right now I am missing painting on location. There is still too much snow and last week the temperatures dipped to minus 27. So I am posting “Island In The Sun” in memory of a warm day and sunshine!
Paintings done on location come with lots of memories. In this case it was 2012 and a few months before my mother would pass away in a care home. I was exhausted and this trip to Howard and to paint was medicine for me.
I cared for my mother for 4 years after her stroke while she was in a facility. She was able to talk and to write and recall her life. However she had lost the use of the left side of her body. She needed so much help and assistance. I learned how to use the lift and filled in the many blanks left by our senior care system. We had a great time together and as one of my mentors she continued to teach me.
So like I said. Painting on location and the paintings that come out of these trips are memories of the road travelled at the time.
Right now I am looking at expanding on my current art theme which is “The Expression Of Life”. I am planning a series of quick conte sketch’s capturing the essence of the expression. Pictures like Apache. Wish me well and I hope to hear from you. Has it been a long winter in your neck of the woods?
©Katie Kidwell, The Living of Loving, 2019
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When the Beatles recorded Eleanor Rigby they made a lot of sad people happy someone had noticed them. The happy people paused and gave thought…yes it was sad…“All the lonely people, where do they all come from?”
Not all people who live alone are lonely. There are lonely people living within large groups of people. Loneliness is a state of mind capable of feeding itself sad experiences for the rest of its life.
So I wish they’d invent…
A system/machine, based on the hologram, challenging loneliness. Not another dumb-down drug.
Current research says it takes 21 days for the brain to incorporate a new habit. Programs could be tailored to client needs or one universal one. As complicated as some people’s lives are, the foundation of brain change is probably in the factor of one.
I will go out on a limb here and say I believe it is this:
The need to sense we are receiving love and respect.
Could a hologram field change the brain’s belief in its self?
Perhaps you have heard of the research supporting:
“What we think about we experience.”
“We cannot give to others what we don’t have for ourselves first.”
“Thinking will make it so.”
Any invention to help the brain get back on its feet. To experience the world it’s missing, would have great benefits for the heart. Once healed and re-oriented, the world could well be shocked by the people showing up on the page. No longer suffering somewhere alone.
Perhaps this invention is already underway. Loneliness is worth talking about.
Here’s a cool U-tube video of Paul McCartney (2009) in New York singing with his band,
Google the lyrics to “Sing The Changes”. Maybe this is where the invention is or how it will be discovered.
I hope this blog has got you thinking about :“what I wish they’d invent” . Write your own essay on this and see where it leads. As always I hope to inspire my readers towards their own creative discoveries.
What I Wish They’d Invent
© Kathy Kidwell, 2015 True to You (no longer on-line)
©Kathy Kidwell, 2019, The Living Of Loving
GWJ Creative Art
My Personal Experience
GWJ Creative Art
It was a Zen moment. Nearing the end of my walk, I looked straight at the highway ahead and asked,
“What does the world need?”
If the question was a trick horse then the answer was the rider vaulting onto it’s back…that’s how quick it was.
“Everything money can’t buy”
I laughed at the suddenness of it all. It fit. It was a recurring theme – everything money can’t buy.
So my question today is, What would you do if this happened to you?
You were the one who asked the question, or perhaps had the thought of it escape you…and then HEARD very distinctly this answer:
“Everything money can’t buy!”
What would you do?
How would you interpret this in your own circumstances?
Would you do anything differently or would this validate the course you are already on?
Many people count their blessings. Willy Nelson said his whole life changed when he started counting his blessings. So on the theme of counting, What are the things money can’t buy?
Here’s my short list:
I guess the things we cannot buy are the things we cannot “own”.
Isn’t it amazing how the things we cannot buy (own) are our best gifts to give to others.
I leave you with this little project to answer.
What you would do if this happened to you?
if you want to count or make a list.
I hope you will comment on this here and I will leave you with a quote from my friend Grace.
“Everything in life that has value
cannot be bought,
it can only be exchanged.”
Grace Winnifred Joy
This post was originally published on the web in 2015 at “Living For the Present Moment Now” and “True to You” which are no longer on-line.
©Kathy Kidwell, 2015 True to You, Living For The Present Moment Now
©Kathy Kidwell, 2018 The Living Of Loving