Greetings everyone… A bright sunny day shines before us. I started a pen and ink last night, but of course, since I do mixed media, I of course played with different mediums.
Life is much like when we begin a painting. We start out with an idea, and as we progress with our idea, we find that we want to either add or subtract from our possibilities. The advantage of course of a visual on canvas, is that we can stand back and review what we are doing. If it is really unsettling, and we don’t like it, we can either paint over it, or throw it out.
Not so in life. that is why we encourage the practice discussed in today’s calendar lesson.
PL Calendar day 7 Don’t strain, don’t rush and don’t be greedy
When you are doing something, you may rush things to get good results quickly. Instead, relax and enjoy the process.
Experiment, have fun, be playful. Enjoy today, it will never be back in the same way.
Sunday Monday – Happy start of the week everyone….
Bom dia…thought to start the week off with some colour. this was a water-colour I started, it has advanced several steps since the picture, but.. that was the beginning or part of it anyway. Blending, and marrying of different colours, adding texture, and different strokes applied with changing the brush. Sometimes it works, sometimes it is a surprise.
Life is Art, (PL Precept #1) how we decide on what steps we will take, to address challenges/opportunities, will dictate the outcome. We can either accept what we “see” or take creative measures to embellish or completely change what “was”
PL Calendar -day 2- Be Forever Young and Seek New Challenges
The world is constantly in motion and never rests. Keep your senses sharp and be ready to adapt to the ever-changing world.
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.
came by to chat
look your cherries are dripping, I say
go away, she purrs
they are ripe and oozing bling
ah, never knew cherries to bling
that is because she purrs
you are a bee
and you sting
what could I say
I am made this way =^_^=
PL calendar # 23 Appreciate our differences
Appreciate the colourful personalities of the people around you
and enjoy their uniqueness to the fullest.
Good Morning everyone…
I am working on a new project, this is how far I’ve progressed since the other day. Working with the medium I am using I prefer to let the layers dry before I move on to other layers.
Plus the layer I am working on might have to be done in stages since it is “come as you are” inspiration. Meaning, I work on it when I am “feeling it” Some projects get finished others do not. Simple fact. I long ago learned that I am happiest living in the moment. I am not a planner in the sense that I map out what I will do next fall, or next year.
As it turns out this has become a blessing for me. My husband having been diagnosed with an aggressive cancer, we live each day, happy to start a day, and to once again share the happiness of being together. Every day is a huge blessing, one we are grateful and thankful for.
In the book “the power of kindness” by Piero Ferrucci, he has 2 lines that stands out for me. “To remember is to live. To forget is to die”
In PL we have the 21st precept. Live in Perfect Liberty.
Today we start another day, I wish you joy, happiness and all that you desire to make it a memorable one.
Till soon Q
Collage, my creation upper left.. the rest, virtual art from Second Life.
Enjoy your day, let the happy flow into the evening light
Wave as you fly by.