I’ve been a vegetarian for 35 years now. There were a few times that I added in meat to my diet but always went back to a vegetarian life style as I was healthier doing so.
Along with being a vegetarian, I was also interested in gardening – growing food, trees, flowers and herbs – plus had a strong interest in vitamins and natural remedies for health issues.
While studying the Basics books and lectures by L. Ron Hubbard, I started being more interested in real life solutions to the problems that we face on our little planet. I started being interested in getting communities working together with real life sustainable actions.
In the books and lectures, Ron gives examples and hatting on how to write in order to keep readers interested and turning pages. It was a life long dream of mine to be published so I applied what I learned.
I not only started an Earth Series of graphic art and painting but also added articles, poetry and a book to the series.
This painting is titled “Black Eyed Susan in the Alley.” It’s based on the idea that there is beauty everywhere – including alleyways. “Black Eyed Susan in the Alley” is a multimedia painting. The alley wall and the lane both have Arizona Minerals mixed into the paint which creates a natural sparkly effect. There are many things that aren’t pleasing in an alley such as garbage, stench, graffiti on the walls, peeling paint, decay and so on. It’s amazing to see amidst the mess, beautiful flowers growing. There is always beauty that persists even in the worst of places.
I also wrote a book titled Ti Ana and The Giant.
It’s a marvelously entertaining book about the Land of Lush, now Mush. A delightful story about a land that used to be full of abundance and creativity but turned into despair and hopelessness. “That’s just the way it is,” was how most villagers believed the situation to be – except for one: Ti Ana who goes on an adventure to save her land.
I also wrote another book titled The Handiwork Clash
The Handiwork Clash is a fairy tale about how life has gone from bad to worse in a community resulting in conflict and destruction that was overwhelming the land. No solution was being sought by the unruly crowd, fighting prevailed until a fairy steps in and urges the villagers to turn the destruction and conflicts into a beautiful place to live in a peaceful community.
You can find the Earth Series articles and poems here.
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