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Turbulences soon coming up in bigger version… & opening of new online shop at Saatchi Art


Turbulences

Proudly presenting…
Turbulences. 30/30cm 3.1/2 cm deep.
Forces of nature always fascinated me, tornadoes are one of them.
A demonstration of raw power par excellence.
Having said that I’d rather stick to my canvas than approaching one of them.

Please scroll down for close ups…
Notice the movement & metallic colors used to convey the electrifying energy emanating from
a stormy atmosphere.
Extra strong gel medium was used to produce the relief.

Having had a good feedback on this small version, my next project will be a much bigger one…

Thank you all so much for your continual support.
Your visits, likes & comments are most valuable to me!

I want to take this opportunity to announce the opening of my new online shop on Saatchi Art (I encountered too many technical difficulties on Etsy when they lately changed their rules)
Will keep you updated as soon as I have the time to feed my account with photos of my painting collections.

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Purple rose. A new addition!


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I have so little time to post with all the painting, that today I’m going to post as much as possible ­čÖé
Best wishes for a wonderful weekend!

This is another addition to the Zen flower collection.
Including close ups of brush strokes & tones

For orders please contact life_paintings@hotmail.com

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Painting still wet!
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hugelkultur – the ultimate raised garden beds


I received a post in my mailbox from an absolutely amazing blogger I follow from my beginnings in WordPress. http://theecograndma.blogspot.be/2015/03/wasteful-wednesday_25.html#more
I love getting them. I am always in for a surprise (Oh by the way her “Good news Monday” is sheer delight too ­čÖé ) wondering what I’m going top learn next… this time was no exception, a treat was awaiting.
I got this link http://www.richsoil.com/hugelkultur/
A fascinating one, rich with information for those interested in organic gardening or farming with a video I posted here.
I hope this will be a source of enjoyment & use for everyone ­čÖé

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Published on 7 Nov 2012
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Hugelkultur is raised garden beds that reduce or eliminate the need for irrigation and fertilizer.

This video shows the why and how of this type of raised garden bed. Hugelkultur can be built by hand or with machinery; urban lots or large acreage farms;

The focal point of this video is a project in Dayton, Montana where Sepp Holzer installed nearly a kilometer of hugelkultur beds in early May of 2012. Then the video shows the results in mid September.

Michael Billington is currently the land manager there. He explains how the beds have not been irrigated and goes into some detail of the qualities of the food from the different aspects of the hugelkultur: the north side tends to be sweeter and the south side tends to have more bite (lettuces tend to be more bitter and mustards tend to be hotter).

Special appearances by Christy Nieto from Bellingham, Washington (see her smaller berm / raised garden bed in the background – she reduced, but did not eliminate irrigation); Melanie and Brad Knight from Sage Mountain Homestead in Corvallis, Montana (building hugelkultur with a bobcat); Sepp Holzer adding branch mulch plus throwing seed; Jessica “Jessi” Peterson showing the mulching technique.

The recipie is: wood and brush covered with soil; immediately plant seeds; a bit of mulch helps.

Because the sides of the raised garden beds are usually steep, adding mulch is done by pinning the mulch to the sides with branches shaped like pegs (referred to as nails in the video) that hold on branches that hold on the mulch.

Once the hugelkultur beds get to be about three years old, the plant growth will be about five times greater. This is just the first year and the wood has not yet rotted much.

Hugelkultur also extends the growing season. Areas that have 90 frost free days can now have 150 frost free days!

Notice how ALL of these feature polyculture. Polyculture is one of many ingredients which help to reduce the need
for irrigation.

The end of the video features the attendees of the 14 day intensive permacultur design course offered in Dayton, Montana in April of 2012.

Relevant:
http://www.permies.com/t/17/permacult…
http://www.permies.com/t/15981/permac…
http://www.permies.com/t/12206/permac…
http://www.permies.com/t/15068/plants…
http://www.permies.com/t/12649/bugs/T…
http://www.permies.com/t/16366/permac…
http://www.permies.com/t/16405/permac…

music by Jimmy Pardo http://permies.com/t/6301#62570
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Lambs lettuce & radishes for inspiration :)


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Minimalist style
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I was preparing myself a plate of organic greens washing the earth off & noticed the colour contrast, the beauty of fresh food which lead me to a photo shoot craze… There was no photoshop involved besides the middle one where I played a bit with the colour.
Which one is your favorite?

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Having fun messing around with colour…
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Aren’t greens elegant?
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Learn How to Silence Your Mind – Oprah Winfrey Interviews Jill Bolte Taylor


Even though I said I would not put anymore “heavy” videos & was taking a break I could not pass the opportunity to pass on the phenomenal knowledge & wisdom coming from this interview with the brain scientist Dr.Jill Bolte Taylor having suffered a stroke & her amazing awakening.
Enjoy! It is really worth your time!

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Learn How to Silence Your Mind – Oprah Winfrey Interviews Jill Bolte Taylor

OPRAH WINFREY INTERVIEWS . . . . .

Being a PhotoReading Instructor and Trainer in Accelerated Learning and how to open up your intuition and creativity, this interview with Oprah Winfrey was of particular interest to me. Oprah was interviewing Dr Bolte Taylor, the Harvard Doctor and Brain Scientist who suffered a stroke which opened up to a whole new ‘right hemisphere’ world of peace, flow and contentment.

As Dr Bolte Taylor talked about her experience one of the other things that struck me was her constant reference to energy, and the importance of energy and intention…

Oprah Winfrey Interviews Jill Bolte Taylor: Links

Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor: Home
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Dr. Jill Taylor. … My interview with OPRAH on her Soul Series will be aired again this Sunday, August … I hope you will join us for this uplifting and inspiring interview! … As you know I care deeply about our brain and our relationship to it. … Wow, Oprah Winfrey blew my mind when she spotlighted a clip of our time together …

The Oprah Winfrey Interview – A Stroke of Insight with Dr Jill Bolte …
http://marilyndevonish.com/the-oprah-… Oprah was interviewing Dr Bolte Taylor, the Harvard Doctor and Brain Scientist who … The quiet mind was so peaceful. … You have the ability to focus your mind on what you want to focus on. … Learning about how the mind and body and thoughts interact with each other was also a major turning point in Marilyn’s life.

Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor: Peace of Mind – @OWNTV … – Oprah.com
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Aug 10, 2012 – By Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor I grew up to study the brain because I have a … I didn’t even know what a mother was, much less who my mother was. … Oprah Winfrey Network … My mind suddenly existed in a state of total silence and in the … drjilltaylor.com and experience my interviews with Oprah on “Super Soul …

Jill Bolte Taylor’s Stroke of Insight – Video – @OWNTV … – http://www.oprah.com/oprahs-lifeclass… When Harvard brain scientist Jill Bolte Taylor suffered a stroke in 1996, she … Find out what channel the …

Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor: Peace of Mind – Huffington Post
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/dr-jill… ET/PT on OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network to see Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor talk … I didn’t even know what a mother was, much less who my mother … My mind suddenly existed in a state of total silence and in the … For more information please visit drjilltaylor.com and experience my interviews with Oprah on Super …

Speakers – New Home Page
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Jill Bolte Taylor, William Buhlman, David Icke and other Speakers talking about Planetary … In moments of inner silence, if we practice extending consciousness antennas, … We must learn to live fully in our realities – in our own vibrations. …. Wow, Oprah Winfrey blew my mind when she spotlighted a clip of our time together …

Insight from TED Speaker and Brain Researcher: Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor http://www.ethos3.com/2013/07/insight…
Jul 25, 2013 – Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor’s 2008 TED presentation, Stroke of Insight, is one of … In my mind I heard the words “This is what I do and I love doing it. … A. For content: Do your homework and know your audience so you can …. and was interviewed by Oprah and Dr. Oz on The Oprah Winfrey Show in October, 2008.

Why right-brainers will rule this century – CNN.com
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May 7, 2009 – Your left brain is logical, linear, by-the-numbers; the right side is … Oprah Winfrey talks with Daniel Pink about his groundbreaking book, “A Whole New Mind”, and explores how right-brain thinkers are … People like Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor [the Harvard-trained brain … the right brain says, ‘Be quiet — this is cool.

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Treasure hunting for the crown’s jewels


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The crown’s jewels
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To me, the sea, mountains & its creatures living on premises are the crown’s jewels & when we go out there, I like hunting with my loved ones bringing back a testimony to share with all of you the extraordinary every day miracles of a planet we tend to take for granted because we have it & see it on a daily basis.
I’ve got a collection of seventeen photos which I carefully selected including some of the every day occurrence to put you in the ambiance of the unusually sunny, windless shores two days ago!
I hope you’ll enjoy this post too ­čÖé

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View at the end of stone-path
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Focusing on the small but living…
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More…
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And even closer
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Waves”playing”around the stones
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Body & texture…
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Nearly caught by high tide ­čÖé
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Other sea members finding a niche
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Isn’t that a comfortable home?
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Last shot of a perfect view before hitting the sand ­čÖé
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Heart-shaped jewel
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Simplicity of the moment…
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Passerby’s doing the same
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High tide catching up
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Another story unfolds…
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Last but NEVER least ­čÖé
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Step in… you’ll find the missing pieces


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Step in…
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Step in to the threshold of each & every day
Living your life with love light peace & joy*

If you can manage that you will quickly see
That you have found the missing pieces…

* L.L.P.J

Pink golden or brown you are reality’s delicacy


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Tall & restful
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Tall, pink, golden or brown
you rest the eyes
Frame the mind
and sooth our soul.
Upright and genuine
You are reality’s delicacy

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Resilient yet strong
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Dainty & frilly frame
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Continuation of “our chick pea experience”


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Chick pea flower
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Now that I have my brand new gardening section I have the incentive to share my previous attempts at it.
This is the continuation of our chick pea experience which you can check here…
https://oawritingspoemspaintings.wordpress.com/2013/07/09/our-chick-peas-experience/ we managed to grow one chick pea out of the whole plant which is a far cry from proper gardening (let’s put it this way, it won’t feed the family!) but that one was just as exciting as the pepper we discovered two days ago ­čÖé
If anybody had a successful try at it, I’d be more than happy to take the advice!
I took photos of the maturation process, just scroll down…
Have a relaxing weekend ­čÖé

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Our chick pea is out!!
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Letting it mature…
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Cracking it open
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Dangling by a thread
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Trying out indoor-veg-art ­čÖé
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Life’s garlands I am hanging on this post


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Spring’s tender moments
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There is a quote that says…
Life is a party but you are the one to hang the garlands.
May these photos be the garlands I am hanging on this post
As an ode to nature’s creation and its inhabitants.

P.s There is not much to add besides that I carefully chose each & every photo that spoke in a unique way to my heart as I hope it will do to you ­čÖé

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Weeds are beautiful!
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Nature’s canvas
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The way of the wise…
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My way of painting ­čÖé
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Should not earth be more apprized than our riches
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The small but valuable too
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Heavenly glow
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Powerful beauty
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Creative blend with nature
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Light & reflection
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Why are you staring at us
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Still image yet chirping reality
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Earth’s promises…
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