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Karin Lisa Atkinson
Attended Canada, China, USA
Lives in Los Angeles
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I create peace.
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I enjoy creating my life. 

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I enjoy creating peace in my life.
Education
  • Canada, China, USA
    Ottawa Tech High School of Commerce: Honors Graduate Program in Fine Arts, Photography and Advanced Science / Algonquin College: School of Advanced Technology / Ottawa Carleton University: Faculty of Engineering and Design / Beijing China Language and Culture University / Beijing Film Academy / Beijing Technology and Business University
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Lisa Atkinson
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Writer, Photographer, Filmmaker (Digital Visual Effects & Animation). Technologist ~ Film, Future Tech and Clean Tech
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"Simple Sunset, Simple Moonrise"
by Karin Lisa Atkinson
"You can become blind by seeing each day as a similar one. Each day is a different one, each day brings a miracle of its own. It's just a matter of paying attention to this miracle."
~ Paulo Coelho, 1947-
(Born: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)

“Happiness annihilates time.” 
~ John Hugh MacLennan, 1907-1990
(Born: Glace Bay, Nova Scotia)

"When you are enthusiastic about what you do, you feel this positive energy. It's very simple. Life was always a matter of waiting for the right moment to act."
~ Paulo Coelho, 1947-
(Born: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)

“So we are connected to the Moon. That gives us power - a connection to the Earth and the Moon - that men don't know about.”
~ Cecilia Kaienes Mitchell (Mohawk Elder)
Akwesasne Traditional Herbalist & Medicine Woman
Akwesasne St. Regis Mohawk Reservation, New York

"The Eskimos had fifty-two names for snow because it was important to them: there ought to be as many for love."
~ Margaret Atwood, 1939-
(Born: Ottawa, Canada)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eskimo


"Simple Sunset, Simple Moonrise"
by Karin Lisa Atkinson
http://karinlisaatkinson.blogspot.com
Location: Carter's Beach, Nova Scotia
Camera: Nikon Coolpix (pocket-camera)
Conditions: Natural light, Sunset, no flash, no tripod

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Thank you very much Karin for all the +1s . Your images and words are wonderful. They are inspiring. Thank you very much. Sincerely. 
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"Life Happens, Fog Clears"
by Karin Lisa Atkinson
“The ocean not only provides us with house and life, but also the cultures that both tie us to our past and guide us into the future."
~ Marcus Lopez (Chumash Elder)
www.barbarenochumashcouncil.com

"Treat others the way you want to be treated"
~ Suzanne Pierce Taylor (Salinan elder) 
http://salinantribe.com


"Life Happens, Fog Clears"
by Karin Lisa Atkinson
http://karinlisaatkinson.blogspot.com
Location: Morro Bay State Park, California
Camera: Nikon Coolpix (pocket-camera)
Conditions: Natural light, morning, no flash, no tripod

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"Vagrant"  by Even Liu 
"Did I offer peace today? Did I bring a smile to someone's face? Did I say words of healing? Did I let go of my anger and resentment? Did I forgive? Did I love? These are the real questions. I must trust that the little bit of love that I sow now will BEAR many fruits, here in this world and the life to come."
~ Henri Nouwen, 1932-1996
(Born: Nijkerk, Netherlands)

"Hope is important because it can make the present moment less difficult to BEAR. If we believe that tomorrow will be better, we can BEAR a hardship today."
~ Thich Nhat Hanh, 1926-
(Birth name: Nguyen Xuan Bao)
(Born: Thừa Thiên, Huế Province, Vietnam)

"He who exercises government by means of his VIRTUE may be compared to the NORTH POLAR STAR, which keeps its place, and all the stars turn towards it."
~ Confucius Kong Fuzi 孔夫子 551- 479 BCE
(Born: Lu state, Zhou China)

Image info: "Vagrant" by Even Liu
shared with permission of the artist +Even Liu +Even Liu 
www.evenliu.com


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+Tina Gaby You are feeling my authentic intention for creating and sharing our time on our planet. Thanks for sharing your feelings with me. Glad you are connecting.
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"Jellyfish Nebula, Free Floating Beauty"
by Karin Lisa atkinson
“Not everything has a name, some things lead us into a realm beyond words ... to revelations unattainable by reason. It is like that small mirror in fairy tales - and what you see is not yourself; for an instant you glimpse the Inaccessible, where no magic carpet can take you. And the soul cries out for it.”
~ Alexander Solzhenitsyn

"... the dreamer feels
a little shove against his chest;
he rises slowly
into the air above the heads
of thousands of people,
but only a single face
is turned up to follow him.
The small round dome,
having flashed below, vanishes.
He is surrounded by a dim, pale,
faintly pulsing, cloudy shroud."
~ Boris Khersonsky

"Of simple things – whisper, whisper – not
touching the ear of another –
believe – in another’s – eardrum."
~ Anastasiya Afanasieva

"At least the butterflies are mating: we’ll have
Caterpillars soon. Oh yes, the neighbour’s daughter
Gave birth—a boy, a bit overdue. He had hair and teeth
Already, and could be a mutant,
Because yesterday, only nine days old, he shouted,
“Turn off the sky!” and hasn’t said a word since.
Otherwise, he’s a healthy baby.
So, there it is. If you can get away
For the weekend, bring me something to read,
Preferably in a language I don’t know.
The ones I call mine are exhausted."
~ Oksana Zabuzhko

"Jellyfish Nebula, Free Floating Beauty" (Sea Space series)
by Karin Lisa Atkinson
http://karinlisaatkinson.blogspot.com
"Sea Space" photo series links:
http://karinlisaatkinson.blogspot.com/2014/10/photographs-sea-space-higher-movement.html
and
http://karinlisaatkinson.blogspot.com/2014/11/photographs-sea-space-light-matrix-los.html
Camera: Nikon D3100
Location: Los Angeles
Conditions: Interior, ambient light, no flash, no tripod, size of a hand, slow movement 


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That's must have been an awesome experience. :-)
I hear ya. I need a camera, rather I want one, so bad. :-( 
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6th Annual Call for Artists is "Love Wins. Peace Rises." 
This international juried art competition and traveling exhibition invites peace-minded artists everywhere to join hands and use art to create a more peaceful world. Share your vision of anything that helps create a more peaceful world for all.

Your art will help power The Peace Project's life-changing work – take a look at what we’ve accomplished with the help of artists worldwide at www.thepeaceproject.com

LOVE WINS. PEACE RISES.
Although tales of violence and hate often dominate the media, dig a little deeper and you'll find countless individuals and organizations worldwide who work tirelessly to change lives.

Our 6th Annual Call for Artists celebrates equality, which is one of the cornerstones of creating a world that is more peaceful for more people. It also celebrates love and those who have been working for peace and justice. Join us for The Peace Project's 6th annual Call-for-Artists, opening July 14th, 2015. Submit a vision of love, submit a vision of peace, submit a vision of someone who is working for peace - all artists, mediums and interpretations are welcome - and all help fund our life-changing work.

Exhibit and Touring Show:
www.thewhole9.com/thepeaceproject-info.php

Submit Your ART:
http://www.thewhole9.com/join.php?v2=y
The Peace Project and TheWhole9.com announce the world's broadest Call for Artists and Traveling Exhibit. This year's theme is 'Peace Starts Here.' Click here to share your art and change lives now.
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"Whirlpool of Life, The Sky and The Ocean Are One"
by Karin Lisa Atkinson
"The more clearly we can focus our attention on the wonders and realities of the universe about us, the less taste we shall have for destruction."
~ Rachel Carson, 1907-1964
(Born: Springdale, Pennsylvania, USA)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rachel_Carson

“When you reach for the stars, you are reaching for the farthest thing out there. When you reach deep into yourself, it is the same thing, but in the opposite direction. If you reach in both directions, you will have spanned the universe.”
~ Vera Nazarian, 1966-
(Born: Moscow, Russia)


"Whirlpool of Life, The Sky and The Ocean Are One"
by Karin Lisa Atkinson
http://karinlisaatkinson.blogspot.com
Location: Ojai, California
Camera: Sony DSC-RX100M2 (pocket camera) 
Conditions: Natural early evening light, photographed upside down while in a moving car, no flash, no tripod
Story: Chumash native americans were the early inhabitants of the valley. They called it Ojai, which derives from the Ventureño Chumash word ʼawhaý meaning "moon".
http://www.wilderutopia.com/traditions/myth/chumash-stories-julie-tumamait-stenslie-speaks-at-ojai/
and
http://ravenredbone.com/tag/julie-tumamait-stenslie

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"We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty."
~ Maya Angelou 
Maya Angelou wrote many love winning, and peace rising poems. I felt she was describing each individual lifes journey on this planet when she wrote, We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty. I believe that each individual Self-leads through Self-awareness. This Self-attention with Self-focus creates within Self-love which wins Self-peace. Because of cause and effe...
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"Love Living, Love Life"
"All things created, intended and chosen are mysterious by nature, so there is no controlling a Mystery since by it's very nature Mystery is mysterious.

Life and being alive is a mystery, yet all around us is beauty which is not a mystery - when we see beauty we simple know it as beautiful.

Beauty simply is beautiful. 

There is simplicity in beauty, beauty is simple.

Love living as much as you love life, and happiness will be beautifully lovely."
~ Karin Lisa Atkinson


"Love Living, Love Life"
by Karin Lisa Atkinson
http://karinlisaatkinson.blogspot.com
Location: Thornewood Open Space Preserve, Mountain Lion Habitat, Santa Cruz Mountains, California
Camera: Nikon Coolpix (pocket-camera)
Conditions: Natural light, late afternoon, no flash, no tripod

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"Seafaring Search for Oceanic Connection"
by Karin Lisa Atkinson
"The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever. A lot of people attack the sea, I make love to it.

Sometimes we are lucky enough to know that our lives have been changed, to discard the old, embrace the new, and run headlong down an immutable course. It happened to me ... on that summer’s day, when my eyes were opened to the sea."
~ Jacques Yves Cousteau, 1910 - 1997
(Saint-André-de-Cubzac, France)
http://www.cousteau.org/who


"Seafaring Search for Oceanic Connection" 
by Karin Lisa Atkinson
http://karinlisaatkinson.blogspot.com
Location: Morro Bay State Park, California
Camera: Nikon Coolpix (pocket-camera)
Conditions: Natural light, morning, no flash, no tripod

#oceanphotography   #californiaphotography   #naturephotography   #naturephotos   #landscapephotography   #landscapephoto   #googleplusphotos   #googleplusphotographers   #photography   #photooftheday   #photographer   #promotephotography   #soothingphotography   #stateparks   #quotestoliveby   #quotesonlife   #quotesandsayings   #quotesoftheday  
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"At The Heart, Of All That Matter"
by Karin Lisa atkinson
"Darwin. They say he read novels to relax, But only certain kinds: nothing that ended unhappily. If anything like that turned up, enraged, he flung the book into the fire.

True or not, I’m ready to believe it.

Scanning in his mind so many times and places,
he’d had enough of dying species,
the triumphs of the strong over the weak,
the endless struggles to survive,
all doomed sooner or later.
He’d earned the right to happy endings,
at least in fiction
with its diminutions.

Hence the indispensable
silver lining,
the lovers reunited, the families reconciled,
the doubts dispelled, fidelity rewarded,
fortunes regained, treasures uncovered,
stiff-necked neighbors mending their ways,
good names restored, greed daunted,
old maids married off to worthy parsons,
troublemakers banished to other hemispheres,
forgers of documents tossed down the stairs,   
seducers scurrying to the altar,
orphans sheltered, widows comforted,
pride humbled, wounds healed over,
prodigal sons summoned home,
cups of sorrow thrown into the ocean,   
hankies drenched with tears of reconciliation,
general merriment and celebration,
and the dog Fido,
gone astray in the first chapter,
turns up barking gladly
in the last."
~ Wislawa Szymborska, 1923-2012
(Born: Kornik, Poland)


"At The Heart, Of All That Matter" (Sea Space series)
by Karin Lisa Atkinson
http://karinlisaatkinson.blogspot.com
"Sea Space" photo series links:
http://karinlisaatkinson.blogspot.com/2014/10/photographs-sea-space-higher-movement.html
and
http://karinlisaatkinson.blogspot.com/2014/11/photographs-sea-space-light-matrix-los.html
Camera: Nikon D3100
Location: Los Angeles
Conditions: Interior, ambient light, no flash, no tripod, size of a ten year old child's head, slow movement 

#jellyfish   #marinelife   #oceanphotography   #photooftheday   #photography   #photographer   #losangeles   #googleplusphotos   #googleplusphotographers   #soothingphotography   #promotephotography   #naturephotography   #naturephotos   #quotestoliveby   #quotesonlife   #quotesandsayings   #poetry  
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+Tina Gaby Being nice is the right way. You can delete, edit or repost anything you write, so no worries just follow your feelings.
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"Jelly Galactica, Cnidaria Universe" 
by Karin Lisa Atkinson
They walk inside me. This blood is a map of the road between us. I am why they survived. The world behind them did not close. The world before them is still open. All around me are my ancestors, my unborn children. I am the tear between them and both sides live.
~ Linda Hogan (Chickasaw Nation) 1947-
(Born Denver, Colorado)
("Tear Poem Quote from "The Book of Medicines" by Linda Hogan)

“Is there a spiritual geography, are there certain places upon the earth which are more or less attuned to certain modes of consciousness? And if so, do such qualities belong to the earth itself, to certain qualities of light, or sound, or scent or rock formation?…or do people of a certain cast of mind impart to the land their own qualities?”
~ Kathleen Raine, 1908-2003
(Born: Ilford, United Kingdom)

From the alchemy of fire and water below to the divine light entering from above, we are literally 'possessed by' the creative force. Really, the experience of creativity is an entry into the mysterious. Technique, expertise and knowledge are just tools; the key is to abandon oneself to the energy that fuels the birth of all things. This energy has no form or structure, yet all the forms and structures come out of it. It makes no difference what particular form your creativity takes--it can be painting or singing, planting a garden or making a meal. The important thing is to be open to what wants to be expressed through you. Remember that we don't possess our creations; they do not belong to us. True creativity arises from a union with the divine, with the mystical and the unknowable. Then it is both a joy for the creator and a blessing to others."
~ Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh, 1931-1990
(Birth name: Chandra Mohan Jain)
(Born: Kuchwada, Bhopal State, British Raj now known as Madhya Pradesh, India)

"Jelly Galactica, Cnidaria Universe" (Sea Space series)
by Karin Lisa Atkinson
http://karinlisaatkinson.blogspot.com
"Sea Space" photo series links:
http://karinlisaatkinson.blogspot.com/2014/10/photographs-sea-space-higher-movement.html
and
http://karinlisaatkinson.blogspot.com/2014/11/photographs-sea-space-light-matrix-los.html
Camera: Nikon D3100
Location: Los Angeles
Conditions: Interior, ambient light, no flash, no tripod, size of a hand, slow movement 

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"Relaxing, For the Love of It""
by Karin Lisa Atkinson
"Sometimes I wish that I could go into a time machine right now and just look at my self and say, 'Calm down. Things are gonna be fine. Things are gonna be all great. Just relax.'
~ Tristan Wilds, 1989-
(Born: Staten Island, New York)

"To have faith is to trust yourself to the water. When you swim you don't grab hold of the water, because if you do you will sink and drown. Instead you relax, and float."
~ Alan Watts, 1915-1973
(Born: London, United Kingdom)

Photo series "Living, Creating - Life For The Joy Of It"
http://karinlisaatkinson.blogspot.com/2015/07/photographs-living-creating-life-for.html

This Photo is published with a poem I am still working on/editing
titled "Relaxing Comes Naturally"
http://bookofpeace-intentionanddesire.blogspot.com/2011/01/los-angeles-2011-relaxing-comes.html


"Relaxing, For the Love of It"
by Karin Lisa Atkinson
http://karinlisaatkinson.blogspot.com
Location: Venice Beach, Los Angeles
Camera: Sony DSC-RX100M2 (pocket camera) 
Conditions: Night, ambient light, no flash, no tripod

#venicebeach  +Venice Art Crawl 
#losangeles   #californiaphotography   #photography   #photooftheday   #photooftheday   #quotesoftheday   #quotestoliveby   #quotesonlife   #quotesandsayings   #googleplusphotos   #googleplusphotographers   #urbanphotography   #streetphotography   #citylife   #nightphotography   #blackandwhitephotography   #soothingphotography   #promotephotography  
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