Saturday, January 29, 2011

from my soul.....


Wednesday, January 19, 2011

my simple religion.....


"this is my simple religion.
there is no need for temples...
no need for complicated philosophy.
our own brain...
our own heart...
is our temple...
the philosophy is...
kindness."

~the dalai lama

Sunday, January 16, 2011

home dwells within my heart...

" home isn't just a place or a location
it's a feeling...a memory...a sound...sometimes a smell

it can be someone you know
and the memory of their laugh

it can be that feeling rising in your throat
when you hug someone you haven't seen in a while

or that sense of belonging you get
when you make a new acquaintance you didn't know you missed"
~maryjanes farm magazine

home dwells within my heart....

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

decorations of red........

snow! snow! snow!
we usually get....MAYBE....2 inches of snow a year...
this is the second big snow for us here in the midlands
of south carolina....about six inches.
now i know lots of you are probably laughing about our "big snow"
but...really...we're just not equipped for it here.

it was nice having a couple of days off work....yeah...that happens here!
i spent most of my outside time feeding the birds....
and my cat....so he didn't try to eat the birds....
what i enjoyed most about this snow...
sitting in my studio and watching these beautiful
red cardinals....like decorations...in the
snow covered trees.....

Sunday, January 9, 2011

what a cheeky girl

this lovely lady has decided she needs to become my muse......
i used to make wall hangings from carpet.
i've had her rolled up in a corner of my studio for
years and lately she's been whispering
in my ear that she deserves better
treatment from me.......
so......i finally got around to giving her
a place on the wall in my studio...
all six feet by four foot of her...
cheeky girl....
this is a picture of another piece that i sold.....
i actually placed in an art competition with this one....


i'm hoping that "cheeky girl" will inspire me to
get off my duff and spend more time
creating......

Saturday, January 1, 2011

something greater than me......




"life is a journey...
each year a new milestone...
but where is there a signpost?
...a guide to the lost life wanderer?"
~theodor fontane

the 2010 milestone is behind me...
i begin 2011's journey with a glad step...
there are times that i feel lost...
but in my heart of hearts...
i don't worry about the course...
the hows....
or whys...
something greater than me
leads the way....
and helps me stay the path...

may each of you have a safe
and happy new year.....

namaste....