“Perhaps the earth can teach us,
as when everything seems dead
and later proves to be alive.”
For last year’s words belong to last year’s language
And next year’s words await another voice.
And to make an end is to make a beginning.
― T.S. Eliot
May the returning of the light bring you great joy!
My wish for all of us that the turning of the wheel brings us closer to our whole selves, and closer to one another.
I am reminded during this snowy season to take time to watch the snowflakes drifts from the Sky to the Earth, and may it awaken our peace within.
In both our personal lives and our communal lives, I am reminded NEW ENERGY gives us the opportunity to choose balance and growth. My wish is that in this upcoming new decade, and the new energy it brings forward, is that we tap into the positivity it holds for all of us. In our third decade of the new millennium may our choices honor this powerful energy. Reflecting the movement of energy in life are the eight trigrams often found in the I Ching. These lines represent the eight natural life forces found on our planet. Heaven earth wind thunder mountain lake water fire.
Acrylic, silver gold leaf patina, wood burning , broken glass, Yellowstone county organic walnut ink, paper wasp nest,And paper white birch bark, glazed. Helena train track flattened coins, Reedpoint sawmill pine planks.
Holding the energy of Montana. Stop in and see this piece at the Toucan Art Gallery 2020 holiday show opening today. Some absolutely beautiful pieces by Montana artists are showing!
Sundays are fun days – especially with a two-year-old grandson! Kitchen time, this time making pinecone birdseed treats for our feathered friends. And it was a fun day – thanks Will!
2020 WIP ... it’s getting there!
Heaven, Earth, Water, Fire, Wind, Lake, Thunder & Mountain. Each trigram is based on connections of all things in nature.The combination of solid and broken lines reflect the movement of energy in life on our Earth. Each trigram lies yin/yang of its opposite. The wood is the end cuts from our raised garden walls.
“Write it on your heart
that every day is the best day in the year.
He is rich who owns the day, and no one owns the day
who allows it to be invaded with fret and anxiety.
Finish every day and be done with it.
You have done what you could.
Some blunders and absurdities, no doubt crept in.
Forget them as soon as you can, tomorrow is a new day;
begin it well and serenely, with too high a spirit
to be cumbered with your old nonsense.
This new day is too dear,
with its hopes and invitations,
to waste a moment on the yesterdays.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson
...Five days of the best days...Helena and Missoula road trip...
"To pick up a rock, is to touch base. Touching stones gives us a primal, spiritual connection with the earth. When we handle a stone, we hold in our hands a small drawing, a tiny piece of the map; we are holding time."
- Sue Lawty
The sum of my autumn mornings meditations… Rocks gathered on a morning stroll, or evening walk , embellished with fabric scraps embroidery thread and gratitude.
As a working artist/retired art educator, I've always lived the artful life. Let's share!