9 Sept 2018 Defragging (drawing) and Pluto

Hi there.  Hope this finds you well in your present moment.  As you may have noticed I’ve not been doing so much outdoor chalk drawing lately.  Part of it is because of the wonderful wet weather we’ve been experiencing here lately and part of it something strange that happened to me with color.  I started to make associations, sometimes negative ones, with colors.  The same thing that I was experiencing with specific objects, some of which got broken.  Just taking a break from it and retreating back to pencils and pens for a bit.  Honestly, I’ve never been comfortable with adding color to my art.  It’s such a commitment!  This past Friday I told my friend who has a couple of my paintings that she has proof I stepped out of my comfort zone!

Do you remember the scene in the movie Close Encounters when Richard Dreyfuss character Roy Neary is shaping his mashed potatoes into Devil’s Tower and exclaims, “This MEANS something!?”  Wife is vexed, kids crying in the “Daddy your scaring me” sort of way and there he is trying to explain himself to people who just can’t understand the fuck it is he’s thinking and doing with those mashed potatoes!

Close Encounters Of The Third Kind Mashed Potatoes

Published on May 30, 2011

Dinner scene in the 1977 classic movie ‘Close Encounters of the Third Kind’ from director Steven Spielberg. Starring Richard Dreyfuss. Roy Neary (Richard Dreyfuss) can’t get the image of the Devil’s Tower out of his head, and creates the shape of it in mashed potatoes…
Copyright © 1977 Columbia Pictures. All Rights Reserved.

Life is kind of like that for me sometimes lol!  What the fuck is she thinking?!  What the fuck is she doing?!  What is wrong with her?!  Thankfully my dogs just want to be along for the ride and my husband actually gets the meaning behind most of my art and other expressions.  Sometimes we’ve been known to both shape our piles of mashed potatoes into Devil’s Tower, look at each other and not have to say it.

Some of you may find my “numbers thing” odd.  It’s become for me what doing a crossword puzzle or Suduko might be for someone else.  I am finding there is honesty in numbers that I don’t always find in words.   Like people, words don’t always mean what they say.

8 Sept 2018 – Drawing I did yesterday thinking about how meditating, praying, having a moment of silence is like defragging ourselves.

“Defragging a computer” = 190/10/1

Defragment = 93/12/3 cycle

Prayer = 83/11/2/1

Pray = 60/6/3 cycle

Meditate = 77/14/5   (talk about an intersection in the numbers, #Christ =77)

Chant = 46/10/1

“Moment of silence” = 168/15/6/3 cycle

= 717/15/6/3 cycle

“It all passes through, let it go” = 318/12/3 cycle  (one of my mantras when I’m trying to calm myself down)

anxiety = 98/17/8/4/2/1

fear = 30/3 cycle

worry = 99/18/9 cycle

happiness = 107/8/4/2/1

emotion = 91/10/1

feeling = 58/13/4/2/1

= 483/15/6/3 cycle (the numeric value of my mantra is in the numeric summary of words associated with it.)

= 1518/168/15/6/3 cycle (adding it all up) = “Moment of silence” = 168/15/6/3 cycle

 

Side note – saw just this morning they are taking another look at Pluto.  Just yesterday afternoon I was thinking about this too!  I added it back in and it seems to make sense to do that.  :

“Milky Way Galaxy” = 189/18/9 cycle

166 + 752 = 918 (same numeric values as Milky Way Galaxy)

“Solar system” = 166/12/13/4/2/1

Mercury = 103/4/2/1 Venus = 81/9 cycle Earth = 52/7 Mars = 51/6/3 cycle

Jupiter = 99/18/9 cycle Saturn = 93/12/3 cycle Uranus = 94/13/4/2/1

Neptune = 95/14/5

= 668/20/2 or 38/11/2

Pluto = 84/12/3 cycle

668 + 84 = 752/14/5 or 41/5  (5 like a celestial body?  celestial body = 132/6/3 cycle)

 

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/09/180907110422.htm

Science News
from research organizations

Pluto should be reclassified as a planet, experts say

Date:
September 7, 2018
Source:
University of Central Florida
Summary:
The reason Pluto lost its planet status is not valid, according to new research.
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16 July 2018 1968, Musical Time Machine, Progress (painting) and Dust from Africa

Hi there – hope this finds you well in your here and now as you visit.  How are you?  I’m doing pretty good.  Got some Guardians of the Galaxy soundtrack music playing as I write.  I’ve been traveling aboard the musical time machine the past couple of days – going back beyond the 80’s to some highlights in music for me in the 1970’s.   This version of me got here in 1968.  A year some serious shit hit the proverbial fan!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1968_in_the_United_States

1968 in the United States

1968 in the United States was marked by several major historical events. It is often considered to be one of the most turbulent years of the 20th century.[1]

The year began with the Tet Offensive in the midst of the Vietnam War, which reached its climax after President Lyndon B. Johnson signed legislation allowing for an increased maximum number of troops on the ground at one time (549,500). Likewise, it was the most expensive year of the war, costing $77.4 billion. Antiwar sentiment continued to grow after the occurrence of the My Lai Massacre (though the public did not learn of this until the following year) and an increasing number of Americans considered intervention in Vietnam to be a mistake. Nonetheless, the war persisted.

Following the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. on April 4, the country erupted in violent riots, the most severe of which occurred in Washington, D.C., Chicago, and Baltimore. More than 40 people were killed during the month of protest, which led to greater racial tensions between white and black Americans. Despite this, a landmark piece of legislation, the Civil Rights Act of 1968, was passed in April, effectively prohibiting housing discrimination based on race.

The assassination of Robert F. Kennedy in June led to uncertainty in the race for the Democratic nomination for the presidency. After Hubert Humphrey was declared the nominee at the 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago, another wave of violent protests emerged, this time between antiwar demonstrators and police. The tumult within the Democratic Party helped launch Richard Nixon, a Republican and former vice president, to the presidency in November. A particularly strong showing by segregationist George Wallace of the American Independent Party in 1968’s presidential election highlighted the strong element of racism that continued to persist across the country, particularly in the South.

In culture, 2001: A Space Odyssey was the most profitable film of the year, earning $56.7 million, while Oliver! won the Academy Award for Best Picture. “Hey Jude” by the Beatles was the hottest single of 1968 in the U.S. according to Billboard, demonstrating the continued popularity of bands associated with the British Invasion that began in 1964.

Climb aboard the musical time machine!

Number One Songs of 1968 – Billboard Hot 100

Atlanta Rhythm Section – So Into You (original) – (Another one for my jump rope microphone lol!  This time back in Tea SD, first house my parents lived in after they got married)

Published on Nov 13, 2013

This was the first major hit from the Atlanta Rhythm Section. The group, which is considered one of the pioneers of Southern Rock, was formed in 1970 consisting mainly of former members of Classics IV and The Candymen. This song first appeared on their 1976 album, “A Rock and Roll Alternative”.

Gary Wright – Love Is Alive

Published on Jun 21, 2011

Opening track from Gary Wright’s “Dream Weaver” album. Released: 1975 Warner Bros. Records

Gary Wright – DreamWeaver Official Video (One of my favorites I have on my Ipod shuffle – sing along with it almost every day lol)

AND we’re back!  Where did you go when you heard these songs?

I made more progress on my painting yesterday than Kyle did but that’s ok!  I had an idea spark this morning from one of my favorite shirt paintings so I’m going to add that today.

The air quality this morning on the walk was horrible.  The air was brown and I could almost chew it so it’s probably best to stay in some today.  They say the sand from dust storms in Africa’s deserts have arrived here in Texas:

https://www.dallasnews.com/news/weather/2018/07/13/second-helping-african-dust-way-texas-portending-hazy-skies

Second helping of African dust on its way to Texas

The cross-global dust delivery lands on our doorstep periodically, especially in the summer — and according to The Weather Channel, could have the added benefit of preventing tropical storms and hurricanes from developing.

The Saharan dust will blow in Friday and linger across much of the state, according to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality. The thickest concentrations will hover over South, Central and southeast Texas before accumulating and moving inland over the following days.
By early next week, the dust will affect air quality in Dallas-Fort Worth, as well as in Austin, Laredo, San Antonio and Tyler-Longview. Effects will be muted in areas experiencing scattered showers.

Either way, the dust isn’t much cause for concern, though it could be annoying for those with allergies.

It could also bring hazy skies and lift the Air Quality Index into the “moderate” range, meaning people with respiratory or cardiovascular issues might want to reduce or reschedule strenuous outdoor activities.

But chances are, you’ll want to avoid being outdoors anyway with temperatures expected to climb back into triple-digit range.

The weekend will bring plenty of sunshine and highs close to 100, says Rick Mitchell, meteorologist for KXAS-TV (NBC5). And a streak of triple-digit heat is expected for much of next week.

 

15 July 2018 Getting Started (Painting)

Hello to you.  It’s Sunday morning and looks and feels like it’s going to be another scorcher for us.  Last night I put some water on the yard and you can hardly notice.  Aw well.  I know we aren’t alone with this hot summer.

Lots of weird dreams last night and the feeling I get quite often that someone besides the dogs, Kyle and I are in our room.  It was really strong last night.  My heart kind of startled after the lights were out and it sounded like someone walking in front of our floor fan.  There was also the non-tinnitis high pitch noise too I hear sometimes.  It sounds like someone screaming at a pitch too high for human ears.  You know the high pitched noise your t.v. makes sometimes or the sound of a light bulb warming up?  That sound.  It could just be the electronics but I don’t hear it all the time so not sure.  Neither of us slept very well last night.

On a silly note, I woke up in the middle of the night thinking of a song by Exile.  I used to sing to the neighbor girls using a jump rope as a microphone:

Exile – Kiss You All Over (original 1978)

Talk about a walk down memory lane!

This morning Kyle and I got started on our paintings together!  Just the first coats of Naples Yellow for him and Grape Taffy Purple for me.  He seems to have more of an idea of what he’s going to do next than I do lol.  Part of me wants to go primal and just put colored palm prints all over mine!  Honestly,  I’m thinking about doing the woman in the octagon.  It is such an intimidating thing this painting and canvas bit!  It’s so different than just sketching on a notepad or scratch piece of paper.  I am just excited we are finally doing something like this together – going to stay in that part of it and not worry about the rest!

Time to head out and get some chalk time in before it’s too hot.  Lots of love and hugs to you today!  Try something new that brings you joy today!

16 1 9 14 20 9 14 7

P A I N T I N G = 90/9 divided by 2 = 4.5 = 9 cycle

25 5 12 12 15 23

Y E L L O W = 92/11/2/1

(the song Yellow by Cold Play came on while we were doing our paintings LOL! Kyle was like “Really?!”)

16 21 18 16 12 5

P U R P L E = 88/16/7 divided by 2 = 3.5 = 8/4/2/1

11 July 2018 Picture like a painting

Kyle and I have been talking about pulling out a couple of blank canvas’s and painting together this weekend.  I’m excited to see what he comes up with!  Sometimes I am intimidated about adding color to my drawings and sketches.  I’ve screwed so many of them up doing that lool.  Anymore when I’m in the midst of “arting” I just say quietly, “God, guide my hands” and hope for the best!

8 5 1 18 20

H E A R T = 52/7 divided by 2 = 3.5 = 8/4/2/1

19 Jan 2018 Man in the Lightning (Dream) and What Else Is There (Royksopp Song from The Understanding Karen Dreijer vocals)

Hello to you.  How are you?  I got woke up by one of those flash dreams I have, literal flash…like lightning this time.

18 Jan 2018 – Echo’s of Light chalk drawing I did yesterday. The fingerprint of God through fragments of history.

19 Jan 2018 – Notes and drawing of flash dream I had this morning about seeing a man surrounded by lightning and using it to travel.  Of course I immediately think of Nikola Tesla about this!  I’m sure this was inspired by all the talk I had yesterday with people about how neat it would be to travel via teleportation etc.

I don’t know if it’s even possible to do such a thing but apparently my dream factory thinks so!

Yesterday was pretty special.  A friend has helped me out so that I can do some paintings.  Turns out getting some canvas and paint wasn’t as difficult as I thought it was going to be.  I guess the God of my understanding has decided it’s time for me to stop talking about painting and actually do it!  I have 5 canvas to use and have a couple of images already planned for them.  For example these I’ve shared with you before:

It will be interesting to see how these chalk drawings translate to paint and canvas…the process.  Will it feel the same?  I’m not sure about the permanence of it.  I told my friend that with the chalks if I fuck up all I have to do is grab the water hose and start over.  It doesn’t work that way with paints!  I will try it.  Doing all the chalk drawings using color has been very helpful for someone like me who has always worked with pencil or ink – black, white and gray.  What has happened in the past for me with color in my art is I would have a great image done and then add color and it wouldn’t come out right.  One early negative experience I can remember was in Junior High School art class.  I was doing the a painting of the cover of Prince Charming by Adam and the Ants on a piece of clear plastic.  I almost had it done and made a mistake and got so mad at myself I washed the whole thing off!  Expecting perfection of yourself with things like art can be a deterrent, a mental barrier to truly free expression and creativity.

The other reason I’ve kind of avoided doing “hard-copy” paintings is having to find a place for them if you aren’t making them for someone else.  When you create tangible anything, especially art like paintings, you need places to put it.  We don’t have a lot of space to put paintings and stuff like that.  Also, I get easily overwhelmed by stuff if there gets to be too much of it without a purpose in the house.  That’s another reason I’ve liked doing the chalk drawing.  Once I’m finished with it, I just wash it away and start again.  So these paintings will more than likely go to my friend(s) and family!

Anyhew I’m as my friend Lesley says, “yammering” so I will close with this haunting and beautiful song I recently found for myself a couple of days ago and just can’t get it out of my head.  It is by a group Kyle and I have enjoyed in the past called Royksopp.  The woman who is singing, Karin Dreijer from The Knife sounds a lot like Fever Ray to me – just pierces my soul to listen to her.  Hope you will enjoy it too and that you have a wonderful day.

What Else Is There?

What Else Is There?

“What Else Is There?” is the third single from the Norwegian duo Röyksopp’s second album The Understanding. It features the vocals of Karin Dreijer from the Swedish electronica duo The Knife. The album was released in the UK with the help of Astralwerks.

Röyksopp – What Else Is There?

 

What Else Is There?

Röyksopp

It was me on that road
But you couldn’t see me
Too many lights out, but nowhere near here

It was me on that road
Still you couldn’t see me
And then flashlights and explosions

Roads end getting nearer
We cover distance but not together

I am the storm and I am the wonder
And the flashlights, nightmares
And sudden explosions

I don’t know what more to ask for
I was given just one wish

It’s about you and the sun
A morning run
The story of my maker
What I have and what I ache for

I’ve got a golden ear
I cut and I spear
What else is there?

Roads end getting nearer
We cover distance still not together

If I am the storm, if I am the wonder
Will I have flashlights, nightmares
And sudden explosions

There’s no room where I can go and
You’ve got secrets too

I don’t know what more to ask for
I was given just one wish

Songwriters: DANNY SHOSHAN, ROBERT HUXLEY, ROGER GREENAWAY, SVEIN BERGE, TOBJOR BRUNDTLAND, KARIN DREIGER, OLAF DREIGER, TONY MACAULEY

© Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd., Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group

For non-commercial use only.

Data from: LyricFind

29 March 2017 – Kyle could tell who this was from a distance! I drew this strictly from memory – Nikola Tesla

*19 Jan 2018 6:01 pm realized today that someplace I remembered having seen a man in lightning besides Tesla photos and of course Thor lol was the film The Prestige.  David Bowie was Nikola Tesla in the film.

the prestige…bowie as tesla

15 Sept 2017 From pavement to canvas? Some Art isn’t meant to be permanent

Hello to you.  It’s 4:35 pm on this Friday afternoon.  I just finished a drawing outside and the process really helped me with the depression and anxiety I haven’t been able to shake today.  Just one of those sort of days.   It’s ok to have days where your spirit sticks out!

A couple of my friends have expressed interest in my doing one of these chalk drawings for them on a canvas.  Initially I was very flattered about that but then I got flustered inside when I really gave it more thought!  I decided to explain to them, with Kyle’s help as he understands my processes,  that when I am doing these types of drawings on our patio out back, it’s kind of like what Buddhist monks and Native American people do as a spiritual meditation with sand.  The works are not meant to be permanent but just an expression of the spirit….just passing through.  The most permanent my chalk drawings are is with the pictures I take or sometimes, if I really want to keep an image, I’ll draw and color it on paper.  Usually the drawings aren’t as “moving” as the original chalk piece.   So when people ask me to do what I do here on a canvas and for money it gets me flustered inside!   I haven’t ever been able to really get comfortable with getting paid for anything I do of a spiritual nature…..what comes doesn’t belong to me….doesn’t belong to any one person.   So I have talked to the God of my understanding about this matter today, “God do you want me to make money with art?”  and we will see.

Like I explained to my friends, this began as me trying to find a very inexpensive, impermanent way to express myself…to meditate and focus my mind.  Drawing has been, for most of my life, a therapeutic way to get back to center when life scrambles me up.   When I draw outside like I do, I just let it flow and if I draw something I’m not happy with, all I have to do is turn on the water hose and wash it away…..start over!   There is a part of me that is kind of intimidated by  the thought of painting on canvas…..what if I fuck it up?!  LOL!  For those who are artists, painters specifically, you know how expensive a hobby it can be!

One of my friends recently told me she felt my drawings had healing properties so there is a part of me thinking that if I could make some of these images on a canvas and it helped people wouldn’t that be a loving and positive thing?

So we’ll see what answers come now about this dilemma!  Any suggestions (Dymoon?)

Article I found that is a great example of what I am trying to explain about what I do: 

http://www.spokesman.com/stories/2017/sep/13/scc-welcomes-students-back-with-peaceful-ceremony-/

Spokane

SCC welcomes students back with peaceful ceremony led by Tibetan Buddhist monks

Wed., Sept. 13, 2017, 3:17 p.m.

Tibetan Buddhist Monks create a mandala sandpainting in the Lair at Spokane Community College  in March 2003. The painting, made of of million of grains of colored sand, is a circular icon used by Buddhist when they meditate. (Colin Mulvany / The Spokesman-Review)Tibetan Buddhist Monks create a mandala sandpainting in the Lair at Spokane Community College in March 2003. The painting, made of of million of grains of colored sand, is a circular icon used by Buddhist when they meditate. (Colin Mulvany / The Spokesman-Review)

Spokane Community College will begin the school year by bringing focus to world peace with the help of Tibetan Buddhist monks.

Buddhist monks from Drepung Loseling Monastery in Atlanta will gather at noon Tuesday for SCC’s Welcome Week opening ceremony to consecrate the Lair Student Center before beginning the precise creation of a mandala sand painting.

The theme of the presentation is “peace” in honor of International Day of Peace which is Sept. 21. Also that day, the monks will offer a chant for peace at 10:30 a.m. and then will give a lecture on “A Buddhist Approach to Working with Emotions” at 11:30 a.m.

Eleven monks will work in small groups to create the Akshobhya mandala, which means “unshakable victor for conflict resolution and peace,” according to an SCC news release. The sand painting will continue Wednesday and Sept. 21 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. It will be completed from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Sept. 22.

A closing ceremony at 11:30 a.m. Sept. 22 will include a walk with the monks to the Spokane River for a ritual where they pour the sand in the river.

“Painting with colored sand ranks as one of the most unique and exquisite. Millions of grains of sand are painstakingly laid into place on a flat platform over a period of days or weeks to form the image of a mandala. To date the monks have created mandala sand paintings in more than 100 museums, art centers, colleges and universities in the United States and Europe,” the release said.

Meaning cosmogram in Sanskrit, the mandala can be created in various media including watercolor on canvas and wood carvings.

“However, the most spectacular and enduringly popular are those made from colored sand,” the release added.