Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Matthew Scott Johnston: Diving a Dream

Matthew Johnston is a ventilator dependent man who decided he wanted to live his childhood dream and become a scuba diver. Despite physical afflictions, muscular dystrophy at an early age, Matt convinced his father and the scuba world that he was ready to see underwater what he has only been dreaming of.

Since I let my subscription to Scuba Diving magazine expire, I had not read this article nor heard about Matt before. I only happened across this video by mistake while on my friend, Pascal's, website.

Please click on this link and then on the Today show logo to see the video http://www.divingadream.org/ and on http://www.scubadivingdream.com/default/scubadivingpage1.html to see pictures of Matt underwater.

You do not have to be a scuba diver to appreciate what Matt has accomplished, .......just a caring human being.

Monday, June 2, 2008

Gallery in the Garden

July 26th and 27th is Gallery in the Garden . This is a show in the synthesis of art and nature in the solitude of a private garden in Woodstock, Il. I have been accepted as one of those artists and will mainly feature my underwater paintings, prints and notecards, although I will have my "Artistic Wanderings" works for sale also.
A percentage of the sales are donated to Turning Point.......a domestic violence program in the Woodstock, Il area.