The rocks were painted and hid by gramma for Will and Tommy to find in their backyard. Oh what we do when sheltered in place and can’t hang with the grandkids!
"Kindness is spirit muscle;
it grows through
reps, exercise, through practice."
~ By Guy Newland
My family truly enjoys our homemade mustard. It’s very easy to make – I loosely follow the recipe below that I found several years back in Sunset Magazine. Rather than cognac, though, I use whiskey – we are Montana people! This is a basic recipe and easy to add your own touches. The recipe only makes only a cup and a half so I usually make four times the amount per batch.
"Not a day goes by that I don't still need to remind myself that my life is not just what's handed to me, nor is it my list of obligations, my accomplishments or failures, or what my family is up to, but rather it is what I choose, day in and day out, to make of it all. When I am able simply to be with things as they are, able to accept the day's challenges without judging, reaching, or wishing for something else, I feel as if I am receiving the privilege, coming a step closer to being myself. It's when I get lost in the day's details, or so caught up in worries about what might be, that I miss the beauty of what is."
- Katrina Kenison, The Gift of an Ordinary Day
The wind exhales
prayer flags flutter
sending in the sacred.
and gathers love.
is strong vertical foundations holding us up in times of challenge, green as our growth, gold as our needs. Sacred prayer flags embed our pleas. The moon whole in every phase guides in graceful light. 15“ x 30“ x 2.5“, cradled birch support.
Billings Rocks is a Facebook site where you can post your painted rock finds you may run across on a walk. All ages of Billings, Montana folks participate. I painted these little gems on a zoom call with friends — and I will nestle them into semi hiding places around my grandson‘s front yard. Hopefully they’ll spot them as they head out on their family walks. Since we can’t take walks together while we are sheltered in place, as they find the rocks they can post them and rehide for others.
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As a working artist/retired art educator, I've always lived the artful life. Let's share!