Now, that’s a funny looking Muse

The daughter of Zeus and Mnemosyne, Thalia was the muse of comedy and idyllic poetry. She was usually seen with a comic mask, and a trumpet. She also has a link to Ivy.

In an age where masks are everywhere, I decided to focus more on the mask in this digital splodging of colour, and completely obliterated the background. Rather than the painting becoming a comic image, it turned more into a tragedy – even a nightmare! Although it was fun to create. The digital oil paints blend really well, which is lucky for the amount of time I had to paint over things handy when creating an abstract masterpiece.

With the greatest of apologies to Thalia (and I will return to create another masterpiece at a later date – a proper one!) I shall end this post, which is also for Six Word Saturday (this links to Debbie’s site who hosts this challenge), with a really awful joke found on th’internet. What do you call a fish with no eyes? A fsh.

It’s always the eyes that get you.

Opposites

It’s One Word Sunday again, and this week, Debbie’s theme is Opposite.

So, I’ve decided to go for black and white.

No, sorry, I meant to say blurred and sharp.

I think I may have to look at this from the opposite side… I’m not all that certain what I actually did go for.

Perhaps it was square and circle. Square and circle? They aren’t opposites. Oh, I don’t know. You’ll have to follow the link above to Debbie’s site, where you can see some proper takes on the opposite theme.

Siex Word Sæterdæg: Wist ābūtan tīma!

Six Word Saturday: It’s about time! (I hear you say, although that’s also what I’m trying to say up there in the header using some very old words.)

Siex = Six
Word = Hmmm…. I wonder…
Sæterdæg = Saturday (seems obvious)
Wist = It
Ābūtan = About
Tīma = Tima er time

It’s now ābūtan tīma I lay my head on a comfortable pillow in a darkened room.

Light

Debbie’s theme for One Word Sunday this week is ‘Light’.

Above are some candles, with candlelight. Below are some crystals with both reflected and refracted light. This light, of course, includes the candlelight, and other light sources as well. It took me ages to get just that tiny speck of yellow light there in the bottom half of the stone… but got it I did!

Visit Debbie’s site on the link above for further takes on this week’s theme.

Another Year Starts, Last Year Departs

Yes! It’s my birthday today. I’m 24. I’ve been 24 for a while. I haven’t aged since reaching 24. 24 seems to be my magic number. Actually, it isn’t, it’s 4, or maybe 7… and some people say I haven’t aged since reaching either of those years. But hey! Age is just a number, right? If I’m not bothered how old I am, I really think nobody else should be either.

Last year was a bit of a shocker, wasn’t it? Hopefully, this year, things will get better.

One important thing we must take from this is that the years themselves shouldn’t matter… but the days within those years should. Each great day after the next should build up to a fantastic year of memories and experiences. Even if we can’t do anything, go anywhere, see anyone, we can still do things for ourselves within those limitations.

Imagination is key to this… and with imagination absolutely anything is possible. My imagination takes me to places even I couldn’t have dreamed of. So there in itself is proof that out of nothing anything can emerge.

Imagine a year of fabulous anythings. 365 fabulous anythings. 365 ways to Feel Good every single day. Broken down like that, it isn’t such a big task either.

So what if I’m 24 again?! Each new year starts every day anyway, so if we just stop counting and start doing, our time on this planet will be filled with greatness. And imagine that!

Ask your Inner 4-year-old… your Inner 7-year-old… your Inner 24-year-old what would they like to do… and do it! Have fun.

Bring light and laughter into your world, and watch it spread all around. See faces lighten up. Smiles broaden. Even if only through your own mind’s eye, your positivity will alter the Universe permanently.

A brighter today. A better tomorrow – when the new year starts again.

Happy New Year!

(Also posted for Six Word Saturday!)