❤️DAY 24 of 30 days… a collection of inspirational quotes.
. ❤️”Live with passion!” –Tony Robbins
. ❤️”Take a lover who looks at you like maybe you are magic.” –Frida Kahlo
“wherever i go, and whoever i encounter, i will bring them a gift. the gift may be a compliment, a flower, or a prayer. today, i will give something to everyone i come into contact with, and so i will begin the process of circulating joy, wealth and affluence in my life and in the lives of others” (deepak chopra). •
i read this beautiful quote in the seven spiritual laws of of success by deepak chopra (thanks @saltsandandsmoothies for the amazing recommendation ) and i choose to carry these words with me wherever i go 🧡
Where does the phrase bushed come from? Does sitting in a bush make you tired? Will being beaten with an uprooted bush make you weary? I don't know so why are you asking? Put it this way. I am so tired that if I was attacked by one I probably wouldn't notice.
Funnily enough I was attacked by a bush once. Well really it was a man holding a bush, but you get the idea. We were walking along Fisherman's Wharf in San Francisco and the man with the bush jumped out out at me and I let out a girly scream. This was all the more embarrassing as the day before he did it to someone else and I claimed that he would never surprise me. So I guess my punishment for being such a big head was to not only get the fright of my life but also to let out a girly scream too.
Apparently it's a tourist attraction, the man with the bush that is not me screaming like a girl. Although if I could make a living out of it I'd probably give it a go. There was another guy begging further on from bushman and he had a sign that said "please give me a dollar, I don't need it to travel anywhere nor to buy a cup of tea, I just want to buy some booze and get loaded." I'm all for honesty in advertising so I expect you are wondering what all this has to do with land art?
Your guess is as good as mine.
I shared my land art excursion with three others today. A worm, a beetle and a bloke called Dave. They don't know each other, they came along separately. The worm emerged from the mud canvas and inched his way along the sculpture, the beetle scuttled across the leaves in a strident manner as though he was trying to lay claim to the sculpture by saying "mine!" And Dave is doing an MA.
He emailed me last week to ask if he could come out a-sculpturing with me some time. I said "sure, if you don't mind sharing the limelight with a worm and a beetle." He seemed to be okay with this so I squared the deal by offering him the opportunity to take pictures of me whilst I was covered in mud. If it catches on I might offer myself up for parties and barmitzvahs.
I wanted so badly to take a picture of this newest piece that I just finished all set up in snow but then when I opened the door I realized I didn’t have shoes on and I wasn’t going back upstairs to get any so I just laid it down right at the door. 😂 The sun has gone down so this will do for now.
Whatcha think? 👍🏻👎🏻 12x36inches and waiting for a new home to go to.
Jupiter Artland is not to be missed! Great collection of contemporary land and earth works. This is a photo of Charles Jencks ‘Cells of Life’ a permanent installation of eight landforms connecting four lakes. Sadly closed to the public during the winter, but will re-open in May 2019!
Style, Elegance & Sustainability. This Ready-to-Wear gown exclusively designed by #SamanthaChua is made of 100% organic material with a vision to advocate for a more sustainable fashion industry. #EarthArt 💕
Kalipinypa by Charlotte Phillipus Napurrula (2018). This piece is the story of rain and hail-making ceremonies carried out to bring water and storms at the sacred site of Kalipinypa. The zig zags show the sandhills of the desert, new waterways as the prayed-for rain floods the land, and the body paint used at the ceremonies. #aboriginalaustralia#aboriginalart#ngv
DAY 23 of 30 days… 💙”Courage doesn’t mean you don’t feel afraid, it means you don’t let fear stop you.” –Author unknowm
💛”It takes a lot more courage to let something go than it does to hold on to it, trying to make it better. Letting go doesn’t mean ignoring the situation. Letting go means accepting what is, exactly as it is, without fear, resistance, or a struggle for control.” –Iyanla Vanzant
When death comes
like the hungry bear in autumn;
when death comes and takes all the bright coins from his purse.
to buy me, and snaps the purse shut;
when death comes
like the measle-pox.
when death comes
like an iceberg between the shoulder blades,
I want to step through the door full of curiosity, wondering:
what is it going to be like, that cottage of darkness?
And therefore I look upon everything
as a brotherhood and a sisterhood,
and I look upon time as no more than an idea,
and I consider eternity as another possibility, .
and I think of each life as a flower, as common
as a field daisy, and as singular,
and each name a comfortable music in the mouth,
tending, as all music does, toward silence,
and each body a lion of courage, and something
precious to the earth. .
When it's over, I want to say all my life
I was a bride married to amazement.
I was the bridegroom, taking the world into my arms.
When it's over, I don't want to wonder
if I have made of my life something particular, and real. .
I don't want to find myself sighing and frightened,
or full of argument.
I don't want to end up simply having visited this world
- Mary Oliver