“Mental Excavation” by: Angela Arpin

…gently chipping away at your psyche to reveal the underlayers, your inner workings; are you insane, perfectly sane and misunderstood, or are you even beyond the realm of analysis. 
Dust particles float, and seem to dance around in the beam of illumination that is exposing your darkest secrets; the secrets that are noticeably shuttering from their revelation. Secrets that have long been buried, hidden deep within’ you~ deep within’ the blackened chasm of your soul. 

As they say, “still waters run deep”~and I’m certain most people have chosen to just skip stones across your surface, inevitably getting caught up in the ripple effect-and not exploring further, leaving the depth of you a mystery. 

I can see the beauty of the surrounding trees reflecting on the surface of the water, as I stand at an arms length away-in the shadows, beyond the trees; because I, unlike those that had preceded me, am quite aware of the mystery that lies within’ you.

Life Book 2010

For a better balance in your life, live by these Life Book guides:


1. Drink plenty of water  

2. Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince  and dinner like a beggar

 3. Eat more foods that grow on trees and plants,  and eat less food that is manufactured in plants  

 4. Live with the 3 E’s — Energy, Enthusiasm, and  Empathy
5. Make time for prayer  

6. Play more games

 7. Read more books than you did in 2009  

8. Sit in silence for at least 10 minutes each day  

9. Sleep for 7 hours  

10. Take a 10-30 minutes walk every day —- and  while you walk, smile


11. Don’t compare your life to others’. You have  no idea what their journey is all about.

 12. Don’t have negative thoughts or things you  cannot control, Instead invest your energy in the positive present moment  
13. Don’t over do; keep your limits  
14. Don’t take yourself so seriously; no one else  does

  15. Don’t waste your precious energy on gossip  

 16. Dream more while you are awake  
17. Envy is a waste of time You already have all  you need. 

18. Forget issues of the past, Don’t remind your  partner with his/her mistakes of the past,  That will ruin your present  happiness.

 19. Life is too short to waste time hating  anyone, Don’t hate others.

 20. Make peace with your past so it won’t spoil  the present

 21. No one is in charge of your happiness except  you

 22. Realize that life is a school and you are here  to learn Problems are simply part of the curriculum that appear and fade  away like algebra class but the lessons you learn will last a lifetime.  

23. Smile and laugh more  

24. You don’t have to win every argument. Agree to  disagree.


25. Call your family often  

 26. Each day give something good to others   

27. Forgive everyone for everything  

28. Spend time with people over the age of 70  & under the age of 6
29. Try to make at least three people smile each  day
 30. What other people think of you is none of your  business

 31. Your job won’t take care of you when you are  sick  Your family and friends will,  Stay in touch.  


32. Do the right things  
33. Get rid of anything that isn’t useful,  beautiful or joyful

 34. GOD heals everything  

35. However good or bad a situation is, it will  change

 36. No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and  show up

  37. The best is yet to come  
38. When you awake alive in the morning, thank GOD  for it
39. Your Inner most is always happy, So, be happy.

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“Stella” from David Uhl’s Women of Harley Series

In David’s words, “It has been 2 years since the introduction of Evelyn, the last piece in my “Women of Harley Series”. The Evelyn painting was a portrait of a seasoned rider on her way to a hill climb in the early thirties. She was composed of big bold strokes with expressive paint and colors.  I got to thinking of how women first climbed astride the iron horse in the first place and did a

little research. It appears that the decade before was the culprit for paradigm shift of attitudes: “The Roaring Twenties” .  Now I wanted to do an accurate rendering with all the details of this slice of American history.


I decided to produce a piece that went full circle back to the “Ruby” era, except focus on the motorcycle as the catalyst of change. Stella sits outside the Oxford Hotel on a shiny new Harley Davidson in full ’20s regalia, igniting the onslaught of the previous Victorian generation’s display of contempt.  These young women of the ’20s could not have been more shocking to their parents — they flew airplanes, rode motorcycles and stayed out dancing until the morning hours, not to mention the attire.  Harley-Davidson’s rich heritage includes these type of scenes, and I hope you enjoy my window into that past.”  For more info contact Greg Rhodes at 303-913-4840  or greg@uhlstudios.com


Wizards Products Supports Guide Dogs Of America

Everyone knows how much Garage-Girls love Animals so when we found out about Wizards helping out Guide Dogs we were so excited! 

WIZARDS® Products is a proud supporter of Guide Dogs of America. During the company’s Guide Dogs Bike Wash™ promotion, WIZARDS® pledged to donate $1 to the Guide Dogs of America organization for every 22 oz bottle of WIZARDS® Bike Wash™ purchased. While at the SEMA Show in Las Vegas in November WIZARDS® owner, John Schlumpberger, was honored to present a check in the amount of $2,000 to Steve Cohan, Outreach Director for Guide Dogs of America.
Throughout the past year WIZARDS® Products was also the official detailing product for the Guide Dogs of America Custom Harley Bagger built by Donnie Smith, which was recently given away to one lucky raffle ticket purchaser.
Guide Dogs of America is dedicated to its mission to provide guide dogs and instruction of their use, free of charge, to blind and visually impaired men and women from the United States and Canada so that they may continue to pursue their goals.

Garage-Girls Fitness Video’s Part 3: Body Mass Index

  So for those of you that don’t know, Body Mass Index (BMI) is a calculation that uses your height and weight to estimate how much body fat you have. Too much body fat is a problem because it can lead to illnesses and other health problems, not to mention we all want to look the best we can in our jeans so the less Body Fat the better.  One of our favorite personal trainers Rich Bready from Gils Gym shows Sara how to measure BMI and how that info can be helpful to our workout routines.

Garage-Girls Fitness Video’s Part 2 Warming Up

Hey Guys, AFA certified trainer Rich Bready from Gils Gym is bringing us more great info on starting our workouts. Here Rich talks about the very important warm up and strength training. Think of your muscle as a furnace and the fuel it burns is FAT, so yup you guessed it, that means if you want to loose some fat, you need to be incorporating strength training into your work out routine. Start the year off right, maintain the most important machine in your garage, YOU!