L0ve Is...

       I remember the very day I decided to call myself L0ve365.  I was in a course as part of the League of Art Entrepreneurs program.  Our mentor was talking about branding and our artist name.  I had already signed my paintings L0ve365 but I was not sure if I wanted to keep it.  I had never really thought about what it meant in depth.  I had been called MiSi by some loved ones after I had adopted the name for myself and had signed paintings with that name as well.  Once I was still enough to look up misi it surprised me.  I had just taken the first two letters of my first name and the first two letters of my last name and put them together.  I even spelled it with a capital m and capital s to indicate that in the visual.  It was just a shortened version of my name as far as I was concerned.  the name actually meant the same as my original first name, Michelle, in some nations and it meant even more in others.  I found things like this during my research of it;

"Hebrew Meaning: 
The name Misi is a Hebrew baby name. In Hebrew the meaning of the name Misi is:Gift from God.

SOUL URGE Number: 9

People with this name have a deep inner desire to serve humanity and to give to others by sharing money, knowledge and experience, or creative and artistic ability.

Expression Number: 5

People with this name are excited by change, adventure, and excitement. They are dynamic, visionary and versatile, able to make constructive use of freedom. They fight being restricted by rules and conventions. They tend to be OPTIMISTIC, energetic, intelligent, and to make friends easily. They may be changeable, restless, untidy, and rebellious."


"Name Misi generally means Who is like God, is of Hungarian, Hebrew origin, Name Misi is a Masculine (or Boy) name."


What is the meaning of the Indonesian word misi?

What's the meaning of the Indonesian word misi?

English words for the Indonesian word misi


I thought, "Wow this name means more than I thought, I'll sign my paintings with it.", and I did so until I completed my Isaiah 60:1-5 piece.  It was the first painting I had completed after rediscovering my desire to be creative and possibly use it as a LIVELIHOOD.  Fast forward to our LAE session and there I was being faced with the duty to define that name.  I had not given it much thought until that day.  I'm sure I looked like a space CADET in class when I asked the mentor out loud if I could really call myself L0ve365.  It sounded weird to say it and at that point so did "I'm an artist".  My gears started grinding as I recalled the origin of the name.

I was working at the federal reserve bank of Atlanta.  They had some tight password requirements for their security of course.  1 of each Capital letter, lower case letter, number, and symbol.  I chose L0ve#365 for mine and typically just VARIED the symbol so that I would not have to keep remembering each time my password expired.  It sort of stuck with me because of the idea of love every day. when I was introduced to twitter i dropped the symbol and made it my username.  the first thing i posted was a Work In progress photo of a small piece i was working on at the time.   i later reserved the name on many social networks and wanted to use it for things other than artwork.  once I signed that painting with it i began to find deeper meaning in it,  The lyrics to Rufus Featuring Chaka Khan in the song circles really made me love the name as well as how I chose to use a zero in it.

Oh, my love has no beginning
And my love it has no end
Always plus and always minus
It never breaks, it never bends
You can shape it any way you want
You can turn it left or right
Cause my love it comes in circles
And it comes in black and white

And the circle remains unbroken
And the circle remains unbroken

Hope my love don't fade away
(in my soul)
Hope my love don't fade away
(I don't want it to)
Hope my love don't fade away
(in my soul)
Hope my love don't fade away

Circles have ups and downs
Don't let them turn you 'round
Round and round
Round and round
Circles, circles
Don't let them bring you down
Round and round
Round and round

There is ice, there's fire
Always winter, always spring
Cause my love is like a zero
It is nothing and everything
Oh, you know it's like the universe
No matter how big or small
It goes on and on forever
It never drops, it never falls

And forever remains unbroken
And forever remains unbroken

I saw the zero that was substituted for the o as something that added more value to the name just like a zero does when added behind a number.  The number 5 goes to 50, 50 goes to 500 when another zero is added and so forth.  in that very basic sense of application, zero adds value although in the actual sense it is typically considered nothing.  in the case of my name it adds value to the love concept of it all.  the right kind of love is the most valuable thing anyone can have.  


Posted on February 23, 2015 and filed under Informational, Biographical.