Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Creating and Appreciating: hygge

I love coming across new words. For some reason hygge crossed my path on the internet. Once I read what it meant, I understood why I came to learn of this word. It is a Danish word. It is when one recognizes a special feeling or moment that is ordinary or extraordinary but is cozy and charming.
     So lately  I have just been enjoying the comforts of my toasty bed, the feeling of fuzzy socks and just being alone in my house with my cats -- all hygge moments.

Thursday, January 4, 2018

Living: What I wear when it's Freezing

I have been wanting to do this video for a long time and I finally just went ahead and did it. I hope it contains some useful information.

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Creating: brush lettering

I  have been practicing brush script and really enjoying it.  I started taking a class by Jen Schow. I really enjoy the style of Amy Tan though and I couldn't find her brush script class online so  I started learning the formal basics from Jen. I analyzed  Amy's  style  to produce something similar to her kid friendly looking script.

Monday, January 1, 2018

Creating: One Little word.

Ali Edwards, a scrapbooker, artist, creator that I have admired for years, has a concept she trademarked called  "One Little Word." It is the concept that you pick one word to help you focus your efforts for the year.  My word is "create", but  I have extended it to be create, share, repeat.  I plan on blogging more.  I know  every year I say that.  Well I am saying it again.  I plan on sharing more of my stuff.  Sometimes  I just sit on most of it.  Thank you for reading  my blogs  and I hope  you can leave comments and share your life with me as well.

I started to learn how to do brush script.  So as my first share I am posting the result of my beginning practice lettering.  Happy New Year 2018 everyone.

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Appreciating: Inspiration Jacob Fellander How to Unlock a Portal

During Art Basel,  I had the opportunity to see the work of Jacob Fellander.  He creates photographic images using a  technique involving multiple exposures. He travels around the world creating these images.  The prints are large scale.

Seeing his artwork inspired me to start a series of urban multiple exposures that I love.  They can be seen on my facebook page for my photography

Saturday, August 26, 2017

Appreciating: The Power in People

I went to see the Jazz concert at the Museum of Contemporary Art and  I saw these two  people on a bench.  I  walked  passed them several times when  I felt the need to go over and  ask them  their  story.  I  simply walked over and  said," Hi, would  you tell me the story behind the braces?" She said  she was in a car  accident and was in a coma for six months and her ankle was effected.  The doctors gave her a wheel chair  but she refused  to  sit in it and so she  can walk now. She  told  his  story.  He was in a motorcycle accident and was in a coma for 4 months and  his knee has hyperextension.  Then  she  told  me, they met and got married and had a baby girl.  She named the daughter, Faith. She  said you have to have faith in yourself because no one is going to have it for  you. They come to the Jazz concert events often and sit in the first row.  I  hope you can tell from this picture she is a beautiful soul and he kinda just goes with the flow. I asked to take their  picture because I wanted t remember the power of them and their story.  I  offered to email them a copy, but she said they don't have email or fancy phones. They have  each other.

Lisanne Lyons in concert, Moca Jazz series  August 25, 2017

Friday, August 4, 2017

Appreciating: Visit to the P.A.M.M.

I  decided to go to the Nu Deco Ensemble to present Sacred Geometry at the Perez Art Museum in Miami (PAMM)Sacred Geometry is a meditative electro-acoustic performance on visual sound patterns generated by resonances of sound waves with music by Ricardo Romaneiro and live visual projections by Christian Hannon. Before that event was a drink and dj event.  People just gather around outside the museum and  socialize.

I love the expression on her face in reaction to what is in the bag.

The museum featured a repeat  installation from their Opening day called For Those in Peril on the Sea (2011), an installation by Hew Locke.

Here is a video from my experience in the Haroon Mirza installation.  The  sound was suffocating after even a minute.

The light and sound performance of the Nu  Deco  Ensemble was serene and relaxing compared to the Haroon Mirza.

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Appreciating: Chronic Pain -How I found my Cure

In this video, I begin sharing my story. It is not in chronological order. The pieces of the puzzle that I remember and use did not occur to be in order so the video will seem to be all over the place. These messages are meant for people to think about their lives and the lives of others and hopefully find a parallel connection. My wish is for all other to discover the healing cure for themselves. I had chronic pain in my knees, back, and feet. I had anxiety and panic attacks. I had restless leg syndrome. etc...

Saturday, April 8, 2017

Living: Montreal 2015

I was cleaning my camera cards for  my next trip to Montreal, Canada when I came  across some  video footage I had forgotten  about.  It was from July 2015 during the Juste Pour Rire festival.  I  especially love the parades. La Parade Endiablee (The Fantastic Parade) featured a massive amount of  twins in costumes.  That parade is one of the best I have seen in  Montreal.  The  video and audio of the music footage is straight out  of the camera.

Monday, April 3, 2017

Living: Botox, what happpened after I stopped getting the injections

I  decided to start botox injections several years  ago  to reduce  the  lines on my face from  the  expressions  I was making, because  I  scowled  alot even without knowing I was doing it.  After the injections, my forehead was smooth  and  beautiful!  I  was delighted!  Problem  solved; no  more scowl  expression!  Every  six  months,  I returned to the dermatologist's office for another 6 month  dose. After a few years  I  decided to see what  would  happen if  I took a break for  a month.  My  face immediately went into the scowl  expression, but I noticed  something else.  Please  watch  the video  for more information.


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