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Thursday, September 28, 2017

We need Solutions!

 I started the following post last January. Sadly things seem to have exacerbated and we really do have to look for every bit of love and beauty in the world now more than ever if we are to stay sane!! Opening our hearts to new conversations about why people are angry and hurting would probably help too!!
Sharing digital art this week! These have been in my arsenal for months!!
Taking off  the glasses of judgement  to see past the ugliness in our world seems like a great start for change. While raising my daughter if I spotted bad behavior I didn't just assume it was her fault. I asked myself what I could learn from her behavior and how could I direct it correctly. I like to take negativity where ever possible, find out why, what, how it manifested! If one strategy didn't work I'd look  for another until I found a solution!
I haven't shared some of my digital art lately, since I don't have photos of my wip these will have to do!
I was never a mother to tolerate bad behavior. I'd always heard that children will try your patience even seek your attention with negative behavior when the positive isn't working. So I always made sure to leave the room if things were to my dismay. Rewarding only good behavior with my attention. I only wish I'd done that with adults behaving badly. Instead I tended to confront them.  Back in the day, my mindset was  Adults should know better, whereas kids sometimes don't.
This is 90 degrees Fahrenheit...real feel even hotter!! Insane for Autumn weather!
Now I wonder if we ignored the bad acting adults in the world and encouraged only the good  if attitudes might change for the better!  I doubt it!! It seems so many inflate internet banter with trolls who constantly barrage it with nonsense, and stupidity. Not realizing they could be engaging  with a raging alcoholic, a  person in a fit of non medicated mental illness, or a very abused ignorant soul!  When saying nothing can be  message enough. 
This quirky piece was done months ago, I chuckled when I recently saw it!
As a former motor mouth I can tell you silence always spoke volumes to me. I knew instantly there was an opposing opinion. I could be too headstrong for the meek to contend with. Yet I've always appreciated a very strong objective argument written or otherwise.  I often changed my perspective completely after contemplating a fair argument!  Hearing a different perspective often helps me to  rationalize ideas in a new way!  It  helped me grow and change over the years! I'm always grateful to those with opposing views as longs are they are kind in their presentation!

Although I am quite passionate about many issues, I much prefer to spend my energy 
else where  these day! At times I too get revved up, however I  tend to abstain from confrontation! Instead I have passed the torch  to my once very shy Cupcake
 who is now vocal enough for the both of us, and I love it!
  High five Cupcake, always keep your passion alive!! 
Remember it's not what you say, but how you say it that matters!
You make a difference!!
 Cupcake picking blackberries to freeze just like her grandmother use to!
Have you ever had an argument change your
Have you ever engaged the internet trolls? 


Valerie-Jael said...

YEs, we need to stand up to the bad bullies in the world! Happy PPF, Hugs, Valerie

Sue (this n that) said...

Hi there Giggles, thanks for another great post - it's lovely to catch up with you once more.
I love your header picture... and the dazzle of colours that spring from your posts.
It's nice to go back to paintings we had put aside for a while... those sayings are very apt on the ones you've included.
Thanks for giving food for thought. Have a great weekend. Enjoy however those yummy blackberries are put to use.
Cheers now, Happy PPF! Sue xx

John R said...

A very thought provoking post. I hate confrontation, too. There was a time, however, when I didn't. It got me into more arguments than enough. I think parenthood changes ones opinion. A friend told me when I became a father it was God's (whatever version of God one chooses), way of teaching patience. How true that is. I don't even watch the news as much as I once did. It gets me too worked up to see all those bumbling fools arguing about stuff that most folk don't really care about. Most people just want to be left alone to get on with their lives. Unfortunately, the media won't allow us that privilege. I suppose not watching the news is my way of ignoring them.

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SLScheibe said...

Love your digital art! Always fun! :)

I sometimes take on trolls though far more in person than on the internet in a comment section. If someone says something racist or cruel in my presence, I call them on it. I can't let ugliness like that stand though I'm usually pretty mellow most of the time. :)

Gillena Cox said...

hAPPY PPF Giggles, luv all of today's inspiration and art

much love...

Bestdayblogger said...

The weather was HOT all of September for us in Toronto. But yesterday and today it is back to normal fall temp. Lovely post, very deep. Love how you write. So intense and so real. Happy PPF!

Nicole Beadwright Campanella said...

As always you come to such profound conclusions. I have told you before you should write a book. I try to listen to people and see their point of view. As for bullies our world is full of them and so blatant now.

Christine said...

Lovely digital art, enjoyed your musings today.

Granny Annie said...

I keep my passion alive but I keep it to myself or share it in live groups but not on the internet through my blog or Facebook. Love your digital work of course

Anonymous said...

Great art and writing

Diane Baker-Williams said...

While reading your post visions of my students and parents flooded my mind. So disrespectful, obstinate, and confrontational. And they see nothing wrong with their behavior but I am " mean" when i correct them.

Faye said...

Great post.You always give us something to consider. Generally I am nonconfrontational, sort of an avoidance person. Unless something really goes against my core beliefs. But I don't do internet battles. So much is not true that is sent my way. I usually direct them to Snopes, when I find something sent to me that is not true.

Fran said...

Wonderful writing Giggles. Very insightful and such cute illustrations to go with it.

carol l mckenna said...

Wonderfully creative and colorful digital art and great messages ~ thanks, ^_^

(A ShutterBug Explores) aka A Creative Harbor

Nordljus said...

Wow, that's certainly hot for September! We've had a warm and sunny month here too, but thankfully not that hot. There is so much going on that is hard to make sense of, it can be overwhelming. I don't like confrontations, they definitely turn me silent.

sheila 77 said...

Cupcake is looking good, I like her outfit, just the thing to pick blackberries in, haha!
90 degrees is very hot for August, we've had more normal temperatures here, if a bit on the warm side, but I hope we get a cold winter for a change.
I love the colours you are using in your paintings here and I especially like the last one, the colours, the design and the words, it all comes together. I always have to read all the words, even the upside down ones which can be difficult but worth it.
I don't think I would like to argue with Internet trolls, just leave them alone to mutter to themselves.
Hope your weather cools down for you.

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