Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Bulls of Many Colors & Main Street Studio Opening

“Old unhealthy thoughts can block off inspiration and motivation.  Dropping them releases a strong flow of power through the mind.”
Norman Vincent Peale

Bulls of Many Colors
6″ x 9″ Watercolor

I had a great time painting these young bulls!  I am in love with bright color!  Fun stuff!

Last night I went to the opening of the Christmas show at the Main Street Studio, here in Eufaula.  I have a group of paintings that will be there through January 6th.   The Arts Council wanted to fill the studio with art for the holidays and I love being included.  Here is a shot of my paintings.

The funny thing…. the light is out, right above my paintings and the lady who hung all of the paintings put mine there, because they really don’t need a lot of light to show up.  They do kinda jump off the wall at you, among all the conservative, realistic paintings.  he he 

If you’re in Eufaula, go by and look.

Norman Vincent Peale

Peale confessed that as a youth he had “the worst inferiority complex of all,” and developed his positive thinking/positive confession philosophy just to help himself. In 1937, Peale established a clinic with Freudian psychiatrist Dr. Smiley Blanton in the basement of the Marble Collegiate Church. (Blanton brought with him the “extensive experience” of having undergone psychoanalysis by Freud himself in Vienna in 1929, 1935, 1936, and 1937.) The clinic was described as having “a theoretical base that was Jungian, with a strong evidence of neo- and post-Freudianism” (Carol V.R. George, God’s Salesman: Norman Vincent Peale and the Power of Positive Thinking , p. 90). It subsequently grew to an operation with more than 20 psychiatric doctors and psychologically- trained “ministers,” and in 1951 became known as the American Foundation for Religion and Psychiatry. In 1972, it merged with the Academy of Religion and Mental Health to form the Institutes of Religion and Health (IRH). To his death, Peale remained affiliated with the IRH as president of the board and chief fund raiser. Indeed, Peale pioneered the merger of theology and psychology which became known as Christian Psychology.  More….

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