Wind Swept

Wind Swept – Photography by Mary Mikawoz

The breeze was blowing across the waters near Grand Beach, Manitoba. It is part of the Lake Winnipeg system. I took this photo midway between West Beach and East Beach in the Lagoon.

I can still hear the wind whipping by and remember the plants swaying to the moving air flow. You can see the ripples of the water behind.

With my art, I am often in a zen-type of mood and with my photography, I feel as if I am inspired by God or the Universe to capture these moments in time.

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Orange and Gold Sky

Orange and Gold Sky – Photography by Mary Mikawoz

I took this photograph in the early evening as the setting sun was resting in the West. The leaves are long gone from the deciduous trees and the confers are elegant as ever in winter time.

The trees are living organisms that help take carbon dioxide from the air and convert it into life-giving oxygen and breath for planet Earth. Thanks to God and the Universe for creating such a perfect and harmonious system of give and take.

Aside from the orange and gold colours in the sky, I also see peach and pink hues.

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Mother Mary

Mother Mary

I found this pencil sketch in my drawing books. I thought I had drawn it exactly a year ago today and I thought how fortunate and appropriate. It is actually anabstract sketch of Mother Mary that I did 11 years ago in 2009. I have scanned into the computer and put some colouring to it. 

Today, being Christmas Eve, I think it is important to not only be cherishing the birth of Christ but also give much recognition to Mary. It is a time of celebration. 

I have Mary with a huge aura as she is an enlightened being. She is the mother of Jesus Christ. She was visited by Archangel Gabriel to tell of her that she would be the mother of Jesus. According to Luke 1:26-38 “Don’t be afraid, Mary. You have found favour with God. 31 You will become pregnant, give birth to a son.” 

According to Dictionary’s website, “Mary is revered for her humility and motherly love. … She is honoured by all Christians, but particularly by Roman Catholics, who believe strongly in her mercy and her power to intercede with God. The Roman Catholic Church also teaches the doctrine of Mary’sImmaculate Conception.” 

Merry Christmas! 

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Heart of God

Heart of God

This is a drawing I was inspired to create with ink pens. It is the basis of what I call the “Heart of God.” In it, you can see that there is a basic huge heart in the middle representing God or the Universe or the Highest Source Power – omnipotent, omniscient and omnipresent. 

You can also see that all souls represented by the smaller hearts are connected to God. Some are within his immediate sphere and some of them are out but we are still connected. Some are small souls while other ones are bigger. There are various colours representing different levels of development or chakras. Some have some black in their hearts and some have none at all. 

The point is that we are all are connected to God. We are all one. God’s energy, light and love is pulsating towards us all the time as indicated by the background. Quantum physics and science is now showing that there is one energetic field and that we are all from the same source. 

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Golden Boy

Golden Boy

Here is a black and white photograph with all but the Golden Boy who is, of course, in gold. He is atop the Manitoba Legislature in the capital city of Winnipeg in the province of Manitoba, Canada. 

According the Manitoba Government website, he represents the Roman God Mercury or the Greek God Hermes. He represents eternal youth and the spirit of enterprise. He is a symbol of prosperity. He was installed on the dome on November 21, 1919. 

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Dream Big

Audiobook: “Dream Big: Know What You Want, Why You Want It, and What You’re Going to Do About It,” Bob Goff, Nelson Books, 2020

Audiobook Review by Mary Mikawoz

Book and audiobook available: July 23, 2020

It has been a long time since I have listened to an audiobook as I usually read paper copies or digital books. I used to frequently and regularly listen to Compact Discs when I was driving to work and back. I had quite the trek and so I was trying to use my time more efficiently and effectively.

The book by Bob Goff is a faith-based book about Jesus and God. Although it is religious, it is spiritual in thought. It is about your relationship to God and how you manifest/transform it in real life.

Bob Goff has had an interesting life from being lawyer to an advocate for children’s safety and well-being. He tells an interesting story of trying to save a 11 year old girl from sex slavery twice in India and the consequences of his good intent.

He has lived an interesting life and seems to follow through on his own advice with getting his pilot’s license, a motorcycle license after he drove the bike across North America and also starting and rebuilding for the second time a lodge in Canada after it burnt down. He has a loving wife and family.

I think the advice he gives is a combination between common sense and prudent advice. This book is especially suited towards younger people especially those in their 20s and 30s who are starting out in life and struggling. It may even apply to 40s, 50s and beyond if people are facing mid-life challenges and are looking for inspiration.

I found it to be a thoughtful book with some very interesting stories told by Bob Goff.

I give this book a 4 out of 5 based on the information written in a friendly, non-judgemental way. Aside from the audio book, it is available as a digital book and paperback as well.

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Blossoms in Heart Formation

Mikawoz Blossoms in Heart Formation

Blossoms In Heart Formation

I was looking at these flowers I took and thought they look as if they create a heart-shape formation. I took out the background and it became more visible. It is as if they were made as a center piece for an wedding arrangement bouquet.

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Streaming Light

Mikawoz Streaming Light

Streaming Light

I took this image on the South Shore Beaches of Freeport, Bahamas. The sun was streaming in through the clouds and was absolutely beautiful. It is as if God is shining down on the Earth.

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Solemn

Mikawoz Solemn

Solemn

This drawing started off as drawing of coloured pencils, blue pen and markers. I then took the basic shape or frame of it and enhanced it digitally. I found it to be a good experience because the essential flow of it stayed intact which I like very much.

I was feeling solemn when I drew this picture but where there is darkness, a ray of light peaks in and brings hope.

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Mosaic

Mikawoz Mosaic

Mosaic

The world is a mosaic. It is a combination of all sorts of people but we are all one. We come in various shapes, colours and combinations but essentially we are souls having a human experience.

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