This and That Thursday

“Something is always born of excess: great art was born of great terror, great loneliness, great inhibitions, instabilities, and it always balances them.”
― Anaïs Nin


And what is born of artistic excess… sometimes gold and sometimes… random images in patterns that are hopefully pleasing to the eye….
Blessings, G


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Wands AblazeWands Ablaze by G A Rosenberg


RipplingEmerald Rippling by G A Rosenberg


>Storm Before the SunriseStorm Before the Sunrise by G A Rosenberg

Weekend Designs


Colour patterns across my monochrome skies
shower me with hues I’ve missed
and wavelengths I’ve yet to discover
Your brush against me with your energy
setting new hued waves in motion
New fractal patterns
reveal meanings in long sought hues.
— GARosenberg


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World On FIreWorlds on Fire by G A Rosenberg


SpinningInversed Spinning by G A Rosenberg


StudiedStudied by G A Rosenberg

The Return of Monday Mandalas (and other unfeatured art)


“One day it will have to be officially admitted that what we have christened reality is an even greater illusion than the world of dreams.”
― Salvador Dalí


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Blue Flame MandalaBlue Flame Mandala by G A Rosenberg


BurstBurst by G A Rosenberg


Phoenix Flame MandalaPhoenix Flame Mandala by G A Rosenberg

Monday Miscellaneous Mandalas etc

Today while I’m still at work on the next in the tarot series I offer a look in my sketch book so to speak, at pictures that come close to working but don’t quite fit in with my quote of the day entries…


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Green2Green by G A Rosenberg


  Guardians2Guardians of the Blue Lotus by G A Rosenberg


Crystaline Pathways Crystalline Chambers by G A Rosenberg


Escher's Chamber
Escher’s Chamber by G A Rosenberg

Tuesday Mandalas and Such – A Midweek Celebration

“You must have chaos within you to give birth to a dancing star.”
― Friedrich Nietzsche

“A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing.”
― George Bernard Shaw

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Indigo Waltz
Indigo Waltz by G A Rosenberg


Pin Wheel

Pinwheel by G A Rosenberg


Wooded Vision
Woodland Vision by G A Rosenberg

Quote of the Day – January 25, 2013

“Scared and sacred are spelled with the same letters. Awful proceeds from the same root word as awesome. Terrify and terrific. Every negative experience holds the seed of transformation.”
― Alan Cohen


Peak Experience – A Punching Walls Story


It was quite possibly the worst week of my seventeen yr old life. For the past five months I had been in a religious cult, trying to shape my life to fit their paradigm.
My best friend had joined with me and how he was gone–taken by his parents because he was underaged. I spoke to him a few times and he told me that there was more to where I was then they were saying. I had started doing some covert research and found out that it was true. Bible verses that their tenants were based on were misquoted or taken way out of context.
When I went to the state head of the group to tell him about my questions, he told me that at seventeen, I should be more interested in baseball than spirituality. Then when I was in the kitchen, I ‘accidentally’ opened his private cupboard and saw a couple of six packs of beer there. This in a group that professed that any intoxicants brought you closer to Satan
Anyway, since I was asking so many questions they sent me to their farm for what amounted to re-indoctorinization. These were the intense beginner’s lectures that lasted all day every day to teach the new people drawn in the tenets. THere were also nature hikes among other things. I was to stay on the farm hearing the lectures for weeks on end till they sunk in..
Anyway, it was the 2nd week back at the farm. I did love the land there some of the best and most beautiful forest and farm land that could be found in Mendocino County, California.
THeir was an older woman with the new group called Edna. She must have been about seventy and walked with a cane. I think her children had joined up and she wanted to check it out.
She was kind and wise and amazing. Our group went on a hike and we were walking amongst some beautiful green hills.

All of a sudden my surroundings fell away and I felt if not pulled out of my body as if it just didn’t matter… I felt part of everything and that no matter what happened I was loved and that everything just fit. It was a feeling of ecstasy like I had never felt before. I knew the universe loved me because I was it’s reflection. Before that point I was almost at the end of my rope. Afterwards well it subsided but I felt renewed.

I left the Moonies that weekend but that’s another story


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  Ruby ThursdayRuby Thursday by G A Rosenberg


EmissionsEmissions by G A Rosenberg