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

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T.G.I.Forfatter (writer)

(23 June 2018)

Did you know that Norwegian is the only language that I know in which the word “writer” starts with a letter “F.”  I looked, as you can see by the extensive list below!  Thus it is the only language I could use yesterday to fit our “TGIF: What It Really Means” category. I love the beauty and diversity of these languages.  I apologize about the confusion.  This is a next day edit to explain! Our contributing homeless artists write beautiful poetry and I believe could sell their works, if they were so inclined.  Johnny O’s poems have been shared on television in Denver and he belongs to a vibrant and very hip writers group there.  Cord’s poetry and photos are exquisite, each one a work of art.  So I wanted to encourage Cord, Johnny and anyone who has the courage to “sit down at a typewriter and bleed.”

“Any writer worth his salt writes to please himself…It’s a self-exploratory operation that is endless. An exorcism of not necessarily his demon, but of his divine discontent.” – Harper Lee

“Writing eases my suffering . . . writing is my way of reaffirming my own existence.” – Gao Xingjian

“I write because I don’t know what I think until I read what I say.” – Flannery O’Connor

“I just knew there were stories I wanted to tell.” – Octavia E. Butler

from Why I Write

TGIF – What It Really Means

Thank Goodness I’m a Forfatter*

*escritor
*skrywer
*shkrimtar
الكاتب*
*գրող
*yazıçı
*লেখক
*idazleak
*пісьменнік
*pisac
*magsusulat
*wolemba
*scritturi
*spisovatel
*schrijver
*verkisto
*kirjanik
*manunulat
*kirjailija
*écrivain
*skriuwer
*escritor
*მწერალი
*Schriftsteller
*συγγραφέας
*લેખક
*ekriven
*marubuci
*ka mea kākau
סופר*
*लेखक
*kws sau ntawv
*író
*rithöfundur
*onye edemede
*penulis
*scríbhneoir
*scrittore
*ライター
*ಬರಹಗಾರ
*жазушы
*អ្នកនិពន្ធ
*작가
*nivîskar
*жазуучу
*ນັກຂຽນ
*auctor
*rakstnieks
*rašytojas
*Schrëftsteller
*писател
*mpanoratra
*എഴുത്തുകാരൻ
*kittieb
*kaituhi
*लेखक
*зохиолч
*စာရေးဆရာ
*लेखक
لیکوال*
نویسنده*
*pisarz
*escritor
*ਲੇਖਕ
*scriitor
*писатель
*tusitala
*sgrìobhadair
*писац
*mongoli
*munyori
اديب*
*ලේඛකයෙක්
*spisovateľ
*pisatelj
*qoraa
*escritor
*nu nulis
*mwandishi
*Writer
*нависанда
*எழுத்தாளர்
*రచయిత
*นักเขียน
*yazar
*письменник
مصنف*
*yozuvchi
*người viết
*ysgrifennwr
*umbhali
שרייַבער*
*onkqwe
*umlobi

Source:  Google Translate.

 

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I hope you have a wonderful weekend.  If you get a moment, please send a prayer and/or good thoughts for two beautiful creatives souls and under1000skies’ artists, Johnny O who hasn’t been seen in a couple of weeks, and my son Ben Archer, missing since March 2, 2016.   ♡  Thank you. 

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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

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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.

TGIF 7: This Week under1000skies

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

This week we featured a beautiful photo and poem from MJ and photos and art work from Niki Flow.  Our About page also got an update:

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Today’s TGIF is just for fun. I don’t know who took this hilarious photo or who made the meme, but it made me laugh when I saw it. I hope you enjoy it.  Have a great weekend!

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 Journey Notes

The theme for the month of January is “journey.”  If you have a favorite quote or poem about “journey,” or the journey of life,  please leave a comment!

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

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

This week we featured three photos from Alisa Reagan

and one from Niki Flow

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Thank you for donating your beautiful photos! ♡

 

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NEWS

We have purchased under1000skies.com and under1000skies.org!

During 2017, we will be working to build both websites and have them up and running as soon as possible.  As you may have read, thanks to Bay Area Web Designers, we received a free year of hosting for our Domestic Violence advocacy and survivor site, Moonsongs.net which will go live by the end of March.  This will be a sister site to under100oskies.org.  Very often, women and children who are victims of domestic violence and other violent crimes become homeless.

 

 

One of our photographers and volunteer coordinator, Niki Flow, spent years with her youngest son homeless.  Niki lost her home and the contents of her home due to DV and stalking.   Most of that time, she and her son did not spend on the street but in DV shelters, with friends and family.  Domestic violence was also the cause of the death of her youngest son, Samuel Christopher.  Since then, Niki and her two older sons, Benjamin and Joseph, have been passionate about helping those who are homeless and who have been through trauma become — not just survivors — but a strong, connected tribe of thrivers.

 

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We’ll be using the Under1000skies.com site for our new store (coming soon!), and 100 percent of the profits from our products sold there will go to buy artist packs.  We’ll be selling things like cards, stationary and mouse pads using Niki Flow’s heart-people drawings, like the one above.  The under1000skies.org site is where we’ll have our artist gallery and daily photos.

 

 

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TGIF:  What It Really Means

T.his G.orgeous (Planner) I.s F.ree!

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This weeks TGIF is a cool #freebiefriday thanks to Liz Stevens Art.  She tweeted this today:

Thanks to for this gorgeous FREE printable planner that I’ve been using for 3 years

The Handmade Home 2017 Planner

I can’t wait to print this and start using it. Such a beautiful gift to the world! *cheering wildly* Thanks so much Ashley and Liz!! ♥

 

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What Do You Find Joyful? Beautiful?

The theme for the month of December is “joy.”  If you have a favorite quote about “joy,”  please leave a comment!  As always, we would love to feature your creative visions.  When we show each other what we find beautiful, we get a glimpse into each others’ hearts.

May you find joy every day.

♡. under1000skies

T.G.I.F. 3: This Week under1000skies

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

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I hope you enjoyed Thanksgiving week.  It was a nice break for us, but we’re very happy to be back to share lots of new Gems. Yesterday we shared this image and original poem by Niki Flow.   gems-2-70This month in December, our theme is joy and that includes anything that creates laughter as well.  There’s been a lot of sadness this year, and really tough major issues, for all of us.  Our hearts are pulled all over by our empathy, and every sadness hurts us as well. Laughter is healing.  We need more joy.  If you have any favorite quotes about joy, any photos that express joy in your life, any poems, artwork, or anything that you’ve created with joy or laughter, we’d love to feature your creativity in December.

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TGIF – “Twenty Guys In Fedora” – A Jazztizz Creation

This week’s TGIF is just for fun — an homage to the fedora and 20 guys that make it look good.  You can find this and other photos along with this theme the Pinterest Board:  TGIF – What It Really Means.   If you have any ideas for this board, let us know!  We’re working on a “20 gals” version, so if you have any favorite photos, send them into us!

 

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What Do You Find Beautiful?

As always, we would love to feature your creative visions.  When we know what someone finds beautiful, we get a glimpse into their hearts.

May you find joy every day under 1000 skies.   ♡.

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TGIF | This Week Under1000Skies

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

 

 

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THIS WEEK ON UNDER1000SKIES

Every Friday from now on we’ll be highlighting the posts of the week.  This week’s Gems include:  Photo (“Florida Flowers”) from Mike Downs.  photo (“NYC Looking Up”) and an original poem (“My Wish for You Today”) from Niki Flow.  Painting (“Dark Phoenix“)  from Marvel Comics.  The quotes shared are part of the Divine Feminine Series, Nos. 15-18, and are from Frida Kahlo, Louise Hay, Emma Goldman and Melanie Koulouris.

Frida Kahlo de Rivera, born Magdalena Carmen Frida Kahlo y Calderón was a Mexican painter known for her self-portraits. Kahlo’s life began and ended in Mexico City, in her home, which is known as “La Casa Azul,” the Blue House.

Louise Lynn Hay is an American motivational author and the founder of Hay House, she has authored several New Thought self-help books, including the 1984 book, You Can Heal Your Life.

Emma Goldman was an anarchist known for her political activism, writing, and speeches. She played a pivotal role in the development of anarchist political philosophy in North America and Europe in the first half of the 20th century.

Melanie Koulouris. (from her profile) “Wife to an amazing husband who is my soulmate. Stay home mom to my two beautiful babies, Olivia and Luca. Blogger, creative writer, and forever student of life. Writing has always been a passion of mine since I was very young. I have always considered myself a free spirit with a gypsy soul, surrendering to where ever life takes me. I am grateful to be able to share my quotes and sayings with you as well as others that bring me so much inspiration.”

 

TGIF:  What It Really Means

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Photographer unknown.  If you know the name, please let us know so we can credit this wonderful photo.  Thanks!

Every Friday we’ll also be adding something new:  a photo from “TGIF:  What It Really Means.”  This is a board on Pinterest and all are welcome to contribute.  The only criteria is that your description fits the acronym.

 

NEWS

We have a new page on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/under1000skies/

And a new account on Twitter:   https://twitter.com/under1000skies

We just purchased the domain, “under1000skies.com” and will be working on getting the website up and running as soon as possible.

To that end, we’ve entered a contest on Instagram held by Bay Area Website Design.  If you share this image (below) and contact Bay Area Website Design, you are automatically entered into the contest.

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