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Art offers sanctuary

Alain de Botton has quickly become my favourite new philosopher and in case you have not yet made his acquaintance I would like to introduce you to him. There is a series of videos connected to his School of Life but the one I watched for the second time today is through Rijksmuseum discussing Art as … Continue reading

Relate locally

Marcel Proust:  The voyage of discovery is not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes. How easy it is in modern life to escape to a new place or a new person. If our desires balance between stability and adventure as Esther Perel teaches, then how do we navigate these needs? Renew on … Continue reading

c.s.ellington @ EXXOPOLIS

Life doesn’t always afford us the luxury of closure. I’ve had an odd life, I think we all have. Life IS odd. Each life is individual in its own way. I was born to two teenagers. I lived two weeks in Shreveport, Louisiana and then travelled the USA with my adoptive family. My life stayed … Continue reading

The Blue Meridian ~ A Day at the Beach

So much has happened, I hardly know where to start. So much for my simple life! Yet, it is surprisingly simple considering all that has happened in the last three years. I am sitting on my bed .. my bed with white blankets .. I like minimalism and peace. My studio is my bedroom and … Continue reading

A Year of Healing and Change

It was a fun and busy summer. I had my kids home with me and that is a truly special memory. I am working in several different ways. As an artist, writer, photographer and painter. As a Realtor with Century 21. I am learning much as I create a career at midlife. It is a year … Continue reading

Corner of Fair and Hoo Hoo

I found myself at the corner of Fair and Hoo Hoo, last week. I had been to the north side, before, the north side in Lufkin, Texas. It has a reputation that precedes it. I knew when I moved back to Texas, more than two years ago, that houses in this town could still be … Continue reading

Stand Strong and Claim Reality

Choice, consciousness, finding light in the natural. Asking, what is the most natural thing. Handwriting is natural, writing with a keyboard is not. I have become accustomed to it. Until the last few years, I have written with pen and paper. Ask yourself what the most natural thing is .. allow it to be part … Continue reading

The Earth Beneath Our Feet

The art of life. The thing about life is that life happens. Sometimes, it gets busy. My goal is to keep it not so. I have no interest in proceeding through the rest of my life in a hurried fashion. I have tried that and found it does not work for me in the leastest. … Continue reading

Character of Texas Portrait Company

I am starting Character of Texas Portrait Company. Something I have been working toward all my life. The first portrait I ever made, I was in Hawaii. A child, I set my doll on a wooden chair in natural light with vegetation in the background and took her picture. It is the same thing I am … Continue reading

Happiness

Find the blessings in the people around you because they’re the ones that support your life / Time management vs. energy management / I’ve told my kids that every time I give them something that I didn’t have, I take away from them something that I did have. ~ Dr. Oz I like what I … Continue reading