Monday, December 18, 2017

Shorter Days and Less Light

Out of each experience enough light is generated to illuminate another little stretch. 
Who knows where it will lead? And who knows where it started?
-Cesar Chavez

Monday, November 13, 2017

On the Soul

Matter is spirit moving slowly enough to be seen
-Pierre Teilhard de Charden

Life beats down and crushes the soul,
Art reminds you that you have one.
-John Updike

Monday, October 16, 2017

Prayer Offerings

Science is no more than an investigation of a miracle we can never explain,
and art is an interpretation of that miracle.
-Ray Bradbury

Monday, September 18, 2017

Henry James and H.G. Wells

It is art that makes life, makes interest, makes importance,
for our consideration and application of these things,
and I know of no substitute whatever for the force and beauty of its process.
-Henry James

Monday, August 14, 2017


When I run after what I think I want, my days are a furnace of stress and anxiety;
If I sit in my own place of patience, what I need flows to me, and without pain.
From this I understand that what I want also wants me,
is looking for me, and attracting me.
There is a great secret there for anyone who can grasp it.

Monday, July 17, 2017

Albert Einstein

The intellect has little to do on the road to discovery.
There comes a leap in consciousness, call it invitation or what you will
…and the solutions come to you, and you don’t know why.
-Albert Einstein

Monday, June 12, 2017

Muhammad Ali

Impossible is just a big word thrown around by small men who find it easier to live in the world they've been given than to explore the power they have to change it.
Impossible is not a fact.
It's an opinion.
Impossible is potential.
Impossible is temporary.
Impossible is nothing.
-Muhammad Ali

Monday, May 15, 2017

Art as Language

The idea of spirit, essence, magic,
or beauty emerges as the new reference for truth.
Art becomes the most immediate language for depicting reality.
-Charles M. Johnston, M.D., The Institute for Creative Development

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Monday, April 17, 2017


Did you know:
by the Mantis Shrimp: 16
by most humans: 3
(some have 4)

Curious for more color facts?
Radiolab - "Colors"

Monday, March 13, 2017

Patti Smith and My Core Series

"The artist seeks contact with his intuitive sense of the gods, but in order to create his work,he cannot stay in this seductive and incorporeal realm. He must return to the material world in order to do his work. It's the artist's responsibility to balance mystical communication and the labor of creation."
-Patti Smith, Just Kids

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Monday, February 13, 2017

10,000 Roses

Facts About Roses:

  • Rose fossils discovered in Colorado date back 35 million years
  • A living rosebush covering the Cathedral of HIldesheim in Germany is at least 1,000 years old
  • Over 4,000 songs have been dedicated to roses
  • A gram of rose oil uses 2,000 roses
  • One of the world's largest rose gardens in Italy has 7,000+ varieties

Monday, January 16, 2017

Shelter from the Storm

Well, I'm livin' in a foreign country but I'm bound to cross the line
Beauty walks a razor's edge, someday I'll make it mine
If I could only turn back the clock to when God and her were born
Come in, she said
I'll give ya shelter from the storm
-Bob Dylan