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Touching Quiet: Reflections in Solitude (Capital Discovery) [Paperback]

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Touching Quiet is artist Mindy Weisel's journal from the summer when she was given a fellowship of one month at the Virginia Center for Creative Arts, furloughed from the demands of everyday life. There, surrounded by acres of country fields and a deep great silence, she was free to paint as much and whenever she chose. This lyrical journal explores her challenge to deal directly with the quiet and the many varieties she discovered there. On one day of excruciating silence, for instance, we read how she painted a storm. On another morning, in response to the beauty outside her light-filled studio, we discover with her the calm rural landscape she then painted. All twelve of the critically acclaimed paintings in the "Touching Quiet" series are featured in full color in the book, visually tracing the pattern and sense of place and understanding she found during this one momentous month of solitude. "Never have I felt more fulfilled," she says. "And with nowhere to run, I did touch quiet."

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Pages   128
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 0.5" Width: 7.5" Height: 7"
Weight:   0.65 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Nov 20, 2002
Publisher   Capital Books
ISBN  1931868239  
ISBN13  9781931868235  

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More About Mindy Weisel

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Mindy Weisel's art hangs in museums and institutions around the world, including the Smithsonian, Hirshhorn Museum, National Museum of American Art, Israel Museum, U.S. Capitol, and Baltimore Museum of Art. Her work has been featured in 18 one-person and more than 30 group exhibitions since 1977. She has been nominated for Awards in the Visual Arts and participated in the State Department's Art in Embassies Program. An interview with Ms. Weisel's art and life aired in 1997 on CNN's program, "Impact." She has been reviewed in The Washington Post, USA Today, Art News, and more. Ms. Weisel lives in Washington, D.C.

Mindy Weisel currently resides in Washington, in the state of District Of Columbia.

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Visually, philosophically nurturing images & reflections.  Jan 4, 2001
In Touching Quiet: Reflections In Solitude, Mindy Weisel combines twenty-four of her remarkable paintings with her reflections and personal journal entries. Both her art and her contemplations were brought forth during her one month stat at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. Very highly recommended, Touching Quiet will result both visually and philosophically to serve as inspiration for anyone seeking nurture for their spirit, creativity for their mind, and harmony in their life.
beautiful, simply beautiful  Oct 28, 2000
this books is such a gem. the reproductions of the paintings are very nicely done, and Ms. Weisel's writing is graceful. I recommend it heartily; you will want to pass it on to everyone you know!
Solitude becomes artistic expression  Oct 26, 2000
Mindy Weisel has managed to reach that place inside each of us where beauty resides and grows. Her journal gives an insight into the mind and heart of a perpetually busy woman who while at first stunned by silence, later finds the latent joy in celebrating who she is and can be.

The paintings add a depth to the journal unequaled in print today, and make me wish I had the money to buy an original of each one!

Thank you Mindy for such a glorious escape and discovery!

Beautiful and Inspiring  Oct 20, 2000
Mindy Weisel's book is both beautiful and inspiring. The paintings are gorgeous, and each time you look at them you see a new meaning. But most of all what I took away from this book is that we shouldn't be afraid to take a moment or two for ourselves and do the things we enjoy. A must read for anyone who is stressed out, or just looking for a few moments of beauty.
An inspiration for the heart and soul.  Oct 19, 2000
Mindy Weisel's Touching Quiet is a soothing journal of one woman's experience with sudden solitude and quiet. After being awarded a fellowship to paint for a month without interruption, Ms. Weisel discovered that not only was solitude and quiet welcome, it was also a bit frightening. Each of the fourteen paintings, beautifully reproduced in the book, draw the reader into the stillness, the beauty, and at times the struggle of "touching quiet."

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