Sunday, March 9, 2014
Wednesday, February 26, 2014
How does a warm weather loving Rock Fairy spend the dull, cold days of February ?
Lighting candles and sending love to friends in need.
Trays of them.
For a spring wedding of an old friend.
Spending time with fast growing and oh, so sweet little Jayden and his Mom.
Trying to take good time for myself and get back to some creating just for me.
A great therapy and escape from winter blahs.
Which I remember whenever I put myself into the studio and give myself a little push !
Creating without any goal in mind.
Letting the spray ink blobs guide me…
Adding in color where it wants to go.
And on this page, finishing it off with some found poetry.
Grabbing a bit of text from a book and circling words that want to fit in…
Leading to a little tale of impossible waiting.
A tale this warm weather loving, winter weary chickie can relate to.
I hope your impossible waiting time is filled with love and light, and sweet creating, Beautiful Ones!
Thursday, February 13, 2014
Friday, January 31, 2014
I am missing blogging.
But life has been keeping us busy around here.
Kind of fitting that I started the month and the year with a barefoot romp in the snow,
and that I just ended the month poking my toes outside this morning.
I was letting out the dog and felt the warmth of the sunshine on the back deck and had to step out
and play with my shadow for a minute.
Not ready for bare feet walking out there at all but the minute I spent out there reminded me that warmth and spring will get here eventually !
Little Jayden has been conducting our lives a little as we help out his mom where and when we can,
keeping our hearts all mushy and filled with baby love !
That, and some major house de-cluttering, as well as some big life changing decisions coming down the loop,
have kept me from getting to making much art these days either.
I am feeling the itch of that though, as I always do when I go too long without getting messy.
Making a promise to myself to get back to that asap.
I was thrilled to receive my contributor’s copy of this beautiful new book by Patti Digh,
the Geography of Loss in the mail yesterday.
I was so pleased with how my art work was featured on page 19,
with a perfect “Embrace what is:” inspiration.
It is so special to see your own art work in a published work of writing like this !
I so appreciate how Patti encourages and supports artist in such special ways.
Thanks for letting me be a part of it, Writer-Lady.
There is more in store for us as collaborators coming soon !
So yes, big changes look like they are on the way for David and me.
If things work out as we think they will, this will be the last winter we spend in the North East US for awhile…
More news when things come clear.
Happy Friday, beautiful Ones !
Big Love !
Friday, January 17, 2014
Babes in the Wood -
(Art journal spread, Moleskine journal, spray inks, acrylic paint, India ink, Faber Castell pens, Distress Ink pens, and white paint pen)
Sweet, as you wander,
Keep your heart open to love.
Let it be your guide.
Keeping my big heart open.
Sometimes that is pretty scary.
As scary as things that go bump in the night.
Vulnerable, knowing hurt may be around the corner.
That’s what feels right in my soul.
And that can’t be wrong ?
Happy Friday, beautiful Ones !
May your heart be open to big old loving !
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Monday, January 13, 2014
Boo, my oh so black black kitty cat,
came to visit in the studio as I sat down to lose myself in doodles today.
It would seem that since I was working in black and white
he thought that his blackness would be of help to me.
The black was inspiring, but the chewing on my pen and the lying down on my page was not.
In spite of Boo’s help,
this little black and white doodle emerged.
As I was doodling, I was listening to Pandora radio.
I was suddenly filled with thoughts of my friend Joe Spado who passed recently.
This favorite song of mine by David Gray came on the radio at that moment.
I wrote a note to Joe on his Facebook page.
I saw that some other friends and family are still writing to him there as well.
He is no longer here in the physical world,
but oh how I could feel his bright spirit shine today.
Sending love and peace out there to you and yours, my friend Joe.
Shine on, Man.