“Loren Ellis uses photographic images the way Picasso used a paint brush.”
Joanne Milani, Art Critic for the Tamp Tribune Tampa, Florida 1989
“As we are walking on our life journeys looking for our purpose, feeling happiness, love & sadness. Loren is painting this message of life and expressing moments of being. Her art is one long story connected to all of us.” Kateřina Adámková Artist, Gallerist BOŘEK ŠÍPEK GLASS
Prague, Czech Republic 2020
“The author has created a highly original auto-bio using words and pictures to reflect her colorful life. Ellis offers her readers an intimate look at her life. ...an impressive compilation of extraordinary art that reflects on an extraordinary life. For readers looking to be creatively inspired, this book will certainly point them in the right direction.” Jennifer Hummer author, screenwriter
The US Review of Books 2022
Poetry Nourishes my Psyche
"Not so sweet if you look at the complete" is a quote from a poem saying even if you think my poems are melodic the messages go very deep. I sometimes write a poem to inspire me to create a piece and other times I am creatively inspired in the reverse.
I wrote my book in a diary like way so you can see yourself in my book. We are all the same. We are all humans having the same desires and wishes. I hope you like my book and it helps you follow your dreams and projects and accomplish what you want. There is no time, so don't worry about when you finish your book. It took me six years. Just keep focused and keep on top. Keep moving forward… We are all ONE so feel the energy of my book with you to help you make your dream come true.
I am a TAOIST. I live by Wu Wei. This book and film were NOT MY IDEA! The mystical story of how this Herculean book and film were born are in my book and in my documentary. I go with the flow of life like Wu Wei, and thus my book and film were born.
I have several of my favorite Tao quotes in my book amongst others. I always lived by Taoist principals but never gave my ways of life a name until my sister gave me this book! The Tao Te Ching was written by Lau Tzu centuries ago. Life's principles don't change. The message is to be good to each other and that we humans are ONE with Mother Earth. We must respect Mother earth to be alive. There are only 81 verses in Lau Tzu's book but powerful and full of peace. Always with a positive slant.
My documentary ends with " A journey of a thousand miles starts with a single step." (Tao 64)
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