Hi friends, You might remember that I mentioned Chronic Pains and PPIP the pain society that works together with INPUT. PaIN PUT in perspective or PPIP, is a society helping people who suffer Chronic Pains and run by people who suffer themselves. The members are people that participated in one of the courses of INPUT in recent years. I joined as a new member after my recent INPUT course that can teach you how to deal, manage and live with Chronic Pains. I hope to raise as much money as I can in future from the sales of my paintings to support this society. I have decided to donate a regular % from each painting sold so please help me to support this charity and help many people in our society who suffer from Chronic Pains.
In their recent magazine they published my story about my world of painting which I would like to share with you and hope that you will be able to help. If you know people who suffer from this problem, you might be able to understand it better yourself and maybe even direct them to the website to learn more if they not aware about such a society. You never know they might be suffering and not sure who to talk too, after all 1 in 4 people is suffering from Chronic Pains. They also can benefit from reading and understanding more about it in the society website. They might also be interested to participate in INPUT course in the near future, or even that there is someone that can help out there, so please visit the site PPIP
Couple of months ago on a cold day we took our grandchildren for a picnic in the forest. In the break after playing out and exploring the woods, we enjoyed a small picnic. I wanted them to make a painting to remind them of a great day, with some paints I took with us. Of-course we also had a ball to play with and great food to munch. I hope you will enjoy Mia (9) and Finlay (5) paintings. They probably painted before in school and/or kindergarten but that was their first Picnic’s paintings ever which I am sure they will always remember. It is a start and as you see everyone can paint everywhere if you want too. Enjoy
I have been brought up to believe in people, whoever they are where ever they are. I know that together we can make it a better world and art will unite us all. It is not much to ask everybody on our planet to care a little, tolerate and respect each other.
For all my new friends that clicking ‘like’ on my posts and all the others who start following my art journey… Thank you for your comments and your great support. I hope we are all together going to encourage many more to join our art’s march for life with a smile.
I love you all even we just met and we hardly know each other yet but would like to extend you all my best wishes for a Happy New Year with lots of love, care and health. Doron
The weekend is time for relaxation of the body and freeing your soul, time to enjoy your hobbies and activities. I painted in the week some scenery with some rocks. I did it while visiting a new painting club in the area from a newspaper scenery picture in the travel section. However I felt something was missing in this painting, but was not sure what else to add… A nice lady at the club even said that I should stop fiddling with the painting (a term used when you paint and keep adding more and more) leave it she said, as it is, you captured the scene from the picture. Yesterday talking to my son he mentioned that he did some climbing while travelling and he would like to do it again soon. It all clicked, I knew what was missing in this calm painting, yes that Saturday activity… Enjoy
Or you can just watch the rocks…
During my INPUT course one of the subjects we learn is about the thoughts and feelings. With our chronic pains the way we think about the situation normally influence what we do. It also influence the way we feel about it. Many times you can change things in your life by working on your thoughts and feeling. Some of these sessions used symbols to help and explain what was happening with our thoughts and feelings. I have tried to paint them here in colours… that will make it even easier to visualise, think and understand. Hopefully they can help you to identify and think about the situation and deal with it in a better way. Good luck and remember, painting sometime can help you to express yourself, make you see, think and feel better instead of trying to push your thoughts and feelings away or even ignoring them all while you can’t face or identify them. Enjoy.
In recent trip to Spain, to Castril Valley, near Granada, sitting on a raft relaxing… It was so hot! This area have some great water reservoirs, lakes made in heaven. Put it on your next holiday trip’s list as a must to see! The water are turquoise like you never seen before… Around 16:00 there is a wind that break this beautiful turquoise mirror and it is all changing, as in Blue Water Rafting below;