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Ahh, Those Pesky Details...

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"I didn't come this far to only come this far" I've taught a lot people, a bunch of stuff... I was a karate instructor for many years, I've taught outdoor painting, abstract painting, non-objective painting and currently I teach jewelry making. Lately, a ritual has appeared when teaching a new student or group of students jewelry making. We all stand up and I ask them to rub their stomach and pat their head. First the right hand on the head, then the left. We do this a couple of times, and it quickly shows dexterity, dominant hand and coordination. Do...

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Creativity Abounds....

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Pietown, New Mexico ©Robert Redus 2014 "They tried to bury us, they didn't know we were seeds" We all have creativity, we are all great a something....many things and hopefully we have found some of those things. I often have people comment to me...how they are not artistically talented at all...and that might very well be the case, however what they do well, they do it very well...Creativity can find its way into many things, like water seeping into a crack... Creativity is often stifled in us, as the importance to make money, or have a great job always seems...

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Earth Day 2017

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“Be like this cup. Hold much, give much, and become rich with what is within you.” The very first Earth Day Celebration was ,  April 22, 1970.  The celebration, "brought 20 million Americans out into the spring sunshine for peaceful demonstrations in favor of environmental reform.  So, this Saturday, the 22nd is Earth Day, 2017. Plans??... Here are some Earth Day Events in California. Hopefully you can find one that will be a great time.  In celebration of Earth Day, I am offering 20% off of all of my jewelry in my online store. Use the coupon code as many times as...

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Time for a SALE!!

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"I used to live in a room full of mirrors; all I could see was me. I take my spirit and I crash my mirrors, now the whole world is here for me to see." J. Hendrix I've been very busy these past few weeks, making some great new jewelry. Seems Spring entices me to get creative, pay attention to my rhythm and move forward.  This season is going to be very exciting and busy. Here is a little preview: Large earrings made from a vintage candy dish and vintage beads Beach stone pendants set in sterling silver Skull earrings made...

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The New Stuff

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"The direction of your focus is the direction your life will move. Let yourself move toward what is good, valuable, strong and true." Today we took a beautiful long walk in the woods. At one point the, "Vs" of geese flying south filled the sky with thin long staggered lines of squawking. The entire event was beautiful and we must have seen a few thousand geese. I was most intrigued by how they were getting to where they were going. I mean it seemed everyone was headed in about the same direction and hopefully they all arrive about on time....

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