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random observations, thoughts on life, humorous stories....from the studio while I paint.
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what if.......

Posted 02/27/2010 at 11:35 PM by superkat

just throwing this out there...what if you went to your doctor for a check up...maybe for something serious that you've kicked in the past...and your doctor asks you what your goals are for the rest of your life. Your standard answer...maybe...go someplace you've never been...pay off your debt...learn a new hobby....

what if he told you, "you are no longer in remission." or, "you have lived a great life, you have much to be thankful for" or something that made you believe that your time was now something incredibly precious.

What would you change? What wouldn't you change? And how would you act towards friends? family? strangers? enemies? Would you laugh more? cry less? happy dance over something as silly as a snowflake on your nose?

Close your eyes and think about what your choices would be in that situation.....and let me know what you come up with.
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    mynock11's Avatar
    IDK, thats a hard question. sure there are alot of things i would change, but if did would i be where i am now? would i have the ppl in my life i have now? wife kids... or would everything be different or worse? looking back theres alot i would change but not if it meant sacrificing my family. I dont think i would treat ppl differently i think i do a great job now. I laugh alot anyway i dont think i can laugh any more im a joker. definatly i would cry less!! there would be alot of questions i would have for the dr. but i would never give up even if he said there is no chance for survival. Just listen to the tim magraw song: live like you were dying !
    Posted 03/03/2010 at 11:21 AM by mynock11 mynock11 is offline
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    superkat's Avatar
    That is a great song! I love that song. I like what you said about never giving up. That is a big deal. A lot of people will give up...and I think that leads to death...maybe not physical death all the time, but death of your spirit...your dreams...
    Posted 03/03/2010 at 11:30 AM by superkat superkat is offline
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    alphaferret's Avatar
    Ya gotta tell the ones you love that you love them-too many times this goes undone.

    Then jump out of a plane-never had the guts to do it but in this situation...

    A quote i came up w/ long ago

    w/ what little time we have we must...

    you complete the quote
    Posted 03/07/2010 at 11:23 PM by alphaferret alphaferret is offline
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    alphaferret's Avatar
    I rockin to pandora Indigo girls mix-Dido is on now

    Now indigo girls -welcome me

    Paintings are lookin real good Kat!

    You put water and sky together and it's a homerun everytime!
    Posted 03/07/2010 at 11:34 PM by alphaferret alphaferret is offline
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    A co worker of mine just came to me and let me know his cousin was gunned down in gang dispute. Going home and kiss my girls.
    Posted 03/08/2010 at 12:25 AM by alphaferret alphaferret is offline
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    oh man...that's awful. thanks for the compliments! I love Dido! That's neat about the water and sky together...it took me a long time to get that right. and then one day i stopped looking at the outside world, like the sky, water...in 3 dimensions...i looked at it 2 dimensionally and then began to see it come together ...it just clicked.
    Posted 03/08/2010 at 12:29 AM by superkat superkat is offline
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    alphaferret's Avatar
    I love to include water in all my paintings-most from imagination. Tracey Chapman is on now. Getting back to painting is something I imagine is like writers block -you really need to have want to do it.-acrylic or oils??

    Kat you must have some good coffee-or a real short sleep schedule-god bless ya!
    Posted 03/08/2010 at 12:55 AM by alphaferret alphaferret is offline
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    alphaferret's Avatar
    I heard rumours- i heard talk -about the trail you left of broken hearts-It's only smoke and ashes baby
    Posted 03/08/2010 at 12:59 AM by alphaferret alphaferret is offline
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    alphaferret's Avatar
    Good night Kat-sleep well-I'm off to play call of duty til 5:30am-Xbox and beers-what a great combo!!
    Posted 03/08/2010 at 01:00 AM by alphaferret alphaferret is offline
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    hey there...good choices in music, for sure! um...sleep...yeah...i don't need it...i guess. i have ambien, but when i take it, i sometimes don't remember what i've done because i can blow through it...mostly...i just clean...sometimes rearrange furniture...we keep a lot of ice packs handy...lmao.

    i use both acrylic and oil. i love acrylic because the clean up is awesome...and i mix all sorts of stuff in the paint. when i do my reefs (which i'll be painting/sculpting one at the classroom swap---yipee!), i mix in sand from the beach, or ashes from our fireplace. real flowers, twigs, bark..whatever gives me some good texture. i just started doing the sky without a brush...i smudge the paints in layer by layer with either my fingers or a cotton ball. mostly...i listen to really deep music, or classical music (love chopin and rachmoninoff) while i paint...and time flies by...it really is sometimes better painting than sleeping.

    oh no...your a COD player? someone was teaching me that once...almost pulled the trigger on a PS3...i used to be a big gamer when Nintendo was around...not so much now...lol.

    thanks for stopping by!
    Posted 03/08/2010 at 01:55 AM by superkat superkat is offline
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    alphaferret's Avatar
    very cool media-my father did a painting w/ a cigar as the brush. it hangs in my office. I used to do alot of 3-d art but found that people love to touch it and eventually the piece would get damaged.
    Posted 03/08/2010 at 12:29 PM by alphaferret alphaferret is offline
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    that's awesome. touching...yeah...lots and lots and lots and lots of polyurethene....especially on the reefs.
    Posted 03/08/2010 at 12:48 PM by superkat superkat is offline
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    I was just at the drs the other day and he wants me in for a physical-hmmm? Luckily he didn't say right away-that would not be good.
    Posted 03/08/2010 at 06:53 PM by alphaferret alphaferret is offline
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    alphaferret's Avatar
    HUh never thought of polying my paintings-alot of wood work yes but artwork-thats a good idea! Seal it right up!
    Posted 03/08/2010 at 06:54 PM by alphaferret alphaferret is offline
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    physical, schmisical. you'll be fine.

    i like peeps to be able to touch the paintings...so that's what i came up with to protect them.
    Posted 03/08/2010 at 07:22 PM by superkat superkat is offline
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    alphaferret's Avatar
    Good night Kat!
    Posted 03/09/2010 at 12:56 AM by alphaferret alphaferret is offline
 

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