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Yukon: One of the last great wildernesses

Yukon: One of the last great wildernesses

There’s gold, and it’s haunting and haunting; It’s luring me on as of old; Yet it isn’t the gold that I’m wanting So much as just finding the gold. It’s the great, big, broad land ’way up yonder, It’s the forests where silence has lease; It’s the beauty that thrills...

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Fun in the sun, art show and now gearing up for the Yukon

Fun in the sun, art show and now gearing up for the Yukon

The trick is to enjoy life. Don't wish away your days, waiting for better ones ahead." That's my handsome guy Paul and the love of my life, in the photo. I'm standing on the tips of my toes to get in the shot. Yup he's tall and I'm kinda short. We made a mini vacation...

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Announcing Beautiful World’s Canada Legacy Project

Announcing Beautiful World’s Canada Legacy Project

Last year as I dived deep into asking myself what type of an artist I really wanted to be and what legacy I wanted to leave behind, this idea for a BEAUTIFUL WORLD PROJECT whispered in my heart. A project devoted to lighting up the world through art by celebrating a...

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Becoming truly alive…

Becoming truly alive…

The teaching of the Buddha tells you clearly and plainly to make this the most magnificent and wonderful moment of your life.” I had recently completed my first passion project painting—something that became so much more than I imagined it could be. It was a very...

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Stop waiting for Friday…

Stop waiting for Friday…

We must wake up to the marvelous reality of life. We must begin to live fully and truly, every moment of our daily lives." I think this is something we all hope to experience, to be and do - living fully every day. I'm getting there more and more and more... But, I...

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Have you become a slave to finding happiness?

Have you become a slave to finding happiness?

When you have an idea that is making you suffer, you should let go of it, even (or perhaps especially) if it is an idea about your own happiness... Perhaps you [too] are the prisoner of your own notion of happiness. There are thousands of paths that lead to happiness,...

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The mantra every artist must adopt…

The mantra every artist must adopt…

Love the moment, and the energy of that moment will spread beyond all boundaries." It's been a crazy couple of weeks here, between finishing up my Toronto painting and preparing a reveal and getting word from Art Fusion Galleries in Miami that they selected seven of...

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Live the story you want to tell…

Live the story you want to tell…

The Buddha and Jesus taught exactly the same thing: you create a beautiful life by creating fertile conditions, not by asking for anything. In my own words, what I hear them saying is this: You can have anything you want - why, you can have things you don't know you...

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