I’m a mother to three beautiful boys, 8 years, 2 years, and 1 year old, all there birthdays in April with mine (very busy month). I am a wife to a wonderful man who supports every thing I want to do. I have 10 piercings and 11 tattoos, more tattoos coming soon. I am an artist, painting, tattooing, sculpting (haven’t done that for a long time), poetry, and a few small crafts. As an artist I felt writing was the next logical step for me. I am enjoying every minute of it, writing, blogging (never thought I would blog), and critiquing. I not only want to talk about my book and the writing proses, but art in general in my blog.

I would like to share a poem I wrote a few years ago, but is so me. I came up with it when a very old woman came up to me on the side walk and said ” Do you know you are going to hell?” laughing a little inside I said “No, why am I going to hell?” “Because you have desecrated the lords temple with all your piercings and tattoos!” She looks so serious when she said this. I said “I’m not desecrating, I’m decorating!” well that made her mad of course, and she stomped off. later I wrote this:

You look at me that way  in disgust and disdain

I’m pierced and tattooed  I must be insane

But who are you to judge  when you kneel down and pray

Just because our beliefs are not the same

We are not so different you and I

for we are all the same when we die

This is nothing against religion, merely about judgment in general. Can’t wait to share more of what I love and who I am.

18 responses »

  1. Thank you for liking my art work. I don’t know whether I qualify to critique anyone elses work, I have never had any formal training, and truly do belive the saying as it goes that art is subjective. For what it’s worth I do really like your flower paintings, even though they’re a completely different subject to anything I’ve sat down and painted on its own. I think if something gives you pleasure, and you enjoy painting it, it is evident in the work when you look at it.

    I also like your writing, and that I could never do, never having the right words to express myself.

    • Thank you. The writing I am new to, but I did poetry for a long time. I only did the second flower because I was asked to, not getting all the info I should have it wasn’t right for her. I am selling it on EBay. Thank you for looking!

      Maria

  2. A girl who some think is a snob is just overly shy. A guy who’s tattooed from head to toe is one of the gentlest men to grace this planet. Most people don’t even try to scratch the surface of who a person is before judging them. They take a glance and their mind is made up.

  3. Unrelated, but similar in intent, but not (presumably?) predicated on appearance, I once had an old man yell at me: “You are not a human being!” I had never been so taken aback in my entire life. And, the circumstances, in which this occurred, were ridiculously bizarre.

    • How rude and judgemental people can be. I wish I could say it’s surprising, but it happens more then I care to think. Heck, I am an assistant scout leader for my son’s scout group, I participate in his school activities all the time, but other parents look at me like any second I could start shooting up the place, or like I am a criminal or something. Its ridiculous that people won’t let my son play with their kids because I look the way I do, but it may be in part because they are from a different generation, They just don’t understand us. I do wonder why she would say such a thing to you?

  4. Society rewards *individuality* only to the extent of what’s easily understood. What they don’t understand they fear. It’s kind of like how the majority of white people used to be (some fools still are) deathly afraid of black people. For the longest time we’ve been conditioned to equate tattoos and piercings with bikers, gypsies and convicts and/or gang members. I know that even I will make such spot assessments, but I hold my tongue. I figure everybody deserves the benefit of the doubt. One’s demeanor goes a long way to diffuse the fear factor. When you smile, make eye contact and speak in generally cheery tones people tend to relax a little more. However, if you frown and are sullen, don’t readily make eye contact and speak in harsh or dark tones people are going to tense up and think you might hurt them. Sure, it’s unfair. Societal evolution is painfully slow. Hang in there!

  5. terrific post on writing and blogging! being new to blogging i have found that it certainly fosters a good writing habit. this is really useful for me, as i am new to writing as well. the other thing blogging is helps me to do, is sort through my thoughts to bring them out more coherently. yes, writing is certainly a journey, exiting and daunting at the same time 🙂

    • Thank you. I read the guest post, it was a good one. I have only been writing about six months and blogging for four but I have learned a lot through other author blogs. The experience is exciting and daunting, but well worth every bit of work. Congratulations on starting your path as a writer, and feel free to ask me anything, if I can help I would be happy to do so. Thank you again, and happy writing 🙂

    • Thank you for doing the same. Like you I don’t have a hole lot of traffic so every comment and like is important to me. I hope you enjoy what you find, and please feel free to comment rather it be good or bad, I am a writer just starting out really so most comments are helpful to me improving my blog and writing.

      Happy writing 🙂
      Maria

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