uzma taj is an artist whose joy for doodling has nourished her wonderful life
I journey into the art world with different tools but my favourite companions are Charcoal and Pencil.
Living in the heart of Cumbria, inspiration surrounds me in tall, friendly Trees, in the wild and free River that has become part of my body, in the Mountains that wrap my home in a cloak of protection.
And in this tilting towards Her ancient 'Hello', sometimes I can find a way to describe something Infinite. And on those lucky days there is a merging of the inner and outer worlds - a possibility - that I am both the star that shines and the one who dreams of meeting it...
You are the dream of infinite beings, and you dreamed yourself into existence for the joy of who you could be -
and for others to marvel at.
To Take a Step Without Feet
This is love: to fly toward a secret sky,
to cause a hundred veils to fall each moment.
First, to let go of life.
In the end, to take a step without feet.
To regard this world as invisible,
and to disregard what appears to the self.
~Rumi, tr. by Helminski