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The Art Basket: My Creative Essentials

This is the contents of my art basket. I take my art basket almost everywhere I go.  I like to think that if Mary Poppins had a special basket full of the best supplies to inspire creativity and artistic endeavors, it would be my art basket. The contents of this basket have been honed over many, many years of creating with lots of people in  unconventional places and spaces. Did I mention that I teach art and creativity for a…

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Art Events Travel Journal

Sundoor at World’s End- Venice, Italy

Within the very heart of Venice, Italy sits La Maddalena. A Freemasons church devoted to Jesus Christ’s companion, the mysterious Mary of Magdalene. On view until November 26, 2017, artist Slater B. Bradley has created an art exhibition called, “Sundoor at Worlds End.” In a city full of special experiences, Bradley has created something truly exceptional and memorable within the sanctuary of La Maddalena. “For this project, the artist focuses his attention on spiritual icons and the figure of Mary…

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About Patron of the Arts

I founded the online arts magazine Patron of the Arts in 2011. Originating as a print shop that sold high quality limited edition fine art prints from exclusively curated fine artists. I eventually got out of print production because it wasn’t my passion but I’ve continued to build out Patron of the Arts with a different focus. In the interview above, I talk more about life, passion and creativity and what drives me to create. More About Patron of the…

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Creative Projects

How to Make a Wildflower Crown

A hat full of wildflowers… all picked upon a walk on a beautiful May day. A perfect bouquet for a crown of flowers and a way a celebratory the new moon. As a child, I use to make these head wreaths with any flower and this project is fun, super simple and easy to do. Materials: -basket full of flowers -floral wire -floral tape -wire cutters -spray bottle (to keep flowers fresh when working with them) -fresh flower sealant  (to preserve flowers) To…

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Practices

Insight & Meditations: My Favorite Oracle & Tarot Decks

In the school of life, the lessons are not always clear. It is in those moments that insightful guidance can bring the greatest amount of relief to a situation. The energy of a good deck of cards have a vibrational wisdom; that when the question and desire are clear, the insight and messages that you seek will come to you.…

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Dream Weaving: The Magic of Dreamcatchers

I am a dreamweaver. I weave the intention of beautiful dreams manifested into each Dreamcatcher that I create. The legend of the Dreamcatcher is that the night air is filled with both good and bad dreams. The Dreamcatcher attracts the good dreams while catching in the center web- the bad. The good spirit dreams float down the sacred feather into the psyche of the dreamer while the bad spirit dreams are held in the center web and burn off in the first light of the sun. If…

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Sketches

“Drawing makes you see things clearer, and clearer, and clearer still. The image is passing through you in a physiological way, into your brain, into your memory – where it stays – it’s transmitted by your hands.” -Martin Gayford, A Bigger Message: Conversations with David Hockney These are my favorite sketches and drawings from my 2014 Journals.…

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Creative Projects

Flying Wishes, Intention Setting

An intention is the starting point of any dream, wish or focus. Setting forth an intention, or a wish is a powerful practice for bringing fourth creative energy into any area of your life. Setting Forth Intention As with anything, stop take a deep breath. Just let your self breathe for 5-17 seconds. You want to let the day’s energy settle, and find a space of peace and calm. Then ask yourself, “what is it that I want?” Allow yourself…

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Glitter Works

Below are my works of glitter. My medium with these works is glitter, mixed media, glue. If you are interested in my available works, you can visit Modern Eden Gallery in San Francisco, here:…

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Travel Journal

PHOTOS: The Warmth of Mykonos, Greece

  Mykonos, Greece is a delightful, fun, magical place. The shores of this island are charming and lovely and there is a “scene” that is as hip and fun as most metropolitan areas. We were fortunate enough to spend our time in Mykonos with beautiful friends and loved ones so it made the experience even more delicious. The hospitality was as warm and welcoming as the sun that soaks the beautiful shores. Mykonos is top on my list of places…

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