Happiness after a hard-fought game. Sorry Ottawa, but, Yay Penguins. Sid you are the best! born in Halifax, Canada, he is an amazing player, all round professional who earns the accolades he gets.
Somewhere along the way, I became a den mother to three dolls. I wouldn’t swear to it, but I think Tanya* had something to do with it. I went from finding a doll that kinda reached out to me, to have two more who like being dressed and combed. Do you think this has anything to do with as a parent I was a Mother to a very talented young boy, who grew up to be a gem of a son.
I was part of a group of artistic souls who made one of a kind dolls. We scoffed at the ladies who played dress up with the young dolls as shown above. Preferring our out of the box, one of a kind creations. One should never say never, we simply do not know what lies ahead for us. Or how we end up somewhere we had no idea that it was a direction we were going.
The small cloth doll you see, in the middle is one I made when I was sewing and felting,I was trying to combine the fibre for felting with scrap material I had. My own version of a rag doll.
Salmon pasta salad made with fresh vegetables. Red sockeye salmon, tad mayo, and dash of Himalayan salt. Tempting me to go have my dinner.
Happy week-end to everyone, a long week-end to my American friends, and a busy walk/run week-end here in Ottawa, lots of events going on…
Oyashikiri – Blessings !
Spent a lazy day, painting and trying to resolve a technical problem on the PC. Am I the only one who asks, PC or Apple? I have both, each has their own special features that I enjoy. but neither satisfies me 100%
Such is the way of life. A philosophical conversation years back, Can a husband and a lover be one and the same? Or do you have to settle on which qualities you want to spend the rest of your life with.
Don’t you just love the solid look of this old charmer, it has been so well looked after. While someone wanted the top one, but has left it out in the elements, the inside of it is ruined.
This beauty was ready to roll. The dealer wasn’t open when we happened by, and there was no signage on the vehicle. So I was left with no choice but to steal a kiss and run. =^_^=
Our Honda Ridgeline was secure in the knowledge that she can accommodate all 4 us, in a way the two seater could never do….You may love the wicked ones, but it is the solid good drives that keeps you humming from year to year. =^_^= .
I appreciate a good-looking body, especially one that has been well looked after. You can always tell when there is pride of ownership. Today we take too much for granted. Life is to enjoy, and living is about exploring and discovering. When we are internally happy, the world is a beautiful place.
PL Principle # 3 I will live with a mind of appreciation towards others and things.
PL Precept #10 Love yourself and Others.
Under the sea
are colourful bumble bees
how can that be
in art, the mind is free
to express all that it can “see”
PL Precept #1 Life is Art
All in life is possible,
when we believe
and trust in “God” to live in peace
World Peace is Everything!
original mixed media by Q (Dymoon)
you can knock all you want
but you can’t come in…
so you found me
you can look but you can’t see
Someone was here before you
you need only look to find the clue
shuttered and closed, I may be
but still I leave you with history
you can see it, just by looking at me
I can be found anywhere
you need only dare
to look beyond the main streets
please believe that I still live and breathe
behind the door, you will see my core
the memory of another time
still lives within the walls behind the door
my floors still wear the marks of what was,
in the many years before, I am waiting
please, don’t stare, come in… and close the door.
Isn’t this just the greatest natural doorway into a small paradise. Maybe not what we usually call a door, it does not open and close, but, Wow, I have to say congratulations Shirley, this is a stunning piece,. I look through and see so much that captures my imagination.
A lazy bear, resting in the afternoon sun. His nose pointing towards the sky as he breathes in the clean fresh air. The water so calm and blue, I wonder if I’d dare to wander through the doorway in case I am tempted to dip a toe in the sparkling water or like the bear become part of the amazing natural wonder that is calling to my senses. I want to find a place, sit and while away the rest of the day.
Dreams and magical vistas await us every day. It is up to us, to make time to go out and play.
PL Precept # 1 Life is Art
PL Precept # 11 Always be with God
photographer-Shirley Keen, NZ
Colours of my day…… of late instead of writing in a journal, I do a colour piece, mixed media, these pieces, are either stand alone, or I will use them for backgrounds to other works I might be inspired to do.
Colour plays a part in my day. I love colours that speak loud and clear. Probably because I like life to be clear and uncomplicated. I spent part of today, calling what friends of my Mother’s that are still around to let them know the memorial is coming up soon. Like her, they are up there in age. It is more a courtesy call, to let them know so they are not forgotten. The memorial will take place right down town, not convenient for parking.
As beautiful as they are, all flowers eventually wilt , dry up and fall off. They are so vibrant and joyful when in bloom. I feel so alive, so bad ass healthy. Too bad, when I catch a glance in a mirror, I’m not sure who the person looking back at me is. I say to myself, I’m like the bark on a stately tree, I get better with age.
To celebrate my husband’s birthday, we had dessert.. which is not something we do often. There are advantages to celebrate the passing of time =^_^=
PL Precept #18 Each moment is a turning Point.
PL#21 Live in Perfect Liberty