Wednesday, June 7, 2017

CURTAIN CALL

"Preparing to Scan"

Drawing the Curtain

In the previous post, Drawing the Curtain,  I thought about "drapery studies" but, until today, I didn't have "time" to try one.  Interesting as the pen made lace-like effects from the solid print curtain on its rod.

Drawing the curtain is hard!  I want something easy....How about:



Drawing the Puppy

Drawing a puppy from memory is fun, no specific animal, free of agenda, mind on autopilot, an evolving door.  Steps of drawing an animal friend are suggested, go lightly at first, then darken as the images becomes more clear and sure. 


Details

Now for a more specific dog.  To fix "Blue" more in my memory bank, I add "details" such as eye color, coat color, expression, personality and feeling freedom with the sketch.  Sketching is more powerful than we think!


"Preparing to Write"

1-2-3 JRNL
*I heard a suggestion today about daily self care.  Grab a journal or a piece of paper and write free style about anything at all for only three minutes.  You can shred it afterward if you like.  

"I can do that!"

Here's what I wrote:


Standing on the precipice of writing, I feel like I'm standing on the high dive.

I look down into the shimmering crystal turquoise water.

What do I  feel?  Think?
Unknown

Where am I?
Unknown

Who am I?
Unknown

A grain of sand in the ocean of time
I AM


Words drift in:
"....and I took the road less traveled...." poem by Robert Frost


Key word: Creativity

Related Posts:
The Blank Page ( I have yet to write in my blank journal)

* Resources:
The Dr. Oz Show, June 7, 2017, Iyanla Vanzant, recovery and release, inspiration

Music for the Day:
Radical Face Ben Cooper, layers of sounds in Leaves, Roots, and Branches


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


Pen on paper images by Dahlis:
Drawing the Curtain

Drawing the Puppy

Sketch of "Blue"

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

DRAWING THE CURTAIN

Roses in Lace

Drawing the Curtain?  What does it mean?  Close the curtain on a chapter of your life, a memory?  Open the curtain to a new sunny day, a new beginning, a new perspective?

Years ago in art class, we penciled, crayoned, charcoaled, and painted "drapery studies."  What value does this have if any?  We painted draped sheets, clothes, patterns in colors and blacks and whites.  We learned about the grey scale and how to paint and define shadows?  What?  I learned about sharp edges and soft, about thick and thin, about solids, transparents, and translucent effects.  I learned against my will.

I love lace curtains.  I love them from ages past.  I remember my mom stretched newly washed sheer curtains on stretcher boards to dry before hanging again.  I stayed away from stretcher boards because I might easily prick my fingers on the needle sharp projections. 





Mrs. Harris, the cat, studies shadows and light.




*Pretty Lace with Green Plant

I love patterned lace, some with wheels, or rosettes embedded into the designs.  Drapery study techniques are useful in this painting




Curtains of Light

One midmorning, lavender light came in through the window.  The sheer white curtains, tinged with a blend of red and blue light rays, blended into a stunning hue in the spring sunlight.  Patterns shifted and vibrated, almost like mountains and water and rays of light.



Use the sky as your blank paper....



Related Posts:
* Absolute Magic, painting Colby Jack, the kitten

Resources:
Art: Nickolaides, the Natural Way to Draw, drapery, gesture, outline and more 

Music: Simon and Garfunkel: The Concert in Central Park and The Best of Simon and Garfunkel, provide a peaceful backdrop with Sounds of Silence and Scarborough Fair (with and without canticle).


Dahlis Roy:  Visionary Artist Author and Tai Chi Instructor


Images by Dahlis:
Roses in Lace, photo
Shadows and Light, photo
*Pretty Lace with Green Plant, detail of lace from Colby Jack's kitten oil portrait
Curtains of Light, lavender light through sheer white curtains

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

TOGETHER AND ALONE

* Neon Wolf


Sifting through Archives, I pull out a paper.  On it is a poem written by a friend.  I read the message and marvel at the words and rhythm of the moment. 




* Wolf I am
Wolf I run
Peaceful and Serene

Wolf I am
Wolf I rest
Quiet and Serene

Wolf I run
Surrounded by Friends
Pack mates all

Howling at the moon
Wolves we are
Together and Serene

Wolves we are
Moonlight Above
Running together

Wolves we are
Peaceful and Serene
Together and Alone




I got a picture in my mind.  I hunted it down.  Here it is~

             Kerry and Black Wolf

It turned "pink?"

Wait a minute....The black and white painting is not tinted pink~  Kerry looks his usual black and tan.  I'll leave it as "pink" or other color or colors your device may pick up.  Go Figure.

The above painting is a remake of the one below, the original watercolor dream, painted from a different angle.  Will the wolf cross the pond?  Is it frozen?  Is it solid?  His coat is shaggy with snow.  His slanted eyes show deep intent.  Spring  snow?  It is still present in some areas of the USA mountains.


Who is Black Wolf? 
Originally Black Wolf was an image that came to me years ago. I had a dream vision of a black lone wolf coming to a frozen pond.  I sketched a watercolor.  Crossing or Not?    


               Thin Ice


** Meanwhile I saw a video called the Rise of Black Wolf, a wolf like no other, a wolf who broke all the rules, from National Geographic Wild.
Eventually I painted a portrait picture of Black Wolf, surrounded by blue and green.  Later a friend took Black Wolf home.


                    Courage

Who is Kerry?
Kerry is one of my three German Shepherd dog plastic sculptures from ***Breyer, sold as portraits of Roy Rodger's dog Bullet from the TV series, for kids who liked animals.  Naturally I named all the dogs and marked all them differently.  Each had his name and personality.  Kerry is the dark coated one.  Kerry is more playful than Jerry, his sire.  I also still have Prince, Jerry's lion-like brother.

I loved pencil sketching endless drawings of the dog models, teaching me how to draw and how to shade the muscular bodies and practice fetching expressions.  Collies had lots of coat, covering their structure.  It was easier to learn from a shorter coated dog model.



Kerry and the Wolf Shadow

Kerry remembers his timeline....



Key Word, blogger search:   Wolf

Related Posts: Background for this story
Thin Ice, crossing the pond?
Kerry and the Wolf Shadow
Courage, Journey of Black Wolf
Creative Energy, guest blogger Francesca

Resources:
* Neon Wolf, painting and original Wolf Poem (copyright 2006) by Francesca, photo by Francesca

**Rise of Black Wolf, National Geographic Wild, "a wolf like no other."

*** Breyer, models of many breeds of horses, dogs, and more

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

Images:
Neon Wolf painting of Shadrach by Francesca, photo by Francesca.  Photo displayed with permission.

Thin Ice, water color sketch by Dahlis

Courage, oil painting by Dahlis.  Look above the head of the wolf, there is an unexpected spirit wolf appearing there along with an aura around Black Wolf. 

Kerry and the Wolf Shadow, photo by Dahlis


Wednesday, April 19, 2017

TAI CHI WORLD CELEBRATION




Tai Chi Around the World happens this year on Saturday, April 29, 2017.  Celebrate in your time zone at 10AM, alone or in groups, outdoors or indoors.

How does Tai Chi make me feel?  Help me heal?  Receive calm and pace?  Feel more alive?  Bring in friends to care and share?

All of the above!


Recently I sorted through some long ago drafts of spontaneous writing.  I read again: 
* "Sounds of the city, sifting through trees, settles like dust...."

Now I am recalling Tai Chi class when I was learning the Yang Long Form, 88 pattern.  I stood behind the back row, and not in it.  Sort of like life, being the observer rather than the participant.  I like the feeling of invisibility and detachment.  

** I think about Jou, Tsung Hwa's book, The Dao of Taijiquan  I think about timelessness tucked into one of his chapters.  I think "cosmic," I think  "how appropriate."  I read:

"Reaching the state of mind called Ju-Ting is a wonderful experience yet very hard to describe.  One feels nothing in the mind, like blankness; the whole body seems to be in a vacuum....Both the inside and the outside of the body feel very comfortable.  This state could be described as a small amount of Yang within Yin.  There is no response to sound or other distractions.  One...still knows a little about oneself....imagine what it is like to concentrate so deeply on an interesting book [or painting, or sculpting or writing, or inventing, or anything] that the outside world is forgotten....(p. 146)."

Can Tai Chi Help Me?
Tai Chi is for all age groups, walking paths, patterns, and timelines of individual yet connected lives.

*** "I honor my sacred journey.  I honor the sacred journey of others."

Tai Chi Benefits:
feel calm and centered
social groups
personal awareness, awareness in the moment
mind-body integration
breath, focus on senses, intuition, and nature around you
attention and intention
meditation in motion, relax while exercising

Tai Chi gives me a feeling of authentic self acceptance.  I am both the subject and object of my experiment.


Like spring flowers, Tai Chi invites awakening of full potential in all areas of life.

**** Tai Chi honors flexibility in mind, body, and spirit.  The bamboo is flexible, it can bend very low with the high wind or It can stand up straight and tall.  The bamboo accepts abundance of rain, yet can endure drought conditions until the rains bathe it again.  "Become like bamboo."


"The cat is fully present...."





Blog Search Key Words:  World Tai Chi Day, Tai Chi, Qigong, Meditation

Related Posts:
All Alone Universe
Fully Present

Resources:
World Tai Chi and Qigong Day is created by Bill Douglass, Tai Chi Expert and Author

* Simon and Garfunkel, musicians,  Lyrics from Old Friends, variations of this song, sometimes connected with Bookends.

** Jou, Tsung Hwa The Dao of Taijiquan, Way to Rejuvenation. "Be a crane among chickens.  Become the Crane!" 

*** Quote from Debra Basham, Spiritual Teacher, author, CHTP, HTT, RMT, NLP, SCS-Matters with Joel Bowman, Ph.D.

**** Dr. Yang Jwing-Ming, YMAA.com  Books, seminars, DVD, free apps, newsletter, Tai Chi, Qigong, Martial Arts, Traditional Chinese Music from Wind Records.  Thoughts about the bamboo's flexibility.

Dr Paul Lam, taichiforhealthinstitute.org  Tai Chi Programs for all skill levels for better health, developed by Tai Chi Experts and Medical Doctors.  "All is Possible with the Mind, quote by Dr. Paul Lam."  Many products available, seminars, also youtube, Free Lesson, Tai Chi for Beginners

Master Weiqi He helped develop Taiji Qigong 18 Form with Master Lin Hou Seng.  Online instruction with Master Wing Chung who worked with the creators of the form.
"Your Today--My Yesterday, My Today--Your Tomorrow," quote by Weiqi He

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

Images:
Words of Wisdom  bamboo ink painting by Dahlis
Allegheny Service Berry and Redbud, photo by Paul
Cat Fully Present, Orange Cat photo by Dahlis

Sunday, April 9, 2017

MUSICAL ARCHITECTURE

* "Be Yourself, no matter what they say...."


Bits and Pieces, visible and invisible, come into play, snips of lyrics, melodies, hums, dreams, and more are here.

How do musicians stitch together sound bytes?  What does sound look like?  Painted Sound, Digital Sound?  "Behind the Seams" of a song or symphony, how can it happen?

** "When I write music or conduct a symphony I see pictures, landscapes, scenes.  I basically write and play from pictures." 



*** Aum Frequency, Digital Art from Spoken Voice 


Musical DNA:
"I know that song, I've heard it before!"  Instant Recognition connects pathways into past, present, and future.  "Are you playing with time?"  I can hear the zither tones of ****The Third Man Theme by Anton Karas.  I'd know it anywhere!  I feel the DNA of the deep soul through music.

Is creativity or ways of thinking a genetic trend?  "I come from a family of (name your creative traits)."  How much does nurturing play a role?  My mom and dad encouraged reading, writing, and drawing from an early age.  Luckily, TV came into being!  Radio was already here. 

"Good Teachers!"


The Big Radio, musical nutrition



William Blake, poet, painter, engraver, author is coming into view:
+ "On windy days and moonless nights,
Blake wears a coat of shifting lights.
The tailor now has grown so clever
He stitches light and dark together...."

and so it is also with personal journeys, stitching together the painted, written, woven, spoken, crafted, and musical fabrics of our individual emotional soundtracks and musical landscape creations.




++ Piano Key beaded necklace, designed and created by Zoe


Musical Architecture:  takes many forms from analogue to digital, structures of sound, color and light, real and imagined, come into luminous physical and non-physical realites.



Blogger Search Key WordsMusic, Sound, Creativity, Frequencies


Related Posts
Tonal Vision

Resources:
* Sting, musician, singer songwriter, lyrics and music from the song, An Englishman in New York. AUD Audience from Direct TV, Album Release Party NYC Irving Plaza, interview and performances through i Heart Radio, 2017 


** Lang Lang, composer, conductor, Bloomberg TV 2017, interview

*** Jay Van Shelt, Paintings, Prints, Digital Creations and Sound Art, Mad Hatter's Studio

****  The Third Man Theme, music for the movie, The Third Man (1949) by Anton Karas, youtube and Wikipedia

+ A Visit to William Blake's Inn, Poems for Innocent and Experienced Travelers  for children of all ages by Nancy Willard.  Illustrations by Alice and Martin Provensen.  Quote from p. 43, story is Blake Tells the Tiger the Tale of the Tailor.

++ Zoe Zaroff, Jewelry by Zoe, hand crafted, custom designs available, beading, torch work and more.

Dahlis Roy:  Visionary Artist, Author and Tai Chi Instructor

Images:
Aum Frequency, Art from Sound, Jay Van Shelt, photo reprinted with permission

Fun with Sound, that's me having a listen to the Big Radio, photo by my Dad, Robert G. Diess

Piano Key Beaded Necklace, created by Zoe Zaroff, photo by Dahlis

Friday, March 31, 2017

PEACE OF GREEN


Writing with *Leaves

Recently we received a Peace Lily.  It grew and flourished.  Tiny buds appeared as if by magic.  Many white ones opened sporting gold centers.  Then, a greenish one reached skyward. 


"It will soon turn white," I thought.

Several days Passed. "Not happening.  It has a green center"

"Turning Green."


It's All Random:
I picked up another story draft (Colors of Love, Sept 1998) and, neatly typed, I read:

Why the green?  In color therapy
** green is sometimes referred to as the 'master color. ' which benefits all conditions.  One always has the option of choosing green, when uncertain about the best color for correcting an imbalance.  Green can be used for strengthening weaknesses.  Green, the color associated with spring, is...the color of renewal.  According to Chinese medicine, green has a healing value for the liver. 


Color therapy uses color from light or...materials to augment healing.  It is applied in a variety of healing arts....psychologists and businesses [can use color] to motivate specific behavior patterns. 



Ivy Plant Grows Love,
a heart shaped leaf


** In various metaphysical and Vedic teachings, the green ray correlates with the Heart Chakra located at the center of the chest....

*** Jou, Tsung Hwa suggested practicing Tai Chi in nature, a green abundance.  In winter or when indoors, practice looking at a green plant.

 

It's Almost April....springboard for vibrant green


Blog Search Key Word, color green

Related Posts
Colors of Love
Color (Y)our world


Resources:
Music:
* Radical Face, Ben Cooper, Roots, Branches, Leaves and more.  Layered music, deep lyrics.  Writing listening to Leaves today, calming.

Books:
** The Way of Qigong, the Art and Science of Chinese Energy Healing by Kenneth Cohen.

More Color Therapy
Hands of Light and Light Emerging by Barbara Ann Brennan
Essential Reiki, Diane Stein

*** The Dao of Taijiquan, Way to Rejuvenation by Jou, Tsung Hwa  Healing benfits of Tai Chi.

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

Images:
Green Peace Lily, photo by Rob  A white flower appears to your right.
Ivy Plant Growing Love, photo by Dahis  See the heart shaped leaf in your middle right view.

Friday, March 17, 2017

ALL ALONE UNIVERSE



Sifting through random drafts and bits of writing, I discover a story of long ago::

All Alone in the Universe

March 17, 1998

Pausing to read, I relive:

Silver rain rinses down out of a leaden sky.  It looks like my painting of Mont-Saint-Michel in the rain-fog of the Normandy coast as it rests on the wall here in my office....The paint has a grey and green look of Saint Patrick's Day in mid March.  I'm walking in the mist of ghosts of the past.




* Come he come say, ride on the night
Sun become day, day shall provide....

She dance for the sun...
Seek for the way, takin' me home....

She callin',
Bring home my name....

Wind in the plains
Dance once for me....

I pause.  The song Sooliamon recently came to my attention in the previous post, March Forward.  What at the odds?





Reading On:
The music brings up images and feelings of ages past as well as present and future time.  I feel a restless sadness wash over me as I sit at the window and wash the rain (notice I typed "wash" the rain instead of "watch" the rain.)  It's probably just the greyness of an Illinois winter washing away...

But it's more than that.  I stand all alone in the universe in Tai Chi class.  It's cool down, standing meditation after form practice.  We stand like marble, all of us lined up and relaxed (most of us appear to be relaxed).  We breathe deeply and naturally and raise our arms in front of us as if to hold a beach ball.  I slip easily into the "empty mind" framework.  I hear a couple of kids bouncing balls in the gym.  The noise fades...and I feel comfortably alone and warm.  I can feel the "nothingness" inside and outside of me.  If I had to put a color to it, it would be painted golden ochre.  I know there are friends on either side of me, yet at the same time, no one is there.  I feel just like my burnt sienna washed canvas called Invisible Planet, the Jupiter like planet is there, but barely.  The brush skimmed the canvas and swirled out a planet without meaning to create it.  The painting stands stark still and I'm not sure where (if anywhere) it is going. 

I check back into Earth again.  "Cool Down" exercises continue to settle and calm energy (qi) circulated during Tai Chi Yang Long Form Practice (88 pattern).  The calming works!  Without the exercises I feel scattered recklessness of a runaway horse.  I come back in tune with the world around me in the gym: the lights, the basketballs bouncing, the shriek of kids playing....



I think about cranes and clouds....I think back to a pastel painting of Chinese Junks....The ships with painted sails of orange and fire rose up out of the charcoal water like Chinese dragons attacking the tiger.  I thought about painting again, in its own time.

Shaking ourselves out of our individual daydreams, we put on winter sweaters, coats, hats and head out, vanishing into the windows of our separate lives....

Tai Chi class is coming around again soon, where I stand all alone in the universe. 



Key Words blog search Angel, Poetry, Mont-Saint-Michel, Creativity

Related Posts:
March Forward
Ghosts of Myself
Healing Hearts
Running Wild in the Universe
A Different Light, Painting Mont-Saint-Michel
Encounters with Michael, The Artist Meets the Archangel
A Firm Foundation
Building Blocks
Universe Shadows of Cranes


Resources:
Music
* Neil Diamond, singer-songwriter,  Sooliamon, African Triology, 3 parts

Irish Folk Songs, Readers' Digest Music, album many years ago

Tai Chi Meditation and Motion
Dr. Paul Lam, taichiforhealtinstitute.org  Programs for all levels, Tai Chi for Arthritis, Back Pain and more to help with specific conditions.  Tai Chi Music, seminars, youtube

Dr. Yang, Jwing-ming, YMAA.com  All levels of practice, Qigong, Tai Chi Martial Arts, Traditional Chinese music via Wind Records

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

Images:
Mont-Saint-Michele, oil painting detail by Dahlis

Stained Glass sparking butterflies, photo by Dahlis

Universe, Shadows of Cranes, oil painting by Dahlis owned by Dr. Paul Lam

Friday, March 10, 2017

MARCH FORWARD

It's March already?  How'd that happen?



Sunsplash


"It was one of those March days when the sun shines hot and the wind blows cold, when it's summer in the light and winter in the shade," Charles Dickens.

Totally agree, a few minutes ago it was snowing, then bright sun arrived and "now" it is cloudy-bright


* "Come he come say
Ride on the night
Sun become day
Day shall provide..."

The light and shade that made your name~







* "Bring home my name...
Wind in the plains, dance once for me...."




And soon full green will return...

Related Posts:
A Strong Clear Vision
Connect the Dots
The Immediate Rabbit
Wander and Ponder


Resources:
Music
* The Best of Neil Diamond, The Millenium Collection, MCA Records CD
Soolaimon, original Uni single, subsidiary of MCA 
Neil Diamond/Tom Catalano Production
Neil Diamond, Songwriting Hall of Fame 1984

Empty Sky, 1969,CD, Elton John, piano, organ, electric piano, harpsichord.  All compositions by Elton John and Bernie Taupin, Dick James Music, LTD.  The harpsichord drew me right in.

Divide 2017 new music from Ed Sheeran, a wide variety of musical adventures, Atlantic Music Corp for USA, Warner Music for UK


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


Images:

Sunsplash, photo by Rob, Los Padres Mountains, California USA

Light through the Window, photo by Dahlis

Fire in the Sky, photo by Rob, California Mountains USA

Golden Beach, detail of oil painting, photo by Dahlis  Sunset/Sunrise?

Chessie Walks Her Timeline, photo by Paul

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

BIRTHDAYS UNLIMITED



* What If?  We could celebrate all of our birthdays, all of the time?



What can a butterfly mean?  Transformation, rebirth, wonder, dawn of a new day, intuition, going within, and best yet, breakthrough and hope!  Can it be a birthday wish?  Intent?  Reflection?




* "What If we could celebrate all the birthdays we ever had?  And by that I mean including the birthdays that happened a few hundred thousand years ago...what if we realized that most of the people in our lives today are souls we have known and have learned from and with, over and over," Shirley MacLaine


Time:  bent, folded, curved?




Celebrating Simultaneous Time all the Time

Family and Pets, "past and present," birthdays included~


Birthdays Are Forever!


Blog Search Key Words:  Butterfly, Creativity

Resources:
* Shirley MacLaine, What If, Out on a Limb, The Camino, and other books.  Shirley is an award winning actress, dancer, and spiritual teacher.  Quotes from p 255, What If

PBS.org USA,
The Origami Revolution, folding forms in art, nature, and technology (2017)

Africa, documentary by Henry Lewis Gates, Jr. (2017)  My favorites scenes include rock carvings that resemble butterflies 140,000 years ago, plus tomb paintings, murals and mosaics from ancient times.

Finding Your Roots, trace ancestries with Henry Lewis Gates Jr. DNA and other evidence bring surprises.  L.L. Cool J. and Sean Combes (2016) and other well known people find more about who they are. 

Ancestry.com find more about you.

Music: 
Radical Face, Ben Cooper, Roots, Branches, Leaves.

Third Man Theme, music from The Third Man, Movie1949

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

Images:
Cards by Linda

Butterfly
Flower Blooming

Thursday, February 16, 2017

SECOND HAND


Total Eclipse of the Clock



"I need a second hand!"

"Oh, you mean a watch with a second hand?" 

" I have two.  I'll get one."



Let's "see," 

I don't think there are a lot of watches anymore that have second hands?

Are there watches anymore?  Who wears them?  When I put a watch on, it stops running.

The phone (or wrist watch/phone) carries the time and everything else.  Digital seconds tick away on the stove timers, microwaves, and equipment everywhere. 


Second Hand
Is a great idea to donate usable items to others.  I also love items loaned or given by friends from charity shops or personal collections.  Energy is Present.


Pets
"We got a second hand Tomcat at the Lighthouse Attic."  Tom's owner met us outside the store.  Tom looked so forlorn yet he let us hold him.  He was one year old at the time and had many previous homes, but we knew he was a keeper.  Now Tom is fifteen!


Tom Terrific
 


Second Hands, Second Chances are everywhere.



* "My melted chocolate will be done in 11 seconds!  Set that timer!"


Key Words blog search Time, Tom, Cats, Chocolate

Related Posts:
Escape Artists
Fully Present
Magic Numbers

Resources:
Chocolate
* Alton Brown, Good Eats, Food Network.  All things chocolate:  Turn on the Dark, The Art of Darkness parts 1-2-3, Fudge Factor.  "Fold the whipped cream gently into the chocolate mixture."

Origami Revolution (2017), PBS, folding paper, fold forms in nature and more, "solid geometry."  


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

Photos by Dahlis
Total Eclipse of the Clock
Tom Watchful

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

TALE OF TWO KITTIES


Cat Tree Time Share



Orange Claims Ownership

Until Ruff Takes Over






Orange is a reptilian muscular athlete:  full speed ahead.


Ruff likes to hang out of both sides of the cat tree. 

Ruff is now three times the size of his best buddy, Orange.  They enjoy grooming each other with an occasional hiss.

Ruff carries his feathery tail high up over his back, like a Norwegian Elk Hound.

"Ruff Has Plumage" 





Periscope....Orange






Tail from the Dark Side~ 




Telltale Tail 



"I want to be the dominant cat...."



* Enter Yon and Mu, in comic book form, to bring up close and personal a "Tale of Two Kitties." 

Yon is quite like Orange, short haired and over active, with that mixed look of wonder and anxiety in his eyes.  Mu is an adorable Norwegian Forest Cat, wide eyed, gentle, and observant.



What could our pets tell us about their personal stories?


Related Posts:  Key Words:  Orange, Ruff, Cats

Resources:

* Yon and Mu. Junji Ito's Cat Diary...."Junji Ito presents a series of hissterical [sic] tales chronicling his real-life trials of becoming a [reluctant] cat owner....Yon, a ghastly looking family cat and Mu, an adorable Norwegian Forest cat," use their persuasive "odd cuteness" to win hearts of readers everywhere and cat owners applaud with a yes and smile. 

"The most striking appeal of Junji Ito's work is his artwork."  Junji's drawings nail the tale of two feline friends and their humans.  Kodansha Comics

The Aristocats, Walt Disney Productions, Full Length Feature Animation


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

Photos by Dahlis
Orange Claims Ownership
Ruff Takes Over
Ruff Has Plumage
Periscope Orange
Tail from the Dark Side
Telltale Tale

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

THE LONGEST MINUTE

* "I'm being erased...."

Several years ago I experienced an ** "out of sink" (sync) experience.  I felt multidimensional?  What is this?




* A couple of days (daze?) ago I watched * Back to the Future movie, all of it, all at one "time."  Back to the Future is a blend of comedy, intensity, suspense, light, dark, space-time and more.  Photographs of people were mysteriously being erased in the movie?  Every time I watch these scenes, I learn something new, reluctantly.   

This time I learned most of my sleeping dreams are actually observing myself, like in a movie.  Until recently, most of my current life was spent observing a timeline, rather than experiencing and enjoying moments.  Now that I am more aware, now what? 




As the the movie unrolled, I also noticed the time travel car's dashboard programed for "time" of arrival and departure....what does that mean?  Shades of keypads to come ~ rethink keypads? 

One Minute Meditation
+ After seeing the numeric dashboard, I thought about number combinations "noticed" often on the digital clock such as 11:11 (new beginnings, being rewired to receive higher vibrations safely).  Lately I pause and take a couple of deep breaths, stand still, free of thought, and stretch while these sequences float by.  Sometimes the minute is "long" and sometimes it is very short.  When the clock changes, I continue on with my day or night~

If get a full minute to watch the clock in stillness, I get restless.  "This is the longest minute ever."  Other number combinations I watch are 444 and 108.  However, when "I stop the clock" I feel better! 

Einstein, the dog in Back to the Future, experienced a time travel experience. 

* "He skipped a minute."










**** "There is no difference between the visible and the invisible ~ None."





Related Posts:
** Out of Sink Experience

*** Magic Numbers

**** By an Unfaltering Trust

Resources:
* Back to the Future, movie starring Michael J. Fox, 1985, Universal Studios, Steven Speilberg, Robert Zemekis. 

+ Number Sequences, Healing with the Angels, book by Doreen Virtue.  All things Angel~

Shirley MacLaine, actress, author, spiritual teacher, Book, Out on a Limb, changed my life.  Other books The Camino, What If, Out on a Leash, and more


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

Photos by Dahlis
Shadows of Light

The Longest Minute

The Longest Minute muted