Art & Bagels

Bruegger's Bagel Cafe

Bruegger’s Bagel Cafe

3267 Bee Caves Rd.

Austin,Texas

4th Movement   Acrylics/on Canvas by visual artist Barra Gustafson on display  February,3 rd, –March 2nd, 2013

Upon any sale from the 4th Movement Collection a portion of the proceeds will be donated to Eanes ISD.  Bruegger’s Bagel

Cafe is located very near to Cedar Creek and Eanes Elementary, West Lake High School and Hill Country Middle School.

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EAST Austin Art Tour 2012

I am excited to be a part of the EAST Austin Art Tour 2012.  This is the last week end to see lots of art—visit studios, and join in the fun.

Textured Acrylic on wood panel ” Middle Ground” on display during EAST at Pigoata Studios. ( next to Big Medium)

The Sensitive Heart

“it takes courage to grow up and become who you really are”.   e.e. cummings

i carry

It's your heart handle with care.

The memory of reading an e.e.cummings poem brings joy to my heart, and his poem “i carry your heart with me” moves me to tears.  The first thing I noticed when introduced to an e.e.cummings poem was his style of using lower case letters
and unusual word placement.  His poems visually appeared to be a sharp contrast from the other poets enjoyed by the class, and on some level  I realized —he’s different.   I wish I could say that my life was changed, and I immediately  accepted my own differences.  Like most young people I fell into wanting to fit in the same shoes as every one else, but not individual enough to walk well in loose-fitting shoes.    I believe I connected to his sensitivity in the poems, which leads to recent information I’ve found that I think can make a difference in my life.

I’ve always been aware of my sensitivity.  Painfully, reminded many times by parents, teachers, and classmates.  Elaine Aron, PhD author of The Highly Sensitivity Person, a book about how sensitivity affects our close relationships brings this to the surface for me.  She began researching high sensitivity in 1991 also calling it Sensory-Processing Sensitivity (SPS, the trait’s scientific term).  I have a strong connection to this new break through.  I find myself feeling more like “yes, this sounds like me”.    I’m not crazy –I have a tribe to connect with that will understand these mixed emotions of mine, and relate how crazy it feels.   I plan to keep up my own investigation about where this new information will continue to lead me.   I encourage you to check out Elaine Aron and her article in Psychology Today available
at newsstands.  Here is a peek:

http://www.psychologytoday.com/articles/201107/sense-and-sensitivity

Thank you for stopping by  Reflective Journey

Barra

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