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I read Reborn, excerpts from Susan Sontag’s journals and notebooks from 1947-1963 about a year ago, and I love going back to leaf through it and hear Sontag’s voice mature and her life change through the documented years. Reading Reborn made me feel closer to the flame of life. Sontag’s spirit, strength and passion are clearly channeled through her vibrant opinions and […]

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I have to agree with Proust on this one. I have often thought of myself as a kind of weathervane, twisting and turning with each change of weather. This time of year and this particular change in weather has a way of turning my world inside out. I’ve been restless (so restless) and experiencing bouts of longing […]

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Last weekend I went to LACMA and was swept away by the Ellsworth Kelly show.  He is one of my favorite artists, and being in the rooms filled with his work was sort of an out of body experience.  I really like what Richard Axsom says about Kelly’s prints: …exchange the totemic presence, the tangible […]

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I recently read this quote by Leon Wieseltier that struck a chord within me:  Many books are read but some books are lived, so that words and ideas lose their ethereality and become experiences, turning points in an insufficiently clarified existence, and thereby acquire the almost mystical (but also fallible) intimacy of memory. In this […]

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When I look at a tree I always wonder about the stories it holds – the good times, the bad times, the secrets and the kisses shared under it’s branches.  How do you find out more about a tree? Maybe the secrets will remain untold, but we can find out parts of the story of […]

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Here are a few lines from Walt Whitman’s Leaves of Grass with which to wrap up this week. Read more from this poem HERE. Happy weekend, everyone!

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Over the holidays I received a fantastic gift from my friend Dave!  I opened up the box to see that I was given a Shiitake Mushroom Log kit (visions of fairies dancing in my head.)  You guys guess what?  We are so excited to be doing a giveaway for an ORIGINAL LOG KIT! You too […]

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I thought this quote from Roland Barthes was a fitting way to wrap up this Valentine’s week. Here are some of my favorite love-related posts from around the interweb that made my eyes twinkle a bit: – A letter written in 1937 by Ansel Adams for his best friend Cedric Wright after Adams had recuperated from […]

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A poem by Raymond Carver for you today.  xo Please visit Carversite.com for more information, poems, and history.

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    Some food for thought from Michelangelo Pistoletto essay Art’s Responsibility – Artist as Sponsor of Thought, courtesy of ForYourArt. Tip: ForYourArt has a really great weekly email they send out with information about exhibitions, events and all kinds of art happenings around Los Angeles. Sign up for it HERE.