MARCH 2016

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MARCH  2016

“BE READY TO GIVE YOUR BEST”

The above images were painted in pairs.  I went on to create several pairs,  that when placed side by side make an impressive statement.  Everglades I & II is one of my favorites, as I live so very close to them and the River of Grass that runs through its entirety.  My Genesis I & II are my artistic interpretation of the creation of the world.  The vibrant hues of blue depict the skies and oceans.  Creation I & II just followed the theme from Genesis,  but making more specific forms as God created the world.  Lastly, Purity is commemorating Easter and spring.

Everglades I & II are part of the Enjoy Nature Collection.  Genesis I & II are part of the Possibilities Collection.  Creation I & II are part of the Believe In Collection and Purity is in the Dare to Dream Collection.  The entire collections can be viewed on www.LUZenith.com.  FineArtAmerica offers several items with my images.  To purchase just go to http://luz-elena-aponte.artistwebsites.com

Totes will be reduced for these images.  Be sure to check them weekly.

Did you know ????

The Everglades is a two million acre wetland ecosystem that reaches from central Florida, near Orlando, all the way south to Florida Bay. During the wet season, Lake Okeechobee overflows, releasing water into a very slow moving, shallow river dominated by sawgrass marsh–dubbed the “river of grass.” The water flows southward, passing through diverse habitats, including cypress swamps, wet prairie and mangroves, until it reaches Everglades National Park and eventually Florida Bay. (http://www.nwf.org/wildlife/wild-places/everglades.aspx)

On March 8th we celebrate International Working Woman’s Day.  The earliest Women’s Day observance was held on February 28, 1909 in New York–From its official adoption in Russia following the Soviet Revolution in 1917 the holiday was predominantly celebrated in communist and socialist countries– In the West, International Women’s Day was first observed as a popular event after 1977 when the United Nations General Assembly invited member states to proclaim March 8 as the UN Day for women’s rights and world peace (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_Women%27s_Day)

The traditional celebration of St. Patrick’s Day is widely observed in the United States-from wearing something green, all the way to making a river green with emerald green dye-Americans LOVE this celebration.  Other extravaganzas of the day-check out this link:  (https://www.facebook.com/St-Patricks-Day-Countdown-169664356475787/)

Easter comes early this year with the celebration of Easter Week starting with Palm Sunday to Easter Sunday from 3/20-3/27.

Inspirational messages:

EVERGLADES I & II-

“One out of three Floridians (7 million people) rely on the Everglades for their water supply.”

“The Everglades is a World Heritage site and an International Biosphere Reserve.”

“The Everglades is the only place in the world where the American Alligator and the American Crocodile co-exist in the wild.”

“America’s Everglades is the home to 67 threatened or endangered species.”

“While it is often described as a swamp or a forested wetland, the Everglades are actually a very slow moving river.”

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GENESIS I & II

The Book of Genesis-Bible

CREATION I & II

“Nature uses human imagination to lift her work of creation to even higher levels.” (Luigi Pirandello)

“One man is equivalent to all Creation. One man is a World in miniature.” (Albert Pike)

“One is not idle because one is absorbed. There is both visible and invisible labor. To contemplate is to toil, to think is to do. The crossed arms work, the clasped hands act. The eyes upturned to Heaven are an act of creation.” (Victor Hugo)

Our duty, as men and women, is to proceed as if limits to our ability did not exist. We are collaborators in creation. (Pierre Teilhard de Chardin)

PURITY

“Purity and simplicity are the two wings with which man soars above the earth and all temporary nature.” ( Thomas a Kempis)

“Man flows at once to God when the channel of purity is open.”  (Henry David Thoreau)

“Purity is the diamond of the soul.”  (Edward Counsel)

Prints on FINEARTAMERICA

Everglades I-  Enjoy Nature Collection

http://fineartamerica.com/featured/everglades-i-luz-elena-aponte.html?newartwork=true

Everglades II- Enjoy Nature Collection

http://fineartamerica.com/featured/everglades-ii-luz-elena-aponte.html?newartwork=true

Genesis I—Possibilities Collection

http://fineartamerica.com/featured/genesis-i-luz-elena-aponte.html

Genesis II—Possibilities Collection

http://fineartamerica.com/featured/genesis-ii-luz-elena-aponte.html

Creation I-http://fineartamerica.com/featured/creation-i-luz-elena-aponte.html

Creation IIhttp://fineartamerica.com/featured/creation-ii-luz-elena-aponte.html

Purity– http://fineartamerica.com/featured/purity-luz-elena-aponte.html

 

NEW TOTES, THROW PILLOWS, SHOWER CURTAINS, PHONE CASES, T-SHIRTS & MORE!

See entire selection of TOTES: http://fineartamerica.com/art/all/luz+elena+aponte/tote+bags?page=2

TOTES on SPECIAL– WEEKLY during March

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Check out weekly SPECIAL on each of these totes—

Everglades/Genesis/Creation/Purity

Everglades Ihttp://fineartamerica.com/products/everglades-i-luz-elena-aponte-tote-bag-18-18.html

Everglades II– http://fineartamerica.com/products/everglades-ii-luz-elena-aponte-tote-bag-18-18.html

Genesis Ihttp://fineartamerica.com/featured/genesis-i-luz-elena-aponte.html?newartwork=true

Genesis IIhttp://fineartamerica.com/products/genesis-ii-luz-elena-aponte-tote-bag-18-18.html

Creation Ihttp://fineartamerica.com/products/creation-i-luz-elena-aponte-tote-bag-18-18.html

Creation IIhttp://fineartamerica.com/products/creation-ii-luz-elena-aponte-tote-bag-18-18.html

Purity—  http://fineartamerica.com/products/purity-luz-elena-aponte-tote-bag-18-18.html

FineArtAmerica  offers you, in addition to the NEW TOTES,  various types of Wall Art, IPhone cases,  and Greeting Cards~~ This option is available on some of my pieces on the site.

Visit and LIKE my NEW FAN PAGE on FACEBOOK to view all of my FINEARTAMERICA products and SHOP from that page:

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Luz-Elena-Aponte/1447930715522958?sk=app_309028460694

You can see the entire collection on You Tube:

Dare to Dream~~ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dp2yFo4X17c

Possibilities~~ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GBxIIyLJ5LM

Enjoy Nature~~ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R0qVSVqX-yM

Believe In~~ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4MFyPowwwfQ

Other Collections:

Prosperity~~ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CJrBr4y-dQM

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Be sure to follow me on:

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to do, to learn, to dream.”

 

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FEBRUARY 2016~~~LOVE

                                                                                  

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                                                                               February 2016

                                                                                     “LOVE”

LOVE—“strong affection for another arising out of kinship or personal; an assurance of affection; unselfish loyal and benevolent concern for the good of another; the object of attachment,  devotion, or admiration. ” (Webster)

February is the month of LOVE celebrating Valentine’s Day in most every country. The day of romance we call Valentine’s Day is named for a Christian martyr and dates back to the 5th century, but has origins in the Roman holiday Lupercalia. Americans probably began exchanging hand-made valentines in the early 1700s. In the 1840s, Esther A. Howland began selling the first mass-produced valentines in America. Howland, known as the “Mother of the Valentine,” made elaborate creations with real lace, ribbons and colorful pictures known as “scrap.” (www.history.com)

7 Heartwarming Romantic Gestures

  1. The Hanging Gardens of Babylon- King Nebuchadnezzar II supposedly built the Hanging Gardens of Babylon in the sixth century B.C. as a gift for his wife, Amytis of Media
  2. The Taj Mahal-Shah Jahan commissioned the famed landmark around 1632…primarily as a monument to her memory…Shah Jahan was buried alongside his beloved wife in the Taj’s white marble tomb.
  3. Wagner’s “Tribschen Idyll”- composing the symphony “Tribschen Idyll” (later renamed “Siegfried Idyll”) as a present for his wife, Cosima, on her 33rd birthday.
  4. Edward VIII’s Abdication of the Throne-Edward abdicated the throne in December 1936. Simpson quickly divorced her husband, and she and Edward married in 1937. They spent the rest of their lives in retirement in France.
  5. Elizabeth Barrett Browning’s Sonnets for Robert Browning-.The marriage of poets Elizabeth Barrett Browning and Robert Browning is one of literature’s great romances… … Barrett’s most exquisite verses and includes the immortal line, “How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.”
  6. Horace Greasley’s Prison Camp Escapes-World War II prisoner Horace Greasley not only escaped from a prison camp to be with his lover—he did it more than 200 times
  7. Joe DiMaggio’s Flowers for Marilyn Monroe-Joe DiMaggio and actress Marilyn Monroe were only married for a volatile 274 days in 1954… …In a famous romantic gesture; he sent red roses to her grave in Los Angeles three times a week for the next 20 years.
  8. (http://www.history.com/news/7-heartwarming-romantic-gestures)

Again, I will be promoting several images this month. Inspirational messages and other relevant quotes will be included. February’s theme:

       ~~ LOVE~~

“Let us always meet each other with smile, for the smile is the beginning of love.”

(Mother Theresa)

Inspirational messages:

DANCE

“Dance is the hidden language of the soul of the body.”(Martha Graham)

“But let there be spaces in your togetherness and let the winds of the heavens dance between you. Love one another but make not a bond of love: let it rather be a moving sea between the shores of your souls.(Khalil Gibran)

“Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass; it’s about learning to dance in the rain. (Vivian Greene)

Let us read, and let us dance; these two amusements will never do any harm to the world.”(Voltaire)

HIDDEN BEAUTY

“Poetry lifts the veil from the hidden beauty of the world, and makes familiar objects be as if they were not familiar. (Percy Bysshe Shelley)

“Beauty is a manifestation of secret natural laws, which otherwise would have been hidden from us forever.” (J.W. Von Goethe)

“The best part of beauty is the part that cannot be seen in a picture, but hidden down the pure heart.” (Unknown)

LOVE

“Love isn’t something you find. Love is something that finds you.” (Loretta Young)

Keep love in your heart. A life without it is like a sunless garden when the flowers are dead.”

(Oscar Wilde)

Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.”

(Lao Tzu)

“Love doesn’t make the world go ’round. Love is what makes the ride worthwhile.”(Franklin P.Jones)

“A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another.”

(Jesus Christ)

HONESTY

The foundation stones for a balanced success are honesty, character, integrity, faith, love and loyalty.”

(Zig Ziglar)

Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom.” (Thomas Jefferson)

“Honesty is more than not lying. It is truth telling, truth speaking, truth living, and truth loving.”

(James E. Faust)

If it is not right do not do it; if it is not true do not say it.” (Marcus Aurelius)

Prints on FINEARTAMERICA

DANCE~~Dare to Dream Collection

http://fineartamerica.com/featured/dance-luz-elena-aponte.html

HIDDEN BEAUTY~~Possibilities Collection

http://fineartamerica.com/featured/hidden-beauty-luz-elena-aponte.html

LOVE~~Dare to Dream Collection

http://fineartamerica.com/featured/love-luz-elena-aponte.html?newartwork=true

HONESTY~~Other Collection

http://fineartamerica.com/featured/honesty-luz-elena-aponte.html

 

NEW TOTES, THROW PILLOWS, SHOWER CURTAINS, PHONE CASES, T-SHIRTS & MORE!

See entire selection of TOTES: http://fineartamerica.com/art/all/luz+elena+aponte/tote+bags?page=2

 TOTES on SPECIAL– WEEKLY during FEBRUARY

Totes for Feb.

                                         Check out weekly SPECIAL on each of these totes—

DANCE/HIDDEN BEAUTY/LOVE/HONESTY

Dance– http://fineartamerica.com/products/dance-luz-elena-aponte-tote-bag-18-18.html

Hidden Beauty– http://fineartamerica.com/products/hidden-beauty-luz-elena-aponte-tote-bag-18-18.html

Love– http://fineartamerica.com/products/love-luz-elena-aponte-tote-bag-18-18.html

Honesty– http://fineartamerica.com/products/honesty-luz-elena-aponte-tote-bag-18-18.html

 

FineArtAmerica offers you, in addition to the NEW TOTES, various types of Wall Art, IPhone cases, and Greeting Cards~~ This option is available on some of my pieces on the site.

Visit and LIKE my NEW FAN PAGE on FACEBOOK to view all of my FINEARTAMERICA products and SHOP from that page:

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Luz-Elena-Aponte/1447930715522958?sk=app_309028460694

You can see the entire collection on You Tube:

Dare to Dream~~ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dp2yFo4X17c

Possibilities~~ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GBxIIyLJ5LM

Other Collections:

Enjoy Nature~~ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R0qVSVqX-yM

Prosperity~~ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CJrBr4y-dQM

Believe In~~ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4MFyPowwwfQ

Check FACEBOOK for updates.

Be sure to follow me on:

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 “Not being able to speak is NOT

the same as not having anything to say,

to do, to learn, to dream.”

 

www.LUZenith.com

 

 

 

 

JANUARY 2016~~~GOALS

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January 2016

GOALS

GOALS=  “something you are trying to do or achieve.”—“the end toward which effort is directed.”  (Webster)

Every New Year’s,  we all come together to analyze the accomplishments of the previous year and create new resolutions/goals for the coming New Year.  At this time of year, many of us are thinking about changing things that haven’t been working for us for in a long while. Have you made a list of the ways in which you’d like to change your behavior and the choices you make each day?

 Visualizing Your Goals,  and Creating a Vision of these is a path to achieving them.

Again, I will be promoting several images for the months ahead with a theme for my blog.  Inspirational messages and other relevant quotes will be included.  January’s theme ~~ GOALS.  “Goals should always be set for all of us to achieve.  Goals give us the direction and we must strive to believe.”

Inspirational messages:

GOAL

“You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.” (C. S. Lewis)

“Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal.” (Henry Ford)

“Goals are dreams with deadlines.” (Diana Scharf)

POSSIBILITIES

“The past, like the future, is indefinite and exists only as a spectrum of possibilities.” (Stephen Hawking)

“The possibilities are numerous once we decide to act and not react.” (G. Bernanrd Shaw)
“Believe it is possible to solve your problem. Tremendous things happen to the believer. So believe the answer will come. It will.” (N.Vincent Peale)

ASSETS

“Time and health are two precious assets that we don’t recognize and appreciate until they have been depleted.” ( Denis Waitley)

“Honesty and integrity are by far the most important assets of an entrepreneur.”(Zig Ziglar)

“Our brains are either our greatest assets or our greatest liabilities.” (Robert Kiyosaki)

PERSEVERANCE

“Perseverance is not a long race; it is many short races one after another.” (Walter Elliott)

“The difference between perseverance and obstinacy is that one comes from a strong will, and the other from a strong won’t.” (Henry Ward Beecher)

“With ordinary talent and extraordinary perseverance, all things are attainable.” (Thomas Foxwell Buxton)

Prints on FINEARTAMERICA

GOALS~~Prosperity Collection

http://fineartamerica.com/featured/goal-luz-elena-aponte.html

POSSIBILITIES~~Dare to Dream Collection

http://fineartamerica.com/featured/possibilities-luz-elena-aponte.html

ASSETS~~Prosperity Collection

http://fineartamerica.com/featured/assets-luz-elena-aponte.html

PERSEVERANCE~~Dare to Dream Collection

http://fineartamerica.com/featured/perseverance-luz-elena-aponte.html

 

NEW TOTES, THROW PILLOWS, SHOWER CURTAINS, PHONE CASES, T-SHIRTS & MORE!

See entire selection of TOTES: http://fineartamerica.com/art/all/luz+elena+aponte/tote+bags?page=2

 

TOTES on SPECIAL– WEEKLY during JANUARY

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Check out weekly SPECIAL on each of these totes—GOAL/POSSIBILITIES/ASSETS/PERSEVERANCE

FineArtAmerica  offers you, in addition to the NEW TOTES,  various types of Wall Art, IPhone cases,  and Greeting Cards~~ This option is available on some of my pieces on the site.

Visit and LIKE my NEW FAN PAGE on FACEBOOK to view all of my FINEARTAMERICA products and SHOP from that page:

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You Tube

Dare to Dream~~ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dp2yFo4X17c

Prosperity~~ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CJrBr4y-dQM

Other Collections:

Enjoy Nature~~ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R0qVSVqX-yM

Possibilities~~ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GBxIIyLJ5LM

Believe In~~ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4MFyPowwwfQ

During this month, the four paintings listed in the blog will have a REDUCED PRICE on FineArtAmerica.   Special promos will be posted on FACEBOOK.

Check FACEBOOK for updates.

Be sure to follow me on:

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Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lifesunlimitedzenith

“Not being able to speak is NOT

the same as not having anything to say,

to do, to learn, to dream.”

 

www.LUZenith.com

 

 

December 2015 ~~ ‘Tis the Season To GIVE

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December 2015

‘Tis the Season To GIVE

December is probably my most favorite month of the year.  A time for family gathering,  the decorations, the lights and most important is when we take time to remember that ‘tis the Season to Give.  Giving back is among the most important and valuable thing anyone can do…more so at this time of the year.  Giving back is where you give without any benefits for you, no recognition, nothing tangible gets sent your way. Your only reward is realizing that you’ve may have made a significant and/or positive change in someone’s life.

Did you know???

December gets its name from the Latin word decem (meaning ten) because it was originally the tenth month of the year in the Roman calendar, which began in March. The winter days following December were not included as part of any month. Later, the months of January and February were created out of the month less period and added to the beginning of the calendar, but December retained its name. (Wikipedia)

December is Human Rights Month.   How to Celebrate Human Rights Month.   The best way to celebrate Human Rights month is to take time to understand what exactly this codified set of freedoms does for you…It’s also a great opportunity to spend some time volunteering for organizations like Amnesty International, a charity organization that works tirelessly to support and spread human rights.  Working with organizations like these will help millions of people around the world, and the ways to contribute are endless. It can start as simple as a donation drive, or grow to a continuous and concerted effort to help prisoners and the needy all throughout the world. We all benefit from the work done by these august organizations; International Human Rights Month is your opportunity to give a little back for the protections you enjoy as a citizen of the world. (https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/human-rights-month/)

December is the month with the shortest daylight hours of the year in the Northern Hemisphere and the longest daylight hours of the year in the Southern Hemisphere.

December is when we celebrate Christmas.  The “true meaning of Christmas” is a phrase with a long history in American pop culture. It first appears in the mid-19th century, and is often given vaguely religious overtones, suggesting that the “true meaning of Christmas” is the celebration of the Nativity of Christ. But in pop culture usage, overt religious references are mostly avoided, and the “true meaning” is taken to be a sort of introspective and benevolent attitude as opposed to the commercialization of Christmas which has been lamented since at least the 1850s. The poem A Visit From St. Nicholas (1822) helped popularize the tradition of exchanging gifts, and seasonal Christmas shopping began to assume economic importance. Harriet Beecher Stowe criticizes the commercialization of Christmas in her story “Christmas; or, the Good Fairy”.  An early expression of this sentiment using the phrase of “the true meaning” is found in The American magazine, vol. 28 (1889):  “to give up one’s very self — to think only of others — how to bring the greatest happiness to others — that is the true meaning of Christmas” (Wikipedia)

The images used for this month are the following:

Joy~~ Enjoy Nature Collection-

http://fineartamerica.com/featured/joy-luz-elena-aponte.html

Bright Night~~Believe In Collection

http://fineartamerica.com/featured/bright-night-luz-elena-aponte.html

Christmas Tree~~Holiday Collections

http://fineartamerica.com/featured/christmas-tree-luz-elena-aponte.html

Spirit~~Possibilities Collection

http://fineartamerica.com/featured/spirit-luz-elena-aponte.html

GIFT IDEAS

Pillows~~

http://fineartamerica.com/products/joy-luz-elena-aponte-throw-pillow-14-14.html

http://fineartamerica.com/products/christmas-tree-luz-elena-aponte-throw-pillow-14-14.html

Totes~~

http://fineartamerica.com/products/bright-night-luz-elena-aponte-tote-bag-18-18.html

http://fineartamerica.com/products/christmas-tree-luz-elena-aponte-tote-bag-18-18.html

http://fineartamerica.com/products/spirit-luz-elena-aponte-tote-bag-18-18.html

Shower Curtains~~

http://fineartamerica.com/products/bright-night-luz-elena-aponte-shower-curtain.html

http://fineartamerica.com/products/christmas-tree-luz-elena-aponte-shower-curtain.html

Some of my favorite quotes:

“Christmas is joy, religious joy, an inner joy of light and peace.”  (Pope Francis)

“We are shaped by our thoughts; we become what we think. When the mind is pure, joy follows like a shadow that never leaves.” (Buddha)

“The darkest nights produce the brightest stars.”

“The best of all gifts around any Christmas tree is the presence of a happy family all wrapped up in each other.”(B. Hill)

“Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful.”  (Norman Vincent Peale)

“Christmas is a season not only of rejoicing but of reflection.”  (Winston Churchill)

“And know that I am with you always; yes, to the end of time.”  (Jesus Christ)

“God never gives someone a gift they are not capable of receiving. If he gives us the gift of Christmas, it is because we all have the ability to understand and receive it.”  (Pope Francis)

“Nature always wears the colors of the spirit.” (Ralph Waldo Emerson)

“There are only two forces in the world, the sword and the spirit. In the long run the sword will always be conquered by the spirit.”  (Napoleon Bonaparte)

Check www.FineArtAmerica.com for additional images.

 

NEW TOTES, THROW PILLOWS, SHOWER CURTAINS, PHONE CASES, T-SHIRTS & MORE!

See entire selection of TOTES: http://fineartamerica.com/art/all/luz+elena+aponte/tote+bags?page=2

FineArtAmerica  offers you, in addition to the NEW TOTES,  various types of Wall Art, IPhone cases,  and Greeting Cards~~ This option is available on some of my pieces on the site.

Visit and LIKE my NEW FAN PAGE on FACEBOOK to view all of my FINEARTAMERICA products and SHOP from that page:

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Luz-Elena-Aponte/1447930715522958?sk=app_309028460694

You can see the entire collection on You Tube:

Dare to Dream~~ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dp2yFo4X17c

Enjoy Nature~~ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R0qVSVqX-yM

Possibilities~~ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GBxIIyLJ5LM

Other Collections:

Believe In~~ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4MFyPowwwfQ

Prosperity~~ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CJrBr4y-dQM

During this month, the four paintings listed in the blog will have a REDUCED PRICE on FineArtAmerica.   Special promos will be posted on FACEBOOK.

Check FACEBOOK for updates.

Be sure to follow me on:

Twitter: https://twitter.com/#!/LuzZenith

LinkedIn:  http://www.linkedin.com/pub/luz-elena-aponte/11/88a/abb

FineArtAmerica:   http://luz-elena-aponte.artistwebsites.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lifesunlimitedzenith

 

“Not being able to speak is NOT

the same as not having anything to say,

to do, to learn, to dream.”

 

www.LUZenith.com

 

November 2015 ~~ “An Attitude of Gratitude”

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“An Attitude of Gratitude”

 

Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life.  It turns what we have into enough,  and more.  It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity.  It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend.  Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.” (MelodyBeattie)

November brings forth changes in weather, saluting and honoring our Veterans and most important brings families together at Thanksgiving.  Being thankful and humble should be of utmost importance in our daily living.   “Make it a habit to tell people thank you.  To express your appreciation, sincerely and without the expectation of anything in return.  Truly appreciate those around you, and you’ll soon find many others around you.  Truly appreciate life, and you’ll find that you have more of it.” ~ (Ralph Marston)

Veterans Day, Wednesday, November 11th will honor and thank all military personnel who served the United States in all wars,  particularly living veterans. It is marked by parades and church services and in many places the American flag is hung at half-mast. A period of silence lasting two minutes may be held at 11am

Each year on the fourth Thursday in November, Americans gather for a day of feasting, football and family. While today’s Thanksgiving celebrations would likely be unrecognizable to attendees of the original 1621 harvest meal, it continues to be a day for Americans to come together around the table—albeit with some updates to pilgrim’s menu.(History.com)  Families will travel more miles during this holiday using all means of transportation.  It’s become tradition, for families to make this the time to come together, be thankful and catch up. Lots of food preparation takes place, and now shopping has become the past-time over this holiday weekend with more and more big box stores opening their doors on this day.

A few nontraditional holidays….did you know???? 

November 3rd: Sadie Hawkins Day (the first Saturday in November) The woman asking the man to a dance? How novel! Apparently it was quite novel back in the late 1930s,  when Sadie Hawkins Day first appeared in the popular comic strip Li’l Abner. Worried that his homely daughter Sadie might never find a beau, Hekzebiah Hawkins organized a race in which his daughter would chase all the unmarried men in town to the finish line. If she caught one, he was legally obligated to wed her. The holiday became an annual event in the comic strip, and evolved into a real life event as well—with more dancing and less capturing. These days, Sadie Hawkins Day generally occurs on the first Saturday of November.

 November 13th: World Kindness Day–Founded in 1998 by an organization called the World Kindness Movement, this international holiday encourages everyone to look deep into their hearts past religion, race, and other differences to do something nice for their neighbors and/or humankind.

November 4th: King Tut Day–…. On this day in 1922, British archeologist Howard Carter and his crew discovered the entrance to King Tut’s tomb. This monumental discovery was one of the greatest archaeological achievements of the 20th century, and remains a huge attraction well into the 21st. The least we can do is take a day to honor it. History for the win!

November 7th: International Tongue Twister Day– How much wood could a woodchuck chuck, if a woodchuck could chuck wood? Whether you’re in unique New York or selling seashells by the seashore… …

November 23rd:  National Day of Listening– Sponsored by oral history nonprofit StoryCorps, this year’s National Day of Listening honors teachers…. Other ways to commemorate National Day of Listening is by recording interviews in veteran’s hospitals, senior centers, homeless shelters, and other community centers.

November 28th: Red Planet Day–The fourth planet from the sun, and home to a future dystopian civilization according to Total Recall, gets its own day of honor in November. And what a year to celebrate, after NASA’s successful landing of the rover on Mars this past August! …(www.mentalfloss.com)

The images used for this month are the following:

Wheat Fields~~EnjoyNature Collection-

http://fineartamerica.com/featured/wheat-fields-luz-elena-aponte.html

Land of Liberty~~Believe In Collection

http://fineartamerica.com/featured/land-of-liberty-luz-elena-aponte.html

Autumn Winds~~Enjoy Nature Collection

http://fineartamerica.com/featured/autumn-winds-luz-elena-aponte.html

Humanity~~Believe In Collection

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GIFT IDEAS

Pillows   http://fineartamerica.com/products/autumn-winds-luz-elena-aponte-throw-pillow-14-14.html

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Totes  http://fineartamerica.com/products/autumn-winds-luz-elena-aponte-tote-bag-18-18.html

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http://fineartamerica.com/products/land-of-liberty-luz-elena-aponte-tote-bag-18-18.html

http://fineartamerica.com/products/humanity-luz-elena-aponte-tote-bag-18-18.html

Shower Curtains  http://fineartamerica.com/products/autumn-winds-luz-elena-aponte-shower-curtain.html

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Some of my favorite quotes:

Judge each day not by the Harvest you reap but by the Seeds you Plant.” (Unknown)

My dream is of a place and a time where America will once again be seen as the last best hope of earth.” (Abraham Lincoln)

America was not built on fear. America was built on courage, on imagination and an unbeatable determination to do the job at hand.”  (Harry S Truman)

“Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.”  (Albert Camus)

“Life starts all over again when it gets crisp in the fall.” (F.Scott Fitzgerald)

“Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them humanity cannot survive.” (Dalai Lama)

“You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty.” (Mahatma Gandhi)

Check www.FineArtAmerica.com for additional images.

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FineArtAmerica  offers you, in addition to the NEW TOTES,  various types of Wall Art, IPhone cases,  and Greeting Cards~~ This option is available on some of my pieces on the site.

Visit and LIKE my NEW FAN PAGE on FACEBOOK to view all of my FINEARTAMERICA products and SHOP from that page:

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You can see the entire collection on You Tube:

Enjoy Nature~~ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R0qVSVqX-yM

Believe In~~ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4MFyPowwwfQ

Other Collections:

Dare to Dream~~ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dp2yFo4X17c

Possibilities~~ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GBxIIyLJ5LM

Prosperity~~ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CJrBr4y-dQM

During this month, the four paintings listed in the blog will have a REDUCED PRICE on FineArtAmerica.   Special promos will be posted on FACEBOOK.

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