Sydney skyline with Neither Harbour bridge, Nor Opera House

I like taking Sydney Ferry service as it is refreshing experiences with fabulous panoramic Sydney views seen from the water.

You will never experience the same by other public transports or drive a car.

This photo was caught when I took F8 bound for Cockatoo Island  for visiting a friend living near one of the stops en route.

The view brings me a mixed feeling; the angle covers Sydney city with a series of new buildings including the corn head Crown and those of Barangaroo on next.

It finds me that it is a new look of Sydney skyline.

On the other hand, I kind of feel that this is not Sydney.

Yes, I miss the number of iconic architectures in the photo,….where are you, Sydney Harbour Bridge, Opera House?

…….Ah well, the glimpse of the head of Sydney Tower on the back!

Well, at least I enjoyed the ferry ride on that day too, catching new perspectives and new discoveries onboard.  🙂

Crown is the new Sydney icon of harbour view.
Aww, helloooo Centre Point! I see you! 🙂

Do you like the new Sydney skyline?  🙂

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A piece of work of the day 37 ~ the inspiration from the flow work

チャクラワークの為の瞑想から引っかかった、私の第4チャクラと第5チャクラから生まれた一枚です。

最近こういう抽象的だったり概念的な絵が多いかも。😅

As one of requirements to comply with the Diploma Course of Transpersonal Art Therapy I am currently taking, I regularly take 1 on 1 sessions with a Transpersonal Art Therapist.

I usually am not good at doing meditation by myself, but because Kimberly, the therapist, is very good (she is a meditation facilitator also) at leading me to be in a relaxed meditating state.

Our last session work was that she navigated to let me feel the energy flowing from my root chakra through to crown chakra on the top of the head and to let me capture how I felt at each chakra when the flow came through.

This little piece of work represented my heart (4th) chakra and throat (5th) chakra, the both of where I felt some blockage.

It was interesting though, I felt weighed by something, like as if a chunk stacked inside my chest and I felt a bit heavy while breathing.

Then when I came at the throat chakra, I got an image of a water fountain splashing water.

Then a big plate came from somewhere and place (or almost place) over the fountain.

The water from the fountain did not splash high anymore but just hit the plate and fell straight over the fountain.

While I was on my way home after the session with her, I was thinking back about the image and the feeling again.

I thought this is the challenge or assignment that I should not avoid but take up.

I admit I certainly have a sort of fear or resistance to express myself openly, and it most likely came from lacking self-trust.  

So,…I should trust myself more, being comfortable with myself, and I love myself more, then I should make myself confident to express about myself.

Oh why, sounds like I got my 2021 resolution I should work for.  🙂

The small lovely amazonite and rhodochrosite tumbles matches the work and that makes me happy.  🙂

 

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お立ち寄りくださりありがとうございます。

 

‘You can take a photo of me…’, the snaps of the curious gull on the beach ~撮られたがりのジョナサン~

This summer was not as hot as the usual summers in Sydney.

I missed (or almost forgot) making my typical beach time packing beach throw, sunscreen, and the straw hat together with some favourites in the basket.

So I took a long morning walk the other day to soak my foot and appreciate nature and the moment where I felt.

While I started being space out on the beach and just enjoyed the touch of water and sand, a seagull caught me in the eyes on its landing to the edge of the cement pipe.

The lone seagull stood afar.

I enjoyed taking some morning snapshots.

The seagull lost my perspectives, that every look I gave to, it came closer to me.  It was like, as if it never paid attention to me existed there, but it never got out of frame of the view.

It even looks like the gull might have made posing to help my snap looking better.

Finally the gull turned to (the last shot) look at me straight.

‘Sure, you can take a photo of me’

….Is that what you just said to me?

After the last shot I caught, the gull flew away from me.

I wondered what the gull would have commented if I could show it the last shot and ask….

朝の散歩に砂の上を歩いていたら一羽のカモメが目の前のパイプの先端に降り立つのが見えた。

その日は薄曇りで風が出ていたのだけれど、その風を浴びているジョナサンは(カモメさん許して)一瞬孤高にさえ見えた。

私もスマホで写真などを撮りながらふと気づくと、確実に私との距離を縮めているじゃあありませんか。

その都度私の方などはもちろん見ることもなく、独り風を楽しんでいる風だったけれど、ついには私との距離をほぼ目の前に詰めて来た。

そして、グッとこちらをみる。

あれ、ポーズ決めてる?

「撮ってもいいよ」

。。。。って今そう仰いました?

最後の写真撮った後、ジョナサンは何処かへ飛んで行きました。

この写真、見せることができたら、なんてコメントくれるかな。

という朝の一コマ。

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お立ち寄りくださりありがとうございました。

Out of my this week’s in-class project ~ 魂 (soul) ついて~

目に見えないけれど、誰もが持っているもの。そして一生モノ。生モノ。だから自分の中から掘り起こして向き合い大切に取り扱うもの。

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*Re-post* Patterns and Textures

*This is the repost as the video I had inserted earlier failed so it has been removed.*

今シーズンはまだビーチにちゃんと行ってなかった!

ということで今朝のウォーキングは少し足を延ばして一番近いビーチへ行きました。

これができるから、今住んでいるところから引っ越せないのです(笑)。靴を脱いで波打ち際を歩いき、地球とちゃんと繋がってきました。

I did not make occasions to go to beaches this summer, and I extended my regular walking up to the nearest beach this morning.

It was just before the beach gets busy with people coming out for morning swims.

Water was clear.

I soaked my bear foot on the water’s edge.

It was more than just refreshing,…. it was more like something making me relieved.  ….is it so called the ‘earthing’?

Kept walking along the edge then saw some art works by nature.  Lucky that it was before being squashed by the crowd.

The ripples created beautiful patterns on the sand which made me imagine something like smooth fabric.

Thank you our mother earth for this, i greatly appreciated!

 

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お立ち寄りくださりありがとうございました。

 

 

The Laughing Kookaburras

The lovely couple perched on the tree branch i passed by on my morning walk. They must have been romantic and humming or even chatting about the impeccable summer day that just began.

Yes they bursted out laughing,😊

気持ちよく晴れた或る夏の朝、ウォーキング途中で見かけた可愛い笑いカワセミのペア。同じ方を見ながら、何やら囁き合うのかと思いきや、期待を裏切らない豪快な笑い(鳴き)声。そうだ、これが彼ら流の囁きだったのかもとこちらも笑顔に。☺️

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The first post of 2021

Happy new year to my WP friends and visitors.  The world is still under the chaos, but still, I hope you had a fair and good time in the ’20/’21 festive season, as your wished manner. 

2020 was unusual year for most of people.  Yes, 2020 was very special year to me, not only by the virus and all the subsequent impacts it brought to us globally, but also by a lot of changes and things happened in my life, which I did not imagine a year ago the point where I am standing now.  It was like, I forgot about a lot of alarms I had set to bell sometime in my life story, and they started buzzing one after another.

I feel there is no more forgotten alarm to buzz, and feel it is time to be back on the network little by little.  

My 2021 resolution is to push my boundary away.  

明けましておめでとうございます。

昨年はコロナをはじめ、数々の出来事で世界が揺れました。誰もが少なからず影響を受けたのではないかと思いますが、去年の年末からこのお年始、少しでも安らぐ時間が過ごせていらしたら幸いです。

私も去年はこのウィルスとは無関係のところで、私生活にたくさんの変化と出来事があり、一年前には想像もしていないところに着地したようです。

自分に起きていることの模様眺めをしながら、大きな動きは一旦収まったように見えますので、しばらく遠ざかっていたブログに少しずつ戻ろうと思っています。

今年は自分の中にある境界線を押し広げる事でしょうか。小心者故にビビってばかりですが、愉しみながら歩みを進めていきたいと思います。

2021 bring it on!

Captured this sky art this morning at dawn

Thank you for stopping by. 

今年もよろしくお願いします。

A piece of work of the day 36 ~ Bleu

Another patchwork for the birthday card for friend who loves Bleu and Shiraz.

The two are very different in nature and are uniquely beautiful. I used Bleu for the model of the patchwork likely because his moon face was easy to modeling. 🙂

Shiraz (left) and Bleu

The both turned 15 years old this year. I will write about it on another blog.

我が家のブルシラこと、ブルーとシラズという2匹の猫を本当に可愛がってくれる友人へ充てた、バースデーカードのパッチワーク。モデルはブルさん。

丸顔でユーモアいっぱいの彼を狙ってみました。似てるかな?

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A piece of work of the day 35 ~ Love❤️Love❤️Love❤️

This was the card i made for my friend’s birthday back in June.

I brought some remaining wrapping papers or origami craft papers I collected, cut or hand cut them into small small pieces, then glued them randomly filling the inside of the heart template.Such a fun experimental work as it got.💕

友人のバースデーカードに、今年はパステルじゃなく、折り紙やラッピングペーパーを少しずつ取っておいたものでパッチワーク。

やりはじめたら愉しくて🎵

ハートがちょっとぷっくりし過ぎたかな😆

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