LOL I have no idea why the name.. well I guess I do. The rose is the fluff upper left. I had to rewind and ball of wool that was so tangled I was only able to save 4/5ths of it. Never one to waste a good piece of knotted and fluffy wool, I balled it up and put it on the doodle card I was working on.
While drying it took on the look of a wet rose. Of course the ultra matte gel used to sculpture it in place, changed the effect somewhat.. but in person, I can still see the outline of my rose. My lion is in the pieces of discarded paper that I ripped up from some notice or other… and layered it in a rolled ball that obviously flattened and mushed around. it is the Distress oxide inks that shade the papers that gave my Lion its life.
Beauty as you know is in the eye of the beholder. I can tell you with certainty that playing with mixed media.. making colourful messes is very therapeutic for me. =^_^= … A good night’s sleep works wonders too.
The everyday t hings you do will show when it really counts. If you have a tendency to be careless about everyday matters, you cannot expect to perform well at crucial times.
Perfect Liberty 2020.3
a little this and that… Eliza or anyone else out there, have you had experience with bromelaids? I found a beauty the other day, and brought it home.
for my other friends, I was up packing up a box of cleaning supplies shortly after 6 a.m. from under my kitchen sinks. I no longer have duplicates and half full containers.. Tidy now yes, but will I make use of the products??? ah… that is another matter.
Yesterday, I forgot to take my medication. ?? How did I manage that? No excuse really, I came home, was tired… thought only of having a bite and then going to bed.
Being a diabetic when I took my reading this morning, I was surprised to see how high my number was considering it has been so good. (light bulb moment) I did not remember to take my medication and insulin before going to bed.
In PL. we are reminded to be aware of each moment, to pay careful attention to what we say and do. Last night, I was more focused on my goal, of getting to bed. So this morning, I see the results of inattention. I will try to do better today.
In PL, we refer to such slips.. as “lazy mind”.. PL Principle # 12 I will get up pleasantly in the mornings.. So saying, I will tuck this little wisdom in my pocket and get on with my day.
I will not have complaints about others, matters nor the weather. Rather I will always be creative and look for shortcomings in my own thinking and actions.
Harmony brings us Peace. Let’s strive to always maintain good relationships at home, at work, and in the community we live in.
Perfect Liberty 2020.1
August 1. in PL. is Founder’s Day. (Kyosoai) Through this special ceremony we honor the spirits of the first and second founders and dedicate ourselves to spreading and sharing the PL faith with others for the rapid realization of World Peace.
In the past I’ve been in Japan for this ceremony, it is followed by huge fireworks… this will not take place this year. (the fireworks) However, for those who can make it, we will have a service tomorrow at 7 pm.
I woke to find you gone, the dim light from the early morning dawn was peaking through the freshly washed curtains…
The sun would be up soon, shining brightly on the brand new day…. the colours of the day, the outdoor activities will begin, there will be a a cache of memories to bolster my spirits ….
your footsteps, the timber of your voice, they are not here … last night when the thunder rolled through the skies…. I reached over to feel your strength, I listened for your heart beat….
a lone tear slid silently from my eyes, shutting them, does not hold back the moment of utter grief that can overwhelm and fill me with a total sense of loss…
I will be fine, the cadence of the day will remind me of the fun, the joy and laughter… the image of this moment, will fade away ….
The silver moonlight, will always filter through the rainbow of colours that create the landscapes of the day…..
yesterday, today and always. Q
Be easy going and live your life cheerfully and flexibly. strong emotions can be the cause of various troubles. always strive to have a cheerful and calm state of mind.
Perfect Liberty 2015.24
I give thanks and feel gratitude, that I have been blessed with friends who care … friendships that span miles… love and prayers are powerful bonds. I truly love and appreciate each and every one of you.
Enjoy… the one on the ferry is a fun capture, how often have I ridden a ferry, but not thought of taking a picture of the doors. I know Chris was focused on the Zoo advertisment… but HEY I’m a door chaser.
No one can take away the joy you get from putting your whole heart into something. the joy you feel when you’ve put your all into something is yours and yours alone. Nobody can take that away from you.
Mixed media is one of my favourite pastimes. In this instance, I was ridding myself of the MC statement, you saw in the earlier post, the way I pulled it apart (no scissors) and using gel medium and gesso, I had fun pasting it to the backing card stock.
The other ingredients were Distress inks, and the Distress Oxide sprays. Acrylic paint (tube) and bottles. misc. brushes, and spatulas. The trick is to have fun, to just let your intuition take over.
For details here and there, used Versafine ink (black) and stamps I like to play around with. I found a bottle of Liquitex iridescent medium and brushed that here and there too. I didn’t use my photo studio box to take the snaps .. but you get the idea. I don’t think anyone will be able to read my bank statement. =^_^=
Let me say goodnight by showing you a darling picture of two of the cutest whippets.
Doesn’t it just make you go “awwwww” Fierce is the lucky puppy that got to stay with the breeders. My friends are amazing with their dogs, both of mine are from them… Sorry but their darlings are spoken for, for I forget now how many years. But should you want more information you can check their web page, http://www/freckashpeng.com
It has been a long productive day. After a prayer of gratitude for today, I am off to slumber-land. May your dreams and sleep be filled with peaceful journeys, that will have you waking up fresh and ready for the new day.
There will always be a way. If you persist and be creative without giving up, you will find solutions that you had not considered before.
Perfect Liberty 2020.28
Always pray “for the happiness of others and society” Praying only for your ow wishes is not the true way we should be. Strive to do things for the sake of others, and pray for their happiness as well.
Perfect Liberty 2012,23
My appreciation and thanks to all of you who keep in touch, comment, participate in my days.. share your thoughts, photos through your blogs. I truly appreciate each and every one of you.
The above photo was taken by a friend in NZ Shirley Keen, we go back so far, I doubt even she remembers when we began to correspond. She lives in a part of the world I have never been to, her walks, and the wonderful pictures she share from her walks and day trips .. are amazing. It is in sharing the joys in our lives that we continue to expand our own horizons.
May you all be blessed with a day of positive and healing energies. Be safe, be alive! Count your blessings.
TAOIST Life is Art (Perfect Liberty precept #1)
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The only constant in life is change. I am grounded in the reality of Living.
This is true, in all worlds. RL or virtual. I am me and only me.