All you need to feel better
One medium reg with a toasted and buttered sesame seed bagel, with lettuce, tomato and cheddar. Sometimes a honey dip or a apple cruller. That was my drive thru routine. This little gas up was usually good till I got to work and started my painting. Then, about an hour in, besides feeling sleepy I would begin to feel those nagging hunger pains. You know the ones. The kind you are probably feeling right now as you read this blog. That would mean looking forward to the next break so I could run to that place that rhymes with Jimmies and get more caffien and another snack.
This daily routine is normal for most of the office workers I used to go with back in the day and I bet it's the norm for most people. Constantly tired, constantly hungry. I couldn't imagine any other way.
Then I started on my journey into a world I had only heard of but never took seriously. The world of leafy greens, red beets, celery, pineapple, apples, roots and seeds. In short, I discovered whole raw foods, full of the complete vitamins, stacked with energy and proteins. All you really need.
In that first week I was pretty depleted. No caffein, no bread, and sleepless nights. It was rough. I knew it would improve and it did. Once I got through the cold turkey stage I was already on the road to better feelings and more energetic days.
This sounds like a commercial, I know. I'm not selling anything, not offering you anything but a first hand account of what my experience has been and how I have reached a better way of feeling and living. It's been over a month now, I don't see any way back.The mere sight of coffee and bagels makes me ill now. I recall the feelings of constant hunger and listlessness.
It's enough to say all this but when you delve deeper into what is intentionally placed into breads and cereals, and perhaps coffee (perhaps?) it's no wonder the drive thru's have become line ups of addicts. Did I say that? Yes I sure did, because I was one. I went through the withdrawal. The cold turkey, I've been down that road and never want to return.
Here, in the picture above, is my day today. Surprised? Don't be, it's packed with energy and good taste. There is:
All going into my juicer behind and then into my Mason jars. There I shall mix some chia seeds, perhaps some hemp seeds and baby you got a licked up protein vitamin packed energy stuffed day all in two bottles!
I'm loving this journey.
The Artists Journey
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This sketch above became this finished painting below
The Pine Tree Painter.
How did I become known as the Pine Tree Painter? You could say I paint a lot of Pine Trees, that would be true. I paint a lot of other things too, but Pine Trees, Spruce Trees, Birch and others seem to be a continuous string in what i do. I just like the way they stand there like a custodian of the land. or a greeter to nature. So, I continue down the path with the Pine Tree Painter name on my head, It's ok.