Friday, April 17, 2015

I’ll sit with you.

  Loving Florida in many ways.

But not so in love with all the creepy crawlies !

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Last week I swam in my friend Sherri’s pool with a Python.

Okay, I’m totally exaggerating!

It was just a 10” black snake with red and yellow lines on his head.

But he moved very fast and gave me heebie jeebies big time.

Now we have these locusts!

Okay, just mega grasshoppers, but they are the size of a little girl’s hand !

Thank God for screens !

Still, this Florida life is a sweet one.

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I found this sweet quote on pinterest or facebook.

(sorry to the creator of this image – I was unable to retrace my steps.)

I just love it.

Can’t always see the bright side in some moments.

I love the idea of a friend just sitting by until the light returns.

Because it always does, doesn’t it ?

I think the quote may have been influencing my journal page today.

IMG_1558[1]This pretty sea of turquoise blue

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became a bit of a dark garden.

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The BEings look a little concerned or worried.

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they have each other…

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to sit with until the light returns.

 

It feels really good to be playing in the journal right now.

There is an upcoming trip to Canada that will probably interrupt the newly re-established routine,

but in the not so mean time,

I’m enjoying the flow.

I hope you have creative flow and lots of peace this weekend, Beautiful Ones.

Big love !

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Go Fish…

Look at my poor sweet Chica’s new shaved do !

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The do is a result of her ultrasound performed yesterday.

All results showed that her urinary track and kidneys are looking normal.

That’s good to know.

We are now thinking that she has been in pain in her spine and hips and that that is likely the cause for her waking us up multiple times a night to exit the crate where she usually sleeps and go out side, where she proceeded to just stand there.

For the last two nights, she has slept on her bed, placed the floor by our bed, and we have had the first solid nights sleeps in our room in about a month.

Yay ! Let’s hope this continues !

Love that furry blond 10 year old girl !

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I happily played in my journal again this morning.

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This Fish Girl and her friend floated onto the page.

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I like her and her Soul Wisdom a lot !

Hope your day goes swimmingly, Beautiful Ones!

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

“Like A Garden for my Eyes” – April, 2015

The last six days have been filled withIMG_1494  the heady scent of eucalyptus,

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beautiful marks on wools, silks and papers,

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smiles, laughter and chats with amazing women,

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(and other beings like Zola).

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Stitch time gave way

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to a bit of glorious beach time,

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followed by a larger sit and stitch gathering,

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that filled the soul’s need to just BE

with like minded people in a safe and creative space.

IMG_1527        My dear friend Sherri has provided such a space for creative people to gather at her

art studio, Art More Place, in Melbourne, Fl.

And we have provided one another with a deep, rich and oh so comfortable friendship that makes me so very grateful !

Love you, Sherri !

 

I arrived home yesterday, happy to see my honey and my own furry creatures.

This morning I took the time to work in my art journal,

something I have been missing a lot and

a wellness tool that I am determined to pick up again.

 IMG_1542 Pumpkin was determined to sit and purr on the journal instead !

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So we compromised. ;)

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This is what came through this morning.

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I can see the influence of stitches, gathering, friendship and a garden of color from my trip.

Can you ?

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Hope this month of April is filling up your Soul, beautiful Ones !

Big Love !

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Soul Blooming…

It’s been a quiet week.

Cool weather for Florida but still sunny.

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Last weekend, David and I found annuals at the Home Depot

full of colors that we associate with summer up north.

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I filled a few pots with some of my favs !

Cosmos, marigolds and geraniums.

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Their bright color makes my back lanai even more comfy.

Love that the indoor kitties can come and share the space too.

Safe from the huge hawks that are flying around but

able to watch, listen and talk to the other birdies without putting them in danger either !

Next plant I get will be a big one that I can put in front of that doggie door before the cats figure out how to use it !

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My old dog, Chica, doesn’t want to learn a new trick and use the thing,

even with cookies or cheese as a reward !

She just doesn’t like how it swings back on her at all !

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I’m going to be using my own wings this weekend, and head over to Melbourne, FL

to teach my Soul Beings Collage and Paint class at Art More Place.

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It felt really good to get this class ready, putting my old teacher skills together to plan things out and make it a fun and creative experience for my participants there!

Can’t wait to play!

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Plus I get to hang with my dear friend, Sherri, who owns the studio.

She is a hostess with the mostest and a big huge heart.

Love spending time with her !

Off I fly !

Have a great weekend, beautiful Ones !

Big Love to you !

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Sharing my Florida Life Joy

 
I am here.
 

I have to say that winter in Florida has been the best gift ever !
 
I recommend sunshine and warmth to all people who suffer with depression and seasonal mood disorders.
 
I wish I could give it as  gift to all of my loved ones who hate winter.
 
I do have a guest room to share !
 
I still have my hard days, but being in a place where it is green, warm, sunny and that has no snow
has made a huge difference in how deep I go into a funky mood.
 
 
I am working on finding friends near by to play with.
 
I have a new tribe of incredible hearts in Melbourne, FL, which is about two hours away.
 
In fact, I will be teaching eucalyptus eco-dyeing and some other mixed media classes at my new friend, Sherri's art studio, Art More Place.
 
 
But here on my western coast, I haven't really met any friends yet.
 
It is on the to do list/must have because I do have days where I am very lonely and miss my peeps a lot.
 
 
I have been rooting myself in my new studio slowly too.

 
 
 

Little altars and inspiration from gifties from friends make it feel more like home,
 
 
 

The screened in back lanai is lovely in the afternoons and into the sunset hours on warmer days.
The animals can all join me out there, even my indoor kitties !
 

That is where I stitch quite often, listening to audio books or tunes and feeling so very blessed for the place I live in.
 
 
This Florida life is a good thing for this Rock Fairy girl.
 
I am so very grateful !

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

This day is savable.

Hard to believe that the holidays have come and gone.

The visit to Montreal and my peeps was awesome !

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And so was the visit with my friend Suzanne,

who came and spent a fun New year’s week with us.

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Now she’s gone home,

David’s gone back to work

and I need to re-find a routine that makes me fill fulfilled and like I am living towards my purpose.

Big ambitions, huh ?

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Well, I started off small, which always works better for me.

I have pretty much given up coffee in the morning in favor of protein shakes (gluten, dairy, sugar free vanilla veggie protein powder with fresh fruit, spinach, water and ice in the blender).

They are super yummy, and keep me full and energized until lunch most days.

I have also re-committed to a meditation practice each morning.

I tend to have pretty lousy self discipline, but so far this new morning routine is really comfortable.

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Pumpkin likes to join me at meditation time and perches herself on the arm of my chair.

Sweet Cat vibes add to the goodness.

The next addition will be some more physical exercise. Walking and/or a bike ride on my new bike that Santa Dave got me for Christmas.

My 7 speed cruiser in retro lilac ! Cute and comfortable.

Won’t be in any triathalons on it but good for getting this butt moving !

 

Another important piece to reviving my self-loving routine

is to bring back the ART !!!

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Worked on a little 6X6” canvas today.

Acrylic paint and collage.

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I was flipping through an old dictionary looking for a title and

the word

SAVABLE

popped out.

“Capable of being saved.”

Hmmm.

I think we all are.

I hope we all are.

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I’m planning some fun arty days with some East Coast Florida friends soon. I really need that art tribe to make me feel complete.

I hope your new year, new month, new week, new day

routines are off to a good start, Beautiful Ones.

Big love to you !