Surface Pro Book – and drawing

Published May 21, 2017 by etain1

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Brand new computer – Surface Pro Book. It can be switched to a Tablet and has a pen to use for finer drawing. This was done in paint which is a basic program that comes with Windows. I have looked into Art Range for computers at a cost of $79 dollars. It will be a more professional look in the quality and so much more. The way I see it – it opens up a whole new ability to design and post it with vivid colors, textures, media (oil, watercolors, and pastels). Going to sit on it for a few so I can make a good decision instead of impulse buying.

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Spring Prayer

Published March 12, 2017 by etain1

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We all go through the cabin fever stage at this time of the year. Winter has had it toll on our mood and we are getting a little short tempered with mother nature and her game of warm and freezing temperatures. We yearn for the sun, dirt to dig in and the colors and smells of springtime. We are ready  for warmth! We are grateful that spring is fast approaching.

Broken Heart

Published February 10, 2017 by etain1

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Broken Heart ©

By Terry Moore

My heart is broken

My tears just a token

Lover, parent, friend or child

No guarantee about no exile

If it was meant to be

There would be no absentee

Can’t make them love you

This statement is so true

Let them go with kindness

Show your ferocity and fineness

The heart can heal when broken

When words of kindness are spoken

 

Let Me Count The Ways

Published February 10, 2017 by etain1

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This poem is for whomever holds that special place in your heart.

Let Me Count The Ways ©
By Terry Moore

For a sister, a brother, a lover, a friend
Our friendship will never end

I love you so let me count the ways
You laugh when we are together always

You sometimes make fun of me
It makes me laugh please see

When I am scared you hold my hand
You let me sit while you stand

You are there for me – thick and thin
When I am sad you make me grin

You are there for me and me for you
Our love keeps our hearts anew ♥

 

Our Dark Side

Published February 8, 2017 by etain1

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“It is a frightening thought that man also has a shadow side to him, consisting not just of little weaknesses – and foibles, but of a positively demonic dynamism. The individual seldom knows anything of this; to him, as an individual, it is incredible that he should ever in any circumstances go beyond himself. But let these harmless creatures form a mass, and there emerges a ranging monster. ~Carl Jung, “On the Psychology of the Unconscious.”

On the other hand, the Shadow Self is an archetype that forms part of the unconscious mind and is composed of repressed ideas, instincts, impulses, weaknesses, desires, perversions and embarrassing fears.  This archetype is often described as the darker side of the psyche, representing wildness, chaos and the unknown. Jung believed that these latent dispositions are present in all of us, in many instances forming a strong source of creative energy.

We are all born pure, like blank canvases.  But at some point during our childhood development, we learn knowledge that teaches us to separate things into good and evil. The moment we eat from this tree of knowledge, our shadows are born and we begin to divide ourselves.  Furthermore, in our cultural ‘socialization’ process, we begin to sort out those traits within us that are acceptable in society, and those unacceptable traits that aren’t (which are later hidden away).  As Jung said:

What we call civilized consciousness has steadily separated itself from the basic instincts. But these instincts have not disappeared. They have merely lost their contact with our consciousness and are thus forced to assert themselves in an indirect fashion. This may be by means of physical symptoms in the case of a neurosis, or by means of incidents of various kinds, or by unaccountable moods, unexpected forgetfulness, or mistakes in in speech… modern man protects himself against seeing his own split state by a system of compartments. Certain areas of outer life and of his own behavior are kept, as it were, in separate drawers and are never confronted with one another.

 

The Power of Positive Vives

Published December 25, 2016 by etain1

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A good friend was just diagnosed with Breast cancer, stomach cancer and it is also in her bone. She is one of the sweetest persons I have ever had the privilege of knowing. She had her 1st chemo treatment December  21, 2016. I made her this stocking and filled it with little note cards with positive affirmations from friends on her Facebook page. When she has her down days and we know she will have some, she can reread all the uplifting wishes from all who love her. She is always saying “I’ve got this”. She is a fighter for sure. She is an inspiration to me and all that know her.

The Magick of Giving

Published December 25, 2016 by etain1

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My brother had chemo on Thursday 12/22/16. I made this Christmas stocking for the chemo nurses (Genesys Hurley Cancer Institute) and filled it with candy and chocolates. When everyone was connected to their  ……

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Chemolicious meds I gave the stocking to the nurses. Wow, they really liked it and I enjoyed watching them smile. I also made little gift bags for each patient with the chemolicious art on a card wishing them a Happy Holiday. It was like magic because everyone was laughing and getting in the festive mood. A very good chemo day.