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Body Wisdom

Book ReviewBODY WISDOMSecrets for Achieving Health,Happiness and LongevityDr. Gerald Senogles, D.O.M., L.Ac.BODY WISDOM gives you important informationabout your body and your health. “Every feeling that doesn’t seem right, or isn’t what it used to be,…

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Tibetan Temple #6

I build Shrines to the Divine entirely for my own enjoyment. There is no goal, no show in mind, no beginning, middle or end of the project. I am just creating temples, exploring the skills learned, both as an artist as well as a human. And what amaz…

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Lucky Valley Press author/friend, Sharon Mehdi

 When I first met Sharon Mehdi, I thought she was a stand-up comic. She made me laugh until  my jeans burst at the seams.Then I discovered all kinds of interesting things about Sharon: labyrinth walker, healer, teacher, writer, public speaker…

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Charles Osborne’s "Boss" is just in time for the Pebble Beach Centennial

 “Without Sam Morse, Pebble Beach would be a West Coast Coney Island.”   – Bing Crosby“A newspaper dubbed my grandfather “The Duke of Del Monte” and although he pretended to be embarrassed by the title, I believe he liked it. Del Monte w…

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Sculpting Polymer Buddhas #4

I am not well-set, nor do I have the bandwidth for, taking pictures of my hands while creating.Following are all the photos of my Buddhas over the course of three days. All the facial features are exaggerated, not on purpose.The top not and hair aren’t…

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Sculpting Polymer Clay Buddhas #2

Just Buddha’s Head.In the interest of keeping my self-imposed sculpting lessons simple, I scrunched up a ball of foil and rolled out some clay to cover it for a head. (I learned the hard way not to bake any polymer clay thicker than about 1/4 inch; it …

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Sculpting Polymer Clay Buddhas #1

In typical DIY style, I took up the challenge of building my own Buddha for the Tibetan Shrine to the Divine. Ah, well, more of a dare, really.It was my girlfriend, Eunice.She said, “You’re going to make it yourself, right?”I laughed. “No, no,” I said….

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Tibetan Temple #5

Even though I did not complete this Buddha head out of Basswood, I am posting the idea to show the sacred geometry of drawing  a Tibetan Buddha.Just the geometry itself is beautiful to me. These images are posted all over my studio. They calm my s…

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Tibetan Temple #4

Each of the Shrines to the Divine has a 12 x 12 inch footprint, for uniformity and to fit on shelves for display. The Zendo on the left is the first true completed shrine. By the time I built it, I had made several single walled messes before I figured…

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Tibetan Temple #3

I rediscovered polymer clay after a 20 year hiatus. Back in the early 90s, I made beads and pins and jewelry items.This time around, I had in mind the tiny lumberyard and all my little itty bitty constructions. For the Zendo, I formed a little platter,…

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