Creative Visualization

One eye sees, the other feels. Paul Klee Our minds are miraculous. Our senses ceaselessly gather information about our environment which is instantaneously sifted and sorted through a myriad of interconnected memories. Certain information is critical to our survival – stoplight!; fire; hunger;… Some information is gathered but is not readily of use, and our …

Manifesting Creativity

Positive Light is the spiritual energy within us all. Stand in a positive light and illuminate the way forward for yourself and for others. The Opening sentence from my semi-autobiographical novella Positive Light. Today I am posting excerpts from the first five pages. “Opening a sacred interchange with the divine clarifies the spirit’s struggle for …

Inspirational Poetry

This is a sample of my recently published book of poetry, Shine a Splendid Light: Poems and pieces from a restored life. It is Volume One. From the Artist the Universe Demands Art and image, subject and artist are bound together forever. Something beckons to the artist’s eye causing his head to turn and notice …

Grateful for the Beauty of Life

Dwell on the beauty of life. Watch the stars, and see yourself running with them. – Marcus Aurelius Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, or so the saying goes. Perhaps that is why I feel that life, no matter how difficult the days and weeks may be, is beautiful. Each of us can …

You Mustn’t Miss the Dawn

You mustn’t miss the dawn. It will never be just like this again. – Georgia O’Keeffe There are many advantages to rising early. The fresh energy that washes over your body as the sun, still below the horizon, begins to excite the air. The atmosphere comes to life with a low pulsing dynamism. The clouds …

The Eternal Present

In Art, the Present is the eternal – Kakuzo Okakura Art impacts deep inside our soul. The artist’s energy rolls and twirls across their medium – canvas, stone, fabric, wood…. and charms their work with life. Captivating attraction connects the viewer across time until both the artist and the audience join in the eternal present. …

Oceans Within Me

…I will sleep no more but arise / You oceans that have been calm within me / How I feel you, fathomless, stirring, preparing unprecedented waves and storms… Walt Whitman , Leaves of Grass In the morning, after finishing my coffee and humble breakfast, I wander down the road to the ocean. As I grow …

Art Manifested by Nature

A person should hear a little music, read a little poetry, and see a fine picture every day of their life, in order that worldly cares do not obliterate the sense of the beautiful that God has implanted in the human soul. Goethe Time spent contemplating the universe often reveals the underlying beauty of existence. …

Free Your Imagination

The possible’s slow fuse is lit by the Imagination – Emily Dickinson There is a vast unseen universe all about us. The terms and definitions we give to the objects in our world spring from some imaginary place. What perceptible innate quality does one object posses that differentiates it from a similar object? The realm …

Aesthetic Enjoyment

Art is the imposing of a pattern on experience, and our aesthetic enjoyment is the recognition of the pattern. Alfred North Whitehead The world abounds with interweaving patterns of energy and light. As we wander through our days, the subtle, smooth slipping of the elements from one state to another creates countless curves, swirls, eddies …