Thursday, September 18, 2014

NATURE: Friendly Guy

I was going to pick this flower,,, when I saw him.
Meet Zody.
I have horrible hands, but he's a great model. :)

He really was friendly... I should have carried him down Prairie Hill
and placed him in my garden.  But I put him back in the flower where
I found him.  Often mantises stay in the same area, so there's a chance
I'll meet him again on my next walk up the hill.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

DREAM: Fear Not

I woke up to this dream this morning:

A rattlesnake was slithering near my sister-in-law and her son.
It was so close to their faces and I was screaming for them
to move.  They moved and were unharmed.  Then the same snake
slithered onto my step-dad, but Pops, with his typical fearless
approach (paid no attention to my frantic screaming) and 
just kind of smirked at the snake while watching it slide
over his shoulder, chest and then off his back and away.
It actually slithered on down the road!!
It did not harm him.

When I have a 'special' dream I know it.  It's filled with a
spiritual message and brings clarity.  What did I get from this?
My dad's response was NO FEAR and so the snake had no power 
or desire to harm him.  It left him alone.  

I (we) are just too afraid of things....
Imagine the powerful and free life we could live....
Walk like Jesus through a crowd that was ready to throw him
off a cliff.  Walk through fangs...

It's pure coincidence that last September right around this time, 
I experienced a rattlesnake slithering in the grass next to my feet. 
 It was pure grace that I didn't get bit. The snake knew I was there. 
 It felt my heat, but it went right passed me.  Once I realized though, 
it was a rattler going by, I screamed and ran like crazy.

Today, I placed the painted rattlesnake rock in the exact spot 
in the backyard where my miracle happened last year...

Today,  I've been thinking about this dream and its message
about walking without fear...  

We all know what we need to walk through...

Much love.

Monday, September 15, 2014

NATURE/ART: Crystals and a nest

Crystal Necklaces

a neighbor saved this big cottony nest for me.  
he said it fell from a plow coming out of the barn.
he has a cotton farm by the way.  ;)

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

ART: Blossoms

Well these were fun to make.
The last of the summer garden bouquet. :)

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

ART: Preparing for ART WALK this month...

This is what's keeping me busy.
Making lots of pretty things for the
 Annual Medicine Park Art Walk.
"Take Root Small Bird" - Mixed Media on Panel

Origami Bird Earrings with Indian Tulsi Beads
Even she likes to wear my earrings.  :)

Sunday, September 7, 2014

ART: Studio hours...

Summer's Light, sterling silver
Last night I worked in my studio until 4 am! 
 I don't think I've ever been up that late before.
Yes, I created,,, but I also organized, cleaned, 
and just habitated in my creative nook without 
a thought of time.... 

Wish you a great week.