an early birthday surprise….
Many years ago, I would not have known who Neymar Jr was, nor would I have wanted a futbol shirt. See how time changes us. Time and the various experiences we live shape our development. A stint in a Spanish country, a visit to the French seaside, life is full of possibilities. Each step we take outside our comfort zone, makes us stronger.
Tomorrow the 11th. in PL we will be celebrating Ancestors day. In some countries it is already tomorrow. For my many friends on the same time-table as myself, wake to a new day, and be thankful for who you are today.
Show your appreciation by giving back to the world around you.
(PL day 11 on our calendar)
Sending my love and deep appreciation to each and every one of you. I am grateful that you share part of my world with me. Oyashikiri
Bom dia, greetings dear friends,
It is said, that on a clear day we can see forever.
Everyday is such an awesome day for discoveries. Find your “happy” today and treasure it. PL Precept #1 Life is Art
andei,andei e encontrei Oshieoya-Sama
I sought, I sought at last I found Oshieoya-Sama
agora estou, now I know ( excerpts from Com Quem Contar*)
Live with a smile… Life IS Art
We begin our journeys with such innocence
so many dreams, hopes, genuine happiness
we find ourselves discovering something new every day.
Why do some of us stop discovering, and allow routine to take over..
These dolls I found the other day
Have been around, the top one probably more so than the other one
Where have they been, what stories could they tell.
These little treasures will come with me to the next Doll meeting
hopefully I will learn more there.
For the moment they have a new place to stay and experiences to acquire.
Every day is a new opportunity to live another story line, every day is a new beginning.
Look down, look up, look around, pleasures abound, waiting to be found.
PL Calendar day 15
Being Attentive Makes Life More Enjoyable
Live life paying careful attention to every detail, be it big or small. By doing so, you will be able to experience the subtle joy in things.
When we begin, there is only one line, by the time we have done, we are looking at what these days is called a Zentangle.
I take my time, and use no end in mind, nor do I try to contemplate design, or a theme. It is relaxation for me, so I simply allow myself to doodle.
Last night I began to colour in the various spaces. Leaning towards greens, I don’t try for perfection, and I don’t really try to stay within the lines. I will be interested in seeing IF I finish this “expression”, or will I let it lie on my desk, forgotten, waiting for me to “catch” the “mood” again. If and when it is finished, will it look anything like it started out. That is the beauty of these doodles. They allow, the mind to wander, and the hands to stray.
Mid week already. Hope you have all had a good start to the week, and that today, will be a “stunner” I challenged myself to do something creative every day. Sunday I tried my hand at Origami
Hey, they aren’t perfect, but trying to learn something new and doing something creative every day, for me is relaxing, and by jim-minie I can do with the R & R
Blessings everyone! Let your light shine through in all you do!
rust on canvas
abstract, acrylic, paste, recycled canvas, mega art stones, paint roller, textured Catalyst brushes by Princeton, layering, natural dry,
rust products by Art extra vagance, (Finnabair) made in Hungary
mega art stones -Finnabairn (art ingredients)
In the past I have used sludge from DeSerres (Tri Art) I spilled my last jar and have yet to replace it, so the above was done using alternate products found in my inventory.
To achieve a result, often requires more than one product, and when one ingredient is not available, if we are determined to get the result we are hoping for, we explore what is available, or easy access, and we experiment. It doesn’t matter if we succeed exactly as we had wanted what matters is that we do our best .. and try.
*** and *** that you are happy and cheerful while you are creating. Happiness is a state of mind. It is the journey that counts. When we are not open to every possibility around us at any given time, it could be a missed opportunity.
Seize the day, make it yours. Have a great start to a brand new week. Each day is a new canvas…Play, Explore, Live, take the initiative, be the first to smile and say hello.