Be your best self and do not imitate anyone else. Find your strengths. They are your talents. They will make you smile and cause you to real joy on the inside. Don’t listen to those who ridicule the choices you make or the dreams you share. Let no one despise your youth. As Og Mandino explained in The Greatest Salesman in the World, “Experience is overrated, usually by old men who nod wisely and speak stupidly.” Create your own experiences. And know that you are creating memories for a lifetime. Life is not about finding yourself; it is about creating yourself. You have to take chances to make your dreams reality. Face your fears head-on and move rapidly. Don’t be afraid of making mistakes. Make lots of them! Your odds for success will increase with the number of decisions you make. Have patience with your dreams and the expectations you have for others. Be impatient with yourself daily. Live as if this is your last day. Say “I love you” to all those who matter. Know that everyone matters. You must play full-out right now. Sit up, hold your head high. Breathe deeply. Lift your chest up. Stand up straight and with confidence. Dust yourself off. Stop being a party pooper in your own life. Smile. A bigger noticeable smile. Start acting happy. Yes, you act first. I promise the feeling of happiness will soon follow. Robert Smith



To the eyes that see

You look at me and think that you know me..

You don’t know me

You don’t know anything


You look at me and think that you are like me

You are not like me

You are nothing like me


And then there is you

You that can see

You that takes me by the hand

You that knows me

You that loves me


I look at you and know that I am home

To you that loves me

To you that knows me

To you that sees me …..


And I look at you

And I see you

I embrace you

For I know how difficult it is..

In this world to find someone

That loves you

That sees you

That knows you

Just for you

Only for you

While all around people go about their daily lives

Without loving

Without seeing

Without knowing

Without eyes

I love you ….

















If I could touch your soul

Fingers slowly down your spine

Toes entwined with yours

Skin touching

Naked flesh




Lips connecting

Tongue soft

Eyes staring



Bodies thrusting

Soft love

Gentle love

Fingers touching


Arms like envelopes








Visit beautiful Bonnie Scotland during April and May 2018 and see my art work exhibited at the Ottersburn Gallery and Spring Fling, Scotland’s premier visual art and contemporary craft open studios 🎨🎨🎨

Place – exhibition details
• Place
17 April to 7 May, Ottersburn Gallery
2a Nith Avenue, Dumfries, DG1 1EF
• Preview: Tue 17 April, 6pm to 8pm
• The gallery is open Tuesday to Saturday 10am to 6pm
• For more about the gallery see
Spring Fling 26th-28th May 2018
• Spring Fling is Scotland’s premier visual art and contemporary craft open studios event covering all Dumfries and Galloway, South West Scotland. It is the flagship annual event of Upland CIC.
• The studios welcomed over 43,000 unique studio visits during the three-day event in 2017.
• Together they spent £1.7m (compared to £1.46m in 2015) on art, craft, accommodation, food and drink – bringing substantial benefits for the regional economy.
• For further details on Spring Fling please visit or contact the team on



You deserve a lover who wants you disheveled, with everything and all the reasons that wake you up in a haste and the demons that won’t let you sleep. You deserve a lover who makes you feel safe, who can consume this world whole if he walks hand in hand with you; someone who believes that his embraces are a perfect match with your skin. You deserve a lover who wants to dance with you, who goes to paradise every time he looks into your eyes and never gets tired of studying your expressions. You deserve a lover who listens when you sing, who supports you when you feel shame and respects your freedom; who flies with you and isn’t afraid to fall. You deserve a lover who takes away the lies and brings you hope, coffee, and poetry. Frida Kahlo