Friday, April 29, 2011

Never to be Forgotten Princess Diana

Art BY Marilyn

Never to be forgotten. Princess Diana.

Gabby Giffords

Art BY Marilyn

And, here is Congresswoman Gabby Giffords who is doing great and traveled to Florida under her doctor's care to watch the Endeavour take off but it is delayed.   2 heaters are malfunctioning so in 72 hours it hopefully will take off.  Good for you Congresswoman Gabby Giffords.

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Prince William and his Princess

Art BY Marilyn
I am so proud that these two young people waited and waited to be sure and are together because they want to be not because they were status conscious and greedy for other then wanting to make it together humbly or with as much grandeur as they are about to have.  Princess Diane is so much a part of her son's feelings taught him well.  She  gave him an understanding of what could have been if Prince Charles would have been the son of Prince William.  As crazy as it sounds it, I'm sure it would have worked if Prince Charles and his kingdom would have appreciated Princess Diane and her being scared and alone.  Divorce is hell but Princess Diane had no choice.  People should not stay married for status and she didn't.  I'm sure if there is a Heaven and I am sure she is in it, her spirit reigns.  Best wishes to the bride and good luck to the groom.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Anuradha Koirala is the Director of Maiti Nepal

Art BY Marilyn   I feel I have to and did a painting of Anuradha Koirala.  She is the director of the Maiti Nepal.  It is a rehabilitation Center for women and girls who are the victims of trafficking.  Sex Slavery is a better name for it.

The girls are taken from their obscure villages with stories to their low to minus income families and paid to give these girls a better life when they are really taken, never to return or see their parents again into sex slave trafficking.  They are used over-and-over again. 

I like AC360 CNN and their was a 2010 hero of the year award with the winner (I thought they were all winners) receiving monies to continue the cause they have undertaken.I prayed that she would get the award because as horrendous as the others have need for monies this is human "flesh peddling", a horrific tragedy for a girl or woman to be forced into and lose her innocense to a whatever person who wants her to satisfy himself.

I worked with the Capitol Police in Madison, Wisconsin,  to stop a prostitution ring in which he wanted to give me to be his girlfriend.  Give me to his boss to look me over and change me as he wished and use me and on-and-on.  We would have "got" him if one of my first-line supervisors wouldn't have told what I was doing and ruined the whole situation.  I had to be police protected for quite awhile after.  He was a very bad man. 

This is very dear to my heart knowing that these girls and women didn't have the choice I did.  This is the only way I can help them now that my cover got blown. 

This lady has helped and rehabilitated 12k girls and women to health and learn a trade so they can become independent and never be a victim again. 

She is definitely one of my heroines.  Now you see why I had to paint her...to help in any way I can with my art talent.  I do hope it helps even just one girl or woman.  Marilyn

Saturday, April 23, 2011

My Group

Art BY Marilyn  Today, 04/23/11, I was a bit late with feeding my critters.  I looked outside the back window and I was so touched with joy.  I had 5 little ones out there eating together.  A rabbit, a squirrel, a chipmunk, a duck and above them in a tree waiting it's turn was a bird.  I went outside and low-and-below, at mom's appearance, they think they own me...they came running.

9 squirrels which I had to feed by hand and then I fed all of them their favorite foods and left for work of my own.

Wild "things" but so stress free and comfortable with me.  Why can't the peoples of the world get along as well I thought.  You see me feeding a squirt.  Isn't it the sweetest little critter.  Marilyn

Sunday, April 17, 2011

TBI Tee-Shirt

Art BY Marilyn  This is my newest Tee-shirt.  I am dealing with a (TBI) or Traumatic brain Injury and I am hoping with lots of time and hard work on my part and going awhile to the Brain Injury Group at Meriter Hospital in Madison, Wisconsin, I will recover.  This has been a non-so-fun-journey. Cross your fingers for me because I have been told with rest and the way I am doing therapy, I may come out of this or it may be a life time ordeal.  Hope that I come out of it because I just am so sad.  This was not my fault.

I have been humiliated in ways that are or should be outlawed sometimes by people I have known for years and are so cruel. They think they are cute.   I am still a vibrant artist-person who puts a lot of time and work into my art but it is my therapy.  I really don't know how people cope with this and I have to relate to my new-found friends at the group to find out once-a-month.  I feel sometimes like putting people in their places and then...I have to explain my situation and unless they have had someone in their family or a friend or understand even a little, it goes right over their head.    I hope my button and Tee-shirts will become a, "fad", and people will be solid and supportive behind us and know that the outside of our bodies is not the same as the inner -person screaming to be understood.  I have 2 varieties of this shirt.  Please view them and my button at http://www.artbymarilyn.net  and don't forget I feed critters in my private sanctuary in my back yard, I love those little ones.  They are therapy themselves for me.  They accept me as I am unconditionally. 

The problem with a TBI is most doctors don't understand or care because it is a specialized field and many of the people at the group say doctors just say..."Oh, you'll be fine".  Thank the Lord for the Brian I injury Group.  Have a beautiful day.  Marilyn

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Button/Pin for TBI or Traumatic Brain Injury 2-1/2 inches in Diameter

Art BY Marilyn

I dd this because Natasha Richardson passed away of a Traumatic Brain Injury or TBI and she could have lived with the right medical attention.  I am painting for therapy and going to the group and get therapy from a holistic chiropractor, Doc Ron Inda in Madison, Wisconsin.

There are 20,000 brain injuries in the United States and people must be educated.  You may look just fine on the outside but you are feeling the effects.  Every one is different and the Meriter Hospital in Madison, Wisconsin from 6:00 P.M. - 8:00 P.M. has a group meet on the third Thursday of every month.  This is all very serious.

Stop by, educate yourself and or start a group in your state.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Feeding time for the critters

Art BY Marilyn  I have to tell you all about a situation today, 04/05/11, that I felt sad , angry at myself but sympathic to my critters.

I have been dealing with a,"stinger", in my right shoulder since 04/02/11.  I have no idea what caused it but I could hardly use my right hand and it is 35% use as it is...

I feed the critters all the time but I was so miserable that I slept through their feeding time.  I finally got up at around 7:00 A.m.  I looked outside and I really didn't want to aggravate my hand so I hesitated for a few minutes as I checked on them.  There was no, absolutely, no food left for them.  They are now lazy and depend totally on their, "mom, me" to feed them.  Mostly by hand.

I peeked out the curtain and one little squirt must have seen the movement and it just stood there looking forlorn wondering why there was no food.  The ducks were here earlier.

I said to myself, "oohhhh", and felt badly.  I put my coat on and my shoes.  It is still chilly in Madison, Wisconsin.  The little squirt watched me as I got the food out.  Corn, bird seed and peanuts.  The little critter, I'm sure was very happy and just looked at me.  I'm sure very grateful.  I went inside and felt pretty darn good.

How are they supposed to know, "their mom", is not feeling well.  They are sooo adorable. I just wish I had taken a picture of the little squirt just standing there with it's little paws held to it's breast just looking at me quizzically. All is now well with all of us.  My hand, arm, shoulder are painful but, I carry on.  Have a beautiful day.  Marilyn

Monday, April 4, 2011