2014 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 330 times in 2014. If it were a cable car, it would take about 6 trips to carry that many people.

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Gratitude is a powerful weapon!

Blessed with a Star on the Forehead

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“Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all others.”
Marcus Tullius Cicero

I am feeling wonderfully happy and blessed!  It is Christmas, time for family, friends, gratitude, forgiveness and love!

I will spend Christmas alone again, but my heart is so full of gratitude that I feel encircled by love and warmth on this cold rainy evening.  Alone is just a fact and not a feeling! Everywhere I look I see a thank you!

I have so much to be thankful for this year.  My family members are all well and happy!  I don’t need to be next to them to be with them, they are engraved in my heart!  My father is still going strong after winning yet another tough health battle.  We now joke that he has nine lives. Well, actually, I say he has nine lives and my sister says he…

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Blending the Senses With Art and Music

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Hello Citizens of the Blogosphere!

Today’s post is part one of a two part series. In this series, I will detail an experiment in which I attempt to incorporate two senses using two art forms.

My inspiration for this experiment can be traced a few years back, when I took my first (and only) art class. In it, I explored various techniques for creating three dimensional art. One of my favorite projects entailed creating a piece of art inspired by a piece of music.

Given that I really enjoyed the project way back when, I thought it would be fun to try it again. This time, on my own terms.

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Here’s the methodology for this experiment for those of you who would like to try this at home.

1. Pick a song and listen to it several times.

2. Pick an art medium. (painting, collage, illustration, etc.)

3. While…

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