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Post Canvas And Paint: Abstract 09 – The Unending Edge Of All Things

When I was reborn and when I died I remembered only one thing … I AM, All THAT IS – UNENDING….

The unending edge of all things

Creativity is an essential part of being human, a vital force without which we can exist, but not truly live. – Ann Cashman

Namaste.

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Post Canvas And Paint: Abstract 08 – The Expanding Universe

On a beautiful summer day, we skipped our rocket ships along the waves of space….

The expanding universe

Straight-away the ideas flow in upon me, directly from God, and not only do I see distinct themes in my mind’s eye, but they are clothed in the right forms, harmonies, and orchestration. – Johannes Brahms

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Post Canvas And Paint: Abstract 07 – The Circular Eclipse

The sky turned the brightest day into the darkest night, as I lit a candle to illuminate the ambiguities of my desires….

The circular eclipse

The heart of creativity is an experience of the mystical union; the heart of the mystical union is an experience of creativity. – Julia Cameron

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Post Canvas And Paint: Abstract 06 – The Winding Tapestry

On the winding road every past moment in life followed me as the future fell off the cliff ahead of me….

The winding tapestry

The human mind cannot create anything. It produces nothing until after having been fertilized by experience and meditation; its acquisitions are the gems of its production. – George-Louis Leclerc de Buffon

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Post Canvas And Paint: Abstract 05 – The Returning Tide

As I found myself lost in the sea with no boundaries I never felt the need for gravity or place….

The returning tide

Add to this cruelly delicate organism the overpowering necessity to create, create, create – so that without the creating of music or poetry or books or buildings or something of meaning, his very breath is cut off from him. He must create, must pour out creation. By some strange, unknown, inward urgency he is not really alive unless he is creating. – Pearl S. Buck

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Post Canvas And Paint: Abstract 04 – The Loving Heart

In the translucent sound of night, the color of things to come were just beyond the stars….

The loving heart

Creation is such an elusive thing, for the more we think we are in control, the more we remove ourselves from the actual creation. – Betty Jean Billups

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Post Canvas And Paint: Abstract 03 – The Consuming Sky

As the sky fell to earth I heard a memory, and it was not so long ago that I fell in love….

The consuming sky

A poet feels the impulse to create a work of art when the passive awe provoked by an event is transformed into a desire to express that awe in a rite of worship. – W. H. Auden

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Post Canvas And Paint: Abstract 02 – The Dreaming Void

In a moment forged with the fluttering sounds of dreams in flight, I soon escaped my troubling fears….

The dreaming void

The true locus of creativity is not the genetic process prior to the work but the work itself as it lives in the experience of the beholder. – Monroe Beardsley

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The Hidden Meaning Of Things Expressed In Silence

A peaceful and beautiful place expressed in silence….

Hidden stream on a cool and brisk day

All things, and man as well, should be like nature, without measure. Hans Jean Arp

Nature is often hidden, sometimes overcome, seldom extinguished. –  Sir Francis Bacon

Nature has been mastering itself for some time now, and it is an honor to be able to capture its beauty. – Justin Beckett


Maps and Trails (Turning the Page – A Bend In the Curve Remix)

Crossing the bridge of discovery we find ourselves….

Biking to a new place

Some thoughts on ambition and the nature of Self….

How often in life we complete a task that was beyond the capability of the person we were when we started it. – Robert Brault

Ambition is not what man does… but what man would do. – Robert Browning

It is in our nature to discover things and in our will to reach them. – Walter Smith