Eli’s Farm

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Eli’s Farm

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This painting will be the beginning of another blog/web site one of my proffessors from Kent State has encouraged me to do.
Vanishing Barns is a subject close to our hearts.
These big old farm barns are swiftly going by the wayside for many reasons. Age, time, weather, development, and simply the huge expense to keep them from falling in.

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This photo is of a barn belonging to a friend. Ruston has painted a variety of his heros and we met him when we stopped to look.

Mentor and a muse

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We are all students. And we are all teachers. To have mentors and muses is essential to growth. To be a mentor can be one of the most fullfilling experiences there is. To be a muse is to allow another into your inner world long enough to allow them to learn the art of the way you live, the spiritual connection of life. Your open mindedness and willingness to be of service can give hope, and fire the imagination of others. This is the imperitive if we are to change the world and life here on earth!
We can learn beautiful lessons from children in the simplicity of their delight and wonder. The eagerness and enthusiasm can be contagious.    We can also help to teach them the skills it takes to live successfully. Our experience is essential in assisting others to avoid mistakes ahead of time just as it is important in lovingly instructing another in a very good way to accomplish a task.
  Then we must let go to allow them to find thier own special way to execute this, thier own creative expression.

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Our parents and siblings, friends and relations, along with all those teachers, ministers, instructors and professors who patiently guide us…
I honor and commend you and am glad to say, to always be on the ‘lookout’ for more fabulous examples is exciting in its scope!

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Spartan

Spartan

Engagement
Enguard
We spar in
Sparse quarters
Just this strip
We parry…
Riposte a bit
Begin a slash
Only to dash back
No retreat
Only play
We love this
A game of skill
With permission
To “kill” still
Past lives
Contrived

To emerge
On this…
The killing floor
Lunge and stretch
Give more effort
Prepare fully
Plans of attack

Demands physicality
Extreme attention
Postion cutover
Slice to the side
Nowhere to hide
Lateral move
Only to prove
Who is  best
In this tournament

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