Priorities

Priorities are a funny thing. I just sent almost all my clothes home for art.

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I found the net by the sea dragged it back and am trying to dry it so I can stuff it into a suitcase. It will be a main part of an installation performance piece I am creating. A month in Ireland with a fishing net and change of clothes all for art.

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Irish Rainbow

Beautiful sight from out my window.

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Close up. It ends in a golden cloud.

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Irish Killer Kows

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Yes, there are killer kows in Ireland too. This one wanted to eat me. She kept circling my friend to get at me. I told the story at the pub that night but everyone said kows don’t eat meat. Ha! What do they know. ( actually they were dairy and sheep farmers)This one mooed and tracked me down. Here is her friend.

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I stayed by the car as my friend went back to take the picture. I am very brave when it comes to hungry killer kows.

Enlightenment

I took this photograph after meditation at a Buddhist  retreat in Ireland.

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Morning Scone

Sitting at the hostel in Dublin finishing my morning scone and coffee. It’s Sunday this hostel gives scones with breakfast.
I have learned so much about Irish culture and history aside from the beauty of the land. Last night I went on a traditional Irish music pub crawl which wasn’t much as far as drinking goes but the musicians were fascinating teachers and terrific musicians.  Musicians are expected to learn by ear then to change the music to make it their own. I love that!!!  There are so many nuances that make the music great. No one is allowed to just be an observer you must sing, play tell a story or poem, me, I danced. The music makes my feet happy.
During the long walk, the starvation period, or what is also known as potato  famine,  it was the Choctaw Indians who raised money to save the starving people. If you wonder why  the people didn’t just fish the land owners said all the land and oceans were theirs and forbid it. The attitude of non interference prevailed but isn’t claiming the oceans, sky and land as forbidden interference?  It took a poor and starving people from across the ocean to help them survive.
I have no Irish blood but who ever does has great cause to be proud.

Glamour in Ireland

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One can’t beat fuzzy socks and sparkling leg warmers for fun and glamour in Ireland.
Truths:
1. I was freezing
2. I love fruits Japanese fruits style and this was a great excuse to semi-style.
Besides it makes me happy and that’s what counts.

Street Art

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Some of you may remember by series on manhole covers. I call this street art because to say it is simply a gas or water cover eliminates the beauty of the design.