A fine WordPress.com site

Archive for the ‘living’ Category

August 7

shaded, barely seen, you are always there – a friend who never pushes to be heard, or arrives in the moment just for the occasions. you are always present in the background, content to be in my world, an ear to listen, a shoulder to lean on, yes… all those things.. but mostly, you are you.. a gentle whisper of strength when I need it most. Q

Treasure each moment in time. Life is a continuation of “now”. Treasure each and every moment as it comes, so that you can live your life as fully as possible without regrets.

Perfect Liberty 2016.10

Oyashikiri

original mixed media, mixed media board,markers Ranger distress oxide sprays, acrylic, paper hand pulled and shredded, Nuvo products,sticker, double sided tape,mixed media art spray Marabu,

Rust, doors +

Shirley Keen is a photographer from NZ

Norm Frampton is responsible for getting other door chaser to share our bounty, for more doors, visits Norms site Norm 2.0 https://miscellaneousmusingsofamiddleagedmind.wordpress.com/2020/08/06/thursday-doors-august-6-2020/

When I saw Shirley’s recent post of her visit to a “rust” exhibit.. I knew I wanted to share them with you … thanks Shirley…

My other collection of doors I found, are rather of a different kind.. I’ll show you a few here. For long time friends, you know I’m on the hunt for ideas for October …

Don’t give up! Stick with it as many times as it takes. Sometimes you want to just throw in the towel and say, “I give up” but, that’s the time for you to dig deep and push through. Your sincere efforts will invite a good outcome.

PERFECT LIBERTY 2020.6

Always applaud others. When you can be genuinely happy for others, you yourself will be blessed and you can experience a deeper sense of happiness.

PERFECT LIBERTY 2011.6

Oyashikiri

note my sympatico addy that I had for years, I can no longer access, the only addy that works now is the gmail.com addy. Thanks

mixed media

LIFE IS ART

Perfect Liberty Precept #1

EVERYTHING EXISTS IN RELATIVITY

perfect Liberty Precept #7

In life we live each moment of our days, doing, thinking, taking action,eating, sleeping, whatever, there is usually an activity involved. the results of our days, some are productive, some less so, but…. the reality is.. for every “action” there is a “reaction”.

When we take a picture, we capture that moment in time. To the photographer, he/she saw and did so much before he/she took that picture. We see only the results .. what was captured in that moment when the picture was taken.

Mixed media is another re-enactment of sorts. the artists starts with an idea or inspiration, then pulls, tears, shreds, paints, pastes, stamps, whatever to accomplish an end result. In my case, instead of a photo, I call it a “doodle”. (dictionary -verb- to scribble absentmindedly etc.)

Will you “doodle” today, or dawdle…. LOL whatever you do, have a grand time doing it. and… SMILE!!

Your smile energizes the people around you. A smile has the ability to put others at ease and give them energy. Strive to be the first to offer a smile each day to those around you.

PERFECT LIBERTY 2020.5

Oyashikiri

flower doodle 8.4

mixed media greeting

OK here you go…. this is the little greeting card.. … the trick is to know when you’ve done your part.. the rest is up to the viewer.

Thanks to everyone, its been such fun sharing “her” progress with you.

Everything that happens to you is material for growth.

Work well with everyone, regardless of their age or position..

Tanto los superiores como los inferiores, avances unidos.

Perfect Liberty 2020.4 and 2015 4

You truly all bring joy into my days… you are a gift, I love what you share so beautifully, and look forward to ongoing friendships.

Oyashikiri

The doodle cards are 4 x 6 =^_^=

Another doodle for you

I’m enjoying your comments and what you see in these doodles.. Likely do another layer on this one tomorrow.

Love is when you meet someone who tells you something new about yourself.

Andre Breton

Live today filled with enthusiasm. Life is an accumulation of the efforts you make, day by day. Live keeping in mind that “today” only comes once and live your precious life to the fullest.

Perfect Liberty 2015.20

Oyashikiri

once upon a doodle

rose and lion mixed media doodle

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

Oyashikiri

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.

lastly, Blues tonight 5 pm SL time.

August 2

sharing

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.

Perfect Liberty Principle # 2

All things progress and develop #16

Grasp what is most essential # 17

Each moment is a turning point #18

Begin once you perceive #19

Perfect Liberty Precepts.

Oyashikiri

photo-internet

31st. musing

poignant emptiness

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.

photo, virtual library

Doors by Chris OKeefe

Thursday Doors is a feature of https://miscellaneousmusingsofamiddleagedmind.wordpress.com/2020/07/30/thursday-doors-july-30-2020/

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.

This is where you find Chris’s blog https://milford-street.com/

Cheers

30th July -ice

wrought iron art -made more attractive with snow and ice. captured in blk/white

New encounters can help you change. Be up for anything even if its out of your comfort zone. This is a chance for you to improve yourself as a human being.

Perfect Liberty 2020.30

Oyashikiri

photo submitted by MC

Tag Cloud

%d bloggers like this: