Sandy Brown Jensen

58 Flips | 6 Magazines | 4 Likes | 7 Followers | @sandramardene | I am on a journey to the Well of Soul. I am gathering allies, helpers, friends & companions to whistle with me down the road. Won't you join me?

Dream of a Magician and a Tiger

"Working Into My Own" is the title of my current art journal.

Wacky Cheese Rolling Contest in the UK: Pictures


‘Happiness Project’ author Gretchen Rubin on the top clutter solvers

Can organizing your batteries make you happy?<p>Gretchen Rubin believes it can. Because little things do matter.<p>She’s the author of seven books, including bestsellers “The Happiness Project” and “Happier at Home.” Her books have sold more than 2 million copies, she writes a popular blog, and she does …


8 Bad Habits That Destroy Your Creativity |

If you think some people are born creative and you're not one of them, think again.<p>What makes some people more creative than others is that they nurture their creativity. In fact, experts say that creativity is primarily a learned skill. And like any other skill you want to learn, it requires that …


My sister, the artist Cheryl Renee along, gifted me with this fabulous handmade doll she commissioned from an artist in Tenochitlan, Mexico.

How To Tell Great Stories During Presentations

By now, most of us have heard how crucial storytelling is to a presentation. But it's not always the easiest thing to do: Which story do you choose to illustrate your message, and what parts do you leave out? What's the best way to deliver the story once you've chosen it? I've provided an easy …

Public Speaking

24/7 Art Lecture O'Keefe, Great American Modernist

Dan n Pete Take in the Brode (uh, Broad)

In Which the Jensen Luck Runs Out--or does it?

Rainy Day in Pebble Beach

Other Ways of Being in This World: At the Monterey Bay Aquarium

Guardian: A Video Haiku

Dan Chen's Chumash Casino Project

People Ask the Way to Hotel 106

I wanted a good place to settle:<br>Hotel 106 would be safe.<br>Light wind in a hidden code<br>Listen close - the sound gets better.<br>Under it creatures, hashtags, …

A map for the journey

Stopping Time at Fall Creek A Singular Place

A Singular Place<p>Stopping Time at Fall Creek<p>I am at Fisherman's Bend on Fall Creek, Oregon. The setting sun gives me ten minutes to seize the last of …


Slowing Time

Anyone who know me knows I am a wandering spirit. I am not that stay-at-home-and-garden person. After I finish my daily work at the computer or in …


Nothing more fun than capturing wave after exploding on the endlessly rocky shores of Big Sur, California.

Welcome to Mind on Fire! I am at an odd moment in my life where I am almost entirely retired from teaching English and writing at a community college. I swore when I started that career late in life that I wouldn't let it suck my soul dry. And it tried. The education industry wants to grab everyone who crosses its Schwarzchild radius and to pull them down into the black hole From Which No Normal Human Emerges Unscathed. I fought back with the mantra and practice "MAKE ART EVERY DAY!" Wake up in the morning and start marking up essays ( a practice hated by teachers and students alike and a really stupid way to teach people to write)? NO, THANK YOU! Wake up and do a Daily Create from the @DailyCreate Twitter site? Write a poem, essay or story? Go out for a morning photo shoot? YES, THANK YOU! But still, my abduction by the aliens was a near thing--like all the probing without the flying saucer ride. In this FLIPBOARD Magazine, I chronicle my quest for a life after my so-called career. I will add the publications and projects I made along the way to keep myself sane plus explorational thinking about all the things that matter to me--and maybe to others "caught between the longing for love and the struggle for the legal tender," thank you, Jackson Browne.

DJI Osmo review: A hand-held stabilized camera worthy of its price

Thanks to the rise of small action cameras, camera stabilizers (aka gimbals) are becoming more portable than ever. Amazon has plenty of these coming from random Chinese brands, but most are either poorly designed, or only a partial solution to your problem. For instance, they often lack a handset …


Dear Facebook

The subject line in today’s email held some promise:A friend reported a profile they think is pretending to be youI was a bit bust enjoying the beach …

Remaining two NC Wyeth paintings stolen in 2013 return to Maine

A pair of stolen NC Wyeth paintings worth up to $500,000 apiece have been recovered and will be displayed in Maine along with four other stolen paintings recouped nearly a year ago in California, officials said on Thursday.<p>The two paintings were recovered last month when a third party surrendered …

New England

A Century-Old Spanish Church Transforms into an Art-Filled Skate Park

In 1912, when Asturian architect Manuel del Busto designed Church of Santa Barbera, in the Spanish town of Llanera, the skateboard hadn’t yet been …

The Late Photographer Francesca Woodman Used Ghosts To Tell Her Story

Before her death at just 22 years old, Woodman became one of the most seductive and haunting photographers of all time.<p><i>Warning: This post contains nudity and may not be suitable for work environments.</i><p>Halloween is around the corner, so let's talk about ghosts.<p>If you Google "ghost," you'll likely …

Rhode Island

Old Friends

He Let Her Slip Away

Show a little work ethic!

Western Grebe Love