Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Take your heart where ever you go today.

Take your heart where ever you go today.
Even if it means to let go.

What's in your dragon today? If you do not bring forth what is within you, what is within you will destroy you.  From the Gospel of St Thomas.

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Not in time

Is there a part of you that is not in TIME? If you find it, rest in it. You can't smell it, you can hear it, you can't think about it, you can only experience it. by Ram Dass

Here is another wisdom card from Crystal's deck. 

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Zoey's Ever Changing Bubble of Now

Zoey knows that she is living in Time and Space. That is the way of our world after all. She can't help but wonder if maybe there is another world out there where she can feel better connected.

Thursday, May 31, 2018

Marcel Duchamp

May 31rst

Marcel Duchamp pioneered a movement called Ready-Made Art. He declared that ideas were more interesting to him than visual products that were merely "beautiful."  The MoMa website on Duchamp challenges us with the following questions. Today I am answering.

What should art provide the maker and the viewer?


Who is it for?

Anyone it speaks to.

Where does one encounter art?

In the place where from and the formless meet. Which means, at ever turn, where ever our senses take us.

What is the role of the artist?

To facilitate the discovery of meaning, even if after careful inspection the meaning gets lost.

Art that stirs up controversy has no meaning for me.

Art should help us leave the realm of time and place 
where even our thoughts take a back seat.

Good Art takes us into a timeless spaceless dimension.

 Signed Izzy the Curator of the Bjorn Museum

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Crystal Gardens gets some stained glass today.

 Crystal would like to have an outdoor garden of stained glass. 

So she hired Zoey to help her out. 

First she went to the library and find a book on stained glass. 

and here it is before she took it outside into the magic of the garden

Monday, May 21, 2018

Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

Quote of the day

"Someday, after mastering the winds, the waves, the tides and gravity, we shall harness for God the energies of love, and then, for a second time in the history of the world, man will have discovered fire."
Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

Saturday, May 19, 2018

A Contribution to Statistics

Here's a great link that Becker brought to my attention

Polish poet Wislawa Szymborska (1923-2012)  won the 1996 Nobel Prize for literature; I am saddened by her death-- yesterday, February 1, at her home in Krakow. But one cannot help but rejoice for her poems.  Szymborska did not shy from use of mathematical ideas.  As in this sample:

A Contribution to Statistics   by Wislawa Szymborska
    Out of every hundred people
    those who always know better:
   -- fifty-two,    
   doubting every step
   -- nearly all the rest,
   glad to lend a hand
   if it doesn't take too long:
  -- as high as forty-nine,
   always good,
   because they can't be otherwise:
   -- four, well maybe five,
   able to admire without envy
   -- eighteen,
   living in constant fear
   of someone or something
   -- seventy-seven.
   capable of happiness:
   -- twenty-something tops,
   harmless singly,
   savage in crowds
   -- half at least,
   when forced by circumstances:
   -- better not to know,
   even b allpark figures,
   wise after the fact
   -- just a couple more
   than wise before it,
   taking only things from life
   -- forty
   (I wish I were wrong),
   hunched in pain,
   no flashlight in the dark
   -- eighty-three
   sooner or later,
   worthy of compassion
   -- ninety-nine.
   -- a hundred out of one hundred.
   Thus far this figure still remains unchanged.

Monday, April 30, 2018

April 30 IFJM Gala Opening

The Gala Opening
Monday April 30th, 2018

I painted this one from a photograph of last night just before the party got really rolling.  And what a magical night it was! Cindy and I are on the left guarding the opening doors to make sure no food or drink goes into the exhibit.  Becker is in the front waiting for his friend, the art critique, Tony. Daphne from the White Wash Barn is here talking to Zoey and Fiona. The Strickland Kid is on the right mulling around with Chris waiting for their friends to arrive. The place started getting really crowded and when the chamber musicians arrived, everyone got in the mood for a sipping wine under the stars and musing about our short lives here on this planet. What kind of mark shall we leave? Like the Masters of the Renaissance, what sort of friendships and connections will help us be our very best selves? 

And now look at our mystery guest! It's Enid!!!