october 26, 2018

“There are two ways of being rich: one is to have all you want, the other is to be satisfied with what you have.” ~ Unknown     Several months ago I bought an incredible piece of art by VL Cox. Lynette (VL) and I have been friends for a couple of decades now (courtesy Angie Bliss Fanning), and her career as an artist has skyrocketed in that time. In

march 12, 2016

“All complaints about life today will be ignored unless they are submitted in the format of elegant haiku poetry.” ~ Dr. SunWolf     Lori-Lyn Hurley is one of the most eloquent speakers I know. From lunch conversation to contemplative dialogue, she is thoughtful and succinct in everything she says. We’ll add that to her laundry list of talents. I had the honor of being in a discussion with her today at ArtsPlace

december 5, 2015

“One of the greatest lessons in life is learning to be happy without the things we cannot or should not have.” ~ Richard L. Evans     It started with a completely out-of-this-world foggy/frosty morning drive to the little hamlet of Ewing, Kentucky. There, at a small gallery called Soul Mates, Stacy Yelton and I attended an extraordinary artist discussion by Lori-Lyn Hurley (above with her soul mate, the equally

june 28, 2014

“Kind words are short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless.” ~ Mother Teresa     While working on Lori-Lyn’s sacred spaces I came across this image. I think it might be my favorite so far. It speaks of peace, faith, tranquility, goodness and harmony; things important in our daily lives to ensure happiness and everlasting peace.     Outside, Lori-Lyn has a Mary Garden. Recently, her nieces,

november 23, 2013

“As your faith is strengthened you will find that there is no longer the need to have a sense of control, that things will flow as they will, and that you will flow with them, to your great delight and benefit.” ~ Emmanuel Teney I went into the office for a few hours. Much to my delight BFF Gordon Hogg was also in the office. His personal space is so chock