I am here. I am just kind of all over the place. There is a lot going on and most of it is really good. I am just struggling to keep focused in all the wonderful things that are presenting themselves to me to choose from.
I have to remember that I don't have to say "yes" to everything in the hopes that that is the thing that will take me where I am going. I figured out yesterday at meditation class that I need to be "at peace" with my decisions. Another words, if I stop and ask myself "Does this feel like something you can feel your heart and soul sing about doing ?" If the answer is yes, then I agree to it. If the answer is no, then I go to "Imagine you are at the end of your life. Do you think you will live to regret not doing this if you say no ?". If I feel like I will have regrets, then I do the thing - if I feel like it will mean nothing in the end, I say "No.". I feel like I can get some peace about my decisions this way.
I will be working at putting this one to the test today in this exciting and new time for me. Wish me luck !
Singer Napping on the daybed last spring,
So last week, we lost our sweet Singer cat. In the end, we got assistance from the vet to help Singie leave her old body behind. She was struggling, we were struggling and David, as Singer's human being, made the decision to get some help. It was a hard decision, of course, but the right one for us. Singer left the world so peacefully, with the hands of people she loved gently touching her and whispering how good she was, and on the cozy, soft blanket she lay on was a little rock with the words "precious one". I know she is purring and singing her Singie song up there in heaven now.
Things were of course very tender here this weekend. One of the things we did to sooth our hearts a little was to go here :
The sights, smells and sounds of the ocean do a lot of healing.
Just sitting and watching and breathing feels sooo good.
And you get to see stuff that makes you smile, like the powerful stance on this seagull.
We took the time to share some extra t.l.c. while we were there...
(notice the straight line formed from our kiss to the rock and then to the seagull
Oh and here is a shot of the graffiti on the beach wall. ;)
And speaking of Judy, I did do some work on the en caustic piece I did in her Transparent Layers class. We had only a few outlets to use our heat guns with in the Sap House classroom at Squam so I didn't get to finish my melting on the beeswax and making it into a nice smooth layer over all of my collage. Here is what it looks like after a bit of work at home :
"She wanted to save the world but she could only save herself."
- en caustic collage piece - Sept. 2009)
The wax is still a little thick in places for my liking
but it does kind of look "space-like" so I may leave it like this.
(Carolyn gave me the fantastic face with the head piece from her images. I must ask her where it came from. I changed up the hair. The bunny is my own drawing. The entire main figure was inspired by a piece that Judy did showing a woman holding a chicken in her arms. The hands came from that piece as Judy gave us a copy of it to work with.)
The last bouquet of flowers from my back deck container garden.
What I do know for sure is that I am sooooo very grateful for it all. I feel blessed in so many ways and I am looking forward to spreading the blessings around ! This Big Heart Walking is still on the move !
Better than a bouquet of flowers any day for the Rock Fairy in me !)
Big Love on this glorious Tuesday, Beautiful Ones !