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innocence in art

anna June 23

When we are young and begin our journey, art is a creative outlet.  A way of expression. Young eyes, will replicate with whatever medium they have on hand and will delight us with their drawings and insights.

As we travel the road of life, our thoughts and views take on different forms of expression.  This drawing was done by my 6 year old niece, seeing it, I was filled with memories of the days where I lay with my pencils, crayons and rescued papers, designing what I knew would be the gowns and dresses of the “fashion” world.

What happens to our dreams, do they actually go away, or do they blossom into an assortment of different colour and shapes.  I still think of drawing and using fashion when I sit to “express”  my thoughts, the key word being -think-  that disappears the minute I see a blank page/canvass.  My innocence has had years of living to change its perceptions.

PL Precept #1   Life is Art,   friends, go with the flow, the only constant in life is change.  Life your life to the fullest, appreciate and be grateful for all the comes your way.  Growing pain and all.  You “art” will shine and continue to be uniquely yours.

Oyashikiri

*yesterday at this time, I was heading for Montreal and fish tails. =^_^=

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Saturday 22nd

mushrooms nick and melx

There is always beauty in the world, it is for us to “see” it.   LOVE is... no more, no less….

Oyashikiri

photo m&n

appreciation

papanak zoo 1

Good morning everyone –

Needing time to cool down (central air, not functioning ) I got into my car (where the air conditioning is working) deciding to run an errand that was some miles away.  I would get to travel the road along the river, towards Montreal, and enjoy the countryside, as it is reaching out and up to meet the wonderful seasons, of late spring, early summer.

I saw a faded sign, Papanack Zoo, something niggled in my mind, I come this way, time and time again, why had I not seen this sign before.  I turned off and headed down the road in the direction the arrow pointed.  I was overwhelmed by a very sad feeling as I looked over and saw an exotic cat (big one) lying on a mound of earth and weeds.  So out of place. The area looked so unkept, it was a field, like one would see in the back forty of an acreage where a broken down, old piece of farm equipment would have been left to rust.

This was a majestic animal, one that  I would see pictured on an advert for a safari somewhere in a totally different country, certainly not here in Ontario, just outside of Ottawa.  My curiosity peaked I went in search of information.  The place was closed, not inviting at all.

I was now on a dirt track, I had parked near a building, to look at what looked like donkeys, standing in open pens, a man came out of a building and I asked him if he could give me information, but he distanced himself from the place, said he knew nothing,   I should google it. (I did when I finally got home)

Meanwhile, not getting any information from this man, I turned the car, to continue along the dirt road that ran along a high fence.  I saw other animals, in enclosed areas, with very poor looking structures that would allow for “some” cover should there be high heat, or heavy rain, but not all of them had any form of shelter to speak of.

I felt the eyes on me before I saw him, he watched as my car slowly drove by.  when I came to a gate that barred my way from going further, I carefully turned the car around, the road was unkept and really meant for a truck or as I later saw, a golf cart type of vehicle.

papanak zoo june 20

Here I am, visiting with my new friend.  He had a quiet dignity.  That could be my finger, because I did scratch his head, and gently lift his hair to see his eyes.  He didn’t move except to turn his head, to acknowledge me, and share the moment.  His hair was matted in places, and like the other pens, there was no where for him to go.  There were two other animals with him.  My focus and love was on him.

I wanted him to feel love, experience kindness, he was not just a curiosity, he was beautiful, he mattered. Our bonding was interrupted by a woman’s shouts to not put my hand in it was dangerous.  Too late I thought, I have already touched him with love in my heart, and spoken to him with tenderness.  Even prayed with him, for I felt his energy, his patience and his gracious acceptance of my attempt at friendship.

Honestly, when I read the negative and awful reports on the internet about the cruelty that was reported a couple of years back, I felt sick, and still today, I hurt for my friend and his other companions.  Please offer a prayer for these animals.

I have read reviews,  one reviewer who went said it was nice to see animals in a natural setting unlike commercial zoos.  There were  positives and negatives.  I guess one needs to go when it is open and actually speak to staff.

For me, I give thanks for the time I got to spent with my silent friend.  His strength, his ability to communicate by just BEING helped me, in my moment of need.

PL calendar day 21 – Let’s be thankful for everything we have right now.  Now is an accumulation of every moment leading up to it, and everything that continues to progress and develop to become NOW.  Be thankful for everything.

Oyashikiri

Friendships can last a moment or a life time – love is forever

 

 

Thursday blooms

valerie's tulips

Bom Dia!  What a wonderful response we have had from Brazil, on Yoshi’s testimonial, thank you, Obrigado!

PL calendar day 20       Find a good balance between your present and past experiences.

Without forgetting your original intent, continue to develop your own path by also relying on your knowledge and experience.


Thursday doors….flowers PA

Little door that leads to learning, relaxation, and promotes sharing.  How great is that.

Have a great day everyone.  Tomorrow the 21st, we have Thanksgiving service at 7 pm. Please advise Rev. Eugene if you will be staying for the Japanese curry so that we can prepare accordingly.

Oyashikiri

top picture, family traveller

wordless Wednesday -few

DeeLish sensuous,fgantasy art,4.29.17

first two from 2017

birds on a wire 3.14 2017

remember these two

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This is the same two now… (they will be demos for Multicraft and Gifts -retail)

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PL calendar, day 19

If you are going to do it, put your whole heart into it. Your degree of seriousness will affect the outcome.  Your daily accumulation of effort towards your goals shows just how serious you are.

Oyashikiri

 

original art -mixed media

Link to online store at 2210 Thurston Dr. Ottawa 1-800 267 6360

 

 

kayak fishing

steve kayak, june 14

Fishing, although I don’t fish, is something I think would be a quiet, comtemplative type of activity.  I have seen pictures of people kayaking along shorelines, alone, silently cutting through the water, seeing the lake, river, from a totally different angle.  If fishing, is there really a need to catch or “hook up” with a fish, or is it the very activity itself.

My son an avid kayaker, loves to fish.  Not to bring the outdoors home, but to communicate with nature in his comfort zone.  The water is still cold, we have not had any seasonally warm temperatures..yet already he has been in swimming.

steve kayak 6.14

IF I had a bucket list, a lazy drift in a kayak would be in the top twenty. =^_^=

PL Calendar day 15   Live with firm determination, thinking that “this will turn out for the best”

Everything in this world progresses and develops.  Always be positive, knowing that everything will turn out for the best.

 

Oyashikiri

 

PS  I don’t swim  (son’s kayaks)

 

Thursday doors

 

Some doors should just stay shut, and others should be explored.  A door opened yesterday, that gave vent for deep rooted anger and hurt to escape.  Fortunately I was able to close the door again.  But it is obviously one I will have to explore again, at another time.

My Mother passed away 2 years ago, my husband one year ago.  There is more processing to do. I give thanks for the blessing of friends.

PL Precept # 5  One’s self is lost by being emotional

PL Precept # 4  Being annoyed limits your expression.

Question, when your hurt is disrespected and tossed aside, my reaction is to withdraw, so that I can be respectful as much as I can of another persons stubbornness… Why is it so difficult for me to accept.  I am not a masochist .. I distance myself my preference to be to live in peace and be happy.  However, there are times, it isn’t that simple.  So by golly, shut that darn door, and leave it closed, in fact, bring the nails and hammer and I will nail it shut.

How serious am I.

greyhound rescue

snow,nick and mel

We can open a door and walk away,  or we can look out and shut the door, staying inside, or ……..   ?????

Today being Thursday, check out other blogs that are featuring doors. begin here Norm 2.0

Oyashikiri

last photo n&m

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