Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Bagerbrush: Ted Harrison Art Foundation Retreat

I have always been a huge fan of artist Verne Busby's paintings and drawings.  He is a guest artist of the Ted Harrison Art Foundation Retreat

The Ted Harrison Artist Retreat Society (THARS) operates a visual arts retreat that is intended to give artists from across Canada an opportunity to concentrate on the development of a creative project or body of work in a remote and inspirational setting.

Verne began, his blog, Bagerbrush, an accounting of his work, travels and experiences while inhabiting the artist residency.  What a fabulous opportunity to create visual works in the wilderness in the heart of the southern Yukon.

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Somewhere Over the Rainbow

Promises of a Rainbow at Banyan Tree Park   Photo: M. Braun

Prior to my visit to the Hawaiian Islands, a few weeks ago, a Tsunami hit.  Upon arriving, there was a threat of nuclear radiation consuming Eden as a result of Japan’s hellish disaster.

Although there was potential for a “black cloud” to hover above, the entire holiday was glorious devoid of any plagues! Every flight connected beautifully; found fortune in befriending a multitude of spectacular travelers from every corner of the globe and balanced, peaceful local inhabitants; explored paradise encountering breathtaking vistas and experienced amazing adventures!  It was the perfect vacation!

In life, it seems, when we venture into a new territory of change or suffer a loss a feeling of dark and daunting unsureness can envelop us when we first consider our future.

Surprisingly, what lies ahead could be more remarkable and magnificent than one could have ever imagined if we just take a deep breath and progress forward.  Trust that out of every situation, good will come. When you choose to believe that good will come out of every experience, you’ll soon discover that perceived obstacles are really blessings in disguise.  Sometimes these obstacles serve to nudge you in a new direction—one that will open up your world to magnificent experiences. Sometimes they help you become a stronger, better, and wiser you.

It begins with the first move.

Shoreline of Lahaina          Photo:  Margaret Braun