Macro Images to Get You Inspired For Small, Slow & Beautiful

Every tree and plant in the meadow seemed to be dancing, those which average eyes would see as fixed and still.
— Rumi

By now, you've likely heard about Small, Slow & Beautiful, our summer retreat where we'll develop our art and souls together in creative community. If you haven't heard yet, head over to the retreat site right now, okay?

If you are a poet, you're getting excited to spend a long weekend writing with Tania Runyan. Or you should be.

If you are a visual artist, you may be wondering about Macro Painting & Painting. What the heck is it? Is it for you? What can you expect to make over this long weekend?

Macro images take a close-up look at our world. They train our eyes to pay attention. They show us 'the world in a grain of sand', as William Blake put it.

Here are some examples of wonderful macro images I've found online and from the work of friends, to get your creative imagination in gear.


Wenda Salomons, via Instagram


Cheryl Muth, Edmonton Painter


Dave Von Bieker, Photographer and Musician

Marvellous Macros from Unsplash

Daniel vanHeyst, Painter
and leader of our Macro Painting & Drawing Workshop

Melting Snow.jpg

Early-bird registration for Small, Slow & Beautiful ends at midnight at the end of this month - just a week away. Join us for a long weekend of art and soul that will have you paying attention to what matters.

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