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As Hermes Trismegistus once said,

“As above, so below, as within, so without, as the universe, so the soul…”

Aleah Koury‘s painting brings to mind the saying, as above, so below, and the duality of nature – human, or otherwise. For example, the color red symbolize both love and hate; and navy blue represents the mysterious depth of space and sea. Read Full Article →


If you have an e-commerce website, trains probably play a vital role in your product distribution. In another era, humans toiled and sacrificed to lay down tracks, establishing the vast web of interconnecting train lines across America. To this day, we use the rail system to transport goods and people from city to city, coast-to-coast. I’ve always been fascinated by trains, often counting the cars between the engine and caboose. Read Full Article →


As John Greenleaf Whittier once said,

“Swan flocks of lilies shoreward lying,
In sweetness, not in music, dying.”

In many cultures, the water lily symbolizes love, purity and resurrection. In Bernard Weston‘s painting, the red water lily adds an element of surprise to a blue canvas pond. The red represents love, the water represents purity and the depiction of nature represents resurrection or new life. Read Full Article →

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My neighbor mentioned a local hiking trail that she thought I would enjoy. Before beginning, I planned out the path to take to ensure that I would see the significant sites. Once on the trail, I used a map to guide me. I often got confused at the many crossroads and used sign posts for direction. Logic and intuition lead the way as I breathed in the beauty of the trail. Often times I veered off the path, delighting in fascinating discoveries. Feeling refreshed at the end, my mantra, “Enjoy the Journey,” whispered in my ear. Read Full Article →

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As Amy Leigh Mercree once said,

“Breathtaking, splendid, wondrous, sublime,
all those words describe you, exactly as you are.
You are a work of art! Enjoy your beauty.”

Mike Springet‘s painting, Sublime, illustrates the rainy season – when the earth cleanses and rids itself of impurities. Each year, after the rain, new growth begins and a process toward excellence unfolds. Read Full Article →

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As Ken Coleman once said,

“People are most successful when they are in their sweet spot.
Your sweet spot is the intersection where your passion meets your greatest strength.”

Selina Rodriguez‘s painting, titled, Sweet Spot, reminds me of gentle rain cleansing land, sea and air. Mother nature sends her love by quenching Earth’s sweet spot for thirst. Read Full Article →