Tuesday, November 30, 2010
Monday, November 29, 2010
Sunday, November 28, 2010
modest - 1. having or showing a moderate opinion of one's own value, abilities, achievements, etc.; 2. behaving, dressing, speaking, etc. in a way that is considered proper or decorous; 3. moderate or reasonable; 4. quiet and humble in appearance, style, etc.
My objective for this project is to share my daily experiences and give a tip a day on having a brighter and more positive outlook on life and its possibilities. Posting every single day for the next year is a huge commitment for me, but I am so excited to take it on and share my thoughts and experiences with all of you.
Today, I read somewhere: "Life is a lemon, and I want my money back!" (for those who don't get that quote right away, like my sister, it's referring to a lemon as in a lemon car that is returned for a full refund) I know everybody's busy with life and all that it consists of...and in the midst of it all, we, sometimes, lose track of ourselves. The smallest gesture in your day can go unnoticed and, sometimes, those gestures are what keep us grounded. We usually don't have time to stop and pay attention to our surroundings, and the recognition of life's occurrences is what I hope to accomplish with this blog in the next year. My intention is not to turn the Modest Fly Art Gallery blog into a self-help site, but to express the different ways we, as artists, students, employees, the unemployed, bosses, teachers, moms, dads, sisters, brothers, sons, daughters, and most important of all, lovers, need to nourish ourselves in order to maintain happiness, creativity, and self-expression, while LIFE happens!!!
Saturday, November 27, 2010
A pedicure was definitely necessary, today, after a couple of weeks of wearing boots... I've never enjoyed pedicures. The idea of someone cleaning my feet was never a really nice thought... but, when I reached a certain age where I noticed I couldn't think of it in that way anymore because I wasn't the greatest pedicurist, I started to get pedicures once every couple of weeks. Well, today was that once every couple of weeks time...
Friday, November 26, 2010
She can't remember how old we are... my grandma... she's been around for a couple of days because of Thanksgiving and family gatherings, and, she can't remember how old we are...
Thursday, November 25, 2010
I think I've experienced a few of life's pleasures in one day, today... I woke up hungry... I was so hungry, I thought of the saying, "I'm so hungry, I could eat a cow!" So, in order to feed myself the right way, I thought a great, big breakfast at IHOP would do it. As I was giving my order to Victor, the waiter, he looked at me stunned... "I'm gonna have some chocolate milk please... (I hadn't tasted chocolate milk in over 10 years), and the sour cream and avocado omelette, with a side of pancakes, oh, and can I have a side of hash browns also, please? Ummm... and some hot chocolate, in case I feel like drinking something hot... and, I think, that's it..." After enjoying a grand breakfast, I walked the dog for about an hour, in a new surrounding. I wandered off onto a new road and discovered a view I hadn't laid my eyes on before. Then, I had a cup of hot tea and a long chat with a good friend of mine... and, last but not least, I had dinner with family, friends, and lots of noise. I had dinner with two separate families, in two, separate households...
Wednesday, November 24, 2010
Tomorrow's Thanksgiving... One year, I went around the table asking everyone what they were thankful for...
Tuesday, November 23, 2010
Monday, November 22, 2010
I've been cold the whole day... it's hard to remember the sauna days here at the gallery when it's so cold in here... I've been sitting here, wrapped in my green blanket, drinking hot tea and soup throughout the day, and it's still cold...
Sunday, November 21, 2010
An hour and a half of my day, today, has been significant... I was apart of an audience at a play tonight. I sat there as I watched, in astonishment, as these actors read their lines perfectly and used their phenomenal skills as actors. We all watch movies and great performances in movies, but, while shooting a movie, they can CUT and try again. Acting in a play has no room for error... The actors have to be on target... there's no other way but the right way... Every word, stutter, movement, breath, gesture... it has to be perfect. I was stunned at their performances and, while watching, I thought about how much concentration it would take. Sometimes, I have a hard time keeping my daily thoughts on track... and, here, these people are remembering exact words and sentences... they're moving about on the stage, with the spotlight in their face, knowing there are people watching, and, they're still concentrated... That amazes me... it amazes me like the Sistine Chapel...
Saturday, November 20, 2010
Today has been a good and calm day... I know I promised not to look over the statistics tab, but I did... I'm guilty of wanting to know how many minds I'm intruding on, so, I just realized that there are almost double the readers there were last week... and, that makes me feel... pressure... but, happy pressure. I think "happy" is the word I can use to describe my day today, yesterday, and, really, lately...
Friday, November 19, 2010
I'd say it was a successful opening... the room was full, almost, throughout the whole 3 hours. I didn't have time to consume any wine, which rarely happens, so, I'd say it was a good turnout. With everything that went on today, there were many moments I'd freeze and try to keep in my memory, but, here is the highlight: Anonymous said...
I'd say, those are very kind words... kind enough to freeze in time. First of all, I can't imagine anyone trying to go back and read past posts to catch up. That, almost, sounds impossible... but, I thank you for making the highlight of my day so special. Honestly, the word "Anonymous" has never been so mysterious before...
Thank you to my new reader for posting such a kind comment... Thank YOU for reading my words everyday... and, a sincere Thanks to all the ones who showed up tonight... the room wouldn't have been full without you.
Tip of the Day: Leave a kind comment when you can, even anonymously... you might be the highlight of someone's day.
Thursday, November 18, 2010
I'm finally home from the gallery... We have an opening reception tomorrow night for Athena Mantle. She paints different types of cacti with oils on canvas or panel. Putting her show together has been my number one priority for the last couple of weeks. Some of her pieces are very soft and look like Southwestern art, some are very vibrant and bold, and some are pastel-colored and mellow. In my opinion, her work portrays herself, inside and out... she is much like her cacti, very strong, unique, and beautiful on the outside, and soft and kind on the inside. She has also invited one of her long time friends to bring in her cacti plants to accompany her paintings. Their work complements each other perfectly and I have a good feeling that the opening will not disappoint any one of us.
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
Tonight is one of the blinking cursor nights... except, tonight, there's only one thing I want to write about...
|"The very first time I connected with Iren, was over the phone. She was interested to find|
out more information about my photography services. As our conversation continued, she
made a comment about the way I take pictures, she called me "invisible." I was honored by
her distinct compliment, and her sincere words. After meeting her in person and getting to
know her a little better. I felt like I was looking into a mirror. It's so interesting, before I can
express our similarities to her, she already Blogged about it!
So with all that said, I would like to introduce you guys to: Modest Fly Art Gallery. I am so
happy that I have a friend like her, who I can relate to in a different level. She is ahead of her
own time. I know being the person she is, she will always succeed. ( already has! )
Her Art carries her soul, and her personality carries her Art." - Kris
Tuesday, November 16, 2010
Yesterday, my sister said to me, "But... it's so personal!" while we were talking about my blog and and my recent posts. I think a few people might be weirded out by my recent posts... I think this because a few people seem concerned about me. If you are weirded out, here is my explanation:
Monday, November 15, 2010
Sunday, November 14, 2010
Saturday, November 13, 2010
I usually start by not having a clue about the day's post... and, as I start typing something out, it comes to me... By the time I reach the "tip of the day", I have it figured out, somehow...
Are you supposed to feel the rush of butterflies every time he walks into the room? How come he's not the first thing you think about when you wake up in the morning?
Thursday, November 11, 2010
Tonight, one of my readers said, "I don't take your posts personally..." I responded, "Yup, that's right... you shouldn't take them personally..."
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
Some people can't feel... they seem like they're made of stone... they don't express feelings of love, compassion, remorse, or guilt... they're just here because they're here. They live their lives like no one else matters... and, that way, they don't get hurt. That way, they're untouchable...
Tuesday, November 9, 2010
We think about the future... but, how far ahead to the future?
Monday, November 8, 2010
"Love Always, Iren" is what I just signed under a personal letter... His father passed away and I thought I should send him my thoughts and love since he's at the other end of the world. Just as I finished writing the letter, I got news that someone very close to me is pregnant... I had confused emotions for a few minutes as I was trying to feel his sadness and her happiness. I let myself take it all in for a moment... I signed the letter... stamped the envelope... put the letter of grief aside and smiled about the thought of a new baby. As I gathered my thoughts, I realized that every ending really is a new beginning...
Sunday, November 7, 2010
The highlight of my day, today, was sliding across the IKEA aisles on their carts. If you haven't tried it, please do. It's extremely fun.
Friday, November 5, 2010
Tonight... I wished you were there... I wondered if you'd laugh at the jokes, eat the food, drink the margaritas, and join in on the conversations...
Thursday, November 4, 2010
We just finished celebrating dad's birthday... with an expired cake from Baskin Robbins and the birthday song. Now, we're just sitting around the table with our laptops getting on each other's nerves. I'm annoyed, at this point, so I wouldn't freeze this moment... Right now, I'd like to freeze my brain to stop from thinking, but, not thinking is not going to help me write Day 276...
Wednesday, November 3, 2010
Tuesday, November 2, 2010
Monday, November 1, 2010
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