Good Morning! Sunshine! Fun? Change?

Unfinished Pastel painting.

I opened Joyce Hifler’s book, To Everything, There Is A Season to the following, page 74. How perfect as always! “There is always a time to seek those small instances in everyday life that makes it grow. Anyone can pinpoint a certain time or place that has served as the turning point to stretch the mind and think past that small beginning.____The ways to grow are without number if the person is alert and tuned to them. There are rich ideas in the simplest of conversations, beauty in a sunrise and a sunset, and understanding in a handclasp if only we can tap that great potential and move out of the vacuum that seems to hold us.”

I have learned to look for such times. I know they happen, as they have happened over my lifetime. I took notice, and believe in them. A time to take another path. A time to take notice and be willing to embrace life in a new way. These times feel like a new adventure. I can shape the journey somewhat, but I like the unplanned surprises that come. That makes for a true adventure. I have learned if I do this, and put something in motion. Something will happen! Like changing the house up to a Boho style. That has brightened my world and made it cozy. I am building my wardrobe to become artsier, more fun, and more Boho, or perhaps it’s Moody Maximalism? I am finding this on my cell these days. Where people are wearing fun clothes, bright and funky! Why not? I may be a bit more moderate. But a flower on a hat is fun! Hats themselves are fun! I like the idea behind making someone react to me. Like those older ladies from New York with the big glasses and big bobbles on their necks, and hats who make their own statements! Again I think why not! If it makes someone smile or dare to be different as well? It seems a bit like abstract expressionism of the body. Is this why I bought a bright blue pandora hat, with a yellow under the brim? Gloves to match a scarf? All to go with my blue-on-one-side, yellow on the other, vest? This was Tom’s and it suits me. I like a vest to drive in. Now? How do I claim this hat? By adding a twist to it, a flower? An old broach? A scarf? Time will tell!

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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