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.....