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Security

September 25, 2015

“Tradition becomes our security, and when the mind is secure it is in decay.” Jiddu Krishnamurtikrishnamurti

In my own words of long: Artist cannot have principles. Which I would paraphrase today into the following: Creator cannot have canons. But all of the above is same thing.

Answers come always

July 22, 2015

About synchronicity and how the answers come to me.

I actually have known for a very long time that answers come to me in unexpected ways – I only need to become aware of the question. It is fun to register the funny ways in which they come.

barbersMonday we were driving to the swimming pool and past a barber shop. I said, why is the sign of the barbers that red and white swerling thing? It seems more like a policeman thing to me. The girls said, no, it is barbers’ traditional thing, but why we didn’t know.

Today, Wednesday, I am listening to Kryon, which is not the one I usually listen to because I don’t like his preaching theatrical style. And I am skipping through the video like crazy, stopping if these is anything making any sense to me at all. So, I stop and listen for a minute, and he says something about ailing people 2oo years ago going to the barbers shop to be healed, where they would be bled. “By the way, this is why the barbers’ sign is a red and white pole”! Thanks for letting me know, Kryon! 🙂

 

Jimper Sutton

May 10, 2015

Every year Rye celebrates Bonfire season with an event which encompasses a bonfire procession, a huge bonfire itself and an impressive fireworks display – all organised by the Rye and District Bonfire Society.

Rye Town Crier on the Bonfire Night. Photo by Marina Kim.

Rye Town Crier on the Bonfire Night

The cost last year was around £10000. The moneys are raised through various events, one of which is an auction of promises. For a few years now we donated an artwork or a framing promise.

This year I decided to paint a person who would be well-known amongst the potential bidders/supporters. The Society suggested Jimper Sutton, and indeed, who else!

We arranged three sittings, two hours each, and I personally thoroughly enjoyed painting this colourful personality, while listening to the amazing stories Jimper had to share.

Portrait of Jimper Sutton by portrait artist Marina Kim

Portrait of Jimper Sutton

Suttons are an old family in Rye and the area going back for many centuries. Jimper himself is a very familiar face around here and a contributor to various aspects of the community. For 16 years he was a District Councillor and is now a Life President of the Rye Bonfire Society, one of the oldest Societies in Britain and a very important part of the Sussex scene.

Farming and fishing have been the basis of his life. The understanding of nature’s way must be in Jimper’s blood and bones through generations and generations of observing, fishing and nurturing of the plants and beasts. Now, after a serious illness, he downsized his holding to a large garden, which produces much more than family requirements and overspills to his brother’s shop, a magnificent retail establishment – Sutton’s Fish Shop on the Sea Road in Winchelsea.

Sutton's Fish Shop. Sea road, Winchelsea.

Sutton’s Fish Shop

On our last sitting, I received a tray of eggs from Jimper’s hens. They were divinely delicious! He told me why: the hens graze all day every day on grass and bugs and worms, snatching butterflies in flight, drinking water from the river Brede, with only a handful of wheat to supplement their Nature’s diet. The yolks were orange and so tasty…

From childhood, Jimper kept a diary never missing a day. These records serve him as a treasure chest in writing novels and short stories which he publishes independently donating the proceeds to the local good causes.

Writing is a huge part of Jimper’s life: “I have a monthly column in a local magazine (Rye’s Own) that I have been published in since 1965. My articles and stories appear in Countryman’s Weekly on a regular basis. For four years I had a page in The Bee Keeper Monthly. Over the years I have had two books published and 800 other articles in various publications. I have appeared on television and radio numerous times and am in the local paper frequently. ITV made a half-hour film of a day in my life and showed it at peak viewing time; this has been repeated many times and gone around the world. I have been on the BBC’s ‘Morning’ programme with Richard & Judy talking on fishing. You can read the article about me written by The Sunday Times by clicking here.”

And so, Jimper’s portrait is going to be auctioned to help fund the annual Rye Bonfire event. The auction is taking place on the 14th of May at 19.00 to start at 19.30, at the Mermaid Hotel in Rye. Hope you can come!

Olga Saliy

May 9, 2015

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Olga Saliy – freelance photographer, blogger, traveller.

Sergey Balovin

Sergey Balovin

Sergey Balovin is a Russian artist who discovered a calling when living in Shanghai, China. His neighbor at his apartment complex was moving out and giving

Source: Painting portraits to sustain a lifestyle with no money

lucky escape from tsunami boat

lucky escape from tsunami boat

The boat that landed on a roof and saved 59 people.

Is the Universe Friendly?

“I think the most important question facing humanity is, ‘Is the universe a friendly place?’ This is the first and most basic question all people must answer for themselves.

“For if we decide that the universe is an unfriendly place, then we will use our technology, our scientific discoveries and our natural resources to achieve safety and power by creating bigger walls to keep out the unfriendliness and bigger weapons to destroy all that which is unfriendly and I believe that we are getting to a place where technology is powerful enough that we may either completely isolate or destroy ourselves as well in this process.

“If we decide that the universe is neither friendly nor unfriendly and that God is essentially ‘playing dice with the universe’, then we are simply victims to the random toss of the dice and our lives have no real purpose or meaning.

“But if we decide that the universe is a friendly place, then we will use our technology, our scientific discoveries and our natural resources to create tools and models for understanding that universe. Because power and safety will come through understanding its workings and its motives.”

“God does not play dice with the universe,”

Albert Einstein

This morning, reading BBC news, Tim uttered:”That’s some story!” and proceeded to read me an excerpt from it. I loved the story! It proves that the most dire circumstances can lead to the Happy Ending, Happy Ever After, and that this IS the Best Of All Possible Worlds and and everything happens for the best. One thing led to another, and here is my new category “The Universe is Friendly!” It signifies my choice.

In this category, I shall assemble all and any real life stories about “miraculous” turnings of events for the better, lucky wins, lucky escapes and things of that nature generally. Or as Boccaccio put in his Day 2 of Decameron, these shall be the stories “concerning such men or women, as have been much mollested by fortune, and yet afterward (contrary to their hope and expectation) have had a happy and successful deliverance”.

I am looking forward to the stories!

 

My done list

October 17, 2014

done-listDONE lists are more important than TO DO lists.

They are better for you, more productive, more uplifting and generally nicer.

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Perhaps I’ll make that the one and only ting to do on my TO DO list – to write a DONE list at the end of the day…

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My DONE list for today is already long, and it is only… wow… 11.11.44am! Cool!

  1. Made lunch for Alina (Last night)
  2. showered
  3. got dressed
  4. made fresh juice
  5. made delicious luxurious Moccas for my mother, husband and myself
  6. hoovered downstairs
  7. opened up the gallery
  8. wrote a new post on my blog
  9. researched DONE lists vs TO DO lists
  10. appreciated myself for accomplishing a huge deal last few months, last two weeks, today!
  11. had my delish Mocca!
  12. measured my waist and confirmed to myself that I lost another centimeter off it for the last two weeks! Appreciated myself for accomplishing that.
  13. Added some new media files to my blog.
  14. Yuppie!

“Burning House” by Sur Music Here she is, the lovely, beautiful and talented Holly Gurney!

Holly Gurney by Marina Kim. Pencil on Paper

Holly