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  • Creative Spark

    This blog post is dedicated to one of my favourite artist's, Manuel Nunez.  I first came upon his work while stationed in Hawaii during my military service.  I was in awe of his style and use of pure gold leaf on his paintings. One could say, that this was the initial spark that bolstered my creative side.  Even though that spark would slowly smoulder, for years, until it finally began to kindle and reignite my desire to become an artist again.    Follow the links to learn more and see many of his amazing works.   

    Artist Manuel Nunez Bio         Collection of Works

    Carpe Diem...

  • Basking in Reflected Glory

    After the recent results of the Super Bowl and the chaos that ensued. I was introduced to this article about the tendency of individuals to associate themselves with the successful.  I personally never understood the hysteria behind the win or loss of a specific sports team. To some degree, I can understand the overall engagement and sense of camaraderie but to care to the point where NOTHING else is important in this world, is just insanity.  Click on the Team Insanity link to read the article.  TEAM INSANITY
  • A true inspiration

    Today I have to pay homage to one of my favorites, Thomas Heatherwick. Some say more designer than artist but to me what truly is the difference.  This particular image is his "Pavilion" or the Seed Cathedral.  Each strand holds an individual seed encased in a fiber optic line. We are talking 250,000 different seed and strands!

      The studio developed the idea of the UK Pavilion exploring the relationship between nature and cities. From here came Heatherwicks idea of involving Kew Garden's Millennium Seed Bank Partnership whose mission is to collect the seeds of 25% of the worlds plant species by 2020.  

    The studio's intention is to create an atmosphere of reverence around this formidable collection of the world’s botanical resources; a moment of personal introspection in a powerful silent space.

    For more information on this amazing individual just click on this link below.

    Thomas Heatherwick 

     

     

  • Balance

    I've been struggling to find the perfect work/life balance every since we moved over a year ago. Compound that with the joy of pregnancy and the birth of our child, I have not felt right, creative wise, this whole time.  Today brought a semblance of peace. Sometimes we just have to embrace the changes in our lives and begin fresh and we'd be surprised at the beautiful equilibrium that follows.
  • Law of Success #2 - Self Confidence

    I've talked about Napoleon Hill's "Laws of Success" before and I will preach about its lessons till my dying days.   The second chapter is about Self Confidence. I've struggled with this in the past and it rears its head from time to time, but it is a trait that must be practised, for those like myself, before it becomes a natural state of mind.

      Otherwise, without it, one will finds ways to hinder their own progress in any endeavour they choose in life. 

    Hill States  that....... Self-Confidence will help you master the six basic fears with which every person is (cursed): the fear of Poverty, the fear of Ill Health, the fear of Old Age, the fear of (Criticism), the fear of Loss of Love of Someone, and the fear of Death. It will teach you the difference between (egotism) and real self-confidence which is based upon definite, usable knowledge.

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