Happy Thanksgiving to one and all, I know it is not a holiday in the States, but you are still getting the good wishes. =^_^= We all need some positive vibes these days.
Where I am, we are back to a being on serious lock down, people are being asked to allow at least 28 days of remaining close to home, no social gathering, or extended forays into the city if it is not required.
Please stay safe, stay positive, and enjoy family visits via virtual means if at all possible.
Today is also the 10th day of the 10th month. auspicious time.. =^_^=… we could get an early start to perhaps doing something we haven’t done in years. Let’s send Christmas greetings by snail mail. !! Now is the time to try making your own greeting cards.. or drafting a Season’s greetings news letter. 2021 is less than 3 months away!
Enjoy the moment while you wait. Things come about when they are meant to happen. Think of what you can do for the time being, and don’t rush the outcome.
Everyone who is a doll collector goes through many phases, and eventually find what “works” for them, what they enjoy the most, me, I like to play in making, or creating a figure, and seeing what expression I want to play with on that given day, what my inspiration nudges into happening.
Don’t give up! Stick with it, as many times as it takes. Sometimes you want to just throw in the towel and say, “I give up”, but that is the time for you to dig deep and push through. Your sincere effort will invite a good outcome.
Perfect Liberty 2020.1.6.
Landscapes by Eclair (Pacifique, virtual world SL)
Meet Blythe doll #1, I say #1 because I have another one on order. I took Blythe to the doll club meeting yesterday, but didn’t get a chance to introduce her. I suspect she will come with me again to the meeting in November. We meet once a month.
Things never turn out like we think they might. My experience through life has been to roll with the dice. I had started to explain about items I had brought in to share, however, there was so much to cover in a two hour period, that I simply didn’t have the time to talk about the fall, October, November, when we in North American celebrate Thanksgiving as a yearly holiday. October for us in Canada, and I believe it is in November for residents of the United States.
Sitting with Blythe 1 is a pin cushion my sister knitted for me while she watched TV with me and chatted. Something I have not mastered. I do one or the other, but not at the same time. =^_^= For those of you who will ask, that is an upside down Chinese skull cap, and that is the pigtail hiding off to the side/back.
The Blythe doll, is an artists “toy” she wears a wig, that we can change, her skin comes in different colours, and you can buy different coloured eyes for her. The artists who play with her actually do her makeup, redo hair, dress her (her body is smaller than her head) There are two screws at the back of her head, so that you can get at her eyes.. the lids come down and you paint on those too.
So why the second doll. Because … I want to take this one apart, and play. That is what creative inquisitive individuals do. =^_^=
There is a saying or song.. Life is but a dream…. in mine nothing is impossible. Some discoveries are more fun than others, but all are interesting and worthwhile.
Guess who is having fun in her studio! Silly goose me! October is jut around the corner, I have begun my fall inventory.
PL Precept #1 Life is art!!
Every day is a new beginning, every page will tell a different story. Door # 3 has a couple more pages to do, I ran out of the card page I wanted. It will be done this week.
You have heard me say often enough- Finish what you start… Especially on a creative art piece. Each piece has its own feeling, its own identity, when you leave something too long, it is no longer that same vibe when you pick it up again. You have changed. Yes, every day, we grow, we learn, we advance in our “story” No two days are alike.
PL calendar day 2 Live each day filled with hope
Even in those situations when you feel trapped with no way out, face every challenge with purpose and enthusiasm and you will always find a way.
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!
Even if someone totally disagrees with you or does things differently, you may learn something from them. Avoid getting trapped in a mindset. “This is the way, it has to be” and free your mind to consider other possibilities.
Historically , a Katana was traditionally known as a Japanese sword, used by the samurai of ancient and feudal Japan. However, my Katana is a DC Bombshell collectible. Her real name is Tatsu Yamashiro and her superpowers – martial arts intuition artistic intuition, and enhanced swordmanship. You can of course read more about her on the net. In the comics she is sometimes a teenager… But mine is grown up, ageless =^_^=
Why Katan, DC and Marvel have dozens and dozens of characters and possibilities. It was actually my niece who gave me the idea. She herself had recently picked up a Superwoman. That brought back memories for me when I was growing up, Linda Carter was the blue eyes beauty who played her in the series that was on the telly.
I related to her super powers and her dedication to good, and the service of her abilities in helping others.
This is from the Wikipedia Katana is a fictional superheroine that appears in comic books published by DC Comics. First appearing in 1983, Katana is a samurai warrior whose skill with a sword allows her to fight for justice as a superhero. Her tragic backstory includes the death of her husband, Maseo, whose soul becomes trapped in her blade, the Soultaker. Katana has been featured in various DC Comics superhero teams, including the Justice League and the Birds of Prey, but is most commonly associated with the team known as the Outsiders, a team of heroes hand-picked by Batman to act as his personal black ops team, handling riskier missions.
PL Calendar day 7 Your enthusiasm will pave the way
Your enthusiasm will fuel your efforts and creativity and will spread to those around you driving new developments.
Have fun today, who will your alter ego be =^_^= ?
Thanks to my niece who inspired me to get out yesterday and have a grand old time rediscovering a part of me.
craft supplies for the butterfly and fly display that is being created came from MultiCraft and Gifts. 2210 Thurston Drive, Ottawa 1-800-267-6360 link MCC Arts and Crafts
Words are wonderful, words can do so much, however, as I wrote about my adventure to and from Montreal the other day, my thoughts were in colours. Try as I might, I wanted somehow to express the emotions of colours in a more tangible way. I have a canvas on the go too, but am not ready to show you yet. I am on stage 3 or 4 with this book cover. This will be my November December art journal, or Junk journal, whatever, which ever it is a book I will use to play “art” in.
That means that I will play with it, use it, daily or when the time is there for me, to interact with it.. and allow it to become. =^_^=
When we love what we do, or are doing, it may have its “opportunities” but we will creatively enjoy each step of the way, learning all the way.
PL calendar day 4 Enthusiasm will make things interesting
When you put your whole heart into what you are doing, you will begin to notice many important details and your creativity will blossom.
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.