Art

Bernie Basley Photography: Floating Market

We set out early morn to cheat the sun, my brother, Bernie, and I.  As with the entirety of my visit, I had the inside track to a Bangkok tour of a Floating Market.  Our driver cautioned us to buy our coconut water from the outside road. “It’s…

Post by Brandice Senecal

I’ve been after Brandice Senecal forever…  every day, she posts whimsical photos of her babies, and I told her that Garden Spices needs them!  We got ’em, at least we have those posted the first day of 2019. (I cheated and got a couple more.)  Thank you, Brandice….

Spirit of the South: Art by Lisa Cain

One look at the art work of Lisa Cain, and you can feel the heartbeat of a region only a Southerner would understand.  Her mixed media paintings are Cain’s personal reflection of days gone by, yet they conjure up hope for the simplicity of family and community. Depicting…

From Prosetry: Frank Malaba

Sunrise This morning, the Atlantic Ocean sunrise keeps showing off as though it knows I’m invested enough to want to write about it. I have been in this city for a whole 4 years and the word “sunrise” hasn’t quite made it into any of my writings. That…

Food! Photography by Bernie Basley

  Bernie loves to take pictures.  He earned his Bachelor’s degree in TV Production from Columbia College Chicago, but now lives in Bangkok, Thailand. Bernie has worked extensively in TV production including ABC Television Network where he served as the Associate Director and Stage Manager from 1979-2001. Prior to…

Celebrating through Art: Rosemary Ollison

I met Rosemary Ollison’s work on Facebook.  I had never experienced such a feast of leather artistry.  Ollison’s jewelry was vibrant, dimensional, and a celebration of leather I could not stop devouring.  I asked if I could feature her work in Garden Spices and after browsing her site,…

I CELEBRATE NOW

  Between sleeping and waking My yesterself passed away. Hope always rises with the sun. New possibilities reach for me. I declare, “Today is good.” I celebrate. Today greets me And fun peeks from the mirror. Today is glad to see me And cannot stop kissing my face….

Celebrations: Frank Malaba

Our “Rainbows and Butterflies” are the small miracles of our life – the little things that are so easy to overlook, yet so awe inspiring when we take a moment to notice and to pay attention. Give thanks for the rainbows, for the butterflies, for all creatures –…

Sports Day Celebration: The Color Purple

  Gigi and Sarin getting ready Bernie Basley Bernie loves to take pictures.  He earned his Bachelor’s degree in TV Production from Columbia College Chicago, but now lives in Bangkok, Thailand. Bernie has worked extensively in TV production including ABC Television Network where he served as the Associate Director…

CRACKING UP

  There is something in me always longing to be released, unfettered, free. It expresses as laughter or escapes under cover of laughter or as a condition for laughter. I don’t know the what or how of it, I only know it cracks me Up! Shoving poise aside,…