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mauri of me #48 ~ new growth

Similar to rewriting the narrative,

New growth comes … eventually.

It starts small … just a seed.

And given the right circumstances,

It grows …

And the possibilities

from here on out …

are endless.

#photography

My seedlings are growing 🙂

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photography ~ my backyard #111

#mybackyard #mybeach #beach #beachlife #lovingbeachlife #sunset #beauty #mybeauty #colours #oranges #reds #blues #photoblog #photograph #photography #kpm©

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dinner at the usual spot <3

No where else in the world

I’d rather be.

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reconciling the hormones #6

Hormones? or just 1st world problems? or both??

Whatever the fuck it is, heres yet another one … No its not earth shattering … its just one of my pet peeves that seems to have reached a pinnacle for Me.

I buy soap powder thats on special. I don’t do expensive, I do cheap and clean.

So I get the box, rip it open and am greeted with this:

To the untrained eye this is a normal scoopy thingy.

What pisses Me is it’s curves!

They drive Me nuts!! Why curve the fucking scoop? Whats the purpose? To make it looks artistic? It’s a fucking scoop!!

I know – OTT – but rationality has absolutely nothing to do with this equation for Me.

The scooper of my preference is this one:

Whilst rounded at the base, it is squared off at the top. Now for Me, thats more like it!!

So I decided to keep this beauty and biff the others. But every single packet of washing powder has those intruders in them, and every time I open them I have a melt down.

Ok, not a complete melt down … just a quick rant.

And this is the first time I’ve come out of the closet re my washing powder scooper utensil angst.

Whew … feels good to talk about these things and get that shit off my chest … 😉

Right … moving on …

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mauri of me #48 ~ persistent

When I was particularly depleted, aka sick as fuck … there were long portions of time, where I thought I might never ‘get up’ again. But even in those times, I was looking for a way to manage my shizz whilst flat on my face. And while I’m not a lover of that ‘down but not out’ shit, this is my version of that.

The way I see it, we are all dealing with shit, and thats usually made harder by the train of thought, or pressure, put on Us to ‘get better’, ‘be better’ … To get ‘Normal’, again. I’ve certainly had my fair share of this thinking process … and still struggle with it occasionally.

But by in large, my struggle is more with the practicalities of how to re-shape my world so I can manage it. Not re-shape it to fit what someone else thinks it, or I,  should look like.

And throughout all of that, I’m finding Me.

This years biggest struggle, although there has been a few, has been with my father. Theres many a post on Me trying to understand, process, analyze, let go, summarise and respond to the relationship that has and hasn’t been, between us.

Strangely and quite poetically I suppose, the last of my ‘letting go’ process with him, came out within my art. My art actually helped Me fill in the missing pieces and unfold a few other bits and pieces and let go of the last of it.

Which is why I ended up with 13 pieces for the exhibition. It’s also why the exhibition itself, became so important for Me to attend. It’s also why I posted the names and meanings of each piece over the last month. It’s also why I refer to it all again here.

I discovered, that my persistance for self honesty and transparency … a light soul pretty much … is part of what drives Me. It’s not money, or status, or importance, or intelligence …. or any of those surface bullshit things …

It’s living ‘light’.

I don’t do well with a heavy soul … and mine is somewhat naturally heavy and leans to the things that are heavier. But can be made even heavier whenever ‘unreal’ bullshit is taken on.

So this last little round-up of photos from the exhibition – while they may not be the finest looking filtered photographs  – they are Real.

They are Me.

Today, I high-five Me.

I’m one righteous individual ❤

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such a grown up thing to do:

Much to my surprise, I ended up selling a few of my exhibition pieces. I don’t usually sell and I think thats been more about the emotional attachment that I have with each piece I do.

But this time, alot of that emotional attachment wasn’t there. Maybe it’s because it was all such a cathartic process … I’m not sure really.

But any who … As tempted as I was to buy really really necessary items of shit like:

  • Shoes
  • M&Ms
  • Shoes

I decided instead to invest in my Art 🙂

So I bought these puppies instead!

Feeling like a grown up right now lol.

 

4x 30×30 stretched canvas

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interrupting the routine commentary for an nz update:

$6.20 for 500g of butter!

Wtf New Zealand!

Land of milk and honey my ass!

#photograph: 500g block of butter

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exhibition art ~ mauri

mauri

Mauri

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exhibition art ~ tū-te-wehiwehi

tū-te-wehiwehi

Tū-te-wehiwehi

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exhibition art ~ mahara

mahara

Mahara

#abstractart #abstract #art #sculpture #mixedmedia #construction #industrial #memories #love #exhibitionart #mahara #consciousness #remember #cosmoslogy #maori #tangatawhenua #aotearoa #culture #resistance #selfdetermination #resolving #unfolding #responding #@kpmartistactivist

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