Saturday, November 29, 2014

Marsha's Kitchen

Monday, May 19, 2014

Our Invisible Bodies

Reshot from the movie "Rowing with the Wind"
These photos, all but one of which I originally shot, remind me of a book by Jay Alfred called OUR INVISIBLE BODIES.

Sunday, April 27, 2014


"Without a peaceful mind and a healthy body, happiness must remain at a distance."
        Paul Brunton

Thursday, April 10, 2014

THE KYBALION: A Study of the Hermetic Philosophy
(Excerpts from the book)

"The Universe being wholly mental, it follows that it may be ruled only by mentality."

"The wise man falls in with the Law and by understanding its movements, he operates it instead of being its blind slave."

"There are many planes of causation and one may use the laws of the higher to overcome the laws of the lower."

"There is a Higher Plane of consciousness, as well as the ordinary Lower Plane, and the Master by rising mentally to the Higher Plane causes the swing of the mental pendulum to manifest on the Lower Plane, and he, dwelling on the Higher Plane, escapes the consciousness of the swing backward."

"This is affected by polarizing on the Higher Self, and thus raising the mental vibrations of the Ego above those of the ordinary plane of consciousness."

"By changing your polarity, you may master your moods, change your mental states, remake your disposition, and build up character."

"Unless one acquires the art of changing his own polarity, he will be unable to affect his environment."

"To change your mood or mental state -- change your vibration."

"One may change his mental vibrations by an effort of Will, in the direction of deliberately fixing his Attention upon a more desirable state."

"Will directs the Attention, and Attention changes the Vibration."

"Without the active aid of the Will of the Masculine Principle, the Feminine Principle is apt to rest content with generating mental images which are the result of impressions received from outside instead of producing original mental creations."

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

"Drawing is Thinking"

Some excerpts from the introduction by Judith Thurman:

"To perceive something is to recognize it.  But to recognize something is not necessarily to perceive it."

"This (book) is a journey, but our guide won't tell us where we're going, and every reader has to reach his own destination."

"...the tension between inevitability and surprise..."

"However one defines beauty, its spell holds distraction at bay, and creates a sanctuary from which randonness is excluded."

"In that space of time, we have, however briefly, the chance of becoming present to ourselves--and one with art."

"In Glaser's view, art is one of, and perhaps the most important of, our species' tools for survival."

"...when we speak of love 'losing its mystery,' we are...describing our own lazy surrender to sensoty domestication."

" artist like Glaser,...navigates the marketplace of our visusl culture, without compromising his ideals."

Friday, March 7, 2014

A Minority View?

"Nothing is so important to a man as the company of intelligent women."

                    Leo Tolstoy

Makes you wonder sometimes, doesn't it?

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Playing with "Waterlogue"

What fun I'm having playing with a new app for my iPhone:  Waterlogue!

Heard about it on Garance Dore's blog and spent two whole days upgrading my operating system so that I could purchase it for $2.99.

But it was all worth it as it turns photographs into amazing watercolors.

And they print up beautifully.  I did enhance this view of St. Sulplice a little, pumped up the color a couple of notches.

Monday, February 10, 2014

Child at Sunset

This is a photo I took when Bert was just three years old at the pond at Reston Place.

I was thinking of turning it into a watercolor using the new app, Waterlogue, but on second thought, I don't think it can be improved on.

So, here it is again.