Crashing Tales

“Don’t spend time beating on a wall, hoping to transform it into a door.” Coco Chanel (from The Painter’s Keys) One writer sees the culture of creative people as “crashing” leading him to lament about the state of the current art world. He believes artists are seen as “cultural elites” “idle dreamers” or “self-indulgent parasites.” […]

Trusting the Magic

“And suddenly you know.  Its time to start something new and trust the magic of new beginnings.”  Meister Johann Eckhart (from The Painter’s Keys) What is the magic of new beginnings?  A paraphrasing of the dictionary definition of magic calls it a power that allows people to do impossible things.  “Impossible things” is a wide-open […]

The Captivating Amaryllis

Symbolic of success, strength and determination, the Amaryllis’ name means “to sparkle” and so it does!

Fall is in the Air, and on the Tables, and on the Porches!!

No one can keep on being angry if she looks into the heart of a pansy for a little while.”Ruth Maude Montgomery Fall flowers are some of my favorites, almost as much as spring flowers, maybe!  I think of fall flowers as the last bits of vivid color before the season of brown and gray.  […]

Tuesday Birds-The Elegant Egret

Egrets, Herons, Cranes and storks are often confused in folklore and real life.  These long legged wading birds alternate between elegant graceful shallow water walking to awkward wing flapping squawks.  The fascination with them is real. Does it matter which one is which in the world of folklore? Some stories are generalized and some are very specific […]

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