Storied Bits …

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Whilst looking for bits Yesterday, of which I shared, I was inspired to go through + let go more of the marriage bits …

Daily Digital Video Bit

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Scanned Instax

Daily Film Pic

This is what’s left of 14 years (only took me 5 years to go through it all) + I am quite proud of myself!

Odd the things we keep however:

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Admist the worse of it, I went to my Cousin’s College Graduation + I got this as a souvenir.

I wore it everyday for a year. I look at it now and I see comfort.

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Stuffed love that I was given until I actually got a real Animal (Sadie!) to love.

Can’t seem to get rid of these just yet.

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Old Photo Kit of the ex. Got rid of years of his Photo stuff, but I can’t seen to get rid of these.

He was a Photojournalist at one point: what stories did this Kit see?

As I go forward from where I stand, I am reminded of my Fave Dr. Who Quote from the Matt Smith Era …

“We’re all stories, in the end. Just make it a good one, eh?”

I am doing my best Sweetie ;)!

G xxx

 

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Inspiration Wednesday …

I have been looking for Career Opportunities lately.

I am of a particular stage in life that I have a wealth of eclectic experience.

It wasn’t until I had a wonder-full conversation with my Bruddah Cuz Lawrence (Thank YOU) did the ‘lightbulb’ go off so to speak. I’ve been trying to mold myself into what I think they want and leaving out what makes me distinctive.

I have been self sabotaging + not looking to myself for Inspiration.

Mark my words, from now on I will be sharing all my unique endeavors because each and every one of them have shaped me into who I am today!

I went through a Decade’s worth of saved bits, and I have A L O T of saved bits. I purged as I went through it all + then it dawned on me, ‘How am I going to take all this s t u f f with me if and when I move?’

Find the opportunity first, I said to myself.

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… I am glad I saved this lovely Recommendation Letter from my then Supervisor at the Del Paso Heights Library.   I ran their Homework Center.

Still the best job I ever had.

1. I taught Art within the Sacramento Public Library System.

Absolutely loved it:

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2. I taught Art at the Crocker Art Museum.

It was more challenging than my Library Gig: but I am a Self Taught Artist + went entirely on my Passion for Art + my Muse.  The experience made me a better Artist.

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3. I was invited to participate in two Inspired Art Fairs.

It made me fall in love with London + it’s Art Community + I made life long Mates + I sold a lot of my Art.

I will have a Creative Career in London one day.

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4. I am a Book Cover Photographer for the German Agency Plain Picture.

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5. I made CD Covers + Posters. It was a lot of fun collaborating with other creative folks:

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6.  I made a cover for an Internationally known Music Magazine.

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I was in a few Mixed Media Magazines + a German book on Websites as well.

As I found more + more bits to scan,  I became more and more Inspired.

Most of my past experiences, I did not have any formal training in that position. I had and still have, that Grassroots + DYI attitude that has served me well.

And at the end of all this, I SO look forward to that next big Adventure.

If anyone reading this has an opportunity that might appeal to me or might be a good fit:

geniebalantac@gmail.com

G xxx

 

 

 

 

 

Motivation Monday …

I am Committed this week:

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In this Digital Age, I work better when there is paper + pen + pencil at hand.

And Yes, I am working out of 5 blank books at the moment.

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My Beloved Bruddah Cuz Lawrence gave me the idea of attaching m o r e to Job Applications than a Resume + Cover Letter, and you know I can always find m o r e.

Me Musing on all the many Hats I’ve worn over the year, click here.

And then I ran an Art Gallery + I was in the Newspaper …

I never liked the photos + treatment of them in the Article, so ignore them please 😉

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Then this on my Lock Screen as Motivation.

This is me at my first Art Show in London at The Truman Brewery on Brick Lane.

I am getting back to all this one day, mark my words.

Look at all those Angel Numbers …

PS I am SO late to the Harry Potter phenom but today he is 20 Years Old today: Think I need to rewatch all the Films again:

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Onto m o r e …

G xxx

 

 

 

 

 

Spiritual Saturday …

I claim Fridays to be about things Spiritual, but I was taking care of Sadie after her Surgery:

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She’s fine + it’s Benign!

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(Sidenote: Sadie + I went to see if this field was a bloom in Woodland, and it looks like they planted Corn instead. A hunt for another field continues …)

Summer Solstice has come and I didn’t realize just how much of a Spiritual time it really is + it couldn’t have come at a better time for me.

I’ve been wavering a bit with my Spirituality.

Not sure if it’s because my plate is full or that I want so many things this last year of my 40’s, but this pretty much speaks to where I’m at:

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When I live from my head, things can get cloudy + muddled.

When I let it go +  u p, more often than not: things become more clear.

When things, people, or circumstances get the better of me lately I do three things:

1. Be Creative.

When I am not, I can feel like there is a hole in my Soul, truly. As a part of my Living 49  Project ( I have tried ) to make Art or work on Art everyday + also Visual Journal. It truly is a Spiritual experience for me, I lose myself and it has nothing to do with what I’m thinking about.

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Art since December:

 

2. I Ground Myself.

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Aubrey shared this with me. Every Morning before I start my day I go in my backyard and I stand barefoot on the ground + I just feel the Earth below me. Again, it takes me out of my head + connects me to nature. Try it, it really works.

3. I Manifest.

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I may have mentioned this before, I know I’ve talked about this on my Vlog.

I have a journal that I’ve written letters mirroring 4 different areas of my Life. When I waiver, I read the letters and just putting it out there into the Universe, I know it will happen.

Happy Summer Solstice!

G xxx

 

 

 

Hot One …

Took Sadie for a Road Trip + I managed some pics but by 1p it was way over 100 Degrees so we headed home to cool in the AC.

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I hope you had fun in the hot sun today Sweet Pea.

It might be awhile before you go on another Car Ride …

G xxx

Inspiration Wednesday …

Today I am writing about who Inspires me everyday:

Sadie ‘ Sweet Pea’ Balantac

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She came into my life when I had some semi serious health problems. I found her on the Internet …

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We got her at the SPCA + they thought she was Three at the time: she definitely looks like a Puppy here, same smile though!

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She was super skinny + unloved by her last family + we fell in love with each other straight away.

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She was always so unbelievably Happy from the off + still is + has the best smile:

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She inspires me to always seek out the light:

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She Inspires me to always seek out the snuggle!

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She Inspires me to go on Adventures AKA Car Rides: we are going on one Tomorrow before her Surgery on Friday …

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She is always my light.

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She always Inspires me to Love.

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She Inspires me to be Brave.

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She Inspires me because we always finds things …

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Thank You for your Light + Love Sweet Pea …

You Inspire Me!

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You will come through your wee Surgery on Friday with flying colors … Happy + ready for our next Adventure!

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Sadie’s Mum G xxx

PS Still putting Sadie pics into a Flickr Set, click and come back for more!