BeAwesome: A Lesson on Saving

BeAwesome: A Lesson on Saving

Saving is a matter of two things. 1. Time 2. Place. Understand these two and things will be alright- Anonymous


Stop saving your energy for one defining moment. Stop saving your love and heart for someone who is not willing to share the same affection with you. Stop saving a word. Or phrase that is itching to be used or spoken. Stop saving a smile. Stop saving hard work and use it every day at the task you full forth. Stop saving. Don’t go out and empty your bank account. Don’t begin to act silly and hurt your self while trying to push yourself to the limit. Think about what you have left in the tank. Can you drive that extra mile before filling up. Can you lift up that extra rep before your arms give out. Can you run that extra kilometre before your feet give in. Stop saving and use what you have left before reaching into your bank account and exploring more options. Stop saving your great idea, and go out and make it happen. Stop saving that extra effort, and do a little more each day with what you have. Think about the benefits of right now. And the possibilities of tomorrow by giving it your all, day in and day out. Get excited. Find pleasure in what you love. Stop saving. This is not meant for you to consider not saving. It is meant for you to understand the meaning of giving it your all, all the time you are asked to perform and practice. Those who are AWESOME save (when appropriate) and stop saving when the time is right. If you learn to practice the way you want to perform you will be the best at what you do. It is that simple. Lesson on saving



NSArtist of the Week2: @artbydaina

NS Artist of the Week: @ArtByDaina

Daina Scarola: Daina Scarola (Twitter: @ArtByDaina) was born in Ontario BUT now lives in Nova Scotia on the Eastern Shore. Daina is a well established artist. Her accomplishments are too long to write about.ahah. Her style is also very unique like the individuals written above. I believe her specialty is vintage art (Oil Painting). All of her pictures give you a soothing feel (you have to see to understand). What I like about Daina:  Her ability to pay close attention to detail and still use vibrant colors that make her picture stand out.

You can find Daina’s work @:




Family: “Swing”

Family: “Swing”

What does it mean to “Swing”? (Really think about this meaning) In the dictionary it means, “to cause to move to and from or oscillate, as something suspended from above” (over your head any?). Okay, yes dictionaries are stupid and they make things a lot harder than they should but that is the definition. Another definition I found, ” the rhythmic element that excites dancers and listeners to move in time to jazz music” (again, over your head I know). After confusing my self a lot more than what I wanted to, I came up with my own definition, “to remember child hood experiences and or continue to live childhood dreams”. Complicated? Nope.. I didn’t think so…

A few days ago as I was driving home from work (Ps. Work is not fun unless you are doing something you love), I noticed a young girl swinging on a swing. Nowww, without looking like a creep, I barley noticed her because I was driving with a purpose (to get home, my feet were sore.olol). As I arrived home, I started to think about the little girl swinging. I started to think about how happy she was when she went into the air.I remember a laugh or a slight smile on her face. I started to think about her mom (sort of) paying attention as she dug in the garden on the side of their house. I started to think about what she was thinking about, probably, “this is so fun!” or ” I wonder what’s for supper later”, “why is the sky so blue?”. I started to think about my childhood, and how I use to “Swing“. I remember Swinging in front of my great grandma’s house, waiting for the bus to take me to school. I remember Swinging, Jr.High school, 735am basketball practices before class.I remember Swinging, school clothes pressed and ironed to perfection by my mom in the morning.

This little girl made me think. She was a reminder. She reminded me to Swing in the moments you have with others and cherish life. She reminded me that tomorrow is not granted and today is almost over. She reminded me that Swinging is not only for kids, Swinging is for everyone.

Below is an image of what I saw:

Step 1

StepOne: I used a 16×20 canvas to create this picture











StepTwo: I started to play with a blue sky ( I did not like this at all so I changed it) See StepThree..









StepThree: I covered the blue sky with a yellow and white. I also started to create a tree on the right hand side.









StepFour: I finished the tree in the picture and I added a garden. I used a variety of greens, splashes of red and very little black.









StepFive: Here I started to create an image to represent the little girl Swinging










StepSix: SwingCompleted


         Everyone needs to Swing

Swing 4 Today Come Down Tomrrow -BeAwesome