Monday, December 28, 2015

Dragon Fly's map of the USA

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

Merry Christmas 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

That's right

That's right

I'm so grateful
for all I've been
and promise to
the life that I'm

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Great music for the Goddess within

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

For LuAnn

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
one day 

she    reads     this. 

Alligator Bites

Monday, December 21, 2015

Fish Deaths

Fish Deaths

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

Expressive Arts

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.

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Yoga Dance Retreat

This afternoon I am on my way to a Yoga, Painting and Dancing retreat with my friends Angi and Angela. I am going to Dance in the rain, and splash paint on my yoga pants! So excited to get away.

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Package of cards up on Etsy

I just posted 14 of my favorite all Occasion cards up on Etsy!

Take a look. They would make a lovely gift for some one you love.