I took my daughter and her friend to a alternative rock concert in San Francisco last weekend and got some time alone to go gallery hoping. I was in heaven! Saw a lot of famous artists work up close and personal. There is something about looking at them live that doesn’t compare to a book or online gallery. YOu can see the brushstrokes and textures plus the size of some of them are so large. I have to start painting large. My artist friends keep telling me that and now I know why. I found a great mixed media gallery called Hang with all kinds of personal inspiration.
…the howls of the dogs were barely discernable through the trees but he knew they coming for him. Starved for days by their unearthy masters and driven mad with rage by whips and hot brands, nothing would stop the hounds pursuit. None of that was of any concern right now to the man watching golden brown leaves falling from the trees. They piled silently atop white mounds of snow, twisting in the morning sunlight like small dancing faries. The howls grew louder, closer. Sluggishly awaking from a dream like state, the man poured out small flower seeds from a leather pouch and cast them across the ground. When the dogs and their fire breathing masters rode by all they saw was a wall of sunflowers, twenty feet high and giving off a pungent smell, causing them to move eastward, away from the man fallen on the carpet of leaves and snow, a slight smile on his sleeping face…
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For the last 15 years, psychologist Dr. Ken Pargament has studied the role of spirituality and religion in people grappling with illness, deaths of loved ones, being fired, major crimes, terrorism, and war. He has challenged popular stereotypes about religion and documented the many faces of faith in coping with crisis. To help people better understand their own spiritual coping styles, regardless of doctrine, he has created this self-measure.
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