Inspiration behind “THE WAY OF IT”

One day on an errand with my husband, I found myself rummaging through a lumber yard when I came across a stunning piece of birch panel. I brought it home with no idea what I would do with it. After staring at the beautiful grains and knotholes for days, I picked up...

my 20-hair brush and began with one tiny brushstroke. I would find my hand following the gorgeous grains and lines of the wood, sometimes going with the grain, sometimes veering off it, only to rejoin again. I had no idea what or if an actual image would appear as for days it just appeared as seemingly random undulating lines on the panel. Then, finally, I saw with one stroke the outline of a fish appear and then another and another, then mountain rivers flowing and bamboo reeds, then water and forest nymphs...the goddesses of all the elements. It was as if a secret universe, hiding in plain sight was revealing itself...what a joy to partake!

As watched this all unfold before me in astonishment, I thought of how much this painting was a calling to me to trust the creative and natural flow of life. Sometimes we seem to go with the grain, sometimes we veer off for known or unknown reasons, only to rejoin at again.

It is a reminder of how we can surrender to that mysterious and beautiful flowing stream that is our life….ever present to the way of it… 

The Way Of It

  • 40" x 44"

    Edition Size: 195


    This limited edition print on renewable and environmentally-friendly bamboo wood gives the print a beautiful and lustrous wood texture and feel.  It is hand-embellished by Pamela (becoming a one-of-a-kind print), hand-signed, framed, and arrives ready to hang on your wall.


Canvas prints are hand-embellished by Pamela and come with beautifully finished edges.

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