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Whitney Houston’s death is a sorrowful event acheter cialis andorre. Much will be said about her in the next few days.

I don’t want to take anything away from her or the many who will miss her, but something in the news report of her death in the Houston Chronicle caught my eye.

According to Beverly Hills police Lt. Mark Rosen, “police received a 911 call from hotel security about Houston at 3:43 p.m. Saturday. Paramedics who were already at the hotel because of a Grammy party were not able to resuscitate her, he said.”

Really? Paramedics were already at the hotel because of a Grammy party. Okay.

Let’s hold a party and invite a bunch of musicians. What will we need? Let’s see: Booze, food, music, security, paramedics….

Downtown and Dirty

My novel became available on Amazon this last week. WooHoo!!!!

With God’s help I’ve been able to check that one off of my to-do list. If you’ve been following along around here I believe when God created us in his image, as the ultimate creator he made us to be creative. Producing things, especially beautiful things, pleases God. At least that’s my way of thinking. Deep down when you create something you feel a sense of accomplishment that comes from God.Watch Full Movie Online Streaming Online and Download

I’m so excited about this. Now that it’s finally in print I’ve been able to start another one. Of course I suffered through some growing pains with the first one, but writing a novel is an exciting ride and I’m eager to push down on the accelerator to capture another tale.

If you like to purchase a copy off of Amazon.com, here is the link. If you’d like a signed copy just send me an email.   Check out www.DowntownAndDirty.com and help me spread the word. Now excuse we while I get back to celebrating!

 

I Will Not Be Afraid

On a day reminding us there is evil in the world, I like to remember there is good as well. I came across this amazing video today. I will not be afraid.

The Artist’s Way

Are you an artist? I think we all are. You may not draw or paint. You may write poetry or have musical talents. You may have a talent you’ve not yet discovered for building birdhouses. You have talents, of that I’m sure.

The Artist’s Way by Julia Cameron is book outlining a 12 week course in teaching ourselves to let the creativity in all of us blossom and flourish. Originally designed to help writers overcome writer’s block, the book has been used by musicians, painters, dancers and other artists the world over to tap into their own creative process.

When I was young I was taught we were created in God’s image. At such a young age the word “image” had only visual implications. I assumed we looked like God. God had two arms and two legs and a head.

Julia Cameron puts forward in her book The Artist’s Way that our creator, the Ultimate Creator, created us in his image as creative beings. According to her theories the creator works through us in our creativity. In fact, all we have to do is open ourselves up to channel this creative energy and get ourselves out of the way. She provides the tools to do this.

Does it work? It seems to have worked for hundred of thousands of artists and would-be artists. The book has sold well over a million, mostly by word of mouth. I read the book and studied the course beginning in the first month of 2003. Within a few months I had fulfilled a lifelong dream – I had written my first novel.

Urban Life

My wonderful and talented wife Melinda Patrick will be showing four pieces of her work as a part of an art exhibit sponsored by the Artists Alive and Well organization of Houston Texas. The presentation will open at Three Allen Center on November 3, 2008 and close January 9, 2009. Three Allen Center is located at 333 Clay Street, Houston, Texas.

The theme of this show is “Urban Life”. Approximately 30 artists will be represented at the Center.

You will have the opportunity to meet and talk with Melinda at a reception being held Monday, November 3 from 4:00 pm until 7:00 pm at Three Allen Center. Light refreshments will be served.

Artists Alive and Well is a Houston-based educational organization full of enthusiasm and purpose. Melinda is a member of the group which supports artists by promoting ways to create, show and sell their work with passion and confidence. It was founded in mid-July 2007 by Linda Summers Posey who serves as current President.


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Art News

My wife, Melinda Patrick has had her painting “The Dream As I Recall It” selected to show in the upcoming exhibition “Light” at M-Squared Gallery in the Houston Heights area. The show runs from July 4 to July 29 at 325 W. 19th Street. The reception is July 7 from 7 to 10pm.

Artist Reception

Tonight from 6 to 10 pm there will be an artist reception at Eastman-Smith Gallery where my wife, Meilnda Patrick, will be displaying some of her recent works. The gallery is located at 4920 Center Sreet in the Heights area of Houston. Free drinks, snacks, and live music.

An Evening Out

For a chance to see some of the recent work of my wife, Melinda Patrick, visit the Eastman-Smith Gallery this Thursday night, 10 May. A reception is being held from 6-10 pm where you can visit with Melinda as well as other Houston area artists. There will be complementary drinks, hor d’oerves, and live music. The gallery is located at 4920 Center Sreet in the Heights area. Several of her works will be on display included her latest: Green Carnations.