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the heron dance book of love gratitude Living with love and gratitude is at the center of a well-lived life. This insightful and comforting book celebrates the open heart, and the beauty and mystery that surround us. It combines inspirational poetry and prose with watercolors (in full color throughout) that are inspired by a love of wild nature. The result is a deeply reflective book. Selections include excerpts from the work of:

  • Helen Keller
  • Rachel Naomi Remen
  • Katherine Hepburn
  • Albert Einstein
  • Pablo Casals
  • Joseph Campbell
  • Fyodor Dostoevsky
  • Henry Miller
  • Rumi
  • and many others

The Heron Dance Book of Love and Gratitude is available in two formats, PDF ($5.95) and softcover ($14.85).

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Art As A Way Of Life Filled with elegant watercolors and inspirational prose, Art as a Way of Life offers reflections on art and creativity, empowering us to discover and nurture the creative spirit within. It is an encouraging book for people wanting to live, work, and love in the creative spirit.

A wide range of creative innovators, including Carl Rogers, Robert Henri, Tom Jay, Henry David Thoreau, Ansel Adams, and Vincent van Gogh, contribute poignant and moving thoughts, quotes, sayings, interviews, and poems on the beauty of love and art.

Art as a Way of Life is available in two formats, PDF ($5.95) and softcover ($15.59).

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Wild Waters and the Tao Wild Waters and the Tao explores the territory where wild nature, the spirituality of free flowing water and Taoism meet.

Water shapes this work. I co-create it with water. I paddle the wild river, then sit (or camp) on its banks and write. I paint the feelings and perceptions the river offers.
    - Rod MacIver


  • Hardcover - One Copy Remains - $100
  • Softcover - $59.95
  • PDF - $5.95

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Meditations on Nature, Meditations on Silence PDF Meditations on Nature, Meditations on Silence celebrates the beauty and mystery of the natural world through art, poetry, interviews and book excerpts. Wild nature offers us a sense of peace and harmony often not easily accessible in the modern world. Drawing on the work of mystics, writers, poets and artists, Meditations reminds us of the gift of life.

Selections from the work of:

  • Henry David Thoreau
  • Rachel Carson
  • Harlan Hubbard
  • Nancy Newhall
  • Aldo Leopold
  • Edward Abbey
  • Li Po
  • Walt Whitman
  • William Butler Yeats
  • Lewis Thomas
  • and many more

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The Journey Itself Is Home, The Book Arts Limited Edition The Journey Itself Is Home is a collection of poetry and prints. Originally, 550 copies were printed and offered at prices between $150 and $1200 depending on the edition (collectors and limited editions). All have sold.

The collection consists of 26 poems and 53 prints of Roderick MacIver watercolors and acrylic ink paintings. Of the images, 27 are double-page spreads.

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I consider this to be my most important work, the culmination of twenty years of art and writing at Heron Dance.