Description The text in this poster are quotes by the author, Don Miguel Ruiz (born 1952), who is a Mexican author of Toltec spirituality and neoshamanistic texts. Significantly influenced by Carlos Castaneda, his work focuses on the Ancient Toltec teachings that are used to achieve happiness, serenity, and love through the application of spiritual principles. His most famous and influential work, The Four Agreements, was published in 1997 and has sold about 4 million copies. The message of the book advocates personal freedom from beliefs that we have made with ourselves and others that create limitation and unhappiness. I have found great wisdom and peace from practicing these principles in my daily life. The poster and graphics are by Matthew Schwartz. Copyright Matthew Schwartz 2014.
I.M. Spadecaller, Clearwater Member Since March 2010 Artist Statement Welcome to Spadecaller's Galleries. All the art in my galleries are original creations. Gallery prints and canvases are fulfilled by Imagekind. If you have questions please contact Imagekind; however if you have any concerns, please contact me as well. I can look into matters myself to get answers for you. I want to make sure your experience purchasing my art prints will be positive and successful. For inquiries, please contact me at: www.spadecallerart.com
At eight years old in the late 50’s, I started private training in traditional oil techniques. To this day, I owe my appreciation to my mother, who has since passed away. Through considerable personal sacrifice, she nurtured my artistic talent and provided me with the tools and circumstances to begin my creative journey - the journey that I still follow. I cherish the memories of the art exhibits and museums that we visited in Manhattan. I later attended The School of Visual Arts in New York City (1970-71). During the 70's and up until the late 80's, I exhibited acrylic and oils in Montreal and New York. Presently, I reside in Florida with my loving wife, who I've been married to for thirty years. Due to the onset of chronic illness in the late nineties and with the advent of image editing software, I turned to creating digital hand painted images and photographic art - fusing these into an art form worthy of the same gratification that I had once found in oils. - Spadecaller (Matt Schwartz)