The image above is the property of The Star Online
Check out this astounding young ladys blog. Her story is heartbreaking. Her bravery is remarkable and her resolve to inspire change is heroic.
She is a warrior in my opinion, fighting to bring awareness to an epidemic of injustices suffered by children across the world. She fights not with her fists, but her body, in beautiful dance. A dance to bring awareness to the problem of childhood sexual assault. My message to her is to stay strong. You have an amazing opportunity to inspire change and bring awareness. Who knows how many young lives will be changed for the better through your stories and sharing your dance. Though I’ve never met her, I feel a strong bond forged by similar stories we’ve endured. She’s a warrior for the young and innocent. I admire her strength and send her much love and respect.
You can also read more about her mission and her story from The Star Online.
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So, another sleepless night has found me tripping from site to site. I tripped over one that was awesome enough to share.
For anyone who loves or loathes writing, you must check out this site. The writing analysis is pretty awesome. I’m thinking I might cps (copy,paste,send) some of my previous blog posts just to see how its weighted.
I am increasing aware of how difficult it’s gonna be to save the amount of beer bottle caps it will take to make the pixel picture art I want to make.
This is an official SOS (send out supplies) call for help. If anyone, anywhere happens to have a stash, be it small or super size, that they’d be willing to part with, your donatation would be put to good use. Not to mention that I would also be forever grateful of your generosity. SO PLEASE, ANYONE AND EVERYONE…SEND ME YOUR BEER BOTTLE CAPS!
Just comment that you’re interested and I’ll tell ya where to send them : )
Oh, and wish me luck. When I finish the piece I will post pictures and the names of any contributors that helped make it happen. (Any contributions/contributors that wish to remain anonymous will be noted only as anonymous.)
SO GRAB A COLD ONE AND ENJOY, AFTER ALL, IT IS SUMMERTIME…FOR THE LOVE OF ART
Posted in BEERS, CHEERS, I'll drink cause of that, I'll drink to that!, I'm Gonna KICK, Tomorrow..., Things I Like and other AWESOME crap, Things that make me smile, Uncategorized
Tagged art, Arts, Donation, Family, Friends, Giving, Health, Help, humor, Life, Personal strength, Relationships
Ok, I inverted the color. I think it makes the lettering look more like the flower which is kinda sweet. Any thoughts or ideas?
Some pics I pulled of the interwebs of different kinds of lilies and different angles.
And because I’m obsessive, lol.
I’m pretty sure that this will be the image I’m gonna use when I create my bottle cap pixelated art picture.
The piece that inspired me is one I seen on the wall at the Medical University downtown. I saw it while there with my mom, dad and grandmother Viv. Viv was there for a procedure and while we waited, we went down to the cafe to eat. The picture, if I remember correctly, hangs on the wall outside the cafe where there are many other pieces of art on display.
I’ll have to research to make sure, but I think the image is in the likeness of a local man who is an artist himself. He’s the artistic eyes and hard working hands behind many of our cities beautifully crafted elegant iron gates. I will post a story about him as soon as I find one. Until then, this is the picture…
He is the image at the top in the center. I’ll try to find a more detailed picture. I took a picture of it myself while I was at MUSC that day. Unfortunately, my picture of the piece resides on a hard drive on a laptop that my husband took with him when he left.
NEED MORE BOTTLE CAPS, A LOT MORE, Lol. CALLING ALL WHO MAY BE BURDENED BY BOTTLE CAPS. PLEASE LEAVE YOUR BURDEN WITH ME. I WILL MAKE GOOD USE OF IT ; )
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Tagged Arts, Bottle Cap Art, Family, Health, History, Memoirs, Nostalgia, The Wizard of Oz
|LIST OF SIGNS HE IS FLIRTING
|The Eyebrow Lift
|Gaining Your Attention
|Slight Parting of the Lips
|His Nostrils Open Slightly – Face Widens
|He Shifts to the Classic Male Courship Stance
|Touches His Own Face
|Strokes His Shirt Front, Smoothes his Jeans
|Fiddles with His Hair
|Eyebrows Arc While Talking
|He acts immaturely around you
|He seems to make excuses to hang out with you
|You catch him looking at you when you’re not looking at him directly
|He acts embarrassed or turns red when you talk to him
|He smiles at you a lot or laughs at your jokes (or everything you say)
|He copies your body movements or posture
|He finds excuses to call you about random things
|He seems jealous when you talk to his friends and not him
|His friends tease him about you
|He makes an extra effort to maintain eye contact
|He thinks of ways to start a conversation with you
|He compliments you a lot – more than your regular friends
|He always seems to pass by you or run into you during your day-to-day schedule
|He seems nervous or anxious when you talk to him directly
|He gives you a playful hug or touches you lightly on the arm when talking to you
Posted in Adventures: Dating or something like it, Blah Blah Blah Blog, CHEERS, I'm Gonna KICK, Tomorrow..., Link Hoarder, PEERS, The OTHERS...
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