Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Soul Work

Have you ever made Soul Collage cards?

I've been creating them like crazy lately,

getting ready for a Soul Collage facilitator training
later this month.

Somewhere, in a box someplace,
probably in the storage unit that houses
all my painting paraphernalia,
I have a stack of Soul Collage cards 
that I've made over the years.
But since I can't lay my hands on those,
I've made about 50 cards since I signed up
for the training.

I'm using my digital collages
as the foundation. 
Makes it much easier to crank 
out highly symbolic images
without leaving a pile of paper trash
and cannibalized magazines.

But hey,
if you have a treasure trove
of wonderful images
somewhere in your stash of goodies,
can you send some my way?


Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Art Journal Pages # 46

Can you dream too much?

Well, maybe, if you dream
about creating things or making your life
or others' lives more efficient or meaningful,
yet you do nothing to manifest
the potential that you envisioned.

In other words,
dreaming isn't the problem.
Dreaming, whether waking or sleeping,
unlocks mysterious forces pinging around in your mind
and shows you possibilities, gives you surprising answers 
to questions you've mulled in waking hours.

The problem lies in being given a gift
from the Universe and then letting it lie fallow.

Getting that kind of gift
has more than a little hint of

Friday, May 12, 2017

Haiku My Heart: Ranunculus

nestled together
row upon row of soft tulle
bright ballerinas

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Art Journal Page # 45

I'm going to have to go back and look to see
what happened to Art Journal Page # 44.

Somehow, it went missing.

Given my aversion to 45,
you'd think I would have skipped that number.

Go figure.

Monday, May 8, 2017

Monday Moment

It seems like a miracle
to have a relatively tidy in-box
and a bouquet of cheerful tulips
waiting to greet me
when I finish feeding the beasties
and creep in to peruse my virtual inbox.

I love it when that happens.

Saturday, May 6, 2017

Shine and Glisten

I love the idea of things just fitting together perfectly,
one inside the other, with just a bit of deft placement.
The way that edges catch the light and seem to shine,
all on their own.

I want that careful ease.
I want to shine and glisten
and let out my inner light.

You never know
when your light
may shine someone home.

Friday, May 5, 2017

Haiku My Heart: Contest

red pink magenta
competing for attention
which is prettiest

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Slowing Down and Taking Time

Not long ago, I called an old friend
on the spur of the moment
and made arrangements to meet for a field trip.
Even with the vagaries of Seattle-area traffic
I was only three minutes later than I'd promised,
but it took another five to find each other
in a commuter lot.

We made it to our destination just fine,
despite a multitude of tourists on a sunny day,
and had a nice meander and lots of time to talk.

Our lunch plans, however, went into flux
when we discovered a mile-long backup
to get to the little town where we'd thought go
to grab a bite,
so my friend suggested a town several miles away.

There was no waiting at all
at her secret little place
and this was our view.

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Art Journal Page # 43

Sometimes the artful mind
chooses its own symbolism
and doesn't rely on words.

Monday, May 1, 2017

Monday Moment

I like to start my day
with a mug full of chai
in a cup that reminds me
of something important.