Sometimes we find ourselves bogged down with everyday stuff, stuff that is routine. We are human, so we can get swept up in daily life-stuff, like paying bills, grocery shopping, worrying about paying bills, or worrying about what to get for groceries! Ha! Ha!
Let's stop for a moment, let's breathe. We can stop and just relax. We can just...be...
In this painting, When She Found Herself, we have a woman who is letting things go, allowing herself to really feel the beauty of the natural world around her. She's at peace, she's one with the energies of the day. She has found deep zen, and it's amazing.
Take a day and go off by yourself. Take the day slow and easy. Close your eyes and put your bare feet in the grass. Take it all in and feel great to be alive. X
In this piece, The Strength of Greta Thunberg, I wanted to show the resilience and commitment of her. Imagine what it would take to summon the courage to go against the grain, to go up against big business, oil and gas companies, and powers of the like. It would be intense.
I really admire her, her tenacity, strength and fortitude. What an example of INNER STRENGTH she is! I'll keep on painting in my way and flow. People tell me that is my strength. This gives me my get-up-and-go.
She inspires me. May she inspire you. as well.
Someone who likes my art bought my book dealing with my turbulent life as an Aspie Artist and sent me this pic. I really love it. She's reading it by a pretty river on a nice day. This was so great for me to see this sort of picture. She told me she's loving the book. I'm enjoying the fact that I happened to add something to someone's day.
She inspires me! A thank you to her.
If you think you might enjoy this book, here's the link:
Black lives matter. How much? Don't be stupid! Do you have any idea what some people have endured? Do you know how much some people are abused because of who they are? If you don't, you've been asleep at the wheel for a long time.
Have you ever been turned down for a job, or place to live, or anything for who you are, what nature made you? Some people have! It's heinous. I have not been turned down in these situations, but I have the insight to know that it's horrible, wrong, and there's no excuse for it! I happened to come out white, so have not had to put up with such evil. You've heard of white privilege. Well, this is what I was just talking about.
It's good to shake your human head and think of others, and what they may be going through. After all, we all have to share this world.
In this painting, we have an empowered female figure. She's strong. She'll keep going out, despite the hardships. She can be an example for us all. We can learn much from her. Let's be strong and learn together.
This Corona virus is annoying. It's annoying because a lot of life has closed down! That's nuts.
Most people are taking a hit in one way or another. This virus can kiss my red rosy ass. Tell you the truth, the commercials about it are dumb and irritating. I don't want or need to see Conan O'Brien sitting in front of his computer screen looking like a fucking dork. I don't need to be constantly reminded about the virus or that it has magically made us be "in this together". Bullshit! When have we seen humans really ever be in anything together? Never, not really. Humans tend to do whatever the fuck they want on their given day. That's why there are still so many starving people dying and children sick from being poor. You may want to remind yourself of this next time a COVID-19 commercial comes on and you feel uplifted. You'll be a better person if you live in reality and reason, at least you'll be living in more honesty. Now, THAT'S a better person. Oh, yeah, remember to wash your hands.
Have you ever walked an empty beach? Have you ever taken the time to be by yourself for the entire day? If you haven't, you should. There's something unique and healing about being alone, sometimes. The noise of the world and its people can get to be a lot. It's crucial to get away every now and then. It's powerful for the mind and body.
Men, imagine what women go through, the kids, the women who work AND have kids, and take care of some man! Ha! Ha! I'm being slightly cheeky, but you get my point. Getting away can be especially important for women. Of course, men should take alone time as well.
Next time you're feeling bogged down, stressed or listless, go to a quiet beach, listen to the waves, the gulls, feel the ocean breeze on your face. You'll start to feel the healing that the magic of being can bring. X
When you least expect it, something unusual happens. This unusual thing is Greta Thunberg. Some are already trying to forget her, allowing this COVID-19 business to overlay everything. Well, as bad as the virus is, and yes, it's a horrible and tragic thing, people like Greta and what she stands for, matter forever.
People in business suits, the stiff and pretentious ones, the douchbags, the money-grubbing piggy-piggies of our fucked-up society, hate Greta and everything she stands for. Of course they do! They care about making lots of money, maintaining power and control, and basically keeping the honest voice down. What the fuck ever happened to the voice of the people???
Maybe next time you're walking down a big city street, ask yourself, "What really matters in my world, THIS world?" You have only ONE world. Try to care about it.
Art can come forth and have power from difficult circumstances. Is is worth it? You're damn right! XX
The journey called life, it's a crazy ride. It can be difficult, sad, wonderful, peaceful, religious, non religious, spiritual, non spiritual, free-flowing, independent, crazy, dangerous, and anything else you want. But, in the end, it seems what's most important is love and caring with the little, quiet moments mixed in. This is my cat, Gypsy. She's an angel and devil. If I have an emotional support animal, she's it! :)
She greets me every early morning, lays beside me on my favorite chair, and enjoys a rub while she awaits her breakfast. Cats don't really ask for much, good and healthy food, clean water, some attention, and lots of sleep! LOL...
Gypsy is full of spunk. She loves to play...with ANYTHING!! She's very affectionate, even cuddly, and loves love.
At the end of the day, if you have a kitty, or dog, you're a lucky soul. X...
The human being, the homo sapien, it's a complex creature, capable of horrible acts or wonderful caring and contribution. When I was younger, the world was a very weird place, fraught with traps and snares. However, the world was also filled with so much beauty and excitement for me. You see, it really is how you choose to perceive things, this life, this journey, this experience. How much joy, fun, work-contribution, gifts you have that can be shown and used, is really entirely up to you. NO ONE can stop you except for YOU. Is life really bloody hard some days? You bet your sweet ass it is! But we have to go through that stuff to see the amazing stuff. If you don't take chances and listen that small voice deep down, you'll never get to experience the deep, raw and majestic stuff that is waiting all around.
Why I chose to live a life where I'm honest about what I've seen and experienced is because I want people to know that I truly embrace life and who I am, my individual stuff. We can inspire each other. We can learn from each other, whether it makes us laugh or cry. Laughing is therapeutic and so is crying.
One thing that comes to mind that really opens up the floodgates of becoming an open human being is to go outside in your bare feet, stand on the earth, really feel that, really take it in. Soon, there is an awakening, a deeper "seeing" into perhaps what we can do, what we can contribute, and what we're made of. Will you bring thunder or will you be too afraid to let your stuff out?