4 Reasons why Reinventions can be sweeter than Easter Morning-no candy involved!

Times they are a changing…
The weather, the earth, the world….it’s enough to make my head spin!

Come gather ’round people
Wherever you roam
And admit that the waters
Around you have grown
And accept it that soon
You’ll be drenched to the bone
If your time to you
Is worth savin’
Then you better start swimmin’
Or you’ll sink like a stone
For the times they are a-changin

Read more:  Bob Dylan – The Times They Are A-changin’ Lyrics | MetroLyrics (and hear the song)

Dylan famously goes on to write the next verse about writers and critics, followed by politicians, with the last stance about mothers and fathers. So timely!

The times certainly are ‘a-changing’, Bob Dylan is now the recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize for literature—first time for lyrics, as opposed to a novel. It was said that it is “perhaps the most radical choice in a (Noble Peace Prize) history stretching back to 1901.” (reason #1)

Spring brings Easter, Passover and I am sure there are other holidays of spring renewals that I don’t even know. Spring is busting out with colors- greens, yellows, pinks and red splashes all around! (reason #2) I’ve been thinking a lot about changing, or ‘reinventions’ as I am now trying to call, and view, all the changes. As a child the world is always changing, we are continually learning, and trying all different hats, paths, and ways all the time. That’s a good thing. As an adult constant learning and forward motion is still a good thing. That said-constant change is not easy. However, I hope I never stop learning and exploring. Curiosity didn’t kill the cat. Curiosity does keep the soul, mind, and body alive! (reason #3)

For myself, all these ‘reinventions’ are global as well as very personal. It feels like a spinning top at a dizzying speed. How about you?

…and speaking of changes…
A new kind of Botanical Beauties has come to town! I’m having fun with flowers in new ways (reason #4.) Stay tuned as we see together what and how this develops.

BBB3 is Expanding
There’s a new bird in town! Click on the image to see it larger.

For more about Bob Dylan.

Read more:  Bob Dylan – The Times They Are A-changin’ Special Memory By AmandaH | MetroLyrics


Art and Doodles….

doodlesA piece of imagination?  A representational of inner thoughts?  Pen and paper needed? An electronic doodle? Is their a time limit on a doodle? Doodle are often done while someone is on the phone…. on a margin of a paper or notebook…a second brain stream? A subconscious?   Are there famous doodles? Google Doodles are fun….

“The word doodle first appeared in the early 17th century to mean a fool or simpleton. It derives from the German dudeln, to play (originally, to play the bagpipe or dudel).”… “According to a study published in the scientific journal doodling can aid a person’s memory by expanding just enough energy to keep one from daydreaming, which demands a lot of the brain’s processing power, as well as from not paying attention. Thus, it acts as a mediator between the spectrum of thinking too much or thinking too little and helps focus on the current situation.” http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doodle

Below are some electronic doodles I did. The first one is a Photoshop doodle…doodling in .psd doesn’t seem to be fair there are all these preset brushes that you can use and go to town with and “create.” The second is an iPad doodle. In traditional drawing I would have called this a jester drawing – this “doodle” is from dancers I was watching this eve. The third was a doodle with a purpose it was to part of a larger drawing so is it still a doodle? It was quick, it was fun to do, and it is obviously not a very serious drawing. – so is it a doodle?

doodle art
a Photoshop doodle...

sadie the dog doodle Want to doodle on-line and have some fun? Check out these doodle sites! All free – all fun.. http://doodle.ly/ or  http://www.sketchswap.com/  or http://www.doodlersanonymous.com  or http://doodlebug.desktopcreatures.com/  and last but certainly not least...http://www.joyfuldia-doodle-art.com/, they have a links page with soooooo many more for you to explore! Doodle away and see you tomorrow at the Whole Foods Farmers Market, or on Wednesday right here.