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Summer Clouds by Brightstone
Summer Clouds

Wyoming Skies, working on quick sketches for painter club(DAA). July is certainly the perfect time to learn how to paint clouds. Painting from scratch and memory of the high Wyoming plains near Laramie. I can see that painting clouds is a technique that is going to take a great deal of time for me to work on in order to get the look that I would like. Been working on my companion tablet. When I opened the image on my larger screen I was surprised of how different it looks blown up. Loving working on clouds, and will continue to different types during the dog days of summer. 



Cary Cox Moab Ut
United States
I am working on creating my own Book of Shadows, adapting rituals from numerous sources and creating original layouts and designs. I'm using a great deal of influence from Celtic culture, as well as shaman culture of the Southwest.

I am an amateur photo illustrator using Photoshop and Painter 12, and working in numerous drawing mediums, watercolor and photography. I am developing a large rock garden using native plants from my area, as well as manage the garden around my bed and breakfast. I'm an enthusiastic cook which is good because I usually have around 16 people for breakfast each morning.

Raised as a Mormon, converted to the Catholic Church in my 20s, became a member of Metropolitan community Church for the last 30 years. I am becoming deeply concerned over the effects of organized Christian and Muslim beliefs on the world as a whole. I judge a spiritual belief system by who it includes rather by who it excludes. I am interested in moving towards a more naturalistic set of beliefs based in the natural world and moving away from materialism. I see myself as a Humanistic Pagan.

Humanistic Paganism is a naturalistic way of life rooted in nature, myth, and wonder. It accepts modern science as the best way to access knowledge about our world, and myth as a particularly useful means of enriching and deepening experience.

Like everyone I am looking for peace of mind and a way to live in harmony with the world around me. As I reflect on my life and move into a more thoughtful and spiritual point, I find myself more at home in the desert than I do in the city.

There is a certain majesty and reverence in the wide open spaces of the Southeastern Canyonlands of Utah. During winter I wander through desert panorama of rock and sky and during the heat of summer, trek through the high alpine meadows of the Western Rockies.

My maternal Grandmother practice a naturalistic lifestyle and helped me to understand and see the natural world at a very early age. She was also a mentor for me, on how to live a simple non-materialistic lifestyle

My partner David and I run a bed and breakfast, The Mayor's House B/B, in southern Utah, close to Canyonlands and Arches National Park. We are involved in many outdoor activities conducive to living in the desert Southwest. We are avid rock collectors and enjoy working with semi precious gemstones. We spend a great deal of time exploring the many canyons and mountains surrounding the Colorado Plateau.

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WillowRaevyn Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2014
Love the BOS pages you have been creating - haven't seen the element of earth pages - are they being worked on or did I miss them somewhere?  Will you be offering up the completed book at some point, or what plans (if any) do you have for it?  Thanks for sharing what you have done so far - the pages are stunning!
TinaLouiseUk Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Fav fella (Badge) Thank you Agree
NightsSilver Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014  Student Artist
You have done an amazing job on you Book of Shadows!!
I am making my own with my Pack and you have given lots of ideas of what we will have in our own Books of Shadows. :D
Love-To-Share-Stock Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you for faving my stock.
Love-To-Share-Stock Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you very much for the fav's.
Sketchbookuniverse Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014  Professional General Artist
Many thanks for the watch.
Null-Entity Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Danke for faving ^_^
beachelf Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013
           Happy B-Day Cary
Sindeon Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2013
Really beautiful gallery, congratulations! If you would publish this book I would definitely buy it :) 
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