Curved Lenses Multiply Everyday Views of Paris in a New Mobile Installation by Vincent Leroy — Art News Daily

All photographs © Vincent Leroy Slow Lens is the newest piece from French artist Vincent Leroy, who often explores optics and light in his large-scale installation work. The piece is suspended from above, and a network of curved, translucent lenses distorts the viewer’s perspective. Displayed en plein air, the connected lenses slowly rotate and ofter…

Curved Lenses Multiply Everyday Views of Paris in a New Mobile Installation by Vincent Leroy — Art News Daily

Manifesting a Dream


Vision Board Project completed by Janis Kirstein at a Spirit of Sophia Workshop guided by artist April Martin in Spring of 2016.

Is it possible to manifest a dream with just the power of intention, desire, vision boards, visions, and creativity?

This is my vision: to be able to visit Paris. What is your vision? Dream and tell! Did yours come true? Tell us your story!  Shown here is my Dream, starting with a vision board I made in a Spirit of Sophia workshop under the artistic tutaledge of artist April Martin.


And yesterday, after an inspiring day with guest writer Paula D’ Arçy at another enlightening Spirit of Sophia event,  my Paris dream has been reignited! What a profoundly inspiring day we had with Paula as she led us through insightful and uplifting vision for our future. As for her Paris trip, check it out.

Paula D’Arcy, a writer, retreat leader, and conference and seminar speaker, travels widely in the United States, Canada, and abroad. She is also President of Red Bird Foundation, which supports the growth and spiritual development of those in need as well as those invested in the opening of the heart and the healing of this world.
A former psychotherapist who ministered to those facing issues of grief and loss, Paula worked with the Peale Foundation, founded by Dr. Norman Vincent Peale, from 1980 until his death in 1993, and has written ten books. Today her work includes leading workshops and retreats related to spirituality, writing, women’s gatherings,( including Women’s Initiation and Rites of Passage), and creating venues where men and women experience an opening of the heart and a change in their way of being in the world. In recent years she has teamed with Richard Rohr to present seminars on the Male/Female Journey and Spirituality for the Two Halves of Life (for tapes from the conference on Spirituality for the Two Halves of Life and to purchase Paula’s books, click here.)
Paula also serves as adjunct faculty at Oblate School of Theology in San Antonio, TX and Seton Cove Spirituality Center in Austin, TX.
Award: RED FIRE selected as one of the Best Spiritual Books of 2001, by Spirituality and Health.

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Just a few of Paula’s Books:






Vision of Spirit of Sophia

Women will be empowered spiritually, therefore bringing strength and wisdom to their families and communities, resulting in a more compassionate world.

Director: Dana Sue Walker



My Dream Of Paris…
By Janis Kirstein


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Collector’s Choice: Elke Trittel




About Elke Trittel

” I’m a mixed media artist,creating very textured art, using all kinds of materials.” Elke Trittel


 “In a world where so many people can’t have even one imaginative idea, it is so refreshing to run into artwork by an artist who literally breathes creativity. Elke Trittel has so many works of great exuberance, vitality and creativity, that it is hard to select just a few pieces to feature. Her whimsical creatures capture what is right about the world and exhude an uplifting, upbeat feeling of humor, unity and peace. “.  Janis Kirstein



Far from the big cities and traffic jams , deeply in contact with nature, there is a painter, and her name is Elke Trittel.  She became famous, thanks to a 365 days painting marathon .

Each of her art pieces has a new character. Her visionary world is an independent and parallel universe populated by fanciful animals, unusual faces and gigantic flowers.

The artist depicts her figures with great humor, giving them a complete life. She appears to bring them to life so they can come out to play.

Some of her paintings are sculpted using “fibrite” , a kind of interior wall paste that she can model easily. She paints the surfaces afterwards with acrylic paint.

She also uses material such as wires , clay, fabric and recycled objects, combining them all together according to her needs.

Her creative freedom evolves from the agreement of techniques and materials. Her favorite materials are acrylic paint, enamal paint, selfdrying clay, rusty metal, recycled paper, sand, eggshells, wires, buttons, modelling paste, nails, zinc etc

Born in Wolfsburg, Germany, Elke now lives and works in Narbonne, France. She studied at the University of Goettingen.

Thanks to the website:  artdelafibrite.  for the above information.






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