Fun With Photos

digital art from a photo I took at the Boston Museum
digital art from a photo I took here in Victoria, BC
digital art from a photo I took in Egypt
digital art from a photo I took in Kirkland Lake, Ontario
digital art from a photo I took of an arrangement I made in Kirkland Lake

Seeking Harmony and Balance In Relationships

I created this fun mosaic with pieces from some of my recycled acrylic paintings. It was an unplanned composition that just evolved without my mind analyzing every addition and so to me is more fun. I do seek a harmony and balance respecting differences in relationships here, as is my hope for Gender Issues for Humanity.
A different view
Another perspective
Seeing another way

Playing With Sticks

My young child self playing with sticks

Playing With Sticks

I’m old in years, young at heart,

still a child entertaining myself,

randomly moving Thoughts about-

playing happily with sticks

in the playground of my mind-

sticks like ‘Crafts for a Practical Purpose’,

‘Arts for Aesthetic Pleasures’,

‘Art for Art’s Sake alone’…

Sometimes Definition-Descriptions

seem to overlap, lines get blurry-

a weaving to hang on a wall,

a painting to complement a couch,

a chair never meant to sit on,

a clay pot to admire, not to use,

a song to advertise products to sell,

a drum roll to start a revolution,

a book of writings to pay the rent,

an arrangement of flowers celebrating occasion,

a sculpture to support some weighty books…

When does Fine Art serve Practical Purpose?

Why does Fine Art hold higher Status?

What gives it Value…Provenance-

the record and status of Owners,

the Creator’s location, associations,

personal history, educational foundations,

the Creators artsy story,

their cultural-national identity,

technical skills and accuracy,

originality of style, composition,

trending themes, power to please,

the placement and jargon of Display?

When does Craft become Fine Art too?

We seek and make many kinds of Crafts

judging usefulness, quality, design-

both Functions and Aesthetics of Design.

We deem several Arts Fine-

Human Creative Expressions

that we hold in high esteem

but then judge much what is or isn’t ‘fine’

depending on tastes, yours and mine.

Opinions vary, people invest money,

Subjective-Objective Decisions of Value,

buying or selling, commodity trading,

marketing Creations and Creators-

those still living or profitably dead,

compounding praise and short or long term gains.

Often, Arts and Crafts become Competitions

of Winners and Losers, Victories and Defeats,

a myriad Creative Expressions Valued or Not.

Some people make and buy them just for Fun,

some to be in the presence of Beauty

in whatever form it takes.

Some people thrive on, invest in Ugliness,

a Subjective-Objective Opinion, a Statement

of how they feel and see Life around them,

the makers, the sellers, the buyers-

a Declaration of who they choose to be

in the presence of Ugliness, a Dissonance.

Arts often express and stir Imaginations.

Crafts often inspire, evoke Imagination too.

Both stretch Education beyond mere Knowledge,

beyond Rigid Data of Information

by Sprinkling Stardust on Numbers and Words,

Symbols, Sounds, Physical Actions

merging the Mundane into the Sublime.

Creative Processes enrich Cultures.

Will we let Machines create Everything-

making us the Robots, the Working Consumers

increasingly working for the Machines?

I wonder about such things

while playing with sticks in my mind.

March 8, 2023

Shelley Audrey Wilson

Victoria, BC

Pastimes 4

This is digital art from my hobby photography. I am a retired floral designer.
I call these my Number Doodles.
Playing with Numbers, I began my own meanings to them.
On the right is more Number play adding my own meanings to them. Ti the left are some of my Number Shapes I created on my desktop. I am pretty much Math illiterate, a psychological block one might say but it would be so much more fun if I was Math literate. I explore many Arts and Crafts so play with Numbers that way. 🤩😍💕✨
Some of my weavings as personality portraits for family and friends…
More Personality Portraits for Family and Friends
And a few more…
Acrylic paint, beach glass, digital art… I have four large canvases waiting for acrylic paint or oil paint or both but will wait till the Spring warmth or early Summer to play with them outside because of the fumes they give off. I wonder what these canvases will become…🎨🪄💕✨

Glimpses of Pastimes 3

One of my Acrylics on Canvas Paintings
Weaving in Progress for Memories of Egypt
Digital Computer Art of my Photograph
Creating a Vision Board and an old photo of me at Le Foret Enchante in a former trading post, Eastern Quebec
Crafts done years ago with my husband

My next posts won’t upload so I may assume this free sight is Full. If you wish, I have a new site as FlowerpoetShelley now residing at

Every Artist Has

Every Artist Has

Every Artist has a Heart-Song

you can hear and feel and see,

a symmetrical or asymmetrical

rhythm and harmony creating

through their signature frequencies

identifiable, recognizable Art

resonating with others or not.


Every Artist has a Heart-Song

with simple or complex themes

communicating their experiences,

their views, their loves, their dreams

through spectrums and scales

of light and sound and matter,

telling us who they are and wish to be.


We all hear an Artist’s Heart-Song.

All our Senses help us to know

when an Artist is truly free

to go where their Heart takes them,

to fulfill their chosen destiny

amidst a world of distractions,

of needs and desires met or not.


So many Artists craft their Arts

now in the present simultaneously-

now in the past of our history-

now in the future expressions-

manifesting creative energy,

all singing their own Heart-Songs

that work to shape world views.


Artists can advance our evolution,

create change, even revolution

in Understandings of who we are,

revealing through their imagination

glimpses of who we might be

co-creating as one in harmony

yet different as we can be.


Is it really any wonder

that any militant, dictatorial power

forces Artists to conform or cower

fearful of their own Heart-Songs

expressing their beauty creatively,

expressing their themes and dreams,

seen as threats to such Authority.


When Political, Religious, Commercial-

national and global bodies-

groups of people, systems and entities

are confident, secure, of their positions,

they pose no threat, no danger

to any Artists and their Heart-Songs

expressing Life freely and joyously.


February 22, 2023

(7 groups of 7 lines)

Shelley Audrey Wilson

Victoria, BC

Turquoise Dreams- I Float In

I was looking at some of my art this morning and thought to share my old poem once again. ‘What’s old is new again’ I think the saying goes.

Turquoise Dreams

I float in turquoise dreams…

turquoise and gold…

water and sun melting into memories

wrapped in gold and turquoise veils…

I am Osiris of the distant dawn,

dismembered and remembered…

I am Isis, divine wife and mother,

co-creator, equal, empowered…

I am Horus, the offspring of vision,

the knowing one who truly sees…

I am the golden history ship

that floats on forgotten turquoise dreams…

lives mythologized in pieces…

civilizations ship-wrecked in sands…

mirages floating in hot, still air…

I bury the staff and rod,

the robes, the spices, the treasures

of gold and turquoise dreams

and wake up with a smile…

What shall I wear today???

(Shelley Audrey Wilson- September, 2006)

Picture Puzzles

Poetry In A New Paradigm

Picture Puzzles

Picture Puzzles Help To Teach Us

the Great Value of Flexible Thinking,

to Seek and Expand Our Understandings,

to Just Set Aside What Doesn’t Work

When Linking Pieces to Others-

‘Clues’ that Just Don’t Fit, or

‘Clues’ that Fit But Don’t ‘Actually’ Fit-

to Continue to Look For Answers

Even When Seeing the Picture Whole

In Healthy Humility As We Grow-

Always Something More To Know…

Puzzles Teach Appreciation For Uncertainties,

the Value of Honest Doubt- the Value

of Questions With Need For Evidence,

For a Willingness to Question ‘Dog-mas’-

that of Our Own or Others-

Valid Yet Incomplete Answers,

‘Collars’ that Fit but Don’t ‘Actually’ Fit-

a Willingness to Move Forward

to Higher, Wider, Deeper Understandings

that Help Us Collectively To Grow…

Some Puzzles Become More and More ‘Complex’

Exercises of a Mental Evolution

Where Intuition Breaks Through

to Aid Powers Of Intelligence,

Where Curiosity First Leads Us

To Explore Piece By Piece, Bit By Bit,

With Logic and Powers of Deduction,

With Shape and Pattern Recognition

Then To Sudden Leaps In Awareness

Beyond The Computer Mind-

a Direct, Intuitive Knowing

Then Comes To Our ‘Defence’-

an Inner Force ‘Activates’

When We Truly, Truly Care-

Helping Us To Find Our Answers-

Even That ‘Missing Piece’ of the Puzzle

Hidden Under Our Own Chair…

God Is Giving Us A Whole Universe

Of Wondrous, Invisible Puzzles,

Puzzles To Invite Us All To Grow

and To Stretch Far Beyond

What We Think We Know…

September 14, 2021

Shelley Wilson

God’s Art

Poetry In A New Paradigm:

God’s Art

There’s Magic in the Sunrise

when Nature paints His Morning Light on Trees-

on their branches, trunks and leaves…

There’s Magic in the Sunlight

when Autumn paints Her Colours rich and bold,

transforming greens to leaves of gold…

There’s Magic in the Twilight

when upon the sight of every Hue

there appears a hint of blue…

There’s Magic when bright Moonlight

kisses Father Earth from afar

and God signs Its art with shining Stars…

The Creator is in the Creation-

the Magic and Mystery in Everything,

the Art and Wonder in Everything…

September 25, 2021

Shelley Wilson

Towards A Sunset at Long Beach on Vancouver Island
Seeing God’s Art through Science

Child’s Play 2

Paint. Cut. Paste. Well it’s comfortably cooler here this morning. The clear matte coating on my fun art is drying a bit slower. Fine by me!
This is a the same piece in the shade on our balcony this morning. Lighting is truly important in the arts, even child-like art like mine. The textures don’t show up but that’s okay. Acrylics on watercolour paper with beach glass on canvas.

Playing It Cool

Taking my mind off the heatwave by playing with art, I created this piece I call Child’s Play. It’s a simple process of Paint, Cut, Paste. Acrylics on watercolour paper with beach glass all on a canvas board with a matte coating.
The colours look more blue here on our balcony in the morning shade and the details of colours with texture are less apparent. I like it when art changes with lighting. I feel like having a glass of water when I look at this piece on another day of our heatwave. June 28, 2021