Gems 4.147

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

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Photo by Orlando, Heidelberg, Pixabay

 

Special thanks to John Olander, one of our favorite featured artists, for sharing this wonderful song.  I love the guitar rift intro especially and Eric Bibb’s smooth jazz voice. Thank you dear Johnny O.

Special thanks also to Richard Keys Photo Sociology, for offering his beautiful photos to be used any time we like for our daily quotes.  You’ll be seeing some of Richard’s photos next week.  Thanks so much Richard!

In the meantime, if you know any homeless artists who would like their poems, photos or art featured on under1000skies as well as our accounts on TwitterPinterestInstagramG+ and through our email list, please pass on our information. Thank you!

Have a great weekend.

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serving and connecting
homeless creatives.

 

Gems 3.50

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

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 Journey Notes

Special thanks to Mike Downs for contributing today’s photo.  The theme for June will be “silence,” “listening,” “stillness,” and “sacred space.”   If you have a favorite quote about any or all of those, please let us know!

Your Creativity

As always, we would love to feature your creative visions.  If you would like to contribute photos, art work, short poems/stories, quotes, time, etc., please see our “About Us” page for details.  When we show each other what we find beautiful, we get a glimpse into each others’ hearts.  .

May you find joy every day of your journey through life,

♡. under1000skies

☼ A “Giftivism” Initiative ☼
 We are photographers,
writers, artists & advocates
serving and connecting
homeless creatives.

 

Gems 3.1

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 January is “journey.”  If you have a favorite quote about “journey,” or the journey of life,  please leave a comment! As you may have noticed, we started a new number series.  The Gem today (“3.1.”) begins our third year, and is the first we’ve published.  Happy New Year from all of us!

Your Creations

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.  If you would like to contribute a photo, poem, story or piece of art for limited use on our website, please send us a note.  You always retain full rights.   Your work will be shared on Instagram with credit, and the link to the page here shared on Twitter and Facebook.

About US

Our About Us page got a update today.  This is our new logo/blurb to explain what we are about in a few words:

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May you find joy every day of your journey.

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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.

T.G.I.F. – What It Really Means

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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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OUR 2nd BIANNUAL GALLERY SHOW

I hope you’re having a beautiful day. ♡
Here’s some exciting news about our light-filled ¤ Gems! ¤

Thank you to everyone who has supported, followed, liked and commented our blog since our first Gems last fall.  It is with great pleasure that we announce our Second Biannual Gallery Show in support of The Gems Project!

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Before the Storm in Delaware City by Niki Flow

OUR PHOTOGRAPHERS AND ARTISTS

Below, you can view our Gems by specific contributing artist.  Special thanks and a big shout-out to these talented artists who have so generously shared their inspirations with us:

Ben Archer

Chip Haldane

Contessa Brown

Michael Downs

Nicole Huguenin

Niki Flow

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If you would donate photos, art or to volunteer, please see our About “The Gems Project” Page. We need photographers, artists, volunteers, art and photography lovers to spread the word and, of course, donations for the Artist Packs.  If you have any thoughts or questions please leave a comment below. 

Thanks so much again for visiting!

 

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