Body & Self Image

May 20, 2015 - Robins Point

poo

poo type

May 15, 2015 - Army of Ink Sailing Still

army of ink sailing still

A time to go – place to stay.

On this particular day, something precious came to its end.  Two breaths became one.

Footnote:  This little girl’s previous arrival is here but I’ve since found other useful layers of meaning – not relating to loss …..

A docked boat is one that has been taken out of a damaging environment for repair and restoration. It’s going nowhere right now, but it still has a place – and relevance.   I think this ‘pulling up’ process is one we have to continually engage in – and make time for.   To restore ourselves.  To stabilise and question; ‘Where to from here?’   But the pace of life too often gets in the way.  Interrupts.  And doing ‘nothing’, taking time out for ourselves, isn’t something viewed in a positive light.   So it’s the ‘stopping’ I feel in the image that’s important – and in urging us to do the same.

“A time to go – a place to stay”?  reflects not only creating a place in our lives for those who we have lost but it could also be about choosing (in our living lives) what to move away from and what to hold on to and really importantly….. what we can take from all of that’s made us who we are and use it in the building of our future selves.

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December 17, 2014 - Go Abnormal

school of life

Cards from School of Life.  Thanks Ash.

November 4, 2014 - Good Difference

stormie

What if being different meant you’d never be alone again ?

Imagine…if those of us who felt different could be strengthened in our difference through the sharing of stories….which wouldn’t mean we’d all become the same ….but we might feel less alone in our difference….

Art by Stormie Mills.  Find this in Clunk & Jam book.

October 11, 2014 - Bob on Destiny

bob dylan art

On the meaning of destiny …

“It’s a feeling you have that you know something about yourself, that nobody else does.  The picture you have in your mind of what you’re about will come true.  It’s kind of a thing you kind of have to keep to your own self because it’s a fragile feeling and you put it out there and somebody will kill it.  So it’s best to keep that all inside.”  (From CBS 60 Minutes interview 19th November).  Another musician with hidden talents, Michael Stipe from REM here.

October 2, 2014 - Weapon of Mass Destruction

New philosopher art

weapons of mass destruction philosopher mag

If you want to avoid being manipulated by mass media here’s a brilliant magazine called, ‘New Philosopher‘ (cover in colour green/pink), put out by those who also make the new, ‘Womanhood’ magazine, featured in Blog here.  This particular issue is all about the self – helping us to know and feel better about our selves.  Art throughout and ad free.  Don’t be put off by the title, it’s an easy and insightful read for young folk and those of us who don’t like reading too much at a time.  Pass it on….