Sleepy Sundays: Light Storms

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These two designs were inspired by events both past and a strange nightmare I had one night years ago about the future.

The first about the past was a beautiful day that was considered rare in the times I grew up in that were somewhat similar to the things going on in present day in the country I call home. The afternoon etched itself into my memories due to a vivid sunset witnessed that mimicked a candy store. There were so many bright pinks and lilacs. Then out of nowhere it seemed to get ruined by a very dangerous electrical storm that no one seemed to see coming.

The second that was dreamt up into a sci-fi design was inspired by a terrifying, sweat-inducing dream had one night where tons of planets were just getting blasted to bits and raining down and outward everywhere.

My lesson in all this trying to concentrate while there are in fact catastrophic things going on in the world that involve spiritual, racial, generational, and just flat out good old fashioned good vs evil, was that we need to take care of one another more. & Fight these evils because like the storm, what appeared out of darkness soon became light. So many of you have been so very kind these past few weeks while we transition the site here.

With an actual storm brewing in the skies over my head as I type this, and the climate changing in my region & all over I hope our own certain future doesn’t look like the one in my nightmares. There’s just way too much more work to do.

Be kind to one another & take care of one another.

Have a peaceful Sunday.

 

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Brand New Friends

You may remember my talk of the gift that gave back on Mother’s Day. My son came home with just a simple, tiny sprout, much like himself. It needed much care and attention but it has grown. What a beautiful group of flowers it has budded into now!
Inspired by my little one and his touching gift, I’ve put up this little slideshow gallery for you to enjoy today.

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Happy Earth Day!

Earth Day, Earth Day images, Earth Day art As some of you may know today is Earth Day. This is an ideal time to teach the children of our planet about all things growth and respecting the environment. If you have kids of your own, or know a group of little ones in your community, consider starting a small garden with them.

You don’t have to live a in suburban or rural area to do this. There are plenty of urban areas that have gardens as well. Don’t believe me? Do an internet search on “city gardens” and see what you turn up. You’ll thank me later. The results of planting something small with people that are still learning about the world can be tremendously rewarding.

Children, after all, are like little plants themselves; just looking to soak up some knowledge.