Posts Tagged ‘amazing’
Awakening by Alex Fishgoyt is a breathtaking and awe inspiring piece of artwork. Frankly, it’s much more than that. It is an experience that dramatically engages the viewer. Fishgoyt artfully invites you to enter his world and to believe in the dream. Once the viewer dares to enter and explore he challenges you to join him on the journey.
At first glance the journey seems inviting, exciting and as you move deeper into it you begin notice that it is unpredictable, scary and maybe even dangerous. Fishgoyt creatively illuminates your journey with hope as you cross a bridge over the vast and mysterious ocean to a brilliant white city. Or how about a long journey down a shadowy back alley where even a small faint light gives encouragement to the inquisitive traveler?
Awakening is filled with many possibilities. First, you must be willing to get on the ship where there is no turning back. This is a ship headed toward a gigantic wave. Will this vessel capsize or will it break on through to the other side and transport us to our Awakening?
The woman is the fulfillment of the journey: a journey that is rich, fertile, beautiful and fulfilling – all that the dreamer is. She completes the cycle of life. Welcome to the journey of Awakening – a pathway filled with many awakenings.
Awakening – I was so excited to receive this huge package from FedEx today. A big Thank You to Vladimir Kush and Karyn Anderson of the Kush Fine Art Gallery for turning me onto Fishgoyt’s amazing surrealism! Also I greatly appreciate Alex signing and personalizing his work with an inspiring note to me on the back of the painting.
If you are interested in finding out more info on the awesome works of Alex Fishgoyt please contact Karyn Anderson 775 – 997-87 ZeroZero – Don’t forget to mention Sebastian’s blog for a discount.
The Beauty of Nature is so inspiring. These pictures fill me with amazement and awe at the incredible beauty and balance that nature is. Enjoy these pictures.
Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.
~ Lao Tzu
Here are some AMAZING Nature photographs by awesome photographer Adam Jones http://www.adamjonesphoto.com/
Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.
~ Albert Einstein
We cannot command nature except by obeying her.
~ Sir Francis Bacon
Love is a canvas furnished by Nature and embroidered by imagination.
The Beauty of Nature is such a gift we are all blessed with. It something to enjoy, share and protect for all future generations
Random Acts of Kindness = RAOK
Today is a great day to do something positive ~ something for someone else ~ something out of the norm ~ Random Acts of Kindness
All of us are so much more connected and interconnected than we realize. This really struck me today as I was watching the little ecosystem in my backyard. There was Larry the Squirrel going for his acorns and the resident birds singing and flying around around the yard. Everything seems so perfect and in such a wonderful balance. I feel so blessed and thought, wow, it’s been awhile since I blogged and that I should really start sharing a lot more.
Random Acts of Kindness = RAOK – I also want to thank all of my amazing Twitter and Facebook friends for your friendship, constant support, and sweet comments. You ROCK!
Today Let’s RAOK!
Somebody you don’t know, but you should – Part 2 – Marion Hollins was an incredible athlete and visionary. I would call her the Brian Jones of sports. (Brian Jones of the Rolling Stones played any and every instrument he ever picked up proficiently) Marion was a master golfer who won the U.S. Women’s Amateur Championship in 1921.
Marion was considered the finest equestrian person of her day. She also was an accomplished tennis player, marksman, swimmer and even a car racer. No matter what sport she played she instantly became a dominating force. What makes this more impressive is that she attained such greatness in the male dominated world of the 1920’s.
I think most of us are familiar with the cypress tree at Cypress Point on the Monterey Peninsula in California. This is the home of the well-known Pebble Beach Golf Course. The World Golf Hall of Fame architect, Alister MacKenzie designed the course. But what is not commonly said is that Marion Hollins worked side by side with Alister to assist with design and approve Pebble Beach, Augusta and Pasatiempo. What is amazing is that Marion Hollin’s name is not mentioned.
What’s even more amazing is at the time, Augusta’s Chairman, Clifford Roberts made it known to MacKenzie that Ms. Hollins was not welcome at Augusta. To which MacKenzie replied:
She has been associated with me in three golf courses and not only are her own ideas valuable, but she is thoroughly conversant in regard to the character of work I like. I want her views and her personal impressions in regard to the way the work is being carried out. I do not know of any man who has sounder ideas.
Alister MacKenzie came to develop the Pebble Beach Golf Course at the invitation of Marion Hollins. The story behind the story is S.F.B. Morse was developing the Monterey Peninsula and asked Marion, who was now his athletic director, to help him develop a golf course. Marion brought Alister MacKenzie in to design that course. Together they worked side by side to develop one of the greatest golf courses ever played. Today it ranks No. 2 on GOLF Magazines Top 100 in the United States and the World list.
In my opinion it was on the infamous 16th hole that Marion solidified her place in golf history. MacKenzie did not want to place the 16th hole at that location. He thought it was not possible to drive a ball to a green that far across the ocean. So Marion said, “Let’s see.” She dropped a ball, teed up and drove it over 219 yards across the Pacific Ocean to a spot where the 16th hole now resides. MacKenzie smiled and said, “OK, we’ll put it there.”
Somebody you don’t know, but you should – Marion’s accomplishments are vast and far reaching. She was a champion in the world of golf as well as other sports. She was trailblazer and the only known woman golf course developer who helped create three world class golf courses. She was an amazing person and…
Somebody you don’t know, but you should – Long Live the Forgotten! ~ Sebastian St. George
Check out the previous Blogs in this New Series!
Somebody you don’t know, but you should – The Blog Series – Since Somebody you don’t know, but you should – The story of Harriet Quimby was a tremendous success I decided this should become a blog series. If you have not had the chance or this is first introduction, please go back and read The story of Harriet Quimby. She was an utterly amazing woman and trailblazer.
Honestly, there should be a motion picture made about her life story. Harriet Quimby was the first woman to get a pilot’s license in the U.S. She also was the first woman to fly the English Channel alone. If any movie studios or production companies are interested, please contact me on my contact page. I have been developing this for a while. I feel there are a tremendous amount of women who receive no recognition at all. Their contributions are immeasurable! People may forget… but history never does. And guess what… I’ll find you and do my best to keep you alive!
One of my favorite things to do is research. It’s one of my preoccupations to dig into archives and discover long lost information or historical data on fascinating people or subject matters. I could go on for hours about this. I love People that history has long forgotten. But, the question is, history hasn’t forgotten them, we have! These gems are like buried treasure that teach me so much about life, art and the pursuit of happiness. They are priceless gems to enjoy. I hope you love these blogs as much as I love researching and writing them!
These Forgotten have LONG fallen off the radar! Put it to you this way, you wouldn’t even find these people misplaced in the cut-out bin filed under X or Z next to Abe Vigoda Live at the Hollywood Bowl. Side note: I love Abe Vigoda BTW – he is great!
I also wanted to take the time to thank everyone for all the great tweets, comments, emails, responses and support! I love to hear from you! Also if there is anyone you would like to me to consider to research and blog about for this blog series I am open to your suggestions.
Somebody you don’t know, but you should – The Blog Series will begin this week. Thank you again for your support!
Somebody you don’t know, but you should –
Long Live the Forgotten!
The Art of Personality is clearly defined in Frank Lloyd Wright’s masterpiece: The Ennis House. Frank Lloyd Wright’s homes are not houses, they are experiences. Breathtaking ones at that. The Ennis House is one of Hollywood’s most famous and favorite sets.
This house has illuminated the silver screen in many awesome films: House on Haunted Hill, 1958, my favorite film Blade Runner in which it was used for Deckard’s (Harrison Ford) apartment, Black Rain, Twin Peaks, Grand Canyon, Buffy The Vampire Slayer and countless other films, music videos, print ads and TV commercials.
This incredible work of art was created in 1923/1924 with a Mayan-inspired theme of ornate concrete blocks and levels for retailer Charles Ennis and his wife Mabel.
Frank Lloyd Wright’s work is nothing short of extraordinary. For me just looking at the pictures can give me goose bumps. Can you image being inside The Ennis House or for that matter living in that state of aesthetics on a daily basis? Honestly, it’s illuminating.
It’s during this period that Frank Lloyd Wright was fascinated with the medium of concrete and cement and what their possibilities were in structural design. Three other Wright masterpieces were created during this same period using ornate textile blocks: The Millard House, The Storer House and The Freeman House.
The Art of Personality – I first became interested in the Ennis House while researching Frank Lloyd Wright’s Hollyhock House located on Sunset and Vermont, which is an absolutely amazing work on art in it’s own right. Then I saw an article in the Los Angeles Times about the Ennis House and the concerns on how it had fallen into great disrepair. I was spellbound by the photos of the Ennis House and it inspired me to go to my local Borders Bookstore and buy several books on the House and Wright.
I was especially inspired to write this blog for two reasons. One, my good friend Skip’s father was a brilliant architectural engineer who worked with Wright for almost a year back in the mid 1950s on a project in Santa Monica. Second, I was happy to recently read in the Los Angeles Times that the Ennis House has been sold to Wright aficionado Mr. Ron Burkle. Mr. Burkle has expressed interest and commitment to the complete restoration and preservation of The Ennis House.
Thanks to Mr. Burkle Frank Lloyd Wright’s personality and art will live on for future generations to experience and enjoy. Hopefully, one day I will be able to experience Wright’s aesthetics firsthand and I hope you do too!
The Ennis House is located at 2607 Glendower Ave., Los Angeles, CA.
Make sure to check out 3T’s cool music video “Why” with Michael Jackson. Also check out a scene from Blade Runner inside awesome The Ennis House.
You are what you Tweet! Visual.ly is an exciting new site that allows you to twitterize yourself and generate your personalized infographic. The infographic is created by the content and data taken from your tweets.
What’s even cooler and kinda reminds of Alien vs Predator is that you can compare yourself to others. What I love the most is the custom caricature that you can create of yourself and your friends. Check out the pics below, pretty hilarious! You can also leave a section blank and the system will randomly compare you against a celebrity Twitter account.
Either way it’s fun fabulous fantastic coolness for everyone! Enjoy and don’t take the comparisons too seriously.
Here are some of my awesome Twitter Friends that I have chosen to use to demonstrate:
You are what you Tweet! All of these Tweeps are great friends and amazing people that you should follow on Twitter. They share and spread a positive and uplifting message in Social Media. I am grateful to call them a friend.