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Little Red Riding Hood

“Oh how beautiful the butterflies are, Little Red Riding Hood said, “I am ever so sorry to see them leave.” She bravely travels deeper into a forest that she sees changing before her eyes. “I must look into myself, change my heart.  If I ever hope to save this forest, I must transform…”

 

About 95% of the painting on this stunning work was done live at Maui Mystic, Lucidity Festival, and Bicycle Day events. Even though there was no model for this painting, her personality and humanity slowly showed up before my eyes as I painted. With lush thick brushstrokes and fine detail, it is a lovely sight to behold.

Prints of her are now available along with a lot more inspiring and magical art for the Holidays HERE.

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Tools to inspire and make next year amazing:

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Feels Like Poetry

My greatest wish for all of you is to have a truly incredible 2015, so get a head start now!  as a gift to the people on my email list I give you some great tools to make this next year truly transformational

Tim Ferris:
http://fourhourworkweek.com/2014/06/16/not-to-do-lists-drugs-and-other-productivity-tricks/

Tony Robbins:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oq6iq5CU54c

Organize Your Office:

http://www.cleanmama.net/2014/01/simple-solutions-to-eliminate-paper-clutter.html

Best Year Yet:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oyt_3mTB7lo

AND IF ALL ELSE FAILS, there is always:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-fG78g2Ayxg  an oldie but a goodie for sure!
ENJOY!

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Reception at JadeNow Gallery in Santa Barbara, July 31st

 

Great News! Yurik now has gallery representation!

The number of professional gallery spaces that show magical realism, spiritual, and visionary art in the United States is very small but growing. This is just another example that this amazing art genre and culture is finally gaining acceptance and appreciation by the mainstream.

The Art of Andrew Annenberg and Yurik Riegel will take place in Santa Barbara’s hottest new Gallery, Jade Now on Parker Way. The event, which runs from 7-10pm will feature presentations by both master artists earlier in the evening, followed immediately by a wine and cheese, 2 raffles, and a chance to meet Andrew and Yurik.

If you are in the area, or you are able to make it down to Santa Barbara, please join us for this very special evening.

 

MORE DETAILS HERE

 

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Thurs, July 31 7-10pm

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My First Large Scale Outdoor Mural

There’s a new mural in one of San Francisco’s tech corridors. The front of the warehouse at 787 Brannan mural is now graced with some work by yours truely.

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Below is how it progressed:

The Wall had a mural that the the people that lived there did not like. The wall had a large rolling door as well as large windows, etc. To give you a sense of the scale, the person in the frame is 6’2″

The Wall had a mural that the the people that lived there did not like. The wall had a large rolling door as well as large windows, etc. To give you a sense of the scale, the person in the frame is 6’2″

The wall needed to be washed and loose paint stripped off. Then I painted a base coat

The wall needed to be washed and loose paint stripped off. Then I painted a base coat

The wall needed to be washed and loose paint stripped off. Then I painted a base coat

Then the color starts to show up

Then the color starts to show up

Then the color starts to show up

The center is painted. Unfortunately, I was not allowed to use spray, and had to use brush and rollers for everything.

The center is painted. Unfortunately, I was not allowed to use spray, and had to use brush and rollers for everything.

The center is painted. Unfortunately, I was not allowed to use spray, and had to use brush and rollers for everything.

 The center is finish

The center is finish

The center is finish

787-brannan-12Working on the right side figure

The left side figure, representing the Pastoral age, with the face unpainted

The left side figure, representing the Pastoral age, with the face unpainted

The left side figure, representing the Pastoral age, with the face unpainted. Notice the african symbol for adaptation on the side.

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The finished mural stiched together from several photographs and with trees photoshopped out. Click on the Image to enlarge.

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New Painting – Feels Like Poetry

Feels Like Poetry

Feels Like Poetry

This bold new painting is a classic example of one of my new directions of innovative combining my more classical work with contemporary elements.  11×14 and 16×20 prints are available , as well as full size Giclee canvas prints. The original is also available.  For inquiries about the purchase of prints or original, order here.

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Yurik’s art at 2014 Wisdom 2.0 Conference

Look for Yurik’s art at the 2014 Wisdom 2.0 conference in the hall as you approach the main area.

The conference specifically wanted art that addresses the blending of tech and spirituality in our modern lives.  Yurik was an obvious choice.

Info on the conference:

The annual Wisdom 2.0 Summit addresses the great challenge of our age: how can we live connected to one another through technology in ways that are beneficial to our own well-being, effective in our work, and useful to the world?

This year’s outstanding lineup includes technology leaders and wisdom teachers including: Eckhart Tolle, Jon Kabat-Zinn, Byron Katie, Sharon Salzburg, Roshi Joan Halifax, Meng Tan (Google’s “Jolly Good Fellow”), singer and recording artist Alanis Morissette and executives from Google, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. More speakers continue to be announced.

Featured in the New York Times, Wired, Fast Company, Huffington Post, Financial Times, Forbes and many other business magazines, the Wisdom 2.0 Summit has sparked an ardent discussion in Silicon Valley and New York business circles of the value of mindfulness in our high-speed, interconnected age.

Wisdom:

– Eckhart Tolle author: “The Power of Now”, “A New Earth”
– Jon Kabat-Zinn: “Wherever You Go There You Are.”
– Bryon Katie: author: “Loving What Is”
– Sharon Salzburg: best-selling author, “Real Happiness”
– Roshi Joan Halifax, Upaya Zen Center

Society:

Abha Dawesar, Author, “Babyji”
Dan Siegel, Mindful Awareness Research Center
Meng Tan, author: “Search Inside Yourself,” Jolly Good Fellow, Google.
Alanis Morissette, Grammy Award winning singer

Business:

Peter Deng, Vice President, Instagram
Melissa Daimler, Head of Organizational Learning, Twitter
Karen May, Vice President, Learning & Development, Google
Fred Koffman, author “Conscious Business”
Jonathan Rosenfeld, Leadership and Change Strategy, Medium

Technology:

Arturo Bejar, Director of Engineering, Facebook
Rachel Macy Stafford, HandsFree Momma
Jessica Matthews, CEO, Uncharted Play

And more to be announced.

We try not to be the usual sit-and-listen conference — this is a think tank-style interactive gathering with hosted conversations, yoga rooms, enchanting decor, community-led break outs and more.

Join us for:

– Hosted Community-Led Conversations (engage directly with other participants on topics that matter to you!)

– Yoga and Meditation Rooms (stretch, move, and refresh yourself; or take an opportunity for quiet contemplation.)

– Participant-Led Break Outs (stay tuned for ways to submit your talk or program to be presented on our People’s Stage!)

– Interactive Parties (dance, consciously connect, and have fun together!)

– Optional Monday Intensives (spend all day Monday after the conference diving even more deeply into one important topic.)

– And many more ways to interact with other participants and make meaningful, lasting connections…

Wisdom 2.0 strives to bring this conversation to the world in an accessible, innovative, and inclusive way.

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2014, It’s Time to Bring It!

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Meditation - 24x36 - Oil on Linen

Welcome to 2014 to all the  New Art Fans, 21st Century Goddesses, and Spiritual Cyborgs.
I assume there are no (sentient) Robots reading this…not yet?  Bueller…? Bueller…? Maybe next year…

With the hope of a new year upon us, I ask you all to take a moment, right now and ask yourself, “What is my biggest inspiration for 2014? If I could do one thing, what would it be?”
Now play big here, but you get one thing… nope only thing. Not ten things, ONE THING!
See, too often people try to do too many things and they don’t  accomplish any of them (yours truly is very guilty of this).  In today’s increasingly fast-paced technological world – with a staggering amount of inputs bombarding us from social media, email, phone aps, web, bosses, advertising, traffic noises, constructions noises, more advertising – it’s important to SLOW DOWN, get present. Pick that ONE thing you are going to ROCK this year.
We on the list are smarter than that, we are adapting.  We are the future spiritual cyborgs. The busier it gets out there, the calmer we get.  The more stressed people are around us, the more relaxed we get. We strive to use technology  to create more depth, than breadth in our lives.  Let’s rock this new year and make it the funnest, richest, most caring, most successful year yet!

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