Straight Speaking

 

Straight Speaking Cochise

I hope you’re having a beautiful day. ♡

I confess there was another reason for halting the daily photos for under1000skies. I struggle with panic disorder and agoraphobia. Since we began three years ago, I have yet to go to the city and personally hand an artist pack to any homeless person. I am good at organization and get many things done online but until I was able to do the work I was asking my volunteers to do I felt like a fraud. I believe this is what I need to do next — the next-right thing. I need to find a way to become personally face-to-face involved. When I learned about the ministroke and damage to emotion and language centers of my brain, I believed that having a label and a physical reason and starting point for everything that’s wrong with my brain was a cure in and of itself.. I believed naming it and knowing it’s source would make it lose it’s power over me. This seemed to work for a while but I’m back to the same implosion of space, finding it difficult to push beyond boundaries again. I thought I should tell you this because you’ve been generous with your support, and with providing beautiful quotes and photographs, and this only added to my guilt of being unable to do what is the absolute heart of this service: to meet these artists, these men and women who are currently between homes, to speak to them and ask them personally what they find beautiful, and to tell them about my dream of connecting creative souls like them around the world through photography and the Internet. Until I can do that I’m just propping up other peoples’ good work — or at least that’s how it feels to me. Thank you for listening. 💕.

Niki Flow

♡. under1000skies
We are photographers,
writers, artists & advocates
serving and connecting
homeless creatives.

Planting Seeds

I hope you’re having a beautiful day. ♡
Here’s what’s happening ¤ under1000skies ¤

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Art by Niki Flow

We have purchased the domain under1000skies.org and under1000skies.com.   When the sites are ready, we hope to have photos and/or drawings from our homeless creatives to share on under1000skies.org.  We’ll be using under1000skies.com as our stationary store site.  All profits from sales from this online store go toward buying artist packs.  As soon as it’s done we’ll announce it.

Until we meet again, may you find joy and beauty every day on your journey,

♡. under1000skies
We are photographers,
writers, artists & advocates
serving and connecting
homeless creatives.

T.G.I.F 11: What It Really Means

I hope you’re having a beautiful day. ♡
Here’s what’s happening ¤ under1000skies ¤

This week we featured two beautiful photos from the Reagan family as well as a beautiful painting from an unknown artist and a photo from an unknown photographer.  (If you know either one please let us know so we can credit their creations!)

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T.G.I.F. – What It Really Means

Happy Friday!  Today’s TGIF is a gorgeous painting from Daryl Mandryk — “Return of Tarzan” originally found on Digital Art Gallery. The link is no longer available, but Daryl’s website is here.

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“Return of Tarzan” by Daryl Mandryk

 

T.arzan,

G.orilla

I.tensely

F.ighting

Journey Notes

The theme for the month of February will be “beauty.” because when we show each other what we find beautiful, we get a glimpse into each others’ hearts.  If you have a favorite quote or poem about “beauty,” please let us know!

May you find joy and beauty every day on your journey,

♡. under1000skies
We are photographers,
writers, artists & advocates
serving and connecting
homeless creatives.

Gems 3.20

I hope you’re having a beautiful day. ♡
Here’s another light-filled ¤ Gem ¤

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Journey Notes

The theme for the month of February will be “beauty.” because when we show each other what we find beautiful, we get a glimpse into each others’ hearts.  If you have a favorite quote or poem about “beauty,” please let us know!

May you find joy and beauty every day on your journey,

♡. under1000skies
We are photographers,
writers, artists & advocates
serving and connecting
homeless creatives.

Gems 3.19

I hope you’re having a beautiful day. ♡
Here’s another light-filled ¤ Gem ¤

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Journey Notes

Special thanks to the Reagan family for contributing this beautiful photo.  The theme for the month of February will be “beauty.” because when we show each other what we find beautiful, we get a glimpse into each others’ hearts.  If you have a favorite quote or poem about “beauty,” please let us know!

May you find joy and beauty every day on your journey,

♡. under1000skies
We are photographers,
writers, artists & advocates
serving and connecting
homeless creatives.

Gems 3.18

I hope you’re having a beautiful day. ♡
Here’s another light-filled ¤ Gem ¤

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Journey Notes

Special thanks to the Reagan family for contributing this beautiful photo and to Rajni for submitting this great quote.  The theme for the month of February will be “beauty.”  If you have a favorite quote or poem about “journey,” or the journey of life,  or “beauty,” please let us know!

May you find joy and beauty every day on your journey,

♡. under1000skies
We are photographers,
writers, artists & advocates
serving and connecting
homeless creatives.

Gems 3.17

I hope you’re having a beautiful day. ♡
Here’s another light-filled ¤ Gem ¤

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Photographer unknown.

Journey Notes

The theme for the month of January is “journey” and for February, “beauty.”  If you have a favorite quote or poem about “journey,” or the journey of life,  or “beauty,” please let us know!

May you find joy and beauty every day on your journey,

♡. under1000skies
We are photographers,
writers, artists & advocates
serving and connecting
homeless creatives.

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