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by Dewitt Jones

May 15, 2012

Making my life my art is a lovely goal but one that's sometimes hard to make real. As a child, I was taught that art is somehow different from the rest of life. Painting, sculpting that's art. Baking, gardening at best, that's craft. Banking and sales that's work.

I was never much of a sculptor, even less of a painter, so very early I put away the notion about being an artist. In college I did get into directing… READ MORE

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by Dewitt Jones

May 04, 2012

I sat on that hillside as the sun slipped into the Pacific. The lagoon far below in the foreground; the Point of Point Reyes jutting out into the ocean. Yellows and umbers, blacks and siennas, beauty beyond measure. My heart was pounding even more than it had been on the hike up. Sheer joy.

Could I BE like the sunset? Could I put out the very best I had every day without any regard to whether it was received or not… READ MORE

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by Lauri Gwilt

May 04, 2012

How do we get ourselves into a state of celebration every day?

For me it’s something I’ve had to continually practice for it to become part of my everyday life – I’m still practicing, and probably always will.

It’s easy for me to celebrate when something wonderful happens. And as I age, I've noticed that it's also become easy to celebrate following something bad happening – as if the… READ MORE

 
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