Art and the philosophy of life

Archive for August, 2015

Be nice to birds…

Rubber stamps

Rodin’s study for The Thinker

IMG_2289Musee Rodin, Paris, France

The Andromeda Galaxy in all it’s glory…from Astronomy Picture of the Day

http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/astropix.html

Artists4Peace call for artwork for OCTOBER

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OCTOBER 2015 Monthly Topic:

Break the Cycles of Abuse!

Let’s work together to shine a light into the darkness.

Send in your art, music, poetry, etc. that focuses on ending Child Abuse, Domestic Abuse and Bullying, etc.

Whether the abuse is physical, verbal, sexual or emotional it ALL leaves scars.

Let’s do all we can to Break the Cycle!

Special Challenge: What are 5 Things that MEN can do
to stop violence against women and children?

Submission Deadline October 1st
Selected Entries will be posted October 15th
Send in your contributions NOW to: artists4peaceproject@gmail.com
☮ ❤ 🙂

Gigi and Melanie

Artists4Peace

ANOTHER REMINDER THAT WE NEED YOUR WORK
FOR THE SEPTEMBER ISSUE

SHOW US YOUR PEACE

Clothing, Jewelry, photographs, picket signs, books, poems
pictures, hippie stuff 🙂  records, whatever you have that relates to
what you did with or for Peace

There’s still time to get your work in
so send your submissions to:

https://artists4peace.wordpress.com

Melanie needs to hear from you right away so don’t delay

Thank you 🙂

Journey…

Rubber stamps

Books…

 

 

all
the
books
we
have
ever
read
are
alive
within
us

 

 

each
story
displayed
in
its
own
unique
way
according
to
our
individual
personalities

 

 

stories
words
and
ideas
never
die

 

 

they
live
on
in
their
readers

 

 

because
to
those
of
us
who
love
books
the
words
are
as
important
and
as
life
sustaining
as
the
blood
that
runs
through
our
veins

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Monet’s Garden…

Giverny, France

Okay, so…

here’s the thing.  So many people have said to me, “if only s/he would do this, or be that, or stop/start doing something,” and I always say the same thing, “why don’t you change and be more like her/him?”  People usually just stare at me because it never occurs to them that other people would like THEM to change as well.  Apparently we all feel that we are okay the way we are but everyone else could use improvement/change.  LOLOLOL  The things that drives us crazy about others often works in reverse for them and we drive them crazy too.  Everyone wants her or his own way.

If we read, it does’t mean we can’t get someone else to read anymore than someone could get us to stop reading.  No matter how many reasons you give to support your position, the other person has just as many.  The thing is…we can’t be anyone but who we are and that should be okay.  No one should have to change to fit into anyone else’s life.  If you can’t stand the habits of a person, move on and let the person be who s/he is someplace else.  Because believe me, people would like all of us to be different for them.  It doesn’t make any sense at all, when you think about it.  We all have different wants and needs and we have to find the person, or people who are already like that.  We don’t have the right to redesign anyone to our specifications.  And, when you think about it, we always want what we want, never stopping to think that other people wish we would change because they don’t like the way we are either, so it’s all just so silly.  And yet…I never stop hearing people talk about how they wish someone else was different…while they never offer to change for the person they are talking about.  Hey, I’m just sayin’.

Amazing and gorgeous photographs of wild birds…from Bored Panda

http://www.boredpanda.com/bird-photography-birdwatching-stuart-bulman/

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