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15 Sep 2014
Surprise

Surprise

“Write it. Shoot it. Publish it. Crochet it, saute it, whatever. MAKE.” – Joss Whedon I love the simplicity yet direct words in this quote.  Often times we procrastinate in waiting for the right time to do something.  Waiting for the season to pass, waiting for more money to be generated, or waiting for inspiration to come.  Maybe we’re waiting for life to just slow down.  Sometimes we need to make the time and do it.  Start writing that book […]

15 Apr 2014
Convey

Convey

“The painter has the Universe in his mind and hands.” – Leonardo da Vinci I am dedicating this month’s blog to Leonardo da Vinci as he was born over 560 years ago today, April 15th. His curiosity about life was impeccable. His brilliance has been an inspiration and a mystery for centuries. Imagine if Leonardo da Vinci was complacent with mediocrity and had given up on learning, seeking and discovering… Da Vinci used the 67 years of his existence to challenge […]

10 Jun 2013
Pacifica

Simplicity

“Simplicity is about subtracting the obvious and adding the meaningful.” – John Meada Making the decision to simplify our lives is the first cornerstone to actually starting the process. It is definitely a process and not something that we expect to complete as a task in one day. Creating a complicated, even stressful life took probably years to build. But there is hope. If simplicity is what you desire that is half the battle. It is important to note that […]

08 Mar 2013
Aquatic

The Color Blue

“We have two types of responses to color and one is biological.” – Leslie Harrington Blue is an overwhelming “favorite color.” Blue is seen as trustworthy, dependable, and committed. The color of ocean and sky, blue is perceived as a constant in our lives. As the collective color of the spirit, it invokes rest and has been scientifically proven to cause the body to produce chemicals that calm, lower heart rate and blood pressure. People are more productive in blue […]

16 Jun 2008
Berry Smoothie cropped

The Everywhereness of Art

Yesterday I was in the kitchen making a berry smoothie. As usual, I was on the phone, multitasking through my workday. You guessed it – I left the lid off the blender in my haste to do three things at once. Purple goo flew everywhere, including all over me. My first reaction was irritation at my own mistake. Quickly, the artist within me began to transform my interpretation of the situation, and I started admiring the colors and patterns that […]