Hard to believe it was 20 years ago I was part of the launch of this wonderful art book “Alla Prima 1” by master artist Richard Schmid. Through handling the order fulfillment of this publication and Richard Schmid’s painting videos (pre-Amazon days!) I had the opportunity to learn about the art and lives of top artists all over this country and beyond. A gift of a lifetime experience it was. Every day I went to work, I had to just stand in awe of the paintings hanging on the walls at West Wind Fine Art, LLC. What God given talent!
If there is a book I’d like to reread, its this one!
“I took my time, running my fingers along the spines of books, stopping to pull a title from the shelf and inspect it. A sense of well-being flowed through me ….” ~ Beth Pattillo
I’m truly convinced it’s time well-spent allowing oneself a lengthy browse in a library. The other day I came across a book that if you read only one book this year, The Awakening of Miss Prim should be it. In my opinion, this publication that I randomly came across should be front and center of any library. For a short time, it probably was. But books, even the best, quickly get backlisted.
Briefly, the storyline goes like this. A woman takes a job as a private librarian in the small town of San Ireneo de Arnois. When she arrives she finds that the community, an enclave of sorts, is filled with villagers from the baker to the florist to shoemaker…
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“Go to the people and the places that set a spark in your soul.” ~ Unknown
Above Photo: Indoor Labyrinth – Spiritual Center, United Methodist Church, Steamboat Springs, CO
Above photo: Interior of Spiritual Center, Steamboat Springs, CO
When the light shines through the window pane of your soul, it’s a beautiful thing. The first time I stepped through the doors of the United Methodist Church in 2008, I never felt more connected to a place of worship since the church of my childhood. That church, the Maryland Presbyterian, is a church that my father and his company built.
The pastor of the church I attend now, The United Methodist in Steamboat Springs, Colorado, in my opinion, is a rock star who offers inspiring words people come to hear in churches in this day and age. Nearly every Sunday, even in a resort community where people come and go with the seasons, the pews are filled to capacity. The connectedness and fellowship in the church is something very special.
My church life and the community of writers have been the best part of living in Steamboat Springs, Colorado. Not even to mention the magnificent landscapes. Others like me who have found a special connectedness here have had an etched brick with their family names or special sentiments placed in the courtyard of the new Spiritual Center. That’s where it will permanently stay.
I captured these photos of the new Spiritual Center at the United Methodist Church early one morning when I was with a group of women preparing for the annual 4th of July fundraiser. The street party held after the parade is hosted by The Tread of Pioneer Museum, the United Methodist and the Episcopal Church, all located within a block. Respectively, the three organizations sell “Routt” beer floats, strawberry sundaes and hot dogs in huge quantities! A seventeen piece band adds to the festivities.
Today is the dedication for this building which will bring much connection, light and life to many people in the years ahead.
Above Photo: The new Spiritual Center at the United Methodist Church in Steamboat Springs, CO
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“We are all one Energy Stream, but what makes the separations or distinguishes the differences is perspective. You are a unique and individual perspective.” ~ Abraham-Hicks
Today we are celebrating creative thinking and creative spirits on All Things Fulfilling. We all know people who even as young children have “marched to the sound of a different drummer” or “keep a different pace than their peers” or perhaps it could be said “they go their own sweet way.”
Some people have a greater tolerance and understanding for deviations in personalities than others. Thankfully “creative spirit” is not frowned upon in children as much as when I was growing up. People have grown to appreciate and celebrate creative thinking more, and the gifts unique perspectives bring to the world.
When I saw this image below, I couldn’t help but ponder what extraordinary thinking and perspective! It’s really cool couture! Yep, it’s a composition made with lettuce and etching.
If the energy is positively channeled, sometimes magnificent things become of children who go along looking at life a little differently. It is what makes life interesting!
See you tomorrow we will have more to say on ways to BE!
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