IKE'S CHALLENGES BLOG - OCTOBER IS VEHICLE

 BACK IN THE DAY

Caution before you read

 my blog posts are my truth - and can be messy)


Back in the day

The World was known

Today is a new day

We know what we've sewn


CLIMATE CHANGE

What have we done?  What has my generation done?  Paved a path for my children or my grandchildren to starve? Why will they "starve?"  Why do I choose, why do some people  choose cognitive dissonance, over responsibility, when it comes to climate shifts, water shifts, land shifts, animal and protein shifts, and vegetation shifts?

My youngest son, a Scientist, tells me his generation or my Grandkids generation will die.  It sounds dramatic, it sounds like a radical view, it sounds like he is taking this to a place that I can't accept or refuse to accept, on an emotional level, but know it is the absolute damn truth on a Universal level, the level in which he lives. 

I asked him how...what is the demiss of what the baby-boomers (me) have done? I need details beyond the media, beyond my own eye-sight, beyond my own personal view.

He explains to me:  The hazards of Climate Change are further along than a cure/remedy/solution can be.  I talked to him as the Scientist he is, not as my son, who is an eternal optimist, old soul, believer of goodness. I immediately asked him "why have you lost your Hope, your trust and belief of your profession, something that he walked into this World with, and something his Spirituality fosters deeply within him". 

Why do you not believe, especially in your profession, that a "cure" will come?  You work with, test, and then start again, when the beaker says "no" the most basic level of molecules for bone degeneration, for compromised disease, and a cancer cure?

He explains it to me.

He tells me that when that time comes "some" people will choose their own death time.

I joke and say "well can you give me a heads up if this is what you choose."

That isn't funny...that is SO not funny.  Not for someone who worked in Psychiatry for 30 years.  Not for someone who knows better.  Not for someone who suffers from Suicide Guilt.

Dear G-d, I should know better.  

Then I cry.

I apologize.

It isn't enough...


Today at Ike's Challenge Blog (here) is "VEHICLES".  I chose to do a "back in the day" background and to use "back in the day" images from Ike's (Ike's Store here) a "back in the day" Pocket Watch and Vintage Car, which are the white digi images.  

Art is how I cope and Messy is how I tell my story.

It felt right.  







Stay safe, stay real, stay Blessed,
My continued prayers for those who have suffered, suffering or lost a loved one to COVID.

Samara


CHALLENGES

CAS on Friday – 2W, E1, No. 190 - (W1 of 2) AUTUMN 

  • Creative Fingers - 2W, 3E, No totally digital projects - No. 194 (Wk 1 of 2)  -  ALWAYS ANYTHING GOES
  • Jingle Belles - 2W - must be Christmas - SNOW FAR, SNOW GOOD (create projects that celebrate the white fluffy flakes of SNOW … it might be snowmen, snowflakes or just snowfall, but include some snow on your cards 





IKE'S WORLD CHALLENGES - Under The Weather

MOTHER and CHILD

Greetings in these Challenging Times


This world is Challenged.

This world is Changing.

This world is awakening.

This world is asking us for Acceptance, but Acceptance with Awareness.

We can't be blinded by our old and outdated, limited perspectives any longer.  

The World is speaking to each of us, individually, and as a Community.

We are Woke.

We are connected.

The entire World is "just next door"... and this is good!

We come together.

We consider each other.

But we intensely grieve those who have been ravaged or have needlessly died.

And we celebrate those that have been born, graduated,had birthdays and anniversaries.

COVID 19...a time in history that our young one's will never forget.

That we will never forget, with them.

We are gloriously...we are ONE!


Today, to symbolize this time, and to honor IKE's CHALLENGE, I have picked Ike's deeply reflective image called MOTHER.  Under The Weather is the challenge, but LOVE rules!  

The bond between parents and children is intense, in every way - the good, the bad, and the ugly - but one thing is for sure...LOVE is a keynote, getting to really know your bubble is a keynote, and the connection is intimate, is natural, is real, is authentic.  And grieving with the World is the most humane identity we can call up from the ashes.

My personal hope, that we don't forget what these connections (via zoom or in person) are giving us, are challenging us with, and that ultimately, we are learning from, coming to accept (because there is no use to fight it )- our children are showing up in our professional meetings, and what can get more real than that!  

My glass is half full...there is much that can change in the World, once COVID passes if we stay conscious and if we take on the issues that have always been there but are finally being talked about out loud, and if we run with them because our lives and our brother's and sister's lives depend on it. 

And this is a good thing...if we continue to remember the glorious thing of ONENESS.  Separation is nonexistent from country to country.  

And in reflection - much goodness regarding that lack of separation will be seen. 

To have the entire World grieve the death or the sickness of our loved one is new, is magnificent, is sad, but...IS REAL and SUPPORTIVE and GOODNESS happening before our eyes.

We are changing.

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How can I write a chipper blog post without this personal (my view only) words?  I'd be sitting in ignorance, and that is not my nature and is a strong opportunity for connection with YOU, who represent the WORLD as ONE.


The image I chose for IKE's WORLD CHALLENGE (here) was because yes, we are under the weather, but LOVE is so evident between this MOM and her CHILD.  I hope you enjoy the image - IKE is MASTERFUL!  Ike's store is (here) And check out Ike's Kitty Blog (here)


You can find all my personal mixed media (here).







Good Health and LOVE to you and yours, 

Samara

@samaranavi


  • Colour Crazy Challenge - W, 2E  - Wk 35 (W2 of 2)  and Wk 36 (W1 of 2) -   ANYTHING COLORING GOES (NO Precolored Images) Weekly Challenges run for 2 Weeks 


IKE'S WORLD CHALLENGES - 3 OF A KIND

 Hello World Survivors of 2020!

And deep prayers for those who have not survived 2020.

Greetings in this "rethink your life" time.  

I hope you are all safe, healthy and happy, and discovering newness all around your home, your peeps and yourself.  

This summer has been a powerful one.  The World has come alive in new ways, spoken in ways that are long overdue and suffered, commiserated, and laughed together.  Mostly, for me, I love the "realness" that I see on TV - people in their homes (who are usually on the set), and people in general becoming unafraid to say what is "really" going on in their lives.  

Covid, if nothing else, tells me "We Can No Longer Hide".  

Not from our vulnerabilities, not from our biases, not from our health regimine or lack thereof and mostly, not from each other.  THANK YOU ZOOM!

Onward.

Today I have used Ike's Cute Fairy.  Find all Ike's images in her store at https://ikesart.zibbet.com/shop.  Hop on over to the Challenge Blog at https://ikesworldchallengeblog.blogspot.com/ to check out some cuteness and to hopefully become inspired to enter your own creation into the challenge.

Stay Healthy, Stay Happy and Stay Real...it all counts!

Samara

https://www.instagram.com/samaranavi/





IKES WORLD CHALLENGE - CIRCLES OR DOTS

Greetings!
I have been on an art sabbatical, otherwise know as "lost my mojo!"

But today, it has returned.  I am cautiously optimistic it will stay put.

I have used CUBIMALS, created by Ike. Her store is linked below.

I encourage you to pop over and see what goodies Ike has in store and to (for sure) go on over to (just click the following link) Ike's World Challenges and play along.

Enjoy, be safe, and Good Health Greetings,
Samara


Challenges Entered

http://lemonshortbreadchallenge.blogspot.com/
https://digichoosday.blogspot.com/
https://showusyourpussies.blogspot.com/
http://ttcrd.blogspot.com/
http://tuesdaythrowdown.blogspot.com/
https://craftinghappinesschallenges.blogspot.com/
http://useyourstuff.blogspot.com/
http://cupcakeinspirations.blogspot.com/

IKE'S WORLD CHALLENGES

SKUL KAT

This little cutie is from IKE'S STORE (HERE).

Off to school kitty cat goes...but not before a cake of KINDNESS!

The challenge at IKE'S WORLD CHALLENGES (HERE) is "KINDNESS".

Hop on over to IKE'S WORLD CHALLENGES (HERE) and see the designs from Ike's Artists.  You will see Kindness everywhere!

Peace in The East,
Samara






IKE'S WORLD CHALLENGE

ANGELS AND DEMONS

For August, IKE'S WORLD CHALLENGE IS "HATS" (HERE).
You can use one of Ike's amazing Hat images from her store, IKE'S ART STORE (HERE) or something you already have that speaks "HATS".

It's been a long time since I have posted...but I am hoping my "mojo" has returned, my art will improve, and I will keep on keepin' on creatively.

Hop on over to IKE'S WORLD CHALLENGE (HEREand take a looksie at the other Designer's Art.  It is quite outstanding!

Peace in The East,
Samara






Challenges Entered:
http://getcreativechallenges.blogspot.ca/
http://incywincydesigns.blogspot.com/
http://blog.dare2bartzy.com/tag/challenge/
http://corrosivechallengesbyjanet.blogspot.com/
http://welove2create.blogspot.co.uk/

IKE'S CHALLENGES - ANYTHING GOES WITH TWIST OF BLUE

HOW GORGEOUS IS DAFFODIL FAIRY?

I flipped when I saw her.
Ike manages to create these images that provoke the art right out of you! lol
For one of the first times, I used my Prisma's Premier and loved them.
They were so much easier than I imagined.

So I combined Ike's Image (Ikesart.com) with my Mixed Media style.
It was fun, adventurous and of course, inspiring to the Mojo to use one of Ike's Great Women!

I have also added "a blue art" from the past - one I really enjoy.

Flip over to IKE'S CHALLENGES BLOG for great inspiration from the Team.

In the meantime, Enjoy Daf!

Samara








Here are my challenges!

  • Aurora Wings Challenge - M, 3rd Mon, 1E if using a non-AW image, 3E if using AW image, must have a hand-colored image - #74 ANYTHING GOES (WEEK 1) 
  • Colouring in Scrapland - M 1st Monday, E2, winner + Top 3, No digital coloring, must have a hand-colored image -  ANYTHING GOES/ ROCKING CARD  (WEEK 3
  • Get Creative Challenges M, 1st Mon, E3 - #76 ANYTHING GOES
  • Heart 2 Heart W, 1E, SIR (use at least 1 CTMH product), weekly challenges open all month, winners announced 1st Monday - CREATIVE CARDS
  • Path of Positivity - M, 1st Monday, any positive/inspirational project or idea welcome  #65 ANYTHING POSITIVE WITH Optional Theme: INSPIRATION
  • Scrapbook Stamp Society Challenge Blog 2W, 3E - #156 ANYTHING GOES  (Week 2) 
  • Stamps & Fun = Creativity - 2W, JFF -  #338 ANYTHING GOES
  • Take A Word - W, JFF, 3E, C10, ATC/altered art/mixed media only, no cards or layouts - GREEN AND BLUE

KITTY BLOG CANDY FROM IKE!













BLOG CANDY HERE:
https://showusyourpussies.blogspot.com/2018/11/200-followers-candy-offer.html





WOW!

If you are into kitties, cats, lions...
you will LOVE the candy IKE (click IKE for her store)  has for us.

Pop over to her blog "SHOW US YOUR PUSSYCATS - CAT LOVERS' CHALLENGE" and see what she has.

Your next art creation will look catalicious!

VERY EXCITING!

Have a great day.
Samara


  • Crafting from the Heart - W, E3, F - #234 ANYTHING GOES
  • CuteNCrafty Challenge Blog - 2W, 5E, cards - #17 ANYTHING GOES (Week 2)
  • Dream Valley Challenges - 2W, 3E, C10 - #193 ANYTHING GOES (Week 2)  
  • Get Creative Challenges M, 1st Mon, E3 - #76 ANYTHING GOES
  •  Path of Positivity - M, 1st Monday, any positive/inspirational project or idea welcome  #65 ANYTHING POSITIVE WITH Optional Theme: INSPIRATION
  • Scrapbook Stamp Society Challenge Blog 2W, 3E - #156 ANYTHING GOES  (Week 2) 
  • Stamps & Fun = Creativity - 2W, JFF -  #338 ANYTHING GOES
  • Take A Word - W, JFF, 3E, C10, ATC/altered art/mixed media only, no cards or layouts - 
  • Use Your Stuff W,  #343 FURRY FRIENDS
  • Whoopsi Daisy Challenges - M, 1st Monday, E2 (E3 with WD image) must use digital image or image from CD - ANYTHING GOES WITH OPTION NEW

  • IKES WORLD CHALLENGES - ANIMALS

    DOGGIES AND KITTIES

    Who doesn't like one or the other.
    Well, I guess there are allergies...I'm so sorry 😥

    Ike LOVES kitties...check out her other Challenge, link on the sidebar.
    You will have so much fun, seeing all kinds of fancy shmancy cats!

    In the meantime, I've created a piece of art for Ike that has both "woofers and meowers."

    Pop over to Ike's World Challenges (here) and "be inspired" by Ike's art images and the Designer's creations, also Ike's store (here).

    All the best for 2019!


    OH CHRISTMAS TIME...OH CHRISTMAS TIME... IKE'S WORLD CHALLENGES

    TIS THE SEASON TO BE....

    And indeed, this is exactly what many people are doing at this time of year...figuring out a way "to be" amidst the "season for treason" in shopping malls, roadways, and of course, my fav - AMAZON!  (little shout out there!)

    Ike's challenge for December is "It's Christmas".

    Well, in my family - it is a "It's Chriskwanzmakkah"  as we have every celebration going on in this household and every representative thereof.  It is simply joyous!

    So for my card, as my son calls it - "Gallow Humour" I've created a little bit (oh, I mean a lot) off the edge card for Ike.

    Pop over to Ike's Store to see her many digital art pieces.  You will defo find a little something to use in your art this season!  Even if you chose a little bwahahaha like me.

    Enjoy the Season of Joy Friends!

    Best,
    Samara