Posts tagged ‘virtual’
Bom Dia, Good Morning, For those of you who do not live in the area, the 417 is the highway that takes one from Ottawa, to Montreal. It is a divided highway, two lanes going east, and two lanes going west . The landscape between here and Montreal yesterday was beyond spectacular.
The weather forecast was rain and more rain. Ottawa was predicted to have heavy rains most of the day. Montreal less so. When we left, we were not expecting a great sun-filled or colourful day. There was no sun, not even a glimmer or hint of sun. BUT the colours were out of this world. Brilliant, rich, full of drama, it was often gasping wow moments. It truly was mesmerizing, I couldn’t get enough of it. Never have I been so enthralled with a rainy, misty foggy day.
My co-pilot was just as blown away as I was, our conversations were constantly being interrupted with our reaction to the scenery we were driving through. Sorry no pictures it was raining too hard, this is an extremely busy, highway. Suffice to say, it was often surreal. The rain was so heavy that it drenched the barks of the trees, so that they stood out, like inked ebony sculptures dripping with leaves of wet glistening golds, and often fiery burnished copper would stand out majestically against a stand of evergreens.
We don’t go out expecting to be presented with endless miles of Natural wonders…. but when it happens, friends, you feel truly blessed. The ride home was foggy and we had the rush hour traffic for part of it, but the ride to our destination, was gift. A picture would not do it justice, we had to live it. Live it we did. What a day, it was glorious, yeah, really… that great. Neither one of us expected such a 3D high-definition all out mind-blowing show…but the heavens provided and we reaped the rewards.
Life can be exhausting, but it can also be simply divine, when you least expect it to.
Norm and fellow door chasers, there is a door in one of these pictures, with activity happening in the room beyond, You can see through the windows.. Actually there is more than one ..
Till next time… you are loved!!!!
Something funny has started to happen, at the end of each day, I pull down a canvas or another form of painting platform, and I recap my day. Nothing in mind, just a glance over my inventory of tools, and my hands and “unconscious” thought take over.
I’ve always said, “I can’t do a journal” when asked if I have a journal, oh, I have lots of potential journals. I love collecting them, but somehow, I don’t seem to be interested in writing in them. OR drawing in them. I did start doing “art” journals, remember that, I got books and was keen on recycling the pages into artistic “expression” I still like the idea, but that “action” evolved, I began to recycle canvas I’d find in Thrift shops, but as my husband has patiently explained, we only have so much wall space
In fairness to myself, I don’t really want to put up all the canvas that I paint. But it does have to dry, AND some I do like to revisit. BUT once I do them, express that one “emotion/thought” I let it go. Working on Acrylic board, canvas sheets, or water-colour pages works far better, I can then once they are dry, store them till I decide to cut one up to use part or parts of it for a background for something else.
And why pray tell am I sharing this with you. In PL, our first precept is #1 Life is Art.
Think about it, many of you I know read my blogs, and you relate, maybe not to all of what I go on about, but some of it definitely resonates with you. With me, my daily lessons come from my “art” my writing, painting, how I deal with a “challenge/opportunity” sometimes, I am a wiz, it works out just fine, other times, like putting paint to paper it really pops, just not the “harmony” you’d hoped or thought would reflect back at you…. PL Precept # 15 All is a Mirror
In PL we don’t do “sermons” we talk about the precepts, and how they are useful to us in our daily lives. Much like you read here in my blogs. I mention this because, over the years, I have been blessed with new friends through this blog who are not PL members but who share with me, their thoughts and comments, I LOVE IT.
Sometimes we begin a project thinking we know just how and what we will do. Over time I have grown, listened, and learned from you, my delight in the world has expanded through the growth of my online, virtual friends.
How does my “garden” grow….. YOU make it blossom, YOU bring your thoughts and energy into my world, and I THANK YOU.
In PL Oyashikiri is a blessing.
It all started out innocently enough. I heard about a place where there was a possibility I could run into, or meet up with the Mad Hatter, and if really lucky maybe Alice herself. had to crawl through a door to do that, and fall down a big hole, but I was game.
Once there what had started out easy enough, was proving to be a big confusing, there were no road signs, in fact, there had been a note earlier in the game saying I should follow the path. And it would be more fun if I had my settings at night.. but you can see, I wasn’t that brave.. I kept to travel in the daylight.
I went in to explore the first building I found, it was empty, but fully furnished I was able to warm myself by a roaring fire. I wasn’t tempted to rest on the bed.. but I did sit a spell on a chair in what appeared to be a bedroom with a lot of books.
When I found my way out of the big spooky house, I sat for awhile hoping that I would be given a sign, or someone would come by… no one came. I did meet a guard at the entrance to the red queen’s palace, but she was no where to be seen. I dared sit on her throne.
I made my way over hills, and through a huge valley of coloured mushrooms, I could hear activity, but didn’t see anyone. When I came across the tea party, no one was there, all the desserts were out, and the tea still hot, but not a soul in sight.
The windmill was beckoning with its welcoming lights at the door, before calling it a night, I thought I go explore. Sigh.. a woman’s work is never done.. I had to mend and sew without any proper light before I could go to bed.
Meanwhile, while I was out exploring, Little Q was at home enjoying a night by the fire, with not a thought in her head to leave her cosy home
No two people use “time” in the same way. The trick is to find what is “right for you, and make time to do it. Every day we get to create our own “chapter and verse”, it was a grand week-end. Now, we have a whole week ahead. Happy start of the week everyone.
I am little Ms Q. and I luv YOU… from my virtual home, I bid you a good night.
avatar (Siamese) is a Dinky (found in Second Life) designer Etheria Parrott Tiny Inc -Dinky shop
Alice In Wonderland sim is also in SL Alice in Wonderland.dsyphoria
model for the human avatar -Dentelle Noir
Q is Qyhat Harbour (pronounced Quiet) friends call me Q =^_^=
Oophs sorry, wrong door, and you can simply close it and go to the next one. It happens more often than we would like to acknowledge. Another project, another impossible discussion with ?, a deadline looming and we’ve not come to a decision.
If we landed in a bit of a pickle, chances are, we by our own actions had a hand in lading us there. Time to stand back and really examine the “door/issue/challenge”. See it as an opportunity.
A door big or small, any shape at all, has always fascinated me, I doubt that will change anytime soon. Even when I know what is behind the door. I want to open the door and go inside. Unless of course it is housework, and dirty dishes waiting on the other side.
Where would you like to be today?
Come on, come outside and play..
we can each take a turn
at having our own way…
do you believe me?
sure you do
I am after all
an another version
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
the hippo you?
that was years ago.
when all you knew was being a Tiny
in a world of fantasy and creativity
where are your clothes
a fine witches brew
you’ve gotten into
it isn’t even Hallow’s Eve
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
we can be anything we want to be
October is the month to play
in a witches brew
come join Q
we wait for YOU
coming to a store near you..
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