About the Artist
Art is good medicine in hard times.
Artist and spiritual companion Melanie Weidner
creates images to help us practice
resilience, courage, healing, and joy.
Strengthen your spirit with this inspiring art,
and grow your wisdom with simple yet powerful practices.
Helping professionals can spark
deeper, soulful conversations with clients too.
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art prints and art originals, and the new
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"The art that comes through asks us to pay deeper attention and answer an invitation."
"Art-making continually surprises me and teaches me. It's a powerfully transformative experience to show up and be changed by the ideas and shapes that want to be expressed. My art images unfold from a combination of spiritual practice, deep love for people and Earth, and a desire to communicate meaning and healing. I listen to the Spirit and everything sacred for inspiration and guidance in the creating process. The art that comes through asks us to pay deeper attention and answer an invitation."
Melanie earned a Master of Divinity degree in Spirituality from the Earlham School of Religion 1998, and a Certificate in the Art of Contemplative Listening from the Namaste Center 2007. In 2002-03, she served as the Minnie Jane Quaker Artist in Residence at the Pendle Hill Quaker Contemplative and Study Center. She’s a member of Spiritual Directors International.
Melanie (she/her) creates life and home in Albuquerque, New Mexico with her wise and wonder-full wife, Hollin, their happy dog, Tashi, and Milagrita the chatty cat.