PL calendar day 4.
Follow your heart while also thinking about the happiness of others
Always be true to yourself in your words and actions. Strive to make others happy with a sincere heart.
I came across the above photo this morning. I enjoyed revisiting it, so I am sharing it with you. Some expressions of mine.. I enjoy at the time, they are calming and relaxing when I am working with them… then… fickle as I am.. I move on. Each step leads to another. So maybe not fickle, maybe it is more, I let go and go forward. I just finished several small requests for greeting cards, I enjoy doing them, I sit myself down, focus on project cards. When that is done, I put the card making supplies away and return to my art journals.
Sage sentiment. Follow your heart while thinking of the happiness of others.
I know it is impossible to be happy and full of glee 24/7, but I do so enjoy thinking of you all living in happy states of mind.. Productivity, creativity and accomplishments filling your days with rewarding moments of pure satisfaction. Positive and loving energy to all. Share a smile today!
Good Morning! another day begins. Aging, as humans this is a journey we will all take. Unlike mechanical or man-made objects, we aren’t parked and left to rust. The process of aging takes place in a very different way, for each and every one of us. Even the manner we are laid to rest has changed over the years.
Dancing when we partnered and spoke in rhythm to the music that was in our lives. Activity for many was hours of dancing to the sounds of the time. Roller skating, or ice skating, had us outside, for others there was hockey,skiing,ice climbing or racing, and ladies remember the two-step on skates. snowshoeing, biking! As the years roll by, do we do as much as we used to do? Maybe the type of activity changes, but it is important to keep moving, doing, and stretching not only our bodies but our minds.
We need to put our hearts and mind into everything we do. Activity keeps the momentum of life moving forward., Seize the day, get out and enjoy! Fresh air, fresh outlook, all contribute to a new perception. Life is Art…..
Namaste – Oyashikiri
**print on etsy.com (Soul,tango dancers in Buenos Aires)
video,music – Gordon Mote (singer songwriter,pianist,recording artist. http://www.gordonmote.com
White Rabbit 1-b by Doreen A Smaltigirl on Flickr.
Mosaics – how time-consuming a real work of love. Not something I would attempt. Nor do I always feel an appreciation for the craft. Seeing this piece on a rabbit running, looking at his time piece, reminded me of the Alice in Wonderland story and the Mad Hatter. To achieve this delightful piece of art, the artist had to first visualize what he/she wanted to achieve. The many hours (days,nights, even weeks) would have been spent putting it all together.
So it is for many of the projects we begin in life that are part of our own “make over”. There isn’t a day goes by where someone I know isn’t doing something or preparing something for … when??? If I do this now I’ll have time to do XYZ later. Its called planning ahead. Me, I no longer maintain that activity in my “top drawer” I don’t really know when this “habit” changed, somewhere along the way, unconsciously it went down to a “when I get to it” drawer.
Found on delphiglass.com – 2014 Online Art Glass Festival Mosaics – 3rd Place – Willie in Shades by Tom
This is another craft that requires attention to detail, planning and patience. I look at this and my mind is in awe of the time and the focus that this artist had to have had to complete this piece. My kudos to both creators of the works shown in this blog today. My hat is off to both of you.
My creative level today leans towards scrambled eggs. I kid you not…
Found on worthpinning.com Easter Bunny thanks to @Sylvie Chen – pinned by Jane Wang
I was late, I was late
for a very important date
you were not forgotten !
it was only a question of when
finally, the moment came
happily my enthusiasm hadn’t waned
I may get behind
but YOU dear God, are always
ever present in my mind
namaste – oyashikiri
Good morning everyone! Hope your day is going well for you. Did you all enjoy wearing the “green” ..I personally had a wonderful day driving along the St. Lawrence (the great waterway that separates the United States and Canada) The day started out with -20 something weather, but turned to a balmy minus single digit by the time the noon hour was upon us.. Definitely during a Canadian winter we did not see a bicycle rider such as the one I’m showing you today. LOL and even on a good sunny day in summer, we are not likely to see such a sight here in Canada. Here we are about cars, motorcycles, and more cars. Riding a pedal bicycle is usually a recreational or sport activity. What caught me about this picture is the balance and way the artist packed his merchandise on the bicycle. We are all artists in life, we all use our gift in different ways. This man had to pile the pineapples in just such a way for him to carry the load and maintain balance so he can get his wares to market. Everything has its place. This was one moment in this man’s life captured in time. PL Principle # 3 I will live with a mind of appreciation towards others and things.
Yesterday while my friend and I drove along enjoying the sunshine and our friendship, we got to talk about life and share just being able to catch up. Both with busy lives, we can keep in touch, but while her activities tend to take her daily in multiple directions, she still works “9-5” mine is more laid back and my time more flexible. Sharing feelings, joys, sadness and disappointments is important, not because you want someone to resolve an issue or make something go away, but just to hear a thought out loud gives US a different perspective. PLUS, when we have a better understanding of a friend’s feelings and thoughts, we are better able to share in their happiness. joys and sorrows. PL Principle # 4 I will live with the spirit of Misasage (Devotion) working for the happiness of others.
somewhere in Mongolia on a clear day….
Calmness and adaptability will see you through…