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Retreat With Ram Dass and Friends

Posted in Artwork, Flowers, God, painting, poetry words, remembrance, wonder with tags , , , , , on May 6, 2015 by starhandarts

Painting in the Round Lotus (2)My online retreat with Ram Dass and friends is here with me. I’ve come away with some lines of dialogue and sharing that help me and focus me to “ponder the infinite”. My lists begins below. What do you connect with?

The absence of something is also the presence of the same something…

Stirring the ashes, literally and spiritually

Pathological Altruism

the real death is the death of ego, so relax….

A reluctant prophet of love…

I am loving awareness…

radical not knowingness…inevitable sweetness…

deep acceptance of impermanence

do your best with no attachment to outcome

don’t believe everything I/you think

not this, not that, not neither, not both…

become the loving rock

what you seek is seeking you

I’m still here…

when you die, before you die, you do not die, when you die

the power of being perceived as who I really am

Love Serve Remember,


Canopy Dweller

Posted in Artwork with tags , , , , , , , , , on May 13, 2011 by starhandarts

The newest circle painting, a Poison Dark frog flying through the philodendron canopy. 34” diameter. Small and perfect the frog seems to defy camouflage rules but I guess when your body is toxic to others, that’s quit enough.

The Curvature of Imperfection

Posted in Artwork with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on April 6, 2011 by starhandarts

Geometrics again take the front line. Spring green and sky blue surround the vesicular form of the three fold goddess. A  great feeling to be playing with beads and color once more. The intense color palate excites me.

The mix of cut beads that sparkle adds a secondary visual dimension.  My hiatus into painting for the past 10 months has enlivened the color field I think. This sphere is 8” diameter. The icosahedron form is comprised of 20 equilateral triangles making a form with gentle peaks at the apex of each corner. More and more honey keeps pouring forth. My cup runneth over.

Redback Croaker

Posted in Artwork with tags , , , , , , , , , on February 27, 2011 by starhandarts

The Redback Croaker is 19” diameter. She is a shy creature,  living quietly under the philodendron’s umbrella. Waiting , watching,  patiently motionless until the movement of her favorite dietary morsel catches her always observant eye. Yum.

Finished dragonfly

Posted in Artwork, Bead Paintings, Beadwork with tags , , , on May 18, 2008 by starhandarts

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Lilly complete

Posted in Artwork, Bead Paintings, Beadwork with tags , , , on January 12, 2008 by starhandarts
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Lily beaded painting – $3600
This final incarnation of this project is mounted on royal purple suede, and
being framed for hanging under archival glass.