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Quiet picturesque little lane that takes one down to the Seaway.  Old and new stand along the shoreline.  What was, will no longer be.We face this every day.  For the last many days I have not had a computer, I have learned from trial and error, that a laptop is not the way I like to fly.  Handy they may be, but for what I want and need (feel I need) is to be back on a desktop.  I would only come to this having made previous decisions that at the time, seemed necessary change.

One learns in life, that choices made at one time, may not always be what we most prefer, some we can easily change, others not so easily.  Some are impossible to change and go back to.  For example.  every time one changes our hardware (for working on the internet) the newer improved technology is one we have to readjust to.

Recently a display I had made in my garden, was vandalized. A grandparent thought it was ok to give his granddaughter a display doll that I had put out of reach of little arms. I am a doll collector and doll artist, the display was put well out of reach, it was high on a wall, and behind a big rain barrel.  Getting at it, meant one had to reach over and be tall enough to get at the doll.

It has been interesting to hear the comments when I retell this little story to friends, one even scoffed and told me it was only a thing.  I wondered how he would have felt had I gone into his well tended and beautiful garden and began trying to move his plants around because I felt that the roses should be next to a bee balm plant.  OR decided his lowers were so beautiful, I should just pick them and bring them to a friend who loves flowers.

Is consideration of other’s property a thing of the past, is the ability to recognize that rearranging a display in another space other than your own, is OK.  ???

All things, deserve respect, your car that gets you to where you need to be, the doors that open for us to enter, the shoreline that contains are precious rivers, lakes and oceans.  As an artist I don’t expect everyone to like my style of expression,  but I do expect RESPECT for my property if you are on it. I now understand why people put up DO NOT ENTER or PRIVATE PROPERTY up on their lands

(sorry took off  on a little rant there)  however it is all the same message.  Changes happen in life, some we can make choices on, and they affect us directly, others it is not as easy.

PL calendar day 29   Use what you need to use without hesitation. 

YOUR things, your money, your knowledge, and your strengths are all a part of you.  Utilize them to their fullest potential without any hesitation.

Oyashikiri

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Thursday doors

 

Happy 31st!

YOUR WORLD WILL CHANGE WHEN YOU LOOK

AT THINGS IN A POSITIVE LIGHT

week 20 Que,May 2017

Everything you encounter is an opportunity for you to express yourself.  What you choose to make of the situation is entirely up to you.

PL calendar day 31

photo Dave Renz


HI. =^_^=   Wanted to show you a page from one of my art journals.  This picture so delighted me at the time, I couldn’t pass along the magazine or get rid of it.  Finally I started an Art Journal, or a Junk Journal… in it, I put in the various  ” art pieces” that have caught my attention.  This is one I wanted to use today, but… didn’t fit.  So adding it in a post script.

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Life offers us so much that challengers our creativity, it is staggering.  I love it.

I accept that life isn’t always “fun” but it is powerful, it is an emotion that transcends words, happiness is LOVE  and LOVE is GOD.

Oyashikiri

 

dolls – thrift finds

img_0245.jpgI found a YouTube video the other day that showed how to shrink a doll’s head.  It is amazing what one finds on YouTube.  Although I had heard about custom dolls, and I saw finished products on eBay and the like, this was my first “how to” video on how to shrink the dolls head.  How doll artist were taking thrift store finds and recreating them into super models, fashion models, fantasy characters.

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This got me thinking. I knew I had or could have some interesting dolls to play with should I want to try this technique.  However, to shrink a head, I would need a doll with a wider face.

The other information I got was on how to take off all the make up that was  factory applied.  That meant I could redo their faces into any other kind of face that appealed to me when I started to reconstruct the doll.  These artist not only redo the face, they change the whole makeup from head to toe.

The doll on the far left will be a good candidate because her leg is broken at the knee.  She needs a new leg, someone had tried unsuccessfully to perhaps undress her and snapped her knee at the ball joint, it is ruined, unless I can dig out the broken stem.  If I replace the leg and totally repaint her, the different skin tones won’t matter.

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The Monster High Dolls, I love their faces,  so doubt I would play around with them, I have a collection of these little ladies that are just waiting for me to get to them to clean them up.

The two dolls on the end of the middle picture, I don’t know them, when you move their bent arm, they talk.  Actually the three of them, are not of too much interest to me, only the one I want to “change”.  Sometimes it is not till you get them home and have a good look them, that attraction either holds or it doesn’t.

Isn’t that what life is like too.  We think we want something, and we go in search of, and find what we think we want, only to discover when we have had time to be with the “object” or in the situation we thought we would enjoy… that we go.. “What!!!”

Time is a factor in all of this.. In 24 hours your mind can go through many warren holes and different doors.  Seen and taken in, sights and sounds, it hadn’t known when your first impulse came .. or an idea formed.

On the other hand, when you act on the spur of the moment, you can find that ..  “wow, that was a wasted effort”  That is what makes life so interesting, it can be so unpredictable, and if you say.. ” life is the same, day in and day out”  then my friend, you need a new viewer.

The only constant in life is change.  Think carefully, you are not the same person, from one day to the other.  The change might be miniscule, but change there is.

Oyashikiri

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From me to you… have a great day.. be kind to one another, share a smile, say hello!

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