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Funny Dog Tease Video

Heeheeheeeeee!!! Nothing like a good laugh to start out the morning!  We have five dogs, and apparently I carry on conversations with them where I use a different voice for their responses. Apparently I even use voices with an accent, what’s up with that? I don’t even know any accents!


I don’t think any of our dogs are Spanish or French, but then I guess I don’t know for sure.  Maybe in a past life, who knows.   Actually, the accent I use is probably of no particular origin, maybe it’s an accent with Dogland origins…  Or Muttvania….Or Puppydelphia…..Or Poochawotami…  lol   Oh man, sometimes I amuse myself.


This is a totally subconscious thing I do with them.  Someone pointed it out to me awhile back, and I thought “Huh, I really need to get out amongst the humans a little more, ya think?”  I don’t know, I have a tendency to like my make believe world here in Laurie Land, although a little more human contact might not be horrible.


This weekend I’m going out in public, so that should satisfy the human contact thing for awhile.   It’s our annual May Fine Arts Festival Artrageous Parade, so there will be plenty of bizarre make believe stuff going on, so maybe it won’t be too much of a culture shock. For being so small, this town is a very colorful place with lots of action! We’re frequently in the news for one bizarre thing or another. Anyway, if I remember, I’ll take pictures and do a post about the parade.


Well I’m off to mow the lawn before the next rain comes in this afternoon.  The grass  has reached about 10″ high, which should be loads of fun with my untrusty pushmower..


Have a good one!


Laurie

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Sunday’s Vibe Lifter

Lots of Hearts
(A happy stepping stone in the evolution of my recent sunset photo warping frenzy)
My brother sent to this to me today, I thought it was sweet and a nice message for a beautiful Sunday afternoon.  I don’t know who wrote it, but it makes me think of my Uncle Al (who’s still alive and feisty at 98 years old) and his wife, my Aunt Gladys, who died years ago from Alzheimer’s.  She didn’t get to meet my daughter Andi, but her birthday is next week, the same day as Andi’s birthday.  I still marvel at that synchronicity!
The Rain
It was a busy
morning, about 8:30, when an elderly
gentleman in his 80’s arrived to have

stitches removed from his thumb.

He said he was in a hurry as he had an
appointment at 9:00 am.
I took his vital
signs and had him take a seat,
knowing it would be over an hour
before someone
would to able to see him.

I saw him looking at his watch and
decided, since I
was not busy with another patient,
I would evaluate his wound..

While taking care of
his wound, I asked him if he
had another doctor’s appointment
this morning, as
he was in such a hurry.

The gentleman told me no, that he
needed to go to
the nursing home to eat breakfast
with his wife. I inquired as to her
health.

He told me that she had been there
for a while and that she
was a victim of Alzheimer’s Disease. As we
talked, I asked if she would be
upset if he was a bit late.

He replied that she no longer knew
who he was, that she had not
recognized him in
five years now.
I was surprised, and asked him,
‘And you still go every
morning, even though she
doesn’t know who you are?’
He smiled as he
patted my hand and said,

‘She doesn’t
know me, but I still know who she is.’

I had to hold back
tears as he left, I had goose bumps
on my arm, and thought, “That is
the kind of love I want in my life.’

True love is neither physical, nor romantic.
True love is an
acceptance of all that is,
has been, will be, and will not
be.

The happiest people don’t necessarily
have the best of everything;
they just make
the best of everything they have.

‘Life isn’t about
how to survive the storm,
But how to dance
in the rain.’
We are all getting Older
Tomorrow may be our turn

Have a beautiful Sunday!

Laurie



Fun with Gimp

These are photos taken off my balcony. I don’t have a clue what I’m doing and probably couldn’t reproduce any of these with gimp in a million years, but it sure is fun!!  I just discovered the airbrush tool.!! Oh….my…..Gosh!!!!   I may need “GimpAnonymous” before too long!

A Snowbound State of Mind


LOLOLOLOL…..heeeheeeeee, that’s funny.  I’m thinking that’s how I might look if I dared to look in the mirror during these days….and days…..and DAYS of being snowbound.  We got the whopping 10″ of snow yesterday, and while being really beautiful and magical, you have to understand that here in my little burg of winding hilly streets nestled in the Ozark Mountains, that we shut ‘er down after getting the piddley 1″ of snow.  So……..Here I am, zero degrees outside, too cold to work in the studio, no way the car can make it out of the driveway, let alone down “The Hill”.  You know what this means, don’t you………A day of  “Fun with Gimp!” 

Below is a photo I took of the snow yesterday, that somehow I transformed into this crazy wild pattern. (But don’t ask me how I did it, cause I don’t have a frickin’ clue…..)

Oh my gosh, that is so cool!!! I may have to wander around today and take more trippy pictures. Well, I’m off to see what other groovy things gimp can do.  

Energy Vortex #1

I sure seem to be fascinated with spirals lately, and I’ve always been drawn to a bright light source with rays. This photo was taken during the snowstorm we had last week, and through the miracle of gimp, I transformed it into an energy vortex with every chakra color spinning around the central light source.  Through my eyes, the  light source is God, the source of all that is, and the spiraling chakra colors are the  energy and aura of the trees.

 Nature is so unbelievably pure and perfect.  Humans get all messed up by our experiences and our emotions, but nature exists in complete perfection and balance.  Until of course, we humans come along and mess things up with our blatant disregard and disrespect for the purest things of the earth, the things we take for granted. I feel the suffering of Mother Earth. 

 

I feel inspired by these nature photos I’ve been taking. I feel that a great healing needs to take place in this world, and I’m trying to figure out how I can contribute.   I see my discovery of this photo technology as being no coincidence, but in fact, synchronicity.  Things always seem to fall into place and into perspective if we’re open and set our intentions. 

I don’t claim to be healed, quite the opposite actually.  I’ve worked really hard on healing my issues over the last few years and finally, my education in energy work and alternative healing methods seem to be clearing out some blockages and healing old wounds.  I feel more aware of  being in the natural flow of things than I have for years.  It’s baby steps for me, that’s for sure…I’m no Speedy Gonzales, but I’m very grateful to feel so clearly the improvements in my overall energetic health.  

I realize that probably nobody reads these words I write, but that’s ok.   I find it enjoyable and a way to clarify and document my own journey, so I’ll continue for my own sake.

Energy Vortex #1

I sure seem to be fascinated with spirals lately, and I’ve always been drawn to a bright light source with rays. This photo was taken during the snowstorm we had last week, and through the miracle of gimp, I transformed it into an energy vortex with every chakra color spinning around the central light source.  Through my eyes, the  light source is God, the source of all that is, and the spiraling chakra colors are the  energy and aura of the trees.
Nature is so unbelievably pure and perfect.  Humans get all messed up by our experiences and our emotions, but nature exists in complete perfection and balance.  Until of course, we humans come along and mess things up with our blatant disregard and disrespect for the purest things of the earth, the things we take for granted. I feel the suffering of Mother Earth. 
I feel inspired by these nature photos I’ve been taking. I feel that a great healing needs to take place in this world, and I’m trying to figure out how I can contribute.   I see my discovery of this photo technology as being no coincidence, but in fact, synchronicity.  Things always seem to fall into place and into perspective if we’re open and set our intentions. 
I don’t claim to be healed, quite the opposite actually.  I’ve worked really hard on healing my issues over the last few years and finally, my education in energy work and alternative healing methods seem to be clearing out some blockages and healing old wounds.  I feel more aware of  being in the natural flow of things than I have for years.  It’s baby steps for me, that’s for sure…I’m no Speedy Gonzales, but I’m very grateful to feel so clearly the improvements in my overall energetic health. 
I realize that probably nobody reads these words I write, but that’s ok.   I find it enjoyable and a way to clarify and document my own journey, so I’ll continue for my own sake.

Yikes!! Brain Fry

I should have known there would be a crash after the high of the last few days.  I’ll tell you what, this internet marketing thing is freakin’ draining, DRAINING I tell ya. I’m not and have never been a computer oriented, desk sitting kind of person.  My brain is officially fried from my self-imposed crash course in learning and applying SEO, blogging, forums, facebook….. Geeze, I just learned what a widget was last week (widget, heehee, that’s a funny word)  In other words, I started from square one! The studio is where I belong…or on the couch watching tv or reading a good Stephen King book. lol 

I think it’s a sign that I just need to prioritize my time and organize my thoughts which lately have been shooting off in every direction like some kind of creative explosion. Someone mentioned in one of the forums that I read, (and now there are so many that I can’t remember which one it was….dangit!) that it’s important to have a schedule for internet activities, including blogging. That makes sense because frankly, all the networking and marketing ain’t gonna do jack sh*t if there’s nothing to sell!!!!!!!

I’ve come to the conclusion that the majority of my time MUST be spent on creating art…and not just eye candy, but meaningful, healing art.  It’s almost like I lost my direction for a minute there. Am I an artist with a pure intention or an internet marketer? I know, I know, there needs to be both, balance is the key but then that could be said for everything I suppose. Today, I’m taking a break from the computer for the rest of the day….I’m not even going to look at it, not even once….well maybe once.

Today is a day for chilling out. I’m thinking couch time, Stephen King’s “The Gunslinger”, and movies on the free Stars channels we got for the next year. Can you hear my brain sizzling now that I’m taking it off line?   I’ll think about it all tomorrow, after all tomorrow is another day…..