Am I POSITIVE? - Yes, I am!!!!! Optimism is good for everyone! It's not just a fantasy...because I can make it a reality.

I love fantasy art..it is so inspiring and gives me lots of ideas....Thus it is like Positive Art which helps me visualize the best in things around me. Positive movies, paintings, songs, buildings, poems, stories, ..and more.

In keeping with my theme:I will attempt to always keep the sunshine in my heart and share with others the cool breezes of my smiles as much as possible.

I will Visualize the good things and dream how to be amazing so I can make it a reality! :)

Saturday, December 31, 2011

Fireworks Art 2011-14 New Years!

It's New Years all day! Ha, ha...because we have a big world! Happy New Year to the world and peace to all..please...peace and prosperity....coming is the Year of the Dragon...chinese calendar... that means prosperity and a good year for money. About time!

First a little Happy New Year from ABBA!


Here is a view of the New Year's celebration in Australia that is a must see...one of the first of the New Year!....Incredible, Inspirational!!!!!....amazing....



Space Needle Fireworks are in the First Entry for 2012

Love the Fireshows!!!!!


Friday, December 30, 2011

Positive Art 2011-13 Dreaming, Writing

This year has gone by so fast. I've been doing a lot of dreaming and doing...I began writing stories. I had remembered how much I enjoyed fairy tales when I was younger. They got my imagination going. I loved the mostly happy endings. Some, like Grimm's Fairy tales didn't always end well but I still loved the creatures and fantastic word pictures. The little drawings always helped me go one step further in my mind as well. However, I wanted to write something that was different. My thought was to include something from modern days in my fairy tales and document some of the technology we have in a fantasy world. Who would have dreamed that we would have things like Iphones and Craigslist? I've always been inspired by winged creatures and things...real ones such as birds and insects and more elusive ones such as angels and dragons. I hope to finish my first little story by early 2012...but I need inspiration...so I have photographed some graphics that I worked with to support that need.

It would be good to know if others might find it fun to read a little more updated fairy tales as well. Interestingly, shortly after I started writing my first few chaptors a TV show called Once Upon a Time began airing. It also has the theme of incorporating the modern world into the story line. I must have been on the same wavelength. However, my story is all new characters, unlike the TV show.

The little video incorporates my inspirations and one of the characters in the photo is Ophelia Angelica...the main character in my first attempt at fairy tales...can you guess which one? Well, more to come in a later entry.


Sunday, September 18, 2011

Positive Art 2011-12 Fairy Tale Journals and Books


I used to love reading Fairy Tales and also having them read to me. There were always such imaginative characters and of course princes and princesses. It strikes me that it also helped me to learn to write and created a desire in me to learn more. Fairy tales can have such ethereal characters such as maidens with blue hair and bedazzled dragons which would befriend kind rugged warriors. They are the stuff of dreams.

Journaling whether in a book or here on the worldwide web is creative art and can have such a positive effect on one's life if one lets it happen. The wonder of a journal of blank pages to fill becomes so much more inviting when there is a magical creature on the cover of the book or the beginnning of a blog entry. A magical creature can inspire, be a buddy or just be a work of art in a journal. Hope this little blue haired portrait is as magical to you as she is to me....a little bit pixelated but that adds to the magic...of the whimsy.



Thursday, August 25, 2011

Positive Art 2011-11 - Rainbow in Swizterland

This is the famous Geneva fountain in Swizterland! Just came back from a wonderful trip and took so many photos it is mind boggling. Lake Geneva is a wonderful place. There is a very tall fountain here called the Jet d'eau.. For more indepth infor on this check out this link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fountain This fountain is turned on every day. It is an artform in an of itself. Inspirational in so many ways: the majestic look and feel of it, the cooling water mists..you can actually walk out very close to the fountain...and this thing is tall (shoots up to 459 feet)! A short 35 second video on Youtube gives you another good view: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cF4q-MkTMSM

However, the art form that happened while I was watching it one day here was a rainbow which formed in the fountain. One late afternoon the sun was shining in just the right spot where I was standing...so I took a couple of snapshots of the rainbow in the fountain. It made me smile as rainbows always do. Smiles!

Where there is water....look for the rainbow...if it isn't there yet...be the rainbow!



Friday, August 5, 2011

Positive Art 2011 - 10 - The School Rock

You may wonder why a school rock would be positive art...but if you think about it for a minute you will see that it is a great way to share feelings of joy, reunion, graduation, memory for a lost classmate and much more. Recently I had participated in and attended my high school reunion...Foster High School. We had a rock and have had it for a long time..but I never got a chance to paint it. So I made sure this time I would. It was so much fun. A small group of maybe 15 of us got together and had a fun time doing it. The Star and Stripes were my idea but the execution was by others....using masking tape and canned spray paint. It sure looks good...our reunion was a couple of weeks ago in Mid July ...2011.....I drove by the rock and it still says '71 Rules'...I guess it must be true. Positive Art? You bet it made me feel good!!!!!


Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Positive Art 2011 - 9 Athletic Art

Did you ever think about the posing of Athletes as Art?

I like to think of it as Art in Motion or Human art. Check out these photos from Prepare to Play -


Monday, March 21, 2011

Positive Art 2011 - 08 Harpist Extraordinaire

Postitive Music can be so soothing and uplifting to the soul...here is a great example of both. Deborah Henson-Conant plays her creation of Baroque-Flaminco on her beautiful blue harp along with the Grand Rapids Symphony Orchestra. I love this so much and will be seeing her in Tacoma, Washington at the Pantagis Theatre coming up this weekend....so excited...enjoy:

Here is a link to her site for this performance...


Friday, February 18, 2011

Positive Art 2011 - 07 I Am Number Four - SciFi

There are reasons why SciFi is so popular as a movie art form. The main ones are that it is thinking out of the box personified. The movie coming out soon called 'I am Number Four' is an example of some creative thinking with some attractive actors. Can't wait to see it..but wait there is a trailer....yay!



Positive Art 2011 - 06 Swirl Puzzle

I feel puzzled lately...but it's a good thing. Puzzles keep one's mind active, healthy and swirling..especially this fun one!

Click to Mix and Solve

Life is so much a puzzle. We only have so much time to put the peices together in a fashion that makes sense to us and creates a beautiful picture. We all create our own life puzzles or have them thrown at us to solve...don't we now? Have fun and enjoy the experience....because it's good to be puzzled, says Maria!

Monday, February 7, 2011

Positive Art 2011 - 05 Cat Puzzle Focus EyetoEye

Ah....the world of cats. They are amazing creatures and come in all sizes. I often wonder what they are thinking...but how can you not think positive when you have nine lives? I've also noticed that cats have an amazing patience and focus......LOL..... here is another puzzle for you to exercise your mind with a focus on cat's seeing eye to eye.

Click to Mix and Solve

Stay focused and enjoy!

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Positive Art - 2011 - 04 Animations to make your visions come true

You may think animations are just for children....
or you may find them to be quite fascinating as a source
of art and visual expression. Here is a short animation of
a harp piece with ballroom background.

Before beginning the animation be sure to scroll to the
end of this page and pause the background music.


Sunday, January 30, 2011

Positive Art 2011- 03 - Puzzles to Exercise your Mind

Click to Mix and Solve

Puzzles are a great way to exercise your mind and as such they are positive art. Surfing some of my blogger friends I found this puzzle. Sometimes you just have to give in and do a puzzle...or two...watch out though..they can be addictive. Enjoy the art of the puzzle...for the eye and for the mind.

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Positive Art 2011 - 02 - Seattle Space Needle New Year 2011

Seattle has some great fireworks displays alright. Welcoming the New Year here is the Space Needle display of some excellent fireworks and music. There is even an animation of the sequence...technology is amazing. Anything this amazing has to be a positive force...so many people smiling and laughing and just enjoying!

This is a short section of the Space Needle Fireworks display (the total time lasted about 8 minutes).... until I can find a longer segment on Youtube.

This is a simulation of the Space Needle Fireworks..an animation with music added...kind of cool..technology rocks!

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