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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 ~

hOMe is where the heART is …

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

did you ever? ...

"Did you ever
just want to sit next to someone 
and listen to everything 
they could possibly say
about anything ever
just because you like their face
and their voice
and their general existence?"
~wild woman sisterhood~
thinking of the words written on the canvas ...a story to tell ...under the layers of paint ...

~One Day~

One Day as she sat
very quietly
it all became clear to her.
She was ready to listen to the gentle
whispers of her soul.
The pieces of the puzzle began to fit
once she was aware of
where the truth
patiently sits ♥

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

copper angel ...

I have a new addition to my Sparrow Studio...
My beautiful copper 'shiny~soul'  Guardian angel with 'soul bead'
was loving created by the incredibly talented brother duo of
The attention to  detail is incredible ...
the time and love that went into designing and creating this beautiful angel is evident...
I felt an instant 'kindred spiritness' with Two Brothers One Vision ...
I always like to learn more and read the 'story' behind artists and 
reading about their love of nature, animals, family ... well it shows ... in every stunning piece.
I have purchased items to give as gifts (which were loved) as well as for myself ...
... more to come I am sure :-D
they are an absolute pleasure to work with & made the transaction so easy !
The attention to detail in the entire process ...down to 
a beautiful, hand written name tag which accompanied the copper creations 
a gift in itself ... 
and to wear ~
beautiful skeleton key necklace 
{the jewelry designs are stunning}
*handmade* copper creation * nostalgic * original * unique * one of a kind* skeleton key*
"You feel the soul and love held inside each piece"
... you truly do
If you are looking for a one-of-a-kind piece , have a look at
... so much beauty to take in 
"If you think you're hearing something
and you can't think what it is.
If you feel a quiet longing lift your heart into the wind.
There you'll find my kindred spirit.
There you'll meet me as a friend.
It is just a Kindred Spirit and a song
to let you in"
~Cyndi Lauper~

Monday, January 29, 2018

gathering beach glass ...

the weather this past weekend was amazing ...
it felt more like the beginning of Spring than January 
{snowing today ;-D)
I spent most of Sunday outdoors ...
early in the morning, Archer & I headed to the woods
and later,  in the afternoon - the beach
the water was calm 
sparrows chirped happily 
and I walked ... 
finding treasures along the way 
lots and lots of beach glass had been washed up ...
in so many lovely shades ...
and sizes ...
that happily went into my gathering bag ...
it was only when I arrived home that I realized how much I had gathered...
(last photo) :-D
I looked up to spot a heart in the clouds x
sweet little Inukshuk statues were spotted here and there ...
"The wild woman
walks in the forest,
or by the sea
speaking intimately with the animals of the Earth itself.
She dances barefoot
in the rain,
singing the melody of her own joy.
She travels her own pathways in life.
She always trusts her instincts.
This clarity comes naturally to her.
She is what she needs to be.
She is a 
wild, joyous, life force.
She is within you,
She is within me.
She is free.
She herself is a living tribute to synchronicity.
For the wild woman
is wise enough to know
this path is much more than just a life choice.
It is a necessary synchronicity"

Monday, January 22, 2018

...each moment

”I think everything in life is art. What you do. How you dress. The way you love someone, and how you talk. Your smile and your personality. What you believe in, and all your dreams. The way you drink your tea. How you decorate your home. Or party. Your grocery list. The food you make. How your writing looks. And the way you feel. Life is art.” – Helena Bonham Carter
...when you bring home an unusual shaped stone from the lake { in the summer} & it sits in a bowl... and then, just like that, you see nature hidden inside just waiting to come out ...
My gathering partner ... no matter what the weather, we head out together ... wandering and collecting ... 
last Summer I collected so many unusual shaped stones as we walked along the beach... they have sat in a big bowl ever since. Every once in a while I will look at one and  see exactly what's waiting to emerge ... One day, that bowl will be a menagerie of animals :-D 
An amazing thing happens when you get honest with yourself
and start doing what you love, what makes you happy.
Your life literally slows down.
You stop wishing for the weekend.
You stop merely looking forward to special events.
You begin to live in each moment
and you start feeling like a human being.
You just ride the wave that is life,
with this feeling of contentment and joy.
You move fluidly,
& grateful.
A veil is lifted
and a whole new perspective is born.

~happy Monday~

Thursday, January 18, 2018

thankful {things I love} thursday ...

... oh these lyrics ...

"Gather yourself by the seashore
and I will love you there.
Assemble yourself
with wild things
with songs of the Sparrow
and sea foam.
Let mad beauty 
collect itself in your eyes
and it will shine,
calling me.
For I long for a man
with nests of wild things in his hair.
A man who will kiss the flame"
~lake walks~
I always feel so thankful that on any given day,
Archer and I can decide to walk along the lake
or head to the woods. Both serene and peaceful ... 
I will return home with a treasure {or two}  no matter where I decide to wander...
driftwood * beach glass * stones * or  *  twigs * grapevine * leaves
the ocean is everything I want to be.
beautiful* mysterious* wild * and * free *
there's nothing more beautiful
than the way the ocean
refuses to stop kissing
the shoreline,
no matter
how many times
it's sent away"
~Sarah Kay~
she loved the ocean
because every time the waves 
left the shore,
they always came back

... just like me ...today it will be a lake walk
happy Thursday x

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

by moonlight ...

Every once in a while
a painting will emerge
that is totally different
from what I originally had in mind ...
It fascinates me ... I know it is due partly to my *thoughts* as I am painting * energy* mood * 
possibly {probably ;-D}the impending New Moon which we will see tonight.
~by moonlight~ is one of those paintings x
Under a moon lit sky
I think of us
Meet me there
in the night time hush 
"Don't forget love;
it will bring you
all the madness you need
to unfurl yourself 
across the Universe"

"A dreamer 
is one
who can only
find her way
by moonlight"
~Oscar Wilde~

Maybe the wolf
is in love with the moon
and each month
it cries for a love
it will never touch

Friday, January 12, 2018

on the wide open waves ...

after days of rain...
the snow is melting ...
a morning walk of  refreshing rain 
and birdsong {bliss}
and patches of snow :-D
chats with squirrels
and Cardinals ...
I noticed that someone before me had brought her breakfast x
walks along the lake ...
a little bit of everything...
"Why are you so determined
to keep your wild
silently inside you?
Let it breathe.
Give it a voice.
Let it roll out of you
on the wide open waves.
Set it free"
~Jeanette LeBlanc~

Thursday, January 11, 2018

thankful {things I love} thursday ...

cardinal couples
beautiful in every season
pieces of art in themselves
Archer ~ my love
snow glistening like diamonds
and tree branch shadows
the serenity of the woods
& the deep love , respect and connection I feel for mother earth...
shared in my newest painting
bound to you
crow * owl * badger * hare * moon *trees
the "story" became more of a love note
I am bound to you
heart and soul
living fully
brave and bold

sky watcher
earth walker
tree hugger
bird talker

bound to you
body and mind
precious *mother earth*
you leave daily treasures for me to find

how you nourish me
in simple, gentle ways
a cooling breeze, sky filled with clouds
warmth on my neck ... Namaste

in gratitude, I bow...
you keep me grounded
keep me aware
keep me well rounded

I am bound to you
in every move I make
I walk you gently
giving back more than I take
© deb dunn