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don’t hold anything back

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Don’t Hold Anything Back

Give it Your All  (PL Calendar day 16)

Always approach things with full enthusiasm and energy.  Then things will develop in a new direction.


When I started my magic pony, I was not wanting, nor had I any thought of a pony  I was working my water-colour paints in a way I would usually work my acrylics.  The more I seemed to try to go in one direction, the more the paints pulled me in another.  Finally I just stopped,  stood back and stared at the page.  That is when I took the picture I used yesterday.  I could see this face looking at me, and it said “My Little Pony” What????  I remember seeing these pink ponies in the toy section of various shops.  Of no interest to me. Nope, not into pink ponies.

OK, I decided to ignore it.. and leave it overnight.  Hello.. next morning the face I saw was still there. Since I have learned over the years, that if I see something and it doesn’t go away, if I tried to obstruct or force another direction.. the results would be a disaster .. meaning I wouldn’t like it, and it would be a “garbage” page.

We learn from our mistakes.  If I was to give it my all, then I needed to follow my instinct, so what if it didn’t pan out, it wasn’t going to anyway.  So.. I played with it till the words/feeling was to “stop”  Now I’ve put it aside, and we will see if I am called back to it or not.  Meanwhile I have my “magic” or “fantasy” pony.

Life is.  The little face makes me smile.  Go figure.

Friday the 16th.  Live it to the fullest.  Make it count.


There will always be a way

doll on pinterest

PL calendar day 13

There will always be a way

As long as you re serious, there is no reason for you to give up.  Move forward one step at a time and things will always turn out for the best.


This sculpture gave me such a sense of “fun and freedom” when I saw it.  I have had it in my picture library for some time, and do not recall where I got it. If anyone is aware of the artist, please let me know.

What a

What a difference a day makes.

zen tangle mini 3.4.18

I used to suggest to clients that keeping a journal, even if it was sentence, or a word to express  how they/you felt at that moment, or about the day.  Not everyone likes to write, or wants more words.

Since in PL, (Perfect Liberty) we say,  “Life is art”  (Precept #1) I began to suggest if not a word, a sketch, or picture, something doodled.  It doesn’t really matter, no one will see or read what is written, unless you share. It is for YOU from YOU.

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At the time, it seems insignificant, but that simple “action” leads to appreciation and gratitude.  As the days progress (nights) something beautiful starts to happen, you see what “was” in such a different light.  No two days are the same. Never.  Moments cannot be relived.

zen tangle mini 3.7.18

Even if I end up adding only one bit of shading or colour tonight, this little card will have another dimension.  AND yes, even if I don’t get to do anything with the card, today, tomorrow or the day after, I will SEE the card differently with each passing day.

A”story” of my own making…..    Happy sunshine, and many creative opportunities be afforded you today.  If it is evening when you read this, may you be blessed with a contentment of peace in your sleep.



note> it is amazing how we have time to try to unravel the world and things that are totally out of our control, yet we can’t make time,  for  our”SELVES”  we resist.



PL Calendar day 7

zentangle card woodless colour sticks

Day 7

Don’t Strain, Don’t Rush, and Don’t be Greedy

When you are doing something, my may rush things to get good results quickly.  Instead relax and enjoy the process (PL, Perfect Liberty)

origami 3.4.18Remember this from yesterday.  I loved the simplicity of it, I wanted to do it.  To make it easier on myself, I asked the minister’s wife if she could please show me how to do it. Being a visual person, I do better when I see something done  (when it is totally foreign to me and origami is)  Her patience at folding the paper, and refolding to ensure that I was seeing where I had to turn the paper, how to fold a crease etc. was calming.

I didn’t know that I was so  hesitant to do it wrong, that I wouldn’t even try until I saw her do it.  The she patiently led me through the steps, one by one.

Me, “miss get it done” was learning something new,  I doubt it is something I will ever excel in, but I did it.  I have an artistic bent as you all know.  The mediums I do best in, are media that work WITH me, for example, my “style” of work, and my need to watch the process develop (I am getting better) finds me working with acrylic and water paints. Oils and I have not clicked over the years.  Yet I do work with mediums that require over night drying…I’ve never taken to oils.

This lesson has a lot to “say” to me. I know that I will do my best to apply myself to practicing the wisdom in this lesson.

I will do my best.. that is all any of us can do.

Have a good day everyone.. LOVE and Blessings.





a winter’s day

winchester fog

Driving through the take out lane, I saw the fog was lifting. earlier, not even an hour or so, I could see only two car lengths  in front of me

I was heading back towards the city now,  with each passing mile, the sky got brighter

building across from po

bright enough, that I thought to stop to take a picture.  Usually I am driving by this site during the work day, and the road is just too busy.  I may have mentioned that I have been wanting to get a picture before the whole building disappears.  It has happened before, I am driving  along a road I travel many times a week when suddenly I realize that a building has disappeared.

The world around me is in constant flux.  For some reason, the demolition, began at a time that for whatever reason, I missed it.  I happened to go to the post office one day (it is across from this location) and when I drove out, it was a “WOW when did that happen???”  That was in the fall, and here it is February of the following year, and there it still stands.

building across from post office

I did see an opening in the fence.  However, my common sense, held me in check.  No hard hat, and not wearing my steel toed footwear.  Maybe I’ll get a chance another day. LOL if I were to find rust I would be in 7th heaven.

This adventure took place last week, today, I am looking forward to what’s ahead.

PL Calendar 18    Look Forward to What’s Ahead.

There is no use brooding over the past.  Always try to begin each day anew with a fresh outlook.

What a good teaching to start a new week.  Hope everyone is enjoying a long week-end, and is revving up for a stunning brand new week.



Lunar Dog Year

Year 2018 —— Dog (earth )

Dogs are capable and knowledgeable, and it is not unusual to see Dog people in high demand in the job market.  Dogs like to work at whatever career they choose.  Prince William, Elvis, Cher, George Gershwin, Mother Teresa, were born in Dog years

As a partner Dogs are extremely loyal  although they think they know best, it is fortunate that they are usually open-minded. and will be open to advice. Generally speaking with their sensitive and compassionate heart, they do well in occupations or careers that “serve” or work in the best interest of others. ie. teachers, charity workers, doctors etc.

Unlike other Dog years the Earth Dog is less idealistic than most Dogs, the Earth element makes them practical enough they don’t lose sight of reality.

In China dogs are usually associated with justice and compassion.

We are living at a time, when the plus, positive characteristics of the Dog, could stand us in good staid.



Rust on Canvas

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rust on canvas


mixed media

abstract, acrylic, paste, recycled canvas, mega art stones, paint roller, textured Catalyst brushes by Princeton, layering, natural dry,

rust products by Art extra vagance, (Finnabair) made in Hungary

mega art stones -Finnabairn (art ingredients)

In the past I have used sludge from  DeSerres (Tri Art)  I spilled my last jar and have yet to replace it, so the above was done using alternate products found in my inventory.

rust supplies

To achieve a result, often requires more than one product, and when one  ingredient is not available, if we are determined to get the result we are hoping for, we explore what is available, or easy access, and we experiment.  It doesn’t matter if we succeed exactly as we had wanted what matters is that we do our best .. and try.

*** and *** that you are happy and cheerful while you are creating. Happiness is a state of mind. It is the journey that counts. When we are not open to every possibility around us at any given time, it could be a missed opportunity.

Seize the day, make it yours.  Have a great start to a brand new week.  Each day is a new canvas…Play, Explore, Live, take the initiative, be the first to smile and say hello.






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