Category Archives: Art

TED talks are good mental nutrition.


Gandhi once said “Live as though you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.” Our community got a good dose of healthy learning last week, when speakers with bold ideas graced the TEDxFargo stage. Explorers, gardeners, doctors, film-makers, philanthropists and artists shared their passions and purpose with hundreds of attendees….

Start a foolish project.

Start a Foolish Project

 “Start a huge, foolish project, like Noah… it makes absolutely no difference what people think of you.” ~ Rumi I put the finishing touches on my painting — a vibrant peacock with rainbow plumage — and leaned back in satisfaction. I am a physician, not a painter. I am sure there are fifth graders with…

Guilty Pleasures: Beauty Makes Us Happy

Earth Without Art

Beauty is really important to me. That’s the truth. I love art, design, gardens, purses, and make-up even though it melts away during my busy day and I have no time for a touch up. And of course, I love beautiful faces. I see them every day, from smooth, sweet-smelling babies, to tired but happy…

Artful Life: Creative is a Verb

Dr. Sue Butterfly and Grant

Dear Friends, Happy Monday! I hope you had a wonderful weekend! This past week has been about art in many ways for me, and inspired this essay. Beauty is intrinsically artful, and part of my professional calling. I hope you enjoy my musings, and a few artful tips! “What was any art but a mould…