‘Golden Struggle’- Day 273/365 – NFS

‘Golden Struggle’- Day 273/365 – NFS

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Derivative work created with permission from photographer.


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Even on the longest, gentlest path with plenty of room for company, the challenge is not in the terrain, the exertion or record time accomplishment, but in choosing to keep walking the path in your ultimate solitude, for no other reason, than the inner compulsion to stay true to the path, waiting to uncover why it called you in the first place.⁠
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📸 some lovely inspiration from @formgestalter ⁠

Golden Years’ – Day 256/365 – R1900

Golden Years’ – Day 256/365 – R1900

Golden years: the years to say f*ck yes to your creative madness within and go full tilt to see – just maybe – if takes you to the land of your dreams.⁠

Sale Price of Original: R1900

(artist retains all rights to print reproductions of this painting)
Inspiration image: artist’s own


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Here’s a thought for your Friday: What do you define as your golden years? The ones rich in youth and energy? The ones you’ll graft hard during? The ones shy with luxury but rich in bravery? Or are they the days you look forward to? The days you’re saving for? The ones you’re working towards? Days to put up your feet?⁠
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If you asked me – I think my golden years are the years where I’m willing to say f*ck yes to my madness within and go full tilt to see – just maybe – if takes me to the land in my dreams.⁠

Just some reflections this shade of ochre awakened in me.⁠

‘Humanscape’ – Day 228/365 – R1900

‘Humanscape’ – Day 228/365 – R1900

Sale Price of Original: R1900

Derivative work created with permission from the photographer
(artist retains all rights to print reproductions of this painting)


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This landscape looks like a John Denver song.⁠
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This lovely scene came to me via @damdickey who’s been following my painting journey and wanted to share a pic with me she thought would make a good miniature. I was so thrilled that a human somewhere else on the planet saw something and thought of me and my minis!! So I tracked down the photographer, @wj400m, who takes some seriously stunning shots and asked if he’d be cool with my using his photo for derivative work in my 365. William was in like gin and now a miniNature exists that would maybe never have come to life had it not been for their inspired hearts and generosity of their spirits.⁠
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I call that taking in a humanscape.⁠
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Thanks @damdickey and @wj400m for being part of what makes a challenge like this so so awesome!⁠
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Big love.🦄⁠
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‘Reaching Redwoods’ – Day 200/365 – R1900

‘Reaching Redwoods’ – Day 200/365 – R1900

An acorn doesn’t grow into a giant oak because it plans on providing shade, carbon-sequestering services and roosting branches for birds. It simply creates itself into the only thing it knows to be. The shade and oxygen and animal life shelter are the results of an acorn becoming an oak.
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Do your creative work because it’s in you, innate to only you. Do it because that is you being fully you in your present state.

Sale Price of Original: R1900

(artist retains all rights to print reproductions of this painting)
Inspiration: common license photography


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People have been asking me a lot what the point of this whole challenge is – like what am I hoping for? And to tell you the truth, I have no idea. Well let me rephrase – I have many dreams and ideas but no attachment to them. I’m just curious and excited and filled with conviction.
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But it’s not an answer people seem satisfied with. So today I thought about it this way:
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An acorn doesn’t grow into a giant oak because it plans on providing shade, carbon-sequestering services and roosting branches for birds. It simply creates itself into the only thing it knows to be. The shade and oxygen and animal life shelter are the results of an acorn becoming an oak.
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Do your creative work because it’s in you, innate to only you. Do it because that is you being fully you in your present state. 🌳🌳
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‘Psithurism’ – Day 183/365 -R1900

‘Psithurism’ – Day 183/365 -R1900

Sale Price of Original: R1900

(artist retains all rights to print reproductions of this painting)
Inspiration image: common license photography


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‘The sound of the wind rustling through trees – ‘psithurism’.⁠ .⁠
What if it’s also the sound of change before you’re ready for it?⁠
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What if it’s also the sound of well-meaning forces unsettling you so you can re-settle better, whipping out the stale so you have the capacity to breathe deeper?⁠
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Less shielding, more relinquishing.⁠
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Psithurism🌳⁠

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