Sunday, December 13, 2020
As a kid I used to go caroling in our neighborhood .. and I could not carry a tune in a bucket .. lol .. yet I was asked to go caroling every holiday season.
I have my little tree on a stand and plug it in at nite and I have been listening to traditional xmas music too.
When I saw this article on FB .. I had to go read it :) Hope you enjoy it too!!!
Happy Holidays from me to you & yours!!!
Kolyada: The Old Slavic Winter Solstice | Kolyada: The Old Slavic Winter Solstice (patheos.com)
Wednesday, November 4, 2020
The election was yesterday .. I voted DEMOCRATIC: up and down my ballot .. starting with Joe Biden and ending with our local races.
.. as expected AND as NORMAL .. we do not have a clear winner yet .. votes are still being counted in several states .. there was a RECORD-BREAKING number of votes .. but .. below .. THIS is what I posted on my personal Facebook wall this morning:
".. win lose or draw - I feel so betrayed today
I am not sure how I will get involved in my local community in the near future being that I am nearly 70, no longer drive and little doggie cannot be left home alone in the apt .. but I will figure it out and channel my inner Dr King Spirit of NEVER GIVING UP & moving mountains .. EVENTUALLY!!!
Dr King was a wonderful man .. I admired him while alive and I still admire him today!!!
Tuesday, June 16, 2020
|Over the years, I have been accused of being a nice person many times .. many have detested me for being nice. I did not really understand so I just never really paid a lot of attention to it since I am normally a happy person|
UNTIL I became an elderly single woman that felt life-draining depressingly unloved & unwanted & worthless with zero reason to live
AFTER someone online .. seemingly deliberately .. took advantage of my kindness, generosity & loving heart.
I HEALED .. and the experience did have some beneficial health effects in my recovery from Dementia process - it was far cheaper than any Occupational Therapy would have been .. BUT .. I still need to work more on my boundaries!!!
I do not know if it is possible for me to unlearn living in auto-TRUST mode.
I do not even know yet if I WANT to live in an auto-UNtrust mode.
Here are a few of the articles I read this morning
- Why Would People Dislike a Nice Person?
- 10 Things Nice People Do Differently That Make Them Achieve More
- The Dangers of Being Nice
- Sensory Overload Meltdown
- The Art of Autism: One of my favorite quotes is:“If you’ve met one person with autism, you’ve met one person with autism.” – Dr. Stephen Shore
|I just replaced the computer monitor on my desktop .. the old one just quit working one day.|
I did not think to buy a touchscreen monitor even though I have been wanting one for years - I love the one on my slow ancient Win [7 upgraded now to] 10 laptop.
I have a drawing tablet my family bought me for Christmas - simple & uncomplicated to use.
|My entire family have amazingly awesome physical art/drawing abilities that I do not :(|
But I am the one that WANTS & NEEDS to create art as a work career as well as a daily life need to communicate.
Art communicates. Art touches people where they live. Art connects us to ourselves as well as to each other.
My new touchscreen monitor arrives tomorrow :)
Sunday, June 14, 2020
The time line of my art career:
- I started oil painting.
- I got involved in the Print On Demand [POD] movement [mostly graphic design art] and had some minor successes there
- while also working in the corporate world full time in various website, technical & art capacities
- and started working with watercolors and inks
- then the POD stuff came apart at the seams & left me reeling and disheartened
- then my Corporate art career ended for various reasons including bizarre health issues
- and I was wandering in a sea of confusion for several years.
- SOMEHOW along the way I managed to find a door back to the ordinary world .. more or less .. while still pursuing traditional art opportunities using paper & canvas and silk scarf dyeing.
- My brain cells that are left have rearranged themselves to suit themselves.
- 2020 - digital painting as well as traditional painting are STILL works in progress.
- but I have the storage space added at Fine Art America to put it online once I do :)
- I have this blog to post my new art as well as
- my Twitter &
- personal Facebook &
- MeWe accounts
- and not quite sure yet what I am going to do with my TWO personal domains
I do NOT think as fast as I used to do .. and Little Doggie shrieking aka barking makes thinking more difficult! But life is good!!!
Saturday, June 13, 2020
Gaia Tree - 1st Draft
|This morning I finished a painting that I had started a few days earlier.|
I have been struggling with all this social isolation as well as the tsunami of political horrors I see happening in America daily while the Coronavirus also daily rages and ravages our Country and our people.
Being at high risk means I am alone and have been ..mostly.. & social distanced .. for months now except for the Little Doggie. I miss daily in-person conversations & interactions with peoples who talk with and to me :)
Being an extroverted introvert means I really miss ordinary daily human social contact like
Friday, June 12, 2020
Anyone who knows me knows I have an opinion on everything and I
am happy to share it .. even unasked for .. lol .. so it should not
surprise anyone to discover that my little doggie is also a VERY loud
and opinionated little critter too!
He tho is MUCH cuter than I am so he gets forgiven for his opinions faster than I do :)
I have this hanging on my door to remind me to be much more patient with him and with me :)
When he needs grooming, he looks like a dustmop :)
I have been doing a lot of coasting along since I got to North
Carolina the end of August 2019.
First there was my serious vision issues which meant I had to have two cataract surgeries .. Thanksgiving & Christmas .. which then I had different vision issues .. amblyopia aka lazy eye complicated my healing afterwards .. lolol .. that was unexpected .. and then just as I was able to see and drive again .. CORONAVIRUS and Stay Home happened to me and the world.
I have not gotten my new glasses after the surgery YET due to the Covid-19 virus risk .. it does NOT seem like a good idea for me to go a doctor office full of elderly people in varying stages of health from before, during or healing stages of eye surgeries.
I have always loved the festive decorations and traditional carols and discovering other peoples holiday traditions. As a kid I used to go ...
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Earlier I told a friend on FB earlier that I had lost my digital painting directional path for awhile. BUT that I think I have rediscovered ...
Gaia Tree - 1st Draft This morning I finished a painting that I had started a few days earlier. I have been struggling with all this socia...