Wednesday, May 25, 2016


Green Light in Living Room

Fortune Cookie:  "Beauty in its various forms appeals to you."

Painting with light and perception, each one sees a scene differently.  In an art class, the identical subject and technique is presented, but each student's painting is unique.

"Explore, Dream, Discover," Mark Twain


*  "What produces a Dream?" Shirley MacLaine

My memory starts to wander and wonder.

"Window" in French is
** "Fenestration" a noun, architecture: "The arrangement of windows and doors on the elevations of buildings."  Various meanings of fenestration include other areas such as botany, zoology, and medicine.

***  Finesterre: the End of the Earth, "unknown land" (name of town in Spain)


Close up of Mountain, Sketch by Linda:  
Left:  waterfall, streams of water
Right what is it?

"A magic carpet on a mountain?"

 Can it be like a transparent window cut into the mountain, an "Exit/Enter" portal?
 **** "Blue blue windows behind the stars...."

Magic Window

Dreams, Paintings, Writings, Carvings, Music and More are all Windows into the Beyond~

"A thing of beauty is a joy forever, ...." John Keats

Chive Blossom


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* Shirley MacLaine, quote from book Above the Line, 2016.  Other books include:  The Camino A Journey of the Spirit, and Out on a Limb.  Shirley is an actress, author, and spiritual teacher.

** Fenestration, Google Search word meaning

*** Rick Steves European Travel Series, Explore Spain, the Camino Pilgrimage

**** Lyrics from Neil Young's song Helpless, music of the day

Dahlis Roy: Visionary Artist, Author, and Tai Chi Instructor

Backyard Cranes: oil painting by Dahlis, at certain times during spring and summer, twice a day in the sunshine, the cranes and grass receive a bath of green light around 11 AM and 5 PM.

Sketch by Linda, close up of waterfall stream and window-like form on the face of a mountain

Chive Blossom photo by Dahlis

Thursday, May 19, 2016


Fortune Cookie, "You are next in line for a promotion in your firm."

Making Waves

"What?  I don't work in a company?  I am self creative."

Someone answered
"Maybe you are a shadow employee somewhere?"

"What's That?"

"Someone else is getting paid for work you do."

"What a concept, I have an imaginary job!" 

"There is no work to do, nothing to fix or repair....pure awareness, all encompassing~SILENCE"


Key Words: Visions, Meditation, Creativity

Deepak Chopra, M.D. and Oprah Winfrey, chopracentermeditation, Some free meditations posted21 Day Meditation Experiences, Miraculous Relationships, Cd, Disc 1. Online downloads also available for purchase
Dahlis Roy:  Visionary Artist, Author, and Tai Chi Instructor

Photos printed with permission 
Making Waves, photo by Judy J.
Spring at the Beach, photo by Linda 

Sunday, May 8, 2016


*  "If the doors of perception were cleansed every thing would appear... as it is, infinite,"  William Blake

A Tai Chi student presented me with a surprise gift The vase from Kenya is hand carved and hand painted.  I marveled at the energy and patterns of the African plains.

I saw (hands down) "Animal Print~"   Cheetah, Zebra, Giraffe

Rob saw:  Cheetah spots as "black leafy forms"

Zebra stripes as "roots and branches"

Giraffe pattern as "parched desert, cracked with dryness." 

Our separate perceptions are rooted in life experiences, me the animal painter, Rob, the stone cutter and plant expert.  All visions are beautiful~expanding our worlds.

"All is possible With the Mind," Paul Lam M.D. 

** Last week, we connected to DOGTV.  This channel  shifts perceptions to a "dogs' eye view" of earth and water.  Commercial free, meditative, minimal talking, with added quiet musical tones calm and entertain in cities, parks, trails, woods and fields.  Shifting seasonal scenes from nature:  oceans, lakes, mountains and desserts dot the landscapes.  Many birds and animals, wild and tame, are also pictured. 

We love it and so do our cats!  (yes cats).

**** "Today I am open to the presence of miracles," Deepak Chopra

A shift in Perception

Blog Search Key Words, cheetah, vision, painting, creativity

* William Blake, writer, painter, engraver, poet, quote from The Marriage of Heaven and Hell
Book: The Seer and His Visions, Milton Klonsky 

** DOGTV, through DirectTV or Facebook.  Wikipedia: "The programming, created with the help of dog behavior specialists, is color adjusted to appeal to dogs.  Segments are 3-6 minutes, to relax, stimulate, and expose the dog to everyday life such as riding in a car or hearing a doorbell."  "Color adjusted" for dogs?  I note our cats prefer certain colors above others.  They also instinctively know how to match and blend with their surroundings.

*** Paul Lam, M.D.  Tai Chi, an integrative exercise, is meditative, improves strength, balance, wellbeing, creativity, and memory.  Tai Chi can build strong social bonds, enhancing life.

**** Deepak Chopra, chopracentermeditation free meditations and for purchase.  Quote from Miraculous Relationships from series 21 Day Meditation Experiences (Various topics).

Dahlis Roy: Visionary Artist, Author, and Tai Chi Instructor

Photos by Dahlis 
Vase with Shells
Detail of Vase
Upside Down