At least Sarasota is breezy. Ninety degree afternoons are simply too hot. Those of us flitting around must discern where the best places to hang out are. Mostly these are where the free breezes roam. Once and a while a human contact affords some comfort. This blog is dedicated to happy days—-in the face of whatever.

Simple and Easy

Piece of mind and stress free time are available when horrendously complex problems are not presenting themselves. We might need complexity on occasion but a constant overdose is not too healthy. The best part of life consists of comunion with nature, keeping in touch with the body and mind’s needs, enjoying the company of life’s creatures-be they plants or animals. Large problematic situations are recipes for mental and physical disasters. Solveable problems present pleasant challenges which are happily overcome. So**** Live in balance while you stay tuned in. Each precious moment has it’s gifts.

It’s Comin’

Today I sense a new day. Hopefully: 1- Everything will make sense-  2-Things will be intelligibly simple- 3-I will be able to accomplish my goals-4- There will be a pleasant workplace- 5- Joy and satisfaction will pervade the air-6-My body and mind will be in harmony-7- The flame of love will burn for my family and friends and the world at large.


The world is full of hungry fish. All have no questions and simply “are.” Finding a place amongst them is not easy but do-able. If one thinks like a caveman and is at home with nature it might work out. Incidentally, what happened to compassion? It might appear again in a different costume. Keep your eyes open!!!


I have moved from a shop where my soul was buried beneath possessions of great interest. It was the 6th time that this happened within fifty years. The moves have grown progressively worse because of the nuances that occur in greater number each time. There is no end game to this last one yet. My family and I are in the plan. My fervant wish is to be given the chance to produce art works,(jewelry, music, & graphics).  While the clock ticks I am in a state of recovery waiting for the opportunity to put some energy into a new piece. I hope the exuberance always remains present.

A little bit of “Spice”

If you have a persona that is seen as being somewhat elegant try a little bit of adornment and it might turn out to be the right “spice” for the dish. Our shop provides this and more. Visit soon!


It is February 2nd. 2010 and the pieces of jewelry in the J.B.Starker workshop are “screaming” to be released. If you would like a real treat purchase one of these hand made creations and have “company” for the years to come. Original paintings and sculpture can also be found here, amen.

New Years Eve, 2009

If life were all that bad I wouldn’t be writing this. ’09 has awakened us. We are indeed fragile and dependant on each other to provide the means of exchange to function (money). The following might be helpful: 1–Be Humble  2–Give due respect to all life  3-Pay homage to those that came before and made the present possible. As you pursue your goals with the hope of success tread lightly so that your “footprint”  is not destructve  4–Keep Love in your heart for the forces of all the good things around  5–Enjoy every hour of life’s adventure as much as possible  6–Success equals Happiness  7–Give “Thanks” in your heart for all that you have and enter the New Year with gladness.       

Original Paintings ++++ Laminated Prints

At 2809 North Tamiami Trail in Sarasota, Florida, one can find a workshop full of paintings by Jay B. Starker. They are reminders of the abstract movement of the twentieth century. There are 21st. century laminated inkjet prints which, although small (8″/10″ & 11″/17″ ) are powerful and formidable. If you would like an eyefeast which will give you pleasure for a lifetime pay a visit to this unusual place. P. S. There are lots of other goodies!