Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Blue Moon Intentions



It came to me late yesterday, my word for 2010 that is....I
guess if 2009 was the year for me to jump, then it's time
for me to fly in the coming year.

New paths to trod, basking in the light, seeds of knowledge
and 3 drops of blood will be the ingredients of my magic
potion in order to sprout the wings I need.

During this second full moon of December, I'm shouting to the
world to watch me take off and soar!

Monday, December 28, 2009

In the waning hours.....

In this last week of 2009, I've been thinking back over this
past year. I'm wondering if it's really been extra busy
this year or have I just been paying more attention? And am
I paying attention more because of the intentions I set at
the beginning of 2009?

I started this blog late January 2009. I spent a long
time surfing and reading great sites and wishing that
I could have something like that as well. I found
One World, One Heart right as it was beginning
and couldn't deny my own heart's wishes any longer.
And here you have it....My Own Little World!

It was a very bold step for me to take - I'm not given to
sharing my thoughts / opinions / wishes / dreams to others,
unless you know me very well. (not to mention showing my
art to anyone outside my comfort zone!)

I remember reading a lot about people choosing words to
inspire or guide them through this year with intention. It
took me forever to find my word - but finally it came to
me: JUMP! And I have.....










What started out as a very scary ride is fast becoming a
necessity for me...I feel I need to touch base regularly
with the friends I've made over this past year...to
encourage / joke / ooh & ahh over their latest creation
and in general spread the love...because that is what I
have received and it has changed my life forever.

So, what's the word for 2010? I have know idea - I'm always
behind.....but I am listening.....

Happy New Year to everyone - let's just do something crazy
this year.....I'm open to suggestions...

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Wednesday wishes

Today's wishcasting prompt from Jamie is What do you wish
for this Holiday Season?

On the surface, this is an easy answer - Regardless of your
Religious / Spiritual beliefs, I wish for you and yours love,
light and peace during this Season of Celebration.

In the depths, I have a wish to re-discover the simple joy and
truth of this Season. It seems I get so caught up in the rush
of planning, shopping, decorating, etc that by the time Christmas
gets here - I'm exhausted, stressed beyond belief and just a
total bitch....

It will not be this way next year - I promise myself (and you).

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

My Gift to You.....

The world has changed.
I feel it in the water.
I feel it in the earth.
I smell it in the air.

Much that once was, is lost
For none now live who remember it.....

Galadriel
Prologue to the Lord of the Rings
The Fellowship of the Ring



I am changing too. I'm tired of the status quo, of looking
to society for approval or direction. This game of life we're
playing no longer rings true. We're a lost people - having
forgotten what was. And so plans are being made, steps are
being taken - my bag is packed.

Where am I going, you may ask? Well, I'm not really sure - it's
a long path and a dangerous journey. I know there will be dragons
along the way and I could get lost in the Forest. I know there
will be danger; gut-wrenching fear; heartbreaking tears - but I
will also find laughter and incredible joy, peace and contentment.

Along the way, I plan to pick the flowers of my soul, inhale
deeply the scent of my dreams in order to absorb their very
essence into my Being. I will eat the fruit of my experiences
so the seeds of wisdom can germinate in my heart. I am watching
and listening for guidance from the Universe, just waiting for
that sign, that whispered word that will give me LIFE!

I'm sure you're wondering how this is a gift for you? Easy, I'm
taking you on this journey with me.....

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

What is your spirit wishing for?

That's the question for the day from our wishing guru, Jamie.....

And I have a really simple answer - My spirit wishes to fly....
I'm ready to let go and run wild, to have the freedom to work
and play as hard (or easy) as I want. And I can feel that flight
coming - it's just right over the hill.

So, there's the problem - THAT HILL! I'm not sure how to get
around / over / under / through that obstacle....How do you
just let go of all the must do's of real life in order to reach
out for your dreams? I mean, there's a mortgage to pay, children
to care for - I can't walk away from those responsibilities
(nor would I want to).

So, there's the challenge that's been lain at my feet. I'm
slowly stumbling along looking for clues and signposts, all the
time hearing that song in the distance...."I can fly, I can
fly, I can fly......"

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving!



Wishing all of you a wonderful day full of love and laughter with
family and friends as we take time to celebrate and give thanks
for the beauty and happiness is our lives.

And to all those outside the U.S. - I wish you the same...

Sending love to you all -

Kathy

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

What do you wish to embrace?

Is the question for the day from our Wishcasting Faerie - Jamie.

I've been away for awhile - trapped in a fog, unable to see my
way through. But the skies have cleared and I'm ready to make
up for lost time.

I want to embrace LIFE! All of it - good, bad and indifferent.
I think it's the only way to grow, to become more than who / what
you are at this point in time. To step beyond my comfort zone
and see what's out there.

However, wishing is much easier than doing....I think the key is
to realize there will be thick fog to work through and mountains
to climb, but if you continue - even if it's baby steps, eventually
it will all fall in to place and then we become that shining
star of pure love that changes the world.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Ramblings

The blahs have left finally, but in their wake I find it
almost impossible to focus. My energy has returned, but
I don't know where to send it...

I started yoga classes a couple of weeks ago - maybe
that will help my focus return. I have discovered that
I have muscles in places I never knew existed and they
all hurt!

I've lost 17 lbs since late August! YEA ME! (Actually,
I've lost more - but it's the same 2 lbs that I keep
gaining/losing; gaining/losing......

I started a new art project last weekend...we'll see where
it goes. Also finishing up a crochet project for one
of my grandsons - a spiderman blanket! (will post pictures
when complete).

And starting a crochet project of wool scarves to send to
our men/women in Iraq and Afghanistan. I was surfing the
net and found out about this opportunity and now can't
work fast enough.

Son #3 & his wife are expecting child #2 in the Spring.
Sonogram says.....it's a boy! Yea! another boy!
We love 'em (says this mother of 5 boys / grandmother to 4
boys & 3 girls)...But, who do we have to talk to for
some girls....we're feeling outnumbered!

Ever wonder why your friends are in your life? What you're
supposed to learn from them / what they are supposed to
learn from you......let's see if we can find out.

Dandelion wishes for you all...

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Is there something in the air?


I have been in such a funk lately. I've been blaming it all
on all the rainy / grey days we've been having this past
month. But, this weekend has been glorious and I still can't
seem to shake it!

This morning my original plans were to get on here and post
about all the glories of life - I was able to get outside
yesterday and work in my yard. It was so very nice to be out
in the sunshine...But my mood soured almost immediately after
I got out of bed and haven't been able to shake it yet...I
wasn't in the mood to blog, read, garden, do any type of
art/creative project...all I wanted to do was sit around &
mope!

I finally made myself get out of the house for the afternoon.
Ended up going to the Edom Art Fair. I'm glad I did -
I ended up buying some prints from this young man.

Here's what I got - Dance of the Muses



He had already sold the original - but I ordered a nice
canvas print...it's going to look great in my bedroom.

I know this mood will pass - it always does, but in the meantime,
I may go nuts! Sorry for the whining - but maybe since I've got
it out in the open and out of my system, the grumpies will leave
quicker!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

For my Brother.....



Rick Johnson
1953-2009

My brother passed away this past week. 56 yrs old. At this time,
we don't know the cause, but autopsy results should be in soon.

For the last 10 years, my brother and I have had a very rocky
relationship. At one time, he made a very bad life decision that
affected my parents badly and I let him know about it in no uncertain
terms. In addition to that, I was always felt he could do more with
his life. For whatever reason, I couldn't seem to let go of my
anger.

My brother fought demons all his life, sometimes he was victorious
and would live in peace and happiness. Other times he failed
miserably and felt it. This is something I have never been able
to understand - I guess because I'm fortunate enough to not have
to live it.

We were able to come together earlier this year. He sent me a
very sweet e-mail when my husband was battling thyroid cancer and
it helped ease the way back to a better relationship.

What does all this have to do with Wishcasting Wednesday? Jamie's
question today is what do you wish to let go of? My wish today
isn't just for me, but for all of us.


If you're holding on to anger, disappointment or negative opinions
towards someone in your life, I wish for you to let it go. This
negative energy is impeding your life - your relationships and your
own personal growth. And it doesn't solve any problems - only love
can do that.

Be at peace, my brother. I will miss you.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Happy Mad Hatter Day!



Let's all raise our tea cups to craziness!

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

What luxury do you wish for?

That's the question posed today by Jamie Ridler for Wishcasting Wednesday. Hmm, do I wish for a new car? clothes? a fantabulous trip
around the world??

Nah, I think the luxury I want most is time. Time to do what I want,
whether it's lazing around on a rainy morning in my pj's or working in
my garden or building my new business. I just want time - I'm tired
of having to spend my precious time on things that no longer interest
me or serve my higher purpose.

Although, a trip does sound nice.....

Saturday, September 19, 2009

It's Time.....

I've never been a part of a book club before - much less
blogging about it along the way. But, as I watched
Jamie and friends having so much fun on their last project,
I knew I wanted to be a part of the next.

So, we begin.....this time around Jamie's The Next
Chapter
is reading The Joy Diet by Martha Beck.

I will admit that I've already read a few chapters...It's
not that I don't comprehend what I read, but a lot of times
I don't retain it....so, I didn't want to be behind from
the very beginning. I found it very easy to read and
think it's going to be a great time.

Now, our first ingredient in the diet is nothingness. This
is going to be tough....I can sit still, but creating a
soothing peacefulness in mind will be another story!

I'm ready - let's go!

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

It's that time again.....

Today is Wednesday and you know what that means?? It's time to
throw our wishes to the wind and see where they go and what they
become.....Jamie asks us today, "What do you wish to learn"?

Since I've started this little journey of public expression, I've
reconnected with my soul and have learned a bit about myself that
I think I may have forgotten or perhaps lost. I've come to realize
I like who I am. So, to answer Jamie's question - I wish to deepen
this relationship with me, to continue to learn and grow and explore
the infinite possibilities of this life experience.

On a totally unrelated note, I have recently been introduced to
this most awesome product. CieAura has created these holographic
chips (stickers)that help with pain, sleep or energy. They are totally
natural - no drugs / chemicals. Here's my website to get more
information: www.kathyoneill.cieaura.com.

If you would like to sample one, email me your mailing address &
I'll put a sample in the mail. Believe me you will be amazed!

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

What do you wish to begin?

This is the question for this weeks Wishcasting Wednesday.
And honestly, I think I have already begun - I'm ready for
changes in my life...I have been stuck in a huge, gigantic
rut for years and just couldn't take it any more. I'm ready
to move and stretch and grow!

And it's really amazing, just a few small changes, one or
two baby steps and your attitude can just turn around like
that. Some of the very things that would upset me about
myself, I now understand and accept. Others I have taken
steps to eliminate from the program!

So, I guess my wish for today it to keep on keepin' on
and see where the road leads....

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Leaving Terra

Here is my latest work - Leaving Terra



Inspired by my reading of Caroline Myss' book,
Anatomy of the Spirit . Plus,
Tori Amos uses the phrase Leaving Terra in her
song, Scarlet's Walk and I like
the sound / imagery of that.

I'm taking time to study each chakra and trying to
create a piece of work to help me understand,
remove the blocks inhibiting me and grow more fully.

The Root Chakra relates to the Tribe you were born
in to, the basics of life you were / were not taught
and how you relate to all.

I've realized I have a long way to go, but isn't the
journey half the fun?

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Wishcasting Wednesday

I'm a little late to the party....had a very busy hectic
day and thought I would just wait until next week, but our
Wish Goddess Jamie had such a great question, I couln't pass
it up....

What do you wish to acknowledge yourself for?

I just have to say Yea Me because I'm just awesomeness
personified lately....It dawned on me today how much
I've done this year to put my self out there....at the
beginning of this year, I adopted the word "Jump" for my
theme in 2009 and I'm proud of all I've done....

I participated in One World, One Heart; found lots of new
blog friends to chat with; participating in Wishcasting
Wednesday; and have signed up with Jamie to do the Joy Diet
in September....

Plus, I started the South Beach Diet a week ago and have lost
5 lbs already!

YEA ME!

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Coming soon.....a new me!

For whatever reason (procrastion probably!), I've always felt
I had to get the physical me together before I could get
down to business with the spiritual me.

During one of my travels in cyber space, I saw where a woman
was doing the South Beach diet and blogging her experience.
I've done the SB diet before and had some success and so I
thought maybe I should do it again...

I'm not looking for a super model type body...I just want to
feel better and look healthy. My long-term goal is 40 lbs.
but, I would be happy with 25-30.

I started last Monday and don't know if I've lost any weight
or not....I don't own a set of scales....for obvious reasons.
But, I will probaly borrow some during this first phase. Just
to give my ego a boost with progress.

I will just post results intermittently...don't want to document
this whole process - I'm sure nobody wants to read my whining
about not getting any chocolate chip cookies.

Maybe, this will be what I need to go on a deeper search to
unveil the new me!

Wish me luck...and willpower!

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Wishcasting Wednesday


It's that time again and as usual, Jamie has come up with
a thought provoking question: Who is the "you" you wish to be?

I've actually had to think about this all day as that's a
really tough one for me. For the most part, I really like the
me I am....I feel I'm fairly intellegent (most of the time),
I'm a very loving, loyal wife, mother, daughter, sister, friend,
etc. Sometimes I can be funny and entertaining. Plus, I'm
quite sensitive to pains of the world. So, who do I wish to be?

I think I would like for the me that's fierce and brave to step
forward....you know, someone who's not really concerned with
what others think, someone who has the confidence to go out
into the world, unfurl their garishly bright wings and just take
off!

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Wishcasting Wednesday

Doors, windows, hearts, minds.....they're all the same, right??

I love playing on the internet! How did we ever get by before
it came along?? I mean, you can find the best stuff out there
in cyber space....fun, quirky, meaningless junk as well as the
most mind blowing, truly important, thought-provoking works in
the history of everything.

Since I've made the foray into bloglandia, I've met so many
wonderful people from all over the world....I've really opened a
door on possibilities - new friends who are helping me to grow
as a person (whether they realize it or not), new ideas on art
and a willingness to just jump out there into it all.

So my wish for this Wednesday is to keep the door open for all
possibilities - You just never know what or who is going to come
your way!

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Open a Window

I've been lazy lately - not wanting to do any type of
creative work - other than piddling in the garden. And
I've come up with all types of excuses - I'm too tired,
I don't have enough time, I don't have any extra money,
I need to shave my legs....really, just anything to stay
out of my work room.

But after reading Jamie's post the other day, I've decided
that for the time being, I may not have enough time
or money, but the least I can do is open a window.

So, here's my first attempt at a Full Moon dreamboard
for August's Full Sturgeon Moon



Celebrating the abundance of my life - my love of nature and
my quest to restore my connection with my spirit, my strength,
beauty and grace.

Also, to play along with Jamie's group of lovely and inspiring
friends, my wish for Wishcasting Wednesday.

I wish to make room in my life for the things that are truly important
to me - not just my family and friends - but also my health
mental & physical) and my art. To stop giving time and energy to
those soul draining thoughts and activities.

Thank you Jamie for your words of encouragement - I think I feel a
breeze blowing in!

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

I Believe.....

I believe I am a Spiritual Being,
A child of God

I believe God loves me when I'm good
and when I'm not so good

I believe my creativity is a gift from God
and my creations are the threads connecting me
to the Source.

I believe I am connected to this Earth and the
health of our planet affects me physically, mentally
and spiritually

I believe in the freedom to choose: my prophets, my lover,
my thoughts, my food and what socks I'm wearing next Tuesday!

I believe laughter truly is the best medicine

And I believe that Love will always conquer Fear

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Thoughts on Change

(For us all - Thanks for the reminder Graciel Evenstar)

If you always believe
What you have always believed.
You will always feel
The way you have always felt.

If you always feel
The way you have always felt.
You will always think
The way you have always thought.

If you always think
The way you have always thought
You will always do
What you have always done.

If you always do
What you have always done.
You will always get
What you have always gotten
- Author Unknown

Sunday, July 12, 2009

We hold the answer



"The trouble with life isn't that there is no answer, it's that there
are so many answers."

Ruth Benedict

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

I'm still here....

It seems my Husband's illness has taken it's toll on me
as well. I've been exhausted this past month and haven't
been inspired to do much but sit around. However, I am
proud of myself for not beating myself up for "doing nothing".
I do realize I need this time for rest and recovery and know
that soon I'll be back to it.

Now, on to my Hubby......he's doing better...the Dr. had given
him some thyroid medicine and he was beginning to regain some
energy....He's off the medicine now and on a low/no iodine
diet for the next 2 weeks, in order that the iodine treatment he
has on the 26th will effectively do it's job. I'm not sure what
happens after that....we just take it one step at a time.

I hope everyone's been doing well...thank you for keeping us in
your thoughts & prayers.

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Interview me - wanna play???

Jamie Ridler at Starshyne Productions was playing an interview
game last week and I decided to join in.

I've put this off until Husband was home from the hospital, so here
it is....

THE INTERVIEW RULES

* leave me a comment with your email address saying: “interview me”
* I will e-mail you five questions of my choice
* you can then answer the questions on your blog {with a link back to
my blog}
* you should also post these rules, along with an offer to interview
anyone else who emails you, wanting to be interviewed
* anyone who asks to be interviewed should be sent 5 questions to
answer on their blog
* it would be nice if the questions were individualized for each
blogger

My questions from Jamie -

1. What has surprised you the most about your life to date?
Well, I think that when I look back, it's surprising that my life
has turned out nothing like my original plans. Back in the day,
I was going to be a super-duper corporate career woman...and then
I got pregnant and married and after my son was born, I knew there
would be no career that could ever satisfy me or make me as happy
as that little boy did. My first marriage was to the wrong man and
it took me a while to find the right one....but I did. And now, I
realize that really my life has been exactly as it should be and
everything has just been a path to this point.

2. If you had a totem animal, what would it be?
If I had been asked this question this time last year, I would have
said a hump-back whale. I don't know exactly what it is I love about
them - I'm not much of an ocean person....they are just so strong and
beautiful. However, after our trip to Africa last year - I'm now going
to say an Elephant would be my totem animal. Equally strong and
beautiful - but that maternal instinct and family herd aspect really
touches me.

3. Who has influenced your life profoundly??
My Mother - She's a very strong minded and opinionated woman. And
while this has been an inspiration for me, it's also taken me some
time to live my version of my life and not hers. She's always been
there for me and I love her dearly.

4. If you were to start a business, what would it be?
Well, as a matter of fact, I am looking to start a business with my
Best Friend. We're in the very early stages of discussion and planning
but are thinking about a sandwich shop / deli in her small East Texas
hometown. We'll focus on good fresh food with plans to help support
the local farmers. We'll see how it goes!

5. What would your loved ones say is your best quality? What
would you say it is?

I think my loved ones & I would be in agreement - my best quality is
unconditional love and support for their life choices. My Family and
Friends are the most important things in the world to me.

Friday, May 15, 2009

Husband update #2

He made it through surgery yesterday just fine....even
though the supposed 3 hour procedure took 5 1/2!

The tumor on his thyroid was cancerous and so the Dr.
had to remove the entire thing plus one of his lymph
nodes as the cancer had spread.

The Dr. feels pretty confident he got it all - but Jimmy
will still have to do radioactive iodine treatments just
to make sure there's no cancer cells somewhere else in
his body.

He's still in the hospital - will hopefully get to come
home tomorrow....I can tell he's feeling better today -
he's getting very fidgety and just a wee bit on the grumpy
side!

Thanks for all the thoughts, prayers and encouraging words.
I'm sure we'll get over this little bump in the road just fine!

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Husband update #1

Just returned from the Dr. Surgery is schedule for this
Thursday afternoon. It looks as if the Dr. plans to remove
all his thyroid - I guess it's "plan for the worst, hope
for the best."

He may have to take some radioactive iodine treatments - just
in case he has any cancerous cells floating around his body.
But, we'll know more about that later.



Thanks for your thoughts and prayers...

Thursday, May 7, 2009

I would like to thank the Academy.....



Actually, big thanks are in order for Carol McKenna....
Thank you Carol! You don't realize how much I appreciate your
kind words of encouragement and support.

So, now I'm supposed to list my 7 favorite things...

1. Husband

2. Family & Friends

The rest are in no particular order -

3. My garden / Nature - it's where I find God

4. Reading / Music / Art

5. Laughing so hard you snort!

6. Listening to my son speak with an English accent -
he's really quite good!

7. Pie (of any kind)

That was a little harder than I thought it would be - I guess that
means I don't think about my favorites enough (will have to do
something to change that!

The second part is to pass on the love....and since I'm quite new at
this and don't have a lot of followers to my own blog - I'll include
some places I like to pop in and visit from time to time.

1. Graciel - http://evenstar-art.blogspot.com/

2. Angie Sullins - http://www.messagefromthemuse.typepad.com/

3. Jamie - http://starshyneproductions.blogspot.com/ (a new discovery for me!)

4. Christine - http://swirlygirl.typepad.com/swirly_girl/ (another new find)

5. Dawn - http://swirlygirl.typepad.com/swirly_girl/

6. Alena - http://funkyfairyshoppe.blogspot.com/

7. Marilyn - http://wwwmarilynradzat.blogspot.com/

All provide me with so much inspiration!

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Soul's Journey



I had the hardest time on this project...could never
really get things moving in the right direction. My
original intent for this mask was a journey a la
Alice in Wonderland, but we received some bad news this
week and my mood and outlook became much more serious.

What you can't tell from the picture is the black lines
across her face is actually part of a wire cage. And I've
written words like love, faith, courage, etc on the
"prayer flags" of her hair.

My husband has been diagnosed with thyroid cancer. From
what we've been told and read, if you had to choose a cancer,
this would be the one you would want...it seems to be very
self-contained in the thyroid and once it's removed, your good
to go...He has surgery in a couple of weeks and then we go from
there.

Please keep us in your thoughts and prayers.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Work in progress.....

In my last post, I told you I'd been so busy - but couldn't
actually give you any details....sometimes life just whizzes
by at breakneck speed....

I've been reading a lot lately....Caroline Myss's
Anatomy of the Spirit, The Seven Stages of Power and Healing.
And I've been working on a couple of new masks.

A few weeks ago, the Muse dropped by and left me some ideas
and after letting them swirl and gestate a little - I got busy.
She came back by today during my lunch hour and whispered in my
ear that these masks were going to be part of a series based
on my reading and journey through Caroline's book!

Let's just say I was shocked! I could see how these first few
masks would fit in to the "life's journey" theme - but a series??
I do good to work on 1 mask a year! And not necessarily on a
yearly basis.

Here's the first of my Life's Journey's Series, a physical record
of my life work in progress :

Emergence


Saturday, April 11, 2009

Life.......

Wow! I can't believe it's been so long since I've posted...been
really busy - but can't honestly tell you what I've been doing..
stuff, I guess.

Back in late March, all of my family was able to get together...as
many of us as there are - it's not easy for us to do....so, without
further ado.....My beautiful, lovely family!



And Papaw & Gigi with the grandkids...



I have started working on a new mask (Thanks Carol for the push!
I needed it..) and spending lots of time in the garden....it's
beginning to look nice - lots of blooms and bees....plus the
hummingbirds are back!

Wishing everyone a wonderful Easter -

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Earth Hour

Just a reminder that Earth Hour is this weekend.....the website for more info is http://www.earthhour.org/home/. Saturday, March 28th from 8.30pm - 9.30pm local time, turn off your lights for the Earth!


VOTE EARTH

Friday, March 20, 2009

Dreams

Have you any dreams you'd like to sell? Oh...sorry, it's not
that Dreams we're talking about....

I don't remember my dreams very often - but when I do, they are
usually the type that make you go, hmmm - what's that all about??

Such as the one I had earlier this week....

I'm in the hometown of my youth going to a friends house...I
see her through the window and she motions me to come inside.
And when I do, it's no longer her house - but a nightclub....and
we proceed to do nightclub things - drink, eat, dance, have fun
with friends...etc.

When it's time to leave, we all have to find our shoes and I can
only find one of mine....I'm beyond pissed off because my shoe is
gone (and it's my favorite pair of Dr. Scholl sandals!)...

The next day, the club owners are coming around showing me shoes
that were left - but none were mine...


After waking up, my first original thought was on the lost shoe -
I'm thinking "shoes / feet....being grounded" Maybe I'm feeling
as if I'm losing my footing....my dream book says that removing
shoes means I'm moving away from my past.

Perhaps all of this is true....since starting this little blog
adventure, I've definitely stepped out of my comfort zone and
little by little it's becoming easier to do.

Any insights you can offer??

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Work in progress......

Back at the beginning of the year, I was reading a
lot of different spaces where people had decided not to
set new year's resolutions, but instead choose a single
word to live by for 2009. I thought it was a really cool
idea and some of the words were great ideas: bloom,
grow, etc....but as hard as I tried, I couldn't find a
word that fit....nothing I thought of seemed right...
so, I started 2009 without resolutions or inspirational
words...
Several weeks ago, I was in contemplational
(is that a real word?) mode....not really thinking about
anything in particular - just sort of off in lala land,
when I heard the Muse whisper to me....She reminded me of
a page I had done years ago in my journal with a saying
I had really connected with....I drug out the journal and
copied it down to use in a future piece...

I'm not quite through with it yet - but here's a glimpse:

When you come to the edge of all the light you have,
And must take a step into the darkness of the unknown
Believe that one of two things will happen to you:
Either there will be something solid for you to stand on
Or you will be taught how to fly
Anonymous







And then I knew I had my word to live by: Jump

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

I find life so amusing......

Here's my horoscope for today:

Capricorn
December 22 - January 19
Your artistic side may want to take to the airwaves in some way today, dear Capricorn. Perhaps you should consider constructing your own web site or getting a spot on a local broadcast radio show. Your dreams need a vehicle for distribution. Give them the means to be dispersed to others. You have the ability to inspire a great many people. Take this ability seriously and make use of your creative talents.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

The Creative Life

As the One World One Heart event was winding down, I realized
I had a huge problem - a blog to maintain!

I wanted to be a part of OWOH so badly that I created this
blog in order to join the caravan and then realized I would
have to keep it up (especially since I have gained new
friends in cyberspace that are following this space)....I
would have to post my thoughts & views regarding this journey
of life we're on....I would have to be funny & wise, interesting,
thoughtful & intelligent! Believe me, I was not feeling it at
all - in fact, I've been paralyzed with fear! So, I went in to
shut-down mode and have spent these last few weeks on the couch
staring at the tv as it slowly turned my brain to jelly!

About 5 yrs. ago I decided I wanted to be an artist & create
these fabulous mythological masks....I've been creative most of
my life, I can sew / do cross-stitch, I garden, my house is
decorated nicely and when I'm in the mood, I can cook something
that will knock your socks off! However, I can't sing or dance,
can't draw a decent stickman or write wonderfully entertaining
stories - all things that "real" artists do....how is it I ever
thought I could do this?? How can I ever be a real artist??

Somewhere in all this wallowing and whining that I've been doing,
I think I may have had one of those moments, when you think
"wait a minute, I am a creative woman and if nothing else, my life
is my art". I may never create anything that is considered a great
piece of art - I doubt I will ever be considered the next Monet or
Shakespeare, but you know? It doesn't really matter any more...
I'm me and really that's exactly who I want to be!

I can't seem to stay out of the garden these days - Spring is so
close, I can feel it....it's still too early to plant anything -
but I've been cleaning and planning - my seed/plant catalogs are
dog-eared with choices and I'm ready to go...So, for now, the garden
is my canvas and all is right in my world.....

Thursday, February 12, 2009

And the Winner is......

Angela Grider of http://angela.quarantinemb.com/

Congratulations! Not only is she a wonderful photograper,
but also the wife of a Navy man....God Bless all the men
& women in our Armed Forces as well as those who love
and support them!

Thank you again to everyone who stopped by and for all the
kind words....it was a lot of fun. Let's keep in touch -

Kathy

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Turn out the lights, the party's over......

One World One Heart ends tonight. I didn't even make a dent in the
list of everyone on the caravan....but, I promise - I'll come by and
visit anyway!

I'm closing all comments tonight at 9.00pm CST and will post the
winner of my shrine tomorrow...

Good luck and thanks again for coming by.

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Is it Spring yet???

I woke up this morning with sunlight streaming in my windows...which made for a very good excuse to lie there and watch the shadows created on the walls. I was expecting the sunshine yesterday and was quite bummed when he didn't bother to show up - it's been nice here in Texas these last couple of days and I'm really itching to get out in the garden and start digging and planting.

I know it's much too early - we could still have some nasty weather that could kill everything. I try to be patient and not "wish" my life away...I try to enjoy and appreciate the gifts of each season - but, I don't think I'm doing a very good job today! I'm ready to feel warm breezes and smell the freshly turned earth, see the first blooms of tulips and daffodils....here the birds chirping as they go about their business of nest building....

Sorry, I would love to stay and visit - but I have to go outside and play! Here's some photos from years past to help us hang on for a little longer....




Thursday, January 29, 2009

One World One Heart, redux

I must say, I am having a blast visiting everyone!

I'm only afraid I won't have the time to get around
and see all the wonderful blogs - there's now 737!
Wow!

The child in me would like to call in sick to work for
a couple of days so I can spend all my time on the
computer - but the "responsible adult" says no, I can't
do that....(I wish someone would find a gag to shut her
up!).

Thank you Lisa for such a wonderful opportunity and
thank you all for stopping by and leaving such kind words.

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Welcome to My own little World!

Please, please, do come in.....would you like some tea??

I've been planning on joining the rest of the world in blog land for a
while now....but, could never really get myself geared up to take
the plunge....I can be a bit of a hermit now and then and the thought
of exposing myself was quite honestly, a little frightening...

But, it's a new year, so new goals are in order....let's just jump out
there (maybe no one will notice the "warts" and all....)

Actually, I wanted to be a part of One World One Heart that's going
on here. This looks to be a lot of fun....and I couldn't pass up on this
opportunity....

Photo

Here's how it works - leave a comment in this post only and a way
for me to contact you. Sometime on February 11th, I will do a random
drawing for a give-away. Anyone who is actively blogging is elegible.

I will be giving away my Art-firmation shrine below:





On edit, I want to thank the very kind Griselda Tello for the gift of
her moon face....it was the perfect piece to finish off my shrine.

I look forward to meeting lotsa new friends and hanging out a while....