Monday, July 23, 2012

Monday mingle

week 10

This week is from the heart and for the heart ~ with some great artists too. I have chosen to link to specific posts for some of these but be certain to look at the entire picture. These women are all friends. They are as superheroes. I came to meet many of them through Kelly Rae, my first choice for links this week. Notice that through their challenges ~ courage, strength and often family ties, as well as friends, play a huge role.

Friday, July 20, 2012

childhood dreams

Many of you are probably already aware that I love pinterest. I have chosen to share with you some of  my "dreams" from there. That is much of what pinterest is about to me.


As a child I loved the idea of learning to dance. Growing up on a farm 
in rural Saskatchewan, 
the possibility for dance lessons was remote.
My cousins, who took music lessons, 
were driven every Saturday to Regina, the nearest city, 
about an hour drive away.
I later learned of a dance teacher, 
daughter of one of our friends,
who owned a dance school, also in the city.
Remote. Not possible.
As many from that era did, I adored 
"The Sound of Music".
I recall moments of dancing through our longish dining area 
connected to the living room
as if running through the mountains, over the graceful hillside
as Maria,
perhaps flitting and floating as one of the children,
perhaps twirling and gliding in a Viennese waltz as one of the guests.

I still occasionally do a slow
even less graceful glide 
around our own living room.
Possibilities of learning to dance in a fancier style elude me.
I am grateful for still being able to walk 
and do a slower sort of dance
as neural damage has begun to occur in my feet,
after the long standing diabetes.

Yet I will continue to move as gracefully as I am able
and I will always have dreams
of flitting and floating
gliding and twirling.

Please note that these images are not my own. They are all from my pinterest boards gathered over the internet.

angel blessings my friends

Source: via Wendy on Pinterest

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

courage to continue

“Come to the edge.”
“We can't. We're afraid.”
“Come to the edge.”
“We can't. We will fall!”
“Come to the edge.”
 And they came.
 And he pushed them.
 And they flew.

                                                                  Guillaume Apollinaire,   1880-1918

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

a tiny bit of art

from my retreat at Manitou Beach.

I was totally inspired here and here before leaving on my art retreat and thought how much fun it would be to start a similiar project while retreating from the world. in preparation, I chose to sort through most of  my paper stash. a wonderful start to organizing that a little bit. I did not have washi tape in bright colours, but did find some pink polka dot duck tape in Saskatoon. it also made a good excuse to order more of a supply. though I knew it would not arrive in time for my get away, I truly thought it would be good to get some mail love after my return. 

one of my fave songs which made me pause, and nearly always brought tears to my eyes as it played on my ipod.
this favourite usually seemed to make me feel comforted.
and this kept me entertained additionally, as I preferred to stay away from the television as much as possible.

"If you can attain repose and calm, believe that you have seized happiness."
    Julie-Jeanne-Eleonore de Lespinasse

Monday, July 16, 2012

Monday mingle

Week 9


From Poeta Fitt, non Nascitur by Lewis Carroll
"For first you write a sentence,
And then you chop it small;
Then mix the bits and sort them out
Just as they chance to fall:
The order of the phrases
makes no difference at all.

Friday, July 13, 2012

time to myself

time to create. time to live in the moment. for bits of time anyway.

 peonies. daisies. dragons. robins. butterflies. dragonflies.

 sunlight. trees. wind. thunder. storms. safety.

fireflies. magic. first time ever. wonderment.

time to myself.  
Please find a fabulous give-away at my friend Cat's post.

Creative endeavours to be shared in future posts. Hoping you are able to find moments to yourself, moments for creating and time to be within the moment.
Angels be with you dear friends.

“Tell me, what is it you plan to do
    with your one wild and precious life?” 
Mary Oliver

Monday, July 9, 2012

Monday mingle

week 8

In case you haven't noticed, I am totally fascinated with birds and feathers. I think many mixed media artists are. In fact I know for certain that a number of the artists links I have already shared frequently include birds in their art. This week I present links with an interest in birds and feathers.
Wendy's bookshelf: read

Exhibition 36: A Gallery Of Mixed-Media InspirationOne Week In DecemberWhat Matters MostCloud NineSafe HarbourFollow the Stars Home

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