I am a woman, painting women; women that reflect the inspiration that comes from that private, quiet place inside their own being; opening their consciousness and receiving that soundless, small voice of guidance, the gut feeling, an inner awareness. They are opening their consciousness and becoming still, listening, going within to tap their divine intuition. It could be through contemplation, meditation or simply a place of peace. Deep communion with the higher self can only happen in stillness. Be still and listen. When we become silent, we develop the ability to truly listen and only then will we come become mindful of what it is we need to know, how to support oneself, others, the world and all the wonder it holds. This time of seclusion is the price of greatness and wisdom.