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have happened in a short space of time in my/martin's life which I cannot 'talk' about (this does NOT mean I am not wanting to say things) I really cannot. I will eventually when it is OK to do so. I am a 'fighter.'

D/a: I have some 'wiser' friends on here who have suggested I stop and I agree. Thank you to them. D/a COULD be a 'major' site for  for making a difference for 'future' generations BUT?????????

At the age of 67yrs old I realise that I know NOTHING................the ONLY thing I do KNOW is that 'artist's' throughout History have always NOT succumbed to 'political' pressure. Thank goodness. Without 'cubism/pointillism /etc.etc. One of the few artists a LOT of U.S people know...........was 'hounded' (Vincent Van Gogh)because he saw a 'fresh/free' beginning etc (these artists were villified) I can go back to Medieval art if you wish! Pope's wanted 'secret' pics. which WILL never see the light of day.............some artist said NO! They were imprisoned and their art is LOST forever in the Vatican! I know this because I know Art Historians who have seen them!

IF we now, do NOT try to STOP what is going on before our eyes............we are left 'wanting.'
It is up to us ALL to do and say what we feel or life becomes meaningless and so does your art.

Nature is dying............keep posting images because everything is going fast.  One day your grandmothers/grandfathers will be saying: "Oh yes I remember when these fields were filled with wildflowers!" Where have they gone.........we had WATER then!
I remember as a kid spotting 'wild elephants' and 'leopards' in the Jungles of Sri lanka (while we drove NW at night to Trincomalee)!
There were NO major roads/no lighting!
Although the 'wildlife experts' are working to STOP this........money keeps 'rolling' in!

Despite 'warnings' NOT to feed wild animals......Tourists come in droves (people in AC busses/hired cars drivers who know NOTHING say NOTHING)................stand with their backs to the signs while crocodiles rest by the banks! NO this is NOT OK. One tourist in a 'photo-op' is killed despite warnings................hello NO more crocodiles! THINK! THIS is un- acceptable. Get in a car...drive yourself!
Scared people are NOT welcome because you are destroying my country!
Leave garbage everywhere! NO!
These animals are WILD.............this is NOT Florida! I have visited the Everglades.................where are the animals............High rises/fenced in compounds! Money will never BUY you what I have seen!

Jenny with all the :love:
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teddybearcholla Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
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jennystokes Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2016  Professional General Artist
How kind :kiss:
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DigiQWill Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm waaaay younger than you heh, but even I saw a difference in my 15 years of living! The weather is getter stranger by the year, and we get less and less wild animals in cities. Because they're all dead by the road... //sobs
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jennystokes Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2016  Professional General Artist
Sweet 15years old................and you are aware. Do something to make parents/people aware of this? Do you talk to your family and ask them why? Do you get answers?
I feel so sad for all young people now who have got quite a 'heavy burden' of mistakes generations of adults have made. BUT the more 'aware' you are and your friends are can only be good. Talk, talk, talk.............eventually someone will listen?
With so many :hug:'ssss
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iytj Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2016
totally agreed!
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jennystokes Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2016  Professional General Artist
Dear dear Isabelle thank you. I do INTEND to do something here on d/a on My Group.
Will keep everyone informed.
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iytj Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2016
cool!!
and you're most welcome,dear!
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jennystokes Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2016  Professional General Artist
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iytj Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2016
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jennystokes Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2016  Professional General Artist
Airborne 
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iytj Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2016
I am a dummy! 
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vinsky2002 Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2016
:no: . .. we are all in the same boat --- in a way that is :crying: 
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jennystokes Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2016  Professional General Artist
Yes BUT we NEED to make art...............against all this.
Artists are visual/words/music..........we can make a difference!
:love: and :peace:
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vinsky2002 Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2016
agree!
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jennystokes Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2016  Professional General Artist
Contest coming up I HOPE about this.
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vinsky2002 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2016
:D
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supersnappz16 Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
I think we are currently as a race live in a very dangerous time.  We are on the verge of another cold war,  We have the UK leaving the EU, which could have knock on effects and possible break up of the EU, countries becoming competition once more, and maybes even worse.   We have Trump as possible US president,  Boris Johnson as UK foreign Minister,  two peas in a pod in my view.  We have a UK PM and government hell bent on going back to Victorian times and turning our country inwards.  It all seems to be very dark and dangerous.
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jennystokes Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2016  Professional General Artist
Yes we do and I feel a LOT of people seem 'fixated' onall things that really don't matter. In the end we need somewhere to live with water/trees/plants/insects etc. I am actually feeling that because of BREXXXIT Europeans will come together because this has made us very angry. I don't want a 'fallout' but the anger towards Britain here in France is strong.

Phoney people all of them.......brains does not mean having practical solutions...this is where Politicians fall down.
Most come from 'moneyed' family's as you know..........what do they know about living in poverty?

England (where I have NOT lived for years and would never go back) has always had this 'superiority' complex....................they taught the US well!

.................and the poor young people.  There are so many young artists on d/a who keep 'churning' out mindless (to me) images.........I would ask them to think what hurts/bothers them and draw it!

:peace: and :love:
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Arte-de-Junqueiro Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2016
Totally agree - I always get depressed when I visit... Brexit is one of the most poisonous political games ever played by the "political class" - and the Brits fell for it "hook, line and sinker".... The break up of the EU?; yes quite possible but has been on the cards (due to the way the EC works) for some time - but also very much on the cards; the break up of the UK (and its overseas territories).... I don't see things getting better in the short, medium or long term. I don't think anyone has even considered all the potential ramifications of this stupidity..... Start stocking up on tinned food and powered milk and eggs!!! ;-)
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jennystokes Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2016  Professional General Artist
Ha! Yes................pompous idiots.

This was the view at the beginning that other EU contry's would do the same. NOW I see things changing (except for the FN in France). French never liked the English anyway, this has certainly made them outraged!

NO they didn't: small people, inward looking.

I really do NOT like saying this BUT in my view the ones who voted for this need to be placed in a ZOO! They get handed a diet of curry for an extended period of time fed to them by immigrants who worked hard!
Now I read that Brexit was NOT about 'immigrants!'  How can people lie and get away with it?
Nod :D (Big Grin) 
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caddman Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2016  Professional General Artist
we the chosen
we the few
being an artist is a gift
we can make a differents

we are recording history by our art
so the sea of people that come ater us
will have a snap shot of time to look upon

can you image no vincents in the world
we could never know where we came from
being an artist is importart

if not for self but to whom may born today
so today...take a walk outside
take in the beauty...may it re[lex you art

share your art with all

the world needs to wake up
and smell mother nature
before all is gone

and all artist will die
nomore history to share
only tears of what could have been...
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jennystokes Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2016  Professional General Artist
Yes we can. Love your words.
What made this week shine for me was: Bob Dylan getting the Nobel Prize.  He always 'spoke' out as an artist/made us think.
More and more artists need to 'speak out' with art or words. IF we do not to do this our work is meaningless.

One day there will be no History because this Earth cannot survive.

Thanks so much Caddman with :love:
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caddman Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2016  Professional General Artist
thanks kindly dear Jenny...:love:

yes me also was very hapy with bob dylans news
he is one of my thought to words hero...:mouthfulofcrabs: 
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jennystokes Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2016  Professional General Artist
Yay! Just did a quote on my 'profile' page. A song I always thought was strong and got me through a LOT of things.
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nudagimo Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very well said! The humans will destroy this beautiful planet because they are so selfish and stupid and don't care about others especially not animals. I'm so sad about what happens here on our wonderful planet. This planet would only have a chance to recover without any human being! Not one aminal would destroy it's place to live - only human beings do this! In my opinion are we the stupidest and dummest living creatures on this planet, especially our governments! It's a crying shame how we the humans plunder our wonderful planet. We all should be ashamed and should start saving our earth instead going on to destroy it more and more year by year! First of all we would have to learn how to deal with our own species and should stop the wars and the killing of people. We produce so much food that nobody would have to go hungry. It's only the money that destroys everything here on this planet! Instead to accelerate hate and greed among each other we should fight for peace and freedom and should show compassion. We all need to learn again to get back in everybody's good graces. This is what's missing in our lifes here on earth.  We should never forget that THE NATURE DOESN'T NEED THE HUMAN BEINGS BUT WE NEED THE NATURE TO SURVIVE!

I wish you all the best for your future life! :heart:

For A better World by Florhalie  
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nudagimo Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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jennystokes Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2016  Professional General Artist
Dear Birgit..................yes. Absolutely 100% true.
However, even in my small part of life here in France (which is not great) I still feel people can make a difference although it is too late to save some species/people too.
What use are weapons...........everyone can see they just make things worse.  Do we go on and on building better/bigger ones? What for.

So many places in the World are already without enough water and food.

HATE need to be stricken from our vocabulary ..........it is a word that in my view is defunct. Replace it with anger/compassion.

Make art......yes.

:love: and :peace:
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nudagimo Featured By Owner Edited Oct 15, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hi Jenny, no wars ever changed the world for the better! Wars only kill people, destroy countries and make the rich richer! We can watch it day by day what happens in the middle east and almost all over the world. People which still have a brain should try everything to stop wars and exploitation of other poorer countries. We are all human beings and should be the smarter ones on this planet but I think the more time goes by the dummer people become. I agree that hate isn't the right feeling to change things only love, compassion, help, peace and positive thinking can make this world a better world. As long as people are depending on money, I think nothing will change! Our world leaders don't govern for the people, they don't care about us the people, they only care about themself to make big money! I'm really frustrated about what happens these days and if I would have the money, I would spend each cent to try to make our world a better world. 
Maybe it's still time for a change but not many people think like we do. Too many don't think at all and that's the problem. It would take millions of people going on strike for a change and I'm not sure if that will happen. Sometimes I even think our leaders went through a brain wash when I listen to their decisions they make. It depends on us the people to make this urgend needed change. I'm willing to do so! If art is a solution for solving problems, let's make art. If any other positive act is the solution, let's do this!!!! Let's try whatever is needed to change this world for the better!

Let's make art..... YES!

Much positive energy and love and peace!   For A better World by Florhalie  

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jennystokes Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2016  Professional General Artist
How wonderful to hear this....................we can change things. Yes we can.
I am slowly trying to get a 'contest' started on my Group: JennyStokes-Fav's which I hope will get this message out there.
Much as I dislike advertising............that Nike ad said it all: Just do it!
I would like eventually to 'post' all submissions on Facebook BUT not sure how to do this?
:peace: :love:
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nudagimo Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Let's just do it! I'm in and I also will spread the message! For A better World by Florhalie  

:love: :heart: :blowkiss: :hug: :peace:
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jennystokes Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2016  Professional General Artist
Just have to see IF my 'co-founder' agrees.
Your on if she does. :peace: :kiss:
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nudagimo Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
o.k., let me know! :wave:
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jennystokes Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2016  Professional General Artist
Done :kiss:
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Arte-de-Junqueiro Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2016
TOTALLY AGREE - if you do not add real value to the wildlife and LOCAL people by visiting - DON'T GO!!!
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jennystokes Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2016  Professional General Artist
Exactly..................what is experiencing a jungle/woodland from AC/ buses and Hotels!
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Avonik79 Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much for these true words dear Jenny!
Mankind will awake, one way or the other. The more damage gets visible/feelable, the more people will realize.
All the best to you, a lot of energy for all what life has to offer and a prosperous life in harmony with nature and humanity :)
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jennystokes Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2016  Professional General Artist
Thank you for replying Avonik.
BUT will they 'awake' before it's too late?
:love: and :peace:
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Avonik79 Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Let's hope so!
In my very limited abilities and 'circle of influence' iam trying to make people aware of some problems in this world that will affect following generations but are not even remotly in their perspectives.

But there are some signs, and there will be more and more, that people start to radiate positive vibes, just because they suffer so many different oppression nowadays.

There are a lot of frustrated people who tend to aggressions when surpressed or when they feel like someone / -thing is threatening their standards / comfort zone / goods.

We loving and caring people could help those.
We need to know their needs and help them to feel welcomed and appreciated.
We truely need to level out essential needs and we need to fund those. At all (material) costs and in harmony with our nature.

When we work together, we could create / restore comfort and a pleasant life without aggressions (in the sense of wars), in harmony with
this planet and with a lot of challenging to run this planet without consuming it.
There are enough problems to solve and we don't need to artificially create new ones like a third worldwar or extinguishing wildlife on land or the oceans.
But a lot of these problems could be solved in nearly no time. While other problems need a longer solution time, there is a big urge to start solving now (and that's only to border the damage that will show up in the next years).

Sorry for my very bad english. Iam losing the ability to express myself with words.
There is some guilt for that in the mindless behaviour of sadly so many people.

Whining doesn't cure any wounds, it just show's one needs help.
I believe we should reach out to the people and make them aware to what wonderful place they are born and what we all could archive if we work together.

Sorry for this long and surely bad readable comment.

Love and Peace and all the Best :)
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jennystokes Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2016  Professional General Artist
Hi Avonik.................you are totally correct which is why I have accepted you Invite.
We all can do a LOT of things (as you say) to help even if we spend 1hr a day doing it.  Get away from the TeeVeee and other electronic devices.........even think for an hour!  Draw/paint etc things that worry/hurt you. I believe speaking out with art is very IMPORTANT now.

With a great deal of :love:
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