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halloween, sept.7Will I ever grow up, probably not, there is a part of me that loves the creative fun of the October season.  The leaves start to change colour, the air in the mornings is fresh and crisp.  Makes for a happy me.  OK I confess my preference in life is to living happy.

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I know of one of you for sure, that is groaning and shaking her head as she sees this post. “it is still September ” she will moan.  But giggle and groan, Boooo Whooooo, this is a smile per page.

PL Principle 12  I will get up pleasantly in the morning.

I will never tire of saying, be happy, make that your choice, and the goal you have for every day and night.  When I play with my stickers, paints and ideas, I get right into it, it is about me, me little old me, enjoying myself.  Let us not forget the stolen hours, checking out thrift shops and crafting places for the materials, It is not about spending, it is about searching out the hidden treasure that will work (maybe) to help in your redesigning of an old book,  or putting colour down on a fresh blank canvas.

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Norm the door opens, but once in, you are own your own to find a way out..

link to Norm’s page   

howling time

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LOL the howling month approaches.  Love end of September, and all of October.  Witches, goblins, spiders and bright vivid shades of oranges, blood reds and black. It is time to dig out the dies, stencils and paints. Yahoooo where is the glue.

OK so not everyone is enthusiastic and carries on like I do.  But a roll of big bright ribbon with pumpkins and black cats… wow what a blast. here they are ready to be part of my stash

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I had so much fun, just finding the right shadows to go with the ribbons.

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Having fun is what life is all about.  Happiness is… living each moment to the fullest.  At one time I would have cropped out or photo shopped out shadows etc.  Now I find that they are part of the moment, so I leave them in.

canvas torn

I found a picture of some torn canvas that I had happily ripped into shreds for a project.  I think I still have some, so will go in search of what is left.  I feel a new project coming on.. inspiration is rounding the corner.  Time to rock and roll!!!!

Have a good day my friends.

PL Precept # 2  To live is to express One’s Self.

gelli art 2.20.17

text, photos and artwork, Q

ribbon- MultiCraft Clearance Centre -Ottawa,On,Canada

Chop Suey Tuesday

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With the goings on in the world today, I’m never sure what will greet me when I first listen to the news after a lovely night of sleep.

I first wrote this little poem back in the fall of 2007, I made a few changes, to share it with you now…. have fun, let your imagination flow.

How eerie the night

when everyone looks for a fright

carved pumpkin heads

leer with evil delight

their eyes bleary and red

their lopsided grin

sends a chill from within

children cheer with delight

when ghosts go bump in the night

So tuck yourself in

don’t let the news of the day,

scare your good sense away.

Once upon a time, October came once a year

Now it seems, every day is one the speaks of fear.

Really, let’s think on this, do we want to live this way

I pray each day, that our friendships

will flow and grow

till each and every one of us

in reaching out, will overtake

the negativity spread by “others”

and put pumpkins back on the table

 in tasty pies that we will gladly share

with everyone, for they will be filled with

 thanksgiving, love. friendship and appreciation,

stock ingredients of  our every day.

Blessings.

 

PL Precept # 11  Always be with God.

Q

 

 

witches brew

4-years-agoOH my, look at you

what on earth have you gotten into

certainly the month of October

brings out the devilish urge

to prance and dance

in outlandish attire

in full view

hippo-me-years-agobut really, do you remember

the hippo you?

that was years ago.

when all you knew was being a Tiny

in a world of fantasy and creativity

q-having-fun-jpgoh dear… oh dear

where are your clothes

a fine witches brew

you’ve gotten into

it isn’t even Hallow’s Eve

9-28-13_008quick into the pumpkin

hide behind the pumpkin’s silly grin

what are we to do

when the full moon

comes into view

dear oh dear

I do believe we have a case

of October-itice

10-30-14_002there are times

we can be anything we want to be

October is the month to play

to dabble

in a witches brew

come join Q

we wait for YOU

redrum-knife-head-photo

hahahaha

coming to a store near you..

Q

PL Precept #1   Life is Art

have fun, explore allow your creativity to flow

if you visit virtual worlds, you have lots of room to play.

where ever you are.  be present in the moment

and enjoy being YOU

wake up

hospital,Glenn Dale MD

We have all passed old abandoned buildings such as this one.  Even in residentail areas now, you can often find a home that just no one seems to want to live in.  There is a feeling that hangs around the place, making it very uninviting.  A recent experience had me visiting a well known teaching hospital.  From the outside it looks big, modern, and for an institution, one could even push the envelope a little and say … it was welcoming in a cold clinical kind of way.  It seems these days that there is always constrution going on .. trying to make room for the many patients needing beds or care, either In-patient, or out-patient.

hospital NY abandonedThis picture was found on the businessinsider.com  Picture was taken by photographer Christopher Payne when he visited North Brother Island a 13 acres island between   the Bronx and Ricker’s Island, the building was abandoned in 1963.  It had once provided housing for World War II veterans previously it had  been a hospital for those quarantined with contagious diseases…When he  visited Payne had hoped to find buildings completely intact what he found was ruins. He told Business Insider “It looked like it had been abandoned for a century”

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Has the world changed .. have you been in a hospital room lately. We don’t often think of hospitals until we end up in one. Trust me, you should be thinking about your life, your health, and how you want to stay healthy and out of a  hospital.  you can go in not feeling too well, and come out even sicker

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In every city, small town, even a village, there is a park.  A place to get out and enjoy nature.  At this time of year, if you live in parts of the world where  the fall season is a riot of colour, one of the best medicines, for feeling good, is to get out and enjoy a day in the country, or walking  a park trail  Wake up to the natural wonders we are surrounded by.

NY, central park

NY city .. a city known for its concrete and high density population, yet, it still makes room for places like this. quiet spots where you can escape daily pressures of life.  Such  places are everywhere, even our own backyards.  The trick is to take the time, to enjoy them.  You owe it to yourself, and your loved ones, to stay grounded in nature, to be alive with the joys of life, spurring you on….October is when Canadians celebrate Thanksgiving.  Give appreciation for the bounty of goodness in your life….Believe that abundance is yours. Wake up to possibilities of a healthy life.  Make this Thanksgiving, the first one of many.

Namaste     –     Oyashikiri

October is a month where we harvest our past,  and move into a new beginning

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Happy Monday the 30th. September

Happy Monday the 30th. September

Well dear reader, today is the day, tomorrow will be October 1. October is the first day of a month of bewitching crafts,art pieces,ATCs,fun with my paper and embellishment supplies, all month I get to play. Of course it wasn’t always this way, at one time I had a 9-5 commitment that took time away from doing fun things,like draw witches and goblins, graveyards and bats, decorate envelopes before sending out a greeting to a fellow artist and friend.
We are never too old to express ourselves with markers and stickers. Wish we had dollar stores in the bygone years.

PL Precept #1…Life is Art

If you are an artist, or craft person, writer,architect,parent,cook, housekeeper, it doesn’t really matter what we do that fills our world with “fun”, we find a way to get what we want to do done.

In life,in all situations, I try to apply the same attention and attitude to all challenges and detours I find in my path.

When the enthusiasm is there even if not a “perfect: day, it is a “worthwhile” day, I live and learn. we are asked to Listen with our hearts and minds to those around us, to give them our full attention. I’ve had to learn to do that for myself as well.

Some days I just have to retreat, and have a “me” day. What was the expression used at work,”a wellness day”. The fall for me is a time to come alive, I know to many it is spring that does it for them, me… give me a fall day anytime.

Fall is when we get to do fun things for the N. American Halloween, and the start of the gift making for the holidays.
The Canadian Thanksgiving and the American one are on different days. And of course in PL we celebrate EVERY MONTH!

Enjoy today everyone, do something special for yourself or a loved one. Think ahead to the delightful crisp fresh rejuvenating days of October. Don’t groan, as they say in the egg business, Get Cracking!

Blessings to each and everyone one of you on this happy happy morning.

photo -virtual world of SL -by Q

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