In a couple of weeks I'm heading off to Iceland to stay at an artist residency for one month. I'll be staying on a small island in the north of Iceland for the month of June (and then a two week driving tour of the West Fjords!) …Read More
Everything that is created begins as a seed of an idea.
One painting began as a pretty photo I took from a spring garden. Looking closely at the garden was like peeking into a tropical jungle… The vibrant and lush paradise of a tiny garden world of dancing flowers and hidden creatures swimming in greens and blues…Read More
Dream Catcher is the first in a series of paintings that explore the forest as a place of fairy-tales, myth and magic. In stories and legends trees are symbols of wisdom, strength, endurance, protection, secret knowledge, life and fertility...Read More
The Harmony Arts Festival is coming up and each week I'm featuring a new clothing design for the show. Each design represents one of the four seasons and this week's feature is the Tapestry Dress designed from the painting Tapestry. Tapestry represents the essence of winter...Read More
Once upon a time there was a Woodsman and his wife who lived in a tidy, little cottage in the woods. Surrounding the cottage were beautiful red, yellow and white roses that filled the air with their scent every summer.
But winters in the cottage were bleak and cold...
Every so often I make a "Love List". I write down everything I love... And it makes me realize how much I do love! And everything I'm grateful for...
So in honour of Valentine's Day, I'm writing out my Love List...Read More
The days are long and dark and cold... And it feels as if life goes underground for awhile.
In Life's Cycle of Creativity, Winter is a time of drawing inward; to heal, nurture, and process what has already been created...Read More
The more willing you are to surrender to the energy within you, the more power can flow through you. ~ Shakti Gawain
Tapestry weaves the stories of her life and transforms them to new ways of being. She is the forest floor... earthy, deep and full of riches.
Tapestry provides the nutrients for new life to begin...
Red is the dynamic energy that flows through all living things... and emerges as herself.
Red is smart and knows what she wants. She takes decisive action to bring her dreams to reality... she creates herSelf as she desires to be.
She walks her own path...
Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself. ~ G.B. Shaw
I like to figure things out for myself, and it isn’t always the easy route...
I may have a destination in mind, but the path is not always clear.
Sometimes I get lost and have to retrace my steps... but then I just keep on going.
I’m driven by a sense of discovery and adventure.
I’ll say to myself ~ What if?...
'Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.' ~ Emerson
I’m creating my own path... It is unique to me.
No, it isn’t always easy... but then, the greater the challenge, the greater the reward...
‘Your work is to discover your work, and then with all your heart, to give yourself up to it.’ ~ Gautama Buddha
Once upon a time in a garden, lived a beautiful rose.
She wore a red velvet dress and surrounded herself with brilliant blues and greens...
Rose was happy and had everything she could wish for.
Her garden was her kingdom. It was nature in full bloom... colourful flowers, wild grasses, bees, blue sky... and a warm, gentle breeze. It was the garden of love and beauty.
Nature’s living bouquet.
But as seasons come and go, Rose’s world began to change...
And slowly, Rose died a little death.
“Do not watch the petals fall from the rose with sadness, know that, like life, things sometimes must fade, before they can bloom again.” ~ author unknown
But the Essence of the Rose lives on...
Rose is in every golden pink sunset and every blossoming garden.
She is a summer day...
She is love and passion... ruby red... her element is fire, burning bright with desire... and in the fullness of life!
When you experience love, you experience the essence of the Rose.
'The rose speaks of love silently, in a language known only to the heart.' ~ author unknown
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The Possible's slow fuse is lit by the Imagination. ~ Emily Dickinson
I love creating. I love the dreaming, the imagining, the doing... I love each step in the magical process of creating...