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Green is where the Heart Is for July 4th, 2012

"People often say that this or that person has not yet found himself. But the self is not something one finds, it is something one creates."
- Thomas Szasz

Contributing Writer

Gabriel Lehman is a young man who has discovered that “giving back as much as he can and helping others,” returns to him many times over, a true “Living Green” perspective.  
A Wilmington resident, Gabriel has worked as a carpet layer and a carpenter but when the pain in his hands became unbearable he chose to simplify his life.  Over the next 2 years he discovered that hidden within him was a fresco artist.
His process begins as he builds a frame to which he adds plywood.  He then adds plaster with a hardener using knives, and screens for relief.  Next is black paint. 
He then stands back and stares to “see” what wants to appear. Burnt umber, the true color of the earth, expresses his palette.  He creates two light sources, which give rise to depth as the light shows evidence of hidden objects. 
Warmth in his paintings comes from the sun, whereas the cooler colors of blues and purples come from the evening light.
At times he may be using his fingers and both hands.  His work is a manifestation of his “imagination.”  “No one tells me I can’t do it. 
I just do it,” he confides.  Although he admits he is not great with words, his ability to see art everywhere in this “amazing world” is combined with his talent as a musician. 
Come meet Gabriel at Artful Living Group on Thursday evening July 5th 6:30-8:30 during a wine and cheese reception to premiere his new show “New View” which will be featured in the gallery upstairs during the month of July.
Artful Living Group’s objective of bringing affordable fun functional art to the public and the public to great artists is enhanced by enabling people to experience the creative process through workshops and events where artists can share their inspiration and work. 
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle and Rejoice is an energy you can create by deliberately surrounding yourself with objects made from a place of love and wonder as opposed to mass produced items. 
Your space will feel better as you have emotional connections to your “stuff.”  It is also important to make sure the person who is creating your items has done so during a time of creativity and not a time of negativity. 
Items hold emotion.  Come see Gabriel and experience an artist emerging in creation.  Surround yourself with love.  xo mo
Living Green means loving ourselves enough to become educated on products that affect our health and the health of our planet. 
Send us your living green question today. Your question may be selected to be answered in this column. 
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Kure Beach resident Mo Linquist, Red Ribbon Professional of IFSG and allied ASID is a recognized
expert on Pyramid Feng Shui. She is the “ PersonPlace” design consultant specializing in soft goods such as fabrics, window treatments, reupholstery, blinds, shutters, feng shui and green healthy living products. 
Her design studio is located in the Artful Living Group building 112 Cape Fear Blvd, Carolina Beach, NC.  
Linquist speaks nationally and holds regular workshops and accredited trainings on this ancient form of environmental psychology.
Helping clients create home and office spaces designed specifically to support their individual goals and intentions, Linquist uses cutting-edge techniques integrating science, 20 years of interior design experience and Feng Shui to balance, harmonize and create new patterns for success.
To learn more about her work or for a consultation, contact her at FaceBook at Mo Linquist Living Solutions or call 910-458-7822 office or 330-904-3636 cell.