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This is an online journal of my artistic investigations and a way to communicate about my work, ideas, quandries and queries! I welcome comments and conversation and do hope you enjoy these musings. My artwork is available in my shop MissouriBendStudio on Etsy.com or on my website.


Thursday, February 10, 2011

Made By Hand: Fiona Dempster

Peace is every step
(Thich Nhat Hanh)

Ancora Imparo

Two concise and simple statements. Only six words, yet they help chart my path as an artist and as a person. 

I am guided by the approach of Buddhist monk, scholar and poet Thich Nhat Hanh, who lives a philosophy of mindfulness and walking meditation, encouraging us to consider a peaceful way of being in the world with each and every step that we take.

I try to reflect a sense of peace in my work and believe that by reflecting and sharing peace in beautiful ways, we can create calm and peace in our lives.

I am still learning. Attributed to Michelangelo this quote also guides me in my life and in my art as I continue to seek knowledge, to learn new things, to reflect on interactions and to gather new perceptions, and become more self-aware.

I love that life continues to be an adventure in which we are exposed to new thoughts and understandings; fresh approaches are revealed; creative experiences are shared; alternative paths are explored; and that all along the way I am still learning.

Fiona Dempster


  1. Lovely post and images! I feel soothed reading about Fiona's philosophy in life. We in this artists community are lucky to find peace in what we do.

  2. Great feature! And I love the quotes. Words to live by, and the positive results evident in Fiona's beautiful works!

  3. Gabriella and Robyn...Fiona does have a wonderful philosphy and yes, it does show in her work! Thank you both!


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