Journal Entry #12

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Another year is coming to an end. It has been almost six years of placing doves. I made a pledge to myself that I would continue to cast and place the doves for ten years, so I am just over half way. My personal and professional life has provided lots of new international travel opportunities....

Journal Entry #11

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It’s been a busy summer. Went back to NYC and Los Angeles, then visited a couple of new locations: New Mexico and Houston, Texas. Soon I’ll be off to Vienna, Austria. It is so cool to be able to bring Blessing Doves along to all the places I get to go, especially when it is...

Journal Entry #10

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Having just returned from the Holy Lands in Israel, I have much to reflect upon. My bible readings have so much more meaning now as I recall some of the places and names mentioned. It’s hard to believe that I walked where Jesus walked and experienced the land in which he lived. Much has changed,...

Clay: 4 Perspectives

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Original Article by : Olson Gallery Clay: 4 Perspectives includes the work of four artists who work with clay from distinctly different approaches, ranging from functional to concept-based ceramic works. S.C. Rolf’s ceramic works pay deep attention to functionality and the experience of using ceramic vessels in every day life. The nature of KyoungHwa Oh’s...

Journal Entry #9

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My first international speaking engagement took me to a military base in Kattebach, Germany just south of Frankfurt. I was the keynote speaker for an art exhibition and 9/11 ceremony. Over 100 Blessing Doves were gifted and distributed across the land. See some images in Germany gallery section, and check in to see the stories...

Journal Entry #8

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Two conference presentation put me on the road again talking about the power and the gift of art for social change. Each of these opportunities give me a chance to bless a new location with Blessing Doves. This time I went to Omaha Nebraska, and Baltimore, Maryland. Many more travels lay ahead to speak and...

Journal Entry #7

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The year is ending and Blessing Doves have been traveling. Several in Japan were carefully placed. Check out the stories and photos. A few were placed in China with more to come. Watch for these images and stories to appear. A small nest of doves was just sent off for placement in Germany, and many...

Journal Entry #6

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The year is half over and it seems to be passing quickly. Since Washington DC in January, I have been to Portland and twice to Minneapolis with Blessing Doves. Both city visits were wonderful, and the doves are waiting for their new homes. New homes should be popping up around the world now. Volunteers traveling...

Journal Entry #5

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Washington, D.C. during the 2009 Inauguration of President Barack Obama was amazing! What a special time to be able to bless a city. Tiny doves were placed obscurely in nature, at major historical markers, and randomly with personal belongings. It was a fun adventure while being followed by the Rocky Mountain News reporter and cameraman....

Journal Entry #4

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Friends and colleagues keep suggesting that I put some identification on the porcelain Blessing Doves, but I am still holding back. I believe that “one day” a saturation point will be reached, where there are enough Blessing Doves distributed that they will develop a voice of their own and tell a story bigger than I...