Sunday, May 9, 2010

spring and all

can't quite remember william carlos williams' full musings on spring and all ... not surprised, my mind is elsewhere. somewhere in between the stress of work, the challenge of the spiritual and the cleaning out of winter funk to make way for the good, the positive, the cheerful.

maybe i'll head out to the studio and play with some broken furniture...paint a drawer and fill it with nonsense...or something sure to bring a smile.
i know! i'll mosaic an old mailbox. that's it! decision made. i'm off.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

public art in georgetown texas and thoughts

Happy Trails banner project, headed by fearless Nick Ramos of was a blast! How fun to see my artwork on display for many to see on one of downtown Georgetown, Texas streets.

Georgetown Artworks is doing great things to bring art to the public and to get many people involved in creating art. I call my piece "Happy Hearts and Happy Tails make Happy Trails"...

Saturday, July 18, 2009

One of the Reasons Why I admire Martin Luther King

Martin Luther King, Jr. on the Justice of God said...
Strength to Love (Fortress Press: 1982), p. 20.
At times we need to know that the Lord is a God of justice. When slumbering giants of injustice emerge in the earth, we need to know that there is a God of power who can cut them down like the grass and leave them withering like the green herb. When our most tireless efforts fail to stop the surging sweep of oppression, we need to know that in this universe is a God whose matchless strength is a fit contrast to the sordid weakness of man. But there are also times when we need to know that God possesses love and mercy. When we are staggered by the chilly winds of adversity and battered by the raging storms of disappointment and when through our folly and sin we stray into some destructive far country and are frustrated because of a strange feeling of homesickness, we need to know that there is Someone who loves us, cares for us, understands us, and will give us another chance. When days grow dark and nights grow dreary, we can be thankful that our God combines in his nature a creative synthesis of love and justice which will lead us through life's dark valleys and into sunlit pathways of hope and fulfillment.

Saturday, July 11, 2009

By Gosh, I think I've Got It!!

The love I have is so Alive! Hope yours is too...This is a rock that my sister gave to me years and years ago. Photo taken in my outdoor shower while still damp. Posted by Picasa

Friday, June 12, 2009

On The Market...707 W. Live Oak...New House feels like Home

The house is finished! I must say Steve Giunta of SGFHC, Inc., did an AMAZING job on this Tim McIntyre architected home. Timeless appeal with contemporary touches, 5 Star Energy Efficiency rating was achieved, making this a superior Green Home -- the hand trowled plaster walls actually ionize the air!

We had fun with the interior, the main living area is cozy and super clean...the stainless appliances and white cabinetry gleam with punches of black glass tile shimmering in the well-lit kitchen and dining areas.
Kenny Hilbig of Moreland Properties is using his Realtor expertise to sell the home, while Greening & Murphy staged the home.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Signficance of Seven - 707 Live Oak Nearing Completion

So, we've added another artist to the collective of creative folks who have assisted in the building of the home at 707 Live Oak. Carol T. Giunta has hand forged three numerals to be displayed on one of the white gables...simplistic, they have a touch of a contemporary feel, but are timeless...

I ask and wikipedia responded with the significance of the number 7? Whatever your spiritual leanings may be, the answer provided gives some delightful food for thought:

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-- The number 7 is important in both the Old Testament and the New Testament. It seems that numerology was so important that representing an event or series of events with the number 7 helped prove that the story was true. The number 7 was of special importance in the Zoroastrian religion, where there were 7 creations, 7 regions of the world, 7 Amesha Spenta (who became the 7 archangels of Judaism), and so on. This would have a great influence on the evolution of numerology in Judaism. However, the number 7 was already significant in Judaic numerology, indicating some earlier influence.

Some examples of 7 in the Old Testament: the first creation story in Genesis, written during or just after the Babylonian Exile, has seven days; Noah took every clean beast and every bird by sevens, and in seven days it rained; Jacob served seven years for Leah and seven years for Rachel; Egypt had seven years of plenty and seven years of famine. The New Testament has the seven loaves and fishes; seven devils exorcised from Mary Magdalene; forgiveness seventy times seven. Also, Revelation has seven churches and many symbols are seven fold, usually because of the 7 angels (archangels). Luke's Gospel demonstrates that Jesus was predestined for greatness because great men occurred in multiples of seven generations starting from Adam, Enoch at 7, Abraham at 21, David at 35 and Jesus at 77, while Matthew demonstrates that Jesus was predestined for greatness because there were 14 generations from Josiah to Jesus, just as there had been 14 generations from David to Josiah and from Abraham to David (14 being 2 times 7). There were seven heavens and the apocryphal Ascension of Isaiah had the Son descend into the lower world and then re-ascend to the seventh heaven.
In the universal language of mind, in which the spiritual works were written, seven means control.

-- Where zeros follow a seven it refers to a degree of understanding related to the experience of control. On our way to becoming spiritually adept, we must first learn to control the physical body, and the emotions, and gain control of the conscious ego ( our own personal devil, or satan). For a more complete explanation of the meaning of numbers, you may refer to " the Universal Language of Mind, Matthew Interpreted". isbn# 0-944386-15-6 In revelation, the seven churches refers to the seven levels of mind and what must be accomplished in each in order to reach the Christ consciousness, in language of mind.

-- The number 7 is usually equated with the idea of perfection.

Sunday, March 29, 2009

New House fun with Sue Whitney, JunkMarket Style

We've been fortunate to host Sue Whitney, author and public speaker on JunkMarket style -- the essence of reuse, repurpose, recycle and elegant/fun and funky decorating.

We're finishing out the home on 707 Live Oak, yes in the coveted 78704 zip code here in Austin, Texas. Walking through the dust, the tape, the dropcloths, etc., she gave us some terrific ideas for unexpected touches in this place we are creating using local artisans (cabinetry, plasterers, stained glass makers and trim carpenter to name a few)...

The kitchen is AMAZING ... where we'll implement a couple of her surprises that will complement this home that combines contemporary with classic and cottage cues for a cozy, homey feel.