Pray Like a Gourmet!

As part of my on-going passion to fuse together the creative and the spiritual…to encourage those who are creative toward deeper spirituality and those who are spiritual toward heightened creativity…I have created a… Continue reading

Edward Hopper @ Paris

Finally made it to the Hopper Expo @ le Grand Palais…Paris after hearing about it from friends only stood in line for an hour and a half with Dutch friend Willemijn cold and… Continue reading

Art is Frightening

Art is frightening. Art isn’t pretty. Art isn’t painting. Art isn’t something you hang on the wall. Art is what we do when we’re truly alive. If you’ve already decided that you’re not… Continue reading

The Art of Life

Waterfall of Creativity

An interesting thing happened the other night. I had been asleep only about an hour when I suddenly woke up. I had left NPR radio streaming on my iphone beside my bed…I naturally… Continue reading

Happiness

Allow me to suggest a BBC podcast on HAPPINESS: What makes us smile? The radio programme “The Forum” brings together 3 “happiness researchers” from 3 countries: American positive psychologist Todd Kashdan believes that… Continue reading

Stay Creative

The Art of Lament

There are times in life when you need to allow yourself to be sad….when it is very appropriate….when your soul cries out to mourn. In the wake of such a massacre of innocence… Continue reading

Collaborative Vision

This week I had another cool, first-time-ever art experience….I went with my friend Zoé Motte to a large office building situated between l’Arc de Triomphe and La Défense.  She led an art workshop… Continue reading

For Fools and Dreamers

Some inspiring words from Karlie Allaway of the U.K. – via Jonny Baker Yes we are still fools Yes we are still dreamers Who else would keep looking at desolation and in the… Continue reading

Aussie Performance Poet

Last week we hosted Joel & Heidi McKerrow during the “Parisian” part of their more-than-a-year-long tour around the world. Heidi is a contemporary dancer and Joel is a performance poet. I thought I… Continue reading

Bobby McFerrin

This weekend two bits of info on Bobby McFerrin crossed my computer screen and sent some needed inspiration my way…..I thought I would share them with you. First of all:  Sanan told me… Continue reading

art jam session

At this moment….I’m witnessing the birth of art….the ephemeral creative process…the sacred rite that humans do in imitating their Creator.  I’m in an art studio…. an atelier. It’s messy and chaotic.  A pianist… Continue reading

Smoke and Mirrors

Last night at the Nuit Blanche I saw an intriguing work of art on display within the Hôtel de Ville. It was amazingly simple and profoundly spiritual. I actually missed it the first… Continue reading

Dancing in the Dark

Yesterday I had the rather unique experience of attending a dance class for the seeing-impaired. My sculptor/painter friend,  Zoé is to blame for inviting me deeper into her blurry world. Allow me to… Continue reading

created to create

I recently photographed this street art near my favorite art gallery…the Perrotin. Its three word phrase in French – Créé pour créer (created to create) touches the very soul of what, to me,… Continue reading

Travels

Hey, I’m back! I took a little vacation from my blog and took a little vacation…well several little vacations, actually, to some other places in Europe. It has been a good summer. I… Continue reading

so…what?

I have been re-thinking / re-imagining what prayer is and could be for several years now…(see here, here, here and here, oh, and here) …trying to make it more fun, creative, engaging, profound and… Continue reading

dangerous spirituality

A few days ago I was sipping my morning coffee in the shade of pink bougainvillea while gazing into the enormous crater of a water-filled volcano. The night before I had seen a spectacular… Continue reading

Jean & Guiseppe

Check out these cool, acoustic jazz grooves from some spiritually creative friends. I particularly like “Song of Hope.” I’m proud to say I was the first to buy their on-line album….may I suggest… Continue reading

See God in Everyone

I dropped in one of my favorite galleries this week on a whim…the Galerie Perrotin, where I was blown away by the “Fire of Joy” expo by Iranian artist, Farhad Moshiri. In the… Continue reading

and the seed of encouragement raises its beautiful head

Today on facebook, a fb friend, Gary Bowen, announced his first solo photography show for next April 2013 in a small café on the west side Montréal. In the comment section he specifically… Continue reading

take a vacation from yourself

How does this idea hit you? yes, please! what the %*&# are you talking about? sounds creepy, no thanks ooooo! tell me more… think I’ll jump to another blog when can I start?… Continue reading

musical things of late

The last 10 days have been very musical. Here’s my accounting of what has passed through my ears: Quintette by Franz Schubert : I’ve heard a lot of String Quartets in my day,… Continue reading