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Art and artistry possess the capability to transform the world.

I prefer winter and fall, when you feel the bone structure of the landscape - the loneliness of it, the dead feeling of winter. Something waits beneath it, the whole story doesn't show.   
~Andrew Wyeth

The color of springtime is in the flowers; the color of winter is in the imagination.   

~Terri Guillemets 
Shanti Arts Publishing
Current:  Essays on the Passing of Time in the Woods
Essays by writer and artist Robert McGowan
Photographs by Jeffrey Stoner

Current, Robert McGowan and Jeffrey Stoner Having spent his entire life exploring the woods and hills of Tennessee, writer and artist Robert McGowan wrote these short essays to pay homage to the natural world he so loved. Be it
animals, trees, ferns, flowers, or rocks, McGowan passionately and tenderly recounts his close observations of nature, often wondering about the woods of olden time and imagining the woods of tomorrow. The fine, unbreakable thread that winds through the book is the passing of time-life in the woods begins, grows, and dies. The beautiful photography of Jeffrey Stoner adds vibrance and vitality to this inspiring collection of nature essays.  

ISBN: 978-0-9885897-2-8

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Last fall Maine Writers & Publishers Alliance and Shanti Arts Publishing invited Maine authors to submit original short stories inspired by the paintings of Maine artist, Leslie Anderson. The selected stories, along with Anderson's paintings, will soon be released in a book titled Summer Stories.

If you know Maine, you may find yourself in one of these paintings or stories; if you've never been to Maine, this book will excite your imagination and make you want to visit Maine to craft your own summer story.

ISBN: 978-0-9885897-3-5
Scheduled for release November 2013
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Enfolded in Benign Embrace
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One night this week, I awoke around 2 a.m. and couldn't get back to sleep. I decided to get up; I had something on my mind, and I thought it would be better to get up and try to distract myself than stay in bed and let it churn inside me. I stumbled in the dark to my office and looked up at my bookshelves. My eyes landed on a book I had read many, many times when I was young,