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“Art is to console those who are broken by life.” Vincent Van Gogh
It never has been for me. I don’t need to be consoled for enduring Life. I create when I feel inspired to express myself in various mediums. I enjoy the process more than what I produce. I’ve never understood why people follow what they call ‘Art Legends’, these are just people. People that expressed something in such a way that it birthed a form. Ok fine. These forms then go on to be made part of what we now call ‘Art History’, which is kind of weird when you think about it. From the very beginning, man has expressed the things he experiences with all the senses. Whether that’s Prehistoric Cave Art or the work of Van Gogh. Why do people become fans of the Artist then go on to call them Legendary? Your average person couldn’t spot a Van Gogh painting beyond Starry Night or The Scream but may be so familiar with his ‘Ear Story‘ that’s what makes the ‘Art’ legendary. Not to say that the object itself isn’t fascinating on its own Merits but how much the Art is worth is often driven by the Legend. Case in point, Van Gogh’s painting sky-rocketed in value after a tribute to his death. Was it his legend or his Art that drove the market price? Back in the 19th century he had his fans, collectors and even critics. Why? Perhaps an attraction to an odd sort of man painting in a fashion that stood out from the rest of nameless, faceless painters. The Royal Tribute he received wasn’t even until the 20th century, it could be argued that people become so enamoured by those that stand out, they are so often missed and have to come to terms with no future productions and/or personal relations with them.
Lately, I’ve been getting a lot of questions about my ‘Art’ whatever people think that is. I sometimes take Commissions for props and post the final results that people have become so accustomed to seeing these things, when they don’t, it’s like I’ve stopped making ‘Art’. It leads me to believe that some people perceive my ‘Art’ as these things I make. They wouldn’t consider my spoken word or photography pieces to be part of that ideal. Weird right? It is to me at least. Maybe you agree, maybe you have your own ideas about what Art is. Added to this is the projection of what people believe I should be doing with or for my ‘Art’. That old mantra “It’s Every Starving Artist’s Dream to Become Legendary!” puts you square with it. It’s never been my dream, people don’t really ask me that anyway? Rarely if ever do I hear: “Sin Jones, what is your Dream?”
Why? Well because people don’t really care about that. I’ve been providing content on the Internet for the better part of 25 years and I guess I’ve built a fanbase that has come to expect certain things from me. I guess they think I do it for them? I can’t be sure but I can certainly cast my speculations. I do all of this for ME. When will it all end? I can’t say but I’m sure in the not too distant future all of this stuff will be gone from your sight and I’ll be long forgotten. Did Vincent Van Gogh set his sights on becoming a Legend? I can speculate based on this single quote that perhaps he found consolation in the Art he produced. Or, could it be that he too just enjoyed the process. What goes on in your head when you are creating things can be all over the map but the map is not the territory. I no more dwell on the map than I do the destination. Why should I? Certainly not to meet the expectations of fans of my Work. What is my Work anyway? Do you know? Do you care? These are rhetorical questions that need no answer; so don’t bother. Don’t be so bothered by my lack of entertaining content. I’m just another Person.
I don’t know that I stand out from the Mass, I do know that these are not my concerns.
Turmeric can even out skin tone but use with caution. This practice dates back to the ancient Middle East during bridal ceremonies to give the bride a glow before the ceremony. Most of these women have an olive skin tone, if you’re pale like me (with olive hues) then it will also make your skin prone to sun damage. After your toning, just be sure to put on a decent sunblock. I use Avalon Organics sunblock for face with Vitamin C.
To understand what Turmeric is, you have to first understand that the main active ingredient is: curcumin. While Turmeric has been used in traditional Indian medicine for thousands of years, it’s wise to be hip to what it actually does. In my cursory research, I found that many people recommended it to treat acne but I couldn’t find any Scientific Studies conducted on humans for the treatment of acne. I did however find some that demonstrated topical use for anti-inflammatory and anti-fungus treatments but both were out performed by pharmaceuticals. Still, I think people (much like myself) are looking for natural treatments that do less harm than good. My skin is sensitive and even using the wrong moisturizer could cause it to break out or get scaly and itchy. It drives me nuts but that’s the lot I’ve been dealt. I’ve used this stuff for a while and my skin reacts great to it.
I’ve read some claim that Turmeric will increase sun sensitivity but I found THIS STUDY that doesn’t coincide. I’d wear sunblock anyway because harmful UV rays can cause anything from freckles to sun spots. I have both so anything I can do to reduce these is a plus. Twice a year I do a low TCA% acid peel (only 8%) which just fast-tracks a good exfoliation. It can not only get rid of damaged skin but give you a fresh faced even tone. Some women go to the extreme using very high percentages, usually to treat acne scars. While I can empathize with wanting to go deep and fade it out fast, you can also cause damage to your skin.
Turmeric can also act as an anti-aging product but it’s mostly because of the grains act like an exfoliate that slough off dead skin and reduce the appearance of fine lines. It’s safe enough to use under your eyes but avoid the upper lids. Word to the wise, this stuff is YELLOW and can potentially dye your skin. I usually apply a mix to my face with a brush but this last run, I was rushing and just used my hands and washed it off immediately with soap.
The next morning I woke up to yellow palms, I mean REALLY Yellow. Then I remembered that I sometimes add Turmeric to my Henna for a deep amber stain and duh! I don’t know what the hell I was thinking (I wasn’t). Wear gloves and use a brush!
Here’s what I do:
In a small glass dish I add:
1 tsp Turmeric
1 tsp Honey
1 tsp Milk (2%) Lactic Acid helps the process
I mix that up until I get a nice golden consistency similar to pancake mix. Then (typically) brush it on with a cosmetic brush. The gloves come in handy so you can use your finger tips to work in a circular motion to exfoliate. I put on a headband for this, line the hair-line with coconut oil to avoid staining my hair. Brunettes don’t usually have to worry about this but if you’re platinum like me, you’ll get a high yellow hair line that looks ridiculous.
There’s plenty of face mask recipes out there you can search, this one works wonders for my skin which is normal – oily. I pass over once with a brush, let it partially dry and then layer on a second. I usually keep it on from 30 mins to an hour, then rinse with luke warm water, and finally a Cetaphil wash to get any residual stuff left behind. Use a gentle wash cloth to make sure you remove all of it. Some women experience a slight dye to their skin but I think that’s just residue. If you wash it off completely it won’t stain your face like it did the palm of my hands. Completely different textures.
Turmeric is also recommended as a skin-lightening treatment (especially for dark spots and freckles), I’ve not used it for that so I can’t speak from personal experience but it seems to be the mixture of acids from fruits/veggies with the Turmeric (several recipes called for Lemon Juice and/or Cucumber Juice). I haven’t noticed any dramatic effects to my freckles using the mix I do, which leads me to believe it’s mostly the citric acid if people are experiencing any effects at all. Mostly, I just experience an even tone and a slight improvement to any dark circles under my eyes. I have sunken eye pits (had them my whole life) (Un-touched photo before the Mask. ) so dark circles just exaggerate them and make me look tired even when I’m not.
I don’t know about you but I’m not going down without a fight!
I’ve been asked about a Night Serum, I wouldn’t recommend wearing the Avalon Organics Moisturizer at night, I’ve experienced break outs, my guess is it clogs your pores (due to the Sunblock it contains) so I opt for Hyaluronic Acid. I have tried both Reviva Labs and HerbalSkin brands. Reviva Labs states that it’s ‘Professional Strength’ but I question that, it’s also mixed with a myriad of other ingredients. It wasn’t until I tried HerbalSkin that I experienced any real results. It has 100% with a bit of Collagen, what I liked about it most is that if you have any blemishes, by morning any inflammation is gone and they don’t come to the surface. Within a day, gone. I usually experience a break-out a few days before my menstruation cycle starts. The inevitable always happens until I started using it. Another perk, is that it sloughs off dead skin cells, so you can exfoliate and get a nice smooth appearance. I have a sun spot right below my right eye that has been fading fast with this stuff (within 2 weeks), I highly recommend it.
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“Tantra is a set of esoteric Indian traditions with roots in Hinduism and later Buddhism (which is a separate Dharma formed from Hinduism). Tantra is often divided by its practitioners into two different paths: dakshinachara and vamachara, translated as Right-Hand Path and Left-Hand Path respectively. Dakshinachara consists of traditional Hindu practices such as asceticism and meditation, while Vamachara also includes ritual practices that conflict with mainstream Hinduism, such as sexual rituals, consumption of alcohol and other intoxicants, animal sacrifice, and flesh-eating. The two paths are viewed by Tantrists as equally valid approaches to enlightenment. Vamachara, however, is considered to be the faster and more dangerous of the two paths, and is not suitable for all practitioners. This usage of the terms Left-Hand Path and Right-Hand Path is still current in modern Tantra.” Source
Update (2/23/15) some interesting articles & information:
Religious Slaughter & Animal Welfare (Kosher)
American Constitutional Law: Fifth Edition (Page 236)