Outsmarting Stress

Featured Art “Spread Your Wings” Mixed Media on Canvas 39 x 78 inches The experience of creating this month’s Featured Art has been one of the most abiding and uplifting ways to outsmart stress that I have ever experienced. It is an amazing art project that I was blessed to participate in at Dell Children’s [...]

By | 2017-05-11T14:08:09+00:00 May 10th, 2017|Featured Art, Posts|0 Comments

How to Feel Grateful when you feel like $#@!

This month’s Spiritual Toolbox Addition is right in tune with the Thanksgiving: it’s called Gratitude, and when you practice it on a regular basis (we are not talking lip service), life is a whole lot more beautiful. OH NO by Byron Keith ByrdOil on Canvas, 48 x 36 incheswww.ByronKeithByrd.com You’ve heard the gratitude [...]

By | 2017-02-27T13:26:48+00:00 October 28th, 2016|Featured Art, Posts, Spiritual Toolbox|0 Comments

The Myth of Feeling “Behind”

THIS MONTH'S ADDITION TO THE SPIRITUAL TOOLBOX IS A PROFOUND INSIGHT: Turning Point Oil on canvas, 32.5 x 20.5 inches ©2016 Elizabeth Bryan-Jacobs   If you are farther ahead than where you were, you can’t possibly be “behind.” It’s really simple; “ahead” and “behind” are opposites; although we never think that literally with life swirling [...]

By | 2017-02-27T14:42:17+00:00 September 27th, 2016|Featured Art, Posts, Spiritual Toolbox|0 Comments

Featured Art: “Self-Portrait”

This might not be your typical self-portrait, but at the time in my life when I made it, I like to think you might have recognized if you saw it. Found wood, cast bronze branches, canvas, paint 85 x 50 x 20 inches I was emerging from an incredibly dark period, living half [...]

By | 2017-02-27T14:42:34+00:00 August 29th, 2016|Featured Art, Posts|0 Comments

Featured Art: “There, There”

If you asked me how I feel this month (and I was speechless) I’d show you this painting. It gives a far better explanation than I ever could. The experience of making it was a true visual “tracking” of me. “There, There” Oil on canvas, 48” x 32” At a certain point I [...]

By | 2017-02-27T14:55:57+00:00 July 27th, 2016|Featured Art, Posts|0 Comments

Featured Art: “Discovery”

“Discovery” is a visual account of this month’s blog post - and my life. Discovery, oil on canvas, 13" x 34" Art was the first form of communication (think cave paintings) and it is still the most revealing one for many artists today.  What started out as my own organic depiction of all [...]

By | 2017-02-27T14:49:22+00:00 June 29th, 2016|Featured Art, Posts|0 Comments

Featured Art: “Secrets”

I have been spending weeks going back to the figure and underlying anatomy, which I haven’t practiced since art school... Secrets Watercolor on paper, 21” x 12 It’s probably part of my quest to understand and communicate our “inner” workings and world as much as the outer ones. In any case, I spent [...]

By | 2017-02-27T14:47:43+00:00 May 26th, 2016|Featured Art, Posts|0 Comments