Sunday, July 27, 2014

LIFE: Days

Living room light.

One morning, deer jumped out of my wild backyard.  The doe gave me a 
backward glance before sprinting up Prairie Hill with little fawn right behind her.  

Prickly Lettuce - native plant
At the Wichita Theatre
 We went on a road trip to Wichita Kansas yesterday
to see a musical, Catch Me If You Can.  It was worth the drive.

Each day is a new poem.

(Wish you a kind week ahead.)

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

LIFE: Something new!

My new toy arrived today!  My husband who is good with manuals got it set up in no time
and I made two mini pillow cases for practice.  This one is filled with my home-grown
cotton!  If it's lumpy, it's because I left some of the seeds buried in the cotton.  I'm
sending my 'first-fruits' to my sewing mentor and inspiration, Lily.

It's good for the brain to learn new tricks right?

Monday, July 21, 2014

LIFE: Swim right in ~ ~ ~

This is a Monday cure... swimming in Medicine Creek.

I wish you a calm week. 

Friday, July 18, 2014

ART: Self Portrait Exhibit in NM

My self portrait (photo) is on exhibit at 
Eastern New Mexico University along with 
119 other artists self-portraits.

My statement and a little more about the show....

"If I were stripped of all labels placed on me by society and culture, 
I would simply stand as a soul seeking light.  I find myself more 
comfortable in the rhythms of nature than in the pressures of society. 
 I cannot break free of my age, gender or other identifying factors;  
 but for moments at a time, I can escape into the landscape and absorb light."

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

LIFE: A dream,,,

The wall and matching bench in Norman, OK today.
I consider myself a spiritual person - it started as a child - and I don't mean in a church - 
but I don't mean I believe outside of God (or apart from Jesus or Holy Spirit).  I've had too many
deliverances and miracles from my Trinity to ever doubt.  Sometimes, I get special dreams that 
touch me to the core.  Not often, and I wouldn't mind more - but God knows what I need on 
'my journey'...  and sometimes (or occasionally) it's a symbolic dream. 

I have no idea why I have taken an interest in horses this year.  In fact, I have always been somewhat afraid of horses.  I knew that I wanted/needed to ride a horse this year - so Greg surprised me with a horse-riding lesson for my birthday (in March).  I remember not washing up that evening because I wanted the smell of horse sweat on me while falling asleep - I wanted to dream about their speed, strength and beautiful spirit.  I must have been too exhausted for dreaming that evening.

But,,, Tuesday morning's dream:  I was riding a dark horse in the woods and it was already dark -
 I felt very uncomfortable of course and especially when the horse took a high jump without me controlling it.  It suddenly became pitch black in the woods and I couldn't see a thing -
I could only feel the horse running beneath me and I held on - thinking all I can do
 is trust this horse.   It felt so real when I woke up - I mean, my spirit must have really done this.  

The horse is a symbol of grace and strength to me.  I'm still gripped by this intense dream 
and mainly feel the message is TRUST.

And I can't help but think of all the times God my Father has gotten me through a dark journey
safely to the other side...

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

NATURE: The looking glass and beyond,,,

looking out the window
standing outside
reflection in the living room window
I love those mornings when
 the daily bread of my eyes
is this hot pink sky...

Saturday, July 12, 2014

LIFE: Bits from here,,,

Recently I've been tasked with fixing 'sacred' jewelry.  
This third necklace I'm re-stringing is an Indian Tulsi (Holy Basil) prayer necklace.
It gives me an idea.  Basil and cilantro stems are ripe for clipping from my garden
so I may try to cut the stems down to beads.

I'm ready for the final World Cup game tomorrow. 
 I was born a German soccer fan. 
This is mine and Greg's 3rd cup together. 

Enjoy your weekend and I hope you enjoy the game!!!