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I am a self-taught freelance artist, my primary venue is pen and ink in the genre of stippling, or pointillism. I guess it depends on where you're from as to what you call it but I hear different things from different people who say that, "they know" that it's this or that. I just call it mine, because it was funny when I came across the format in the first place. I started working on this piece, it was originally in a be a sketch of a statue that I had bought my now ex-wife, but all of a sudden I started doing these dots around its silhouette and then I filled in the shape of the statues body and I thought I was a genius, be it for a short time. Shortly after that discovery, I still laugh about it today, I saw in the back of a magazine there used to be out but is no longer, called Omni. Now on the back page or so they would always have a unique picture of some sort. This one issue in the back had Domino's laid out and it looks really cool but they were just laying there on this table of some sort but they instructions bottom said to hold the picture approximately 5 feet from your face. In doing so a rendition of, it's been so long, I think Einstein or somebody of a similar stature was on the page. And that was my first realization as to what the dots did. In that picture it showed up close a bunch of Domino's just laying there, squared off to each other not in a disorganized manner but laying there side-by-side and on and site by and however and it turned out to be a portrait of somebody such as Einstein. And then there was somebody there at the store was looking at the magazine that called it stippling or pointillism, or a form of it as being all dots. So that was when I learned of my discovery being not something new but as I researched, was actually something hundreds of thousands of years old. Aside from that I have tried and succeeded I believe and doing some charcoal and pastel. My first and last piece that I had tried to do was of a football player walking off the field carrying his helmet. This piece was done for my daughter in the University of Oklahoma Cowboys colors. It was a pretty good-sized piece and I shipped it to her and her fiancé and unfortunately, maybe six months later they broke up and that was the last I had ever seen of that piece. The rest of me I guess you can learn about on my blog and website where I have my gallery. If I don't post that somewhere else on here all come back and put it in here, the link that is.

Curry with Pineapple and Snow Peas

SEAT OF MY SOUL

INGREDIENTS

1 tbsp olive oil, 500g diced lamb/pork or any meat of your taste
1 large brown onion, diced
2 cloves garlic, roughly chopped
2 tsp curry powder
1 tsp cayenne pepper
100g snow peas, ends trimmed
¼ fresh pineapple, skin and core removed, cut into 2.5 cm cubes
long grain white rice, cooked to serve (allow 1 cup uncooked rice)
Salt and pepper

METHOD

1. Heat the oil in a large heavy based saucepan over high heat.

2. Season the meat with salt and pepper and brown on all sides. Remove the meat to a plate and discard the excess oil in the pan. Add the onion and cook stirring often for 3-5 mins, or until light golden in colour and slightly softened. Add the garlic and the spices and cook for 1-2 mins, stirring constantly and scraping the bottom of the pan, as the spices will begin to stick.

3. Add the meat…

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DARE TO DREAM

SEAT OF MY SOUL

 

 

Let nothing hold you back from
exploring your wildest fantasies,
wishes, and aspirations.
Don’t be afraid to dream big
and to follow your dreams
wherever they may lead you.
Open your eyes to their beauty;
open your mind to their magic;
open your heart to their possibilities. 

Dare to dream.
Whether they are in color
or in black and white,
whether they are big or small,
easily attainable or almost impossible,
look to your dreams,
and make them become reality.
Wishes and hopes are nothing
until you take the first step
towards making them something! 

Dare to dream,
Because only by dreaming,
will you ever discover
who you are, what you want,
and what you can do.
Don’t be afraid to take risks,
to become involved,
to make commitment.
Do whatever it takes to make
your dreams come true.
Always believe in miracles 

and always believe in you! 

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CHEATERS = LOSERS

This is absolutely ridiculous!!
For one I think if a person is going to cheat, they are not going to JUST use a website targeted for cheaters.

I heard this morning that one man signed up with AshleyMadison.com after his wife died. Okay, I can undrestand and sympathize with a widow/widower yearning for companionship, BUT YOU SIGNED UP WITH A CHEATING WEBSITE!!! Even though you were not going to be cheating on YOUR spouse, YOU were going to be cheating with SOMEONE ELSE’S Spouse!!! You are still a LOSER!!!

This person, along with countless others are filing a 500+ million dollar lawsuit against AshleyMadison.com BECAUSE THEY GOT CAUGHT!!!

What Planet Do You Live On That Makes You Believe That It Is Still Okay To Cheat On Your Spouse AND PROFIT FROM IT IN A LAW SUIT!!!

For those of you that are in on this class action suit against AshleyMadison.com, I hope that YOUR SPOUSE ALONE is awarded any proceeds, if not your spouse, definitely your children, should you have any, and I pray to GOD that you don’t.

I truly don’t think it matters that your privacy was breached, I do agree that someone with AshleyMadison.com screwed up with their strength of their security protocols, BUT the bottom line is this;
You are on this website with the sole purpose and intention to CHEAT, if not on your spouse or significant other, with someone else’s, that STILL makes YOU a CHEATER!!!

Racism, (2)

Want To Stop Racism?
Do What Morgan Freeman suggests,

QUIT TALKING ABOUT IT AND SUPPORT ALL PEOPLE NO MATTER WHO THEY ARE.

QUIT POINTING THE FINGER AT SOMEONE ELSE AND TAKE RESPONSIBILITY FOR YOUR OWN ACTIONS.

WANT COPS TO QUIT KILLING PEOPLE?
QUIT RUNNING WHEN TOLD TO STOP BY A POLICE OFFICER,
QUIT DOING THINGS THAT FORCE A PEACE OFFICER TO DRAW THEIR WEAPON,

THESE ARE NOT DIFFICULT THINGS TO DO,

There are laws that govern this country, each state, every county, city and suburb that are designed to keep EVERYONE SAFE. When people fail to abide by or follow these laws with intent, they have one goal in mind, and that is to evade law enforcement. They do this at a deadly cost, sometimes it is their life they pay this price for their actions, and too many times innocent lives pay the price for those who break the law.

So do the right thing,

Quit Using The Word RACE in The Context of Another Person’s Skin Color.

The Definition is Incorrect!!!


RACISM

The Phrase, and Use of the Word Racism MUST be BANNED!

Otherwise it will never be abolshed and racism will continue to be the biggest sole problem this world will ever have to deal with.

If You Are Born In The United States, You Are An American in Nationality, IT IS  NOT A RACE!

If You Are Born In Canada, You Are Candian, it is a Nationality, IT IS NOT A RACE!

If You Are Born In Africa, You Are African, it is a Nationality, IT IS NOT A RACE!

Being Black Does Not Make You African/American Any More Than Being White Makes You Canadian/American, French/American, or Even Mexican/American.

If You Are Born In A Different Country, Then Move To The United States and Become An American Citizen, You Can Then Consider Yourself To Be, ________/American, Whether That Be African/American, German/American, French/American, Canadian/American.

I was born in Germany, on a U.S. Military Installation, this still does not make me German/American, because according to the U.S. Government, the base hospital I was born in is/was considered to be american soil, so that makes me an American citizen.

Being Black Does Not Make you African/American Any More Than Being White Means You Are Jewish, Otherwise Hitler Himself Would Have Been Considered A Jew, Which is NOT A RACE, It Is A Religious Sect.

NO, I AM NOT A SUPPORTER OF WHAT THIS COUNTRY DID TO PEOPLE ABDUCTED FROM AFRICA AND PUT THEM INTO SLAVERY AND SOLD THEM AS PROPERTY!!!
No single person on this planet, or elsewhere, should be subjected to situations or conditions as those, Anywhere!!! Whether in a modern civilization or in a third world country.

Any Questions?

Think I’m The First To Bring This Up?

Just Ask Morgan Freeman.