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.

Sunday, April 2, 2017

Living: Why I quit using the no poo method




After 4 years of using the no poo method of washing my hair (baking soda and apple cidar vinegar), I am finally calling it quits. My hair was so dry and brittle. I just am not a conditioner kinda gal. I tried using oils, but it seemed to make the other reason I am quitting the no poo method worse. OIL BUILDUP. It seemed that all the clarifying methods I tried only worked temporarily and over time stopped working all together. The copious amounts of oil created a gooey film on my scalp that I could not seem to clean. My comb and brush were always full with lint and this gooey oil combination and I just could not stand it anymore. Click here to see the playlist of my no poo method journey if you are interested in knowing how the process works.

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Creating: 19/365 Right in the Nose A Photo a day.

19/365

I decided to go to the art museum today to search for a picture. Just when I was about to leave. The security personnel approached me and asked," You know about the two pieces outside?" I didn't. But I knew where they meant they would be. I went outside and saw an exercise class. The artwork was interactive. I was asked to join the class. but I declined. I asked to take photos and caught this, "Right in the Nose."

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Living: Montreal Freezing Rain

Today I ventured out around 10 am to go to the Redpath Museum.  I knew the weather was going to change from cold to cold and raining, I just didn't know when it was going to happen.  When I stepped out of the Redpath Museum,  I noticed it was nice just cold..  I decided to go ahead and make my way to the Centre-Eaton Mall to see the Wax Figures in the Grevin Museum.  I really wanted to see Andy Warhol and  Zombie boy.  When I  made my way out the doors of Centre Eaton after visiting the museum it was drizzling.  I went to step and immediately noticed it was super slippery.  There was no way I was going to walk the streets and sidewalks easily, so I decided to duck into the metro.  After I ran my errand of returning a mason jar  to  La  Panthere Verte (that is how  they pack take out food and you return the glass mason jar for a return on your $1 deposit.)  I walked a very short and slippery slope up to Sherbrooke Street and decided to take the bus.  The bus stop was close to the corner and a stop was right across from the hotel so it was perfect.   I stayed in the rest of the day.  I ate vegan ice cream, and drank vegan hot chocolate and watch TV in French.

Sunday, January 1, 2017

Creating: 365 Photo a day for a year journey

I had tried this before, the 365 - a photo a day for a year challenge and did not make it through.  I am here to try again.  My photos are posted in a flickr group and I will be blogging some of them here.  Here is the first one.


I was walking toward the back of the Mont Royal metro station in Montreal, Canada, when I noticed all these beautiful chunky pigeons roosting on the edge of the building.  I realized those edges  were vents.  Smart warm pigeons.  Something from inside shook and spooked some of the pigeons.  As the pigeons flew back, I grabbed this shot.

Friday, December 30, 2016

Living: Montreal Night

For the 375 Celebration, the 375th year for the city of Montreal, several monumental sized lighting shows were made.  One was the lighting of the Biosphere on Jean Drapeau Parc with different colors.  The Biosphere was created for the Expo 67 in Montreal by Buckminister Fuller and was the American Pavillion.  I haven't been inside but I love looking at it when I come here.  I went to the Parc  just to capture this image.  I love walking around Montreal because there is always something of interest to see and  to learn about.

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