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What’s so bad about overthinking? / monoprint

the warrior

I often hear people say, “Don’t overthink it.” when someone is mentally stuck on any certain subject. I never studied psyche so I can only tell my own experience. I’m an over thinker and I feel fine.

If you have a busy life you might feel like you have to decide anything right then so overthinking seems bad but if you retire you have time to reflect on everything and you can figure out a lot of your own life’s problems and the problems of others. Then you can learn from it and accept it. That’s when you get some peace in your mind. You have to go over it again and again in your head. until it goes away.

The same goes for small problems. Take your time deciding, make the better decision. Don’t let anyone rush you.

This kind of life I’m living would drive you crazy if you were an extrovert. I’m neither an introvert or an extrovert so it took a long time to get used to. Now I kind of like it. I’m free. And because my life is so simple I have endless inspiration and something else money can’t buy, intuition. It’s not ESP, it comes from trying to figure out whatthehell happened and seeing trends. Do you know what I mean? A person that never contemplates never gets intuition.

algorithms sucking marginalized people down rabbit holes / monoprint

This is a problem that recently came to my attention.

There are a lot of people out there who are not a part of society in general. They don’t have close ties to friends and family to run ideas by and help them decide what’s real and what’s fake on the internet. They also have more time on their hands to look up a topic and follow it online.

When someone like that does a search on a subject like, is the world flat? they find cool pictures of a flat Earth. They keep looking at flat Earth pix, because it’s more fun than looking at a real photo of the Earth from space. Then the algorithm thinks they want to see more fake news topics and they get led to more and more things like conspiracy theories, fake news, etc. That person might not realize it but they are being fed nonsense by the computer. It is becoming a danger to society. People are becoming more radicalized because of this.

waves and dunes are the same thing. / mono print

this is a close up

Waves and dunes are the same shapes. They both are always moving but you don’t notice the dune moving. They’re so much alike you could dress a dune up in wave colors, tell people it’s a wave and everyone would believe you.

this is the full view of my mono print.

I want to paint waves but it’s too hot to hang around on the beach. I used my sketch of a dune and did a palette knife painting of it with wave colors from memory, then folded the paper in half to make a mono print.

this is my palette knife painting before I smooshed it.

Dunes are like waves in another way, they’re breaking.

In my dune sketch there is some plant life on top of the dune and the sand breaks below the vegetation. So instead of painting that part green I used white and it would put the white water of a breaking wave in the right place. It’s me dressing a dune in wave colors.

This mono print is a variation of the dune painting I’m working on and hope to finish tomorrow if I can get up early enough to be at the beach before it gets too hot.

connections to the past / mono prints

Isn’t it funny when your kid thinks they’re smarter than you?

If you lived through some bad stuff and people tell you to, “Let it go”, that might not be good advice.

You might think you know what happened but you might not figure it all out until you’re over 50!

If it’s on your mind when you’re trying to sleep years later, there’s a lesson in there for you that you didn’t get yet.

We have to learn from the bad stuff because more bad stuff might happen and we will be better able to deal with it if we know what didn’t work before.

Blue Angels spot UFOs / mono print

My Blue Angels came out funny looking. Should I try again?

50 years ago when I was visiting my Grandma she always had tabloids with articles of great interest to me. UFOs were a thing back then but the people who reported them were laughed at and the Navy pilots that saw them were told not to report it.

So, they’ve been hanging around the Earth for at least 50 years possibly thousands of years or even more. Why don’t they kill all of us? Maybe they like us as we like dinosaurs.

Now it’s in the news here that UFOs are in our restricted air space off the coast of Virginia and California and now the government wants the reports from the Navy pilots. The govt. is saying, “Yes, we know they’re up there.”