‘Be Your Luminescence’ – Day 353/365 – NFS

‘Be Your Luminescence’ – Day 353/365 – NFS

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Did you know some jellyfish can glow in the dark?⁠
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They have bioluminescent organs that emit light. ⁠
If I took one skill from a jellyfish, it wouldn’t be the ability to propel at speed or clone myself, it would be the glow in the dark thing.⁠
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Just think how amazing it would be if we had the ability to produce our own light from within…If we could have a way of knowing where we’re going even if the environment was uncertain and we had no way of knowing which way was what.🤷🏻‍♀️⁠
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Well, the jellyfish may be brainless, heartless and spineless, but lucky for you – you have all three of those. You can harness your mind, you can listen to your heart and you can stand firm in your courage.⁠
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You might not have bioluminescence. ⁠
But you can be your luminescence😛⁠
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Make your own damn light – you magnificent creature!⁠
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📸 another lovely inspiration found on the feed of @fainepearl 💙⁠
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‘Coral-lation’ – Day 352/365 – NFS

‘Coral-lation’ – Day 352/365 – NFS

My theory of coral-lation. It occurred to me that coral took the crystalised form of water ripples in motion – a structured, material manifestation of the lucid environment it grew in.⁠ Really makes you wonder, if you were a piece of coral crystalised into a shape of the environment you were immersed in – would you also produce a zen, peaceful shape? Does the material manifestation of YOU please YOU? If the answer is no – maybe the clue lies in your environment, in what you surround yourself by.⁠

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Painting coral is now my new favourite kind of art meditation. I think I’ll nickname it coral draw. (but not officially because #copyright laws) 😝 Ha!⁠
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Unless you painstakingly wanted to repaint the exact structure of a piece of coral – you could choose instead to study it and then lose yourself in the flow of the structure. (nice oxymoron there too!)⁠
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Here are the rules of coral draw: No overlapping. No straight lines. Only expanding veins, mirrors of each other, puzzle piecing into their whole.⁠
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It occurred to me that coral took the crystalised form of water ripples in motion – a structured, material manifestation of the lucid environment it grew in.⁠
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Really makes you wonder, if you were a piece of coral crystalised into a shape of the environment you were immersed in – would you also produce a zen, peaceful shape? Does the material manifestation of YOU please YOU? If the answer is no – maybe the clue lies in your environment, in what you surround yourself by.⁠
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This is my ‘theory of coral-lation’. ☺️⁠
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Luckily you have the choice to replant yourself wherever you choose. .⁠
The photograph that inspired this painting was taken by @lisambeasely of a coral she photographed in False Bay. ⁠
Thank you for the inspiration. 🙏🏼⁠
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‘Call From The Deep’ – Day 351/365 – NFS

‘Call From The Deep’ – Day 351/365 – NFS

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“When you reach the end of what you should know, you will be at the beginning of what you should sense.”⁠
― Kahlil Gibrán, Sand and Foam⁠
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The cries of whales mingled in my mind last night with my own deep calls of release. Releasing what I don’t know, but it felt good to let it all go.⁠
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The more I let go of, the less I feel I know how to paint. And then on some days, (good days often involve nature, meditation, movement and quiet time) the brush, the music, the light and the intuition show me that painting never was a knowing at all. Instead, way down in the deep I discover, it’s been pure feeling all along.⁠
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📸 inspired by a lovely @fainepearl underwater moment⁠

‘Imprinted By A Great Wave’ – Day 345/365 – NFS

‘Imprinted By A Great Wave’ – Day 345/365 – NFS

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Continuing my miniNature versions of great paintings that made lasting impressions on me is this one.⁠
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I saw it first in a book on Japanese art in a dusty library. Many years later I saw it appearing almost as a pop culture icon in home decor – not sure how I felt about the idea of my art one day being printed on doormats and shower curtains but simultaneously enamoured by the thought of showering alongside this great wave. ⁠
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I found out today while researching more about the artist, that we share the same birthday 226 years apart. How groovy?⁠
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Do you recognise this painting? I had so much fun finding my interpretation, albeit rushed (thanks Eskom and load-shedding!)⁠
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PS: Check out my stories if you want to know which famous painting inspired yesterday’s piece.⁠

‘Seal The Deal’ – Day 342/365 – R1900

‘Seal The Deal’ – Day 342/365 – R1900

Often the best place to find (and in this case give) a helping hand is at the end of your own arm – with what you put in your mouth.⁠ It’s as fantastically easy and just as numbingly unactionable as that. ⁠Your food choices seal the deal on the fate of our oceans.⁠ Making better food choices, even if you begin with tiny reductions, really does add up to bigger system change.

Sale Price of Original: R1900

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Derivative work created with permission from the photographer


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We’re bombarded with the plight of our oceans every day, and the unnecessary suffering all her creatures go through because of our lifestyles.⁠
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I’ve wished many a time I could pack a bag and go help out on remote beaches were some or other animal requires conservation from some or other shitty industrial industry’s repercussions.⁠
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But you know what? Often the best place to find (and in this case give) a helping hand is at the end of your own arm – with what you put in your mouth.⁠
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It’s as fantastically easy and just as numbingly unactionable as that. ⁠
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Your food choices seal the deal on the fate of our oceans.⁠
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Making better food choices, even if you begin with tiny reductions, really does add up to bigger system change. 💙⁠
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🌊this cute baby seal referenced from the underwater captures of @sumogurinet .

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