Portals… Dimensional realities? A poem

IMG_20140722_200358_206I loved this picture as I looked at it on my phone… It invoked my imagination and creative side. One of the subjects I have been studying over the last few years has been Quantum Physics and the concept of Quantum jumping. The refractions of light and the flower affect created in the picture along with the small sun reflected “Orb” inspired the poem and the concept of the portal… Hope it brings a smile to some of you! 🙂

Quantum jumping into my dreams
Although paradoxical it may seem

In another dimension I find myself
I ask of me for a little help

What advice would you give to me
As you live in the place I would like to be

Smiling as I enjoy the view
I tell myself what I would do

You just have to believe
Trust in the process and you will see

Follow your heart and grab your dreams
Things are not always as they seem

Quantum leaps crazy as they sound
Sometimes that is where our reality is found

I choose to take a leap of faith
Following my dreams through time and space

Enjoying the moment each one a gift
Cherishing the joy with each one I live

Quantum jumping into my dreams
Not as paradoxical as it may seem

In another dimension in the here and now
Looking at myself I nod and bow

Thank you for sharing your advice
Believing in myself is not such a steep price

Trust in the process and enjoy the ride
Laughing and smiling on the quantum slide

Namaste I say as I turn to leave
Namaste I say as I look at me

Quantum jump I take paradoxically
Back into my now reality

Things are not always what they seem
Keep believing trusting and following your dreams


Thank you for being you! Thank you as well for sharing your time with me here I am most grateful you chose to do so with love a simple man named Joe! 🙂

Thank you all for being the positive change our world so needs while you share your love and your smiles making our world a better place for all we share it with!


No words to say… a poetic thought


Today was one of those days
So beautiful silent and nothing to say
Nature filled me with awe and took all the words away

The Mountain top lake so blue
The trees and flowers covered in the morning dew
Love of the divine shared with me and you

Just wanted to say hi and share a smile on such a perfect day that words could not do justice to.


Thank you all for being you! 

Tina Turner… Peace


I came across this on you tube and was moved to share it. I am undergoing some dental work and am not up to writing a real post of any substance. I do however wish to say thank you all for your support and the smiles you bring. I will be better able to share my beautiful smile in a couple of days… lol a smile I am looking forward to once again sharing 🙂

Thank you all for allowing me to share a thought or in this case a beautiful side of Tina Turner I had not seen from such a beautiful and talented Tina Turner before I hope you enjoyed it. Thank you for being the positive change our world so needs sharing your smiles and your love making our world a better place for all we share it with 🙂 Joe

On my first day of business…. I didn’t sell a thing

I would like to share a thought or two as I smile at the good fortune of my first day of business. I opened an Etsy shop “Artisticlyxpressed”

I was sure something good would happen and knew I would sell some of my art. I will smile and say I didn’t sell a thing. Sounds kind of odd to say that yet I was the happiest I have been in some time as far as where and how I will transition my life to what I choose rather than what I have to do.

Sometimes life gives a bigger gift than we had hoped for. I had been hoping for a sale a few dollars in my pocket and validation that I was on the right track to living and being me. Dreams? No I choose to be me and make my choices and desires reality a path I took years to find.

On my first day of business I didn’t sell a thing! 🙂 I got scouted and invited to showcase my art! I have been trying to get in local galleries after many ” we are not taking new artists and you need to be recommended” statements I am happy! I wanted to share this smile and perhaps a few more.


Better than a sale!

If you are in the area  it would be awesome to see you stop by and say hi! I could use and would be grateful for your support. I also have to sell 20 tickets the proceeds are used to help upcoming artists of all types by hosting shows like this one. So if you are in the area please come and see the exhibits and support the artists as well as the arts. If not and you want to just help me and or the art community please buy a ticket. If you buy one from my first art showcase not only will you be investing in the arts you may find satisfaction in knowing you helped me become famous! lol 🙂

I thank you for allowing me to share a thought or two… I  couldn’t resist sharing my joy with you all. Even a day when you start a new venture and don’t sell a thing can be a day of great joy in a very unexpected way!


Thank you for being you and being the positive change our word needs by sharing your smiles and sharing your love you are helping make our world a better place for all we share it with. Thank you! 🙂 Joe

Sunny… A poem and a painting, by a guy named Joe



I was walking through town in the rain and snow

Window shopping looking at art

Came across a Van Gogh

Bright yet dark in a beautiful way

“Sunflowers on Gold”

The painting brightened up a cloudy day


I was sitting in a park on a pond bank

A fresh piece of canvas

On which to paint

A memory of a beautiful day

Bright yet dark in a beautiful way

Inspired the painting I painted today

Bright and sunny on a dark red

Beautiful flowers I saw inside my head

Bright yet dark in a beautiful way

I wanted to share a poem a piece of art and a bit of my heart. I love art in all it’s shapes and forms, as I grow older I find a greater appreciation of art. I suppose it is another flower as I rushed though life I didn’t stop to smell. I am one of those people that has to be me sometimes hard headed yet being true to who I am. What I was then and now are not the same I have changed as we all must do. In my youth I would look at the art when “I had to go to the museum” some I liked usually when it was almost picture perfect. I would look at some of the paintings and wonder how that was considered art, especially some of the pieces considered the greatest or most known pieces of all history.

I have found a deeper meaning in artistic expression and the depth of heart sometimes expressed. It may just be that I am viewing the pieces differently because they are creations shared from the depths of ones heart, a beautiful way to view the art from ones heart. I am no Van Gogh yet I am a simple man Joe… I hope you enjoyed the poem and the painting inspired by one of the greats.

Thank you for allowing me to share a thought or two and perhaps a smile or two Thank you for being the change positive and making our world a better place for all we share it with. Please, Share a smile and share your love making our world a better place we can always use more. 🙂 Joe

Beyond my simple mind… A poem

I took a journey inside myself

To see what I would find

I traveled through the darkness

Created by my mind

As I explored the deepest chasms

The canyons the mountains

I had climbed

At the deepest darkest place a cave

Where I hid the treasures

So later I would find

The light inside the darkness

so bright

So powerful I thought

I must have lived so blind

I found in the darkest place

The light that shines

Beyond the darkness of space and time

The brightness beyond the comprehension

 of my simple mind

I embrace the darkness that led my out of fright

Into the never ending night

To the never ending light

I am grateful for the journey

Beyond my simple mind

The journey to the light

The love I know divine

The love of all that exists

In all creation in all of space and time

The loving light

Beyond the darkness

Of my simple mind

The love I did find

I wish to say thank you for allowing me to share a thought or two, as I have a great appreciation of you and all you do. I hope you choose to embrace the beauty that is you as well as sharing that beauty in all that surrounds you. I know your presence illuminates and brings love to many things if even in the darkness you feel you dwell the light shines brightly in the universe divine the love we share beyond our simple minds.

Thank you for sharing your smiles and your love making our world a better place for all we share it with, we are the change positive making our world a better place for all of the creations loved and created divine if only in my simple mind. 🙂