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Having been born in Kansas and raised in Southern California, my life has been filled with a rich variety of interests and occupations. My first love however, was for creative expression, both artistic and literary, a love that continues to this day.

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Seeing Art

Seeing Art

I see the world no longer as something separate from my mind.
After having been an artist for so many years,

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My Books Required Reading?

My Books Required Reading?

I was given a very nice compliment the other day. A person who I hardly know at all came up

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Are You REALLY There?

Are You REALLY There?

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Learn to Think Differently

Learn to Think Differently

The universe does not consist of physical "things." Every "thing" is made of atoms and molecules and electrons flying and

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Becoming Art

Becoming Art

From my very first painting up until this very day I have always enjoyed becoming a part of the entire

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Painting is my Time Machine

Painting is my Time Machine

Painting is my time machine. I can go anywhere in the world … any time in history. To be with

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Painting a Memory

Painting a Memory

There is a recurring image that enters into my mind. Whether it is a memory from this life or one

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An Oriental Moment in Time

An Oriental Moment in Time

Woke up to a cloudy, misty August morning here in Missouri ... looking out my office window at 4 AM

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The Summer of Light

The Summer of Light

The temperature here in MO for the past several days—right around the 100 degree mark. Many people are complaining about

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Who Is My Favorite Artist?

Who Is My Favorite Artist?

Recently someone asked me, "Who is your favorite artist?"
It is impossible for me to choose which ONE artist is my

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My First Meeting of a REAL Artist

My First Meeting of a REAL Artist

“It was in The Pit nearly two weeks ago that I met Frank Reed; the big, fantastic artist that I

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Creativity versus Inspiration

Creativity versus Inspiration

When it comes to Creativity, we are not all created equal.
What makes someone like Picasso, or Van Gogh, or Beethoven

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RAKU:  More Than Just a Pot

RAKU: More Than Just a Pot

A piece of raku ware is more than just a piece of pottery. The pottery classes at Riverside City College

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The Spirit of the 1960s

The Spirit of the 1960s

The spirit of the 1960s continues to have a hold on our imagination. The youth and younger adults of today

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Muse: Who is She?

Muse: Who is She?

In Greek and Roman mythology, The Muses were the nine goddesses—daughters of Zeus and Mnemosyne—who presided over the arts and

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