This is an attempt at allowing the paint to determine what the floral arrangement might be.
Watercolors include Quinacridone Gold, Mayan Blue Genuine and Rhodonite Genuine. After the floral shapes started to emerge, then a few other colors were added. The painting is 7.5" X 10.5" on Kilimanjaro White 100% cotton 140lb paper, and is for sale.
I am having a very hard time
with my hobby/business direction. I find it very difficult to wade through tutorials
and listening to the endless droning on and on of the presenter. Then they
constantly pound you for money to buy more of their teachings.
As you might have noticed, I
am developing my painting and photography talents. I am at a point in my life
that due to age and medical issues, this area is my retirement, if you will.
The pinnacle for me is to
paint people. Its not as easy as you might think, especially if the model is,
Stay tuned as this develops.
Ok enough of my ranting.
Im watching a video right now
from BP Earthwatch. Now I do like this guy, he has a wonderfully deep voice and
he's graphically descriptive. One area of his expertise is space. He is very
well informed on space related areas. He is also very well versed on the Cern
collider and Fukishima nuclear disaster.
So here is a shout out to you
all for Jesse's channel. Please take a moment and check him out.
Again, its more of the
same. There is a surge in violence right now in this nation. The violence is
PURELY POLITICAL in nature.
If you would insert the 'same
ole same ole' gun violence of Chicago and Baltimore, most people would quietly
roll their eyes and say "Who gives a shit?" And really, who does give
I know I don't.
The thugs in Baltimore
and Chicago are killing each other over turf and drugs. That's been going on
since the 50's in the slums of New York City, if you are looking purely at
ethnic violence. Now if you factor in the Italian/Irish immigrant violence, You
know, the Mob/Mafia etc, then this has been going on for a lot longer.
So, who cares?
Have we all become so
accustomed to the killings that it just doesn't mean much any longer? Has the
Justice system in this nation become a Lock 'em up-Throw away the key, lets
build more prisons type thing?
So, now the violence has
turned political in nature.
It is understandable that
if you have a belief system in where your 'god' is politics. Then you will
fight, bleed and die for your 'god.'
If your 'god' is nature,
then you might hang yourself in a redwood and dare the loggers to cut it down,
or maybe pound in spikes so the mill workers can eviscerate themselves when
they go to work.
Is your 'god' one without
any borders or restraints? Then protesting a barrier along the US southern border may be a good
thing to get killed for. I mean why would anyone put up a barrier for anything?
Unless that barrier is on
the border of a forest, then we need barriers so as to keep these pesky humans,
not just 'humans', but white Euro-centric humans out of the land.
This is where we as a
nation have come.
It's not a pretty picture.
A day or so ago, a
protest for/against whatever the soup du jour of the day is/was, happened in
I don't know the intimate
details, and I don't really care....it's political and smacks of Liberal/Right
clashes. Which I find terribly juvenile and boring. So a guy drives his car
into a crowd, kills one and injures plenty. And...he didn't yell 'Allah Akbar.'
So what's the cure?
Is it Gun Control?
Is it Global Warming actions?
Is it more effective Race
Is it Get Rid of President
Is it Russia?
Our national symptoms are,
increased violence, lack of respect for each other-our nation-our standards,
increased drug usage (indicates a tangible withdrawal from society)
The Rx is God thru Jesus Christ.
This also means that our history as Americans needs to be revisited and
studied. our nation was founded on Christian principles. The founding documents
state that each man is a creation of God, and that Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness is our core . Our
history wasn't pretty nor perfect...and there was violence.
However, this won't mean much
to those who out of hand reject God and what HE offers to each of us.
The rumors of impending war continues to grow louder.
The North Koreans have successfully made nuclear
weapons AND the missile delivery systems to use them.
Recent tests have the
Pentagon concluding that the NK's can reach Los Angeles, Denver, Chicago, Boston...possibly
Now, when their leader Kim
Jong Un spews his rhetoric against the US, it has taken on a new tone.
God says in His Word in
Ezekiel 13: 12-14
12 The word of the Lord came again to me, saying: 13 “Son of man, when a land sins against
Me by persistent unfaithfulness, I will stretch out My hand against it; I will
cut off its supply of bread, send famine on it, and cut off man and beast from
it. 14 Even if these
three men, Noah, Daniel, and Job, were in it, they would deliver only
themselves by their righteousness,” says the Lord God.
So God says that He
will judge the land because of their unfaithfulness towards Him. He even gives
three of the most righteous men the Bible as an example. God says that they
(Noah, Daniel and Job) would survive but their sons and daughters wouldn't.
This alludes that the sons and daughters might be unfaithful, but are covered
by their fathers faith. God normally protects the family of the righteous
believer, but in this case no. Remember Lots wife?
So, could we (the USA) be ready to get a judgment
from God Almighty? Have we (the USA) gone away from God? Have
our leaders made laws and decisions against God? I think that anyone who is
thinking clearly knows that the answer is yes. What would a
judgment from God look like? Well, looking at Israel's past we see the
judgments of God as invasions from the Assyrians, the Babylonians and finally
the Romans. The Babylonians
took basically everything, gold, silver and mostly people. God saved His
faithful through this invasion. Remember Daniel? Ezekiel etc. There wasn't the
technology that we have here in the 21st century. Imagine a EMP attack, which would
disable the electronics of this nation. No ATM's no credit cards no electronic
money. Water supplies and sewage would not work, not to mention refrigeration
and transportation and garbage disposal. Do you think that most people have
food storage? or even the ability to purify their water or grow food? Now combine that EMP with the Biblical Rapture.
Remove millions of believing Christians and the Holy Spirit...and you have the
start of the horrors of what the Bible portrays aas the End Times. The
resultant worldwide confusion and turmoil would usher in the anti-Christ.
People would do ANYTHING for peace and safety. Imagine if North Korea fired off a nuke on South Korea and got one or two off on
the US. Horrible, right? The attacks on Israel, which is outlined in Ezekiel
38 and the destruction of Damascus described in Isaiah 17
would put Israel on the frontpage of the worlds news for the next seven
years. Anyway you shake
it, we are on a thin foothold. The Russians have
a saying, "May you live in exciting times" It's time to get
right with God if you haven't.