Maryam Mermey’s Healing Arts Blog

Painting Glass Mandalas

 Painting Glass Mandalas

Heart & soul~stirring painting glass Mandalas made by the incredible participants in the Painting Glass Mandalas class series sponsored by the Peter Alfond Prevention and Healthy Living Center at the Alfond Center for Health in Augusta, Maine on Saturday, February 18th & Saturday, February 25th 2023. 

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Hooded Merganser




Hooded Merganser



in marbled water

she makes a crescent


PhotoHaiku by Akiba & Maryam Mermey copyright  2023

Angelic Seagull

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Angelic seagull


the photographer


PhotoHaiku by Akiba & Maryam Mermey copyright 2023

Fusing Glass Art

The Glass Jewelry Making class as part of the Expressive Arts Program offered at MaineGeneral Health in the Peter Alfond Prevention & Healthy Living Center was offered Saturday, November 12th & 19th. The enormously creative and inventive participants were true to their own inspirations in making fusing glass art, jewelry and tree ornaments for the holidays. The following photos show the luminous & magical glass art before attachments were added. The intention of the class was for participants to experience an added dimension of the jewels within their beings.  

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Burnt Orange

BUTTERFLY 6191 copy


A Bach moment

of  burnt orange

earth and air


PhotoHaiku by Akiba & Maryam Mermey copyright © 2022




SUN FLOWER C. 4 1428 copy


spiral force


by sun petals


PhotoHaiku by Akiba & Maryam Mermey copyright © 2022

Snowy Egret





white hyacinth heart

Monteverdi's Magnificat

snowy egret flies


photohaiku by akiba & maryam mermey copyright © 2022

Mother & Daughter Glass Art


An exceptionally creative Mother & Daughter at a private class at Morning Glory Arts designed these amazing pieces of fusing glass artwork!!! It was truly inspiring to witness these artists at work!!! Thank you for bringing this beauty into the world 🤩

Morning Glory Arts

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Morning Glory Arts

Morning Glory Art





Mama, Ducklings & Painted Turtle

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smiling eyes

fuzzy young

sun~reflecting turtle

chance meeting


PhotoHaiku by Akiba & Maryam Mermey copyright 2022

PHL Healing Glass Mandalas


The Prevention and Healthy Living program at Maine/General Hospital in Augusta, Maine sponsored a Healing Glass Mandalas class on April 23rd, 2022. The participants created sacred,breath~giving images as reflections of transformation, love & hope. It was an intergenerational gathering of truly amazing people who created meditations in glass!!!


PHL Healing Glass Mandalas 4/23/2022 

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Bowing to light

in cardinal’s eye

wounds heal


PhotoHaiku by Akiba & Maryam Mermey 2022

Creative Painting Class

The Creative Painting class with the AMAZINGLY INNOVATIVE Maine Dartmouth Family Medicine Residents expressed the miracles of color & joyous camaraderie!!!! The small group paintings were created on 48"x60" canvases inspired by Jackson Pollock's splatter or drip painting techniques. Jackson Pollock was an Amercan painter who lived from 1912-1956 and made a significant contribution to the abstract expressionist movement with his drip technique.

The theme of the first group painting was flow. The second group painting has a celestial/spiritual theme. In the third group painting the residents allowed a theme to organically emerge, which has a springy, whimsical feel. The theme of the fourth group painting was light emerging from dark. I was truly moved and deeply honored to witness the unfoldment of their great spirits in color!!!!

The glorious individual, mixed media paintings follow on various surfaces including oval canvases, practice panels and specialized paper for alcohol paints, which were most kindly donated by Dr. Megan Barker. What a marvelous festival of color and creativity!!!

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