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visual artist and writer marisol diaz

i am a self-defined Nuyorican creative (that is a Puerto Rican who is from both the isles of Manhattan, NYC and the Caribbean). I share daily in the joy of education and live in a cute port town in New York, in a 'teensy-weensy' apartment with my two dogs and canary named Valentino. Check out my Etsy shop for purchasable pieces. Please do not reproduce imagery off of this site without explicit credit and no derivatives may be made of my original imagery- Thank You.

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Art Give Away - Thankful Photography

HAPPY THANKSGIVING! pickin' red rasberries by marisol diaz

So lets try a Thanksgiving Art giveaway! Leave a comment with what you're thankful for and be in the running to win an 8X10 photographic print of this Pickin Red Rasberries image! Remember be creative - we may find that we're all thankful for family - so what will set your winning comment apart? I'm thankful for vibrant LIFE in all of its forms...my truly extraordinary relationship with my husband, my three four-legged children and their bright eyes, my parents, my hands, my art, my bed, my house, my niece and nephew and every thriving member of my family...especially those that have mastered the art of laughter and joy - life is too short for sour grapes! What Are You Thankful for?

Reader Comments (5)

I am thankful for every breath I take whether taking in the growth, love and longevity of the relatioships around me or with graphite in hand trying to document in some small way the power of those relationships and the connections within and beyond myself. I am thankful for an amazing wife whom I respect, love and challenge as she does me on a daily if not minute by minute basis. I am thankful for being raised by amazing people with fresh vegetables picked just a few steps from a home that my father built with his own hands and imagination and unwielding, awesome work ethic. I am thankful for knowing and being able to call my grandparents my friends...to see who I am through them as well as my parents...to see what interesting traits truly skipped a generation! I am thankful for a brother who is completely different than myself but at the same time is completely and wholeheartedly my brother....I am thankful for a country that collectively grew into the dream that its forefathers did not even know they had spun into existence so many years ago. I am thankful for good friends, 3 brothers and cousins from one coast to another. I am thankful for a lot of things and will stop now, realizing that I can't be too thankful for everything I have been given and even a few things I have earned for all of those people right next door who have little or nothing and no forseeable way out. Hope is the biggest commodity being bought and sold away in our crazy world economy. Thank-you amarettogirl!

November 27, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterstainboy

hey that's pretty cool pic, its nice well- hmmm thankfulness not to sure about -guess that im living and breathing which is good

November 27, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterorph101

I am grateful to be first generation to have been born in a country where I have liberties that many women still have to struggle and fight for. I am grateful to have been raised by such an incredible strong, thoughtful, creative and resourceful woman. I am grateful for the adversities that have come through my life as they have not only made me stronger but have molded me. I am grateful that I have learned to love who I am and look forward to what I will become. I am thankful for having all of my senses to be able to take in all of lifes scents, textures, visions, tastes and sounds. I am incredibly appreciative of my fur children who consist of my three felines and my one big pooch who give me such amazingly unconditional love. I am truly appreciative of all of my extraordinary friends be it old, new and rediscovered as my life is blessed for having had the opportunity to have shared time with them. I am thankful for my sister and her five children and my brother and his three. I am thankful for having had the chance to make peace with my father before his untimely passing. I am thankful for diversity, unity and choice. And ultimately, I am blessed and grateful for having had so many things to be thankful for.

Thank you Mari for providing a platform for people to ponder on what they are thankful for. As I read from comments of others, it does make me aware of the additional things I too am appreciative for from the smallest to the greatest of things.

Much Love, Peace, Harmony and Joy ;-D

November 27, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterSharon G

happy thanksgiving! (my hair is chopped off)

i am thankful for the love that surrounds me everyday.

November 28, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterisabella

I'm thankful for waking up...I've found that there is a fuller way of living that you can move into. It makes you recognize your true responsibilities and appreciate your surroundings. I've woken up from the dream of "me and my life". I've realized the oneness of everything...the oneness of events, of nature, of humanity, of Being. I just(today)realized that as I became more aware and more aligned with life, material things came to me. But I still struggle to maintain the balance between the world of form(things) and the formless(the essence of life). What I am speaking of is an opening in my life that cracked open my shell of the false self(ego), and illuminates my experiences, initiated by the book "A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life's Purpose" by Eckhart Tolle. So I am thankful for destiny, which has been so kind to me...for the spirit of life reaching out to me and making me read that book. I found the connection between 'me' and the universe, the one life. So I'm greatly thankful for that. I have become more a part of existence now.
and I'm thankful for the essence of life that flows through me as art. I have an opening to a world of form that's in me, blessed by it.
Fate is has been ultimate, undiscriminatory friend, even when I didn't know it was watching.
I'm thankful that I can appreciate this world(art&music especially recently), and create things I appreciate(but not limited to that.)
I'm thankful for learning how to live...

November 28, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterogun

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