Death Shrouds Reconsidered

Death Shrouds Death shrouds have been used through the milenia to accompany people's remains into the afterlife. They can serve as a barrier between the body and the means chosen to convey the material back into the cycle of life. In some cases this can...

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Shrouds: Resources

Considering and Planning for Death This page showcases a collection of resources and links where more can be learned about some of the newer approaches to considering aspects of death. From salient articles to quotes, thoughts, videos and practical links...

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Shrouds: Artist Journey

Background Death and what's after it have been a consistent element of my consciousness since my sister died from an inoperable brain tumor. She died in a hospital bed that had been set up in my parent's sun room. As her breathing shallowed, a spiritual...

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Music Expands Memories

Music Expands Memories Music expands memories forward and backward. How? By setting the tone to your intentions as you prepare for an event. A trip. A party. A transition. Whatever. I'll give two examples. A Birthday Party As i prepared for a large...

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Find Inspiration in France and Italy

Last year I hatched a scheme to celebrate achieving an important birthday milestone (60). I wanted to do something that would challenge me physically and embed me deep in countryside far from home where I might find inspiration. I choose France. How To...

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How To Build A Painting

When I want to 'build a painting' I follow a sort of creative recipe that I'm inventing for my new work. So, to make one of my 'charmed surrealism' paintings I use different aspects of my creative process. These pieces are built up in layer after layer of...

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Drawing with No Figures is a Challenge!

Drawing With NO Figures is a Challenge My art has deep roots in the world of whimsy and cartoons so drawing with no figures is a challenge! My hand has a natural tendency to draw an animal in this corner reaching towards another animal or flower just over there. But...

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