Melting Watch

Whenever I hear about Salvador Dali, I always go back to my childhood days. I believe the painting with the melting watch was the first one I’ve ever seen. It was incredible! It still is of course. My sister had this replica of the clock. I remember that I kept wanting to “borrow” it from her. Ah sisterly love!

His work really taught me that it’s ok to be different. It really made me start thinking about the meaning behind the painting and why he especially painted this peice the way it is. Yes, a lot to think about as a kid (haha).

I will always love this and his work. He definitely opened up my eyes in the art world.

Happy Monday!

New week, new you! 🙂

Be honest, be unique, be kind, but most importantly, be YOU!

It’s up to you to make things count. No one else can change your thoughts. You are your own boss. What you do matters. Both the big and the small. Never forget your worth!

Compassion

Warning: If you are not a follower of Jesus Christ and don’t care about what He says or does, then please move on from this post. You have your views and I have mine. So please respect each other’s thoughts.

I want to be open and share what’s on my mind at least once a week to show you who I am.

Here is what I have learned from the sermon at Church today from the New International Version (NIV):

John 8:81-11

“but Jesus went to the Mount of Olives.

At dawn he appeared again in the temple courts, where all the people gathered around him, and he sat down to teach them. The teachers of the law and the Pharisees brought in a woman caught in adultery. They made her stand before the group and said to Jesus, “Teacher, this woman was caught in the act of adultery.  In the Law Moses commanded us to stone such women. Now what do you say?”  They were using this question as a trap, in order to have a basis for accusing him.

But Jesus bent down and started to write on the ground with his finger. When they kept on questioning him, he straightened up and said to them, “Let any one of you who is without sin be the first to throw a stone at her.”  Again he stooped down and wrote on the ground.

At this, those who heard began to go away one at a time, the older ones first, until only Jesus was left, with the woman still standing there.  Jesus straightened up and asked her, “Woman, where are they? Has no one condemned you?”

“No one, sir,” she said.

“Then neither do I condemn you,” Jesus declared. “Go now and leave your life of sin.”

The entire time when I was hearing the pastor say this words, I kept thinking about society nowadays. God is kind and merciless to sinners everywhere. He forgives so easily. He loves and forgives even when we don’t deserve it. There are so many people who fall into that trap of rebellion and say “no” to the right thing to do, whether it’s to parents, friends, teachers, or even employers. There are so many people who uses such harsh words to others and Himself, but He still chooses to show compassion. He has taught us to show compassion to others even when they do wrong. We all sin. There is no such thing as too big or too small of sin. Just because someone does something disaproving, there is no reason to treat them any different. I see it everywhere I go now. We all judge and make nasty looks towards certain people. We don’t even know any back story to a situation before we start hating towards it. This world has a lot of darkness and hatred. We all need to step back and take a deep breathe. Our actions can go a long way.

We must welcome sinners, doesn’t matter how big or how small, with plenty of kindness.

Friday Already??

It’s fiiiiiinaly Friday!!!! And you know what that means! Happy photography Friday!!! :):)

I hope you all are having a beautiful week full of joys and smiles. One smile can go a long way!

In honor of photography Friday, please enjoy this fabulous sunset photo taken by a dear friend of mine: @ryanjasonphotography

Interesting Fact about Art

So, there I was going out my usual day, I stumble across an article that art was once used in the Olympics! I was in disbelief and kept asking myself really?!?! After a few moments of researching, I have realized it IS true. 

They got rid of it in 1954, sadly.

People won medals and awards for their amazing artwork. Well, of course awards can still be given nowadays, but not at the Olympics. 

Could you imagine if it was still going on? I would definitely be paying more attention to the Olympics then! 🙂

Margaret Keane

Today’s shout out goes out to the fabulous artist, Margaret Keane. She’s a fellow Tennessee native so of course she’s a part of this shout out today (haha). She is known as the “big eyes” lady due to her paintings involving big eyes. So, if you come across paintings mainly of women, children, and animals with big eyes, it’s most likely Margaret’s. I absolutely love her paintings! I know i say this a lot, but it’s so true! Unique but similiar. Aw much love!

Tell me what you think! 🙂 i would love to hear your thoughts!

Monday Motivation

Another Monday has arrived!! Ready or not, it’s here! 🙂 It’s better to make the best of it.

Remember, you are amazing. You are courageous. You’ve got any obstacle that you face!

Be brave and shine bright!

Be the light in all the darkness.