As humans tend to take down fences and link hands during a time of strife, so does Mother Nature. Some species are reputed to be so spiritually and telepathically advanced, we can only stand in awe at a miracle of gathering of one of nature’s tiniest subjects in the struggle to survive.
Archives for 2013
Each part of my life as an artist fuels the other parts, and together they nourish my spirit. Most of all, I am inspired by art, mixed media photography, and the art of learning. Currently, I use an old broken view camera with light leaks and dry rot in the bellows, and I develop my own film .
He learned to snowboard at the age of 60 (living in Florida, he had never skied before) and at the age of 72 he’s currently learning to fly an airplane. Stephen Jepson says the secrets to staying vibrant and strong are hidden in the activities that we used to do as children.
It was exactly a hundred years ago (1913-14) that Pablo Picasso came up with his ‘The Card Players,’ a masterly painting. A distilled peek into the psyche of the legendary painter and his timeless work, brought alive by one of his ‘best’ biographers, Norman Mailer — the American novelist, journalist
Can we dramatically alter our future by changing our way of thinking and exploring other worlds to help open our minds? Can we possibly find peace and even save our own lives?
Centuries ago, high atop a hill of solidified magma next to the caldera, a Spanish holy man placed a special cross, intending to exorcise the evil presence from the mountain. So far it hasn’t worked. The locals still know the volcano better by its sobriquet La Boca del Infierno: “the Mouth of Hell.”
It seems that no matter how old you are, when you go home you fall into the same old roles. This is about a mother who has battled all her life to try and get her daughter to dress more girly, and a daughter who isn’t buying into the stereotype.
Broke down a little: “He will not see me standing here to watch the valley filled with snow. I have promises to keep”, said I to no one in particular. With Apologies to Mr. Frost. And Godspeed, Mr. Mandela.
How do you tell your boss that he looks like Santa Claus, and that you want to paint his portrait? In the end, my compulsion to create the painting was greater than my fear of offending him.
Dog people can be passionate. Coming to a new and deeper understanding of dogs and training can be a profound experience. If we are careful, our advocacy for working with dogs becomes a dogma. It’s important to focus on doing better for our dogs and not get hung up on all the “wrong” ways of working with dogs.