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Transcendence #4 - Small Japanese Buddha Painting 8x8 acrylic on gallery canvas $120

Painting as a Metaphor for Life

Over the last seven days, I’ve started a new large painting and as I am about mid-way through the thoughts and feelings occurred to me again how painting a piece of artwork is like a metaphor for life. You have an idea for what you want it to look like, you sketch it out, lay […]

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Dogwood Flowers! Japanese style painting with haiku poem. 18x14 acrylic and tea papers on gallery canvas. Meditative, relaxing painting.

Calm, Relaxing Paintings

I’ve put much thought into my mission and value for the reasons I paint. I paint not only for myself but ultimately for you, the collector and viewer. What is in it for you? Finding myself attracted again and again to creating relaxing paintings because it feels so good, I choose to create art that […]

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Marilynn Hughes

In this continuing journey of mine, which has intensified as the summer wanes, I made some discoveries, and a highlight is Marilynn Hughes. Let me tell you the story of how I came to find this remarkable person. As you may have seen in my previous post, I had been reading Autobiography of a Yogi, […]

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How Your Practice Affects Others

The other evening – it was more like late afternoon about 4:30 or 5 – my 8-year-old son Aidan needed to get his piano practice started. He always gets a resting break for about an hour after his summer camp is done for the day. But today he wasn’t having it and he had a […]

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Noticing Physical Sensations

One of the aspects of my spiritual practice is mindfulness, and many, if not all, teachers say that the main way to be in the present moment is to “be in your body”. As humans we experience the world through our five senses, then getting in touch with how the body experiences each of these […]

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Non-Material Girl

Ever since I was in my late teens and early twenties, I felt disenchanted with the material world. You could call me the opposite of Madonna’s famous song and say I’m a Non-Material Girl. Here are a few stories and examples; do you relate to any of these anecdotes? No more Christmas presents. I remember […]

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