Sunday, May 29, 2016

"Celebrate The Color"

"Celebrate the Color"

This 16" x 20" LIMITED EDITION POSTER PRINT is a collage of 14 original drawings/paintings. Wildly and boldly colorful, in combination they express a beautiful, vibrant and joyful Celebration of the Majesty of Color!

Fun and functional, this poster print is equally perfect for the kid's room, kitchen, den or office. A playful mix of color, this whimsical piece is guaranteed to uplift your spirits, inspire your heart and grace any wall.

Hand-signed, numbered and dated by the artist.

Friday, May 27, 2016

Flower Power

"Every flower is a soul blossoming in nature." ~ Gerard de Nerval
It’s been quite some time since I’ve felt compelled to express myself in writing . . . but today seems to be one of those days . . . and it’s clear to me that it’s the culmination of a number of preceding events.

Almost every day this week, I have seen photographs of some of the most unusual and magnificent Flowers come through my Facebook Feed. They all originate from a Page called Earth Laughs in Flowers. That fact, in turn, prompted me to post some of my Flower Drawings.
Then, as I began my meditational readings this morning no less than 3 different pages used the Flower as an analogy for Spiritual development.

The first one talked about how Flowers follow the motion the Sun to find the light they need to grow. So, too, we each must follow the illuminating power of Spirit, so that we can Blossom into our full Magnificence.

The next talked about Flowers needing strong Roots and deep Grounding, from which they can send their shoots upward to be the Buds and then Blossoms that provide such Beauty and Happiness to the world.

So, too, our lives cannot Blossom or Flower into their full potential if not rooted in strong faith and the security of knowing of the inherent Goodness and Purpose of the Universe.

The third reading used a Bouquet of Flowers as its starting point. It spoke of the aromatic fragrance of the open blooms and the uncertainty of whether the closed buds would ever open or not.

Any bouquet is made up of many individual blooms. Each may vary by size and shape and color. Together they reveal a Masterpiece of Divinity and Beauty.

As individual and unique Blooms in the Bouquet of Humanity, We each have the Opportunity and Responsibility to Open to our Fullest and be the most Colorful, Fragrant and Beautiful Blossoms we can possibly be.

Thursday, May 19, 2016

The Power of ART . . . Again !!!

Art helps aboriginal children express pain

" . . . Each piece represents a unique perspective of pain that many of the young aboriginal artists may not have been able to express to a medical practitioner.

'Aboriginal children, I think, express pain very differently,' said John R. Sylliboy, community research project co-ordinator for the Aborignal Children's Hut and Healing initiative.

A lot of can be related to communication. A lot of it is because they are stoic around pain but they are also educated to not express pain so freely . . . "



Art That Counts

Saturday, May 14, 2016

It's Never Too Late to Create

The Grandmother of Modern Art

From - - Written by Jeremy Rowland

"Anna Mary Robertson Moses, more commonly and affectionately known as “Grandma Moses,” captured the attention of the world with her folk art depicting rural America. Moses’ work has inspired everything from postage stamps to the character of “Granny” in the 1960s television classic, The Beverly Hillbillies.

Possibly more celebrated than her art is the age at which she first picked up a paintbrush. When arthritis made it nearly impossible for Anna Mary to continue her beloved embroidery work, her sister suggested that she give painting a try. Then in her late 70s, Moses picked up a paintbrush and began painting some of the most revered works of the 20th century.

Recognition came slowly, however. Anna Mary began by giving her paintings away to friends and family or by selling them for $2 to $3 dollars at the local fair. It wasn’t until engineer and art collector Louis J. Caldor saw her paintings in a drugstore window that her work began to garner attention outside her own community. As he passed through Moses’ hometown of Hoosick Falls, N.Y., Caldor fell in love with her art and, much to the surprise of Anna Mary and her family, began buying her works en masse . . . "

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