Earth & Air

Intersection: Designs by Nadene Mairesse

There is nothing more beautiful than Indigo, the mystical color of wisdom, intuition, and spirituality.  The Indigo workshop held by the Tennessee Valley Museum of Art, Tuscumbia, AL was enlivened by the stamps of pattern, and the magic of working in this medium with designer, Nadene Mairesse.  Of…

How We Learned To Serve

    My husband and I have land outside of Florence in the woods with a small pasture where we built a home. He had rescued four wild mustangs that moved to the home with us. Caring for these animals was a new experience for him and me….

Serving Therapy/Love: Dr. Russell Clayton

  · NATURE THERAPY IN A MAGICAL RAINFOREST Aristotle believed walks in the open air brought clarity to his mind. Darwin, Tesla, and Einstein each walked in gardens and groves to inspire their ideas. When you walk in nature it’s as if you’re wearing rose-colored glasses. In nature…

Prosetry: The Sky

The Sky The sky was afire, showing off what colours of blush she could afford our compliments. A golden smear here, a bronze dusting there. Tangerine followed closely. The sky was full of peace. She loudly said nothing but truly beautiful, heavenly soft poetic puffs of glowing cloud….

Clearing My Head

LaQuanda “Que” Simpson has always found her way to peace and serenity.  I asked her to share some of her haunts for mental clarity  Gate open. – Victorine “I am so blessed to experience mornings like the one below! So peaceful and serene. I’ve walked to this creek…

Legacy of Vision and Light: Brenda Davis

Brenda Davis (1962 – 2022) Art by Brenda Davis Inspired by visions that “God sends to me,” Brenda Davis filled the walls and ceilings of her double-wide mobile home in rural Alabama with painted depictions of boldly abstracted flowers and birds, multi-colored fronds, primeval jungle royalty, calligraphic-like seals,…

Time for Change

  By Ute Bonn Pitts Living in the current situation will make us look deeper into ourselves and what we are about. War, pandemic, inflation, food shortages – all fear-inducing. It is not easy to stay positive and have faith, and trust that God has it under control….

Kuntal Patel

  I met this gentle spirit that is Kuntal Patel at Darshan:  A Vision of India.   Patel’s work allows us to become a part of his creative process.  His birds symbolize freedom, and beyond the beauty of the vibrant colors of India, we feel the California sun of…

Carnival is Here!: Tatiana Gibs (Tatje)

There is nothing like Carnival in the Caribbean, and Sint Maarten jams during this festive season of celebration.  Tatiana Gibbs captures the vibrancy of the Caribbean in her tribute, Carnival Is Here!  Tatiana and Dakey also sing calypso, the genre that makes you either move or swoon.  Their…