Friday, December 9, 2011
Wednesday, December 7, 2011
37 hits -- so far! -- today. OK, so what do I want for Christmas? Number 1 on my list: To see my niece (esp more often in the future) without "distractions." Number 2: That would be a safe place to live...or at least to be safe in the place where I live now! "Distractions" of the past include: Apparently, I was watched on the surveillance cameras by certain residents of my apartment building last Christmas evening, as I walked through the doors of the lobby with a bag full of Christmas presents. A certain resident followed me the next morning, as I arrived home from the Crystal Mall, asking "Did you go out?" But I ignored her and walked away. For most of 2011, I have been relentlessly pursued by said resident, a senior who, it has been obvious to me, in her appearance, habits, and conversation, has a drug habit. Sometimes, God works in mysterious ways to "get the bad guys!" However, I say she is "bipolar" and needs a good psych doctor with conscientious medication monitoring. I feel that she is self-medicating for a reason.This is just my opinion.)"You give your opinion." -- R.C. WHAT DO I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS? More time spent with those who are dear to me. A safe place to live. And privacy to have relationships and actually---a quiet, normal life!
COMING SOON to MAAP! "Crocuses," a colored pencil drawing rendered last Spring 2011. ALSO, more scenes from the Gallery at City Hall, Opening Reception on New London Art Nite last May 2011. And now, my friends, it is time to break for lunch. Time out for a coffee at the corner store, and hopefully, to visit the rams and ewes! Not bah humbug!FOR MORE INFO, go to: http://sites.google.com/site/makingartaffordabletothepublic/ Sometime this afternoon.
(You mean, there's more?)UP NEXT: "Duck Pond" (SCENES OF MINI GOLF COURSE) is coming to the HYGIENIC "Salon des Independants" Winter Arts Festival, kicking off during the last weekend of January 2012! Opening Reception: Saturday night on Bank Street. It's an 18 x 24 Oil on Canvas, with a unique blend of the modern mixed with our historic past right here in our backyards at Ocean Beach! (NFS)The art show runs through mid February 2012. Admission is FREE. Includes refreshments and small fee for bottled drinks and wine.
"No matter how the wind howls, the mountain cannot bow to it." ...With all due respect, Your Excellency, I think I've been away from home long enough.... "The flower that blooms in adversity is the most rare and beautiful of all."(SOURCE: "Walt Disney Pictures Presents: MULAN. Special Edition, Disney DVD. Copyright Disney. (2004 Release) Buena Vista Home Entertainment, Inc. Burbank, CA. For more info, go to: http://www.DisneyDVD.com (Denise...Denise Dances...Dec. 7, 2011!) Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!xxoo.("You should watch Mulan, Auntie Denise. Keep watching it. You should watch the first one.")...I think you should, too. :)
Those who opt for a WARRIOR theme become the heroes who step up with anonymous courage to go where they're needed and join the front lines of the challenge at hand. They're our fire fighters, our paramedics, and honest police officers; our astronauts, pioneers, explorers, teachers, and researchers; our volunteers in the wars against crime and drugs; national disasters, teen violence; suicide, hunger, and homelessness; our soldiers ready to protect peace and equality throughout the world; in general our risk takers, whose devotion will always be more apparent than their individual identities. Unfocused, the fearless aggression of the warrior can become destructive. But when it directs that aggression on the peace, safety, expansion and healing of the global and universal communities, the warrior theme can make history. (SOURCE: "Life on the Other Side," by Sylvia Browne, New American Library, Penguin Putnam. New York, NY. Copyright 2000.)
"Ye are the salt of the earth: but if the salt have lost its savour, wherewith shall it be salted? it is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under the foot of men. Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hid. Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house. Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in Heaven." (Mathew 5: 13-16.) THE HOLY BIBLE, King James version. Copyright 1978 by National Publishing Company. THE GIDEONS INTERNATIONAL.
"Throughout history, God has used people to do amazing, extraordinary things. Yet all of them had to take a step of faith first. They had to confidently press forward into the unknown or unfamiliar before making any progress. They had to believe they could do what they were attempting to do. "Achieve" comes before "believe" in the dictionary, but the order is switched in real life. It's important to note that, in many cases, successful people have tried many times and failed before they ultimately succeeded. They not only had to begin with confidence, they had to remain confident when every circumstance seemed to shout at them, "Failure! Failure! Failure!" Consider inventor Thomas Edison. He once said: "I speak without exaggeration when I say that I have constructed three thousand different theories in connection with the electric light, each one of them reasonable and apparently likely to be true. Yet only in two cases did my experiments prove the truth of my theory." (SOURCE: The Confident Woman Devotional, page 191. FaithWords: Hachette Book Group; New York, NY. Copyright 2011 by Joyce Meyer.)
Be sure to check out LYNN RICHARDSON, "Academy of Uncommon Gardens" at CUMMINGS ART CENTER, campus of Connecticut College, New London, CT through December 9, 2011. ALSO SHOWING at the Shain Library: Ongoing exhibits in the Charles Chu Asian Art Gallery. Check out the colorful prints and mosaics, featuring oriental birds such as the crane (or egret); fish, flowers and water. This show is a real "steal!"
Tuesday, December 6, 2011
Tomorrow....WARRIOR! "Salt of the Earth." COMING SOON TO MAAP! "Crocuses!" and scene from The Gallery at City Hall in May 2011. (Is anyone listening out there? And does anyone even care?)Regardless, I will be putting out my final posts in this last month of 2011, December! I plan to keep my MAAP website up and running...with my focus on creative off-line projects (involving the things I do best; art & writing, of course). With thoughts on Freedom of the Press, I strive never to resort to the "yellow journalism" popular of the day...but to always practice integrity. COMING SOON to MAAP! "Crocuses." And "Fall Scene of OASIS at Alewife Cove." FOR MORE INFO, GO TO: http://sites.google.com/site/makingartaffordabletothepublic/