I’m really big on intuition, too often we ignore it and then later realised we should have listened to postcards from the heart, as I read it described somewhere yonks ago. I always “know” what is the right house for us when we move (although we’ve been here in North Cyprus for five years which is a miracle in itself!). When we were looking for a new car, we drew up by a car yard in Kempsey, mid-north coast of New South Wales, and “knew” which car was meant to be ours, a Subaru Outlook which had a sort of light glowing around it. My husband was a bit taken aback when I said we’d take the car but agreed later, after I’d explained what had happened and we’d driven it home, that it was a brilliant vehicle. And I dreamed the date of our wedding, a voice told me in my sleep it would be 23rd July 2004 which turned out to be one of the warmed, sunniest days of a wet, dreary summer.. I always listen to my intuition when meeting people and it’s never let me down. I believe it’s an integral part of ourselves and, when we meld it with our logical side, we function as much more well-balanced human beings.
I love images of humming birds and I thought that this image with the background reminded me again of staying positive in a challenging world. I make a point of reading good news stories and about the kindness of people around the world as it shows me again and again that the good in this world far outweighs the negative.
I created this in the middle of the night when I couldn’t sleep – decided to seize the opportunity to make creative use of my insomnia and create some art. Again, digital art with Toolwiz, image of hawk from Pixabay. Having completed this, I climbed back into bed and went fast asleep – mission accomplished!
This image was created from a photo of a tidal area in Australia, and overlaid with a pic I took of a yellow-orange gazania in our garden in North Cyprus.
I called it “Always Look on the Bright Side of Life” because there is so much miserable stuff going on around the world, we need to remind ourselves that love, light and laughter still exist to brighten our lives. And it’s still okay to have FUN!
As the Latin expression goes “Nil desperandum carburundum illegitami”: Don’t let the bastards grind you down!
I sat and worked on this on my Lenovo tablet this afternoon. I had no idea how much you can create with apps on a tablet, like a whole new creative door has opened for me. My favourite app is Toolwiz, an amazing app with so many functions that I still keep finding new ways to create art with this app.
I’m also rather indebted to President Trump because the awfulness of him and the swamp around him is inspiring me to work on creating images of beauty and colour rather than the turgid grey and black of the billionaire bloodsuckers.
One more post to finalise and then I’m off to sit with my foster dog, Rolo, who – after seven months with us – is off to the UK early Thursday morning to his new family. I shall miss him immensely but I’m so glad we were able to provide him with a holding space until a new family became available to offer him a loving home, complete with garden, cats (he loves our cat) and someone who works from home each day. So he’ll be a complete lap dog with company so he can loll around as he does here – he would have to be the most bone idle dog we’ve ever come across but so affectionate and good-natured.