Words by Dr. Russell Clayton

Dr. Russell has been taking our breath away for some time.  His words flow within the soul to embrace and heal us, to teach us to expand and grow, and most of all to remind us of who and what we are in truth – love. LIVE LIFE…

NO TALKING, YO YO MA EDITION

By Tekla A. Syers Sit down and listen…no talking. It’ll be good for you. Let’s listen to Yo Yo Ma. OO Be still. No humming along OOor toe tapping. We’re going to let Yo Yo Ma OOrenew and realign us, OOmentally and physically. Set Yo Yo Ma to…

Intention

  I set aside time to mentally clean house during December. Usually, my hands are busy with cooking or creating my wreaths as I reflect on the previous year. There’s a standard set of questions that guide my musings and meanderings through the cobwebs of the past: What…

Native Tongue: Reverse Tie Dying Unitees

Dana’s Tie Dye Wrap Dress As soon as I saw the tie dyed wearable art, I was smitten.  But never have I experienced the magnitude + the vision of design displayed by Unitees.  I knew we could not capture every piece, but Garden Spices had to show you…

Pathway to Innovation: The Pottery of Helene Fielder

  About the Artist Helene Fielder is an award-winning potter from Booneville, Mississippi. She was born in Rive de Geir, France, and became a naturalized U.S. citizen as a child. She has lived and worked in many places before settling in Mississippi, including Slovenia, Germany, and various states…

Staff of Life Cafe’ and Bed and Breakfast: Vegan Splendor

Photo by April Vafeas:  Crabcake and Asparagus My Review: “If you want delicious Vegan cuisine in a warm Southern setting served by a renowned chef and teacher, visit Staff of Life. Everything I’ve tasted there, from the salad, homemade bread, crab cakes, pasta, and my favorite, chicken cordon…

Lives Laid Down: Everett L. Carter, Sr.

I met Sgt. Everett L. Carter at his studio at  Lowe’s Mill ARTS, in Huntsville, AL.  He welcomed William Leroy Kennedy and me, introduced us to his major project, Lives Laid Down, and told us about the horrific treatment given to many Soldiers, now, Veterans. He served in…

Shifting: Plan for It!

  We are probably in the midst of “National Liar’s Month,” you know, the top of the year, January. When most make resolutions, or more accurately expressed fantasy desires, they would like to happen or come about during the next 12 month period, as long as they don’t…

Mixed Media Artist: Patricia Coleman-Cobb

The moment I met the characters in the work of Patricia Coleman-Cobb, I knew they needed to grace the pages of Garden Spices. Fashioned after the whimsy of the artist, Cobb’s work is multi-dimensional and has personalities we recognize.  Garden Spices welcomes this renowned artist, Patricia Coleman-Cobb.  Gate…

Caribbean Kitchen: Edible Sensations by T.

  Custom Black on Black Cake Black is Beautiful #moist #vanilla #cake #blueberry #fillings #buttercream #coated #ganache #drip #driping #dripcake #toppings #blackberry #Blackberries #blueberries #Piroulines #celebratinglife #life #blessings #birthday #birthdaygirl Living and working on St. Maarten, I experienced the cuisine of Julies Gibs from Caribbean Kitchen in Garden…