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About Artsieladie Sharon Donnelly
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Okay, so my bio. I guess it's time to write something here I suppose; some boring stuff no one will ever likely read.

I believe in and worship God, my religion is Love, my hero/mentor is my beloved Mother, and my world is my daughter. 

Being creative is at the core of my being and has been for my entire life, whether through art-art, writing (poetry, quotes, stories, articles), music, etc.. Anyone interested in getting to know who I am, can simply learn this through my art and writing. My "Gifted By God" poem sums me up pretty well for starters. 

Interests? I have many. I am nor have I ever been 'bored'. I've had and have plenty of boring tasks to do, but I'm never without something 'to' do. If anything, I never have enough time to do and accomplish all I would like to.

Besides being creative, I love animals and nature. There's an element of peaceful serenity around and among nature and animals that cannot be found around and among humans, because humans judge, assume, compare, etc., while animals simply accept us 'as we are'. Humans could learn so much from animals, but humans have egos that supercede and override human intelligence and so, humans keep making the same mistakes over and over, never learning from them. Prime example: How many years have humans been on Earth? Yet, humans still attack and kill humans! Shouldn't we humans have learned by now that wars and killing and violence solve absolutely nothing!? If we humans were so intelligent, we would have figured this out by now and would be seeking a different and better course of action. But here we are, STILL, still humans are committing against other humans such heinous, atrocious, and barbaric acts!! Meanwhile, the human ego tells us, we humans are wonderful, intelligent, and the highest level of life forms on Earth. 

As my daughter wrote on her sixth grade paper, "I am ashamed to be classified as a human, because humans do horrible things to other humans, to innocent animals, and to our Earth." We humans should walk and bow down in shame. Instead, humans are arrogant and greedy, among many other self (human) serving traits. For a sixth grade student to feel the need to express such a thought paints a deplorably grave picture of the human race. 

Back to interests... I like to cook/bake, tend flowers, plants, and gardens, play music on my keyboards, read, especially to gain knowledge in general and about health and nutrition, world issues, and to seek the truth. 

I have no interest whatsoever in following, paying mind to, or looking up to movie actors/actresses, athletes, millionaires/billionaires, etc.. They are, after all, just people, no better than you or I. Actors/actresses are paid handsomely "to act, to pretend, to play a role, to be fake". That's all. Athletes are paid to "play a sport". That's all. Filthy rich people are wealthy simply because they've learned well how to suck money from others. Others who are highly revered and classified as so important, such as the president or the pope, have a job to do, just like the majority of the rest of us do. So, what makes them better? Their position? I think not.

On the other hand, those I do look up to and admire are those who put their lives on the line and serve to protect us, to rescue and help us in emergency and critical situations. These people 'deserve' to be honoured, respected, and admired. Human priorities are really messed up. 

I am a GAZILLION percent AGAINST the New World Order (NWO)!!! I make a point to learn all I can about this from non-MSM sources and then share and write about what I learn, am able to discover/uncover. For those who don't know what the NWO is all about, it's about combining ALL nations of the world into ONE nation to be ruled by the one percent elitists. If it ever comes to fruition, we can kiss humanity good-bye forever. It is paramount we seek and learn all the hidden, ugly truth. 

Now, to mention some other of my online endeavors. I have four main blogs (Blogspot/Blogger): Artsieladie-Heartbeats (my art, writing, poetry, quotes), Artsieladie Rhymetyme (my poetry with some of my quotes), Artsieladie Quotes (my quotes), and Artsieladie Creative Corner (to feature and share my computer graphics - on hold atm). My main website is: but I've done little with it for a long time. 

For the sake of giving readers a little insight behind so much of my poetry, quotes, and other writings, I'm mentioning briefly things I've gone through, been subjected to in my life, beginning in early childhood. I want and expect no sympathy for all I've been through and experienced in life, both good and bad and in between. All are blessings including the hard and painful lessons and all have provided me with tremendous insight, affording me the ability to be compassionate, understanding, forgiving, and so on. I am and feel "Gifted By God". It's all about pursuing and cultivating the right perspective.

I've been used and abused both physically and emotionally, beaten to within an inch of my life, violated in every possible way, severely ostracised, bullied, and betrayed by people I should have been able to trust, like family members, boyfriend, husband, so-called friends, and yes, even teachers, grossly so. They are scars I have lived with and will live with for the rest of my life. Hence, why I find peace and solitude surrounded by nature and animals. As a child, being with animals and nature was my 'safe haven' and where my art and writing began to blossom. The beauty and peace I savoured surrounded by nature and animals is reflected specifically in my art. It is also for this reason, I choose for my art and poetry to be representative of me rather than a picture. The true me doesn't show in a photo but through my art and writing.

Let's just say, I've had a crystal clear picture painted for me many times of what type of person NOT to be like and what traits NOT to feed, a wonderfully vivid and saving "silver lining". Having been blessed and gifted with these horrible experiences, it has in return given me the capacity, the ability, to have and show compassion, understanding, forgiveness, etc.. My best platform to use is through my writing. God not only blessed me with the Gift of using words, He also blessed me with the material I would need to write about and share with others. Perspective!

I will always be rooting for and defending the underdog, the shunned, the made fun of, the abused, the neglected, the targets of jealousy, and so on. I've been many times in these same shoes. I can so feel their pain, anguish, and frustration. 

I cannot say all I have without mentioning my beloved Mother. She too, had a difficult life and suffered much of the same as I. But she was a lady of integrity, virtue, with principles and convictions she lived by, along with a strong faith in God. She endured much to provide for and protect her ten children. Even through times when we had little, she would always find ways to help and give to others. She loathed lying and cheating and selfishness. Through all of her struggles, she maintained being a person I could and would admire, adore, look up to, and try to example my own life after her virtuous example, and so, I always try to honour and show my deep respect for her by being the best I can be. This is why I write my Mother is my hero, my mentor. She painted for me the crystal clear picture of who to be like as opposed to those who did the opposite as aforementioned. It was up to me to choose which example to follow. 

I feel not the need to waste energy on trying to create a fake version of myself. Why would I? Trying to be the best of who I am requires and deserves my effort and energy and it's an ongoing, full time job. Being fake to me, is pointless and a waste of time. Even though I feel so out of place on the Internet among the countless fakes, pretenders, imposters, etc., I will never compromise or disrespect myself to allow myself to be 'accepted'. "I'd rather stand alone and on the side of truth than be among the crowd where the alternative is accepted, widely is allowed."

My Mom passed away in 2007. There is not a day that goes by I don't miss her. I'm learning still to live with the grief of not having her here in my life, but I know it's a grief I will never get over. 

So, here you have it, my bio. I suppose a bit lengthy for many and even boring, but it's honest and forthcoming. It's the only way I know how to be and wish to be. God bless! ♥


Adding Images With Poems

Blog Posted:5/6/2018 5:26:00 PM

I've noticed on some poem pages, images added are distorted and usually height wise, making them appear 'skinny' width wise. So, I decided to pay closer attention when I add an image and this is what I found to work best for me and I thought maybe it would for other Soupers, too. I'll try to explain as clearly as I can.

When I add an image url by clicking on the little image icon in edit mode, which brings up a small pop-up window, where you paste in the image url in the 'url field', I've found in the size adjustment area to the left of the preview, it's best to use the width size as "500" in "locked ratio" mode (with the padlock showing it's closed). In this mode the height will adjust correctly automatically.

If it's an image that's actually larger than the 'locked ratio' size and/or if I want others to be able to open it to view it all by itself, I then go to the top of the pop-up and click on the "link tab". When the tab opens up, in the 'Url field', I paste in my image's url (or the link you want someone to go to, like where the image is, which I do occasionally). Then I go just below this where it says, 'Target'. I open this little drop down menu and select "New window (_blank)". This is the html used to open an image or a link in a 'new tab/window'. I select this so the one viewing my page isn't taken away from my page when they click on the image to view it. 

I'm enclosing a couple images cut from screengrabs and edited them to show what I'm explaining here. The images may help more than my text explanation. Hope this is helpful to others. 

Image #1:

Adding images on PS - 1 by Artsieladie

Image #2:

Adding images on PS - 2 by Artsieladie

..And don't forget to click on "OK" when you're done!

Artsie xx  

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Date: 11/16/2018 4:19:00 PM
THANKS FOR THE POST. I'll try it, and the other suggestions later. Great job.
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Date: 5/7/2018 8:32:00 PM
Even easier, I've downloaded a free image resize package. Once installed, you right click your image, select resize image option, wait a few seconds, then when the box comes up select ' small 680x480' and press ok. It created a small version which you just ctrl and c to copy then ctrl and v to paste into the soup. Tadaa!
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Suzanne Delaney
Date: 5/10/2018 8:49:00 PM
Where do you paste it to,Viv: I didn’t think we could add images directly from our computers.
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Artsieladie Sharon Donnelly
Date: 5/7/2018 9:09:00 PM
Ah, yes, to have & use a computer to download on to make tasks easier, Viv. I remember those days. The Chromebook meets basic needs only. I do miss my computer online. Thanks for your feedback. I'm sure others will find your suggestion useful. Have a great week. :) ~ Artsie
Date: 5/7/2018 12:13:00 AM
Yes, good point, Artsie - if your image is of a certain size, (larger than what a copy-and-paste allows here), then it will be compressed if it's CAP'd, but doing it via URL will ensure it appears as it is wherever you took it from. That is also how you can use gif's, (images in motion), by clicking on "Copy Image Location" and pasting in the URL space. :-)
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Artsieladie Sharon Donnelly
Date: 5/7/2018 9:00:00 PM
I don't use a phone for Internet, so I don't know how it works on/with one, Gregory. I prefer & used to use a PC, but now a Chromebook b/c it has no harddrive to get hacked. I'd be curious to learn though how it works using a phone. :)
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Gregory R Barden
Date: 5/7/2018 6:14:00 PM
Yeah, that's over the size of what PS allows, (I'm actually not sure what their limit is, but it seems to be the width more often than not). I think your tips are the right way to go about it. I'm always on my PC when posting photos/poems, but I imagine it must be even MORE frustrating if using a phone ... I'll have to try it for fun. :-)
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Artsieladie Sharon Donnelly
Date: 5/7/2018 8:33:00 AM
Thank you, Gregory, for your feedback. Have a great week. :) ~ Artsie
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Artsieladie Sharon Donnelly
Date: 5/7/2018 8:32:00 AM
Hmm... Gregory, I just tried pasting in the image url (copied image address b/c copy image location is not an option for me), actual size 1920x1080 & doing no other adjustments & the image displays at 500w x 1080h. (See my poem page, "Jungle Flower"). The 1st(top) image I applied what I explain here & is okay but the 2nd(bottom) image is distorted.
Date: 5/6/2018 9:02:00 PM
That sounds so complicated, I just right click on the image I want, click copy and go to my poem and click ctrV on my keyboard, and magic there is the image.
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Artsieladie Sharon Donnelly
Date: 5/7/2018 7:41:00 AM
It does sound complicated, BW. Trying to explain a procedure using text & images often does. I've tried just pasting in the image url & if it's not the size PS works with, then my image displays too skinny width-wise, while leaving the height 'as is', making it distorted. What you're doing is working for you & when something works, no need to change. Thanks for your feedback. Have a great week. :) ~ Artsie

My Past Blog Posts

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A Good Balance On Poetry Soup
Date Posted: 4/30/2018 6:26:00 PM
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10/1/2018 Gardener Of Love Rhymecharacter,garden,god,happ
10/1/2018 Three Halloween Guests Rhymefantasy,halloween,humorou
10/1/2018 ME World Rhymecharacter,
10/1/2018 The Visit, Part I Rhymeabuse,horse,love,trust,
10/1/2018 The Visit, Part II Rhymeabuse,horse,love,trust,
10/1/2018 Stew Of Life Rhymecharacter,
10/1/2018 Angels Among Us Rhymeangel,love,spiritual,
7/10/2018 Angel Friends Rhymeangel,blessing,friend,lov
7/10/2018 We, The People, We Are ONE Rhymemotivation,people,
6/25/2018 Volcano Rhymefire,passion,
6/25/2018 Love, Blood Red Rhymeabuse,character,evil,
6/25/2018 Renovation After A Narcissist Rhymeabuse,character,evil,
6/23/2018 Hope For A Brighter Tomorrow Listhope,humanity,
6/23/2018 Thank You For Your Jealousy Rhymeappreciation,jealousy,tha
6/22/2018 Nightstar Rhymefantasy,horse,love,
6/21/2018 The Tree Rhymehumanity,life,planet,poll
6/20/2018 Highlight Pen Rhymecharacter,inspirational,
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6/15/2018 Resolving Issues Rhymecharacter,conflict,wisdom
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6/14/2018 Solution OR Problem Rhymephilosophy,
6/13/2018 GOD IS Rhymefaith,god,
6/10/2018 Shopping List Rhymecharacter,friend,god,love
6/9/2018 Behold The Temple Rhymegod,love,spiritual,
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6/7/2018 Aging Rhymeage,humor,
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5/25/2018 Charity Begins At Home Rhymecare,giving,
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5/13/2018 Choices Rhymecharacter,
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5/12/2018 My Hero Rhymelove,mom,mother,mothers d
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5/12/2018 Happy Mother's Day In Heaven Rhymeblessing,heaven,love,miss
5/11/2018 Moms Rhymeblessing,god,heaven,love,
5/9/2018 Gardening Rhymecharacter,encouraging,gar
5/8/2018 Mother's Wisdom Rhymelove,mother,wisdom,
5/7/2018 Gift Of Love Rhymegiving,love,
5/7/2018 Rose Of Love Rhymelove,rose,
5/6/2018 Jungle Flower Rhymeblessing,flower,internet,
5/5/2018 My Friend, My Mother Rhymelove,mother,mother daught
5/5/2018 Seek Not Rhymefaith,god,spiritual,
5/5/2018 Walking Alone With My Lord Rhymegod,spiritual,
5/5/2018 Walk Beside Me Rhymelove,relationship,romanti
5/5/2018 Outcast Rhymeencouraging,inspirational
5/5/2018 Line Of Love Rhymeabsence,god,heaven,i miss
5/5/2018 Ego Destroys Peace Rhymephilosophy,visionary,
5/4/2018 Gut Feeling Rhymemystery,
5/3/2018 Heart Broken By Karma Rhymebereavement,heart,heartbr
5/3/2018 Chimney Smoke Rhymecharacter,heart,philosoph
5/3/2018 Profit Pie Rhymeamerica,corruption,evil,
5/3/2018 Resonating Truth Rhymetruth,
5/3/2018 Truly Creative Rhymeart,creation,writing,
5/3/2018 Imposition Rhymephilosophy,visionary,
5/3/2018 Ripples Rhymehate,inspirational,love,
5/3/2018 Quality VS Quantity Rhymecharacter,perspective,phi
5/1/2018 Solitude With Nature Rhymeadventure,art,beauty,insp
5/1/2018 Morning Greet, Delightful Treat Rhymebird,god,love,may,nature,
4/30/2018 Behind Closed Doors Rhymeabuse,betrayal,bullying,v
4/29/2018 The Rose Amidst The Thorns Rhymebeauty,heart,love,rose,
4/28/2018 Just Rewards Rhymecharacter,visionary,
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4/27/2018 Cyberstalking Nightmare Rhymeabuse,bullying,courage,ev
4/27/2018 Surrender Rhymeemotions,feelings,love,pa
4/27/2018 Real Flowers Rhymeflower,imagery,
4/26/2018 Every Life Has A Purpose Rhymedestiny,life,
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4/26/2018 Mistakes Rhymelife,
4/23/2018 Community Site Limerickhumor,
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4/21/2018 The Devil's Canvas Rhymedeath,evil,horror,
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