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leon aug 16

A day at the beach with your favourite people.  Then a sound sleep at the end of the sofa while your human takes a nap.

In PL we learn to appreciate life, not only humans in the world with us, all living beings, and  the material objects that make our lives more comfortable.  Appreciation, respect  are the natural fibres of/in our lives that bring contentment.

PL Principle #3  I will live with a mind of appreciation towards others and things.

Happy Saturday, may it be a productive one for you.

Oyashikiri

 

 

Wordless Wednesday =^_^= pages


What happened to the 13th.?

PC Is telling me it is the 14th today.  I saw all the Tim Holtz Halloween temptations this morning.. and wasn’t rushing out the door to find, said items.  What is happening to me? Those of you who are familiar with my creativity swings… the first sign of cooler weather coming, (meaning fall) my colour palette changes to earth tones, and often I turn to dark creepy and drag out my tombstones.

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There are many sides to our personalities, often we find one we are comfortable with, and that is the one we wear. However you and I both know that each of our friends, or acquaintances, bring out different facets of Me Myself and I.

Think about it. How often will you react in one way with your partner, but should a friend or someone else have said or done the same thing…  your reaction would be different.  There are times we are not even honest or comfortable with ourselves.

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How others see us is not how we see ourselves, nor is either version a true one. Ours is the one that counts.  Ours is the one that has to be worked on, tweaked, and sometimes revised completely.

PL Calendar day 14    – Being considerate of others is just as important as what works for YOU.    Always be mindful of the situations of others, not just your own.  To have a good relationship with those round you always think of what is important to them too.

For me, mixed media 4.18.17

Oyashikiri

 

artwork is mine. 

digital art, done in SL (Second Life)

prepping

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Before working in a journal, the pages have to be prepped.  Especially since I am a mixed media artist.  I use different medium to work on the pages.  I have had so many projects to work on the past while that I have lost track of time.  I simply spend hours in the studio.  This meant, pushing the Xmas cards to the back of the burner, while I prep* pages to work on them.

*work on the pages – doing backgrounds and then priming them with a Gesso that seals the page so the inks or paints won’t bleed when I begin working on them.

Life is the same. We commit to something then before we are done, something else comes up and we juggle. Choices pop up and we have to decide what is the best way to proceed.  I reasoned that Xmas isn’t till December, BUT. I need to turn them in before the fall, so that the agencies can do what they need to do.

Am I procrastinating when I start something else before I finish another project?  The PL Calendar for day 23 ( I know we are not where near the 23rd) ” Once you have set out to do something, it is your job. ” Job? I am retired !!! Then it goes on to say, Once you have accepted a task, don’t make any excuses, continue the job until the very end and make sure the outcome is something you can truly be proud of.

Written words and philosophies can be so confusing at times.  anyone want to put in some ideas.views, give me something to ponder???

Winks at all her readers/friends…..honestly, I really am interested.  Yes doing this blog this evening is a stalling tactic. =^_^=

Reminder  Sunday, (August 11) service is at 10 a.m.  we will be doing the Ancestors’ Day ceremony.  See you all there!

Oyashikiri

 

itching palm

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My Mother used to say, an itching palm means you will be favoured with $ and/or something pleasant. YAY. if I am not to sleepy from the allergy meds, it will be fun.  Another Mother memory is she said ear lobes can grow longer when you age. Mine have!!  Message to self, you still have lots to learn.


PL calendar day 9       It is interesting because  it’s different

Even if someone totally disagrees with you or does things differently you may learn something from them.  Avoid getting trapped in the mindset, “This is the way it has to be,” and free your mind to consider other possibilities.

My husband used to tell me that saving 50% was not a big deal,  he would be more impressed if I learned to save 100% .. Subtle … you think!!  I am still working on this one.

Smiles and waves.. love and love and love.

Oyashikiri

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Chop Suey Thursday

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Why not.  I am on a bit of a rant today.  Where are all the farm toys.  Where does one find a small John Deere tractor, OK it doesn’t have to be John Deere, any old tractor will do. How about an old truck, a hay baler, one of those thing a-ma-bobs that make rows in the earth …little chicken coops, barn, toys that help depict farm life, or life on a farm.

Is that passé .. I guess I have not looked at children’s toys lately.  I found construction, firemen, police, lots of race cars, and space stuff, no farm equpment, or buildings. (second hand, and thrift shops)

Busy trying to locate items for a friend who is doing a diorama of life on a farm, I didn’t get to my doors.  Sorry.  Wait… maybe I have a barn.

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After traipsing around town the last few days.. I feel like the door on the right.  Oh dear, I just flipped open an old PL calendar, it reads.. Your surroundings reflect your state of mind.    Think it is time for a nap.

Happy Thursday everyone.  Tomorrow is another day.

Oyashikiri

 

 

Wednesday – Thursday

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With a prayerful mind, put your heart into everything you do..


PL Calendar day 8 – Discover the joy of transforming yourself…

When you realize how much you have changed for the better, it fills you with true happiness.  Strive each day to improve yourself.

Oyashikiri


We waste time looking for the perfect lover, instead of creating the perfect love.  Tom Robbins

sister project

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Something neither one of us had done before.  Painting on wooden what nots.  A nice quiet activity, but with results that will leave a lasting memory.  Fun.  Having been to Holland, my sister picked the tulips.  I have seen these wooden pictures in the stores, just never thought to try doing something with them.  There is a light in each one.  A very different look when seen at night with the light in the back.

Anyone else given these little wooden what nots a try?  If yes, post a picture, it would be delightful to see your “vision”.  I noted the Halloween ones are out now.  Do I dare try spooky  🐱


PL Calendar day 6     Begin each day with a renewed sense of appreciation.

Always remember that you are here today thanks to God, and thanks to the many people around you.  Lets make each day meaningful by starting out with a feeling of gratitude.

Oyashikiri

 

I used distress oxide sprays (Ranger) on the night scene, with acrylics both metallic and regular paints.

tulips were done with markers

 

 

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