soulful goodness

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I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: I like good blogs and the people that write them.  I was reminded of this fact when I posted a ♡2♡and received feedback that was not only kind, but wise and inspiring.
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Your sweet comments chimed in my head as I toured the Minnesota Institute of Art today, and I came to the conclusion that my readers are just as soulful as Matisse.
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Not sure you believe the compliment?  Well well well, Mr. Matisse said ”an artist should never be a prisoner of himself, of style, of reputation, of success.”  My readers offered the following thoughts on success (click photo to visit their blog):
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See the connection? Heart and soul and a whole lot of goodness in all these answers.
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I was and still am extremely grateful for your kindness.  Matisse (see above) would be impressed.  And speaking of kindness, check out this exhibit on compassion:
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Just lovely, right? I meditated for a good 20 minutes while passerby walked around and snapped photographs and chatted with their friends.  Gotta tap into that internal source.

over the moon

A little less talk and a lot more action.  That’s the kind of mentality that transforms daydreams into megalithic 3D sharks.  Where am I going with this? Well, thing is, there was a shark sighting in Minneapolis.

Not on the lake, mind you, but on the lawn of a pretty home in the suburbs.

Picasso famously declared that everything we can imagine is real.  Makes you wonder what people can imagine right?  And then, I suppose, everything gets pretty exciting when you bring all that creativity to life.
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Incredible, right? Questions swirled through my mind as we toured the shark beginning with a) Why doesn’t everyone create massive ice sculptures? b) Will they please build a dolphin next?  c) Where can I find some hot chocolate?

A big thanks to Kinzie for helping me find the house:Image
Despite the cold, it was a gorgeous weekend in the Twin Cities – 40s and crisp and lovely.  So lovely, in fact, that I got caught up in it all and snapped this photo with my phone.  Can you find the moon?Image

Starlight and sharks and typing dogs and happiness.  I tried to sum of this post, but that’s all I got for ya.

Hope you have a happy Monday 🙂