"Electricity is really just organized lightning."
George Carlin
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The Energy Of Passion

Our brain loves it when we pursue our passion.The power of that focused energy emits neurotransmitters that recharge our body, mind and spirit. It's healthy and enriching for both the doer and those that share in the results. Passion can lead to purpose. It is often the catalyst for invention. And when times appear darkest, the spark of passion can reset our resolve to care.
Two gals exploring their passion. What might yours be?
Orlando, FL. Meet my friend of 30+ years, Renee Lewis. Hailing from Brooklyn, she got her degree in fabric design from Syracuse with hopes of staking a claim in the art world. Being the breadwinner while raising two kids sidetracked that dream for 40 years. After transforming her spare room into a studio last year, Renee is finally pursuing her passion. Her art is on display at the Orlando Museum of Art and art galleries throughout the sunshine state. Her workshops are enlightening kids and adults; her commissioned work is brightening homes and offices. The art show circuit is a daunting one but her paintings reveal an inner spirit that can't be denied. Her passion is in expressing the vibrancy she sees in patterns, textures and everyday life. View Renee's on line gallery at Art Realized. Enjoy the show!
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Got art supplies to clear out? The Dreaming Zebra Foundation has a passion for the environment, education and community. Click here to learn more about their wish list.
Seattle, WA. "I'm in love!" So began the call from Diane Schachter, my bud of 45+ years. A lifelong activist with a thriving practice in marriage and family therapy, Diane never counted art as one of her strengths. Never say never. After attending a workshop last year, she fell hopelessly and madly in love with mosaic art. The newfound passion caught her completely by surprise but her resulting creations speak to her in tones and waves of satisfaction that have become a valued part of her life. Adding another layer of significance, Seattle Mosiac Arts where Diane continues to study and perfect her skill, was founded with the intention of creating not only beautiful art but a sense of community and sharing. Clearly a win-win with far reaching benefits for all involved. Bravo! Learn more about the SMA mission, membership, workshops and special private memorial mosaics.
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Got art to move? Reuse those rug pads. The large sizes are great for framed wall art. Stretch and tape to secure. Easy to cut for small items.
It's no secret that one of my passions is capturing the beauty of nature and sharing it with you. Standing in the presence of this majestic oak, I was humbled by its strength.
8 years ago this same tree was plagued by a fungus and rotting branches.
A concerned group of seniors rallied to save it and today it stands as you see it here.
A vibrant example of the renewal of nature and the power of caring. 

Wherever your travels take you this Thanksgiving - even if only as far as a neighbor's table - take gratitude along as your companion.

Thank you for being a part of my journey!



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