Posts Tagged ‘heart

16
May
17

The Tao of Writingbolt

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Every now and then, I get a moment of divine inspiration, a little nudge to create something special.  [Some call it “awen.”]  Today, it pushed me to make something like this.

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These are what I’d say are the five points to my being which have formed over time.  A decade or so ago, they may have been different.  I barely knew astrology before I was twenty-eight.  But, I wanted to craft something that centered and represented me.  It forms a sort of tree or Asian calligraphy character.

ART:  Associated with the heart, the core, the earth.  Like a tree, like earth is the base of certain philosophical images, art is at the root (though I’d prefer to place it at the top, reaching for the sky with no limit for potential.  I relate art to therapy (and occasionally dabble in art therapy as a psychology tool).  It’s nursing for the heart, for the soul.  It’s the life force that fuels/inspires most other actions/expressions/output.  It can be connected to martial arts (and yoga), as well.  Though it takes up the least room in the picture, it’s the biggest component.

AEROBICS:  Associated with the wind/breath (though it burns food and woe up like fire).  I didn’t think much of exercise as a kid.  But, as an adult, I see how it fits into the picture.  It used to be the trials of gym class.  Now, it’s a means of relieving stress and subconsciously improving my general well-being.  It’s the physical that balances the mental, emotional and digestive.  And, sometimes it brings that divine inspiration.  Generally, I am a hiker who likes to go “adventuring,” exploring foreign lands of interest, trusting my gut (even though my compass isn’t the best).  I’m not as interested in touring buildings as I am in ruins and relics found in natural setting.  I have equal passions for forests and beaches (but not much love for pollen, bugs or intense heat/sunshine).

ASTROLOGY:  Associated with the mind, a cloud, the sky/stars.  By far, this is no bigger than aerobics/exercise and Ayurveda/nutrition in my life.  But, it has been a key note in my ceaseless pursuit of philosophy and understanding.  It’s a good icebreaker in social/dating situations.  I’m no expert.  But then, we all are continuous students, in a way.  And, strangely, it has benefited me in tasks of memory and creative projects aplenty.

AYURVEDA:  Associated with fire, the combustible (like food), a source of energy and potential problems if not properly attended/balanced.  It’s the most recent point of the figure, something I came across after reading an article in a magazine while returning home on a flight; I later picked up a book on self-therapy which included a good portion about Ayurvedic medicine and nutrition.  And, while I’m quick to reject and slow to accept new philosophies, this one kinda made sense.  It just slipped into place, partly because it did NOT support the common medicine practices of taking pills for your ills.  It was strangely comforting.  A good fire can keep you warm; and the more I read, the more I felt warm inside.

AWEN:  And, at the center of it all, is what may be behind it all, divine inspiration, a gift from above, a complex puzzle box slowly unfolding or coming together to make greater sense.  [Note how two of the hands seem to be giving each other a “fist bump.”  I thought that was a nice, totally coincidental (at first) touch.]

If anyone has any input or questions about the image, feel free to share.  No need to be nervous.  I’d be willing to help you create your own “tao” image, as well, if interested.

And, as I state at the bottom, I didn’t get a clear understanding of the word “tao” from my dictionaries, but it sounded good.  😀  If you can think of a better term for this concept, I’d be glad to hear it.

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17
Apr
17

Happy Birthday, Chloe Bennet!

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When I first saw you, a light struck me from above, from the sky.  When I heard your velvety voice, my heart popped, exploding into a confetti storm of tiny stars.  I had no shield to protect me from the agent of infatuation you are, monkey girl.  I knew, deep down, you had some Aries spark.  Those big, bold yet inviting eyes, those petite rabbit teeth, those brown waves cascading around your glowing face….

Ehem.  What was I saying?

Oh yeah.  Happy birthday!  [And, if you’re not otherwise engaged……call me.]

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A pretty face struggling to find her smile.  She will not be forced, camera people!

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A stylish beauty who doesn’t need a smile.   [Nor does she need to highlight/bleach her naturally lovely hair.  Though, in the second fashion photo, she looks like she has even lost her spark a bit, even if her hair looks fantastic.]

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There’s something odd about this photo (something to do with makeup and/or lighting).  Yet, there’s that look that can stop a raging bull in its tracks.

 

**Posted a day early.

 

08
Apr
17

Happy Birthday, Daisy Ridley!

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I don’t want to monkey around and forget to post this notice.  I don’t know where I will be Monday.  So, I am putting these up tonight.  I picked out some of the better photos I could find.  [There were a number of sad fashion choices or forces (outfits possibly forced upon her for frothy magazine tabloids/interviews) through which I filtered.]

She wouldn’t cross my mind if not for Star Wars’ 7th chapter.  But, I anticipate learning more about her in the years to come.  As astrology goes, she and I make a very good match.  And, if she or someone who knows her finds this, I’d gladly take the chance to speak with her.  Ya know, if the opportunity Aries–er, arises.

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14
Feb
17

Heart-to-Heart Conversation Heart Conversations [Comics]

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Possibly my last creative effort for this year’s season of love (and foul moods from the absence or abuse of love).  Enjoy a little fallout between a couple of candy hearts.

13
Feb
17

Be Swift! The Day of Valentines Is Nigh!–er, Near!

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So, Valentine’s Day is just around the corner.  And, many of the good cards have already been plucked from their slots on those multi-layered display stands or shelving units.  But, fear not, there are a few gems left.  And, as a special bonus for the procrastinators, a collection of Taylor Swift notes for love/infatuation, loss/rejection of affection and words of caution to those you wish to protect or keep at a distance.

[Why Taylor Swift?  Well, it just so happens her birthday is Dec. 13th.  So, I thought why not whip these out on Feb. 13th?  I came upon this image of a biker babe who just happened to look a lot like her, too.  And, that’s what motivated me to create these.  Truth be told, whoever designed this biker babe went a little overboard with thinning her waistline.  That rib cage is dangerously depleted.  So, it’s not like I expect or think of Taylor or any woman so thin/emaciated.  I was merely drawn to the face and hair and came up with some clever use of the motorcycle.]

Warm Feelings

Cold Feelings

Cautionary Feelings/Advice

A few I just threw in because song lyrics came to mind when I pondered the image.  One is a Taylor Swift lyric.

And, a couple from a previous collection that fit this one.

**As an added bonus and/or special treat to Taylor (Alison) Swift and her fans, I have cooked up an amusing dictionary which I will be posting soon.  Look for it.**

 

24
Jan
17

Third Time’s the Charm, Valentines/Dragobete 2017

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This week, we have the Joes that love…

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…the Cobras that call…

…the cold ones that shove…

…the miss-fits…

…and Jems of them all.

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Now, you know.  And, that makes you a superstar…er, something.

 

 

 

 

17
Jan
17

Here Come the Valentines, Wave 2-017

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This week, I’m unleashing a mixed bag.  Caution:  Some of these are a bit adult (rated SL for suggestive language).  [One reason you won’t likely find them at your local greeting card store.]

First, a selection for anyone who’s a bookworm looking for a little loving.  Maybe you’ve been the object of someone’s gaze for some time.  Maybe you’ve been eyeing someone from across the library, bookstore or cafe.  Or, maybe, you are already the favorite read of someone and like to use some corny wit to express your gratitude.

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You know the old riddle/joke about a newspaper…

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Next, a flirty bit of bubbly, playing with the idea of a cork/corked bottle of enthusiasm.  Breaking the ice.

Something for the cats…

…and the bats…

And, a few for those who can’t find the words to cool someone’s jets, set them straight, open discussion about a surprise addition or keep the unwanted at a distance…

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For women who have the power…to be grateful (or keep a secret).

And, for people who watch British TV at an odd hour.

A few for those who play games…

…and the rest?  I forget their names.

 

 




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