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On Softer Ground: Paintings, Poems and Calligraphy
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On Softer Ground
by Sherrie Lovler

Gold medal winner for Most Outstanding Book Design from Independent Publisher Book Awards (IPPYs) 2016.

A beautifully printed book of 24 paintings and poems.
A rare treasure.

From the introduction:
"This book is the culmination of a seven-year artistic journey. It began with the thought that creativity is an opening, a gateway into the realm where a life force greater than I am joins with me to create. I actively sought this connection and found that painting and poetry were my doorway into that place. With this intention, I set up a practice twice a week to keep me focused on this work."

From the back cover:
"The classical Greek lyric poet Simonides of Ceos wrote that 'Painting is silent poetry, and poetry is painting that speaks.' His uncanny insight is borne out, page spread by page spread, in Sherrie Lovler's new book, On Softer Ground, where her paintings are poetic, and her poems are painterly, and silence speaks in hushed tones of awe and wonder."
– Phil Cousineau, author of The Art of Pilgrimage and The Painted Word

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On Softer Ground invites readers on a journey of beauty and transformation. Twenty-four paintings and poems illuminate the magnificent possibilities of creation. The line, movement and free-flowing strokes of calligraphy are the foundation for the paintings. The poems, informed by spirit and nature, evoke a deep appreciation of life, presence and wonder. Together, they inspire readers to see and feel the world anew.

Sherrie offers insight into her deeply personal genesis of painting and poetry. In sharing her experience, she opens a gateway to the sweetness and joy of creativity for readers to discover within themselves.

Treat yourself to this feast.

Average Rating: Average Rating: 5 of 5 5 of 5 Total Reviews: 16 Write a review »

5 of 5 Wonderful gift for my sister May 20, 2024
Reviewer: Glendeen Bane from Jamaica, NY United States  
My sister loves your book.  And the personalized signature makes it even more special.

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5 of 5 On Softer Ground April 7, 2023
Reviewer: Richard Wilkinson from TACOMA, WA United States  
Beautiful paintings, engaging poems, and stunning calligraphy. As a fellow poet, I also appreciated Sherrie Lovler's description of her process. A complete visual and poetic reading experience.

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5 of 5 Wonderful independent art book August 8, 2022
Reviewer: Walter Hitt from Boise, ID United States  
Tha art and poetry in the book tie very nicely together.  I especially like the brush calligraphy styling in the paintings.  A pleasure to view.

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5 of 5 My Heart is Happy June 20, 2022
Reviewer: Dori Klass from Oro Valley, AZ United States  
I ordered three of Sherrie's beautiful gifts (one for me and two for gifts) and love them. Just holding them in my hands gives me an experience of appreciation, beauty and quality. I also ordered a framed calligraphy piece of the Desiderata. It is already hanging on my walls and I pause to read it (and be inspired by it and its beauty) often. Thank you, Sherrie, for being a creator of beauty and awe, both with your poetry and with your art.

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5 of 5 On Softer Ground May 22, 2022
Reviewer: Carol Jones from Talent, OR United States  
Having received a gift of Sherrie Lovler's book a few years ago, I enjoyed it so much that I decided it would also be a great book to buy for a couple of my friends as birthday gifts. As a fledgling calligrapher, her book of paintings and poetry provide me with inspiration to continue my study of the art.

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