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The ordinary arts we practice every day at home are of more importance to the soul than their simplicity might suggest ~ Sir Thomas Moore ~

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Friday, March 23, 2018

Morning Mandala

"The power of the world always works in circles,
and everything tries to be round.
The sky is round, and I have heard that the earth is round like a ball,
and so are all the stars.
The wind, in its greatest power, whirls.
Birds make their nest in circles,
for theirs is the same religion as ours ...
Even the seasons form a great circle in their changing
and always come back again to where they were.
The life of a human is a circle from childhood to childhood,
and so it is in everything where power moves"
~Black Elk~
sitting in meditation a few days ago, I placed a lovely smooth piece of beach glass in my hand...
eyes closed,
I let my fingers glide over the glass, moving it about and allowing it flow in my hand as it wished... as it was intended ...
jars and dishes of glass are lovely memories/reminders of all the beach walks I have taken ...
when I come home, I take my time and place each piece of glass out of my gathering bag and on to my coffee table ...
creating a mandala from beach glass was thoroughly soothing and peaceful, mindful and wonderful ...
I think it just may become a new morning/afternoon or evening ritual.
Happy Spring Equinox
d x

Monday, March 12, 2018

Cover Artist

Thrilled to be the Cover Artist for The Country Register of Michigan
March/April 2018 issue

~I love to take photos of nests all through the year. In the Winter I will stand and study every little weave and twist and turn in awe of such beauty.
And whether found on walks through the woods or in my own backyard filled with eggs {cover photo}  ... each one is a special treasure.
~happy Monday~
d x

Thursday, March 8, 2018

lake love ...

"A lake
carries you
into recesses
of feeling otherwise
~William Wordsworth~

Thursday, March 1, 2018

happy march ...

turtle dove love 
hidden treasures
a brisk lake walk
to welcome in a new month
bird watching 
~happy march~
I hear the sparrow's ditty
      Anear my study door;
      A simple song of gladness
      That winter days are o'er;
      My heart is singing with him,
      I love him more and more....
Oh, Spring is surely coming,
      Her couriers fill the air;
      Each morn are new arrivals,
      Each night her ways prepare;
      I scent her fragrant garments,
      Her foot is on the stair.
~John Burroughs (1837–1921), "A March Glee," c.1902

Saturday, February 24, 2018

sweet Saturday sights ...

"The life and passion of a person
leaves an imprint
on the ether of a place.
does not remain within the heart,
it flows out
to build secret tabernacles
in a landscape"
~John O'Donohue~

~the beautiful, soulful words of John O'Donohue to capture how I felt
during my morning walk ~

~happy Saturday ~
d x
"I would love to live
like a river flows,
by the surprise
of its own
~John O'Donohue~ 

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

flutter ...

~you make my heart flutter~
... cloud watching * amongst the trees * glimpse of the moon * flowers * birds ... 
{some of the things that make my heart flutter}
spend time with those that make your soul sing and heart flutter
framed in my very eclectic sparrow studio

~happy Wednesday~
d x

Sunday, February 18, 2018

find your own way to flow ...

A new painting
with my 2018
guiding word
in mind x

~find your own way to flow~
... when you let it flow... you leave room to grow

"The idea is that flowing water never goes stale,
so just keep on flowing"
~Bruce Lee~

"Lovely thing to learn from water:
adjust yourself 
in every situation
in any shape,
but most importantly,
find your own way