Earth & Air

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…

Spiritual in Nature: Art of Verlena Johnson

  Self Portrait, Raven and the Owl   The halos in her work echo and conjure up the ethereal, ancestral strength and intuition that is female.  It is spiritual and diverse and its essence is recognized by eyes that seek insight. Garden Spices celebrates and honors the work…

Meditation As Divine Intention

While sitting in a reclining position by the pool, after emerging from a challenging work week, I feel the warmth of the sun embracing my body. I choose to relax, bask in its glow, engage it as a point of reference for meditation. Staring at the sun, I…

Metal works: Desmond Andrew Aisosa Ugiagbe

It was the black dog.  He looked as though he was sculptured from a familiar image, and that sculpting was passionate to the artist.  To think that repurposing can produce such whimsical objects is what makes creativity breathe.  We welcome Desmond Andrew Alsosa Ugiabe to the family of…

The Beauty of Bonsai: Catching up with Clark Mueller, PhD.

Exploring the practice of Bonsai is perfect for the topic of patience.  When I finally saw a bit of his collection, I knew we could learn about the intricacies of Bonsai from Clark Mueller, PhD. So, to his kitchen table we went, and my eyes were wide open,…

New Directions: Spring, Springing!

    “Garden gate – been hiding in the garage!“-Linda Isbell Every year Garden Spices takes pleasure in displaying the beauty of the blooming flowers of Columnist, Linda and her husband, Terry.  Thank you for allowing us to enter your garden gate. – Victorine   — Linda Isbell…