A fine WordPress.com site

Archive for the ‘photographs’ Category

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

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

this and that

remember my MC statement
this is the final results I did two pieces.

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.

baby Fierce and his mama Pearl

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.

Oyashikiri

statements

Ever wonder what to do with some of the mail you get. I have decided to use my MC statement to work on a mixed media piece. On the right is the first go round, the left is the second, now letting it dry. Will work on it more when I am back in the studio/office later today.

I have gone mostly electronic, however, this being a new account till I am happy with my use of the card, I will continue to monitor with hard copy. Meanwhile for those of us who dabble in mixed media, its perfect for ripping, and reusing.

After days on end of brilliant clear skies, it seems we are in for some rain, the humidity factor out there is HEAVY. Perfect day for indoor activity and getting errands done that don’t require being outdoors. Oh dear, the pot holder rack in the kitchen is sending me winks and smiles.

PL Precept #19 Begin one you perceive

PL Precept #18 Each moment is a turning point

Perfect Liberty 21 Precepts.

Whose idea was this anyway. This means, hot sudsy water, SOS pads, and some elbow grease. hmmm how does that song go… “rain rain, go away”

I will not have complaints about others, matters, nor the weather. Rather I will always be creative and will look for shortcomings in my own thinking and actions.

PL Principle #3 (there are 21 Principles)
the woman / girl in me will pick up the job wand and get to work…

It is going to be a great day! Enjoy everyone….

Oyashikiri

exposure

when nourishment is not to be had…
with all the best intentions, sometimes, circumstances beyond our control, simply set us in situations where we can’t thrive, we can only do our best. The daily struggle to survive, takes its toll…. There is no blame, no right, no wrong, just what is.

Do everything with a prayerful mind. Even if you have done your best, there are times when you wonder if it is enough. that is when your prayers become most important.

Perfect Liberty 2015.26
Goodwill on earth

Let’s express our joy to others. When you express your joy ot others, they joy will multiply and make others happy as well

Perfect Liberty 2017.26

I will live with a mind of appreciation towards others and things.

Perfect Liberty Principle # 3

Oyashikiri

neglect

…it is that brief moment which unfolds before the soul… the chronicles of time, and reveals to the eyes… the deeds of the night.

…and the works of conscience. It opens Eternity’s secret of the future.

The beauty of life.. Kahlil Gibran

I’ve used his text, from his book The Beauty of life… in a different context, but if you will reflect.. we take what once was perhaps not beautiful, but a functional, and attractive building … put up signs, then go away and just ignore it.

how is it, that we find this so easy to do

There is always a cause behind every result. Good things and bad things can all be traced back to the cause. Once you discover why things turned out a certain way, your outlook will change.

Perfect Liberty 2017,24

Good or Bad, It is your mirror. Sincere expressions invite good results, but insincere expressions can lead to unexpected trouble.

Perfect Liberty 2020.24
photo rev.Tiago de Medeiros Chagas

Let’s find the joy in everything. Are you looking for things to complain about? Let’s change our perspective and live a cheerful and joyful life.

Perfect Liberty 2020.25

Good morning everyone, bom dia a todos!

Oyashikiri

reminder

busy busy busy

We all lead “busy” lives.. or least we often feel like we are always dealing with hustle and bustle in some form or another.

A friend wrote and reminded me that on the 24th of July, it is Self Care Day! Yes, who knew, I certainly didn’t. she sent me a link to a Zoomer page. It was written by Vivian Vassos, July 21st, 2020 https://www.everythingzoomer.com/health/2020/07/21/self-care-7-ways-to-take-care-of-mind-and-body/

I think I take good care of myself. But do I really? have a look at the information in the link and see how you fare.

photo by Derrick Knight

When I saw this picture that Derrick took some time back, I found it so interesting that I spent a lot of time just gazing at it, and allowing my imagination to wander down a multitude of avenues. This for me was relaxation, it was inspiring too. That to me was a moment of positive relaxation.

Knowing now that there is a day set aside for reviewing and making time to enjoy some quality time with yourself.. Will you actually do something different, will you make time to break out of your every day routine? Just wondering.. =^_^=

You will find Joy when you immerse yourself in a your task. When you face your task with a can do attitude, you will be filled with enthusiasm and inspiration.

Perfect Liberty 2020.22

Oyashikiri

two of a kind, I think not

we may look the same

I am very happy…. Because I have conquered myself…. and not the world. I am very happy…. Because I have loved the world and not myself.

Sri Chinmoy

Just because you think it…. doesn’t make it true

unknown

Everyone smiles in the same language

unknown
you are me, and I am you- each unique in our own way

Oyashikiri

canvas

I needle felted this piece for a challenge some years back, remember that beautiful face of the sheep the other day. Seeing it reminded me of the sculptures I used to do with fleece.
this reminded me of how often I feel I am left to work out my “thoughts” with the forces that surround me, Who really listens ? and who really cares?
a canvas is blank till we put paint to it.

If today, I am a canvas…… then I wonder how my day will proceed…. at the end of the day, it will no longer be blank, but will I like what I see.

Yesterday I felt unsettled and knew that I was not blending my thoughts into what I felt was a harmonious “vision”

I was falling into a familiar trap.. the actions of others was causing me hurt and negative thoughts.

My father always told me that no one else could hurt or harm me with their words or actions, it was how I was receiving and internalizing the incoming energy. It is easy to put the blame on others.. but.. the reality is, if I am disappointed, or let down, it is because I had to have had an expectation.

Homework was/is required.

I’ll start a new canvas.. the one that is incompatible with my current
“need” I will set aside and revisit later if it can’t be fixed, it will have to be moved along…

I asked a friend for some information, startled he asked me why I needed it, I replied, so when I die my son will have the information he will need. His reply was “don’t die”…

If life were that simple.

Oyashikiri

reminder… Thanksgiving service is at 7 pm ..

Tag Cloud

%d bloggers like this: