Good Morning Sunshine!

Thoughts, just thoughts today.

Good Morning! Coffee at the right, but rainy outside. Ah, fall rains. That is what fills the water tables! Today is Saturday, and the ritual of Jimmy the milkman has happened, and a package from Amazon. New Dr. Scroll’s. It is time to cover the toes up! The flip-flops do not cut it anymore and should be thrown out. Will I? Naw___why is it that we don’t follow through? The possible need for them? Well, I was inspired to buy new shoes because the flip-flops made my feet feel tired. The answer may be to buy a new pair of flip-flops! LOL. In this, I am not unusual. Many of us hang on to things for one reason or another. As long as it does not smell or become moldy we are generally good with it. Though things may collect dust and we may wonder why we did hang onto it later on. My house has less of that now but it is not the Sears & Roebuck, fresh look with everything in its place! I am reminded of a friend who said to me, “When you die, what do you want on your headstone? “She kept a clean house! Or “She was an artist, writer, poet.” I thought about this for days! And I changed my behavior of putting the house so thoroughly first. I began to write and find ways to do art. I was far happier.

I discovered that I could change my home to work for me. It was very hard to be an artist or a writer and be the farm wife with three kids. Those days were sparse until all kids were in school. Then there was a bit more time for me. The problem was I did not know any other artists or writers. Those I did run across called doing their art a hobby. I did not want my art to be a hobby. I longed to go to art school. I imagined I would learn the business end of art. NO! That did not happen. I would learn that later when I ran across a woman called Catherine Orer who had worked in the world of art; at Christie’s. She saw the need for artists to have support, and that there were many questions to be answered about how they personally could sell their work. Finally, I had answers! I learned a great deal and began to develop a plan around an art form I began developing in 2011. I felt it could help a lot of people, but that I needed to understand the process, so to explain it. I began to learn its possibilities.

I was reading the Gazetteer one day and saw that a gentleman named David Greenham was looking for local artists. The Maine Art Commission had him and his wife establish an art community in the middle of the state where there was nothing for the artist there. We had many well-known artists hiding in the fabric of central Maine, and some were on board with helping unknown artists to see art was more than a hobby. That a gallery could happen, events could be planned that made life more, and far richer. Quickly I jumped on board as a part of The Pro Arts Gallery. That was wonderful! David and his wife became involved with other projects like musicals, things that made the community more than it had been art-wise. The point here is we can change the world, and we can make an impact. Those impacts can help ourselves as well as others.

By Pejj Nunes

I live in Southern Maine. I am the owner of Anisette Studios. My website is https://www.anisettestudios.com/ Here you can view and purchase Shibui, sign up for my newsletters, blog, and read articles about Shibui Found Image Art. Patrons get great deals several times a year and special items at times. My site makes it easy to contact me. My primary art form is Shibui Found Image Art. Shibui begins with action art and stems from the imagination. It is like seeing something in the clouds or solving a puzzle. Its creative process has its own rules and requires what I call reverse engineering due to a lack of an understructure and purely out of the imagination. In addition to those who patron me, my target groups are those who use art therapy. I will soon be teaching live. Contact me if you would like to learn live. I use Zoom. I request that although my art, other images, and what I write is now published by me here on WordPress; I do ask you do not to use my artwork, poetry, or the information about Shibui Found Image Art without my permission. I am quite available to make such requests. I wish to share the following: The existentialist philosopher Simone de Beauvoir wrote a book called The Ethics of Ambiguity. In it, she lays out a guiding ethic in response to the philosophy of existentialism. It might be somewhat familiar to you already. She writes, “To will oneself free is also to will others free. This will is not an abstract formula. It points out to each person concrete action to be achieved.” Best wishes to all! Have good times and keep safe! Pejj

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