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Having a "THING" about Crowns... Prescience of Destiny

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Having a "THING" about Crowns... Prescience of Destiny

I had a "THING" about crowns when I was about this age. I had a brown glass pill bottle that I kept secreted in my nightstand drawer.  I collected all kinds of tiny jeweled crowns from decorative buttons to costume jewelry, brooches, earrings, everything crowns. I felt it was imperative that I had these on hand. They gave me great joy and filled me with awe, wonder and mystery. (If I had had a crown like the one pictured above, I would have swooned in rapture)   I grew up and some 35+ years later, in 2000, when I arrived...

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Devotional Art An Artist's Life Contemplation & Meditation

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Devotional Art An Artist's Life Contemplation & Meditation

Making devotional art creates a dialogue from silent holy place deep inside of us to the spiritual worlds or deity. Creating a devotional icon opens the space to the divine ground of the World, as a question, prayer or commitment in the on-going conversation of the heart.This Mary altar piece is made from found objects found at thrift stores in the Bay area. It seemed like every thrift-store,  there were Mary and Christ figurines, and as I cannot leave a doll behind, I also found I could not leave these behind. So became a collection of divine deities. I was...

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An Artist's Life: Warm Weather Santa Barbara Daze Swimming as a Life Saving Spiritual Practice

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An Artist's Life: Warm Weather Santa Barbara Daze Swimming as a Life Saving Spiritual Practice

After four days of June-Gloom in May, the sun came out today in time for my morning swim. It's so much nicer swimming in the warm salty water, than chilled water that the sun hasn't kissed in days. Especially early in the morning,  in a breeze. In the pool I don't think. Sometimes, I pray, but mostly swimming is a form of prayer, isn't it?  There are Walking Prayers, and a long one is called a Camino, a pilgrimage, right? Well, lets add Swimming as Prayer to list. I always feel somewhat redeemed after swimming. I can gird my loins...

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Santa Barbara Art & Soul Work: Living in the Becoming of the Thing Dream

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Santa Barbara Art & Soul Work: Living in the Becoming of the Thing Dream

        I am with two people. One is an older lady the other is a shorter man who reminds me of Lance in the Detectorists. I am listening to Lance. He is leaning back against a doorway, with his hand behind his back discussing spirituality with the older woman. Their question seemed to be, "How does one make a start" I hesitated, but sat at the table across from the woman. There were bits and bobs on the table. I said, "One way is to live in the Becoming." They asked what that meant. I replied by...

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