Time for my first post! Welcome to JNN Graphics! This is an intaglio print I made back in 2016. While most interpret this piece as concerning death, it’s actually a metaphor for our birth into this world and coming into our truest selves as well as a metaphor of the cycle of human existence. What are your thoughts?
I looked out in time to watch the guy standing land a good-sized fish. At breakfast, I saw a line of snow geese winging across the lake. Sparrows land on my balcony rail from time to time to discuss the best foraging. I think I'm in heaven. #amwriting#retreat#renewal
INKTOBER DAY 19
Scorched / chamuscado
Following @jakeparker official prompt. .
Pitt Artist Pen Faber Castell, black china ink and white china ink on @saxart black sketchbook, colors with #gouache#inktoberuy#inktober#ink#inktober2018#artistalley#artistalleyuruguay#girltober#girltober2018 @posca.uy @poscauy #ink#watercolor @fabercastellglobal .#chinaink#whitechinaink ..
Almost every culture has a version of the phoenix. With each rendition, the themes are pretty consistent: #Transformation , #Longevity and #Renewal – just to mention a few meanings.
According to the Greek historian Herodotus (b: 484 BC), the phoenix was a mythical bird from Ethiopia. It was spectacularly large, beautiful and adorned with mind-blowing plumage. It set itself on fire from its own heat with the cypress serving as kindling. After three days, the phoenix emerged from its own ashes – reborn and released from the sentence of death, able to live on forever. Herodotus may have borrowed some of his impressions about the meaning of the phoenix from the Greek poet, Hesiod, (b: 700 BC) who proclaims the phoenix as a brilliant bird who could outlive nine generations of ravens. That’s about 90,000 years!
In Rome, the phoenix was a symbol of the #perpetual continuation of the Roman Empire. Also was a symbol of Christ in the Middle Ages – specifically, His #resurrection – having died on the cross and returned from death in three days, just as the legend of the phoenix. In Egypt, the meaning of the phoenix is connected with the sun and the Nile. Their version of the phoenix was a #Bennu , which was part heron, and part falcon. The Bennu was said to control the cycle of the #sun each day.
The Egyptians also felt the Bennu was responsible for the annual flooding of the Nile. In Chinese wisdom, the phoenix is commonly seen in twos, male and female, yin and yang, symbolic themes of balance, duality and polarity, a dynamic phoenix duo is an emblem of divine, immortal partnership #myticalanimal#myth
Yesterday’s field trip to The Greystone Inn was an absolutely amazing way to spend the early evening. Amber led a one-hour yoga practice on the dock. As you can see by this final resting pose, everyone felt pretty great afterward! Namaste 🙏
Its been an amazing and hectic day for me today .. Took a class on personal responsibility ( an exclusive class for Kenyans and kenya residents )
Then i had to move to the online 100% personal growth class, a one month class with people attending from over 5 countries .
I was tired after the two intensive sessions , hey I Need to rejuvenate and swimming was it for me
Always learn to refuel ,so you don't burn out.
Do not be afraid to swim against the current - to dive into new waters. You’re allowed to want something more. You’re allowed to reinvent your life. You have depths within you that are deeper than the ocean. Just because you’re broken doesn’t mean you can’t be whole again. Just because you got lost in the waves doesn’t mean you can’t navigate the sea. It’s okay to start over - to rebuild your dreams. It’s okay to want something different than you did before. Just like a STARFISH you can regrow what was lost. You can move in new directions. You can renew yourself. Believe me when I tell you that in a sea full of people - you are a star. You are constantly growing, constant evolving. You are showing the world that you don’t have to follow to same map to find your treasure. #renewal
The lotus flower symbolizes enlightenment and purity in many cultures of the world. From muddy waters, she rises above the water to bloom with remarkable beauty...
Pure white lotus bowls bring the beauty & gentle reminder home...
Life is tough sometimes, we fall but we do get back up again. This morning it took me a lot, and I mean A LOT of effort to put my trainers on and go for a run. A run I haven’t done in a while. I feel like I’ve been in total hiding within the shadows but hey fuck it it’s allowed I’ve been grieving for a family member, and I’ve dealt with the loss of three people in around 12 months - it takes its toll it’s been harder then people around me have been aware of - I needed to deal with it in my way. But this isn’t about the sympathy this is about renewal, resilience and some honesty and reality. We all have periods of shadowed times, each with personal reasons and let’s face it times which we all tell ourselves “no one else will truly understand”. Today I wanted to show myself and the world that you do rise again, life goes on, we bounce back (even if it’s one step at a time). This morning I started with scrolling insta’ fitness posts. Motivational images of people battling through the odds, I read an article about doing a run after having time out. I got dressed, put on some tunes and went out. 3 miles later, I did it!! I even did some sprints with a smile. I’m not there yet but today is a good day, there were blue skies, winter buds, and beautiful golden leaves. #outofthedarkness#renewal#grievingprocess#autumn 🍁 #fitnessmotivation#onwardsandupwards#runlikeahuman#feelsgoodtobeback