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“Pay Attention to Safety” (Art Imitating Life??/Life Imitating Art??)

An art project my Dad and me worked on/working on…and it’s probably near completion today…his concept, an ancient Asian safety sign…characters resemble ancient Chinese text…meaning “Pay Attention to Safety”…wise guy, huh?? My Dad is an artist (among other things)..this project was in the process way before any inkling about Hurricane Norma…very timely though!:)

so, Daddy made the canvas…and we decided on the red and gold and ancient text…he loved the phrase: “Pay Attention to Safety”…it is hanging at my Parent’s place…(the full painted photo taken today.) He’s happy with it and feels it’s finished…(i could work on it more, though.)

so, we painted the background red…obviously, duh, then he wanted me to paint the characters…and i am no expert Chinese Character writer/drawer/painter!!…by any means!!…a baby/toddler could write Chinese better than me…but this is art..so, he had me chalk outline first…then paint. (Honestly, i wanted Chato to do it for me.  My Dad insisted it would be good for me to try my best and do it myself…glad i did.) Time with Daddy and art work has helped me a lot to cope and get through some stuff dealing with. (He keeps telling me NOT to worry about it being perfect or being a perfectionist!)

Daddy is always very generous with sincere praise and encouragement…and loves the way it turned out, yet i want/would like the opportunity to tidy up the gold/yellow lettering…may be?

I was concerned about spacing…the characters and usage of canvas. I love my Dad…and his timely, wise, loving, life lessons.

Safety: Physically, Mentally, Emotionally, and Spiritually…an important sign of the times:

“PAY ATTENTION TO SAFETY”….(joanie)

Okay, Daddy..Thanks!…we have other works in the works:)

 

9/6/17 @ 1:05 a.m.

 

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Random Ramblings: Tattoos

art attitude communication Joan Winifred

A burger?!

Yep, a burger on his calf. What?

a tattoo. A BIG burger with the fixings: cheese, lettuce, tomato, bacon, onion on his calf.

The guy must really love burgers, huh? 🙂

Okay, so the guy owns a burger joint and is a walking ad. (It struck me funny.)

I wear make-up…as an art/self expression…cause it’s fun/artistic and when I have to be somewhere (and dress up cause say I’m among a group where I have to (at least) look professional aka look like I know what I’m talking about -lol and/or be taken seriously…(non-clown) make-up/modest attire is a grooming option. I guess, everyone has their definition of putting your best foot or calf forward, eh?

“VANITY is the quicksand of reason,” wrote a French novelist.

I’m a living minority these days…and at my kids’ school…a parent sans tattoo…and a girl in a skirt (& at the knee). For me, I would NEVER! get a tattoo. Ink under the skin and a permanent self-branding/label/identification mark...no thanks! Though, I respect that Others choose to express themselves and their views via tattooing/grooming…their choice.

Tattooing with unsanitary needles has been associated with the spread of hepatitis and HIV. Skin disorders sometimes result from the dyes used. Piercings can take months to heal and can hurt for much of that time. They can also produce blood poisoning, hemorrhaging, blood clots, nerve damage, and serious infections. Additionally, some procedures are not easily reversed. For example, depending on the size and the color, a tattoo can take several expensive and painful laser sessions to remove. Piercings may leave lifelong scars. excerpted~Body Decoration the Need for Reasonableness-Awake! 2000

Dr. Robert Tomsick, an associate professor of dermatology, comments: “What you’re doing is breaking the skin and introducing pigmented material into the area. Even though the needle only goes in a little way, anytime you break the skin, you have a risk of bacterial or viral infection. I think [getting a tattoo] is generally a risky thing to do.” Dr. Tomsick continues: “Once pigment is in, even if there’s no infection, there’s always the chance of contact allergies, dermatitis and allergic reactions that can cause skin to get red, swollen, crusty and itchy.”~excerpted Should I Get a Tattoo? Awake! 2003

Just an observation: that some who choose to tattoo…can’t stop at one. Which caused me to wonder IF tattooing was a form (in some instances) of self-injury? Is it a form of communication? Advertising? Addiction?

Have You heard of the book: Bodies Under Siege by Dr. Amando Favazza?

 Favazza was the first person to classify self-mutilative (now more commonly called self-injurious) behaviors. Favazza’s classification divides self-harm behaviors into two major categories, namely Culturally Sanctioned and Deviant. The subtypes of the former are practices and rituals. Practices often are faddish and include tattoos and body piercing. (Wiki)

Check it out:

Certainly, reason has had little to do with many of the things humans have done to themselves for vanity’s sake over the centuries. For example, in an effort to have the tiniest waist possible, 19th-century women painfully corseted their abdomens until they could hardly breathe. Some claimed to have waists as tiny as 13 inches [325 mm]. Some women were so constricted by their corsets that their ribs were actually pushed into their livers, causing death.

While that fashion fad has mercifully died out, the vanity that produced it is as much in evidence today as it was then. Men and women still undergo difficult, even dangerous, procedures in order to alter their natural appearance.

While such decorations as piercings or tattoos may be popular […] needs to ask himself or herself, ‘What kind of a reaction would such a decoration provoke in the area where I live?

“All things are lawful for me; but not all things are advantageous.” Paul understood that his freedom […] did not give him license to do whatever he wanted without consideration for others. Love for others influenced his behavior. (Galatians 5:13) Keep “an eye, not in personal interest upon just your own matters,” he urged, “but also in personal interest upon those of the others.” (Philippians 2:4) His selfless viewpoint serves as an excellent example to any contemplating some form of body decoration. excerpted~Body Decoration the Need for Reasonableness-Awake! 2000

Consideration(s):

Dr. Robert Tomsick, an associate professor of dermatology, comments: “What you’re doing is breaking the skin and introducing pigmented material into the area. Even though the needle only goes in a little way, anytime you break the skin, you have a risk of bacterial or viral infection. I think [getting a tattoo] is generally a risky thing to do.” Dr. Tomsick continues: “Once pigment is in, even if there’s no infection, there’s always the chance of contact allergies, dermatitis and allergic reactions that can cause skin to get red, swollen, crusty and itchy.”

For me…“Attempting” to live love…means considering how: my dress/grooming/communication, etc. may or may not positively or negatively affect other fragile-life.  Actually, I have modified my dress/grooming…and when among other cultures to respectfully recognize their feelings/customs…for example: not wearing make-up, revealing shoulders or without scarf. Certain cultures take certain forms of grooming very seriously, eh? And IF You wish to respectfully communicate and learn from others…You need to be flexible…within reason.

IF the burger tattoo guy was trying to befriend/not offend vegans/vegetarians (or attract them as patrons to his restaurant)...would he openly show his burger tattoo?? or get one in the first place?

{Just had a memory pop into my head…as a very skinny little girl…a fav t-shirt i wore, all it said: “Where’s the Beef?” -LOL:)…it’s funny to me on multiple levels cause 1. this skinny kid wearing it 2. somebody gave it to me & 3. somebody took it away..(stole it off my back yard clothesline in my neighborhood).}

 

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