Ing’s Street Art “My Little Red Shoes”, “Elephant Bath” and “In the Midst of Troubles, I Seek Peace” Part 1

 

Ing’s Street Art “My Little Red Shoes”, “Elephant Bath” and

“In the Midst of Troubles, I Seek Peace”

Halsey Street, Newark, New Jersey, USA

Part 1

 

Thanks to the sun for giving life to my plants, provided it is the optimum condition for my plants grow beautifully.  The colorful full flowers give a pleasant sight for the people who pass by.

I appreciate everyone who is helpful to others.  In this case I am very lucky and thankful to my husband, John Watts who helped me stretch the canvas and hang up my painting.

I produced the original painting, “My Little Red Shoes” in 1996. 

In the Midst of troubles, I Seek Peace

 

Cultivating my gardens

To show their beauty

Green leaves of different shapes

Extend out to obtain the sun

 

I water them every day

In the extreme hot, hot sun

I spray water on the plants

 

The mist of water

Reaches over the leaves

And colorful variety of flowers

 

Yellow, red, pink, purple, Orange

In the green ocean of light

And dark green leaves

 

As I spent my time

With my plants in the gardens

Either in front of our shop

Or at the backyard garden

 

It is a utopian time

When I seek my Peace with Nature

 The plants in our backyard garden, 2021

I produced “Elephant Bath” in 1999.

In the Midst of troubles, I Seek Peace

 

“This is very beautiful”

“And feels very peaceful”

A voice spoke from a man who walked by me

As I looked back

Seeing two eyes

Showing the only part of his face

Still visible beyond the mask

 

COVID –19 Is

“In the Midst of our Troubles”

 

With his focus on plants

He seeks Peace in the beauty of nature

 

 

In the Midst of troubles, I Seek Peace

 

“Do you sell the flowers”

A pretty lady asked me

 

The flowers are for everyone who

Passes by to see something pleasant

 

The pretty lady smiles happily

Noticing the flowers

 

My wish has come true

We are seeking peace with nature

 

 

In the Midst of troubles, I Seek Peace

 

“Is that your painting?”

A young man asked me

 

“Yes!  Are you an artist too?”

I asked

 

“I did some drawing, but not like this.”

He responded

 

“The plants are beautiful!”

The young man commented

 

I smile with happiness

Sharing with others

With my best ability

One human being to another

We are seeking peace with nature 

 


  

In the Midst of troubles, I Seek Peace

 

The car door opens

Appear a woman with a child”

“Look!  Beautiful flowers.”

She points at the flowers

The child’s big eyes wild open

Smiles responding to his mommy

 

“See yellow flowers!”

I point at a group of marigold flowers

 

“How old is he?” I ask

 

“Two years old” She replies

 

“Our two grandsons come to stay with us twice a week”

“One is going to be six years old next month”

“One and a half years old,

The young one who is very busy bee”

 

“He is very busy bee too”

She responds to our conversation

 

Parents and grandparents understand

The lives around the little ones

 

Our grandsons give me joy

Seeing them healthy and playful

 

 Visualizing the young ones in my mind

As I lay down sleep at night

Smiling with peaceful sleep

Tomorrow my two little ones will be here

 

A Black yellow spotted swallowtail butterfly on very large pink flowers.

A Black light blue spotted swallowtail butterfly on a very large pink flower.

A golden swallowtail butterfly on an orange flower.

A monarch butterfly on very large yellow flowers.

A monarch butterfly on jade plant flowers.

A monarch butterfly on golden rods flowers.

A golden swallowtail butterfly on mixed colorful flowers and golden rods flowers.

 I miss doing my artwork.  I do not have a quiet time to be able to concentrate on composing the artwork.  This may be due to worry about the COVID-19 virus epidemic, especially during the last administration that caused about 500,000 (Five hundred thousand) people to die.  Almost every day there was some controversial news that came from the presidential twitter account, from the White house.  I had to listen to the news carefully in order to be aware of the circumstances. There was no peaceful time to contemplate doing my artwork.  But now that the Biden administration has far less controversy, I can begin to have some time to think and even feel affect of missing doing the artwork.

This year my Butterfly bush trees have more beautiful large purple and white flowers than in past years.  I saw more butterflies came to drink the nectar from the flowers.  Three weeks ago, I saw six monarch butterflies drinking the nectar from one of the butterfly bush trees and more on the other trees.  I could not get a good picture because they were very busy, flying here and there.  Not one of them stayed still long enough for me to capture the image.  In previous years, I was lucky to be able to capture photographs different types of butterflies.  I also found some of the older flower photographs that I like.  So, I combined the butterfly photographs with the flower photographs.  The result is the above pictures of different butterflies and flowers in our garden that I was enjoyed capturing in photographs, in previous years.

 Ing-On Vibulbhan-Watts, Friday, October 1, 2021


 

Peace with Nature                    Happy 6th Birthday Kai

Grandpa John and I are very happy that

you read so well today.  Now, you can read for

Bodhi and your classmates.

Love,

Grandma Ing & Grandpa John

 

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President Barack Obama’s photographer presents his last year in review

President Barack Obama’s photographer presents his last year in review

February: “This photograph evokes the President in deep thought, which is not always an easy mood to convey. He was prepping with his national security staff before a teleconference with European leaders.”  Pete Souza / White House Image caption

BBC News’ article on 30 December 2016, from the section In Pictures

“It’s been the honour of a lifetime to be a witness to history these past eight years.”The president’s photographer, Pete Souza, has selected the finest photos from inside the White House and beyond for his final annual review, before the Obama administration is replaced in January.“The editing for this project is both subjective and personal,” he said. “Yes, there are some historic moments included but mostly I was looking for behind-the-scenes moments that give people a more personal look at the president and first lady.”

We have reproduced a selection, with insights from behind the lens by Mr Souza.

February: “President Obama reacts as his putt falls just short during an impromptu hole of golf with staffers Joe Paulsen, left, and Marvin Nicholson” Pete Souza / White House Image caption

February: “I had my eye on this youngster while President Barack Obama spoke during a reception at the White House celebrating African American History Month. When the president started greeting audience members along the rope line, I bent down in front of the young man and captured this moment of the president touching his face before he too bent down to greet him. Afterwards, I tracked down his name – Clark Reynolds – and had the president sign a copy for him.” Pete Souza / White House Image caption

March: “What an honour to watch these girls grow up. Malia, foreground, and Sasha were both invited guests for the State Dinner in honour of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of Canada and Mrs Sophie Gregoire-Trudeau. Following the actual sit-down dinner in the East Room, they made their way down the Great Hall to the State Dining Room for the musical entertainment.” Pete Souza / White House Image caption

March: “It just happened spontaneously one afternoon as the president began dancing in the Outer Oval with Personal Aide Ferial Govashiri. As I recall, he was helping her practise for her upcoming wedding.” Pete Souza / White House Image caption

March:”The First Lady watches as President Obama gives a hug to Caprina Harris before the annual Easter Egg Roll. Caprina had burst out in tears when she was told by her family that Obama would no longer be president; the resulting YouTube video went viral and President Obama responded to her on Facebook and said he wasn’t going anywhere. They finally had a chance to meet here.” Pete Souza / White House Image caption March

April: “Originally it was unclear whether I would be permitted to photograph the president meeting Prince George. But the night before, our advance team called and said they had gotten word from Kensington Palace that they would allow me access to make candid photographs during their visit. Afterwards, this photograph garnered the most attention but at the time all I could think was how the table at right was hindering my ability to be at the optimum angle for this moment.” Pete Souza / White House Image caption

June: “The vice-president chases children and members of the press with a super soaker during the 2016 Biden Beach Boardwalk Bash held at the Naval Observatory Residence in Washington DC.” David Lienemann / White House Image caption

June: “The great thing about children is you just don’t know what they will do in the presence of the president. So when David Axelrod stopped by the Oval Office with one of his sons’ family, Axe’s granddaughter, Maelin, crawled onto the vice-president’s seat while the president continued his conversation with the adults. Then at one point, Maelin glanced over just as the president was looking back at her.” Pete Souza / White House Image caption

July: “German Chancellor Angela Merkel reacts when she thought they were somehow going to squeeze the entire press corps into a small hallway in Warsaw, Poland, to do a group photo with all of the European leaders. Instead, they were just being lined up in the order that they were supposed to walk into the room where the press was already prepositioned.” Pete Souza / White House Image caption

August: “With some staff watching in the background, President Obama blows out candles after the vice-president surprised him with some birthday cupcakes.” Pete Souza / White House Image caption

August: “President Obama watches a virtual reality film captured during his trip to Yosemite National Park earlier this summer as Personal Aide Ferial Govashiri continues working at her computer.” Pete Souza / White House Image caption

September: “The president had gone for a hike with daughter Malia at Great Falls National Park, Virginia, and sat down on a rock overlooking the Potomac River.” Pete Souza / White House Image caption

September: “After a meeting with actor and human rights activist George Clooney, the president invited him and three of his colleagues to shoot hoops on the White House basketball court. This photo garnered a lot of attention when it was hung on the walls of the West Wing.” Pete Souza / White House Image caption

September: “The first lady goes shopping at a CVS Pharmacy in preparation for life after the White House during a segment taping for the Ellen DeGeneres Show in Burbank, California.” Lawrence Jackson / White House Image caption

September: “Following the official opening of the African American Museum, the Bonner family wanted to have their picture taken with former President George W Bush and former First Lady Laura Bush. President Bush took the Bonner’s family smart phone and looking around for someone to snap the picture tapped President Obama on the shoulder and asked him to do the honours. The Bonner Family are fourth generation descendants of Elijah B. Odom, a young slave who escaped to freedom. The Bushes were instrumental in the creation of the museum, with Laura Bush serving on the board of directors.” Pete Souza / White House Image caption

October: “The White House was hosting South by South Lawn, an event based on the infamous South by Southwest event in Austin, Texas. Just before lunch that day, the president was checking out the setup from a window in the Oval Office before the gates were opened. ‘Hey Pete,’ he said to me, ‘let’s go take a picture with the Lego men.’ And so we did.” Pete Souza / White House Image caption

October: “There was almost no light remaining at the end of the day when the president and first lady walked out to the South Lawn for a ‘Fourth Quarter’ toast to White House staff.” Pete Souza / White House Image caption

October: “Bill Murray stopped by the White House to be honoured as the recipient of the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor. When the president opened the door to the Oval Office, he laughed that Bill was in full Chicago Cubs regalia just before the Cubs were to begin the World Series. After the presentation, Murray demonstrated his prowess in putting, ‘sinking’ several putts into a White House drinking glass, all while doing a public service announcement to sign up for the Affordable Care Act.” Pete Souza / White House Image caption

October: “The president was about to welcome local children for Halloween trick-or-treating when he ran into Superman Walker Earnest, son of Press Secretary Josh Earnest, in the Ground Floor Corridor of the White House. ‘Flex those muscles,’ he said to Walker.” Pete Souza / White House Image caption

November: “It was the morning after the election and the president wanted to speak to press secretary Josh Earnest about how to characterise his thoughts to the press. When he heard Josh was meeting with his team, the president sent word to bring the team with him, thinking it was just a few others. But it turned out that Josh had the entire communications, speechwriting and research team in his office and they all filtered in to the Oval, some for the first time.” Pete Souza / White House Image caption

November: “A good respite from the day after the election was the visit of Alex Myteberi. The six-year-old boy from New York had written a letter to President Obama after seeing a heart-breaking photograph of Syrian refugee Omran Daqneesh sitting silently in an ambulance, covered in blood and dust, after an air strike on Aleppo. In his letter, Alex wrote to the president: ‘Can you please go get him and bring him to my home. We’ll be waiting for you guys with flags, flowers, and balloons. We will give him a family and he will be our brother. The president was so touched by the letter that he read excerpts from it at the United Nations in September. Alex and his family were invited to the Oval Office so the president could tell him in person how much the letter had meant to him.” Pete Souza / White House Image caption

November: “Bruuuuuce! The president reaches out to shake hands with Bruce Springsteen in the Blue Room of the White House prior to the Presidential Medal of Freedom ceremony. I’m so happy for Bruce, having been a fan of his for almost 30 years during which I’ve seen at least 35 of his concerts.” Pete Souza / White House Image caption

 December: “When I first posted this photograph and told the story about the prank in moving four snowmen so they were peeking into the Oval Office, some took this to mean that I had been the one to execute the prank. But it was not me, and as I previously wrote, the staff that pulled this off will remain nameless, unless Brian decides he wants to come forward with saying who helped him. Whoops.” Pete Souza / White House Image caption

For more information please visit the following link:

https://www.bbc.com/news/in-pictures-38471734

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