A tree who has indeed Mastered the Tree pose.
The Internal debate continues.
Heart has to behave.. or it gets into trouble.
I tell it: Shhhhhhh.
If it is meant to be - it will be.
Tomorrow one of the 'Kings of Cannabis.. '
My Leo - Lions got me thinking about those who are in the industry and 'are kings' at what they do. I know a few and I think I'll share them with you.
Then I'm gonna find some queens too.
Poppy & I visited the Gerry Museum #gettyinspired is correct- First of all- THANK YOU!
This California Museum is like no other I visited and it's FREE!! YEP! You pay parking $15. (same as at home) - that's it. It has a bit of everything! Furniture, clocks, glass, statues, architecture, incredible views - it's endless! All stunning but.. I was moved to choking back tears when I entered the Impressionist painting room. Oh my gouache!!! As soon as I spied the Vincent Van Gogh Irises - I could hardly contain myself!! Thank you Google Culture for this: Check out this link and click on the painting! My huge painting easel is going to get such work out when I get home - it was all I could not to break out my paint box!
The strokes UP close - thinking what was he thinking when he painted this... I felt him - for only a few seconds and my heart has been forever touched. Emotions arose that have not.
If I lived here- it would be someplace I would visit regular and just sit and stare in the impressionist room. You can walk right up to the painting to lean in and look at the detail. Thank you California for this, what a gift you give to the rest of the world, sharing art for FREE! They also let you download art and see for free!
But it gets better.. I know hard to believe right?
I turned the corner and there was this room - with art and statues and drawing easels!! You mentioned to the woman & she would give out paper & supplies and you get to sit and draw- no line up- on a Saturday at a FREE museum. wow. Of course I did. If you make it to the California area and do not visit this museum it will be your loss- Just look at the views alone:
Indoor and outdoor there is so much to look at. I am grateful for the education.
Btw- Poppy loved it! Several people - which I found very amusing were not taking photos of art but Poppy, she is incredibly behaved - it really amazes people, jumps on my lap when ever I sit and sits quietly. She also pee's on command... TRAIN YOUR DOGS & you will be happy! Both! When we wanted a break I'd take her outside and tell her to Pee and she would, all good. lol Poppy & I at the Getty! History was made.
All that painting I was Getty Inspired !
lol - I did paint this little loon with some fresh bud on his back & in his beak... just for fun!
I did leave a little painting at the Getty my first art drop! & another on my walk this morning, more on that tomorrow!
It's time for more California dreaming..
about what ?
Hmmmmmmmmm... that's for me and Poppy to know and you to soon find out! lol
'Will the Poppy's even been in bloom?
Who cares.. I smile, I've just spent the last three days in my imagination admiring & painting them.
I'm very excited & a bit anxious now & of course have a gazillion things to do before I leave, mostly make sure Bird will be o.k.. As you might be aware I've been quite the hermit the past few years - and now I'm off to Orange County, blessed it's with a friend who lives there & is going to show me around. I landed once sitting in the front cockpit between two handsome pilots! It was my dad who saw me landing, he was beaming! That's my girl! lol
The same dad was on the plane with me at a later date only he was in the cargo dept.
It was a unique experience. Peaceful in many ways.. and I was able to take a special trip with him. How many people can say that? I'm glad we didn't fly alone' on that journey. Flying alone is clearly on my mind.
Perhaps this time Poppy & I will join the pilots! Hardly- I'm sure things have changed since 9/11. How blessed I've been. I won't be alone! I'll have Poppy on my lap - Oh My Gouache Poppy & I in California. We even have matching beach attire (not intentional!)
You absolutely know - I love 'what' I do - every day- I am God Blessed- to be able to sit here paint, listen to music e mail friends, spend time with my dogs- family and more but with this condition- I get no rest some days, even lying down to nap is out of my control, I'll nap when it lets me. Good thing I love to paint & not sleep. I am blessed also with cannabis- which keeps me doing all I love & loving every stroke. Not taking deadly addictive pain medications that won't help. I'm currently smoking Humber Valley Kush for any who can try it.. here I sit still working/playing at 1:50 and will be up at 5 happily anxious to start painting again! That's a testament to a medicine if ever. Side effects? Giggling and a great sleep.
I never blame God for my health issues.
I blame human evolution, chemicals, man made problems, poor food choices, too much Alcohol, not enough water. Not being educated on many things - like inner strength, peace, meditation.. What better place to realign? The California sunshine.
Now if I could pick the perfect plane mate to sit beside me it would be.. hmmm 5 hours they would have to be funny and amusing a little handsome.. One time I sat beside this super nice, friendly funny hunk, we laughed all the way to the Bahamas.. my 2 girlfriends were admittedly jealous- lol so, this time lets try for Stephen Colbert.. but I prefer grey hair.. Jeff Goldblum - yes, he would be the perfect flight companion!
Ooooohhh on the fly with the fly! Giving me goose bumps!
Or Broadway bear of course.
Miracles come true.
Broadway lifts Bear... he makes her smile.
It's amazing how powerful that is.
Georgia... On My Mind.