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aggh -wot is the problem

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While my latest card says to Dream and Be Happy… I’m trying to find the balance between discomfort and ”darn that hurts”  It is distracting. On talk show radio today while driving around from errand to errand… (I was being productive) there was a feature on how Emergency rooms are having to deal with dental emergencies, and are not equipped for the problems they are seeing.

It seems there are many people for one reason or another don’t go to a dentist, and then suffer terrible pain at some point when they encounter a severe tooth problem.. ie. they need a root canal etc.  They are in so much pain, the doctor says they can’t answer a question properly the pain has distracted them so much.

As I listened, and wondered, hmmm is the pain subjective?  I myself was caught by a sudden burning sensation in my right ear.  Ooohhhh that hurts as I put my hand up to the ear, trying to sooth it with some warmth from my hand.  Then I remembered that the dentist had told me that I had the equivalent of a sprained ankle in my jaw.. and I was to rest the jaw, not chew down on foods that would stress the jaw.  He said “it is a warning sign” that if I didn’t take care of the situation now.. it could lead to bigger problems.

Even suggested a mouth guard.. yes … a mouth guard… and he gave me an estimate of the cost for such an appliance. Oh dear… I recall making a mental note, to **try to talk less =^_^= **  ** refrain from eating pistachios for a while** and try to eat foods that were easy on the jaw, like soups, etc.    The discomfort was an instant reminder that I have not been following my “good intentions”

Even the finding of great fancy scissors that another crafts person parted with and a wonderful discounted bargain price failed to take my attention away from the “raging” ACHE in my jaw.. which shows itself through the ear.

So.. my obvious lesson today, is to stop being lazy .. and stubborn.. lazy, not taking the time to make and eat homemade soup that is nourishes and soft and easy on the jaw.. stubborn, thinking that I did it for a few days and that was enough, I knew better??? Wot! So if I have a discomfort, whose fault is it??………………….MINE

It is called owning the decisions we made and the results of……

Oyashikiri

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the results of cleaning my brushes on the back of a book… liked it so left it that way the black is gesso

silent voice

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Sometimes when I’m driving, I get half formed thoughts, inkling of ideas, nothing really pithy, just thoughts drifting in and out as I wind my way through the traffic along the highways and side roads.

Sometimes there is a particular sentence or catch phrase that will stick with me, today it was “silent voice’  I was coming home from church, its been a busy week with my Mom having to be moved to long term care, (all this in a very short period of time)  So I’ve not had the quiet times I usually have on a daily basis to regroup.

If I try to focus on one particular task, I get restless, and I need to find a way to slow down, “chill” as we used to say.  I was cleaning out a box, sorting the contents to get it ready to recycle, when I found an inexpensive canvas I got somewhere, with some kind of print all over it.

Without really thinking about it, I got out some of the old paints that were in the box, and threw some on the canvas .. using the brayer, which of course, didn’t work well, the canvas was not well-stretched over the frame.  The paints were a lime green and a fuchsia type pink, old enough that they were not well blended.. but I didn’t seem to care, I just persisted with the brayer till I covered the canvas.

You can see, I then began to wipe some of it off using an old brush that had a dry tip… somehow the silent voice saw a pair of eyes .. and that is what I tried to find.  when the voice stopped. I stopped.  that is the way it works for me.  I feel much better.. my Lemur called so, because that is kind of what it reminds me of, is sitting there, content to watch me as I type.

Life is what it is, isn’t it.  We all have a silent voice, we just don’t always hear or listen to it.  I’ll see what I think when I wake and visit with him tomorrow.  Yes, I feel it is a “him” or would that be hymn  =^_^=

Oyashikiri

shades of white

white-banksia-rose-flowers-1s white against a back ground of green

what a lovely picture you’ll see

the fragrance of a flower in bloom

will  touch your senses

with a magical sensory tune

cloud-and-sky

white against a sky of blue

a sigh will escape your lips

as you dream of a place

under tropical skies and

lazy sun drenched afternoons

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yet white against a sky of gray

can make for a very dull day

the white is still white

but we see it in a totally different way

think about it

how many times

have you looked at someone in a different way

only because

their background

coloured your way of seeing them

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my sister painted me a hobbit house

sometimes, I think

yeah, this is where I want to stay

lost in a meadow of sheep

where I can while away the day

and at night, turn in for

a fitful sleep.

everyone needs a place to stay

when they need time

away

from a world that can in disarray

Q

Oyashikiri

 

 

 

 

Chop Suey day

 

 

“Chop Suey” is a catch-all,  means a little of everything.  today was a chop suey day.  I started this post with a couple of videos that had me watching them with great attention, although I can’t even tell you why.  They appeared on my screen and, hey… I watched.  since I never follow a recipe, I’m not sure, why I was so mesmerized.. however, you gotta know..I’ll be eating shrimp in the near future.

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Wow a tree with branches.  this was another of my “oh ” moments… the clear sky through the branches had me aiming up into the sky, there was a bird singing, and I was captivated by the song. You will note there is no bird in the tree.

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Here is another of my “OH” moments, I saw the shadows and had to capture them, I parked and walked towards them, like I was being called by a voice I couldn’t ignore.  They really caught my attention, the sun was over head in such a way, that the shadows reached out towards me.

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So absorbed was I, that I had no idea that I had my friends waiting for me in the church wondering where I had gone, and what was I doing.  So much so, that sweet Yumi (new to Canada from Japan, by way of Argentina) had come out in what had to be COLD for her, in only a sweater thrown over her shoulders.  Her main language being Japanese, she smiled politely when I explained that I was enthralled by the shadows. she is so precious, I just love her.  In a short time, she and her family have become such dear friends.  Temperature was just around freezing today.

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What is it that captivates, and captures our thoughts and imaginations, why is it that what is ordinary to some is so magical to someone else.  Today I was for sure, in a zone … tha was mine alone. Yes I interacted and enjoyed conversations with friends and acquaintances I met along the way.  But part of me was wanting to gather tools for my visual expressions.  At the second to last place I stopped at, before heading for the grocery store and the supper ingredients, I walked around a corner and came to face with this picture.

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Oyyyy hello….  I didn’t want to bring it home, but I did want to include it in my day.  This one was unframed,  Next to it, in a beautiful hardwood frame with a gallery light on it, was this picture, side by side they were.  Perfect.

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So different, yet part of the one.  I had a good day, it was what I call a chop suey day.  How was yours?  I hope you had a productive and happy day.  I am off to stir fry some shrimps… =^_^= did you guess already…

Namaste       –        Oyashikiri

I will stir fry them in garlic and black bean sauce..

shell them and eat them like popcorn at my leisure.

 

Life is Art, Vida es Arte

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This is a picture of the artist Frida Kahlo, who at the age of 18 had her life completely changed, due to an accident. She had been intending to attend University and become a doctor.  The accident changed all that, she was hospitalized for some time, over her short life, she possibly underwent some 30 surgeries.  Her life and her art can easily be found by sourcing google.

In this picture with the use of a mirror she is painting on her body cast.  She had a life full of drama and adventures her name was linked with many public figures.    Always she painted for herself, she is quoted as saying “I paint self portraits because  I am so often alone… because I am the subject I know best”

Another of her statements ” I am not sick, I am broken, but I am happy to be alive, as long as I can paint”

When I read about her, and saw her work, I could see the pain in her work, she was known to work slowly, patiently and she expressed her pain, emotional and physical, through her works.  Born in Mexico, it was where she wanted to be, and that is where she died.  She created some 200 paintings,drawings and sketches all related to her personal experiences in life.  When reading about her life, we see adjectives/words, like turbulent, painful, colourful. I saw determination and need to express….

 

L'Eternelle Idole, by Rodin

This is by another artist that has made history with his work.  Rodin.  This is the marvelous piece called “L’Eternelle Idole”  I implore you if you want to read more about this piece to visit, The Alchemist’s Pillow  The words written to describe this sculpture brought it to life even more, then by just looking at it and taking in it’s every nuance.

Everyone is an artist, only our way of expressing what we see, feel and think, is different.  Unique to each one of us.

In PL we say, everyday is a new beginning. PL Precept #18  Each Moment is a Turning Point.

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have a happy meaningful day, express yourself in a positive way. Love is everywhere especially in and around YOU!

Namaste      –      Oyashikiri

 

Native Code of Ethics

 

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“Native American Code of Ethics

Rise with the sun to pray. Pray alone.

Pray often. The Great Spirit will listen, if you only speak.

Be tolerant of those who are lost on their path.

Ignorance, conceit, anger, jealousy and greed stem from a lost soul.

Pray that they will find guidance. Search for yourself, by yourself.

Do not allow others to make your path for you.

It is your road, and yours alone.

Others may walk it with you, but no one can walk it for you.

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Thursday, is the eve of a brand new year…

I know I am looking forward to enjoying all that will come my way.  I send out positive energy and good wishes to each and every one of you..It is my hope that we will all benefit from the lessons and adventures we had in 2015.

May the joys in life, fill your world with great abundance and blessings.

Good health, happiness and a very happy New Year.

Namaste     –      Oyashikiri

colour high

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I landed on a page that was full of colours.  Lots of colours … my thoughts were arrested, what, where, when .. why was I so fascinated by the colours.  As I looked I found myself drawn in, captured in the moment.  The moment held….. it lasted….

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yes, of course, the fusion of colour, the energy of the abstract, nothing conformed to what we see in reality, this was an outer body visual high.  could it be…………?? ———————- a  natural high

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ah HA!… I caught you smiling………  do you remember too……………  have you found your ‘Zen” ….. the light is dazzling, it IS hard to look away… come on now.. have you been caught up in the spell…   are you remembering another time… admit it….  you are smiling….. bright colours make us cheerful… happy….

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We tend to live in darks, grays and monotone, there was a time when we saw colour, lots of colour, the mood was light and full of love.

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my choice….  is to love ……… love in all its splendour ………………yes there can be cloudy days, where the colour takes on a pastel hue ……………… but a good true love……. is colourful rainbow is here to stay ………………..  It is me and you!  …. so let us all share a smile today…………………. pass the love around.

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Love is a powerful antidote to any challenges that come our way.  When our hearts are filled with love, there is nothing we can’t do.   Really ………. truly ………………. pure love ……………………. transcends all.

namaste        –          oyashikiri

PL Precept # 1 – Life is Art

PL Precept # 11  Always be with God

PL Precept # 10  Love Yourself abd Others

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