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MEXICAN ORCHID FOR LA FLORITA Copyright by Michael (Miguel) Forbus

Mexican Orchid For La Florita



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aco picked this orchid for La Florita, his love, during the Festival of the Dead in Oaxaca. He was to meet her in the Zócalo at Zaruela's. He waited and waited and paid the mariachi to play Una Paloma Blanca over and over. They didn't mind. He also was heavy handed with the liter of El Presidente he had at the table.



He cradled the orchid as he would a wounded bird and splashed ice water on it for hours and finally it began to… Continue

Added by Michael Forbus on July 19, 2009 at 3:33pm — 1 Comment

Miguel and Paloma

Miguel and Paloma



M

y beautiful Paloma, there was a time in my life when I was not calm. I was a vessel with a tattered sail tossed about in an ominous sea.



As a young man, I had become quite restless and when I finally was of age I went to sea. It was no place for a young boy, but the closeness to death every week helped me grow the body of a man and the mind followed. We were a rough bunch and I always tried to remain a gentleman. I studied while at sea and… Continue

Added by Michael Forbus on July 19, 2009 at 3:28pm — 2 Comments

LAVENDER ORCHIDS FOR THE QUEEN OF LIGHT copyright by Michael (Miguel) Forbus

Lavender Orchids For The Queen of Light



I

was born without sight in San Paolo. My dear parents went to God shortly thereafter from the tainted water in the street. I lived in a box of a house in the Thieves’ Ghetto. I had to beg for food or visit the garbage heap as a last resort. I always thought I could see shadows and light but probably not. The darkness was bad for the child and the adult as they had to lead me through the barrio to the piles of garbage that we ate. I had… Continue

Added by Michael Forbus on July 18, 2009 at 5:06pm — 17 Comments

~~You have been chosen to change the world~~

~God has created you in the image of himself~



~You have everything that you need to be happy joyous and free~



~God is so close to you ~



~He loves youpassionately and wants to walk with you ~



~God lives inside of you~



~All spiritual journeys are unique, but they have common steps along the way~



~The steps don't always occur in a particular order~



~God within you will guide you along the journey~



~God's… Continue

Added by Theonesoul on July 18, 2009 at 4:35am — 6 Comments

God has taught me

God has taught me so much

that I am no longer

A Christian, a Hindu, a Muslim,

A Buddhist or a Jew.



I am God s child and I have god within which is endless divine love and light



God has taught me so much that I am no longer A man or a woman



I become a pure soul with god within

I become You , they , he, she as I have the god within me

I am love

I am peace

I am oneness

I am nothing but everything

And

I am… Continue

Added by Theonesoul on July 18, 2009 at 4:33am — No Comments

THE POWER OF A STRONG WILL

The world said : You are delicate, you can't do this

My mind said : No problem, I can

The world warned : This way will be tough and rough

My mind said : I want to test my skills and abilities

The world recommended : Follow this new trend

My mind said : Thank you, I will set my own trend

The world advised : Do it this way

My mind said : I will do it my way

Muscle power said : If you don't listen, I will beat you

My mind said : Want to taste my… Continue

Added by Dr. Krishna Kumari Challa on July 15, 2009 at 8:30am — 7 Comments

Love In a Room in San Miguel de Allende

D

o you remember coming back from the long hike to the ruins, burning from the sun, to this beautiful room full of evening light, sheer mosquito netting and the Aztec sun orchids that adorned our room? My only flora, do you remember? We had a few cold Negra Modelos and you put lemons in yours, as you cared not for the yuppie lime. I always laughed at that. You were always so different than anyone I ever knew.



You laid the vase on the bed cradled in the pillows and just stared… Continue

Added by Michael Forbus on July 14, 2009 at 7:00pm — 9 Comments

Morning thought

"Truth is more in the process than in the result."

~ Jiddu Krishnamurti

Added by Michael Forbus on July 13, 2009 at 4:30pm — No Comments

A quote from my favorite Chilean Poet, Pablo Neruda.

“I love you without knowing how, or when, or from where. I love you straightforwardly, without complexities or pride; so I love you because I know no other way.”

Added by Michael Forbus on July 13, 2009 at 2:48pm — No Comments

Chance Meeting

I woke way before dawn today and again my heart was telling me lies. Before I had the morning tea, my head began to remind me how old I was. The sadness washed over me like the Scottish rain in the Highlands. I had been in a state of solitude for half of my life and it looked like the other half was headed that way. I had a stone house I had built and a sturdy farm horse. As always, I planted a sumptuous garden, as blooms are food for the eyes.



I needed to take a long walk to…
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Added by Michael Forbus on July 12, 2009 at 10:18am — 4 Comments

Persevering Obstacles - The Art of Tearing Down Walls

Personally and professionally, most people encounter obstacles in their paths to growth and success. There are times when the size and number of roadblocks can overshadow your vision, making goals and projects seem insurmountable. It is much easier to step over a molehill, than to climb Mt. Everest.



Being able to assess, adapt and overcome are important qualities for individuals and teams to succeed at conquering difficulties. The manner in which we approach situations often dictates… Continue

Added by RGebbiePhoto on July 4, 2009 at 8:44pm — 1 Comment

El Arte de Dios

He pintado

ramas enjoyadas

en las ventanas del corazón

y cojines de terciopelo

sobre los sillones sacros

de la pobreza…



Sobre las paredes del boudoir

he pintado con acuarelas:

cumbres inviolables,

hayales y jardines,

pastizales y fincas.



Levanté con cuidado

balaustradas de mármol

sobre desniveles morales,

y decoré con tartán

el Arte de Dios.





© 2008. Eleonora Ruffo Giordani

Tutti i… Continue

Added by Eleonora Ruffo Giordani on July 4, 2009 at 3:30pm — No Comments

"The colour of illumination " Poetry by Elisabetta Errani Emaldi





The colour of illumination



Back in the far away time of the universe,

a pearl of sensual pleasure falls between two

parentheses and closes the gate of the earthy

deceit leaving grow in my summer garden,

under the olive tree of peace, a sea

of orange flowers,

the colour of illumination.



Universal love to the beat of the heart that awakens.



The refrain from selfish and… Continue

Added by Elisabetta Errani Emaldi on June 26, 2009 at 9:21pm — No Comments

Science & Art - Reality - Proof & Perception

Earlier I used to wonder why there are different parameters in Science & Art to judge a "GOOD" work. Now, I feel, these are the reasons for the differences:

In Science, a person is treated good & given importance & respect based on his "work" irrespective of his age or experience. Because all scientific work can be proved & all scientific theories can stand the tests of scrutiny. Science is based on proof & reality.

However, in Art a person is treated good in a… Continue

Added by Dr. Krishna Kumari Challa on May 31, 2009 at 8:30am — 14 Comments

how do i go about pricing my paintings

i need to know how do i price my paintings ??

Added by Chandan Rao on May 29, 2009 at 11:51am — 1 Comment

Creaticity Springs from a Choreogrphed set of of Mental Events- From Seed Magazine May 2009

FROM JACKSON POLLOCK TO JOHN COLTRANE — HOW CREATIVITY SPRINGS FROM A CHOREOGRAPHED SET OF MENTAL EVENTS.







Al Kooper didn’t know what to play. He’d told some half-truths to get into Bob Dylan’s recording session — the musicians were working on some song tentatively titled “Like A Rolling Stone” — and Kooper had been assigned the Hammond organ. There was only one problem: Kooper didn’t play the organ. He was a guitarist.



The first takes were predictably… Continue

Added by Frank Shifreen on May 26, 2009 at 8:15am — 1 Comment

Biocentrism- key to Understanding the Universe- Discover Magazine May 2009

How we understand the Universe is how we understand art-Frank



Adapted from Biocentrism: How Life and Consciousness Are the Keys to Understanding the True Nature of the Universe, by Robert Lanza with Bob Berman, published by BenBella Books in May 2009.

The farther we peer into space, the more we realize that the nature of the universe cannot be understood fully by inspecting spiral galaxies or watching distant supernovas. It lies deeper. It involves our very selves.

This… Continue

Added by Frank Shifreen on May 20, 2009 at 10:53am — 1 Comment

German Venus oldest piece of Figurative Art ( From Cosmos Magazine- one of many sources)

News · Ancient worlds · Society & Culture

News

German 'Venus' oldest piece of figurative art

Thursday, 14 May 2009

Agence France-Presse



Fertility icon: The Venus, carved in ivory but turned a reddish brown by millennia spent in clayey silt, comprises six fragments recovered last September.

Credit: Nicholas Conard/AFP







PARIS: She's six centimetres tall, with breasts that make Dolly Parton look flat-chested – and, at more than 35,000… Continue

Added by Frank Shifreen on May 20, 2009 at 10:12am — No Comments

Article from Smithsonian- Forensic Astronomer solves Fine Art Puzzles

Forensic Astronomer Solves Fine Arts Puzzles



Astrophysicist Don Olson breaks down the barriers between science and art by analyzing literature and paintings from the past



By Jennifer Drapkin and Sarah Zielinski

Smithsonian magazine, April 2009

In painter Edvard Munch's Girls on the Pier, three women lean against a railing facing a body of water in which houses are reflected. A peach-colored orb appears in the sky, but, curiously, casts no reflection in the water.… Continue

Added by Frank Shifreen on May 19, 2009 at 1:08pm — 1 Comment

Art World's obsession with science is reaching ridiculous proportions!

An increasing number of artists are choosing science as their themes. That is okay. But if it becomes an obsession & reaches ridiculous proportions? Here is an example:



A curator of an exhibition in New york aims to spark a debate over the idea that plastic surgery is ART! He gives the example of rhinoplasty, the surgery of nose reconstruction, where he thinks artistic skill & certain amount of creativity is necessary to give people perfect noses! The exhibition, titled "I AM… Continue

Added by Dr. Krishna Kumari Challa on May 4, 2009 at 1:30pm — No Comments

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