Monday, December 28, 2015
Not sure what is going on here. I just randomly played with watercolor and ink yesterday. I just let the watercolor drip and absorb the paper and then go in later to add details. The method is from Angela Wales Rockett's expressive arts class. Basically she asks us to paint in the moment with no concern for the finished product. I will be doing more of this as I find it a great way to get to center.
Now that it is finished I can see that I was inspired by the map from "The Man in the High Castle " Which is an alternative map of the US if the Germans and Japanese had one the war.
Sunday, December 27, 2015
Lucy is the most excited
Keir can't keep still
The whole gang
Keir , baby Eamon and Emily
Colette and Corey and uhhh urrr Miss Piggy
Daniella is making her Mother-in-laws old family recipe
Alicia and Alex have a moment
Sandra knows it doesn't get better that this.
And best wishes to anyone reading this entry! We are all blessed.
Thursday, December 24, 2015
Wednesday, December 23, 2015
Here is the mix of music I was able to enjoy last weekend at the Grunewald Guild Retreat center.
The name of the retreat was "Coming Home to the goddess within: A four-day womans's retreat into the strength, creativity and wisdom of your own goddessness." Angi and Angela were our leaders for four days of yoga, painting, meditation, clean eating and dancing and much much more. Enjoy the Music! I enjoyed the exposure to some new songs.
Roar by Katy Perry
Follow Your Arrow by Kacey Musgraves
I'll Take You There by The Staples Singers
Bitch by Meredith Brooks
Part of Me by Katy Perry
32 Flavors by Alana Davis
Love Me by Katy Perry
Shake It Out by Florence + The Machine
Try by Colbie Caillat
F**kin' Perfect by P!nk
Hollaback Girl by Gwen Stefani
Wide Awake by Katy Perry
Nina Simone Feeling Good
She Walks in Beauty by Mediaeval Baebes
Hagia Sophia by Irfan
Dringo Bell by Mediaeval Baebes
Alkonyvarazs by The Moon & the Nightspirit
Donacreitun by Gary Stadler
Water Prayer Rasta mix (Matt the Alien Remix) by Adham Shaikh
We Are Water by Patty Griffin (sung by Hayden Panettiere and Nashville cast)
Walpurgisnacht by Faun
Come My Sweet by Mediaeval Baebes
Oyneng Yar by Faun
Sing to the Mountain by Elephant Revival
Drive by Incubus
Roar by Scott Bradlee's Postmodern Jukebox
Tuesday, December 22, 2015
She gave me myself back,
wrapped up in paper I picked out
years ago but was afraid to use.
She knew how to listen
and that we were playing a wicked game
of keeping score. She was patient.
She was kind.
She let me cuss and cry.
She was freedom and green trees
and fall breezes that echo back
what they are told.
She gave us
She helped me fall in love
with him again.
She can’t be a friend
but I love her and hope
she reads this.
Monday, December 21, 2015
i am struggling to swim
i must gain oxygen
there is not
i am suffocating
it’s a shame us stocked fish cannot survive
in a lake
Monday, December 14, 2015
Here are two painting with Tempera Paint I created this weekend at a retreat in the Grunewald Guild. My friend Angela Wales Rocket teaches this technique of painting freely without any real planning. A bit like a creative meditation. I look forward to trying this again. Soon.