The Fighting Temeraire by J M W Turner
Norham Castle, Sunrise circa 1845 Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775-1851
100TH Post Coming SOON (this is 98th)
How I became an artist.
Upon leaving school I qualified as a Mechanical Engineer but it did not FEEL right. So a search began for what did. Then one wet, cold night in New Zealand I was so profoundly affected after seeing a TV documentary on the life of English landscape/seascape painter and visionary artist ….J. M. W. Turner….called The Sun Is God. A light turned ON inside me and I committed to becoming an artist even though I had no idea of what was involved. It has been an amazing journey ever since with not one moment of regret.
Of the many thousands of artworks I love, the above by Turner is a real favorite.
I have often wondered why I like it so much. Maybe because it captures so beautifully the delicate transition between the real and the ethereal or maybe the high key colors. Also could it be because he has reduced the image to it’s essence? Light? Any comments?
This was his crowning vision after a lifetime of study, reflection and creating some of the most awesome and dramatic landscapes/seascapes ever. His legacy has been enormous touching the hearts, minds and spirits of people from all over the world.
Like another of my inspirations …. Vincent Van Gogh, what a great contribution to Mankind.
I love PANORAMAS. How about you? Here is one I took recently with my old camera and stitched together. You can see the stitches and I suggest you click on it to enlarge and get better viewing. It is taken from the front of the Southport Australia Fair Shopping Centre and shows a little of the massive water ways and nearby Pacific Ocean in this area. Of to the right you can see the highrise in the distance of Surfers Paradise, a very famous beach area of Queensland/Australia.
It is winter here now and this is a typical winter’s day. Bright sunshine! Perfect days and cool to cold nights. But they do not last long and the hot summer returns. Some Like it Hot….. that sounds like a good movie title. I prefer cool.
Will post some more panoramas if you show you like them.
Magic No1 – Light from Above
Since the initial discovery of The Magic Still Life in a Box reports are coming in that reveal the source of it’s amazing magic.
A lady in Toronto Canada reports that upon meditating on it a Higher Light revealed itself from the area of the lampshade at the top of the still life. She thought this was a sign from above. This was confirmed when with just one session of meditation a philanthropic neighbor agreed to pay off her mortgage and she is now debt free.
Horn of Plenty
Another young man in New York said that a virtual Horn of Plenty has opened up to him. His boss gave him a 100% increase in pay, he met the girl of his dreams and won the lottery …….. all in one day!!!!
A little girl in London UK says she sees a yellow heart every time she looks at the image and took this photo with her iPhone to prove it. More importantly her mother and father stopped fighting after many years and decided to go on a long family vacation together. This was a big dream of hers.
People all over the world are reporting various symbols which seem to to be attached to this image. Above are just three but many more are coming in. The first links the image to the great magical powers of the pyramids of Egypt. The second, the Number 63 is a little known but very powerful ancient healing number which is said to open the Door of Eternity and give ever lasting life. One of the most bizarre stories is that a map of Australia superimposed over it touches the mid points of all objects.
As you can see there seems to be mounting evidence to prove the magic in this image. I must admit I was a skeptic but it seems that this image really does have magical properties.
Regardless of what happens in the future it is already clear that magic is all around us and all we have to do is OPEN our eyes to find it every day. The world is truly an amazing place and ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE!
Keep watching the Box!!!!
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