Friday, October 26, 2012

New Fine Art Cards Available

Canal House, Brugge, Belgium

A new series of note cards are now available of black and white prints on watercolor paper for gift giving and sending to friends for all occasions. Sized 5x7 with a white envelope. $4.50 usd or $55 pesos each with a 10% discount for packages of 6. Can mix the cards up or order several of the same image. Please email with your request or drop by!

Prayer Flags  

Garden delight

Monday, October 8, 2012

Tibetan Art and Symbolism - Photography Project

Painting in Temple of Elephant Carrying Offerings
A recent project in Colorado was to record the amazing paintings around the temple building at Tara Mandala. The beautiful three story temple was painted by Lama Gyurmed, a renowned Buddhist artist who lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico now. He is one of the last Tibetan Thangka Painters to be traditionally trained in Tibet. He gives lessons in traditional Buddhist painting and is available for adding beautiful designs on homes, buildings and other special projects.
He is a very kind, funny and a wonderful being. 

Wood over doorway- Padmasembhava with Yeshe Tsogyal and Mandarava

Offering Goddesses holding Lotus
Elaborate Wood Painted Beams at Temple Entrance
Three Pomogranates

Three Pear Fruits
Lama Gyurme painting column for new gate

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Ancient Springs

Pagosa Springs has the largest and deepest Hot Springs anywhere. The Ute term "Pagosah" means "Healing Waters," but it has been suggested by a native Ute elder that a more accurate term would be "Stinking Waters." The Ute Indians were one of the first to discover the miraculous Pagosa Hot Springs. Today, people travel from all over just to sit in the mineral filled pools. Here are some of the minerals that make up the amazing healing waters of Pagosa Springs below!
Sodium790Equivalent levels equal the salinity in sea water. Salt soaks have been known to relieve symptoms of arthritis.
Potassium90Normalizes heart rhythms; assists in reducing high blood pressure; eliminates body toxins; promotes healthy skin
Magnesium25Maintains normal heart rhythms; converts blood sugar to energy; maintains muscle tissue and hormone levels.
Silica54Strengthens bones, boosts the immune system; promotes healthy nerves, mucous membranes, hair, nails; used in treating acne and migraines
Chloride180Musculoskeletal benefits
Fluoride4.3Calcium fluoride is a constituent of the elastic fibers of the skin, the surface of bones and teeth. Promotes hardness and stability.
Arsenic0.12New studies report benefits for plasma and tissue growth.
Boron1.8Boosts brain activity; builds muscle mass; strengthens bones
Iron0.08Builds up the quality of blood; and increases resistance to stress and disease. Prevents fatigue and promotes good skin tone.
Lithium2.9Produces positive effects in mental balance and gastrointestinal conditions
Manganese0.23Helps nourish nerves and the brain; a catalyst in the breakdown of fats and cholesterol
Sulfate1400Rids the body of toxins; promotes health of bones, hair, nails, fluids in joints and vertebral discs; Sulfur is an anti-inflammatory.
Zinc0.01Antioxidant nutrient; promotes wound healing; maintains male hormone activity; aids in digestion

Summer in the Mountians

Where have I been all summer? Working on Photography and Archiving at Tara Mandala Retreat Center in Pagosa Springs, Colorado! It is a beautiful place in the four corners area in the San Juan Mountains.
Fun to go to the fantastic Pagosa Springs Healing Mineral Waters. Photography, yes! Fantastic wilderness, 700 acres to stroll around in. Many great teachers and Lama's visiting. We do work hard here, but the rewards are great! I hope to post more photography soon.  Tashi delek!