Ola Amigos - TURKEYVERSE!

Where to begin..... it’s been quite a long time since I’ve written in hasn’t it? What a Flipping year!!!!  

I do love The Fall season. No matter where I am or what’s happening HALLOWEEN has always made me happy and is very special. I got an email today from my Step Dad reminding me of when we turned my onesy yellow pyjamas into a bumble bee costume by putting black duct tape in stripes around my middle and stuffing a pillow inside so I’d be round. We glued pipe cleaners to a headband and Bobs your Uncle! I’m a Bumble Bee! I LOVED that costume but my pillow sank into my leg hole, it poured with rain all night and when we got home after trick or treating my Mum looked at me all covered in mud, my antennae bent and my bee girth stuck in my leg, she laughed so hard she almost fell over “ My poor little Bee!!! What happened to you!? You’ve been through the wars to get that candy eh?” Bless ALL parents and their patience! I was always allowed 1 treat and had to save the rest. Once my Mum found a huge bag of stale Halloween candies that I’d stashed in the back of the closet and forgot about. Mice had discovered it and they made nests in the stuffed animals and were using the sweets as back up treats for themselves!! Lucky mice. Mum was not impressed. My mother was Tibetan Buddhist so all mice, stuffed animals and everything else had to go outside so all would have a chance at relocation humanely. 

I Miss my Mum so much, every single day.. She was my hero and always will be. I celebrate the 31st, the 1st and the 2nd of November all as days to contemplate not only the season and time but to remember all the people I love who are no longer on this plane. It is a sacred and very special time. 

The anticipation and general tension leading up to Election Day was palpable. As the news pours in from all around I hesitate to celebrate one way or another as the fall out may be more than a bit dodgy. We’ll just have to wait and see. There’s already been so much violence, upheaval and general stupidity that I think the US has filled its quota for quite some time to come. So many radical injustices have been committed against countless innocent people. What is absolutely not needed is more violence against the people. 

If however violence continues to be committed repeatedly against the people, eventually there is no choice but to fight back for not only their rights but they’re very survival.. That is what is happening as I think we can all see. The uber wealthy powers that be, those in control have never known 1 day of hunger due to poverty, never known poverty in any way. They have no frame of reference, concern nor compassion for the poor, the struggling, the unhoused millions in this country and they frankly don’t care. I’ve heard as much said with my own ears. 

Disgusting. 

People are waking up finally and realizing that they do have power to create change. It’s something I thought I’d never see as I was convinced that folks were simply too apathetic. If it wasn’t life threatening they wouldn’t act...... well. IT IS life threatening now and for many many MANY people it’s been that way for..... generations. It’s taken this pandemic to push it all up to the top so it can’t be ignored any longer. We live in interesting times indeed. 

Anyway......Remember back in December when we were all saying “ Man 2019 was brutal, let’s raise a glass to 2020!! It’s two 20’s!! It’s got to be good!!! Cheers!!!” Yeah. I remember that too!!! 

Baaahahahahah. Despite indescribable difficulties, there have also been some wonderful things about this year so far though. In spending time up with my Father he has been teaching me the art of Silver and Gold smithing and we are soon moving into blacksmithing as well!!! 

Power tools?!! What a revelation!! I understand now why people can become quite obsessed with tool collecting! I find working with metals absolutely fascinating and I can’t get enough of it. I’m still very much in the early days of my apprenticeship with him but I’m so happy to have found a new Art form to dive into and learn. I’ve always wanted to have my own Jewelry line and to learn this from him and it’s finally happening! I’ve been traveling up and down the coast of CA and loving the traveling life for the most part. I take no risks however as I’m also with my Dad a lot and beyond that I don’t want to get sick with this horrible virus. His health is very precarious so there is No room for error how I see it. It’s been surprising ( to say the least) to watch the weirdness of humanity’s various reactions to this pandemic. I guess a lot of people haven’t been close to serious illness or death, seen it, lived it or even come close to it. We all think we’re immortal when we’re young and fearless , until we lose a loved one, then another or we come close to that edge ourselves and so on... it’s a part of life but the reality of that hits each of us at different times and in different ways. I’m trying to be zen about it and accept that ... well.... “you can’t fix stupid” as the saying goes. Live and let live. All you can do is mind your own and not be a selfish twat. 

Yeah..... my tolerance for Bull**** has gone right out the window I must say. I’ve always thought that the western world had become far too lazy, too complacent and to a certain degree it still is, people think things are just going to go back to the way they were pre pandemic. Hah! That’s pretty funny actually. Lol. History repeats itself people!! This has all happened before. 

Another year I reckon before things can start to regroup and move forward. That’s just my guess though. Ugh! I told myself I wasn’t going to write about the damn pandemic but it does kind of influence EVERYTHING right now. 

I’ve been told that the studios are shuttered, agencies same, my biz, the great machine has been switched off, unplugged and put away for awhile. So, hmmmm...Ok, Well…. 

ITS A GOOD THING IM AN ARTIST AND CAN DO MANY OTHER ART FORMS!!! 

Speaking of which I am in the process of setting up a Patreon page. I’m learning about it and deciding what best I can offer to share with you guys, if you are interested. Because I practice and create Art in many different ways I think I have some good ideas and a lot to share with other creative people. Traditionally there has been this kind of wall in between artists and fans. I’m glad that is changing personally. I’ve met some truly wonderful people via these changes. 

Tis the Season of giving thanks so we’re offering 15% discount off ALL store items from now until the end of November. Turkey of the Universe sale!! 

Just use CODE: TURKEY15 at check out. 

Order early for Xmas delivery! 

Love you guys, stay safe and take care 

Xxxx F

 

 

5 comments

  • Timothy Michael DiVito
    Timothy Michael DiVito
    This year has been an eye opener for the world. The pandemic has taken many lives, yet has brought us together in finding a solution to the problem. But it shouldn't take a world wide pandemic to bring humanity closer. We should do that out of love and compassion for our fellow man. Maybe we haven't learned our lesson yet. But none the less new heroes were born and new strength discovered in our society, the society of man. It's Autumn and Halloween a time when kids make believe and ghosts roam the night, is over, but a beautiful memory none the less. I remember a better more innocent time when everything was simpler and things that go bump in the night was an urban legend. Now it takes place in the air we breathe and a simple thing like wearing a mask can protect us from something unexplained in a way. I wonder what my parents would have thought of our government, the pandemic and about life in general in the year 2020. I still hear them say to me. . . . beware of strangers, look both ways before crossing the street and hard work and sweat of brow gets the job done. Wisdom still ringing true into today's society filled political, religious and social upheaval. My parents were my only true heroes in this world. Even though they are gone I still take heed to their wise words, only now wearing a mask and wondering what tomorrow brings in a world constantly changing so fast it makes your head spin. Oh, I sincerely loved your CD. It was magnificent and inspired me to write some wonderful poetry. Take care Fairuza and be safe.

    This year has been an eye opener for the world. The pandemic has taken many lives, yet has brought us together in finding a solution to the problem. But it shouldn't take a world wide pandemic to bring humanity closer. We should do that out of love and compassion for our fellow man. Maybe we haven't learned our lesson yet. But none the less new heroes were born and new strength discovered in our society, the society of man. It's Autumn and Halloween a time when kids make believe and ghosts roam the night, is over, but a beautiful memory none the less. I remember a better more innocent time when everything was simpler and things that go bump in the night was an urban legend. Now it takes place in the air we breathe and a simple thing like wearing a mask can protect us from something unexplained in a way. I wonder what my parents would have thought of our government, the pandemic and about life in general in the year 2020. I still hear them say to me. . . . beware of strangers, look both ways before crossing the street and hard work and sweat of brow gets the job done. Wisdom still ringing true into today's society filled political, religious and social upheaval. My parents were my only true heroes in this world. Even though they are gone I still take heed to their wise words, only now wearing a mask and wondering what tomorrow brings in a world constantly changing so fast it makes your head spin. Oh, I sincerely loved your CD. It was magnificent and inspired me to write some wonderful poetry. Take care Fairuza and be safe.

  • Ivan Rupee
    Ivan Rupee
    2020 was absolutely the worst of my 27 years of life. I'm leaving my apartment in LA to move to northern California for a couple of years just to recover emotionally and mentally from the misfortunes I have been dealt these past two years. You were a huge part of why I kept strong and sane.. I'll be thinking about you on Thanksgiving! Love you, hope I get to meet you one day💕

    2020 was absolutely the worst of my 27 years of life. I'm leaving my apartment in LA to move to northern California for a couple of years just to recover emotionally and mentally from the misfortunes I have been dealt these past two years. You were a huge part of why I kept strong and sane.. I'll be thinking about you on Thanksgiving!

    Love you, hope I get to meet you one day💕

  • Hi Fairuza. I know it is hard. Here we are again, squished between two parties and the same problems and so many hurting angry people, from both sides just want to be heard. Nobody feels like anything will go anywhere, the very thought that life will never be the same draws in this directionless feel of letting go, and then accepting this is where we are now in 2020. Many people are taking up what they neglected to do, or learning new skills or projects they meant to do. Some have developed habits because they're caving inside and they feel angry and powerless. I think Cathryn your mum was legend, she was something else I did see her travels an tales written. She's a true blue gypsy to the core. If you have something in your heart that brings you light and warmth, you must never let it go it is precious and no one is allowed to take it from you! I followed your career since I was a child from your films when you first began, and through my teen years, and 20's now I'm in my 30s. I think your writing books, artistry can go in any direction you want. Take care always I will always believe in you and see the light in you Ru, and don't let art go. You will always have it in your soul. - Angela.

    Hi Fairuza. I know it is hard. Here we are again, squished between two parties and the same problems and so many hurting angry people, from both sides just want to be heard. Nobody feels like anything will go anywhere, the very thought that life will never be the same draws in this directionless feel of letting go, and then accepting this is where we are now in 2020. Many people are taking up what they neglected to do, or learning new skills or projects they meant to do. Some have developed habits because they're caving inside and they feel angry and powerless. I think Cathryn your mum was legend, she was something else I did see her travels an tales written. She's a true blue gypsy to the core. If you have something in your heart that brings you light and warmth, you must never let it go it is precious and no one is allowed to take it from you! I followed your career since I was a child from your films when you first began, and through my teen years, and 20's now I'm in my 30s. I think your writing books, artistry can go in any direction you want. Take care always I will always believe in you and see the light in you Ru, and don't let art go. You will always have it in your soul. - Angela.

  • Josh Asunto
    Josh Asunto
    Hello Miss F I Was just rolling through YouTube and seen a video with you in it and was curious as to what you have been doing lately and stumbled across your website, turns out you just had posted today after quite some time, talk about being aligned, I knew as a kid watching your movies that I was instantly drawn to you in all shapes of life, I am 35 now and appreciate the way you live that much more after listening to your music today (insanely talented and in my wheel house of music) I notice in the way you write that you seem to be drawn to metaphysical things, correct me if I am wrong, but I just "feel" or "sense" you practice as I do. I unfortunately have just begun my journey after living years of my life blind. Funny how you mentioned the world becoming "woke" which I believe is truly happening because my senses and things I've used to ignore are showing through more and more now that I have accepted them, what a journey and blessing to realize you're more than just human and this is only part of your journey, I have been fixing and correcting things this past year as I do not want redo this human experience again, anyways I just found it extremely odd and fascinating that all these things have lined up and I am here today replying to your message that was 100% factual and heart warming. The story of halloween hit so hard I shed a tear out of nowhere because I am so taken back by my experiences like this one that I just let them happen now. You mentioned you're getting into metals and art pieces, Id be so on board to purchase a piece for my journey, I will be keeping my eye out for it as I will get updates in my email. So many things id love to share and ask you but I will wrap this up now and wish you nothing but the safest, healthiest life from here on out and to enjoy the ride and experience and encourage you to keep using your platform and talents to help out others who aren't quite there yet or on the fence. Much love and respect 11:11 starseed.

    Hello Miss F
    I Was just rolling through YouTube and seen a video with you in it and was curious as to what you have been doing lately and stumbled across your website, turns out you just had posted today after quite some time, talk about being aligned, I knew as a kid watching your movies that I was instantly drawn to you in all shapes of life, I am 35 now and appreciate the way you live that much more after listening to your music today (insanely talented and in my wheel house of music) I notice in the way you write that you seem to be drawn to metaphysical things, correct me if I am wrong, but I just "feel" or "sense" you practice as I do. I unfortunately have just begun my journey after living years of my life blind. Funny how you mentioned the world becoming "woke" which I believe is truly happening because my senses and things I've used to ignore are showing through more and more now that I have accepted them, what a journey and blessing to realize you're more than just human and this is only part of your journey, I have been fixing and correcting things this past year as I do not want redo this human experience again, anyways I just found it extremely odd and fascinating that all these things have lined up and I am here today replying to your message that was 100% factual and heart warming. The story of halloween hit so hard I shed a tear out of nowhere because I am so taken back by my experiences like this one that I just let them happen now. You mentioned you're getting into metals and art pieces, Id be so on board to purchase a piece for my journey, I will be keeping my eye out for it as I will get updates in my email. So many things id love to share and ask you but I will wrap this up now and wish you nothing but the safest, healthiest life from here on out and to enjoy the ride and experience and encourage you to keep using your platform and talents to help out others who aren't quite there yet or on the fence. Much love and respect 11:11 starseed.

  • Axel Martinsen
    Axel Martinsen
    Hi Fairuza, Yes, this whole Pandemic thing is pretty strange are all right. One of the unfortunate side effects of it is that mask-wearing covers up everybody's smiles, eh? This is a bit disconcerting, because smiling at each other is so important... breaks the ice, warms the heart, lifts someone's spirits who really needs it... and the like. So, when I go out and about to the grocery store, or to Petco to buy cat food for Midnight, my black cat - I find myself searching people's eyes and I look for the tell tale signs of smiles: wrinkles at the corners of the eyes. And yes... this has all happened before. The Spanish Flu in 1918. Where was patient zero? A U.S. military base in Kansas. Just one of those things that Mother Nature throws at us every so often. It's not so much what happens to us, eh? But how we respond. This is the key. Do no harm. Do good. Benefit others. (I lean strongly towards Taoist philosophy) This is how I strive to live my life. My most cherished value? Peace Of Mind. It trumps money, cars, houses, shiny objects and yes, even family. Anyways... I'm just sharing my values here, Fairuza, because you've kinda made this site of yours a forum for being real, and sharing our human experiences with each other. And i'm sure you don't need me to remind you of this... just keep smiling! You've got an amazing smile! And, if you enjoy reading - btw, I've noticed so many folks just don't read anymore unless it's SMS messages or memes, ha - I invite you anytime to read my short story, "Kabob", posted on my author site - https://axelmartinsen.com/kabob. No need to buy anything... I just offer this story up to folks. As I think I shared in my first post here on your site a few months ago, I write Science Fiction, Slipstream, and Horror tales that focus on the human condition, spiritual growth, and love stories too. I personally adore well crafted love stories (yeah, I'm a hopeless romantic at heart). To me, examples in the movies would be : Interstellar, Passengers (Jennifer Lawrence), the Fringe series! (Anna Torv, John Noble), The Notebook, Love in the Time of Cholera (Javier Bardem), Splash, and others. In books, The Bridges of Madison County (by Redfield), The Scarlet Letter (by Hawthorne), Frank Stockton's "The Lady or the Tiger?" - which inspired me to write, "The Lady or the Hormacanth?" (I think you'd like this love short story). Incidentally, like you, Fall is my favorite time of year! Especially in New York - where I was born. I live in SoCal now and I have immediate access to the San Bernardino Mountains (Lake Arrowhead area) which I really like... I actually lived in Skyforest for a year (2018-2019). Okay, wishing you and yours a joyous holiday season! All the best, Axel Martinsen (nom de plume) Birth name: Jeff Western

    Hi Fairuza,

    Yes, this whole Pandemic thing is pretty strange are all right. One of the unfortunate side effects of it is that mask-wearing covers up everybody's smiles, eh? This is a bit disconcerting, because smiling at each other is so important... breaks the ice, warms the heart, lifts someone's spirits who really needs it... and the like. So, when I go out and about to the grocery store, or to Petco to buy cat food for Midnight, my black cat - I find myself searching people's eyes and I look for the tell tale signs of smiles: wrinkles at the corners of the eyes.

    And yes... this has all happened before. The Spanish Flu in 1918. Where was patient zero? A U.S. military base in Kansas. Just one of those things that Mother Nature throws at us every so often. It's not so much what happens to us, eh? But how we respond. This is the key.

    Do no harm. Do good. Benefit others. (I lean strongly towards Taoist philosophy)

    This is how I strive to live my life. My most cherished value? Peace Of Mind. It trumps money, cars, houses, shiny objects and yes, even family. Anyways... I'm just sharing my values here, Fairuza, because you've kinda made this site of yours a forum for being real, and sharing our human experiences with each other. And i'm sure you don't need me to remind you of this... just keep smiling! You've got an amazing smile!

    And, if you enjoy reading - btw, I've noticed so many folks just don't read anymore unless it's SMS messages or memes, ha - I invite you anytime to read my short story, "Kabob", posted on my author site - https://axelmartinsen.com/kabob. No need to buy anything... I just offer this story up to folks.

    As I think I shared in my first post here on your site a few months ago, I write Science Fiction, Slipstream, and Horror tales that focus on the human condition, spiritual growth, and love stories too. I personally adore well crafted love stories (yeah, I'm a hopeless romantic at heart).

    To me, examples in the movies would be : Interstellar, Passengers (Jennifer Lawrence), the Fringe series! (Anna Torv, John Noble), The Notebook, Love in the Time of Cholera (Javier Bardem), Splash, and others. In books, The Bridges of Madison County (by Redfield), The Scarlet Letter (by Hawthorne), Frank Stockton's "The Lady or the Tiger?" - which inspired me to write, "The Lady or the Hormacanth?" (I think you'd like this love short story).

    Incidentally, like you, Fall is my favorite time of year! Especially in New York - where I was born. I live in SoCal now and I have immediate access to the San Bernardino Mountains (Lake Arrowhead area) which I really like... I actually lived in Skyforest for a year (2018-2019).

    Okay, wishing you and yours a joyous holiday season!

    All the best,

    Axel Martinsen (nom de plume)
    Birth name: Jeff Western

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