Today I took the afternoon off.
Painting set aside I dedicated it to the updating of my sidebar.
My bloggers had that professional & polished look to theirs. I used to wonder how they managed it so beautifully.
As a firm believer of “there’s a right time for everything” I took the plunge & discovered a whole range of widget facilities that were relatively easy to work out. With luck I managed to insert in a few hours, the ones that were a priority to me.
Among them, inserting the links of my followers.
At the end of it I felt as if I had climbed Mount Everest & was ready to shout at the top of my lungs, Eureka!
Check it out, I am curious to know your opinion.
Do you think it adds a lot to the quality of a blog as I did?
If you remember, I posted the fantasy tree not too far back, mentioning the doubts I had toward this work. This is the first time I felt a project gnaw slowly its way, until I could no more but plunge into the risky waters of uncertainty, preferring that than living with the feeling of not being complete with it.
Working long hours I finally was one hundred percent satisfied with its result.
The thickness was produced by heavy painting and extra heavy gel medium I’ve discovered lately & really enjoy working with!
This is the continuation of an abstract collection called “the tree collection”
This is the story of my tomato plants… it started beautifully but then things went awry.
One mishap after another gave me the idea of seeking out your help, of all the (much more experienced than me) gardeners I follow, see if there’s a preventive measure I can take for next summer’s batch concerning those big brown spots coming out of nowhere and if those caterpillars are any threat to the tomatoes besides munching on my leaves.
I found this video so amusing comparing this little 14 yrs old to all of us ordinary humans, I had to laugh at the immense diversity we have in this world…
It is truly enriching to embrace it with humor and appreciate the spectrum it gives us. It is indeed refreshing to meet this young boy’s mind through you tube, who is so fulfilled and happy in what he does.
That is what you call living to your full potential!
Let me know if it amused you too 🙂
Published on Jan 3, 2013
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Sorry about the quality of this photo, it’s a bit hazy but it’s sometimes difficult to get it right.
As usual, I let my brush guide me and unravel the story that was intended. It’s a way of relaxing as
as well as another.
I am always amazed of the possibilities, if I only remember, every time I pick up the brush,
to let go before I start and not want to control the space and time I’m in.
If I do so, something wonderful always happens as a result.
I hope you like it 🙂
This is how I look tonight! I wanted to finish the blog update in order to start the real thing, as painting, writing…
I put everything on hold and, believe it or not, it happened.
I never realized how many poems I had posted…
As I started to work, this morning, I thought it would be as simple as when I edited the writing category. Boy,
was I in for a surprise!
It’s a totally different system, with its own set of rules. The layout for poetry is so different that, I had
to get used to the dimensions, spaces… I thought I was going to lose it, but then, I started slowly to get the
hang of it and it didn’t appear to be torture anymore 🙂
In my young blogging days, I first wrote the poem in french then posted
its translation in a following one, but then I found it, confusing to the reader ( thinking it hadn’t been translated ) so I started
to put it, in the same post. Please forgive my previous lack of experience.
Let me know how this new category compares to the old version.
Wow! I can celebrate my 2019 viewers to be precise.
When I got the blog in September, I never imagined getting to such a number, I am glad the way things are turning out.
The blog is slowly taking shape, it’s much more pleasant now to read and today I’ll be going on improving the poetry sector but I’d be very surprised if I’d be able to keep up, yesterday’s pace, that was a marathon 🙂
I’ll nevertheless try my best, have a lovely day!
A painting is a spontaneous reflection, an instant, of ones mood.
I let the brush guide my hand and the outcome to just be…
That is when I get the best results, most fun and satisfaction.
What do you think? what is your experience while painting?
I finally can shout out loud, my blog is nearly flawless, I say carefully nearly…Because there is no such thing as perfection, there will continually be room for improvement, but considering… it has come a long way.
There is an ” About ” and it has all been categorized, so it is much easier to pick the subject of your choosing.
I have to admit that with my computer skills I would have never been able to obtain those results ( or it might have taken much longer and many crises) and have eternal gratitude toward the patience my family excelled at during these ” trying ” times 🙂
P.S Does anyone have a clue of how to put a ” personal link ” on a Gravatar profile? ( Yes, it’s non ending! 🙂 )