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This is an oldie, but a goodie. I did this cartoon 2 years ago! Boy does time fly. I NEED to start back doing cartoons. I need to make time to fuel my creative desires. I really do!

So here’s to you, and your loved ones! Make every day Valentine’s Day! I also include in this post one of my favorite songs for this year.. Enjoy!

Happy Valentines Day-sm

Hugs & Kisses to All!!

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Visual Recipe - Creativity

Today’s Visual Recipe is for Creativity, courtesy http://paulzii.tumblr.com.  I found this post via an open sketchbook. I found the list to be a very nice one. His suggestions are in blue… I also added a few of mine which are written in RED. To his great list I would add:

  • Visit Museums
  • Love
  • Always carry around a pen or pencil to write or sketch as you see things, or as ideas pop in your head
  • Be curious… curiosity may have killed the cat, but a lack of it kills innovation
  • Laugh… a hearty laugh does a lot for us and those around us
  • Look and smell… sharpen your senses
  • Take time out for quiet…to refocus
  • Spend time in nature… it teaches us
  • Color
  • Dark… quiet time in the dark sometimes helps me hone in on something I need to

Creativity can be found anywhere and in doing almost anything. I am fascinated almost everyday by the creative things people do with things that are almost invisible. If you haven’t read “How to be Creative” by Hugh MacLeod as yet, please read it now.

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29 Ways to Stay Creative

HAPPY FRIDAY!!!!

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Elz on the very first day I met him

My post today goes out to one of my best friends (a dog) LS who died suddenly yesterday morning. LS, aka Tiger aka Elz… or “A-lay-way-lay” when we would play, was very special. I met him for the first time in 2009 when I came home to Trinidad for a short stay. Where this dog came from I do not know, but I instantly liked him. He would come to my house, I would feed him and we would play. I returned toIndia and when I came back to Trinidad later that year, we met again. He was my dog; not legally, but he was.

He was so obedient, so calm, so balanced like Cesar Milan would say. Great with kids, my friends, family, and everyone in the neighborhood knew him for being a great dog. He would walk persons for transportation on mornings, and he would walk me back home at night if he saw me. Many times, I would try hiding from him so that he would not walk me out, for fear of vehicles, but he was way too smart for that.

Elz made his entry into my friend’s life before I knew him. Her husband got a stroke and from then on LS for some reason left his home next door and would stay at her house. They tried to remove him but he just kept coming back, until one day she decided you know what…maybe he’s here for a reason. If he wants to stay, let him stay. And he did.

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Elz - You asked for little yet gave so much

His owner was away for a month or more, and he would come to my home everyday for his food. He had his own bowl, place to sleep, and water dish. I fed him, bathed him, took care of him when we was injured or ill… I really loved him. This is how smart he was. He would come to my gate and if I wasn’t outside to see him, he would go to the neighbor’s gate. Why? Because their dog Scrappy (Skeedie Weedie to me) would begin barking (he didn’t like me having Elz over as it meant his hugs and kisses were now shared). When I heard Skeedy’s barking in that tone, I knew Elz was there. He would then saunter to my gate, dancing, and smiling with his sweet little self.

Saturday was extremely hot and as I was going out, I stopped in by my friend. Elz was there and left to walk with me. The road surface was also very hot but Elz was determined to walk me. I smiled as I looked at him tip toe-ing gingerly across the hot road. My neighbours knew him so well that they would open my gate to let him into my yeard, or call me to tell me, “LS outside.”

He walked my mom out yesterday morning and she too was distraught when she got the news. The entire neighborhood will be shocked. He was a very smart dog, amazingly smart. Everyone knows of “this little brown and white dog.” He was everyone’s friend. I was with him until he closed his eyes. My friend, her husband and I tried to help him but it was just too late. Times like this I really wonder about humans and who the real animals are. Elz, I just wanted to thank you for all the laughs and smiles you brought to my days.  It will be difficult not having you walk me this morning…very difficult. I miss you running toward me with that big doggie grin for your morning play. I will miss looking down the street for you when I get home at night. I will miss you terribly, but you have stored up treasures wherever you are. Love you, miss you, and thank you so much again. There will never be another like you. In the meantime, I will keep your water dish filled, your bowl ready, my gate open, and my arms wide open just in case we are blessed to be found by another dog like you.

Dedicated to all the wonderful Googies in this world.

Elz (200? – 17 April 2011)

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Visual Recipe - Love

Today’s Visual Recipe is Love, courtesy Homepages.tesco.net. Food is great, and so is love.

Life is short, let’s appreciate every moment we have. Let’s not be afraid to tell those we love, that we love them… it may be the only “I love you” they have heard their entire lives. With these words come a responsibility, so remember that too. It’s great to love love. To all my friends, family, and those who make me laugh and smile heartily every single day of my life, I just love ya!

HAPPY FRIDAY!!!!

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Church in Portugal

The sketch above is of a church in Portugal. I haven’t been there just yet, but my friend travels to Portugal frequently. On one of her trips, she sent me photos of her travels, and this is a church I saw in her photos. She recently got married there and thought I would dedicate today’s post to her. Congratulations to you and your husband W!

Architecture in Trinidad – Sketch of a house in Woodbrook >>>

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Thinking Insomniac in light

Last Thursday was my first time light painting (Painting with Light – my continued experiment), and last night I was at it again. Jumping up and down, running side to side, on and off furniture. Yikes! As my experimenting continues and grows, I will experiment with other tools, ideas, etc. It’s a work in process, one that I enjoy.

Design in light

Design in light

Live in Light

Live in Light

Love in Light

Love in Light

Infinity

for Infinity

“Design in light, Live in Light, and Love in Light…for Infinity”

Explode with creation

Explode with creativity

“Explode with Creativity”

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Look out for my Visual Recipe tomorrow. Any suggestions on what you would like to see a Visual recipe on? Comment and let me know; send a link to the recipe if you can.

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Thinking Insomniac Light Painting ExperimentThinking Insomniac Light Painting Experiment 

I have been practicing and experimenting with Light Painting after my close friend showed it to me and said, “This is cool…I think you will like it!” And he was right! I do not have a dark room so I experiment at night… I got my camera ready, set it to a pretty low ISO (under 400), high aperture – as high as you can get it (e.g. f/18 or f/22), and a slow shutter speed. I am still experimenting with the shutter speed. Right now I have a time of 30 seconds to write…this is a LONG time..so I am working on it and will let you all know of my progress. If you have any advice for me that will also be great!

I Love You Light Painting

Hello, I Love You Light Painting

You may be able to make out some of the words in the above photos… I am so excited at this new thing to try out…the good thing is.. I don’t sleep as you know…so the night time is perfect for me to make art and experiment. An architect and designer who dances with light at night. LOL..

Vertical Light Painting

Vertical Light Painting

Circle Light Painting

Circle Light Painting

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Look out for my Visual Recipe tomorrow.

More links on Light Painting:
Lifehacker >>
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