Sunday, February 27, 2011

Cobwebs on my blog

hello everyone, it feels like  a long time since I posted. I've had so much I wanted to blog about, but couldn't get started.

First off I want to say welcome to the new readers of my blog.  I appreciate you following along with me, especially since there has been no new material since the One World One Heart event, lol!
And thank you to my regular readers, I appreciate every one of you.
I don't know how some bloggers manage to post so regularly, it's something I need to push myself to do.

Artwise, I've been working on ACEO's (art that is the size of a playing card) but am feeling the need to paint larger, maybe some angels. The events in our world have made me a bit melancholy. I've been watching some of the news coverage, and wonder what our world will look like next year.
These are interesting times, but also scary. Protests, earthquakes, unusual weather, solar flares,   the economy....doesn't it feel like things are speeding up?

I was remembering an ice storm a few years back, where many people had lost power for several days. They weren't ready for it, and it caused panic.

 I think a good idea for everyone reading this, is to go out and stock up on any foods and supplies you may need if something unexpected occurs.  That's what I did last week, bought lots of bottled water, canned foods, just whatever could be used in an emergency. We've been lucky so far, the bad snowstorms have missed us, but it is smart to be prepared. Just leave it in your basement, and keep an eye on the expiry dates. You are not losing anything by doing this, but during an unexpected event, this could save you from  finding grocery stores empty.
If you doubt anything like this will happen, then how about the fact that food prices right now are skyrocketing? Stock up on things  like flour, rice, coffee, sugar. The prices are rising right now, and in some countries there are riots because people cannot afford to eat. Of course, none of this is being shown on TV, but it is happening.  Hope this doesn't sound too negative, but I really want you all to be safe, and  be prepared, just in case...

Most of all, live your life to the fullest every day, because we are so blessed to be alive on this magnificent planet, and during this most incredible time!

Thanks for reading!


Magic Love Crow said...

Hi Betty ;o) I love the painting! She's so cute! You are right, about having things, just incase. I remember a few years back, when we had the power outage for 3 days! Do you remember that? Mom had the canned tomatoes, soup, vegetables, water. We did ok! You can never be too safe! And, it's true the food prices are going up!!! Remember to smile and live your life to the fullest, even though sometimes it's hard!

Tammie said...

yes living our life to the fullest is wonderful advice. Being prepared is also wonderful. I was told that if we learn to honor our instincts our deepest truth that we can make it through hard times....
it is good advice either way.
Your art is lovely, as always.

Julia Christie said...

This is a cool painting Miss Pink! Well this post does sound serious, but very very caring too and I'm quite sure that's how it comes across to everyone! I think this is really good advice, because you just never know when things will go haywire in your part of the world!

Hugs and encouraging smiles!

(I see a trip to Costco in my future!)

Cameron said...

Oh, Dear Betty....thank you for caring about the World, and us, so!

We can take for granted too easily how good we have it...the conveniences and luxuries that others don't....

I opened your lovely envie today and saw your gorgeous art in person....and am now seeing a part of your heart again, in your words :)

Okay, I'll go to the store....and you'll come back here more often....done! :D

Big Hugs to you,

Michele from Pipi La La said...

Great post. :) And great painting too. :)

I have wondered about stockpiling food etc. My mum does but I sometimes feel like it is inviting trouble. And she is a 2012 fatalist who thinks we are all doomed come 21.12.2012. She lives with a lot of fear and I don't want that.

I don't know.... my hubby thinks I am mad to think about .... but Christchurch kind of proves my point!

slommler said...

It is always good advice to keep one's pantry stocked with extra's. I have done that for years. My mom always did this and I got the idea from her. WTG Mom!! The longest I have been without power is four days. Got pretty cold but I survived with my fondue pot and cannned goods. Ha!!
Love your painting...beautiful!!
Hugging you

Lee said...

Sweet painting! Thanks for the reminder to be prepared.
It's a bit scary right now with all the unrest and discovering how nasty humans can be...
I wonder how different life will be for my grandsons.

Micki Wilde said...

My nan always stocked up on everything, she had an old ottoman full of bags of sugar 'just in case' bless her!!
The world can be a scary place, but it's not all bad ;)

Hugs for you

Micki x

Kristin said...

She's beautiful Pink! Thank you for the inspiration and for the good suggestions to stock up! Hope you have a good week, Kristin xo

Fair Rosamund said...

Very good advice, I am lucky to live in a place that really never gets extreme weather (except very very hot summers), but that is still very good advice to follow, you never know! And I love the painting, it is gorgeous :) ~Lauren

Kimberly Vanlandingham said...

Hey...welcome back!!!

Pam of Always Artistic said...

Beautiful painting.
Yes I know what you mean, it is hard to blog regularly!