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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
One of My Favorite Places to Visit in Las Vegas is the Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens located in the Bellagio Hotel just to the right of the check-in desk. It is truly an inspiring and breathtaking experience. What’s even better is it doesn’t cost a dime; not to mention that is a wonderful refuge from the chaos of casino smoke and action.
Upon entering the gardens one is lifted up into a whole new realm of awareness and aesthetics. You are greeted by the brilliance of flowers, rays of light, the sound of running water, the amazing aromas, the sounds of birds and the oohs and ahhs of the guests as they take it all it. One cannot help but be captivated by the beauty and the awesomeness the themed displays that change with each season and/or holidays.
I find this architectural environment liberating and a renaissance of beauty and art. It is visually stunning in everyway. A big Thank You to the incredible designers and workers who create these magical gardens every season.
The most recent theme for the 4th of July consisted of a huge ferris wheel, the Liberty Bell with an American Eagle perched on top, a carousel / merry-go-round, incredible flowers, water displays and a walk-in cage with live parrots. Don’t forget to check out Yogi and Boo-Boo as they prepare to fish in the koi pond.
One of My Favorite Places to Visit and every time I go to Las Vegas I always stop by. As I was leaving I couldn’t help saying: “Bella Bellagio”.
Blackberry Heaven! Today is the first day of harvest! Many of you know that I wrote a blog back on June 30th entitled The blackberries are coming! Well the good news is they have landed! Wow! There are even more blackberries than I expected! When I wrote the first blog I thought I might be exaggerating a little, but let me tell you there are a lot of them! I feel very blessed and fortunate that My Organic Garden is so abundant!
Today I spent a couple hours picking blackberries for my family and friends. Check out my blackberry hands LOL
Oh! I almost forgot to mention that when I entered the yard I had to chase Larry The Squirrel and a pack of his swashbuckling organic marauders out of the garden. Needless to say, I wasn’t too happy, but, on to brighter and better things. The blackberries are amazing but what’s even better is sharing them with family and friends!
A big Thanks again to Steven Nahabedian and his company Fired Up Tiles (click to see his website) for providing us with all of the awesome themed tiles that you see in my garden. Many of you are probably familiar with Fired Up Tiles as he is carried in a majority of health food stores and Whole Foods across America.
Stay Tuned for more adventures from My Organic Garden.
Sacred Gift – Last week my friend Skip and I were in Las Vegas. We had an incredibly relaxing week thanks to the Qua Spa at Caesars Palace. We were just getting ready to Leave Las Vegas, but, unlike Nicolas Cage in the film Leaving Las Vegas LOL, when Kush Fine Art Gallery consultant Karyn Anderson called. “Vladimir Kush is painting down at the Caesars Palace Kush Fine Art Gallery, come on down.”
Many of you have seen my blog Meet the new Salvador Dali and were touched by the incredibly luminous and inspirational art of Vladimir Kush. I figured I might not have another chance to meet this master fine artist. So, I twisted Skip’s arm a little and said, “Hey we gotta go see my favorite artist!” Talk about a golden opportunity! Actually to me it was more like a Sacred Gift.
Sacred Gift – Vladimir’s art has truly inspired me, so much so that I have become an avid patron of his work. I found him to be a delightful and playful person; just like his paintings. One of the things I love most about Vladimir’s work is that it is intuitive, expansive and touches on many subjects much like Luminous ROC. I love the fact that Vladimir likes to paint about anything, as I love to write about anything.
It’s funny one of Vladimir’s friends came up and mentioned that he thought Vladimir and I were brothers. We bonded and had a great time talking allegory, hidden signs and symbols, Polynesian mythology and the metaphorical journey of his work.
Vladimir and I are standing in front of his painting “City by the Sea.” He called it “The Squid” as he was embellishing one of the 88 numbered giclee prints. The inspiration for the painting came to him as he was flying into San Francisco. The painting reminds me of James Cameron’s “The Abyss.” It’s spectacular to me in every way.
I felt very fortunate for the opportunity to watch him paint the final details of his new huge panoramic painting “Awakenings.” To be able to spend some time with Vladimir Kush and talk with him, to me, that was a Sacred Gift.
If you are interested in finding out more about Vladimir’s art work you can contact Karyn Anderson at the Las Vegas Kush Fine Art Gallery: Karyn@vladimirkush.com or cell 775-997-8700 Mention Sebastian, she’ll take care of you. Karyn Rocks!
“The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind
is a faithful servant. We have created a society
that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift.”
— Albert Einstein
The blackberries are coming! Many of you know about My Organic Garden and have seen pictures of it or heard me tweet about it on Twitter or talk about it on Facebook. If you read my blog (please see hyperlink above) you may remember my infamous gazania eating bandit: Larry The Squirrel. What Larry doesn’t know about, and he’s not gonna find out anything about, is my incredible berry patch.
Over two years ago my friend Skip and I bought an Organic Duarte Blackberry starter. It was one stem in a can about eight to twelve inches high. We really weren’t sure it was going to take, but, what the heck. We put it in the ground and watered it routinely. Boy were we surprised! This bush took off like a shot! Now it’s over six feet high and about twenty feet long. We’ve had to cut it back about five or six times this year as it’s been in continual expansion mode.
The blackberries are coming! The blackberries are coming! Wow look at them in these pictures! There must be over a million of them! OK maybe that’s exaggerating a tiny bit, but, there are a lot of berries! Frankly, I’m very excited as this will be our second harvest.
I know what you’re thinking, why the hell is Sebastian blogging about Blackberries? This is supposed to be a blog about Tech, Social Media, Branding and Marketing only. LOL Luminous ROC has become more about all things Luminous and especially topics and categories that I am passionate about. I am especially passionate about health, diet, exercise, eating right and organic gardening.
To maintain top performance in the Marketing and Branding world one needs to be healthy. Blackberries are very high in antioxidants. There have been many articles written about value of berries and their miraculous ability to aid in the prevention of disease and the effects of oxidative stress to the cells.
And they taste great! Shhh just promise me you won’t tell Larry The Squirrel!
My Organic Garden has played a major in my life. Many of you know how I am very passionate about organic farming and food growing. My family has had organic gardens for well over 40 years. Gardening is an excellent way to de-stress after a long hectic and busy day. It also helps in getting one’s self reconnected with the earth. Overall, it has a deep calming effect on one’s soul and well-being.
My family and I have been very grateful for growing many incredible fruits and vegetables. Below you will see the 13 lbs. organic beet that I picked today. We have experienced many miracles in our gardens.
It’s seems that my organic garden is very popular. Especially with the local residents, Larry The Squirrel and his four buddies love to raid our garden.
Let’s take a look at the origins of organic gardening in this county and how it has played a major part in America’s history. Our Founding Fathers considered themselves first and foremost famers before being politicians. It was only the conditions they faced as subjects of the British Crown that caused them to change in order to seek colonial freedom. They were self-reliant and lived off the earth. They understood the basic principles of life, living and the pursuit of happiness, which today seem almost non-existent. In today’s technological age, many have lost and forgotten what these great men stood for, fought for and in some instances died for.
Andrea Wulf spoke about this in a recent article in The Los Angeles Times and goes into further detail her recent book entitled “Founding Gardeners – The Revolutionary Generation, Nature and the Shaping of the American Nation.” She spoke of how the influence of gardening and farming helped to craft the images used by The Founding Fathers to bring about understanding and development of this nation. It continues to be an amazing process, one that we are all part of today.
I am very grateful to Steven Nahabedian and his company Fired Up Tiles (click to see his website) for providing us with all of the awesome themed tiles that you see in my garden. Many of you are probably familiar with Fired Up Tiles as he is carried in a majority of health food stores and Whole Foods across America.
Many of the tiles represent a variety of themes, religions and beliefs. In my garden, they are all united in peace, harmony and life giving presence. These tiles also add a sense of style, fashion and practicality to my garden. They illuminate and provide a vibrant energy to the area and allow me to find my way. In essence, they provide a pathway to organic love.
Take a look below at the beautiful fruits and veggies that we picked today from My Organic Garden!