Tuesday, February 7, 2017

It is a good hair day



My hair may be thin but it is all mine. It is all in fun
How about those Patriots, 24 points behind and they came back and won the Super Bowl. I read they practiced hard for the super bowl game and in the end the Falcons, young and fast were running out of   steam. So many times the Patriots won games in the last few minutes of the game. Prepare, be ready and believe you will win, a moto we all need to practice.

There were a few good commercials so I am adding my mug to the hair care company that took a shot at Donald Trump. Trump is the catalyst that is moving people to act. The revolution has begun.


wigs were the fashion in those days  maybe they still are. 


Friday, February 3, 2017

Phoenix arising from the ashes

Most change that takes place for the betterment of the human race, happens at a grass root movement. Against all odds corrections in government policies have brought about, the end of slavery, women’s right to vote, civil rights and more. The election of Trump has shocked people into action, and this action is for the rights of all people of all denominations, races and color. The demonstrations that are taking place now, are non violent, speaking for rights for equality, truth justice, freedom, etc. Never before have so many people world wide been moved into action, on the streets, sending emails, writing letters signing petitions, people of compassion. I listen to you tube when I paint and I heard this comparing dark and light. Darkness is unable to change it self. Light is action and darkness can only change when it is penetrated by light. In the end Darkness never wins. In the end there is no darkness. In the end we become united. People we are the light.


Below are some messages I have read in the last week
 Frederick Douglass , once a slave, part of a speech July 5th 1852
At a time like this, scorching irony, not convincing argument, is needed. O! had I the ability, and could reach the nation's ear, I would, to-day, pour out a fiery stream of biting ridicule, blasting reproach, withering sarcasm, and stern rebuke. For it is not light that is needed, but fire; it is not the gentle shower, but thunder. We need the storm, the whirlwind, and the earthquake. The feeling of the nation must be quickened; the conscience of the nation must be roused; the propriety of the nation must be startled; the hypocrisy of the nation must be exposed; and its crimes against God and man must be proclaimed and denounced.

 NOW is the time to develop a deep connection with the wisdom of your eternal Self. These are the times souls are lost and we've come too far to get pulled into the fray of political battles. We are all ONE PEOPLE. Let's tap into that.

Apple is open. Open to everyone, no matter where they come from, which language they speak, who they love or how they worship. Our employees represent the finest talent in the world, and our team hails from every corner of the globe.

 In the words of Dr. Martin Luther King, “We may have all come on different ships, but we are in the same boat now.”

 Now is when we come together, beloveds. We need to stop the “us” versus “them.” We are them. They are us. Let’s not let anything pull us apart, not even a shocking executive order meant to destabilize our power as a collective. Let’s Transmute This Shock Event into a Love Revolution I’m not saying don’t protest or stand up for what you believe. Go ahead. Protest if that feels right. But don’t judge those who support the immigration ban. Get curious about them. Ask them “What hurts?” Ask “What is it like to be you?” Open your heart. Try to understand why they want to keep immigrants out. See if you can feel what it feels like to be someone who supports the immigration ban. Or if you’re in support of the ban, see what it feels like to be an immigrant with a green card who lives in the United States and can’t get back into the country where she lives. Try to stretch yourself, rather than defending your position and getting righteous about your position. Yes, I am shocked and appalled about the immigration ban, and yes, I felt like it was important to write about it yesterday. But let’s not let anyone smoke screen us into believing we are separate. We need each other. We need all of us. Nobody gets left out of a love revolution. Everybody is invited. Everyone is deserving of love

From Skinners Butte as the lights come on in the city 

Sunday, January 22, 2017

Marching 01, 21, 17

portland
portland

portland




portland
Yesterday when I went to the march I forgot my camera, so I went on line and I photographed the pictures on the computer screen.  Photos above Portland, below Eugene
Eugene march, 7000 people

Eugene
















all the beautiful people, young and old


Saturday, January 21, 2017

Women's March 01, 21, 17




Hi All
I think this day will go down in history. I don’t know how many people add up to the thousands of marches globally. It has to be millions. I went to the one in Eugene and there were thousands here. All I could see were people in every direction. It was raining, but that did not deter the crowd. It was quite a sight, pink hats, many signs, and flags, marching down two parallel streets a block apart, side by side across the distance of the street. I could not see the beginning in front of me or the end way behind. It was a sea of people. Just think of the energy , the wonderful vibration reverberating out across the world. When I got home I watched the live stream on you tube that Democracy now was recording. There were many speakers and I especially liked the one by Gloria Steinem. This is the beginning and I know it will continue. Be positive everyone.


Gloria Steinem

Michael Moore

Washington




Monday, January 9, 2017

winter wonderland

Out my window, some xmas lights still up

More snow and ice fell the last few days. There are no plows, so driving is terrible. They just waite for it to melt. I managed to get to the post office and finally mailed my Christmas letter to 40 friends and relatives. They don't shovel the sidewalks so walking wasn't that good either. However it is beautiful. At one time the snow flakes coming down, no wind ,were as big as quarters. It is great to watch from my 14th floor window. It doesn't snow here very often so this  situation gets lots of attention.  One of the residents turned 101 and there was a birthday party for her today. She is in perfect  health and sharp as a tack.


garden at Ya Po Ah

downdown slush

reflection in puddle parking lot. Ya Po Ah in background with Christmas sign on roof Peace on Earth

Ya Po Ah and trees in ice

from my window

big snow flakes 

night from my window

sun on tree, from my window

Ya Po Ah gadren

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

on the 11th day of Xmas, snow

orange car

Eugene is a not an old city and has wider roads, many parking lots, and  painted signs on the roads, for directions, buses, and bicycles. I do find these interesting and plan to make some paintings in the coming year of the signs.

Which Direction
a painting of parking lot in Amesbury MA

old factory
I did not paint many paintings in 2016. I do not stylize my realistic paintings, so I am trying to see from a different perspective. As you know I love geometry and that is what I look for in the city buildings.
Snow    photo from my window

It doesn't snow here very often

from 14th floor

Large pine cone from ponderosa pine tree

Time to take down the decorations


long needle pine and it's cone


New tee shirt from Christina




snow out the window