Jim Kelso

This journal is dedicated to the beauty, power and mystery of Numinous Nature, and is meant to encourage a renewed love-affair with the Wild as found in our forests, prairies, mountains, deserts and back-yards.

Quiet Signs

This knife represents for me both a return and an apex in my knife work. The return is twofold; being only my second knife in more than 15 years, and a return to working with my good friend Master-Smith Don Fogg and his inspirational work. The apex, again for me personally, concerns both the artistic...

Symbol Of Faith

This work represents hope and faith in the regenerative force of nature in both symbolic and tangible ways. In a time of unusually prevalent dark forces, I believe it is incumbent upon me as an artist to not become overwhelmed and loose sight of the enduring beauty and energy reflected, not only in full-flowering nature,...

A Place of Heart

There is a longing these days for something unequivocally good and worthwhile. What better than to present children (and adults) a realm to explore their connection with Nature and hence the Numinous. Please support EarthWalk in whatever way you can. EarthWalk Vermont   Please enjoy this video: EarthWalk Heart – YouTube   And some  recent...

Regardless of perils at large…

Another way I brace up to abounding foolishness is to visit folks who have admirable goals and who wrap their lives around them. A goal, perhaps the gold-standard of goals, to me is sustainability. Can things done a particular way be passed on for generations with the plot of earth they’re done on remaining no...

Embracing Beauty

It’s been a little tough the last months to find a lot to be encouraged about. The centuries-long trajectory of linear, reductionist thinking aspiring to be a legitimate world view seems close to clunking to its own demise. The major thing I do to keep grotesque worldly shenanigans at bay is to keep doing the...

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