Category Archives: Thinking

Einstein’s God and a bit of Darwin

Einstein’s God, Conversations About Science and the Human Spirit, by Krista TIppett. from the chapter, Evolution and Wonder, here are some bits that are close to my heart- excerpted from Tippett/Moore discussion about Darwin- and from Darwin’s own notes: “we are all netted together”… Tippett: There’s something that jumps out at me, and I don’t [...]

April G offers teaching / mentoring

Here’s the deal- One day workshop at Made in Space in my downtown Los Angeles studio $500 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. / includes lunch OR One day workshop, three nights at Miracle Manor Retreat in Desert Hot Springs CA $950 includes three nights stay at the retreat one full day of instruction/input/mentoring also includes 2 [...]

films I am impressed with lately

Into Great Silence/ Philip Gronings study of Grande Chartreuse Monastery Cherry blossoms /German Departures / Japanese

gin/ or my new interest in it…

I’ve been on a bit of a gin/tonic kick. also the occasional martini- BUT, as I am allergic to gluten, and was wondering about any/all grain alcohols and gluten content, I did a little research on gin, for starters… so, the juniper bush came up, of course…and I found out that the juniper bush grows in [...]

Geico Commercial @ Wilshire Vermont Mural

funny spotting of the Wilshire Vermont mural, main character NOT April Greiman

rules and hints for anybody

SOME RULES AND HINTS FOR STUDENTS AND TEACHERS OR ANYBODY ELSE – John Cage Rule 1 Find a place you trust, and then, try trusting it for a while. Rule 2 General duties of a student: Pull everything out of your teacher. Pull everything out of your fellow students. Rule 3 General duties of a [...]

the beginning of a new (first?) cosmology for me …

it is important to have a secret, a premonition of things unknown. It fills life with something impersonal, a numinosum. – Carl G Jung In 1966 when i began my art schooling in Kansas City MO, i discovered the name, work, and texts of Carl Jung. While i attempted to wade through his major, published, [...]

FYI- ever wonder about…Wilshire Vermont Station: “Hand Holding a Bowl of Rice”

here’s some background on rice bowl symbology that i found and made it my final choice of video images to use- The Indian Goddess, Anapurna, provides rice to Shiva, when all the food disappeared from the earth and all living creatures were in danger of perishing. Rice is well known as a symbol of abundance. [...]