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SL + ART?? Sl (ant) + art = slanted art.

“slart”…what could be categorized as “slart”?!…

(Let me START with myself: including my blog?!…LOL;) “art” in many form is…in the “eye” of the beholder? not calling myself an artist nor poet…things to which i aspire? perhaps:)!)

am a work in progress; that’s for sure!:)…hopefully at the hands of the Great Potter.

(some media is a lot of contrived ‘slart’ it seems, eh?)

Does slant = biased?!..is it more than a preference? or is it being prejudiced?

Which lens does an artist choose to use? What is his/her starting “point” ?

which angle? which slant?!

Also encapsulates:

to (cause to) lean in a position that is not vertical; to (cause to) slope:

Italic writing slants to the right.
The evening sun slanted (= shone with the light moving in a slopethrough the narrow window.

to present information in a particular way,especially showing one group of people, one side of an argument, etc. in such a positive or negative way that it is unfair:

The police claimed that reports in the media were slanted against/towards the defendant.
[Cambridge Dictionary]
Truth is the Target. Truth—my target—(and) my “accurate” destination. Truth is the target for which I aim. My personal priority/my spiritual battle is NOT with transient idea(s), culture(s), status, prestige, politics, etc.
How to read? (A Living Literacy?) A definite consideration, right?? or is it left?!
You know, an obvious, but not all languages read left to right like English. Hebrew is written right to left.
So, from my “spiritual” perspective: some things have to be read from the “correct” starting point…(for understanding).

 

Recently read this “courageous” experience and found it “Truth” “Faith” strengthening…as a person who accepts HaShem, Shem Hameforash, “Yahweh”.  (My family heritage is Lithuanian on my Mom’s side…including some Cherokee on my Dad, Isaac’s, side …my family background gravitates toward strong spirituality. My upbringing included Highly Valuing Scripture/God’s Word above man’s. Daily readings a routine. However, the emphasis was : Truth Transcends Tradition!)

“Buy truth and never sell it, also wisdom and discipline and understanding.”​—PROV. 23:23.

back to “Courageous” & encouraging experience read🙂

From his early years, a Jewish businessman named Aaron was taught that God’s name is not to be pronounced. However, Aaron had a thirst for truth. He was thrilled when a Witness showed him that by combining vowel points with the four Hebrew consonants of God’s name, it could be pronounced “Jehovah.” Excitedly, he went to the synagogue to share his wonderful discovery with the rabbis. Their reaction was not what Aaron expected. Instead of sharing his joy of learning the truth about God’s name, they spit on him and treated him as an outcast. His family bonds became strained. Undaunted, he continued to buy truth and served as a bold Witness of Jehovah for the rest of his life. Like Aaron, in order to walk in the truth, we are willing to pay the price of accepting whatever changes may occur in our social status or family relationships.

I don’t buy lies…and comes with a cost…which i’ve been paying. To me—it’s worth it! And having a conscience that lets One sleep soundly/peacefully helps lots. Being well-rested aids with decision-making, eh? 😉
Question for Reflection:
Do i value Truth over Tradition?
at times in life…we draw with melting crayon and perhaps, progress to extra-fine point-pen. De”pen”ds 🙂

further reading…pen? writer?..reader..

We do not find the truth in God’s Word without effort. We must be willing to make whatever sacrifices are needed to obtain it.

5, 6. (a) How can we buy truth without money? Illustrate. (b) How does truth benefit us?

Even something that is free may come at a cost. The Hebrew word translated “buy” at Proverbs 23:23 can also mean “acquire.” Both words imply making an effort or exchanging something for an item of value. We might illustrate the idea of buying truth this way. Let us say that a market advertises “Free Bananas.” Will those bananas miraculously appear on our table? No. We have to make the effort to go to the market to pick them up. Are the bananas free? Yes, but we must expend the effort and take the time to go to the market. Similarly, we do not need money to buy truth. However, we must make an effort to obtain it.

Read Isaiah 55:1-3Jehovah’s words recorded by Isaiah shed further light on what it means to buy truth. In this Bible passage, Jehovah compares his word to water, milk, and wine. Like a drink of cool, clear water, God’s words of truth are refreshing. Also, just as milk strengthens us and helps children to grow, Jehovah’s nourishing words strengthen us and help us to grow spiritually. Further, Jehovah’s words are also like wine. In what way? In the Bible, wine is associated with rejoicing. (Ps. 104:15) So by telling his people to “buy wine,” Jehovah assures us that living according to his words will make us rejoice. (Ps. 19:8) What a beautiful way to illustrate the beneficial effects of learning and applying God’s words of truth!

Another “Courageous” example…
Maria was swinging a golf club even before she was old enough to go to school. She continued to develop her golfing skills during high school and eventually earned a university scholarship. Golf was her life, and her goal was to enjoy a lucrative career as a professional golfer. Then Maria started to study the Bible, and she loved the truths she was learning. She was pleased with the changes that the truth helped her make in her life. She said: “The more I adjusted my attitude and lifestyle to the Bible’s standards, the happier I became.” Maria realized that it would be difficult for her to pursue both spiritual and material riches. (Matt. 6:24) She paid the price of giving up her lifelong goal of becoming a professional golfer and the prospects of gaining riches and fame. However, as a result of buying truth, she now […]enjoys what she describes as “the happiest, most meaningful life possible.” [excerpted readings: “Buy Truth and Never Sell It” w 11/2018]
Oh! joanie, a truth-seeker, huh?…yep, am “happily” going bananas! 🙂   
and Cheering—Keep Seeking Truth Reader:)

1/6/19 @ 6:03 p.m.

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The Unknown Artist

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If i think of “God” “Almighty” as the (to some) “Unknown” Artist…then, i can think of His works of art aka “the creation” found on Earth (and Earth)…i.e., plants, trees, grasses, bugs, flowers, bushes, bunnies, kitties, monkeys, doggies, bears, …etc., Man & Woman…as “individual” stand alone or stand together exhibited…pieces of artwork…Magnificent, Beautiful, Awe-Inspiring!!:)…

That reveal MUCH about the artist’s…personality, intelligence, style, aesthetic, etc.

Artists work in differing media/mediums…pastel, paint, charcoal…when appreciating or examining various works of human artists…you may detect a similar signature…found in each work/piece.

A painting is a painting. A sculpture is a sculpture. Same artist—different work…but same hands performing/making various/different productions.

To clump and lump all numerous paintings and brush strokes done by the same artist as the one and only, same/exact picture/piece…because of some similarities…is stupid!;)

An artist can work with numbers, letters, words, music, metal, canvas of choice…whatever he chooses and how ever he chooses to express his artistry/intelligence/creativity.

Same artist is capable of producing differing works in different media with different results yet retain a similar signature of style/caliber of excellence!

Evolution is a lack of appreciation of the “Unknown” Artist…to clump and lump “individual” “distinct” “separate” works of artistry all together as the same product/production/human is illogical to me.

IF You get to know any particular artist…well enough…perhaps, you can detect differences between and/or similarities and signature style between (differing/various) works.

Basically, what am trying to say/explain about evolution vs. creation…i have four kids…aka works of art formed/produced by my husband and myself…they have similarities as siblings…because they come from the same parents, however, it would be foolish for me to assert they are the same exact person…”work of art”…(in progress).

No, they are 4 “distinct” separate individuals. To be appreciated/respected/loved individually.

All creation was made by the same Creator/Artist (some of us know Him by His chosen name: Yahweh/Jehovah) so, of course, there could be similarities found in His WORK…but, each is a differing species…product/art production/piece of work…worthy of praise to the Amazing-Almighty-Artist!🙂

anyway, enough of my ramblings for now…interested in further reading:
Questions about God

 

sometimes…i think of us humans…as walking works of art (in progress)…(capable of serving a purpose of beauty or a beautiful purpose)…(completely understood by our Creator!)

 

 

6/24/18 @ 2:18 p.m.

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YAY! Thursday! (Part 2)

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Peaceful Greetings/Evening(s) Regular Reader(s):)

(@ Dusk–April 30th, 2018–

Keep Charlotte Beautiful (Ceremony))

For current context, please read…

yay-thursday

Hope my middle daughter’s (locally)

award-winning artwork brings You a big SMILE:)

“Keeping Charlotte County Clean, Green, and Beautiful”–Rhonda Harvey, Executive Director

Keep Charlotte Beautiful Overview:

“Since 2001, Keep Charlotte Beautiful has provided Charlotte County residents and visitors with opportunities to give back to their community. We focus on our mission of improving the quality of life in Charlotte County by engaging volunteers to keep our community clean and free debris, conserving resources and beautifying our public spaces. Keep Charlotte Beautiful provides service opportunities for adult to students in our community. We use the three “E’s” of community engagement: Education, Environment and Events. Combining our programs creates a cohesive community effort for change. We believe that by engaging volunteers, we instill pride and ownership to ensure effective, long-term results that protect and conserve our natural resources.”

(my poor attempts to crop her full 2018 artwork;))

The past three years my daughter’s “Charlotte” environmental artwork has been awarded…

for “Keep Charlotte Beautiful”…(young-er and old-er Ones among us certainly can live/“art”-i-culate:) our values…by conscious choice/(resolve) through our compassionate efforts at art or writing or volunteering or living or loving…all fragile-life and our beautiful planet Earth!!:)

THANK YOU READER:) for Your Daily Efforts in Your local Community to Live Life Like a Friend of Planet Earth and All Life hereupon!:)

The All Time Greatest Artist’s…(God’s) works which are beyond awards and deserve AWE & Praise!:)…e.g., beaches, trees, etc…and i LOVE the amazing sunsets here in FL:) like this particular dusk sky of golden yellows and baby blues.

(of course, photo–May 18th, 2018–does sky no justice;)…

Questions for reflections:

Am i living real justice by NOT ruining the Earth? nor my life nor Others’ lives?

In what further ways can i keep my home, neighborhood, community, planet Earth beautiful & healthy?

6/1/18 @ 11:23 p.m.

 

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