Introducing the Art of Monika Ruiz

Blue Night (Noche Azul) by Monika Ruiz
Blue Night (Noche Azul) by Monika Ruiz

Artist Statement:
“I strive to endow my paintings with visual existence, vibrancy, and life. I want my subjects- whether people, places, or leaves- to speak loudly with voices that are clear and free. I do not want to copy nature but recreate it! If my paintings move people with passion, happiness, even melancholy or sadness, I am on the right path.” Monika Ruiz

Born in Colombia, Monika Ruiz began her art education at the age of fourteen. Her foundational studies focused on traditional art history, particularly figure drawing and still life. Her paintings recall the bright colors and evocative brush strokes of Fauvist and Post-Impressionist paintings, as well as the expansive and dreamlike quality of early Surrealist paintings.

In “Yin Yang,” two figures curl around the perimeter of camellia flower, becoming its outermost petals in a spiraling embrace.

Monika Ruiz Art - Yin Yang
Yin Yang by Monika Ruiz

“Holding the Sun” forgoes the figure and disrupts conventional horizons with rainbow-colored leaves crowding the foreground.

Monika Ruiz Art - Holding The Sun
Holding The Sun by Monika Ruiz

Whether explicitly narrative or abstract, Ruiz’s paintings evoke a sense of time’s passing and its affect on the natural world.

Monika Ruiz Art - Past, Present, Future
Past, Present, Future triptych by Monika Ruiz

Visit her online Art Gallery to see her works, purchase a  reproduction, a painting or  commission a Pet Portrait or a painting based in an experience that you  have had, your family or something that you love. Storytelling makes up a big part in her art.  She has created series and individual paintings based on  stories of her friends and her own Fairy Tales like about a boy, Jay, and his dog, Boo, who travel the universe searching for wisdom and a companion for Boo.

If you would like to purchase a painting, have a question, make a comment, or would like to commission a work of art, please fill out the online form, or email Monika at info@monikaruiz.com

New Book: A Philosopher Looks at The Sense of Humor

A Philosopher Looks at The Sense of Humor by Richard C. Richards
A Philosopher Looks at The Sense of Humor by Richard C. Richards

Do you have a sense of humor?

Now available from Amazon’s CreateSpace, A Philosopher Looks at The Sense of Humor by Richard C. Richards will simultaneously delight you and get you thinking about humor in a new way.

Also available from Amazon.com in Kindle format.

Richard C. Richards, Professor of Philosophy Emeritus, taught various philosophy courses at California State Polytechnic University,Pomona, for nearly forty odd years. Actually only half those years were odd. The other half were even. It is odd that even the even years were a bit odd. And the odd years were surprisingly even, though there were odd moments.

He taught courses in Philosophy of the Arts, Ancient Philosophy, Medieval Philosophy, Logic and Semantics, Ethics, Business and Professional Ethics, Philosophy of Love and Sex, Aristotle, Existentialism, and The Philosophy of Humor. He earned his undergraduate degree at the University of California Santa Barbara, and his graduate degrees at UCLA, where he specialized in medieval philosophy, especially the philosophies of William Ockham and John of Mirecourt.

He and his wife of thirty years, Marlene, are enjoying retirement with travel, operas, and concerts. He also hybridizes irises and has won national awards with his introductions of irises into the national iris trade.

Read more on the author’s blog: http://philosopherlooksathumor.com/

Also, read Dr. Camille Atkinson’s book review in Metapsychology.

 

 

New Book and Special Offer! Eat Right Lose Weight – Introducing the 5 Element Nutrition and Hypnosis System

 

Eat Right Lose Weight - Introducing the 5 Element Nutrition and Hypnosis System by Dr. Marianne Zaugg and Dr. E. Reenah McGill
Eat Right Lose Weight – Introducing the 5 Element Nutrition and Hypnosis System by Dr. Marianne Zaugg and Dr. E. Reenah McGill

Are you trying to find a way to lose those last few pounds? Are you motivated to improve your health but can’t seem to find the right formula? Read this book and take the quiz to find out your 5 Element type. Get insights into your eating patterns, examine the foods that you are eating, and begin to make changes that benefit you.

Eat Right Lose Weight – Introducing The 5 Element Nutrition and Hypnosis System by Dr. Marianne Zaugg and Dr. E. Reenah McGill is available for purchase from Amazon’s CreateSpace (paperback) and Amazon.com (Kindle eBook).

Take advantage of this Special Offer from author and hypnotherapy practitioner Dr. Marianne Zaugg:

Special Introductory Online Offer Only $200.00

This introductory package of 5 Element Nutrition and Hypnosis System™ – 5enH™ – includes:

  • 1 session of Hypnotherapy for weight loss (90 min in length)
  • 2 sessions of 5 Element Nutrition (30 min each session)
  • Free quiz with answers for your 5 Element type.

Dr. Marianne Zaugg is the author of audio books on hypnosis, guided imagery and meditation techniques. She is a best-selling non-fiction author, having sold millions of digital downloads of her works. Zaugg has worked with thousands of people, including Hollywood movie stars, world renowned musicians, athletes, and top entrepreneurs. She has helped people to sleep better, quit smoking, lose weight, relieve pain, improve anxiety-related issues, and increase self-confidence.

Dr. Reenah McGill is a licensed Acupuncturist and Doctor of Oriental Medicine. She is nationally certified as a National Diplomate in Acupuncture and Herbololgy and Oriental Medicine and has more then twenty years experience as a clinical nutritionist. She specializes in pain control, weight loss and acupuncture for health and well being.