, homeless, etc.: nursing home, homeless shelter, or a retreat for an animal. …


Death: A Part of Our Everyday Lived Experience

“Rising From the Ashes”, monotype
Rising from the Ashes, monotype by Michelle Lindblom, artist

When we think of death, we are referring to the end of someone’s physical presence on earth. But as we all know and have experienced, that is certainly not the end of the influence they have on our lives. Their presence carries on a non-physical life within each of us…


Matriarchal Dance, mixed media monotype, 24" x 18"
Matriarchal Dance, mixed media monotype, 24" x 18" by Michelle Lindblom, artist

Human connection is an energy exchange between people who are paying attention to one another.

How do we transmit or exchange that energy? Is it through the words we speak? Do our gestures, physical contact such as a hug, handshake or eye contact play a part in the exchange of…


“Shadows Beneath”, acrylic on canvas by Michelle Lindblom, artist

Underestimating solitude’s value in a pandemic has revealed much about our fears of self.

Definition of Solitude: The state of being or living alone; seclusion: to enjoy one’s solitude. A remoteness from habitations, as of a place; absence of human activity, the solitude of the mountains.

It is difficult to…


Apocalyptic Dialogue, acrylic by Michelle Lindblom, artist

Apocalypse — A definition

I recently watched a 2015 National Geographic documentary series entitled “Who is God” hosted by Morgan Freeman. His mission was to travel around the world tracing the evolution of the belief in God. He met with religious leaders of many faiths as well scholars. …

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Writing is an extension of my art. Putting words to the work I create, connecting and weaving my humanity with a broader audience. https://michellelindblom.com

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