Ever year the Village of Lombard host their holiday event, “Jingle Jubilee”. The lights of Lilacia Park turn on, there is carol singing at the Main Street Chapel, and the local dance studio sets up window displays inside business storefronts for their dancers to perform “The Nutcracker”. It makes for a great night to get a cup of hot chocolate and walk around downtown with the family.
I painted a 5 panel series at an outdoor art fest in Chicago, West Fest, many summers ago. They had been stored away until recently, when my kids pointed to a blank wall(very rare) in the basement and we all agreed on this!
Each panel is painted with acrylic on a 2′ x 4′ plywood board.
9″x12″ Mixed Media/Digital Collage. Prints available upon request.
Next time you’re bicycling – Riding through Chi-town.
Take your feet off the pedals – Coast and look around.
Pull over to that hot-dog stand – Cuz that Vienna looks inviting.
Eating and riding at the same time – Now you’re Chi-Cycling!
Ride your bike Chicago-style with this locally crafted print. Keep the ketchup away. 11″x11″ digital print on 100 lb. gloss card stock. Shipping included.
Integrity is standing up for what you believe in.
It is treating everyone equally and fairly, acting independent of others that do otherwise.
It is being open and honest, responsible for all of your actions.
It is speaking out when others are treated poorly.
It is refusing to participate in actions detrimental to others.
It is admitting and apologising for your errors, when mistakes are made.
It is respecting your environment, your fellow humans, and your self.
Integrity is not a characteristic, it is a way of life.
It is what you do, and what you say, always.
It sets you apart from others, it defines you as a person.
Treat others as you would want to be treated.
Be upstanding, be forthright, be conscious of your actions.
Remember to always act with integrity.
“Integrity” by Gary Dodd
Gary Dodd is a writer from Melbourne, Australia. You can find out more about Gary and his poetry at www.garydodd.com
“INTEGRITY” original artwork
24″x36″ acrylic on stretched canvas. Ready to hang. Shipping included. Prints available upon request.
Last year I went to visit my sister in Tucson, AZ. I had never been to the desert before. My first hike was a solo trip into Saguaro National Park on the Sendero Esperanza trail. The terrain seemed extraterrestrial. I meandered from flora to fauna, paying close attention to this new world. I moved slow in the heat. I saw birds fly in and out of holes in giant cacti. Lizards sprinted across the trail. The ground was red, covered with beautiful, sharp rocks. Everything I passed had spikes on its ends. The sun was unavoidable. I enjoyed the desert very much!