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Chop Suey Tuesday 18th

oct journal pageHappy September 18th everyone.

First I want to thank you all or your birthday wishes.  I was away for a birthday outing yesterday, when I came back I was overwhelmed by all the messages and good wishes.  Wow, it is going to be super awesome year, I have been jet propelled into a new year.  I am truly blessed, I say thank you each and every day!

oct rust 1 page

While some look for pristine, blank pages, I work at making mine look old, and sometimes, like here, I strive to make rust, and dirty a page, this is my playtime. Yesterday was spent visiting places in west of downtown Montreal, looking for paint, inks, and any and all other artistic, creative tools, to be found,  It was an all day event that I got to share with two like-minded friends, needless to say, it was a lot of fun.

rocks oneoct rust page

Every person is unique, we each and every one of us, expresses ourselves in our own way.  What rocks one person, can be a total turn off to the other, yet when we are on a search and find mission, the enthusiasm of the other person’s excitement when they have found something that has fired up their enthusiasm for their craft, that is catching.  It is smiles all around.

In our travels as we headed back towards Ottawa, I found Catnip who I knew would be perfect for my October Fright journal.

Sharing happiness with friends is a blessing.  What better way to share a birthday celebration, Catnip will always remind me that my 2018 birthday was not only  great.  It lasted for days,  Today I am off on another adventure.

PL Calendar for 18th.  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.

Oyashikiri

 

 

 

blueberry day

 

cukes 4

you are right’

there is not a blueberry in sight

the cukes are fine

certainly not the same

is a nickel a dime?

oh gosh and darn

maybe a tomato, cucumber sandwich will do

nope, the thought does not appeal

Only blueberries will calm

so sound the alarm

I will be up at dawn

for that sweet, tantalizing taste

of fresh blueberries sold by the case

water colour 3.30

Sometimes we just have to make do

there are no blueberries, there is nothing to do, but wait.

tomorrow will be another day.               tomorrow will come and I will no longer want blueberries.. maybe?  What do you think?

Sweet dreams dear friends.  If your cloud floats near mine, please wave.

Smile as you pass by,  I will feel your vibe… and pass it on.

Oyashikiri

 

 

 

happiness is

 

congeeGood evening dear friends

I like to share.  I tried this new product today 5 black grain congee. totally unknown to me, I saw it, and after reading the label decided it was time to give my taste buds a change. Black rice, black soybean, black glutinous rice, black sesame, mulberry fruit and goji berry  Doesn’t that sound simply yummy.  I followed the directions for cooking it in my rice pot.  I had it with Chinese BBQ pork thinly sliced and a bowl of steamed Chinese greens.

journal pageFor dessert I played in my studio, starting a new page in my October junk journal.  For some unknown reason to me, I enjoy the fun of October.  This is my second ‘art’ journal dedicated to the silliness of witches, bats and things that go bump in the night.  Non fattening too.

There need be no reason or rhyme for the “hobbies” or fun things we do to relax, as long as we take the time we need for ourselves to recharge.

Plan to do something different this week, try something new, spend time with someone you haven’t seen in a while.  The boost we get in bringing new vibes into our routine, really helps us to rediscover our own possibilities.

zentangle card woodless colour sticks

Oyashikiri

 

day 20 PL Calendar

aug-20-susan-tanya-e1534764156496.jpgYou are you others are others

You have your own way of doing things and others have their way of doing things  Don’t worry about what other people say.  Simply take care of the task at hand

Good morning everyone, we are beginning a new week with more sunshine.  I woke up thinking about how often I am struck with the fact many people spend their waking hours searching for something that they already have.  Reality.  Think about it, we live it every moment of our lives.  The key is for us to be aware of our true selves and to take responsibility for the lives we live.

aug 20 Susan TanyaTake time to look beyond the immediate vista before you.  Often you will discover there is a whole new “happening” within your reach and in your realm of possibilities.

Life is a kaleidoscope, a myriad of natural wonders that the Universe provides in abundance for us to discover and enjoy.

Take yourself out today for a walk into happy spaces lets work together to make this world a happier place.  Share your smile with a happy heart.

Oyashikiri

 

orange text PL Calendar

abstract art by Q

Ink and paint

ink spotHello

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.ink spot

Experiment, have fun, be playful.  Enjoy today, it will never be back in the same way.

Oyashikiri

domingo, segunda feira

water colour 3.30

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.

Oyashikiri

 

don’t hold anything back

fantasy pony 3.15.18

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.

Oyashikiri

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