Sunday, December 31, 2017

Playing with Deepak

Art composition created by Judith Parsons Art 2017
Do not use without permission.
Andy Warhol was known for playing with iconic celebrities. Who better to use in playful creativity than Deepak Chopra? Nope, I am not on his payroll yet. However, I believe in miracles and I have a great appreciation for this spiritual guru.

I imagine if we made a T-shirt it might have dualistic something or other in the middle...inside of my name.

I love his glasses- such an iconic personality! YOU rock Deepak!! Love you Dude!! 

One of first books, he wrote about doing your life's passion. Trust in your passion. Trust in what makes you come alive. Do what ever you love with all of your being, and don’t worry about the money part of it. 

I went back to college to finish my graduate degree in art. I invested in myself. I grew art wings in the process and fell madly involve with the precision of art using digital laser technology. I also started creating with adobe photoshop and adobe illustrator as my sanity keeper.

The one thing we can depend on is change. Plain and simple. As we close the 2017 book we get ready to open the blank pages…I can see water color sketches slowly coming into focus upon my book.

Find your passion. Do it! Don’t worry about making money off of it. The finances will flourish! Learn your craft! Have fun! 


2018 is going to be a better year.

Friday, December 29, 2017

Maggie Boyle

Art created by Judith Parsons Art 2017 San Francisco.
If there was ever an mountain of energy within a body, it was found within Margaret Boyles tall frame. Just thinking about her spirit, how incredible courageous she was, how brave at such a young age and how determined as an older woman —makes me want to grow up and be just like her.

She was 14 years old when she was sent away to be the Dalton Abby sort of maid who did everything for the household. Her family needed the money and she was sent away to make money for the family. Can you imagine? Do you know any 14 year old today that would do that? Heck no! They’d run away and join the circus, before working as a maid, milking the cow, washing the linens, making breakfast for everyone and starting the fires every morning!

I only just met her a few years ago. My favorite memory is Maggie coming into the living room with her floppy beach hat upon her head! She had a great smile upon her face and a sparkle in her eye! She asked: “What are we doing today?” And Anita and I busted out in laughter.

There she stood in her night gown and beach hat, laughing away and ready to head to the beach. We went to the beach. We took a folding chair for her and a blanket. We talked about her life and her memories about the children and how they walked everywhere. There used to be a hedge that the children would run into when they were learning to ride a bike. I remember her saying: “Funny how they stopped running into the wall- once it became concrete.” That still makes me smile.

She was a firm believer in getting out everyday! If someone asked you out, "You had your coat at the ready!" She was always ready to go on an adventure! 

You will be missed Maggie. The house will not be the same without you. It is true, you fall in love with the whole family, not just one person. Your bright eyes, and wild wonderful white mane of hair will be horribly missed.  Keep a table set for me in heaven I look forward to sitting around the table with you and my parents, having the craic.

See you on the other side. We all know earth time is a year, while heaven time is a blink of an eye. I love you Maggie Boyle.


(The art was created with reaching arms. As we all reach for heaven daily.)

Art Priestess

Original art created by Judith Parsons.
Art Priestess.

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Holding on tight.

Original art created using photoshop and illustrator.
Judith Parsons Art 2017 San Francisco
Original art created using photoshop and illustrator.
Judith Parsons Art 2017 San Francisco

Original art created using photoshop and illustrator.
Judith Parsons Art 2017 San Francisco
One photo of my hand holding a rope. Duplicating the photo and reflecting it.

Merging the two photos into one layer.
rotating the photo 45 degrees.

Pushing the saturation level up to pop the colors.

Very strong graphic as is. Holding on tight.
Afraid to release the grip...as my daughter said: "Being okay with being at ease."

Tis the season for crazy family drama...let it go. Release the grip. Cleat the rope off, relax- let the wind take the sails...Chill.



















These bottom 2 graphics were deconstructing the original image. Rotating and playing with the creative energy of fun!! Having a great time with sacred geometry!!
Enjoy your art! 

Friday, December 1, 2017

Awareness Warrior Deepak

I captured this photograph of Deepak from Instagram.
I played with photoshop to create this illustration.
Judith Parsons Art 2017 San Francisco
I am listening to the time meditation and drawing in photoshop- I used a photo from instagram of Deepak  and his yoga partner. I took the image and creates a sacred geometry piece of art. 

What we focus on- we pull into the center of our lives.

No wonder the “vision board” is working. Makes sense huh? (grinning)

The things I am working on: “ Reinventing my body, resurrecting my soul. “ The title of Deepaks book. When in reality I am doing just what the book title says. Yes, I am 57 years young. Yes, most people would be considering retirement.
I on the other hand, am starting over. I am creating advertising, logos and art for people and businesses that I feel are worthy of my time.

THIS is a huge place to be. 

Oprah and Deepak called it “purposeful living”. 

It is standing in the center of a forest - looking around and knowing that this is going to be the place I have an off-grid home. I can here the young river running not far off. I can see in my minds eye the me- stronger and fit.

Can anyone start over? YES. If you follow my Facebook page- then you saw the video about a woman who started lifting weights at 59 years young. Yep. I can see you shaking your head, and I am chuckling at the idea too. However, we can start over. 


We can change the molecules and energy with great food and positive focus. YES! Let us all become the “Awareness Warrior!”

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Come play.

Original art by Judith Parsons Art 2017 San Francisco
(Do not use without permission)

Happy Thanksgiving Sweet Luvs!

It was a fabulous rejuvenating day! I spent a good chunk of time creating in illustrator. I am exploring the subconscious higher energy, meditating and letting the spirit move me. 

What a wonderful saying: ”Let the spirit move you.” My art students when wanting direction of creating something- would get that response from me.

Today I had an idea, I started with the checker board mermaid tail. From there it went crazy on me. For the life of me- the creation couldn’t decide on what it wanted to be. It was as if the energy was pinging and excited and flowing so incredibly that I kept creating and kept going back to the first tail…Maybe the first tale…first tell?
Laughing at my own silly words.

It was an exploration in playing and distorting then letting the over lapping layers become what they needed and wanted to become.

I love the abstract over lapping designs, as well as the spiraling geometry and of course the head type shapes are nice as well. I wonder which one speaks to you? And why?

Play. Just go outside and play. Do not have any intention- other than playing. Embrace the play- love the play- be the play.


That is all. (grinning) Nawh…(leaning in to kiss you on the forehead) There- now—run away with yourself…be wild…and play.

Friday, November 17, 2017

57_4 Passion!

Original art created by Judith Parsons Art 2017 San Francisco
Do not use without permission.

Life is amazing!! 


The connected thoughts and synchronicity is happening all over and around me. 


Lightning bolts striking at night.

Over the ocean.


The passionate waters becoming the woman.

Alive! She is Alive!
Woooohooooooo!!!


Original Art created by Judith Parsons Art 2017 San Francisco.
judithparsonsart@gmail.com



Thursday, November 16, 2017

57_4. Flowing free.

Original art created by Judith Parsons 2017 San Francisco
Synchronicity
Swirling
Flowing
Movement
Free
Fins
Floating
Did I say Free
Smiling
Relaxing
Accepting
New
Energy
Flowing
Connected
To
get
her

I have been listening to the Deepak and Oprah 21 day meditation for the past 2 weeks and they are glorious. Learning and letting the flow of energy gather and swirl and move like fluidity has been delicious.

There is another layer to life now. Being purposeful is a fabulous place to be. Learning how to also manage time throws me higher toward the summit of myself.

You see, this new connected place—here in Facebook land and google land makes life very interesting. The borders are gone. if we are brave enough we can meet hundreds of people and connect to the point of exhaustion.

It is a choice. Or you can choose people who resonate with you. People who like the same things you like, people who have a similar disposition, people who are on the same “wave” length.

That bring me to the art I created for this blog. I met some fine folk this year, one in particular introduced me to writing 20 minutes every morning. Thank you Terri, (waving and smiling), for that incredible advice. I have recently decided to give myself an hour a morning to create art. I do not go in with any planned drawing. It just rises to the surface.

This particular art flowed from the meditation series I have been doing. Freedom. Flowing. Flowing. Were whispers from Deepak…so this art was born.


We are all flowing and transforming with the watery world today! Enjoy! Splash in puddles! Find reflections in the still puddles…take photos..become Escher for a day! Love you guys!

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

57_3. Margaret Art Teacher Extraordinaire!!


Original art created by one-of-a-kind artist Margaret Parsons.
New Orleans 2017
I just got off the telephone with my daughter Margaret and I want to brag a bit!!!! I am so thoroughly blessed to have Margaret Parsons as my daughter. She astounds me!! She does magic with her children!! I am blown away by her stage background!! Wow!! This ROCKS!!!

I am tickled pink that she is living her life passion!!! She is purposefully living!!! Wow!!


She teaches in New Orleans and I really can’t say more than that. Because she would kill me. However, I am posting photographs from the back drops that she and her students painted! THESE are fabulous pieces of art! 

When she sent them to me, I had tears streaming down my face I was so in awe of her work. If you are an art teacher, if you have students who are supposed to help you create the art for a play…then you know how challenging it is to create magic.

Margaret is magic! She creates rainbows!! 

She told me about the after school children who have become her “magical stage crew”. It all began one afternoon as Margaret was trying to hang the children’s art for a parents conference the next day. Her hands were in the air, holding up the art and the stapler was at her feet. She couldn’t reach her staple gun. In that moment of asking she found 3 terrific helpful, enthusiastic sunshine stage crew children.

Margaret, please don’t hate me for posting this incredible photo!! I think you could sell these back drops an interior wall hangings!! God knows I adore you and your mission on this earth!! YOU dear Margaret are the Art Teaching Priestess!!


I will start creating a cool design-just for you Love!! Soaring beside youuuuuuu!!!

Monday, November 13, 2017

57-2 Stepping up

Original art by Judith Parsons Art 2017 -San Francisco

57-2

Architectural elements have always intrigued me.

Medieval architecture has always astounded me. I can only guess at how the amazing cathedral  structures were built. Certainly they must have had some sort of magic to repeat the arches and center the apexes.

I shake my head at their abilities. 

The image you are seeing took a few days to grow. It started with a simple branching shape. Two arms out reaching from a center stem. Then the square, which represents the earth in sacred geometry, became its background. After a late night of playing with the shapes. I twisted them, I sheared them, I stretched the perspective upon them. Then I kissed them all goodnight in my minds eye.

I sighed, they were a mess of shapes upon my Illustrator page. Like a halloween party, all the candy wrappers of the new discoveries littered upon the page. It was okay. Tomorrow, I would clean up the page. That night I was going to sleep on it. The new swirls and shapes needed a night to settle with their energy.

I would go do a meditation and learn more about playing with Deepak and Oprah. I was learning to play and play without needing an outcome. I never dreamed so magically. The visions that came to me after playing in illustrator and photoshop then meditating with a zillion shapes were almost too much stimulation.

I kept centering my mind, breathing and hoping all these new incredible shapes of colors and designs of sacred geometry would stay with me.

You are seeing a delicious design. 

I have a new folder with a brand new series of sacred geometry designs. I am in no rush to do anything with them. They will be born -maybe even placed into a book, one day. 

At 57, I start over. My body carries this magnificent creative imagination. I intend to keep this body strong. My agenda has changed.

I glance over, my peripheral vision giving me a glimpse of my past habits. They weren’t healthy at all. 

Times they are a changing. It takes a baby a year or more to walk. We have time folks. We CAN change and become stronger and better.

Or you can decide to stagnate. Or decide to flow like a river, flood your banks, enjoy the wet wonderful winter. 

Slurp your hot beverage and smile. Decide. Plant the seeds of yourself into this glorious wet fertile ground. I am smiling at you. Little tiny changes. We have this.

I look forward to hugging and squeezing you tight. We have a good 20 years together to perfect our designs. To build what ever we desire!!


Wooohooooooo!! Expecting miracles!

Friday, November 10, 2017

57

Art created by Judith Parsons Art 2017
San Francsico
It has taken me a lifetime to come to this point.

It is a glorious point of reflection. If you will see the word “MIND” reflected in a body of water, you get the word “WIND” as the reflection.

As a child climbing trees, I was fascinated with the feeling of the breeze in my face, the way the wind whipped my hair in my face. I sang songs in the top of that tree. I was innocent and naive. The wind was my best friend.

Climbing is what we do. We climb mountains and climb up the corporate ladder. We climb continuously up the ladder of life. Thinking there is something better, something more if we just keep going up.

Perhaps it is an attempt to escape all that we have created.

Perhaps it is an attempt to get above the cloud layer, where everything is quiet.

You can contemplate the reasons with your mind. You can find that point of reflection, where heaven meets earth. Let the breeze of your childhood come back to you. Let the wind caress your face and sigh into that magical feeling.


I will be at that place too. Sitting beside you smiling. Where the mind reflects the wind of you.

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Reflected in loves eyes.

Art by Judith Parsons Art 2017.

There are unforgettable times.

Times that stood still that became the go to moments to save you--when you needed to rise up from the bottom of your souls waters.

Reflect upon your deepest truths.

Let them sink into you.

Knowing is enough.

(Art created by Judith Parsons Art 2017- San Francisco)



Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Cindy you are a ladder

Playing in illustrator and photoshop!
Original art created especially for this blog by
Judith Parsons Art. 2017. 
I love ladders and stairways. They provide us transportation upward. It is the same reason I love education. I believe in academia as the way upward out of your messy life. I believed in it enough to seek out a college in my Louisiana town. And yet again in California.

I had a 4 year degree and wanted to add another masters degree or even perhaps a Ph’D. I went to the college seeking a way out and the only graduate degree that sounded interesting was the Special Education degree.

I met an incredible woman, Dr. Cynthia Elliott who flung me into the sun. I remember her walking into the classroom, her smile lit up the room. She was a sun of immense hope and delight! Meeting this divine woman became the stairway toward my highest self. She had confidence in me. When I had none.

Today’s illustration is 20 minutes playing in photoshop and illustrator. Each ladder represents a person, they are warped and disfigured. Yet, when they are propped up against another warped ladder they become a way to move higher. Education is the scaffolding that supports us.

I didn’t finish THAT special education graduate degree, however, I did finish my Masters in fine art. Cindy gave me courage to climb out of the messy horrible place I was in. She believed in me then and still continues to believe in me. Thank you for helping me move upward above the cloud layer Cindy.

I traveled to San Francisco believing in “the force”, believing in higher education. I did secure my MFA in sculpture at the Academy of Arts University. I am choosing clients carefully. I am creating illustrations that are purposeful as I climb my warbling ladder. Life is wonderful as we all climb upward—toward the light.


Keep soaring sweet loves! (hugging and squeezing you tight Cindy) Thank you for helping me choose me, for showing me the ladder toward heaven upon earth!

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Devoted Body 1- Quest begins!

Art created especially for this blog by a one-of-a-kind artist!
Judith Parsons Art -San Francisco 2017
Something clicked when I decided to devote myself to my body. I am trying to understand it, enjoy it, not think about it too much. But, who am I kidding? It amazes me that the process of wanting to be more, wanting to finally change and become more disciplined “clicked”.

After finishing my graduate degree in fine art, you’d think I might rush into Adobe or head over to my school to ask for a job. Sure, I do something very precise with art, I know how to create 3 dimensional puzzle piece sculptures as well as the traditional sorts of sculpture art with leather, clay, and metal. However, making art wasn’t my main concern.

My main concern is growing into a healthy fit 100 year old woman. 

Yes, I want to be the woman that walks into the room, (like Jane Fonda who is 80) and have people wonder, "um, she can't be 100 years old!!!"

I want to be strong for my future.

So this is how I started this quest, I have only been on it for 3 weeks. I am not drinking alcoholic  beverages, too much sugar and I am tired of the foggy non present state of it. 

I am trying to cook for myself. Trying to stay away from pasta and noodles, but truth be told, the dried noodles that take only 3 minutes to boil really are the best for a quick dinner when my body is starving for something fast.

I have been swimming at least 20 minutes every other day. Most days I swim 30 minutes. Whilst I swim I am very aware of the legs kicking and toes pointing. I am very aware of stretching my arm extra long as to stretch my muscles along my ribs down the side of my body.

(A swim magic tip: POINTING your toes really helps your whole leg kick more efficiently!! And your calf muscles look really good too!)

Join me at the Chinatown YMCA pool!! Ask for Judith to give you private lessons! We can assess and evaluate your needs as an adult. DO you want to be able to swim a mile in an hour? 

Swimming is the one sport where you use legs and arms all at the same time. Swimming isn’t for everyone — It is exhausting at first. Swimming WORKS your body!

The art will be made because I can’t help but create and MAKE. However, I know the lazy side of me. I know if I don’t do what makes me healthy as a job- then I will become a big lazy slug that has no chance at reaching 100 years old.

I started the art by creating a pattern in illustrator-using the words:”Devote to my body.” I connected the t of the word devote to the D of the word body, creating a cross. As this is my divine mission now. I placed the pattern inside s woman shape I created. She is sturdy, like me. And she represents a strong body. 

We are all more connected than we know. Energy is a REAL thing. I wish for you the strength to move today. I send healing love and light to you so you might stretch your muscles and stand tall and say: “I am strong.”

Please grow older with me. I do believe we WILL meet. I do believe in prayers and magic and YOU!


Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Going back

Graphic created by Judith Parsons Art 2017

I glanced in the mirror at my body. The highest part of me is holding the corners of my shoulders up, sort of like a pair of red long johns with a butt flap. She is trying to elongate my shape and pull my shoulders back. Like- here you go, just jump into this shell of yourself and you are good to go.

I love that my imagination is so confident. As I sat down to ramble on about my body quest, this image of the fabric of me, hung up like a long john, waiting upon my entry was NOT apart of the dialogue. However, now that I think about it.

It is everything.

My highest self is waiting for me to jump in, to show up in my body! (grinning at the image) Last night I faced my fears, I had to swim a ton of laps, dive into the deep end retrieve a heavy brick, tread with heavy brick and do other deep end pool exercises.

I was nervous. As I was swimming, I kept telling myself, “Girl, THIS is what you are. THIS is who you are. YOU have this.” As I swam, I felt the rhythm of myself take over, the lil mermaid was finally showing up to be the REAL mermaid.

I, she and me came full circle last night. We decided to become stronger and healthier. It was time for the body part of my trinity to be filled up. Working a job that keeps me moving and swimming is the only way I will be true to my body. 

I have a dark side, the lazy side, that loves her bed. And I am finally aware enough to know my way around that fact. Work at a place that makes me live life full on. I am certifying again as a lifeguard. I might be the oldest lifeguard out there! 


Last night, I padded myself upon the back. The mind and spirit of me embraced the body of me. Finally, the 3 parts becoming one. Life is great, don’t let your fears keep you in your bed. Go back, find the happiest you and do it all again. 

Sunday, October 15, 2017

The diamonds fit all into place.

Cool art created using Adobe Illustrator by
Judith Parsons Art -San Francisco 2017
The puzzle of me was finally floating to the surface of me. It is strange how I sit upon the dock of my own bay, my legs muscled and young dangling off the wooden dock. My toes touching the top of the blue crystal clear water, the splashes off my toes creating dancing diamonds for a few seconds as they arch out and then dive back into the water.

I am gathering energy. Gathering is growing. Growing is changing and becoming. Becoming? Hmmmmm, now that is the end all and be all question.

What is one becoming?

All the glorious puzzle pieces of Judith Parsons are coming together. Finally I am concentrating on perfecting me. The body that carries all these creative thoughts, designs, ideas, wants and desires is finally turning into a total composition.

The puzzle pieces all floating in a nice orchestrated flowing toward the center piece. 

When I created the art you see, I wasn't cognizant of it becoming anything. It is complicated. One segment is created with 7 elements that are rotated 12 times. You do the math. It never was my strong suit. 

Chuckling…

The girl sitting upon the dock next to the water is me, a younger me, a confident me, a me that I am becoming. Hm. How can one become younger? The stronger and younger me is reinvesting time toward my existing body.

I am swimming at the fountain of youth pool, (the Chinatown YMCA) and getting back 100 times the energy I give to the little baby fish. The children are growing stronger right in front of my eyes. Yes, some times they cry. (We all cry sometimes. It comes with the territory called living.)

They are skipping and happy to see me. Honestly, I am thrilled and happy to see them too.
The children are all better at swimming than they know. I am constantly reminding them- they are better than they know. 

When they have that “ah ha” moment of awareness, it is super-deeeeee-duper! You can bet- my arms are raised in triumph and I am hollering like a crazy woman! Wooohooooooo!! You did it!

Teaching these little ones is what truly gives me back to myself.

I am swinging my legs, happy. I have a community of families that trust me to teach their child to swim. In that teaching, I am receiving 50 grins every Saturday! Those diamonds splashing and arching off my toes…that is my life now.

The art I create because I can not help but create in Adobe Illustrator and photoshop! I love love love my life. Sure winning the lottery would really be nice, so I can pay off that college loan. However, all-in-all life is pretty darn cool!


Keep swimming, keep paddling, keep being the coolest sunshine diamond in the world! 

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Gliding self transcendence





























I was going to go on and on...then thought: "Geeeeeezzzz Jude, your friends are intelligent enough to get Maslow's theory."

I love you guys. I am climbing the ladder of self-transcendence.
When all I have to do, is unfurl my wings...and glide.


Monday, September 25, 2017

Winds of change

Original art by Judith Parsons Art 2017
Playing in Adobe Photoshop.

This weekend was about “winds of change” and starting over. I met with a lovely group of healers we stood in the reflective candlelight of love and light and we discussed healing our community. Healing with lovely energy. 

Now, with the autumn equinox of equal day and night balance— it is time to revaluate our existence. Winter is a good time to go within, it is a lovely time to hibernate and ask your highest self: “What do I need to change to become healthier and stronger.”

Let that question be the blanket upon which you sleep. Let the healing words snuggle and cuddle against you, as you know this is the first step in becoming what you have always desired to become.

Personally, it takes time for me to gather in energy for change. I welcome the idea of hibernating. Time is a lovely sweet bear that nuzzles against me. I pet Time, and wrap around its furry back, ready to rest in the knowing that in a few months, I will be transforming.

We all go through the physical changes, we lose weight, we gain it back. We work out for a few months, then we stop working out. Very few people are disciplined enough to continue a regimented routine. I applaud you fabulous friends who are disciplined. You inspire me to become more.

If you will use your imagination. Please see a large oak tree, it branches immense, the moon is shining upon the tree. There is an owl in the branches, representing north, There is a sleeping bear underneath the tree, representing south. To the right of the tree is a sleeping doe, representing east. Then on the left side of the tree a sleeping wolf, representing west.

The tree represents the tree of life. Branches reaching toward heaven, above the cloud layer and its roots reaching far into the darkness of the soil, pass the darkness into the river of life that is underground. The energy source of all of us. We are the river and the tree as we each have both light and dark parts of ourselves.

The owl is the intuitive wise highest self of yourself. The bear is trusting in the great unknown, seeking hibernating where the answers come with time. The doe is compassion, her eyes melting the monster temptations who try and prevent us from reaching the summit of our soul. The wolf is the teacher. We are all of these things symbolically. 

With this new season, embrace yourself. Prepare for winter, it is going to be a stormy season. Cut the wood, gather it in… breathe in deeply. Embrace the bear.


The winds bring change. Prepare.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Fountain of youth

Photograph and logo from YMCA website. Added text with photoshop.

This morning I went to my first aqua-fitness class. I felt like I was a sixteen year old again! To be able to play, jump, dance and exercise for an hour in the water is the BEST gift you can give yourself.

I was a little girl again. Laughing and playing. Being in the YMCA pool with a bunch of new friends, is what life is about. The song by the Pointer Sisters, “We are family” was a fabulous moment. I felt very much loved in that pool.

The majority of the people were over 60 years young. Yep. The Chinatown YMCA is where it is at. If you want to find the fountain of youth, come hang out at our pool.

On Thursday I am going back to the pool to do the Water Zumba. I have no idea what it will be like. However, I do know that moving and playing and being a wild little girl again is a glorious feeling.

People are smiling at the Chinatown YMCA!! We are a fabulous family! And no, I am not being paid to sing the praises of our magical piece of heaven upon earth. 

I am committing to myself, my body. I want to become stronger and better.

My entire 57 years upon this planet I put my body on the back burner. Sure I did weight watchers 20 times, and sure I lost the weight. And then gained it back. Now though, I am giving myself permission to have fun.

Give yourself the best gift ever, come join the YMCA. Tell them Judith sent you— you will get a discount and a HUGE hug from me!


Wooohooooooo!! Life is amazing at the Chinatown YMCA!

Monday, September 18, 2017

2 Fish

One fish, two fish, red fish, blue fish…

My children grew up on Dr. Suess. I can still see the illustrations. Nothing complicated. Pretty simple little drawings.

I created these fish in 30 minutes, playing in Adobe Illustrator. Just playing an thinking about my little fishes that I am teaching to swim.

I have a new group of adults too. Two of the young men have repeated the adult class a couple of times. It was so nice to see them back!  They don’t need to come back,I think they like playing in the water.

The water is the fountain of youth for me. The water heals me, and keeps me young. When my ears are underwater, I can quiet the static noises of life. The water is divine tranquility for me.

If you have a tub, fill it up and sink your ears underwater. Listen to your heart beat in your ears. 
Breathe and listen.

If you have a pool you can visit- then float. Just rest upon the water and float. 

It is an amazing place to be. Floating - the water suspending you. Like a person in space. Just free to be.

Thats all I have for you today. Learning the new energy. Happy!


Sunday, September 17, 2017

Energy fireworks!!

Enjoy playing this weekend! Play! Play! Play!
Art created by Judith Parsons Art 2017

This fall morning: Beware of energy!

Energy. Positive and negative. Initially one might think of a battery. Then one might think of positive people and negative people.

You’ve heard it all before. 

There has been a  HUGE shift in me. 
For the first time in my life I am REALLY deciding to DO something that keeps me strong for my life job!!

Think about what you do for a living. Sitting behind a computer, designing, doing your paper work. THEN if you are lucky, you skip to a pool or a gym and THEN you play, making your body strong.

I am lucky enough to DO what makes me strong for a living. IT is a luxury to have this amazing job!

Yesterday, I played in the pool for seven hours teaching little ones how to swim. I did not have a “cryer” the whole day! It was a positive perfect day. 
The children trusting in me to support them, at first-their fears palatable— at the end of the lesson, the littlest wee girl almost started crying, because she didn’t want to leave the pool.

THAT made my day! Their energy healed me. Their lovely smiling faces FILLED me with energy! 

We played. Playing is the best way to learn. Play. Dance. Sing. Be silly. Enjoy your day. 

I have the music on beside me. It is on a channel that is about “our savior” …it is about living in the light…The words: “They will be done…I know you hear me.” Wow! Lovely song. 
There is another song about coming back to the alter, to your first love. A love that feels like home.

Wow. 

Nothing happens by coincidence anymore, all these energy moments connect. We are more connected than we will ever know.

The energy between seasons has to gather itself in, before we can move forward. Be aware.

Playing with these words here. Not having to make sense. Connecting the dots of letters… Be aware…beware…spooky signs telling us not to venture forward.

Access and evaluate the situation before moving forward. Is it safe? Take it ALL in. Take your time. “If it is meant for you- it will not pass you by.” This saying, my beloved  Anita tells me all the time. God knows I adore you Anita. All that is happening, is for a reason. We might not know exactly why.
However, let us use this time to become in our minds eye- who we are.

The positive and negative battery energy makes us all move. May you move upon your divine path.

The fireworks in Chinatown are going off- certainly a sign that all the evil spirits have been banished! I am ON the correct path! LIFE is woooohoooooooo exciting!


Monday, September 11, 2017

Judy Chicago...Lawyers...Sara

Outside a cafe, Judy Chicago images from google.
Sara laughing! A fabulous night.
Judith Parsons Art 2017


Last night, Sarah and I were sitting at a table outside of a bar having a cool glass of wine. We were thrilled having seen the famous Judy Chicago. She was a delight to listen to, she is still a fiery passionate woman at 77 years of age. We were discussing the time we had been introduced to her work. We were discussing our women friends whom had “made it” as artist.

Sarah was talking about a lawyer friend of hers, when a gentleman who had been standing outside having a smoke, decided to sit down beside us. 
His opening statement was: “I am a lawyer…” and with that he started his story about how depressed he was. He was certainly conflicted. One part of him, the ego, wanted to impress us with how much money he had. That if he wanted to buy some lines it was no big deal. Then the other part of him admitted he was contemplating suicide.

We listened, we let him say all that he needed to say. He was blurry eyed from drinking and Sarah and I had no place to rush back to, so we listened.

He grew up in Paris. When I asked him where, he started speaking in french so that seemed to clarify that. Sarah asked him if he had ever had a “once-in-a-lifetime love”. Sadly he said no. Though honestly, the man was clearly in his drink, so the story could be taken with a grain of salt.

Sarah gave him wise counsel. She explained that everything happens for a reason. That the good and the bad things both were there for us to learn from. Though, the bad taught better lessons than the good. We all have both experiences in our lives in order to grow. 

Then finally, I asked him if he had ever heard of healing with reiki. He opened his eyes wide and said that he knew what it was. I told him I had learned the practice. He asked me to place my hands upon his head. I told him no thank you. However, reiki has a way of asking us what we desire in our lives.

Reiki energy knows the highest self of you. That highest self knows if something is right or wrong. If you ask the universe to show you the way, then as sure as you are reading this, you will begin to receive opportunities that really ask you to decide. These are not easy decisions to be made. The highest self knows when something needs to stop, when your belly hurts because you’ve been fighting an uphill battle. In your gut, you know, you need to step away and regroup, reevaluate and make a new plan.

I told our drunk friend this. I told him he knew deep down in his belly what behavioral changes needed to be made. The universe holds up a mirror and asks us to decide. With that there was nothing more to be said. He stood up to shake my hand. I stood up to hug him. As I hugged him I asked him to go find his reiki tribe, they would help heal him.

After he walked away, Sarah and I continued talking about the lawyer. Her lawyer friend didn’t particularly love being a lawyer. However, it provided her with the means to have a luxurious life. She worked so that she could play.

It was a glorious night out. Judy Chicago was amazing! She gives me hope, she is 20 years older than I am. If she can do her incredible artwork, then there is hope yet for me.

Use this autumn as a place of harvesting your highest self. Take the time to be quiet. Turn off the cell phones, tell your friends you need the space to listen to your most confident highest self.  Go sit in nature. Decide. Know.


Thursday, August 31, 2017

Day 2 After Ireland

Original art by Judith Parsons 2017 San Francisco

Anita and I were sitting out in the garden talking- watching the fire.

“We are 2 Queens.”
Then Anita replied, “With Paddy we are 3 Queens”.

(You know I love you Paddy)

I busted out laughing.
“So which one would you be, you love your millionaire  television shows? Maybe you would be the Queen of diamond?”

Anita nodded her head, “And I suppose you would be the Queen of hearts?”

We were both laughing at this conversation.

“Of course I would!”

“And Paddy would he be the puppy dog paws or the Queen of Spades?”

“What is the puppy dog paw?”

“The three circle shapes are the paw of a puppy.”


“Well, the queen of spades represents death. So he would have to be the Queen of clubs.”


Today you get the queen of hearts. 

An original illustration by me. Sure, I pulled up a bunch of playing card images to trace over. However the Queen is personalized with “J” over her tunic. Her eyes are closed. She is able to see without opening her eyes. She is an intuitive type of Queen.

(grinning)

Playing in Illustrator and then taking the single card into photoshop to continue with the playing.

The checker board is made with an inverted Queen and then skewing her.
Life is for playing. Find the one thing you are great at. Do it!


I will endeavor to create a piece of art a day. 

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Starting anew!!

Art by Judith Parsons 2017.
Created from a laser cut piece of metal.
I will create art everyday, for a year.
The creative in me is
ALWAYS
making art.
Determined

I am back in San Francisco!!! Changed after 2 months of gathering my energy back in. Finished with my graduate degree in fine arts I am owning the art priestess that I am. “She” the new and improved artist needed time off to step outside of the business, or busy-ness of life and rest in a garden in Ireland.

We need to assess the situation and evaluate what we desire every now and again. My past life with a military husband I marked my life in moves. Perhaps we need big events, like hurricanes and flooding to shake us awake and ask; “What do we really want?”

Most people probably would say “peace”. “I just want some dang peace and quiet.” Most moms and grandmas I know would answer with “rest”. Having children and living through hurricane Katrina, the whole asking process becomes stripped down bare to the bones- when you see it from that knowing perspective. 

A house filled with 3 feet of mud, dead fish, snakes, and raccoons really puts life in perspective. I feel for you guys in Texas. My heart goes out to you.

Thank you Anita for your persistence in purchasing the ticket so I could really focus on the next realm of my reality. All the food and drinks and fantastic fires!! Thank you Paddy, Teresa and Helen for stepping up and giving us time. (Group hug) 

I have found my strength. I will not tolerate negative treatment. I am old enough to learn from the negative folks. You either ignore them and end up walking away from them. Because you hate yourself for not standing up to them. Or, you learn to use your voice, you become stronger for it and overall better for it.

Listening to some incredible music on the way to Dublin airport, I could see the highest me in my minds eye pull up the body that contains myself. I could see her looking me in the eye, she removed the skin and clothing of the old me, the one that took way too much negative bantering. And underneath was this magnificent shining glowing me, “SHE” (the highest me) put her hands upon my back and wings grew from my shoulder blades.

I didn’t reveal any of this to Anita at the time. I needed to hold her close to my chest. The woman who pulled up a 60 pound suitcase up 5 flights of stairs yesterday was back. SHE was stronger and better for 2 magical months in Ireland.

There are children to teach, there are fabulous friends to connect with. There is art to be mailed out. There is fabulous glass art to be made!! There are potential graphic design-architectural models to be made. There is a future to prepare for, with a woman who makes me stronger. 

I am learning to be BRAVE. I am learning how love ebbs and flows and is exciting! I am living a fabulous adventuresome life!!

Let the rains come, let the winds blow…I have new and improved wings that soar above the cloud layer!! Woooohoooooooo!! Soar beside me sweet loves!! We’ve got this!!


Oh—by the way…YES!! I do intend on having a place in Ireland that you all can come visit and walk along the beach with me!! Stay strong!!

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Heavenly event

The nicest thing about the eclipse was how we were all joined in one event. The event wasn’t about wars and politicians. It was an event where we all lifted our eyes upward toward the heavens.

Marshall McLuhan’s expression: “The medium is the message” rings loud and clear as we are all connected via social media. We are sharing and caring our lives with loved ones across the world, ALL at the same time.

With television in the 60’s, we were connected with the first moon flight and first steps of man upon the moon. Here we are yet again looking at the heavens, all of us marveling upon the message. Mr. McLuhan played with the word “message” changing it to “mass age”, “mess age” and “massage”. I imagine he would be nodding his head and chuckling at all the photographs we have shared and how incredible that the eclipse could bring us ALL together as a world.

For one glorious event- we looked upward. We weren’t arguing over differences. What a glorious experience it was.

The graphic was created with photos of soapy bubbles. Anita stood in the garden waving her magical bubble wand. I keep taking millions of photographs. I combined them playing with photoshop.

The bubbles remind me of dichroic glass, the rainbow colors shimmering magically, the skin of the bubble fragile and alive in its shape for only a few seconds. We are all like the rainbow bubble eclipsing one another, looking upward and marveling at the magnificence of the heavens.

Thank you Facebook for connecting us all! Thank you blogger g-mail folks for letting me put my tiny bubble of words out into the world, if only to live for a few moments it takes to read this. Thank you reader for giving me your time.

For that is really all that matters in the end, what we focus upon. What we give our time to. A few days ago nothing mattered but looking upward. It was delicious and incredible. 


Looking forward to more heavenly events.

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Time in a bottle

Ireland 2017

Mr. Time was born here. In this green land he moves with grace, he is unhurried, he is happy with the smallest events. He sits across from me with his long legs crossed and a cup of tea, content and at peace where white dots upon the mountainside slowly move.

The mountains are Mr. Times friend. They don their white cloud caps giving me a heads up on the coming rain. Weather is not predictable at all here. Do not even bother watching the weather update on the news. 

Mr. Time wants me to come outside and enjoy the autumn cool breeze. The birds are beckoning as well. The roses need dead heading. I could cry and boo hoo all day about the serenity of the garden and how it has changed me. I will endeavor to keep a stiff upper lip and not be a cry baby on you.

I will be heading back to San Francisco refreshed. Aired out like laundry upon the line. Staying focused on enjoying every moment with Anita and her mom. 

I have some wonderful art ideas that need to be completed. Some art to mail out. 

You get back from life what you put in. Truthfully, the timing isn’t always as fast as we would like. Mr. Time is grinning and chuckling, he asks for forgiveness, as he has been on vacation lately. He just said: “Everyone needs a holiday!”

We both busted out laughing over that. Thank you for taking the time to read this. Mr. Time and I are both very aware of how important Time is. 


Saturday, August 12, 2017

Horses couldn't drag me away.

Horse image taken from book "Medicine Cards" by Jamie Sans
and David Carson. Played with image using photoshop!
A million katrillion blue moons ago I met a woman who introduced me to the Medicine cards. We both worked at Monterey Herald newspaper, her name was Jill. She worked full time at the newspaper and wrote screen plays as her hobby. She acted in a one woman play- starring herself. An extraordinary woman! Full of energy and always smiling.
I have lost track of her. Maybe you know what has happened to our friend, if you worked at the newspaper with me. Please feel free to give her a hug from me.

The first card I pulled was the salmon. It was about returning home. When I glance at my life, with its nomadic traveling, I reflect upon swimming upstream. Trying to find my way home. I still remember sitting out upon the side walk, shuffling the cards.
That day forever changed me. I still use the cards to help ground me when I fly too close to the sun.

Today I posted some memories from the Louisiana area. I loved teaching those 5th graders at Folsom Elementary school. It was 7 years ago that we studied George Rodriguez, that we made blue dog masks. What fabulous memories!

My words are all over the place today. I am truly FINALLY learning to own myself. I am learning first to speak up when I feel slighted. Not to take it laying down. And secondly and maybe this such be first- I am learning NOT to take life so seriously. The Irish girlfriend is continually teaching me that lesson. It is safe to say I am finally growing a thick skin in that regard. And I adore her for it!

Everything is in moderation. 

If you have heard it once - then you’ve heard it a million times. Right?!?

:::::Smiling. Shrugging my shoulders and chuckling.:::::

The Irish have a long term relationship with horses. It is a lovely sight to see pastures with horses; the power symbol in the medicine cards.

Today I pulled this card and wanted to share it with you. We are all more powerful than we know. And as we connect and become woven into one another through Facebook we are better for it.

Sure, admittedly I can spend hours reading poetry and scrolling through your wall. It makes my heart happy to see you all doing well and flourishing. And it makes me happy to send prayers and energy to you if you need extra support.


The horse medicine card reminds us to:
find light,
illuminate one another,
the joys of balancing work and play
and wisdom in power.

Thank you Sweet Luvs for reading. May you imagine yourself strong and wild riding a magnificent horse! May you whoop and holler and be the wild warrior spirit!


(my apologies to Jamie Sans and David Carson- I used your horse illustration and played with it!) I love your book!