May 05, 2017

Paint Party Friday and a dedication to...

Hello World!
Once again it is my favorite day of the week, Friday.
That is as long as Paint Party Friday is still partying!
Thank you to our wonderful hosts, EVA and Kristin
for making Fridays such a special day for all us
Paint Party Friday Partiers and Players!

Have no idea what  I am talking about?
Go HERE, it will be worth it, I promise!

Today's post is dedicated to my
AWESOME, WONDERFUL, BEAUTIFUL, AMAZING
Crow Spirit Sister!
When you think of Crow's in the Art World,
most often her name is what comes to mind.
Yes, it's Stacy at MagicLoveCrow!
(if you haven't visited her lately, she has some great new art)

The reason I am dedicating this post to her is that several months or so ago she sent me a boxful of 8"x8" and 8"x10" reinforced, heavy duty, wrapped canvases!
She asked me the other day about them and I realized since my surgery, I have been posting most of my art on my Instagram (rasz_art_designs) and my Facebook Art Page (Rasz Art Designs) accounts So Stacy hasn't seen the art I have made from those canvases. So, time for me to stop typing and just show the art I have made on those treasured canvases:





 




This one came out blurry from having to gather all the photos from 3 devices to my computer.
It took me 2 hours and I opted to post the blurry one instead of trying to go through everything for another pic.
So, Stacy...here are 8 of the canvases. I have 2 more 8"x10" WIPs and a couple more canvases still in the wrapper. These Mixed-Media painting would never have been created without your gracious gifts and continued support and encouragement! I am SO blessed to have you, and your mom, in my life.

Below is an orange hummingbird that migrates each year
and has come back home in Spring for the last 2 years!
I am waiting for orange babies, maybe this year.


Happy PPF, Cinqo de Mayo and have a GREAT week!
Hugz, Rasz

April 26, 2017

Outsider Art - Being All Alone...

Happy Wednesday to you!

Today's Prompt, for the April-Prompt-A-Day Challenge, over at the Imaginary Garden's With Real Toads
is brought to us Challengers by Karin Gustafson (Sorry, I do not know her blog URL).
The Challenge is to use "Outsider Art" from someone else or write about what it is like to be an "Outsider" or "Alone".

I am choosing "Alone" today.
The picture below is my own. I went to my sink a few weeks back and saw the dirty dishes sitting in the sink just as they are in the photo. It reminded me of how alone I have felt during my recovery from surgery and now something pinching nerves in my back (MRI later today).

My recovery has been a long one compared to other surgeries I have had. Also I live alone now and do not have a significant other. I have not been able to do anything that involves my core muscles, so basically I can just hang out, try to work at art or the Challenges and that's pretty much it.

I do have my oldest son in my neighborhood who has been a great help, my Sissy who comes over any time she gets a chance and usually brings some great goodies with her, along with doing my dishes, washing clothes or anything else that may need doing. I have several friends that I talk to (and the most special one will be reading this today!), listen to music I love, and laugh often.


However being alone can be dangerous for the mind, body and spirit if not kept in check. Alone can be a choice, a health issue or being an outsider of a community we want to belong to.

The heart, the mind, the body
All three so closely aligned
If not careful to tend to each of them
One by one will be lost in short time

SO...

There is always a time when life goes right
To paint, to laugh, to dance
Breathing and loving every moment of that
And never ignoring the chance

Hope you have a GREAT day and can find a reason to smile, to laugh, to reach out, no matter where you may be at.

BIG HUGZ, RASZ

April 23, 2017

Protest and Outrage: Dark Poetry For the Cruelest Month 2017

Focusing and thinking was not happening this week.
The thought of not posting this year made my heart cry.
So here I am, for Magaly's Annual Dark Poetry for the 
Cruelest Month 2017!

And even at this late entry, 
I MADE IT!!!

It amazes me how fast protection can be taken away yet how long it takes to get it. I certainly do not want to be political here, it's not just politics. It's money, it's payoffs for whoever is the highest bidder. I live on the edge of one of our most beautiful National Forrest in the United States and a cars drive to several others. People are the most dangerous. They want these National Parks yet can disrespect and desecrate them on their yearly camping trips. It's just one little trickle in the poisoned rivers we are creating. Which is where my poem this evening came from.


taking years for the saving
one swipe of a pen
the salvation is now gone


This has been a great theme for this week and I have read some great poems.
Thank you Magaly!

Have a wonderful week!
Hugz, Rasz
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