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“Ordinary riches can be stolen, real riches cannot. In your soul are infinitely precious things that cannot be taken from you.”
― Oscar Wilde

P8170025 TIMEOUT kitchen sink

Pictured: Random pieces of bamboo, driftood/towel hanger, old bottle painted blue for nosegays, old ruined pan (I was painting and burned the food and the pan!) painted new colors and transformed into planter.

It takes little effort to be creative, but I think that many people say, “I have no talent,” and rarely attempt to create art for the joy of the moment.  They have not given themselves permission to loosen their inhibitions and play!   Have you ever asked, “What am I going to do today?” while wishing some magic genie would pop out of a bottle and transform a boring day into a more-enriching one?

"What are we going to do today?"

“What are we going to do today?”

Sometimes it’s a fear of being critiqued.  Sometimes it’s fear of failure; sure failure feels pretty horrible, but we learn what NOT to do again!  Sometimes there’s not enough time in the day, but I say, “Basura! If you have time to watch a sitcom or read the newspaper, then you can make time to create something that enhances the quality of your day!’  If someone gives you a negative critique, tell them, “Lisa likes it!”

An old headboard destined for the trash heap now sports new colors and purpose.  Does anyone volunteer to help shell the peas? ( I promise not to burn them this time!)

An old headboard destined for the trash heap now sports new colors and purpose. Does anyone volunteer to help shell the peas? ( I promise not to burn them this time!)

Adding just a touch of color can transform a boring corner of the garden. Go ahead – paint a little bitty something on a scrap of wood and attach it to an old broomstick and place it in your garden – or take an old broomstick and paint it many colors and use it to support a climbing plant.

A slim section of bamboo retrieved from the nearby beach serves as a support for the young thumbergia.  Playamart uses material from the beach - and it's free!

A slim section of bamboo retrieved from the nearby beach serves as a support for the young thumbergia. Playamart uses material from the beach – and it’s free!

I’m nudging you!  Step into the picture; take a walk on the wild side, and you might find it wasn’t as scary as you thought!

One of three rustic and very eclectic benches in the garden.  'The board was once used to manage the water levels in the nearby shrimp pond.

One of three rustic and very eclectic benches in the garden. ‘The board was once used to manage the water levels in the nearby shrimp pond.

With no power at Casa Loca and no way to access the photo files on the desktop, I have only one image (above) to share from this week. The blue-painted bench joins other rustic pieces of garden art from Playamart, and a few of those previous-used images join this one for today’s post.   When the garden has few flowers, the colors jazz up the area.

Hmmm.  Do we dare enter this gate?

Hmmm. Do we dare enter this gate?

P7240246 GARDEN ART fun riverhouse

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Hint: The mirrors show up best when used with dark colors.

When the rains stop, I’ll take some new photos of the gardens. The plants have grown in huge leaps in the past month.  Ah, there truly is something magical about the land on the equator!

For a totally different timeout, check out a spectacular showcase of auroras from this past week:  GEOMAGNETIC STORM AURORAS.

Our power was restored for a few hours, but during the last rain session, a transformer blew.  I am again typing on battery power and will put this in queue to publish in the morning.  I truly am feeling much better! Thanks, everyone, for your concerns and best wishes.

Z

Candle Power

Candle Power

 

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