In Our Community, Other News, Qoutes

“Minneapolis, I am home.”

Remembering Prince.

“I have written a song that says: If you ever lose someone dear to you, never say the words, “They’re gone,” and they’ll come back” – Prince

Prince dead at 57: Legendary musician found at Paisley Park

Worldwide grief over sudden death of musical genius
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“Growing up in Minneapolis

The son of a social worker mother and jazz pianist father, Prince Rogers Nelson grew up playing music at home. His father, John Nelson, led the Prince Rogers Trio. His mother, Mattie Shaw, sang, as does his younger sister, Tyka Nelson.

Prince formed his first band with friends at age 13 and over time became the driving force behind the “Minneapolis sound,” a hybrid mix of funk, rock, pop and new wave.

He became known for shunning interviews, creating his own mystique and controlling his image with a team of stylists, publicists and lawyers. Even after becoming a global superstar, he stayed close to home, recording at Paisley Park and appearing often at late-night concerts and dance parties there.

Born on June 7, 1958, Prince had a thing for the number 7. On 7/7/7, he held three concerts at three venues in downtown Minneapolis, telling the crowd at one show, “Minneapolis, I am home.””

Mindfulness, Qoutes

A Mind That is Still

A Mind That is Still

By Judith Froemming c. 2015

Image for Blog2

“There’s a mind running loose
that thinks peace is elusive,
puts its head in a noose
judges quiet as reclusive.

There’s a mind making stories
that’s certain they’re true,
creating monsters and worries
until the heart turns blue.

There’s a mind that is still and
as stories float by,
treats them kindly as children
lets them go without ‘Why?'”

photo by Deva Niseema


What Is Your New Normal?

Times of transition are strenuous, but I love them. They are an opportunity to purge, rethink priorities, and be intentional about new habits. We can make our new normal any way we want.
                          Kristin Armstrong

Image from visual journal. Heather Matson, 2015


Specializing in the impossible 

I was enjoying the last “unofficial” day of summer, roaming the natural world with the family and photographing moments of interest when out popped this qoute from my Polaroid dark slide….

“What we need is more people who specialize in the impossible.” 

-Theodore Roethke

This moved me…  Empowered me…  Because the impossible is possible.

Cheers!   Heather

“Monarch Butterfly” 2015, by Heather Matson

“Mushrooms” 2015, by Heather Matson

“Prairie” 2015, by Heather Matson



Happy Labor (restful) Day

Enjoy this Labor Day qoute while resting and reflecting on your personal accomplishments today, spending time with your loved ones or taking in some much needed “me time”

“My grandfather once told me that there were two kinds of people: those who do the work and those who take the credit. He told me to try to be in the first group; there was much less competition.” — Indira Gandhi 
Images by Heather Matson, “Polaroids of Summer,” 2015



Animal Human Bond – Qoutes

“The one absolutely unselfish friend that man can have in this selfish world, the one that never deserts him, the one that never proves ungrateful or treacherous, is his dog.”
Samuel Taylor Coleridge

“Dogs are better than human beings because they know but do not tell.”

Emily Dickinson

“Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole.”

Roger Caras

“A black cat crossing your path signifies that the animal is going somewhere.”

Groucho Marx

“Dogs don’t rationalize. They don’t hold anything against a person. They don’t see the outside of a human but the inside of a human.

Cesar Millan

“I wish I could write as mysterious as a cat.

Edgar Allan Poe

“One small cat changes coming home to an empty house to coming home.”

Pam Brown

“The ideal of calm exists in a sitting cat.

Jules Renard
Creative Living - Reflections, Qoutes

Freedom – art therapy journal

For to be free is not merely to cast off one’s chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others.
– Nelson Mandela



Art and Soul – Qoute by Picasso

“Art washes from the soul the dust of everyday life.” ~ Pablo Picasso


Creativity and Solitude – Qoute

“In order to be open to creativity, one must have the capacity for constructive use of solitude. One must overcome the fear of being alone,” wrote the American existential psychologist Rollo May.