During this past 15 months, and lock downs and quiet time, some of my creativity I felt was not there, yet I truly did enjoy the quiet and slowing down for a bit.
I thought I would expand my creative juices in other areas since I also could not do Encaustic.
I tried painting, art journalling, mixed media, drawing and well, I learned quickly they were just not me.
I still do a form of art journalling, but my own of connecting with emotions, thoughts, frustrations etc and it’s interesting what does come out.
Since moving into a new space with a huge lush garden and yard, things have shifted yet again. I noticed all the trees and what they shared but I overlooked the flowers, at first, anyways.
Not that I didn’t notice them, but not like I do now. I was part of a 5 day ICM workshop last week and every morning I went out into the garden and played with my camera and really saw the flowers at a much deeper level.
I love nature, the quiet, the beauty, the calmness, the abundance, the non-judgment and I got curious and playful. One of the great aspects of nature but also ICM.
You could put 5 Photographers in front of a flower and you would get similar images, but add in ICM and everything is different, unique and I find rather beautiful.
It can take one beyond the linear, beyond seeing the same old.
I love being able to paint with my camera (and of course torch but more on that later), as some of us just can’t create beautiful art with a paint brush. No judgment, it’s just where our gifts lie.
Since stepping back into ICM, my creativity is opening up more but also my playfulness and curiousity. I do feel like I am creating paintings with my camera, Impressionistic style, formless and different. All are done in camera, with minimal tweaking in LR.
Great way to turn my attention away from the so called ‘real’ world and what is happening there.
How do you get creative, playful or curious?
Photo store is here, but if any are of interest please contact me directly for more information.
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I had a little show at a cafe / gallery – El Gato Feo Cafe in Ajijic, Mexico this past Saturday.
The work is now up on my site and is available for sale.
These will be limited prints.
so many different perspectives,
Just like Life!!!
These are now available in my store for sale – they will be limited editions!
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This is the simple difference between clarity and confusion.
– Matt Khan
Our ‘Reality’ is not as real as you may think!
I am also pretty sure that the title Raw, Naked and Beautiful could have some pretty interesting thoughts or images dancing around one’s head 🙂
I took on and named this project almost 2 years ago – it’s been in my thoughts constantly yet I struggled with a few things – with the direction and within me – now much more is becoming clear and it’s truly the time to move forward with this!!
Raw, Naked and Beautiful stands for Real, Authentic and Truth – and I may, actually I hope 🙂 as the deeper I dig, I realize how little I know or understand about the real energetics of living and being yet my journey and inquestable thirst for truth (ahh being a true Sagg) I would love to share what I am finding as our ‘reality’ that seems so real is not what you nor I think or have been taught it is!!
Our so called ‘ reality’ is such a man made construct based on anything but truth, We are multi dimensional beings that view and live life through our 5 senses which is extremely limiting as we cannot keep up with how much information is in our awareness or fields each moment therefore we have beliefs, programs, patterns, judgments, points of views etc that everything gets censored through – kind of like that telephone line game as a kid – remember how distorted the information was by the time it hit the last person – no where near how it started out usually. Funny in the game but not always funny in the game called life!
Real Foods – what the body needs!!
Raw is about real – real foods, real emotions, real conversations, real ways of living and being. Where can we be more real in our lives? I will dive more into all of this in upcoming posts!! We are turning more into who we are and living from the heart more not the head. (psss – there will be a little gift coming out soon so check back in shortly)
Raw, Naked and Beautiful Project
Naked is about being Authentic – whether that is having your photo taken in the nude, semi nude or not it’s who are you truly and how do you want to be seen being the real you!? And speaking of naked – what is wrong with the human body, your body? Do you love it? or not? It’s time to let go of negative self talk, self abuse and another twisted thoughts about nudity being pornographic etc Our bodies are the place our Souls call home – love it and a big part of that is being the real you! I will share my journey of my relationship with food, my body and self and why now this is my mission. Some major deprogramming for some of us for sure!!
Celebrate YOUR Awesomeness!!
Beautiful is about Truth – the truth of who we are! I so love using the snowflake analogy as it seems to work – we are each like a beautiful,unique snowflake that when we come together we all play an unique role but when looked t separately we look different, are unique and beautiful – so why try and be like anyone else!!?? Loe your unique, quirky, beautiful awesomeness!!! 🙂
We all came into this world pure, innocent and full of love – somewhere along the line the story got distorted.
The journeys to come home, back to self, back to love.
When we leave planetEarth we may be asked of our time here – how much were you able to love and how much were you able to receive love………
So I leave you with this question – where in your life can you be more, raw, naked and beautiful??
PS To find out more about the Raw, Naked and Beautiful project click here.
If you are struggling with Emotional Eating or sense of Self – 21 Days Food & You is a great starting place!
Me Being Me – Photo by Ted Peters
Here are a few examples – judgment vs non-judgment or anyone or anything, ease vs struggle, love & self love vs hatred and self hatred, happy vs sad and so on. It’s ok to move thru different emotions s that is part of the human experience down here but to stay in a lower state for extended periods of time is not real living or being as each decision we make – even how we feel is based on coming from love or fear.
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Fall in Love with caring for YOURself – Body, Mind & Spirit.
Your mind is more powerful than you realize and it believes ALL that you put it – feed it with joy, with gratitude and most of all with love!
Your body hears it all!!
When we hate our bodies and beat ourselves up – it actually fragments us – we lose parts of ourselves – we are not whole – whole is loving ALL of ourselves including ALL of our bodies.
What is beauty?
Define it yourself – don’t buy into the media / advertising bullshit of you aren’t good enough – remember – we’re all like snowflakes – unique and beautiful in our own way – embrace it!!!
Loving your body just as it is – loving, accepting and knowing who you are – is how I define true beauty!!
It is also living from a higher vibration and consciousness!!
How do you define real beauty?
Choose Love – ALL of YOU!
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As you know I love eating healthy, and helping, guiding, inspiring others to do the same.
We have been so programmed and lied to by tv, advertising and hidden agendas from corporations that are for profits not health – that it’s confusing and overwhelming for the average person these days. I so get that!!
Our bodies are the biggest source and signals for what is truly going on inside, but we’ve been taught to ignore that, not to trust our inner guidance ( and many if not most people are shut off from that connection). If we need to go to the dr’s for some reason – the dr. may spend 10 mins with you, doesn’t ask about what you eat, how you live, if you exercise, mediate, laugh, get sunshine or how much water you drink, have a healthy sex life, if you like or hate your job or even your spouse and so on. Instead they prescribe a pill maybe several in many cases.. Don’t get me wrong, if I broke my leg I would go to the dr’s but not for other things.
Our bodies talk to us, when in pain they are literally screaming at us to pay attention (unless of course you broke your leg :)).
What we eat , put into our bodies can be reflected back in our hair- dry, brittle, shiny etc, our eyes – alive or dull, skin tones – dry flakey, dull or radiant, clean and clear or full of acne etc Also our thoughts and emotions reflect out from our bodies as well.
Most people that are eating healthy live foods, also have mostly healthy thoughts and feelings ( no one is perfect nor should they be) that are self empowering, self loving, vibrant, alive and have more life.
Chances are they are also taking time for life enhancing or healthy things like exercise, yoga, nature, laughter, good sex, water, (oops wrong order??? Lol) fulfilling relationships ( in other words loving not draining or drama causing relationships) and work that inspires them and that they love (notice I didn’t use the word job???).
I’m on my way to catch a ferry this am and was in rush hour traffic – I cannot imagine doing this every day, how much time does it take and suck from someone not to mention energy?? I look at people’s eyes and faces and see so much stress………..the body talks.
The point I am making here is we have been programmed to believe that these shampoos, or this skin care line or this product for acne etc etc will take care of things. How many times have you tried something and it didn’t work or only works for a little while and then stops? Or that we have to keep up with the Jones – who the hell are they anyways? Or we need to fit in – according to who? Trading time for money and at the same time letting someone else decide your worth. Or how it’s never new enough, big enough, fast enough,……..according to who????
I want to leave you with some questions to ponder……..
What is real health to you?
What is real wealth to you?
Are you feeling as good as you cold be?
Who’s programming have you boughten into – the dr’s, tv commercials, ads, collective consciousness or yours?
What feeds your soul and are you doing it?
When was the last time you laughed and laughed and laughed?
When was the last time your went for a walk in nature?
How much clean water (no not bottled) are you drinking?
How much fresh or live foods are you eating?
When was the last time you meditated or were fully present?
Do you love what you do or spend most of your time at? (i.e. work)
Are your relationships healthy, fun, empowering?
Do you have a healthy relationship and sex life with your partner?
Is there open and honest communication in your life?
How much tv do you watch?
Do you spend our free time doing things you love to do?
Do you spend any time on self care?
Do you exercise or do any body movement?
Keep is simple – eat real foods ( not from a package) as much as possible, use green foods and Superfoods, use body products that are free of chemicals, toxins and artificial additives, think and feel amazing – no matter what is going on. Yes we all have crap in our lives but it’s not what is going on around you it is what is going on inside of you that matters!! Find ways that nurture you!
Weed and tend to that garden of weeds daily (mind bs like judgement, criticism especially towards self, dramas).
Instead focus on
That is true beauty from the inside out!
Create an amazing day and a Life YOU love!!!
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Beauty is All Around – where are you focusing your attention and energy?
It doesn’t matter what’s going on around you only what’s going on inside of you.
That is healthy living.
Go and create a beautiful day!
I’m heading for the sun but still enjoying the scenes of the snow!!
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It’s kind of interesting how we take one day and honor our mother’s and one day to honor our father’s. I think we should do it more often and you don’t realize that until you lost a parent. I often take a few minutes and remember my mom and the good times we had. I had a great Mother’s day yesterday with my two beautiful teenagers – time flys. My son just got back a few months in Europe so it made it even more special.
I also got the chance last week to photograph a dear friend as she is in her 8th month of pregnancy and I think she is just beautiful – there really is such beauty in a pregnant lady and they usually glow as Jane does here and comfort is the name of the game. You amaze me Jane, the calmness, beauty and serenity that embodies you (she has two more at home) – maybe this one will be a girl!! 🙂
I’ll leave you with a few giggles on Mother’s.
Hope you got to share the day with your Mother or if you are a Mother, you had an awesome day too!!
REASONS I OWE MY MOTHER
My mother taught me TO APPRECIATE A JOB WELL DONE. ‘If you’re going to kill each other, do it outside. I just finished cleaning.’
My mother taught me RELIGION. ‘You better pray that will come out of the carpet.’
My mother taught me about TIME TRAVEL. ‘If you don’t wise up, I’m going to knock you into the middle of next week!’
My mother taught me LOGIC. ‘Because I said so, that’s why.’
My mother taught me FORESIGHT.. ‘Make sure you wear clean underwear, in case you’re in an accident.’
My mother taught me IRONY ‘Keep crying, and I’ll give you something to cry about.’
My mother taught me about the science of OSMOSIS. ‘Shut your mouth and eat your dinner.’
My mother taught me about CONTORTIONISM. ‘Will you look at that dirt on the back of your neck!’
My mother taught me about STAMINA. ‘You’ll sit there until those vegetables are gone.’
My mother taught me about WEATHER. ‘This room of yours looks as if a tornado went through it.’
My mother taught me about HYPOCRISY. ‘If I told you once, I’ve told you a million times. Don’t exaggerate!’
My mother taught me the CIRCLE OF LIFE. ‘I brought you into this world, and I can take you out.’
My mother taught me about BEHAVIOR MODIFICATION. ‘Stop acting like your father!’
My mother taught me about ENVY. ‘There are millions of less fortunate children in this world who don’t have wonderful parents like you do.’
My mother taught me about ANTICIPATION. ‘Just wait until we get home.’
My mother taught me about RECEIVING. ‘You are going to get it when you get home!’
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