Curiosity

“Curiosity is the very basis of education and if you tell me that curiosity killed the cat, I say only the cat died nobly.” —Arnold Edinborough
Maybe it's because I am, myself, such a curious person that I do not notice so much the curiosity of the three cats who share my quarters. If I were not a professional creative, I would make a great detective as I spend many hours going down rabbit holes after answers and solutions to all and sundry. Curiosity, for me, is a source of great distraction and support.

It's not about the money. That may be the most beautiful thing about curiosity. Curiosity is born of desire for knowledge, understanding, and completion for its own sake.
“The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing. One cannot help but be in awe when he contemplates the mysteries of eternity, of life, of the marvelous structure of reality. It is enough if one tries merely to comprehend a little of this mystery every day. Never lose a holy curiosity.” —Albert Einstein
More than anything, curiosity is fun. Via curiosity, we go after answers and solutions to problems out of pure desire for truth and beauty. This natural desire thrusts us into the flow of the moment. In the flow of the moment, we are present, enjoying the chase, here and now.
"The cure for boredom is curiosity. There is no cure for curiosity." —Dorothy Parker
Curiosity is de rigeur for creativity.

Thanks to Alonso Fernando Piano for posing.

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The Color of Snow

Fallen Snow
Pen and ink, 6 x 9 inches


All the world is glowing as the snow continues to fall.

The magic of a snowy day is partly due to the soft silence that envelopes us — warm and protected, if we're lucky to be tucked into heated homes, swathed in sweaters, socks and fleecy throws.

Along with the quiet is the brilliance of the stuff itself. When sunlight hits the snow, the photons scatter through the messy, crystalline structure, reflecting all the colors of the rainbow back.

In light, black is the absence of all color and white is the presence of all color. Add the snowy crystals and and the snow is more than just white — it's glowing from within!

What a treat to not have to travel in snowy weather. Go down your list of reasons to venture forth and check which jaunts are really necessary. Isn't it more important to warm up a bowl of soup, curl up with a book or to simply gaze out the window and contemplate the wonderland?

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Breaking

Breaking
Watercolor, 5 x 7 inches
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In 2011, let us break free from all that binds us — regrets and insecurities, excuses and impoverished thinking, judgements and negativity.

I wish you all radiant health, prosperity and great joy each and every day. Think good thoughts. Trust yourself. Be grateful for life. It's a new beginning!

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