MENTAL NOTE #144, FRUSTRATIONS!

MENTAL NOTE #144: FRUSTRATIONS WITH ART SITES THAT SOUND ‘GREAT’, BUT ARE A NIGHTMARE TO NAVIGATE!

You know what I mean? Have you been there, done that? I have.

You spend your PRECIOUS TIME reading their terms, what benefits they promise member artists, and all of that jazz.

So….Being All excited, you sign up. Everything is good — no hiccups. GREAT! You can’t wait to upload your artwork and start earning mucho dinero like never before. RIGHT!

Then, you get to the point where you need to start uploading your art images. AND THAT’S WHEN THE NIGHTMARE BEGINS! FRUSTRATIONS START!

AFTER your 10th Cup of Coffee, and two hours have been lost from your “LIFE-CLOCK”, and your 101st “Mutha-fuûcķ’a!” You say, “Screw THIS!” (Or the expletive of your choice)

I’m not sure about you, but this happens to me, A LOT! (Or, sometimes….I wanted to be dramatic)

We all have a very limited time on this planet, and being an Artist/Art Photographer in these crazy-Ass times, is not easy: Nothing good was ever easy! Or is it, ‘Nothing Easy is Ever Good!’

☆ Add on to the deductions from your “Life-Clock”, the URGENCY IN LIFE INCREASES if you OWN A DISEASE that doctors say will likely reduce your life expectancy — I own ANKYLOSING SPONDYLITIS (AS). Doctors always remind patients like me (SPONDYs/AS’ers), of our mortality. Doctors say something like, “Nawfal, typically AS’ers die at a younger age, so you can expect to die soon,” or something similar to that.

My response is: “Hey Doc! Thanks a lot for reminding me….I guess I’ll be going back to therapy.”

NEVERTHELESS, I plan to stay as healthy as possible, anyway. BUT ONE THING I CAN’T STAND, is frustrating, time-wasting, Art-Selling membership websites that DO NOT WORK, or do not NAVIGATE easily, and which simply waste more of my extra-limited time from my Life-Clock!

I try new sites often, but usually abandon them quickly when they reveal themselves as being too FRUSTRATING!

Maybe some of you can relate to what I’m saying here.

TWISTED SUFFOCATION

TWISTED SUFFOCATION — Rorschach Art Photography, by Nawfal Johnson

THE INFLUENCE FOR THIS WORK:

“UNSEEN” ~ By THE GHOST INSIDE.

Here are the first two verses of this song: These words hit me kind of hard, as I recently lost someone close to me.

“Unseen”: ~”One foot in the grave and one hand in the sky
Heaven comes with a price
If all I know is Hell
How will I ever find paradise?
Rabid are the wolves within
That hunt with a vengeful sickness
When the innocent lose their innocence
How can they find forgiveness? ~ It took everything
To find a shred of hope in only shadows of me
So am I guilty for trying to put my mind at ease?
This pain is unseen.” ~

THE GHOST INSIDE

ARTWORK Title & SERIES DESCRIPTION :

“TWISTED SUFFOCATION, Edit E”.

Creation Date: 8 April 2021
Copyright 2021 Nawfal Johnson.
All Rights Reserved.
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☆ You can buy Fine Art Prints and Gallery Quality Canvas of my Artwork, TWISTED SUFFOCATION, at this Link:

https://www.imagekind.com/TWISTED-SUFFOCATION-Edit-E_art?imid=41d5c347-20f7-4a5a-950d-9918baf46049

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MIRRORED ABSTRACT PHOTOGRAPHY” (aka “RORSCHACH ABSTRACT PHOTOGRAPHY”) Series Years: 2007 to Present (On-Going). These pieces are colour and Black & White, abstract images that are designed with a mirrored effect, also known as Rorschach Art. Sometimes the mirrored image is an exact opposite-duplicate for both sides. However, in some cases, one half is ALMOST a mirrored duplicate, but with a few compositional differences. Some pieces are urban, others rural…some have a mechanical or structural-chaotic focus. At times, the formations you can see in the artworks may appear ominous, even scary, or evil. Nevertheless, the viewer of my portfolio can decide for themselves what they see in these MIRRORED ABSTRACT PHOTOGRAPHY images.

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Mirrored, RORSCHACH, NawfalJohnson, Art, Photography, ABSTRACT, Complex, Psychological, Twisted, weeds, UNSEEN,

MENTAL NOTE #139, YOUR MOST IMPORTANT HABIT TO ABIDE BY IN LIFE!

ALL RIGHT! LISTEN UP! MENTAL NOTE #139: YOUR MOST IMPORTANT HABIT TO ABIDE BY IN LIFE!

Repeat after Me, and KEEP REPEATING THIS MANTRA UNTIL….FOREVER!

“THE DEVIL IS IN THE DETAILS! THE DEVIL IS IN THE DETAILS! THE DEVIL IS IN THE DETAILS…!”

I suggest the repeating of this mantra until you die…basically.

Repeat because — You are bound to Fûučķ this one up over-and-over in your life.

SAMMAEL, TRANSMOGRIFICATION II, Edit D, NEW in the FIRE PORTRAITS PHOTOGRAPHY SERIES

SAMMAEL

SAMMAEL, TRANSMOGRIFICATION II, Edit D

Title: “SAMMAEL, TRANSMOGRIFICATION II, Edit D”.


Creation Date: 28 January 2021.
Fire Portraits” Series.
Series Years: 2016 – 2021 (On-Going).
Influence: “To Reign in Hell” novel by Steven Brust.
Art Photographs: Photography of fire shaped into Portrait-like imagery, of the characters, angels, in “To Reign in Hell”, written by Steven Brust.
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  • Please Consider Purchasing Fine Art Prints For Sale at my @Imagekind Sales Gallery, Here is the Link at Imagekind:

https://www.imagekind.com/SAMMAEL-TRANSMOGRIFICATION-II-Edit-D_art?imid=c282f219-32ee-4aa9-a8ce-13956ad8d931

Note 1: After doing the first art photo, I said to myself, “I’m seeing some faces from Brust’s novel in this image, and I need to investigate, and work this out further to see what develops.”

Note 2: One very interesting aspect of Brust’s story is that all of the angels were essentially good until a conflict and deception arose among the angels. On top of that, the three “evil” angels in the story ( evil according to many ‘modernised’ views…modern being several thousand years for Satan/Lucifer/Devil, and hundreds for Mephisto ) — Satan and Lucifer are the same entity, and Mephistopheles is the name invented for the historical Johann Georg Faust (c. 1480–c. 1540), and in demonology, Mephistopheles was “one of the seven chief devils and the tempter of Faust”. Nevertheless, in Brust’s story, Satan and Lucifer are “First-Borns”, and Mephistopheles is an archangel, not of the devils or demons, but he is Fallen.

Note 3: My Brust angels are a contradiction because they are made of fire. Angels, “fallen” or not, made of fire, I think is a contradiction.

Note 4: Sammael is a fallen archangel, and the Lord of Destruction. Some think this was Lucifer’s original name. The Jews think he is the archangel of the AMALEKITES (Gentiles) — Fine. Bring IT!


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MENTAL NOTE #125, FREEDOM

MENTAL NOTE #125: FREEDOM — “Every thought should be uttered freely, fearlessly…”

I have been very troubled with the current and horrendous change in my country’s political environment, where a complete silence of Free Speech is in the process — that is — Free Speech will be silenced for ALL PEOPLE who oppose tyranny, and oppose the destruction of their country, to a new leader who loves his ‘Great New Reset’. T r u m p did nothing to stop this from happening; but under a Beiijing-Biiden admin, it is going to be worse, and you will see that unfold for yourself, very, very, soon.

Once again, I must turn our attention to the Sage, and the Great Master Painter, Robert Henri:

“It is better that every thought should be uttered freely, fearlessly, than that any great thought should be denied utterance for fear of evil. It is only through complete independence that all goodness can be spoken, that all purity can be found. Even indecency is bred of restriction not of freedom, for how can the spirit which controls the ethical side of life be trusted except through the poise that is gained by exercise? When we think honestly, we never desire individuals bound hand and foot, and the ethical side of man’s nature we cannot picture as overwhelmed and smothered with regulations if we are to have a permanent human goodness; for restrictions hide vice, and freedom alone bears morality.”

Henri, R., & Ryerson, M. (1958). The art spirit, by Robert Henri: notes, articles, fragments of letters and talks to students, bearing on the concept and technique of picture making, the study of art generally, and on appreciation, compiled by Margery Ryerson. J.B. Lippincott.

MENTAL NOTE #124, THE FEAR OF DEATH

MENTAL NOTE #124: THE FEAR OF DEATH I SEE IN MY CATS’ EYES WHEN THEY REALIZE THEY ARE GOING TO DIE, NEVER FAILS TO BREAK MY HEART.

Many of you, my long-time readers, know that my wife and I, rescue endangered mother and baby cats off the streets. We also rescue injured male cats, and get them healthy…and happy, we hope.

For some, through illness, age, or injury, they unfortunately die. There is NOTHING that we, or any veterinarian can do to save them. For these cats, it is just a matter of time.

I have experienced the process of death with probably dozens of cats, who we have rescued, but due to injury, age, or critical illness, nothing can be done for them….It is a matter of time, and much suffering is endured as the death process takes control.

The most terrifying thing for our cats who are dying, is when they finally realize they are going to die.

There is a tremendous terror I see in their eyes as their brightness, turns to fear and despair. They can do nothing, as they struggle for that next breath. There is nothing I can do, except be there with them, as they breath that last painful intake of oxygen. All I can do is to attempt to let them know they are not alone.

I can only imagine how terrified they must feel, but cannot do anything to stop death, to cheat death is impossible.

Nevertheless, each time I go through a cat’s struggles with death, it is just as painful for me each time, and more so, with cats I have known for many years.

I have a cat, Batman, she seems to be dying … I’ve seen the signs, I see the death-terror now in her eyes.

We can give medications, and we have, and hope she recovers, but it may be too late already.

I never quite get used to this death struggle, and maybe you are not supposed to. Maybe this cycle of experiencing death, is preparing me for that terror I will probably feel, when I realize I’m going to die. I wonder, how can anyone really be prepared for their own death: I don’t think so.

All I know is that it breaks my heart to stare into the eyes of my cats, when they understand they will no longer exist soon.

MENTAL NOTE #123, LOL, TWITTER SO CONCERNED OVER CENSORSHIP IN UGANDAN ELECTIONS, MEANWHILE, BEARDMAN-BAD CENSORS 10’S OF THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE IN AMERICA FOR HAVING DIFFERENT POLITICAL BELIEFS, INCLUDING THE PRESIDENT’S ACCOUNTS, WELCOME TO ULTRA-CLOWNWORLD!

This is just Too Pathetic:

MENTAL NOTE #123, LOL, TWITTER SO CONCERNED OVER CENSORSHIP IN UGANDAN ELECTIONS, MEANWHILE, BEARDMAN-BAD CENSORS 10’S OF THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE IN AMERICA FOR HAVING DIFFERENT POLITICAL BELIEFS, INCLUDING THE PRESIDENT’S ACCOUNTS, WELCOME TO ULTRA-CLOWNWORLD!

Oh my! CLOWN-WORLD 2021! Are the Fascist Technocrat Oligarchs so delusional as to think we all forgot that they just purged 10’S of Thousands of ‘Wrong-Think’ individuals from their very own platforms?!? And then, they, Beardman in this case, comes out with his soapbox screaming that censorship is heinous in an ‘Open-and-Freedom-Loving-Internet’, Honk-Honk!

IT IS LIKE THE BIG-TECH GIANTS, LIKE ZUCKERBORG, BEARDMAN DORSEY, BALDY-BOY BEZOS, WONKY-MAD FASCOJENSKY, and a Few Others, HAVE TAKEN OVER THE ROLE OF THE ‘STATE’ OF MUSSOLINI’S FASCISM, TO CONTROL & DECIDE “WHAT IS SAFE” (ACCORDING TO THEM), IN THE FORM OF MASS POPULATION CONTROL, AND USING BLATANT CENSORSHIP TO DO IT!

KEEPING THE ‘DUMB MASSES SAFE’ Seems TO COME STRAIGHT FROM THE MUSSOLINI PLAYBOOK:

“PERSONAL SAFETY of the Citizens”….”PEACEFUL conditions of life”, LMAO, Mussolini was also a Comedian! History is coming back to haunt us! However now, the hybrid BIG-TECH Oligarchs who Act Like the Government, have more power than any government! BUT DON’T WORRY: BIG-TECH IS CENSORING AND DISAPPEARING AND DOXING PEOPLE BECAUSE they have your Personal Safety, and a want for a Peaceful Society, in their hearts, AS THEY FOMENT DIVISION, HATE, FAVOURITISM, AND HAVE TAKEN CONTROL OF THE LIBERTIES THEY THINK YOU CAN AND CAN’T HAVE — But it’s because they love you.

MENTAL NOTE #122, HOW SAFE DO YOU THINK YOUR BLOG IS ON WORDPRESS, FROM FASCIST CENSORSHIP OR COMPLETE CANCELLATION? Please Answer my Blog Poll, and Let Your Readers know about my Poll, I think We ALL need to Be Somewhat Concerned About Our 1st Amendment Rights at this Point in History (or Whatever Guarantees You may have for Free Speech in Your Country)

I’ve Never embedded a Poll before or used CrowdSignal, so, I hope this Works.

MENTAL NOTE #110, MY 800TH BLOG POST AT NAWFALNUR.WORDPRESS!

MENTAL NOTE #110, MY 800TH BLOG POST AT NAWFALNUR.WORDPRESS.COM/ !

I was trying to remember what year I started my NawfalNur.WordPress.com/ blog: This is my second oldest blog, and my recently ‘retired’ blog, Smokephotographist.WordPress.com/ , is my oldest blog — I started exhibiting my Fine Art Photography, and writing and publishing on the subjects of PHOTOGRAPHY, Art, and related information, at Smokephotographist.WordPress.com/ , in 2005. Thus, my guess, without purposefully looking it up, is that NawfalNur.WordPress.com/ was founded in 2007. Therefore, I think this blog is about 13, or thereabouts, years old.

BY THE WAY, WORDPRESS was founded in May 2003, so I’ve been blogging (since April 2005) for ALMOST as long as WORDPRESS has been around. I’m an ‘OldTimer’!

I usually publish and exhibit my Fine Art Photography here. HOWEVER …

This year, I started an ongoing ‘Philosophical’ (sort of) series, titled “MENTAL NOTES”, and actually I have many more than 110 MENTAL NOTEs: For some odd, mental reason, I got MAJORLY STUCK at MENTAL NOTE #31! FOR SEVERAL WEEKS, I was publishing MENTAL NOTES at #31, so I had MENTAL NOTEs numbering, #31.1, 31.2 … MENTAL NOTE #31.9736482, LOL!, UNTIL I felt one of my new MENTAL NOTEs seemed like a #32.

Therefore, I have no idea of the exact number of MENTAL NOTEs published so far, but I would guess somewhere between 125 to 145 … probably.

I could have dedicated a New Blog to my MENTAL NOTES Series; however, starting a new blog is not the best way to get a lot of people to see content you want them to see. It is a slow process to gain followers at a new blog!

After retiring Smokephotographist.WordPress.com/ , I asked people to Goto my Newest Art Photography Blog, http://TheSmokephotographist.WordPress.com/ and support me over there … it was a Simple click of the button / Link, to goto my new Blog and Hit Subscribe!

It may take a total of 20 Seconds to Support me at my new Art Photography Blog … BUT I WAS A BIT DISAPPOINTED that ONLY A HANDFUL of my current subscribers took the small amount of time, and small effort, to Subscribe and Support me at my New Blog, TheSmokephotographist.WordPress.com/ . I think you too, would be slightly disappointed, don’t you think, if you had such low results from a simple request for help.

Therefore, that showed me that even when I asked for help from present subscribers at my old blog, to support me at my NEW Blog, ( http://TheSmokephotographist.WordPress.com/ ) , it was like pulling teeth to get people to help me out with that small request. NEVERTHELESS, I was Very-VERY Happy with the people who took the effort to show their support for me.

If you start a new blog, please let me know, because I will show my support,

… as long as your new blog is not something on the EXTREME FRINGE of subject matter … or it is a blog focusing on a philosophy that I ethically and morally cannot support — but I don’t think anyone here who presently subscribes to my blogs is into EXTREMELY fringe and majorly controversial subjects that I am vehemently against.

Therefore, starting a new blog is not easy, even if you have a reasonable following at other blogs you publish.

If you want to start a new subject series, it is basically more efficient to work it into your present blog(s), in my opinion. That is what I did with my MENTAL NOTEs SERIES — I just made it a regular subject at my established blog. You may find that useful information for your own blog, if you want to start writing on a new topic, on a regular basis.

Anyway, that’s about all I want to write about in this Blog Post Number 800, and in contemplating life in the Blogosphere, in MENTAL NOTE #110.

MENTAL NOTE #106, STOP REFERRING TO THE GLOBALISTS AS ‘ELITES’, BECAUSE THEY ARE NOT!

MENTAL NOTE #106, STOP REFERRING TO THE GLOBALISTS AS ‘ELITES’, BECAUSE THEY ARE NOT!

“Elite” defined:

elite ĭ-lēt′, ā-lēt′►

  • n.A group or class of persons considered to be superior to others because of their intelligence, social standing, or wealth.

☆☆☆ THEY ARE NOT SUPERIOR TO THE REST OF US! ☆☆☆

BETTER TERMS TO DESCRIBE GLOBALISTS :

  • Psychopaths
  • Mutants
  • Egomaniacal
  • Egomaniacs
  • Sociopaths
  • Power-Mad
  • Eugenicists
  • Supremacist-delusional
  • Insane
  • Communists
  • Tyrants
  • Demonic
  • Hell-Spawn
  • Propagandists
  • Deceivers
  • Liars
  • Warpers-of-Reality
  • Enemies of Moral Society
  • Greedy
  • Necromancers of Lies
  • Etc.

By calling them “Elites” we feed their supremacist egos, and we cheapen our value, and we don’t want to do that!