Showing posts with label images. Show all posts
Showing posts with label images. Show all posts

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Images inspire creativity and soul purpose




It occurred to me tonight, as we spring forward, that there are so many images and quotes that can inspire me.  Likely anyone for that matter.

Whether you be an insomniac like I can be so many times, or an early riser in other parts, one can enjoy peaceful solitude or united solidarity with talented people of the world, from around the world.

It should be impossible to feel lonely in this brave new world, where just about anything we do, is centered on a computer or television screens.  Our jobs, our entertainment, our creativity, our memories.

Like so many others, life is in control.  It sometimes leaves gaps on the online world when you become enveloped with warmth from real life events, family, friends.  




More often, you are in survival mode in the outside world:  juggling jobs, finances, commitments, obligations, taxes, crises, pushing dreams and goals to the bottom of the pressure broil of keeping things together, whether mentally exhausted or morale challenged.

So what do you do?  To find a release to avoid the pressure explode with stress, health ailments, energy depletion .... what can help?

Creativity can be an escape. 
Like exercise is optimum for ongoing health invigoration,  so can creativity be a great way to exorcise those demons pressing down on you from real commitments.  




Take a stroll through the universe .... online.  For images that appeal to your senses, make you smile, make you in awe.  Look for quotes that speak to you personally, that can inspire you to move on from just barely getting by to where you belong.

Your sole purpose in life makes your soul sing.  Finding images to escape to and enjoy can go a step further when merged with stimulating verses or quotes.  Be moved to create your own.  That can be creative.  That can be a release.


Be at peace every day.  Be satisfied with what you have.  Don't try to reach too far into the future so that you have lost the gift of enjoyment of today. 





It is in you to be enveloped in a positive enjoyable world.  To discover what it is will guide you to what others find similarly mirrored philosophy and talent unfolds, makes connection.



Thursday, December 8, 2016

LOST & AMAZED: INHALE beauty to push OUT toxins






I scooped some awesome art to share from Pinterest this evening. It is sure easy to get lost and amazed at great talent and just inhale its beauty exuded by an artistic interpretation on life, dance and living life and lives being lived. (I will try to go back and forth and see if the artist’s name/identity is linked with those PINs.



Isn’t it amazing how automatically at peace you find yourself in? I do. Most times, I will listen to music to chill out and nose in a book to escape. Then there is that more unique connection as I find myself in the tide of waves floating out wonderful images for me to just absorb, enjoy.



As you can probably tell, I like bold zesty colors in art the most. Whimsical catches my fancy. If I can even pick up something to learn: BONUS!





BONUS: I’ll have to slip in a bio of the artist here when I can search and find a good one. A while back, I created a BOARD “Artist Spotlight” and started a new BLOG: JMgallery, once again by blogspot from Google. However, I am working with my partners at @ifttt to forward my blogs from Google’s Blogpost to WordPress automatically. It is easier to do now that I renamed it “YUPPYdom” as a nod to my generation, our version of HIPSTERS of the Millennia generation. I keep dabbling with various Blogs to test my writing depth and see if it helps or divides too much. Ahhh, another experiment as I often talk about on optioneerjm (see link for ALTER EGO and click).







Yuppydom is more generic yet speaks to a specific age group or group of similar minded folks. Since there are fashionistas, social media superstars, art buffs, photographers, artists, current affairs, social matters, reviews, shopping, consumerism specialists. If I were to have ‘it’ it may as well be something I know: what I like, what I think, what I value, what I learn to share with others of a similar mindset or age group.

 Dance images calm and inspire creativity

deep inside. As I still struggle with mindfullness, this is a nice almost meditative state where I gaze across marvelous images. Of that, and just about anything that catches my wandering eye .










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LOST & AMAZED: INHALE beauty to push OUT toxins




I scooped some awesome art to share from Pinterest this evening. It is sure easy to get lost and amazed at great talent and just inhale its beauty exuded by an artistic interpretation on life, dance and living life and lives being lived. (I will try to go back and forth and see if the artist's name/identity is linked with those PINs.


Isn't it amazing how automatically at peace you find yourself in? I do. Most times, I will listen to music to chill out and nose in a book to escape. Then there is that more unique connection as I find myself in the tide of waves floating out wonderful images for me to just absorb, enjoy.


As you can probably tell, I like bold zesty colors in art the most. Whimsical catches my fancy. If I can even pick up something to learn: BONUS!



BONUS: I'll have to slip in a bio of the artist here when I can search and find a good one. A while back, I created a BOARD "Artist Spotlight" and started a new BLOG: JMgallery, once again by blogspot from Google. However, I am working with my partners at @ifttt to forward my blogs from Google's Blogpost to WordPress automatically. It is easier to do now that I renamed it "YUPPYdom" as a nod to my generation, our version of HIPSTERS of the Millennia generation. I keep dabbling with various Blogs to test my writing depth and see if it helps or divides too much. Ahhh, another experiment as I often talk about on optioneerjm (see link for ALTER EGO and click).




Yuppydom is more generic yet speaks to a specific age group or group of similar minded folks. Since there are fashionistas, social media superstars, art buffs, photographers, artists, current affairs, social matters, reviews, shopping, consumerism specialists. If I were to have 'it' it may as well be something I know: what I like, what I think, what I value, what I learn to share with others of a similar mindset or age group.

 Dance images calm and inspire creativity
deep inside. As I still struggle with mindfullness, this is a nice almost meditative state where I gaze across marvelous images. Of that, and just about anything that catches my wandering eye .









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
#bestofeverything
 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.



#socialmediaVERSITY 
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
commenters
have a say
The first nominee, inductee and recipient is ...:: www.goop.com ::... 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.  

goop.com 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
goop.com has everything this fabulous fashionista fighting her 50s could possible want:

    Career | Cooking | Fashion | Lifestyle | Contemporary


SHOP   GO   BE   DO   SEE   MAKE   GET


Apps


Art & Design

Books

Movies & Theater

Music 

Performance Art

Podcasts


Websites





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.  



Twists
and
turns
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 goop.com who are visionaries really.  In beat with the movement, the people movement, and simply the #bestofeverything

goop.com
is now officially
a professor or
team of professors
of the social media
highest order
____________________

 #socialmediaVERSITY 
____________________


introduced,
nominated,
discussed,
passed,
unanimously 
voted
in
favour
YES!
____________________

     #bestofeverything
       ~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 goop.com 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.  


Thursday, March 31, 2016

Act-your-age MAN CANDY

I saw an ad today that was stunning.  Could I find it?  Sadly, no.  I'm pretty sure it was a POLO ad with a striking black model.  It got me thinking that normally, I don't drool over men and I wasn't in this case per se.  

It was Paul Newman who said:  "Why have hamburger when  you have steak at home?"

It also got me pondering about who is out there that is close to hitting fifty or has already, who can still be considered studly.  Of course, I'd put my affectionately dubbed "Hunkster Hubster" at the top of my list, but I'm not sharing.

These are 10 of my favorites, sprinkled with quotes, who have withstood the test of time, or have emerged with their gray hair in tact, that we women, find attractive.  As befitting our maturity we don't drool.  I never did really.  I'm a fan of finding the inner quality a man possesses that exudes that something that makes us take a peek.  Songsters, actors tend to be the most likely candidates. 

1. Brad Pitt

Brad Pitt sets the bar for many as the first hunk of my generation, who stood out in the movie "Thelma & Louise" and has kept our eyes entertained over the years.  Not surprising, he did look like a bit of a goof in high school.  I'm sure there are a few gals that passed him over, others who regret it years later ... the one that got away?












Brad may be easy on the eyes, but he doesn't set the standard for manhood.  A guy who cheats on his wife, dismantles a marriage, and leaves someone as gorgeous as his former wife heartbroken, leaves much to be desired.  It tarnishes his looks for many of us.  Sometimes we forget and let the eyes be entertained.

2. Bruce Springsteen
A rocker, a father, a husband and a citizen is Bruce Springsteen.  He may not be what many would think of first, but there is that something that makes him stand out.



Reminding us that entertainers are people too, they chill out, they're not always on stage, Bruce chills with his wife Patti:






A family man is attractive, showing a well-rounded, content person who is comfortable in himself and has the wisdom to recognize it.



3. Keanu Reeves

Keanu Reeves reminds me of my first boyfriend at 15, Alan.  I wouldn't describe him as a hunk by any means, but he does have an appeal that isn't lost.






Keanu makes that unkempt look popular, even though I rarely see him out of a tattered pair of shoes.  Am I the only one that notices that and it overshadows some of the appeal.









4. Kevin Costner
The classic pretty boy, Kevin Costner, grows on you.  Maybe it is part of choosing the right parts that combine manliness, soulfulness and depth.  Qualities we all want to discover in our man.



Dreamy?  Maybe.  





Oh yeah, almost forgot the mega-bomb "Waterworld" that cost millions and one of the biggest flops when you factor how much it drained studio pockets.



We'd take Kevin as a bodyguard with a poor crewcut after he won us over protecting Whitney Houston, back in the day.



We'd take him as a Robin Hood, over a suit in shining armor any day.  Or a day like any other.



He may be trying too hard to look studly.  Yet we'll forgive him.  He must be prolific in roles because he is easily found searching Google images.






5. Tim McGraw
The assortment wouldn't be complete without a cowboy.  Tim McGraw shows that looks can sometimes be enhanced by a hat, a beautiful wife, and musical talent.







It goes to show you that sometimes the hat DOES make the man.    Being a caring father, is one of the best images anyone can have.






6. Denzel Washington
Denzel Washington looks like a solid guy.  Maybe that is one of his greatest appeals.  He comes across as strong, brave and wise.






But what about?  Who you say?  Those guys ... the new guys?  OK, there are a few that have caught our attention lately.  We've watched them grace the screen, big or small, while polishing their looks as the audience appeal grows.  Like the Trevago guy, 

7. Tim Williams



Apparently, we've seen him before.  Forgotten until he informed us that there were better ways to select travel.



He didn't mind being scruffy.  We didn't mind him being cleaned up.



No longer wanting to be "that creepy guy" on TV, he did clean up nicely.  He also drew clicks and second looks.  His name is Tim Williams.






8. Rupert Friend
Rupert Friend sneaks up in his swoon quota as he has grown into the strong, silent type on Homeland.  No stranger to the screen, he has had many parts, many not as memorable as his role as CIA Agent Quinn.




Agreed, we all have photos of ourselves that we'd rather lose. Then again, they're wisely kept to show how much we've improved.






That was an oldy photo.  Rupert is actually approaching 50, at 48, so this was a while ago but before Quinn. 










9. Idris Elba
Ildris Elba as Luther from BBC is cropping up everywhere.  No wonder.  He has the strong type nailed.  Initially slated as the first black James Bond, then passed over.  That's too bad.  He has coolness and suave that make the ladies swoon.









10.  Nilolaj Coster Waldau
To prove what a forgivable lot of women we are, Nikolaj Coster Waldau who plays Jamie Lannister on Game of Thrones is included because he is easy on the eyes.  At 45, he qualifies as an older guy hunk.










As a bonus, I've selected a few for my younger readers to keep their eyes on (no sweat, I'm sure) to see which one of them may happen to surface on a bigger screen near you:

1. Broderick Hunter







1. Ignacio Valenti






1. Sahib Faber