Good Morning! Best wishes to all of you!

Good Morning! Everyone!

Today it’s me and turmeric tea and sunshine! I love sunshine and blue skies! May your skies be blue too! May your day be full of good, fun, humorous things! It is great to laugh! Today my humor comes from Merlock, he is running around playing, meowing for Alex who is still in bed after a late night of gaming.

My day looks like working on my Anisette Studios website. It is amazing how well you think you did, and yet when you go back it is OMG! It simply needs up-dating for what I am currently doing, and I want it to be more specific. FASO has an offer of help with web design. They need to understand clearly who I am, what Shibui Found Image Art is for, and who my target groups are. I sell Shibui as an original art form as well as teach the foundation. The current goal is to wrap up the instructional book.

I have some smooth Jazz playing. I am at my cozy writing desk. And I am feeling really great! Feels good to be back to me.

Joyce Hifler Writes, “The capacity of some to accept the good of life when it comes to them seems awfully meager at times. There is a tendency to be forever testing even the ordinary events to see if they are real or worthwhile. There are things, feelings, thoughts that have to be accepted at face value, at least for the moment. Swallowing everything hook, line and sinker is not necessary, but a constant pecking away at even the strongest can destroy anything important. Sometimes our desire to test everyone and everything is not because of the lack of confidence in them, but the lack of security within ourselves.” I am going with this one, even though I feel vulnerable to some of the thoughts. I need to think of what is making me pause here.

I think it is the following sentence that has me jolted. “The capacity of some to accept the good of life when it comes to them seems awfully meager at times.” In general most of us can accept what’s good, it is when we are affected by others that we don’t see or feel “good”. Sometimes remaking a sentence, keeping its meaning will click with us. I take it she is saying that good things feel meager at times when we are affected by the things that happen in life then we lack the capacity to feel accepting of what is good. The word meager means: deficient in quantity or quality; lacking fullness or richness; scanty; inadequate. So yes life can feel that way.

She also stated “testing even the ordinary events to see if they are real or worthwhile.””Sometimes our desire to test everyone and everything is not because of the lack of confidence in them, but the lack of security within ourselves.” I can see this. I think the next step then is to do something about the insecurity one feels.

The next thought is people do, do things where we do lose confidence in them. Hifler does not take it to that level in these statements. She is right that we do test the waters, to learn the why of our experiences. In fact, it is usually to find the answers of the who, what, when where, and why we want to get at to understand. We are after the truth of the matter. We test the ordinary events of our lives because of those that broadside us.

We trust in what we expereince. Experience is done through all senses. We collect personal experiences through each age and stage of living life.

Information is given to us through communication; it’s the tone of voice used, its body language, its ou words, and actions. The problem lies in how things are communicated to us. How quickly we can get at the immediate why. We need to respond with questions to learn what it’s all about. Once you ask questions the ball is in the other person’s court. It is their turn to respond. This is a swapping of information.

Mixed messages do not give us reliable information to make decisions on. Nor vague information. is the information we have as an answer for these and to solve any mystery of why someone has said or done something is only as good as what that particular person reveals. They do know the reasons, and motivations behind what they say is, as do we. This is where the responsibilities lay.

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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