(Nela V. Steric), Visual Artist/Creativity Coach

"Comfort food? What the heck is "comfort food"?? You eat fatty stuffed turkey, and an apple pie, and you imagine that you

live with your grandma, and all bills are paid by someone else,

and you have a warm, fluffy comforter and crisp,

clean sheets to snuggle and sleep??

You'll hear the buzz of the text or call from a person you are in love...All that while eating that turkey and stuffing? 

There is no such comfort, no safe place in this world,

in this life, definitely not from the certain foods you eat...

Instead, you need to work for your peace,

work on your relationships,

work to get somewhere,

work to pay your bills. "


"Every day is a test."


"ELEVATE people's spirits;

SAVE AND PROTECT all animals;

EAT healthy;



"Hard work sometimes pays off."




"Fearful lives a long life. 

   Fearless lives forever".

"When I am afraid for my, or my son's life,

I am actually, in the core, afraid for the

fate of our souls. We do not really belong to any recongized religion, I still feel that

there is something inside us that moves us,

"soul-like" and that, when we die,

it will leave, and go elsewhere.

Since I, or anyone else, cannot comprehend

what that "elsewhere", is? or is it good or bad...

I fear for the well-being of souls dear to me.

If I know what happens after death,

I would not fear so much.

I feel that I am not alone in feeling like this".


"It is OK to be an to be an imperfect original."


"Terrible opiate and all kinds of deadly chemicals and drugs epidemic, fixation with social media,

overblown, over-bloated government, existing primarily from profiting of raging wars everywhere...

"American Individualism" gone wrong

and with not too many that care,

people disfrenchised from families,

friends, ALL ALONE. This is a slow-dying civilisation, ready to be taken over." 


"Often, best intentions bring worst consequences."


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"How could I wander so far off in my life,

that my only voice of logic

and reason was my road navigation?" 


"My money, my choice."

"My body, my choice."


"We are, at the same time,

both perpetrators and victims.

When we do not act to change the status quo, to stop

the suffering of good people,

we silently agree to be victims ourselves".



"We are all here, in this world,

to live and give

some kind of example to other people. What kind of example it would be, we have the power to decide...do we?"


"The development of technology

was way faster then the development of human intellect. Perhaps some

X amount of time will have to pass

before people start using all that knowledge available at the tips

of their fingers in useful ways

instead of taking selfies in

bathrooms or watch funny cat videos...

I really like funny cat videos, too..."


"Besides the obvious art stuff,

I am trying to teach my students to search, find and make peace

with their own self. It took me

more than twenty years

to really know myself and

wipe out other "significant"

people's opinions about me

which I took as true. It is liberating and extremely fulfilling to know and accept yourself. It is a big plan and it might take a long time, but it just cannot hurt to start early in life,

and it might as well as be through art..."


"To really understand someone is to pay attention to what he or she

did not say/do."


"Life. Great gift and a privilege to have."


"The best gift you can give someone is the power to make their own decisions."