THE OTHER SIDE OF PASSION... Kauai Sensual Series by linaji

THE OTHER SIDE OF PASSION... Kauai Sensual Series by 


Lately how I view my work and others has been greatly influenced by a very experienced and talented artist. You could say because of the way my art has moved him I too have been moved. His eye and understanding for my work is something I believe is personal to him. I am honored. However, in listening to him and feeling some of what he conveys to me in his eloquent and precise language, I seem to feel parts of me that either lay dormant or were never quite developed as an artist, opening up.

Some of the pieces he has gravitated towards and seems to enjoy are works that were created when I was figuratively speaking, being born again. This birthing took place when I finally decided to visit my brother in Kauai and get out of my home for a while, swim in the ocean upon rising and also before I slept at night.

Before that I was pretty much resigned to staying as much as possible inside my home. In the months at home I discovered my art and my writing by just ‘doing’ it everyday. At least 10 hours per day I spent writing and creating art. This discipline is something I had desired all my life, but until I ‘lost it all’ so to speak, I never allowed myself the space nor the time to sit and write and do art on a daily basis.

Well I do now. And I specifically asked the Universe to garner me a job where I could continue to at least have 4 solid days where working on art, writing and developing my communication skills as an artist were part of the deal. My belief in the Law of Attraction gets stronger every day as I got that job.

Funny thing is when I started to write this piece, I started to write about what felt like death and some of the very low points I experienced in the past year. I kept deleting. I do not know if I will ever go extensively into that darkness as a means of conveying how to live NOW, but it has become more apparent for me that to start most of my work and conversation from where I am NOW.. feels so good.

This writing today is a statement of appreciation for the NOW of my life and the people in it that seem to be a catalyst for my present day wonder and Joy. It is as if my work transforms daily right before my eyes as does work I have done in the past.

I have taken the liberty of changing some of the titles of my work (past) that will allow me to use them in a more cohesive manner in the books I am working on.

The Elevator Series.. How To Live Book One, is a collection of my Art, writings, and poems, but more important will contain short vignette/stories on what it is like to seek the answers to the big questions (at least the ones I asked in my lifetime) that living seems to create for us. From India to Alaska where I gutted fish for a living with the Natives, surviving on moose for the season (that I shot by the way) and coming round to this moment in time where I can honestly say Life has NEVER.. been Better!!

I feel this journey has been an amazing one and well worth writing about. But it is where I am NOW that thrills me most. As I embrace the teachings of the Law of Attraction my life gets easier because I am truly learning .. ‘Ask and It is Given’.

Much Love and Appreciation to my fellow Artist and friends.

Also in this piece early on I dedicated this to my Brother Erhan who is as vibrant and as loving as this work feels to me!
Erhan Passionate and Vibrant Man!! I took an original photo of an amazing flower from Kauai and started to add a bit of shadow.. then I saw the canoes.. He rides in a wave of passion so his ‘ride’ should be so too..
Erhan.. you inspire and spread your joy every time you say ‘WOW’ or write us a bubble mail or tell us your story a little, your dreams of being all that you ARE BECOMMING.. here are your canoes to help guide you on this most amazing journey you are taking …and giving us all a peek into the life and the heART of Erhan OZBIYIK!!

I am artist always becoming…
Endless ideas pull me forward towards endless creation.

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  • Mark Ramstead
    Mark Ramsteadover 6 years ago

    Never seen anything like this…

  • When I find the orginal.. I can’t now.. too many CD’s I have them on.. I will put out a journal and put both shots up.. I finally found you last night so many to go through.. as my ability to connect my Mac lap top to my destktop is nonexistent… well I won’t do it till I am with someone who knows how.. .. will up load later tonight.. am going out now.. and you may be in bed.. xox hope all is well friend..

    – linaji

  • Romo
    Romoover 6 years ago

    Wow…this is fantastic:)

  • Thank you Robin.. seems he is pleased.. and I too am honored.. xox

    – linaji

  • aspectsoftmk
    aspectsoftmkover 6 years ago

    lina this is full of the motions of emotions…just fantastic my friend…oxoxo

  • coppertrees
    coppertreesover 6 years ago

    You are such an artist. Love it

  • Erhan OZBIYIK
    Erhan OZBIYIKover 6 years ago


    #1- I am speechless …
    #2-I dont know what to say …
    #3- If I d be working now, I d buy it.. And when I had it post and received, I d ask you to a write something for me to set it on the frame…
    #4-I told to Butch right before a few mins ago regarding to his answer of comments,
    I will get you together somehow, someday.. Maybe I send tickets and keep you anywhere (no matter which country or where ) and meet you in person…

    #5- This is something mean for me.. You know what !!! Cause 15th was my birthday.. And this year, all my friends here, doing so many things for me.. In my life, I have never felt like that before.. I havent feel these before.. I didnt have that FULL birthday in my life.. Even I feel time is gettin less day by day, yr by yr although there are so many things I will have to do and learn in this life…
    So this came up like a birthday gift to me.. And you all didnt know that.. This is such a wonderful feel.. I feel I blessed ( I think thats the way you call it in english :) )by you, Terri, TK and some more.. I HAVE NEVER FELT LIKE THAT LINA:….
    I dont know what I really can say.. I am LOST now!!! Even writing this full of typos and correcting them by reading again again..


    I AM OS HAPPY even this time is a bit hard but I really dont feel it at all !!! :))) I dont care.. I AM HAPPY AND PEACEFUL.. And you all did a lot for this.. Your mails, your answers, made my life “back again”.. HUG YOU ALL.. !!!!

    THANK YOU !!!

  • Jeff Palm Photography
    Jeff Palm Phot...over 6 years ago

    I love your mind, body and soul!!!!! Your have such a beautiful creative mind!!!! I love it!

  • Jeffery… if only.. tee he.. thank you so very very much.. you are so darn good for my creative Soul..yum.

    – linaji

  • TeriLee
    TeriLeeover 6 years ago

    There you go again……bringing grown men to their knees!!! You are wonderful…and this is amazingly passionate …..

  • tee hee.. well I am going to have to take better lessons from you and bring them between my knees.. opps.. tee hee..xox

    – linaji

  • Sharon Davey
    Sharon Daveyover 6 years ago

    This is a fabulous image. You have Created. It is Beautiful.

  • Thank hyou Sharon..!

    – linaji

  • tinhearts
    tinheartsover 6 years ago

    wow! your so inspirational!
    i felt the passion~

  • Yes as soon as I saw the flowers themselves.. at a later date I will put a journal together showing the before and after..

    – linaji

  • Larasolnishko
    Larasolnishkoover 6 years ago

    I can see differently Lina. it reminds me a claws of a wild hunting bird, the color is red because it hurt someone and heArt of his pray are bleeding. be careful Lina, be careful of wild men.

  • Of course those wild Man Claws!! where the heck have you been? another vacation? xox

    – linaji

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