“Meditation Gardens” Visionary Art Work

Art Quilt Motifs for Page for Transition Portals - Meditation Gardens


Meditation Gardens

Created by Nancy Smeltzer

Have you ever wondered what your personal place of comfort and solace would look like? In today’s stressful life, everyone can use a quiet place in which to reflect and find peace. However, that site does not need to be a physical location. Through meditation practices, and being in inner quiet, one can find that place of refuge inside of themselves. However, for many, “being with their being” becomes much easier if they have a picture of what that place looks like. By tapping into a person’s energetic being, I can “see” what the Divine shows me as to how to craft that sanctuary garden for each person in my mind as a piece of quilted art. I slip into a place of connection with the fabric, ribbon, flowers, lace, and other materials that I am directed to pull from the stash in my studio, and the energy of the art work waiting to be born and I dance together in order to craft a special garden based on an individual’s unique energy field.

Here is such an example that I made for my friend, Keith Allen Kay.

"Keith's Garden" - a meditation art quilt

For more information on this specific art quilt, see the blog posting where I described the construction of “Keith’s Garden“, © 2012 SOLD,

but similar piece is $2,800 US


Here’s another example that I did called “Dalton’s Garden”, © 2012. SOLD,

but similar piece is $2,800 US

"Dalton's Garden" - an art quilts based on tapping into a person's energy field

You can read more about the construction of this piece by reading the blogs about it starting at…. “Dalton’s Garden” Completed”.


This piece is called “Milly’s Garden”, © 2012  and is based on my Mother’s energy field, NFS, but similar piece is $2,800 US

A framed contemporary art quilt embellished with buttons and beads based on tapping into a person's energy field

More about the construction of this piece can be found at…

Milly’s Garden – a Meditation Art Quilt


This piece is based on a friend’s energy field and is called “Garden for a Sky Warrior” –

 © 2013, $2,800 US – SOLD

Contemporary beaded art quilt - "Garden for a Sky Warrior", based on a person's energy field

More about this piece can be found at “Garden for a Sky Warrior


Nancy’s “Medicine Area” –  a piece based on my own energy field

NFS, but similar piece is $2,800

"Medicine Area" - a contemporary, beaded art quilt based on Nancy's energy field



To enter the garden through the portal, focus on the golden window(s) in the particular piece to which you feel drawn. (You can visit someone else’s garden, even if it wasn’t designed specifically for you.)

Allow yourself to become centered and connected in with the Earth’s energy in whatever way is natural for you. For myself, I need to at least have my feet on the floor as I am seated, with my hands resting on my thighs, palms facing upwards in order to tap into the Universal Stream of Consciousness. Sometimes, as the session continues, I raise my hands, tapping my fingers slowly back and forth, much as a spider works her web, receiving information about her surroundings. This motion activates the small chakras that we have in the palms of our hands.

While focusing on the golden window, say the following commands until you feel that you’ve come to a place of peace with that phrase. Then, move on to saying the next phrase. Don’t worry if you don’t know if you’ve finished with a particular phrase, as this work is cumulative, and you will just pick up with clearing whatever needs to be cleared in order to easily move into a place of piece with your next session.

Say these commands:

  1. “Come through the opening, move into the Light”
  2. “Move through the garden, begin the Flow”
  3. “Connect with your Being, connect with All”
  4. Feel the Peace, know the Joy, fill with Love”

Do not be surprised if strong feelings come up, as for many, opening their hearts to Divine Love is a new experience and there may be many past blockages in your unconscious that start to arise. Allow as much of the emotions to surface as you feel comfortable with. This work is not about “trauma drama”, but allowing Love and Peace into your life. Some of you may not feel very much at all at first, but perhaps a slight “knowing that something is changing” will arise. Accept whatever the Universe has designed for you to experience that day as what is in your best and highest interests for that day. The next session may, and probably will, be different. I would suggest that you set aside at least 20 minutes three times a week in the beginning to actually look at the picture as you say the commands. After a while, you will be able to see the image in your mind, and won’t need the actual picture anymore, and you can be in your garden of peace in the middle of chaos at the office or when you’re stuck in traffic.

Please send me comments on your experiences to nsmeltzer@transitionportals.com , as I’d love to hear about them, post them with your permission, and offer any advice or answer any questions that you may have.

Thank you for helping to make the planet a better place by creating peace in your own being, by using my art as spiritual touchstones…

Love to your heart,

Nancy Smeltzer

To find out how to have a Meditation Garden commissioned for yourself, see “How to Buy my Art Work” or “Contact Me” on my art web site. Prices for a 16″ x 20″ (40.5cm x 51cm) piece, including the frame start at $2,800 US. Shipping is extra, but I’ll work with you to make it as economical as possible. I look forward to making your dreams of peace and tranquility come true as you gaze into the image of your own personal energetic garden.