Showing posts with label artistic. Show all posts
Showing posts with label artistic. Show all posts

Monday, July 25, 2016

Wisdom cultivated by age

As I sit back and take stock of what advice I 

consistently tell my kids, believe to be true, and 

are mantras to living the best life possible, I 

thought I would share them.  I have discovered

them to be true.

1) You are the company you keep

I'm fortunate to

have a wonderful

group of talented

people surrounding me. 

They push me harder to strive to be better.

I continue to work at being the best they believe 

in me to be.

2) Make others proud of you

I often think 

that my father

is looking down

from heaven and

cheering me on.

My father could offer advice, he could hold 

me accountable, but he never failed to show 

his unwavering support of me.  He would not

tell me what I wanted to hear when life was a

struggle, he would listen.  Then he would say: 

"what's the pay off?"

3) Life IS about choices

The choices we make are not always the best, 

and we can end up scarred or with a few bruises

but we have to believe that our reasoning for 

doing what we did, was because we thought it 

the best option at the time.

4) What did we learn?

By sticking to our path, doing what we think is 

right for us at the time we do it, we make mis- 

takes.  But from those mistakes do we reflect 

upon the life lesson? Do we avoid it the next 

around?  Does our vibe send a warning signal?

5) Failure happens 

How we react to failure becomes our legacy.  

Did we extrapolate from it the lessons that we

needed to learn?  Would we do it again exactly 

the same or would we do it differently.

6) Listen to others

Did we have the chance to get advice from 

others wiser and choose to ignore it? Why even 

bother to ask for an opinion if we're just going to

do what we want anyhow?

7) Bees and honey

You attract more bees with honey than vinegar: 

should resonate among my children's minds 

often.  I have said it so many times, they can 

finish it before I finish with "bees".  People will 

react more favorably when you frame it with 

niceness, politeness and manners.

8) Show gratitude

Never fail to find an opportunity to thank some-

one.  If you show appreciation, you will be 

rewarded as often as you express gratitude.

9) You are the company you keep

Be wary of those that want to tarnish your talents

or destroy your confidence or put you in harms 

way.  Misery may love company but you don't.

9) Please your soul

Play some music, paint or draw or write or cook 

a fabulous creation.  For it is something you 

enjoy. You aren't doing it to please others.  Do 

whatever sings to your heart and heals your 

inner self.

10) Trust your instincts

They could be telling you something that you did

not necessarily see but felt was wrong.  

11) Optimistic and positive

It isn't always possible to stay upbeat, positive

and optimistic.  Life has a way of pushing you 

when you step outside the boundaries.  It is

just that sometimes you need a reality check. 

Get over it.  Take a hot bath.  Reflect more on

what you should be thankful for.

12)  Recovery

How you recover from failure or disappoint-

ment or from being off track will determine how 

far you can  reach.  Did you fall to the bottom, or

did you catch yourself before you did a complete 

tumble?  Were their others there to help catch 

you?  Did you stop yourself or ask for help when

you needed to avoid self-destruction?

13) Goals and dreams

Goals are dreams with deadlines.  Do you have

a vision on where you would like to end up that

is not fueled by greed, envy or power?  Your

success will likely be determined by the value

it represents.

14) Believe in yourself

Often it is only oneself who can decide if we are

on the right path.

15) Discover your purpose

Allow that purpose to drive your passion, path,

and continual learning.  It is then you will likely 

discover what it is that you love to do.

I hope my kids read this and remember the 

times we had discussions around any of the

wisdom shared and reflect upon the situation

that caused it.  They know they have my 

permission to hold me accountable.  The worst

part of it is that I didn't always listen to myself.

The best part is when they toss my words back

at me.

Thursday, July 21, 2016

it's a cool THING :: ... #bestofeverything

I've fallen in love
and I can't look up!

I've had this vision percolating for quite a while ::... to me, quite a while could be only a couple of months max.  Beyond that, it is stagnant, forgotten, filed away.

I have been saving stuff and bookmarking links here and there.  Even creating various personas or topic commentaries I represent.  It is tres coolio really.  I chose what I will write and pick things that register with me in a resonating and everlasting way.

It could be
karma playing with
 hashtag tag

Past my 6th year of graduation from #socialmediaVERSITY has been quite a ride.  I recognize that my entire history of viewership can be clobbered in a day but the very big social media superstars or rock stars or divas reverberating across multi platforms, device brand or type (smartphone or desktop computer), beating to their own drum while making a path and a way to our future.

should be born, created, gather, only the peers #bestofeverything who get to vote in the inductees.  The honored graduates of this elite communicators who have surpassed even the hardiest media outlet.

Where the
have a say
The first nominee, inductee and recipient is ...:: ::... an extremely innovator site that I have been percolating my own version for some time.  A truly, really, superbly shared and if not, should be. is
leading the way 
Well, go check em out ::... the Millennial version of Mashable who represented the voice of early social media adopters.  

Very astute,
savvy and classy has everything this fabulous fashionista fighting her 50s could possible want:

    Career | Cooking | Fashion | Lifestyle | Contemporary



Art & Design


Movies & Theater


Performance Art



Where every click
provides a nugget
I'm telling you ...:: or warning you that ::...
you WILL get lost in here for a long time.  The sophisticated, educated, liberated woman website and resource for the EVERY woman.  

Around each and every corner.  You go to the top far left page, APPS, then cross-referenced across the top ...:: you ARE lost ::... and it may take you a while to escape.  Maybe you don't want to? One thing is for sure, you will likely circle back if you don't subscribe right away.

Do yourself
a favor and go
Take a look and see for yourself what I am identifying as the next phase under the brilliant leadership of who are visionaries really.  In beat with the movement, the people movement, and simply the #bestofeverything
is now officially
a professor or
team of professors
of the social media
highest order



       ~M E M B E R~ 

Ice cream bow
standing ovation
I took liberty with the fact that we're about smack dab in the middle of summer.  Nothing looks or tastes better than ice cream.  I like to support my commentaries with images that delight me and I
hope a few others too.  Since blogging is a "work in progress" I promise to come back to reveal the sources where these scrumptious creations come from.   If you can't wait, you can always wander over to where you will gather a lot of great ideas.  Maybe even inspire you to do something you've been thinking about for a while and put it into action.

Or, you can start trending the #bestofeverything for #icecream whether it is an image, art, a shop in your village or city, crafted by a grandparent, parent or creative genius.  Share it on Twitter and include me and I will try to arrange to get you some ice cream for free?  Perhaps.  

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

The get back to the get back

An explosion of a guilty past:

I mean get back, get back to where you come from.

Your papa was a hater, your mom an instigator

it was your faith your future your creation 
     that drew you to the computer

Meanwhile get back, get back to where y'all come from

As pieces of guilt FLASH! pass you

As we try to get back, get back
     to the time we were guilt free,
    left to explore our wild minds, 

Life, love, family and attitude
bring us peace by piece whether longitude or 


Join us our sister ~ brother HOOD

One is not mightier than the other,
     no more fighting
    harmony to envelop us 

Feel like floating?

To the time when we were guilt free, 
      left to explore our wild minds,
     our creative discoveries
     and destinations 

Focus on the good stuff
exhaust out the fumes from the crap

Release it all into atmosphere
washed clean by God's rain, to wake US ALL up 
     no doubt

Now we have our chances
to tomorrows that we know are hidden! 
Just around the corner!
we feel bright sunshine beams pulling us in

To have optimism for tomorrow
 after bidding bye to fact checking
    dirty laundry

We focus on the right path
to not forget 
    life's best lessons:

~..~ the longest minutes never last ~..~

  @Jeannette Marshall (C) T W I T T E R

  ~ q u o t e ~


Only mood is peacefulness
     as we are not even hidden, 
     while banished all our fears

Where we sing together
     Lala la-la lalalaaaaaah
     one big happy gang
     of friends no foes world
     of love

The easiest recipe ever had
     Let it go, say it ain't so,
    it never happened

The kindest outlook to be seen
     by few, not many.  Think Ghandi Mother Theresa       why not Pope Francis too?

This blog is copyrighted

You can help yourself to the insights and ideas, I don't mind.  That is why I put them out there.  To be shared, heavenly if some were embraced, catch on as a new attitude, it will only get stronger by where the magnet draw the people far.  I imagine a lot wider or farther as it gets bigger.  That is BECAUSE you will link this Blog only with an @optioneerJM or a Facebooker Jeannette Marshall or mass G+ including my name Jeannette.  

Another experiment unfolds

What sort of lengths will people go to see their named mentioned in a major super star or musical talent, artist.  

Well, if you approach me and I like your stuff, I could write about it

or not.

"Uncork what lies 
beneath the surface
to see what magic lands"
                                           @Jeannette Marshall (C) T W I T T E R

  ~ q u o t e ~


I saw a constellation,

across the nation
~ Gord Downey

(GORD:  You can use this sonnet or song or story or poem :: just notify this writer)

A nerd?  A halloween costume, a disguise? #GordDowney 



"Never mind the nation, he's captivated my fascination" 
~ Jeannette Marshall
a new fan
of Gord Downey
 @Jeannette Marshall (C) T W I T T E R

  ~ q u o t e ~

"You can feel the passion he has for his music :: Gord Downer "
~Jeannette Marshall

inspired FLASH

 @Jeannette Marshall (C) T W I T T E R

  ~ q u o t e ~

"How did I miss his incredible talent ?? Gord Downey
~ Jeannette Marshall

your fan
 @Jeannette Marshall (C) T W I T T E R

  ~ q u o t e ~

Green was the silence, wet was the light,

the month of June trembled like a butterfly.

This beautiful photo was taken by a beautiful daughter
before she was even sweet sixteen.
a chip off the old mother blubbard
Hidden away in her cupboard
called life

She's her mother's daughter ::
proud, strong, great when she feels free
stifulled breath grasps for air
Caught in her own whirlwind
of just a moment

LOVE mom xOXo ~

who wouldn't find this amazing?  WOW !! @Apple or @HP would hire him +Mashable  coulda and  @therealdonaldtrump shoulda :: !! ?? 

mashable: Student drew every member of his high school class for a creative graduation surprise Promoting for a free ticket to see Gord Downey with The Tragically Hip in concert
in Calgary this summer 2016