Seeing is what makes life interesting No music to distract, only the visual. Make of it what you will, for my expression is done. The thought came, I executed it, now I too sit back and see it for the first time. This was the 24th. the next photo is of what followed on the 28th. Wait. no. I will post 28 tomorrow, so not to distract from the 24th.
The number 8 is considered a very lucky number. The year of the Rat will be auspices for many. I see a dragon frolicking.. hmmm a lot to take in.
Good or bad, it is your mirror. Sincere expressions invite good results, but insincere expressions can lead to unexpected trouble.
What do we see when we are shown an abstract painting. Do we even see anything at all. Maybe only the colours jump out at you, is it the texture, the groupings. This is one of my latest pieces, turned in all directions. I know which side I see as up, but then when doing the photos, I saw so much else when I viewed it from the different angles.
In my mind when I started, I had the song “red sails in the sunset” running through my gray matter.. later when I stood back and looked at it again, a few days later…. I saw Koi. Each evoked different emotion and thoughts.
When you think.. “I’ve got it,” Think again. It is so easy to misinterpret the situation and jump to conclusions. Always have a humble attitude and double check to make sure.
Have you ever felt that you live in a world, where no one really knows your name. OK they may know your name, but you are just another face in the crowd. This is a time of year, when family and friends gather to share memories of the past, and the possibilities that lie ahead.
I was reminded yesterday how fragile life can be. One moment you are working, living busy in a fast moving society. Then suddenly you “wake” to find that you are now on the other side of the street, and “life” seems to be passing you by. Sometimes by choice, and other times, ‘boom” for whatever reason, you just can’t get on or off the bus.
This is a “condition” that can happen to any of us. Rich or poor, it affects everyone, money is not what buys or determines how happy we are. The answers, solutions, they are all varied and different for every human being is unique. We all love, cry, laugh, and “feel”. Emotions are real.
The philosophy of the Church of Perfect Liberty is to help us recognize the ups and downs of everyday life, and help us understand our SELVES so that “we” can recognize what in US, needs fixing, repairing, strengthening. Truth is, we can only change ourselves.
Happiness begins from within, I’m a glutton for “happy”. Smiles and beams just thinking of how nice it is to be happy. And YOU dear reader, my heartfelt thanks to each and everyone of you, who share time with me during the day, night, weeks, and months. I love reading your thoughts, seeing your “visual expressions” you are “Beauty” within my world. thank you for all the happiness we’ve shared. I am looking forward to the sunshine of 2020 with you.
Share the beauty in you today, SMILE it is so becoming.
Ola, bom dia. Old China is the latest piece I am working on. You have heard me say this before, as an artist of sorts, I never think about what it is I am gong to do, rather I am just “led”. By this I mean I come into my studio and see something that catches my interest in this case it was a blank canvas. I know I want to use certain colours, I don’t ask why, I just reach for them and let my desire to express take over.
When next I step back and look, I think… ok… what is this. In a distant far off memory, I think of China. A book cover or picture I saw of Old China. Thus the name, Old China. Of course it doesn’t end there, the paint as to dry, so between the layers I have been off doing whatever else has involved my attention The above is about 4,5 maybe 6 steps. I don’t think or plan, I just do.
I realized that much of how I live is like I paint, or express myself. I simply live the moment. I say simply, but it isn’t always simple for those around me. Do you ever consider how your actions can affect someone else. Seems I will have another lesson to put on my to learn page.
In PL we learn, PL Principle 21. 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.
During the night and some time in the early hours of the morning. I worked some more Old China. Here she is this morning.
Am I done, I don’t know. At the moment, she is happy … so I will leave her be and check on her later. Meanwhile everyone, have a grand day, the sun is bright in the sky here. Hope it shines on you too.
Meditation is not a way of making your mind quiet. It is a way of entering into the quiet that is already there – buried under the 50,000 thoughts that the average person thinks every day . Deepak Chopra
PL calendar day 4 Good relationships begin by greeting each other.
Acts of respect and courtesy are reflections of how much we value others. Make it a point to be the first to greet your family, people at work and around the neighbourhood.
When you are present when you visit with someone, that is a gift in itself. Love always!
Everything that happens to us happens for a reason. Each and every occurrence is a chance for you to improve yourself.
Abstract art – Keeping it together. Life happens, like the seasons, one day flows seamlessly into another, it happens. The weather, the time of day, they just happen. Meanwhile, we (life) progress through theses changes, sailing through, at times limping, whatever, we all manage. We do the best we can, with what we have.
Living the PL “way” means we appreciate and give thanks for all the blessings in our lives, and for the opportunities and lessons along the way.
Keep it simple, keep it real. PL Precept #1 Life is art
What happens when you have time on your hands nd you want to recycle an onion bag. I go into my workshop and play, Meet Ms Onion, she is now waiting for her transformation, when I have time to spend time with her in the “makeup” room.
Good morning everyone! How lovely to see so many smiling faces yesterday at service. Our new Hokyoshi from Brazil, Yoshizumi Terada was our master of ceremonies, when it came time to sing, we all got to enjoy Com Quem Contar with dance movements. It was a DELIGHT. Thank you Yoshi. Another Brazilian member Kaiser Lette Bueno added his voice to the song. “Andei, Andei E encontrei Oshieoya Sama, Oshieoya Sama.
Com Quem Contar has to be the most joyful song, I love it. In English the title is Who to Trust.
Perfect Liberty, day 6 Past, Present or Future, Always remember to be sincere and honest
At any time, the place where you are standing t that moment is the stage upon which you must express yourself. At each moment in time, there is sure to be a way to express yourself in relation to your position or status
Take note – Saturday May 11, service at 10 a.m. Ancestors Day
Sunday, May 12th. is Mother’s Day, service is at 10 a.m.
Welcome Yoshizumi and Kaiser, you enrich our community, injecting a touch of Brazil, To all our members in Brazil, come visit!
Life is lived in segments. Remember when the phone was thought to be the greatest of inventions. A voice from across the miles, would bring cheer, maybe only once a year. At Xmas, everyone would gather around the phone, and wait eagerly to speak to the relative, or friend who lived far away. It brought everyone close.
What time was spent with someone else was precious, not taken for granted, it was appreciated and remembered well into the years to come.
Spend today enjoying the sunshine, create your own. If you skimp on a painting, then your painting will not turn out well.
PL calendar day 25, There is no reason to hold back
If you skimp on the paint, then your painting will not turn out well. Live a fulfilled life every day by utilizing things, money, your knowledge or energy to their fullest
While waiting for the paint to dry, I decided to take a picture, of my nothing page. I do a lot of nothing, that is what speaks to me the most.
I will do a whole book of pages, when the mood strikes, of “nothing” art. When I am done, I will have my very own book of “Nothing” for the month of December 2018 I ask you, What will you do for yourself, to remind you of this coming month of December.
Our thought for today (PL calendar, day 11) was to be thankful for who we are…
Tomorrow, PL Day Calendar day 12 – Carry out what you believe in
Once you have prepared everything to the best of your ability, seize any opportunity that comes your way and take action without hesitation. Express yourself to the fullest.
I learned a long time ago, that “nothing”was not always easy to express. I used to call it abstract art, or expressions. To call it art, to some was stretching it. You dear friends, who have been on this journey with me, know that this is not the first time, you hear me speak of “nothing” If you recall I took pictures one summer of nothing.
All this to say, if it feels right, and it is to be your very own, create your memory your way. A picture, a doodle, story, whatever method choose to for your expression, if done with Makoto (sincerity of intention) it will be great. There are no failures, only experiences.
TAOIST Life is Art (Perfect Liberty precept #1)
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--- there are two energies, Yin and Yang = ONE
---to have balance we must live each moment
of our lives.. with Makoto (sincerity)
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.