HI BEAUTIES! TODAY WE HAVE THIS DELICIOUS DISH. LEMONS ARE SUITABLE FOR ALMOST EVERYTHING. HAPPY SUNDAY !
HI SISTERS ! DON’T YOU KNOW THAT A GOOD SKETCH CAN GENERATE A BEAUTIFUL SCULPTURE AND THIS ON A SWEET SONG? HAVE A NICE SATURDAY !
sing a song of happiness.
Care and love shall spin their bliss
dawn shines new, more brightly too
when all join hands and share the light
sing a song of happiness.
Make our world a kinder place
My granddaughter, Marika, age 9, made up a tune for this and sings it in the video below.
Sung by Marika, age 9 (my grandaughter). A quadrille (44 words) written for dVerse, the virtual pub for poets, where today De is giving us the prompt word, “hope.”
I’ve also posted another poem which uses all 42 words (including hope) in this quadrille series: Film Noir Take 42.
HI SISTERS ! TODAY WE’VE GOT A SAMPLE OF A DELICATE ART WORK. HAPPY FRIDAY, DEAR!
Good morning, everyone!
Today I will be sharing another journal page that is featured in Kim Rae Nugent’s newest book, Journal Starters: Nature Backgrounds, Textures, & Collaborations. It’s called, “How to Succeed,” and is basically a reminder to me of the positive values I must continue to cultivate as I travel along and grow in my journey as an artist. This page is unique, because generally I don’t like to include my own lettering in my journals; instead, I prefer to rely upon stickers, stamps, and stencils. The lettering contained in the flower’s petals is my own, and I think it’s kind of cool, even if it isn’t 100% perfect! 😉
This page was created with collaged vintage book pages, gesso, Washi tape, spray inks, stencils, pigment ink, stamps, rub-ons, pens, a vintage Dymo label maker, and an image of a flower that was trimmed from Kim’s book.
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HI BEAUTIES ! TODAY WE HAVE SOME PICTURES WITH SPECIAL MEANING: LETTING GO, HAVING AN EMOTIONAL RELEASE, ACCEPTING WHAT IS, SURRENDERING TO EXPERIENCE, ENDING THE STRUGGLE, BEING VULNERABLE AND OPEN, GIVING UP CONTROL. THINK, AND ENJOY WITH YOUR THOUGHTS!
Is it just me (here in Salem) or is Tarot experiencing a major resurgence? If so, I would point to our own anxieties and its flexibility, which encourages and drives myriad interpretations and paths: the Economist kicked off the year with its annual predictions issue featuring a spread of Tarot cards suggesting a dystopian future for “Planet Trump”. Regardless of their meaning, I love visual metaphors that are enduring and flexible, or so flexible that they are enduring: reflective of a particular era’s beliefs and values time and time again. One Tarot card that seems to represent this genre well is trump XII, The Hanged Man, which can represent a state of suspension, punishment, suffering, self-sacrifice, and also a critical crossroads at which one has the opportunity to change course. In the first Tarot decks, produced in fifteenth-century Italy and France, he was simply the traitor, perhaps reflecting contemporary “shame paintings” of conspirators…
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HI BEAUTIES ! MANY TREES ARE WITNESSES OF ALL OUR LIFE. THEY SAW OUR BIRTH AND MAYBE THEY WILL SEE US DIE. WE MUST TREAT THEM AS TRUE BROTHERS. XOXO
A few simple tree studies in watercolour:
Lemon Yellow was painted straight onto the paper and the Prussian Blue was overlaid, wet in wet, allowing the colours to mix into an assortment of different greens…
When I painted the above tree I was really only doodling with my left over watercolour paint in my palette. But I quite liked it, so I cut it out and stuck it into my watercolour workbook.
The foliage colours were dabbed onto the paper with a sheet of screwed up kitchen roll, I used Cerulean Blue and Sepia. The trunk was painted afterwards with Lamp Black. While the black paint was still wet I dropped a tiny dot of water onto the top of each branch so they would blend into the foliage….
My tree reflections above were created using an interesting technique. Before adding the paint I first went over my paper with…
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HI BEAUTIES! LET’S MAKE THIS TUESDAY OUR BEST JOURNEY. HAPPY TRIP!
We’re born alone, we live alone, we die alone. Only through our love and friendship can we create the illusion for the moment that we’re not alone. – Orson Welles. Our bodies are the home we live in for the rest of our lives. Feeling lonely is feeling unwanted and isolated. Whereas being alone means having no one around. The saying really expresses how we walk on our own solo journey in life. Since I was a child, I was quite a daydreamer, people watcher and prone to losing sense of presence and time. Perhaps it was a form of escapicism. It’s funny how such small things such as dining alone, can cause most people to feel lonely. I feel a peaceful kind of solitude in eating, reading, thinking, cooking, exercising or walking alone.
Spending time alone in silence is the gentle reminder of the company we have. It gives…
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