Dieu on the Grass

Selfie Pop-Art

I’ve avoided posting selfies or photos of myself since I started this blog two years ago. These are more “creative” selfies, that I can simply appreciate (or not) artistically in an objective way, without my usual private need to remain anonymous. Anyways, we’re all friends here, so no need to be shy!

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Cats

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Part II: 3 Rules to live by

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1. Be gentle even when you don’t feel like it.

2. Choose one thing to look forward to at the beginning of your day no matter how simple or small.

3. When you don’t have a friend around, chocolate and books are always good options.

Restless

Under the weight of the night
When loneliness is most aching.
Let your heart beats fall through you.
Let them hit each nerve along your spine
Like gentle
Yet strong fingers
hitting piano keys, each beat a bird song
Singing to be heard.

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Temporary Jewelry Tattoos

I have always loved the idea of getting a permanent tattoo – something delicate and flowery. In particular,  jewelry design tattoos have always appealed to me for their feminine, simple, and understated look. However, I am a big baby when it comes to pain, so I’ll probably never have the courage to go through with it.

In the mean time, these gorgeous temporary gold tattoos are great substitutes, and I think are even better than the real thing!

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Bloom

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Quote for the day

I am an expression of the divine, just like a peach is, just like a fish is. I have a right to be this way. I can’t apologize for that, nor can I change it, nor do I want to. We will never have to be other than who we are in order to be successful. We realize that we are as ourselves unlimited and our experiences valid. It is for the rest of the world to recognize this, if they choose.

~Alice Walker, The Color Purple

Thought of the day

It is better
to be broken
hearted
than
hard-hearted.

Poem of the Universe

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Gardens

Old photos from my day at the Devonian Gardens in my city.

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Making origami turtles

Who can resist cute little origami turtles?

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October

This morning, a beautiful autumn day.

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I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.

~Anne of Green Gables

A new poem

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On the Caltrain

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Train ride to San Francisco.

California Academy of Sciences

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Quote for the day

She did not need much, wanted very little. A kind word, sincerity, fresh air, clean water, a garden, kisses, books to read, sheltering arms, a cozy bed, and to love and be loved in return.

~Starra Neely Blade

Painting flowers

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This painting took me awhile to finish. It didn’t turn out exactly how I envisioned it, but I’m quite happy with the result. I think flowers are one of my favorite things to paint, but getting all those petals right is so hard!

Painting on paper lanterns

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My experiments with ink painting

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Mirror

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