25 Oct 2016

Painting Dreams at CoSM

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Painting Dreams at CoSM

Preface: I attended the CoSM Visionary Painting  Intensive with fifteen other skilled visionary painters at the Chapel of Sacred Mirrors in Wappinger Falls, New York in July, 2016. Arriving at the Dream Land There’s something about riding a train to a destination that puts me in that contemplative creative mood. Departing from Grand Central Station on a Saturday afternoon, the […]

8 Jun 2016

Alcohol: Good Friend or Branded Outlaw?

Alcohol: Good Friend or Branded Outlaw?

I want to share something very important with you, from the heart, and I hope you take a few minutes to read and strongly consider what I have to share. I grew up like any other suburban kid in a pretty good school system with good influences like baseball, basketball, skateboarding, snowboarding and other activities […]

18 Jan 2016

Client Spotlight: Shriners International

Client Spotlight: Shriners International

What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you think of Shriners? Funny hat. Clowns and tiny cars. Egyptian symbolism and a mysterious connection to the Freemasons maybe? Since becoming the designers of the Shriner Magazine: Pride and Tradition, we have learned much more about this great organization and the work they do for children.

19 May 2015

Upwards Inspiration In Zion Park

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Upwards Inspiration In Zion Park

Blinding white void can be daunting. As someone who is always looking for opportunities to explore the edges of life, the edges of creativity, the edges of inspiration and dive into the center of that void, I find comfort in the “uncomfortable” and in the unknown. This void is the surrender that leaves expansive room for inspiration […]

31 Mar 2015

Global Action Coalition: bringing harmony across the world

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Global Action Coalition: bringing harmony across the world

We love this great green earth and the inhabitants that live in it. As a creative business we feel it’s our job to be stewards of creation and provide service to those that help others. Yes, we work to make a living so we can enjoy our own freedoms, but along with that goal is one of supporting others in […]

25 Dec 2014

How To Spend Five Days Making Xmas Cards

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How To Spend Five Days Making Xmas Cards

Okay, I’m starting to see the value in cards. I’ve never been a big fan of greeting cards but I’ve learned to see their value as I get older. Christmas cards are great and I always love getting them from friends and family because its so rare to get something personal in the mail anymore. Cards […]

31 Oct 2014

Why Art is More Valuable Than Gold.

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Why Art is More Valuable Than Gold.

Gold, the most valuable and sought after metal in the world. It has captured the hearts and minds of millions and is among the most treasured metals and is an integral part of many cultures and ceremonies. It has held its value steadily over human life span and currently is valued at around $1,200/oz. While gold […]

17 Sep 2014

Adobe Ink & Slide Review

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Adobe Ink & Slide Review

When I first learned about the release of Adobe’s niche stylus, Ink & Slide, I was amazed at the potential such little tools could offer. After watching a the introductory video I was sold and this little device would soon be part of my creative toolkit. I ordered the Ink & Slide and during the unboxing […]

16 Aug 2014

Art in motion

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Art in motion

My first art class in kindergarten started me on my path to being a hands-on artist and gave me an immediate connection to raw earth materials. Since then I have produced creative works involving graphite, clay, oils, acrylics and everything between. Since the invention of Photoshop, the tablet and the amazingly inspired design of apple […]

13 Aug 2014

Its 6am, let’s head for New York…

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Its 6am, let’s head for New York…

Its 6am at our cozy little house in Morrisonville, IL (pop. 1100) and we are headed northeast to New York City (pop 8,405,837). Road trippin is by far the best way to travel and experience the amazing roads that wind through America. We’ve driven through IN, OH, PA, NY, NJ and caught up with our brother, our […]