Category Archives: Art

Piece By Painted Piece

This month’s theme at the BeZine is “The Healing Value of the Arts”. The Arts have an intrinsic value in and of themselves, of course, but most of the time when people read or hear the word “Art”, they don’t … Continue reading

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Art Lessons

The theme for January at the BeZine is Parents and Parenting.  It took me reaching adulthood to realize how lucky I am to have an artistic, creative mother.  I imagine that all parents strive to teach their children important life … Continue reading

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What if?

“The imagination imitates. It is the critical spirit that creates.” ~ Oscar Wilde Imagination vs. Critical Spirit is the theme for July over at the BeZine.  I’ve been pondering these words and what they mean. When I first read the … Continue reading

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Perfection and Creation

We have a saying in my family, “Nothing to it, but to do it.” It’s meant to be a motivator, a call to action, and can be applied in many different situations.  When it comes to the craft of creating, … Continue reading

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Tropical Thoughts…

It’s summertime here in the South, and the weather puts one in mind of the tropics; the steamy humidity, warm summer sun combine to promise that you’ll need another shower as soon as you dare to step foot outside. Many … Continue reading

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Pressed Flower Power and a Sunny Spinach Pie

It is SUCH a blessing to have a mother who is an artist! My mother recently hosted a workshop where we made flower presses and feasted on home-made goodies. I had never given much thought to the process of dried … Continue reading

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The Packrat Gene and the Clutter Queen

((With the new year upon us, many will be thinking about “de-cluttering” their lives for a fresh, new start. Buddhism and Taoism teach us that all that “stuff” we acquire and become attached to is actually detrimental to our lives … Continue reading

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