Art Without Limits and The Art of Going Viral

I’m excited to announce that I was elected to be on the Board of Directors at Art Without Limits. The mission of AWoL is: Art With­out Lim­its cre­ates inten­sive one-on-one men­tor­ships for aspir­ing Santa Bar­bara County artists by pair­ing them with pro­fes­sional artists and busi­ness experts to help them suc­ceed in their cho­sen art form. We encourage…

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Alchemy and Digital Art

The alchemy of good curating amounts to this: Sometimes, placing one work of art near another makes one plus one equal three. Two artworks arranged alchemically leave each intact, transform both, and create a third thing. – Jerry Saltz The August calendar is inspired by alchemy. What is alchemy and how can it inform the creative…

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Honoring Aphrodite

Where ever Aphrodite is honored, there is room for laughter and games, for sweetness and for peace. P 33 Athena, Zeus or Apollo may teach us how to concentrate energy for combat, competition, or specialization. But Aphrodite will teach the flowering of energy. P15 Aphrodite’s gift of beauty surpasses that which simply pleases the eye; it…

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Mental Health Benefits of Playing Card Games

Our population consists of more older people than it ever has before, but with the blessing of old age comes an increasing concern of developing thinking and memory problems.  We often hear the key to staying sharp includes physical exercise, healthy eating, and mental stimulation, but how many times has the doctor recommended creating art,…

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Ancestor Pyramid

I’m deeply filled with graduated for the abundance of love I receive from my family. The family influence appears in my art in various ways. Recently family emerged in a sculptural pyramid form that I call, ‘Ancestor Pyramid’. Looking at the final result from this creative process, the rotating pyramid, I feel a sense of…

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Face Casting and Mask Making

Would you like to see your own face in 3d? Imagine holding your own face in your hand. It’s not exactly like looking in the mirror, but it’s similar! I have been working on face casting and mask making recently and wanted to share some of the photos and videos. This process has been in…

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Original Odyssey imagination card game

This is a short paper about some of my formative life events that lead up to the invention of a card game called Original Odyssey–Beautiful Artist Puzzle. First, my name, it calls attention to my life’s purpose. Mitra is one of the twin Gods in Mitra-Veruna. They are man and woman. They are sun and…

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Personal Myth

This is a short story about creative living, self-realization and playing card games. It explores the non linear reality of contemporary life as an epic Greek Odyssey voyage. In the journey we discover Carl Jung, dream analysis, and tarot. This epic covers 33 years and ends with the birth of a card game. The hero of Chaos Odyssey is an artist named Mitra. Our creative hero’s adventure…

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