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.
Share the joy!
As March approaches and the outdoors
starts turning green, thoughts go to Saint Paddy’s day. Which of course, also means homemade Baileys. I’ve use this recipe for years,—it’s tried and true. I substitute vodka for whiskey though, as I think the taste is better.
May the road rise to meet you and the wind be always at your back…
“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
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.
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.
"Time seems to slow down as I work. The moment is extended, the flow of time measured, departure delayed. While I observe, the other senses are alert. I taste the air and the dust, I feel the rough stones, hear the cicadas, smell the smoke. And somehow this will find its way into the picture."
- Jorg Schmeisser
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!
As a working artist/retired art educator, I've always lived the artful life. Let's share!