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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 ~

Friday, June 15, 2018

painted stones from sparrow studio

beach combing * mindful * serene, meditative walks along the lake * 
stones found washed up along the shore ~ warm from the sun * 
a few brought home and placed on my art table ~ seeing images in the shape ...
each one unique with it's own variation ...
*feathers* birds * nests and eggs *fawn * fox *
a little nest to hold precious eggs
or a resting fawn
I have ...
collected each stone along lake Ontario
hand painted with acrylic paints &  deep gratitude and joy
protected with a coat of clear matte acrylic varnish
signed on the back
Will be posted {tracked} in a lovely chipboard box and nest of shredded paper ... with a little 'something extra' surprise added ...
$25.00 and up depending on size and detail 
soothing to hold for meditation
place on your altar
nestled in a dish
to use as a paperweight on your desk 

lake walk treasures 
Coming soon to my Etsy shop ...
busy weekend ahead 
filled with family  gatherings 
& meeting up with a friend from England I haven't seen for 14 years!!
Have a wonderful weekend
d x

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

new moon energy

*It's breathwork time*

It's breathwork time
eyes closed to clear the space
to quiet the mind
and heart's pace

Woodland wanderer
here you are home
amongst the trees, wild hares, birds
and kindreds who feel the urge to roam

Breathing in the new
letting out the old
clearing all the mental clutter
and tension that you hold

Sit as long as you need
to nourish your soul
setting intentions
for new dreams to unfold
~deb dunn~

It's breathwork time
a new painting 
new moon
new energy
new beginnings
~ a new cycle~ 
filled with all the things I love
trees * feathered friend * hares * flowers * nest and eggs * woodland *hOMe

**New Moon Energy ~ representing the end of one cycle and beginning of another**

I believe everything holds Energy ... Painting for me is such pure joy and sitting with paper in front of me, my brushes, simple jar of water, (often moon charged), imagination and pure, gentle intent.

Love, positivity, gratitude, faith, serenity ... I place these intentions with each brush stroke.

Often, as  I am painting, the story unfolds ~ sometimes it is just a few lines, other times, a chapter, and then there are those times where I feel I could write a book to go with the image ~ once again ... Energy.
The words find themselves lightly penciled on the paper ...
a dance of words and paint xo

 ~new moon blessings~
d x 

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

published in sew somerset

My Web of Life Gathering Pocket is published in the Summer 2018  issue of Sew Somerset
{with directions to create your own}
You can find me on page 140 :-D
A lovely little pocket to tie around your waist - hands free to tuck found treasures in as you wander and dream through the woods 
Perfect year round for
twigs * acorns * pinecones * leaves * found feathers * branches *
stones * beach glass & anything else that speaks to your heart & soul 

Thank you so much to  Kaylin Warren & Kelly Kirchner
for the opportunity to be part of this wonderful publication.

Friday, June 1, 2018

bird lover ...

When Women Were Birds
"Once upon a time,
when women were birds,
there was the simple understanding
that to sing at dawn
and to sing at dusk
was to heal the world through joy.
The birds still remember
what we have forgotten.
That the world
is meant
to be
~Terry Tempest Williams~

~happy June~
d x

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Thankful {things I love} Thursday ...

London Eye
Changing of the Guard
Buckingham Palace
taking in the architectural beauty and history and knowledge found everywhere!!
being a huge lifetime fan of Jimi Hendrix, visiting his flat was a must see ...

"The story of life
is quicker than the wink of an eye,
the story of love
is hello and goodbye 
...until we meet again"
~Jimi Hendrix~

absorbing all the details ...

"Don't be reckless with other people's hearts.
Don't put up with people who are reckless with yours"
~Jimi Hendrix~
reading and sat watching videos of his life and interviews ...
such a beautiful human being x

"When the power of love
the love of power,
the world will know peace"
~Jimi Hendrix~
original stairs ...
...a sign that put a big smile on this Brighton girls face x
whimsy ... everywhere!!! ... home
beautiful Brighton Pier

Brighton Museum & Art Gallery
now I know where I got my sense of humour :-) 
~Jimi Hendrix~

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

You can take the girl out of England ... but never England out of the girl

...spent an amazing time in  England... my Country of birth...
and while I was only a child when I left ... it felt just like home when I returned x

"Travel is like love,
mostly because it's a heightened state of awareness
in which we are mindful
undimmed by familiarity 
and ready to be transformed.
That is why the best trips,
like the best love affairs,
never really end"
~Pico Iyer~

Kensington Palace Gardens
"Without new experiences
something inside us sleeps.
The sleeper must awaken"
~Frank Herbert~
Victoria and Albert Museum
"You loose sight of things ...
and when you travel,
everything balances out"
~Daranna Gidel~
the very tame & beautiful birds in Kensington Park near Diana's Fountain
let your heart guide you ...
it whispers...
so listen closely

Thursday, April 26, 2018

Vacation break ...

taking a little vacation break ...
& sharing some of my favourite travel inspired quotes :-D

"I am not the same,
having seen the moon shine
on the other side
of the world"
~Mary Anne Radmacher~

"The use of traveling
is to regulate imagination with reality,
and instead of thinking of how things may be,
see them as they are"
~Samuel Johnson~

"Twenty years from now
you will be more disappointed 
by the things you didn't do
than by the ones you did do"
~Mark Twain~

"How wild it was
to let it be"
~Cheryl Strayed~

"I have loved her,
my little wanderer,
with a mind full of wild forests
and eyes that await adventures"
~Conny Cernik~