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The Sands of Time were Eroded by the River of Constant Change

I was 16 and was lying in bed  listening to Steve Wright’s Radio Forth late night show. He unexpectedly played a piece I hadn’t heard before by a group called Genesis. Within seconds I sat up and was attentive. This was so different from anything I had ever heard before. A piece called ‘Firth of Fifth’ ( a nice synchronicity with the Firth of Forth where I lived) from their album ‘Selling England by the Pound’. It went so deep. … Continue reading

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A Portrait of Womanness

I always said I don’t paint people. No portraits, faces, nothing. Only abstract designs and mandalas. But over the past week or so I have found myself drawn more and more to create a woman on canvas using my acrylics. And today I couldn’t resist. I went up into my attic and pulled out my paints. Without any visual references. Just painting. As it comes. From the heart. I used to be ashamed of my portraits and people drawings back … Continue reading

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Oracle Cards and John De Ruiter

It’s Thursday again and the day that I always pick oracle cards for those of you who visit me on my Inspired Art and Living Facebook page. I often like to pick one for myself too and share in the fun. So, today being no exception, I decided to take part. Now interestingly, I already picked some cards for myself a few days and ago and was prompted to pick up John De Ruiter’s amazing book ‘Unveiling Reality’ and start … Continue reading

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See What Happens When You Make Assumptions

I recently had an interaction with a friend where I hadn’t responded to something and she made an assumption about what was going on and responded in a way that could have damaged our friendship. And it really hit me how important it is to not jump the gun and take action on partial information. Here are some of my thoughts on this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XS_5NsDv8qk It turned out due to circumstances that I had had no opportunity to respond to what … Continue reading

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