Friday, September 14, 2018

Farming Bay of Plenty New Zealand

















Friday, September 7, 2018

Men and women, relationships, seagulls, geese and reflections of lights on water. Juxtapositions, make of them what you will. Your mind will connect the dots.

Men will treat you the way you let them.
 There is no such thing as "deserving" respect; you get what you demand from people.. if you demand respect, he will either respect you or he won't associate with you.
 It really is that simple.”  

“The best men tell you the truth because they think you can take it; the worst men either try to preserve you in some innocent state with their false protection, or are ‘brutally honest.’
 When someone tells, lets you think for yourself, experience your own emotions, he is treating you as a true equal, a friend…And the best men cook for you.”

“Women need to feel loved and men need to feel needed.”
Rita Mae Brown, Riding Shotgun

“Both men and women should feel free to be sensitive. Both men and women should feel free to be strong…it is time that we all perceive gender on a spectrum not as two opposing sets of ideas.”
Emma Watson



“One frequently only finds out how really beautiful a women is, until
after considerable acquaintance with her.”
Mark Twain  

“A man who loves beauty doesn't fall for the most beautiful women - he falls for the one who is ready to acquire beauty in love.”
Kangoma Kindembo  

“No one can be your sun, moon, or stars until you have your own world.”


Thursday, September 6, 2018

Photo collages on water reflections and flows.

Reflections at Tauranga Boat Harbour 1
It has been said that art is a tryst, for in the joy of it maker and beholder meet. ~Kojiro Tomita

Reflections at Tauranga Boat Harbour 2

Art is your emotions flowing in a river of imagination. ~Devin, Los Cerros Middle School, 1999

Reflections at Tauranga  Boat Harbour 3  

The artist's world is limitless. It can be found anywhere, far from where She lives or a few feet away. It is always on her doorstep. ~Paul Strand

 Reflections at Tauranga Boat Harbour 4.

Art making  is just another way of keeping a diary. ~Pablo Picasso

Wednesday, September 5, 2018


Reflect upon your present blessings of which every person  has many, not on your past misfortunes, of which all people have some.

You are a mirror of yourself in others. Whatever you want, give.
Be the best reflection of yourself.

Karen A. Baquiran


Without deep reflection one knows from daily life that one exists for other people.
Albert Einstein

One can not reflect in streaming water. 
Only those who know internal peace can give it to others.

Lao Tzu

The writer's curse is that even in solitude, no matter its duration, she never grows lonely or bored.”
Criss Jami, Killosophy

“The type of person you are is usually reflected in your business. To improve your business, first improve yourself.”
Idowu Koyenikan, Wealth for All: Living a Life of Success at the Edge of Your Ability

“Some nights are made for torture, or reflection, or the savoring of loneliness.”
Poppy Z.Brite

Work needs to be a reflection of your social values.
You are how you work!
- Leigh Steinberg

One does not meet oneself until one catches the reflection
from an eye other than human.
- Loren Eiseley

I have never known a really chic woman whose appearance was not,
in large part, an outward reflection of her inner self.
- Mainbocher

“If you want to sing out, sing out, and if you want to be free, be free, cause there's a million ways to be, you know that there are. ”
Cat Stevens

Everyone and everything that shows up in our life is
a reflection of something that is happening inside of us.
- Alan Cohen

We never see Life as it really is.
All we can ever see is the reflection of Life -
distorted by our unique perceptions.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

“Beauty is not who you are on the outside, it is the wisdom and time you gave away to save another struggling soul like you.”
Shannon L. Alder


My role in society, or any artist's or poet's role,
is to try and express what we all feel.
Not to tell people how to feel.
Not as a preacher, not as a leader,
but as a reflection of us all.
- John Lennon

“Does our purpose on Earth directly link to the people whom we end up meeting? Are our relationships and experiences actually the required dots that connect and then lead us to our ultimate destinies?”
Jennifer Elisabeth, Born Ready: Unleash Your Inner Dream Girl 

Like water which can clearly mirror the sky and the trees only so long as its surface is undisturbed, the mind can only reflect the true image of the Self when it is tranquil and wholly relaxed.
Indra Devi

I am grateful for doctors and nurses and our overall health system in New Zealand. 
 You never really appreciate good health until it is taken away from you.
 “ Good Health is hearty, Good health is harmony,  Good health is happiness.”
Amit Kalantri,
Wealth of Words