Share Your World – April 23, 2018


 

 

Share Your World – April 23, 2018

Share Your World – April 23, 2018

 

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If you could have an endless supply of any food, what would you get?

Now that’s a difficult question!  Chicken, pizza, chocolate, empanadas, Oxtails, mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes,   I could go on for days!!

List at least five movies or books that cheer you up.

The Bible

Any book or novel by Zora Neale Hurston, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Chinua Achebe, James Baldwin, Langston Hughes, W.E.B. Du Bois, Nikki Giovanni

The Autobiography of a Yogi  Paramhansa Yogananda

Comedies like Madea or Mel Brooks movies

The Matrix

Daughters of the Dust a movie directed by Julie Dash

 

If you were a mouse in your house in the evening, what would you see your family doing? 

 

The Mouse would see my cat Sylvester coming towards him. His tiny rodent life would flash before his eyes right before Sylvester breaks his neck!

 

List things or events that changed your life?

Giving my life to Jesus Christ then Rededicating my Life to Christ as an adult.  My relationship with God began to mean more and take on new significance especially as age and disabilities set in.  My faith has helped me deal with the ups and downs of living.

 

Complete this sentence: Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No it’s…

Superman!  Yes I’m a Baby Boomer!  George Reeves the original Clark Kent and Superman for my generation!

 

 

What genre of music do you like?

Gospel, R&B, Soul, African,  Funk, Jazz, Disco, Classical,  International/World Music.

 

What did you appreciate or what made you smile this past week?  Feel free to use a quote, a photo, a story, or even a combination. 

 

Three things that make me happy are taking photos, creating artworks and being outside on a warm sunny day!

 

 

 

 

Seascapes Sea-Escapes Photo Spouts


Seascapes Sea-Escapes Photo Spouts

 

Okay Folks, I was able to find two Fan Brushes in the basement therefore this Waterfall attempt might be somewhat better.  As you can see I’ve added tiny nighttime photos to the first one.  The photos have saved the painting giving the effect of cascading along the waterfall.

I do realize that these paintings are Wonky but one has to start somewhere.  Personally I’ve always enjoyed the simplicity and directness of Folk Art and self taught artists.

On the second one (without photos but two waterspouts on either side of the Waterfall), that I just started you can see that I used the Fan Brush with much better effects. Must improve my wrist action. I will never be the next Monet but I’m enjoying the experiment.  My goal is to take my Mixed Media Photography to New Levels.

 

 

Seascapes Sea-Escapes Spouting Photos
Seascapes Sea-Escapes Spouting Photos

 

Seascapes Sea-Escapes Spouting Photos
Seascapes Sea-Escapes Spouting Photos

 

Seascapes Sea-Escapes Spouting Photos
Seascapes Sea-Escapes Spouting Photos

 

 

Waterfall using Fan Brush
Waterfall Using Fan Brush

 

 

 

 

 

 

I’ve nowhere near the expertise of Bob Davies  or Darrell Crow

However I will keep trying. Gives me a fun indoor activity to do during these cold winter days. Eventually I will advance to the Midnight Moon River phase with Lady Jane  ~ Painting with Jane

Painting A Waterfall With Acrylics

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Share Your World – January 29, 2018


 

Share Your World – January 29, 2018

Share Your World – January 29, 2018

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If you had an unlimited shopping spree at only one store, which one would you choose? Why?

I was gonna say Macy’s or Bloomingdale’s but then I’d have to tote all that stuff home so I will say Amazon.com.  They deliver. You can space out the deliveries and basically they have everything one could desire.

What is the worst thing you ate recently?

Well I try to stay away from food that upsets my stomach which would include fast food so I leave Mickey D’s, Popeyes and all those other greasy food joints alone.  I’m trying to get back into eating healthy or at least less of the bad stuff

 

 

Name five things you like watching…

The ocean waves ebb and flow along the beach.

Waves along any body of water

The Night Sky.  When I was a kid I Loved being outside in the summer observing the stars and making wishes

 

 

 

Sunsets

People watching at the Park especially Central Park or at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden

Artists at work.  The Main Bldg where I used to work has a Copyist program. Copyists are Art Students and/or Professional Artists who come to copy the Old Masters Paintings.  Fascinating.  I’ve had the opportunity to see artists from all over the world. Even made friends with a few. Incredible talents and gifts.

Subway Artists & Musicians and Street Performers.

 

Nature. Animals. Birds flying, Butterflies, cats, dogs mostly my crazy cat Sylvester.

Parades ~~  New York City has parades for every ethnic group in the city.  I’ve seen the St. Patrick’s Day, African-American, Puerto Rican and Steuben Day Parades.

Notice I did not say TV because I do not own a TV. Gave it up years ago.  Now I do watch Forensic Science, Mysteries, History shows and of course Hair videos on YouTube and movies on Netflix.

What did you appreciate or what made you smile this past week?  Feel free to use a quote, a photo, a story, or even a combination. 

 

As Always Stephen received an Excellent report at AABR his Day Program/Training Center!  Go Stephen!! He continues to excel in every way! My brother Stephen is my Super Hero!!

Awesome
Wonderful
Excellent
Super duper
Outstanding
Marvelous Miracle
Extraordinary

The Chatty Grim Reaper: Columbarium Ether


 

 

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The Chatty Grim Reaper: Columbarium Ether

 

 

The Chatty Grim Reaper: Columbarium Ether

 

Spirit, Mind and Matter Over Flying Divergent Tangents

Lightening ushered forth from out of the ground, a phenomenon that startled Rhyan long enough for Khia to engage her powers.  She committed acts of Ambrosia upon sacred grounds/Lands/Earths & Soils.

Powerful transcendent alchemy shook forth the Soils. She could not allow Rhyan to access the Grimoire. Khia had memorized the Grimoire of her family. The Grimoire ancient books of spells, amulets and talismans, charms and divination had no desire of it’s own but took on the plans of those who possessed it.

Transmutations of Triffidious EchoOsis

Strange plants began sprouting of the ground. Extra terrestrial super vegetation consisting of typically short plants with long narrow leaves, growing wild or cultivated on pasture, odd seed pods appeared strays from regurgitated bird food from winters long past that decided to grow.

These grassy reeds once summoned grew forth and multiply engulfing surrounding wild meadows. Roots spread like a little Army.  Reedy Battalions lurking under the ground, awaiting Resurrection.

Softly illumined by a canopy of glowering green pods filled with a mixture of alien embryos nurtured at Necropolis North a Chartreuse within the sylvan constellation a beautiful busker-boodle consisting of Flying Tangents populated by elegant Cherry Red Full Lipped beauties distributing Jankers.  Killing them with Self-Propelled Witty Knives.

As Seen Through The Panopticon

Sprouting Transformation threatened to open the Earth and Swallow them Whole. Sprouting Candelabra hands.  Etheric messengers and mystical travelers at once engulfed the land. Shores began to ebb and flow. They were Met with such unbridled force that produced crystallized earthquakes within the windstorm.

Khia had to use the full force of her Khemetic powers to contain worlds of changing Discourse. Khia’s strength was being tested within internal war zones for Rhyan had summoned Dhani the Destroyer from her cerebral cortex. Dhani and entity so powerful that it had the power to transverse worlds, universes, galaxies one’s thoughts, memories and desires with the ability to externalize itself into a fully fleshed creature.