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Monday, March 12, 2018

Cover Artist

Thrilled to be the Cover Artist for The Country Register of Michigan
March/April 2018 issue

~I love to take photos of nests all through the year. In the Winter I will stand and study every little weave and twist and turn in awe of such beauty.
And whether found on walks through the woods or in my own backyard filled with eggs {cover photo}  ... each one is a special treasure.
~happy Monday~
d x

Thursday, March 8, 2018

lake love ...

"A lake
carries you
into recesses
of feeling otherwise
~William Wordsworth~

Thursday, March 1, 2018

happy march ...

turtle dove love 
hidden treasures
a brisk lake walk
to welcome in a new month
bird watching 
~happy march~
I hear the sparrow's ditty
      Anear my study door;
      A simple song of gladness
      That winter days are o'er;
      My heart is singing with him,
      I love him more and more....
Oh, Spring is surely coming,
      Her couriers fill the air;
      Each morn are new arrivals,
      Each night her ways prepare;
      I scent her fragrant garments,
      Her foot is on the stair.
~John Burroughs (1837–1921), "A March Glee," c.1902

Saturday, February 24, 2018

sweet Saturday sights ...

"The life and passion of a person
leaves an imprint
on the ether of a place.
does not remain within the heart,
it flows out
to build secret tabernacles
in a landscape"
~John O'Donohue~

~the beautiful, soulful words of John O'Donohue to capture how I felt
during my morning walk ~

~happy Saturday ~
d x
"I would love to live
like a river flows,
by the surprise
of its own
~John O'Donohue~ 

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

flutter ...

~you make my heart flutter~
... cloud watching * amongst the trees * glimpse of the moon * flowers * birds ... 
{some of the things that make my heart flutter}
spend time with those that make your soul sing and heart flutter
framed in my very eclectic sparrow studio

~happy Wednesday~
d x

Sunday, February 18, 2018

find your own way to flow ...

A new painting
with my 2018
guiding word
in mind x

~find your own way to flow~
... when you let it flow... you leave room to grow

"The idea is that flowing water never goes stale,
so just keep on flowing"
~Bruce Lee~

"Lovely thing to learn from water:
adjust yourself 
in every situation
in any shape,
but most importantly,
find your own way

Friday, February 9, 2018

tea time {& some favourite quotes} ...

We are in the midst of another snow fall
Archer and I headed to the woods for a lovely, long walk
freshly fallen snow underfoot ... 
once home, and before I started on anything
I put on the kettle ,  lit candles,
nestled on the sofa & picked up one of my favourite books
Women who run with the wolves ...
"A woman is like a tea bag;
you never know how strong it is
until it's in hot water"
~Eleanor Roosevelt~
... tea and a little positive affirmation ... love x
"She's mad 
but she's magic,
there's no lie
in her fire"
~Charles Bukowski~ 
birthday flowers dried beautifully ...
I turned them into a little wreath ...
"I call her wild woman,
for those very words,
wild and woman,
create llamar o tocar a la puerta,
the fairy-tale knock at the door of the deep feminine psyche.
Llamar o tocar a la puerta means literally
to play upon the instrument of the name in order to open a door.
It means using words
that summon up the opening of a passageway.
No matter by which culture a woman is influenced, she understands the words
wild and woman
~Clarissa Pinkola Estes~

"My darling girl,
when are you going to realize
that being "normal"
is not necessarily a virtue?
It sometimes rather denotes a lack of courage"
~Aunt Frances~
the flickering of candlelight
try to tame themselves
as they get older,
but the ones who look best
are often
a bit wilder"
~Miuccia Prada~
"The doors to the world of the wide self
are few but precious.
If you have a deep scar, that is a door,
if you have an old, old story, that is a door.
If you love the sky and the water so much
you almost cannot bear it, that is a door.
If you yearn for a deeper life, a full life, a sane life,
that is a door"
~Clarissa Pinkola Estes~
"I love getting older.
My understanding deepens.
I can see what connects.
I can weave stories of experience and apply them.
I can integrate the lessons.
Things simply become more and more fascinating.
Beauty reveals itself 
in thousands of forms"
~Victoria Erickson~
~happy Friday~
d x