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Tuesday, January 16, 2018

by moonlight ...

Every once in a while
a painting will emerge
that is totally different
from what I originally had in mind ...
It fascinates me ... I know it is due partly to my *thoughts* as I am painting * energy* mood * 
possibly {probably ;-D}the impending New Moon which we will see tonight.
~by moonlight~ is one of those paintings x
***
Under a moon lit sky
I think of us
Meet me there
in the night time hush 
"Don't forget love;
it will bring you
all the madness you need
to unfurl yourself 
across the Universe"
~Mirabai~

"A dreamer 
is one
who can only
find her way
by moonlight"
~Oscar Wilde~

Maybe the wolf
is in love with the moon
and each month
it cries for a love
it will never touch

Friday, January 12, 2018

on the wide open waves ...

after days of rain...
the snow is melting ...
a morning walk of  refreshing rain 
and birdsong {bliss}
and patches of snow :-D
chats with squirrels
and Cardinals ...
I noticed that someone before me had brought her breakfast x
walks along the lake ...
a little bit of everything...
"Why are you so determined
to keep your wild
silently inside you?
Let it breathe.
Give it a voice.
Let it roll out of you
on the wide open waves.
Set it free"
~Jeanette LeBlanc~

Thursday, January 11, 2018

thankful {things I love} thursday ...

cardinal couples
nests
beautiful in every season
pieces of art in themselves
Archer ~ my love
unconditional
x
snow glistening like diamonds
and tree branch shadows
the serenity of the woods
& the deep love , respect and connection I feel for mother earth...
shared in my newest painting
bound to you
crow * owl * badger * hare * moon *trees
the "story" became more of a love note
I am bound to you
heart and soul
living fully
brave and bold

sky watcher
earth walker
tree hugger
bird talker

bound to you
body and mind
precious *mother earth*
you leave daily treasures for me to find

how you nourish me
in simple, gentle ways
a cooling breeze, sky filled with clouds
warmth on my neck ... Namaste

in gratitude, I bow...
you keep me grounded
keep me aware
keep me well rounded

I am bound to you
in every move I make
I walk you gently
giving back more than I take
© deb dunn

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

whispering ancient wisdom ...


how did you know what I needed to hear?
whispering ancient wisdom into my ear.
how did you sense my need to learn more?
everyday I have a longing to know more than the day before.
thank you,
dear one,
for entrusting in me πŸ™πŸ»...
for always opening my ears & my eyes to the beauty πŸƒπŸŒΏ
helping me
to hear and to see.
reminding this crone
she is never alone ✨
~deb dunn~
one walk through the woods
fills my head {and heart}
with images & words ...
and while Mr .Crow may have been my only companion as I walked
his beauty and presence was enough to stir my imagination x 

Saturday, January 6, 2018

catching dreams ...

Walking through the woods with Archer ... on a very cold January afternoon, the beauty of our surroundings kept me from thinking of the cold {although I was thankful for my warm jacket, hat, gloves and boots which allowed me to stay out longer}
"Like walking a dream" crossed my mind amongst the tall trees as snowflakes danced in the air.
Each snowflakes pattern could be seen on Archers beautiful black fur...
Oh how I adore January and this sacred walking space ...
I held my hand out, palm up to gather a scattering of falling flakes ... dream catcher ...
& then I thought ...
How often do/have  we place our dreams in the hands of others?
Here's to being our own dream catcher!
***
Little girls with dreams
become women with vision

"Your dreams are a poetic reflection
of your soul's wishes.
Be courageous enough
to follow them"
~Dr. Steve Maraboli~

If your dreams don't scare you
maybe they're not big enough!

"Never settle.
Fight for 
the life
the career
the dreams
the love
that you deserve"
~Mandy Hale~

Happy Dreaming!
d x





Tuesday, January 2, 2018

New Year ... New Painting ...

Happy New Year 
***
I have so many ideas for paintings
{and like my guiding word, they are just waiting to flow ...}
I am so  looking forward to painting my thoughts & dreams & visions
& seeing them come to life on paper.
Santa knows me well {and I must have been on his 'good girl' list
as lots of new brushes, paints and paper were under the Christmas tree for me this year.
~Walking Hibernation~
the first painting of 2018
polar bear & yearling cub, trees, ice & frosty branches, moon wisdom, nature loving woman, cloudy blue skies ...
mixed with lots of love and gratitude
"Silent world,
I find myself,
glad no one hears my thoughts.
In dark cocoon, I hibernate,
yet spirit spills every thought.
A second chance to try again.
The risks I know too well.
Two sunsets
turning into six~
awaits tomorrows will"
~Giroge Leedy~

Sunday, December 31, 2017

guiding word for the new year ...

~Happy New Years Eve~
For the past few years I've been starting the  New Year with  a  Guiding word ...

I will see the word in the most unexpected places {over and over again}
 & it will resonate with me. 
 Some years I  wonder when my word will appear :-D
For 2017, the  word OPEN/OPENING  appeared over & over again
  leaving no doubt that it was my word.
And it certainly was!!
Live Open ... it was a year that showed me where I "get stuck" being the over thinker that I am :-D
Those lessons learnt have brought me to my 2018 guiding word 
a word that came to me so quickly
it appeared
everywhere
and over and over again.
It felt right the moment I spotted it...
I am ready ...
I would nod each time I saw the word...
ahhh, yes, that's my word I would think ... there it is again ... 
~flow~
the "rooted" resister in me is ready to also flow x
I am rooted
but I flow
"Be still
like a mountain
and flow
like a great river"
~Lao Tzu~
***
"Life is a series
of natural and spontaneous changes.
Don't resist them ~
that only creates sorrow.
Let reality
be reality.
Let things flow naturally forward
in whatever way they like"
~Lao Tzu~
"You're thinking too much,
just let it flow"
~E. Paluszak~
The River of Life has no meaning, no good, no bad,
no better, no worse, no love, no hate, no fear, no anger, no joy.
The River of Life has no judgment, no expectation.
The River of Life just IS.
There is nothing to do.
There is nothing to say.
There is nothing to think.
There is nothing to feel.
The River just flows.
The River is the source of all nourishment -
the source of all obstacles.
The River is the source of all life - the source of all death.
The River is the source of all joy - and the source of all sorrow.
Yet the River has no joy - and the River has no sorrow.
The River is just the River.
One can flow harmoniously with the River -
or one can struggle fearfully against the River -
and the River just flows.
One can accept the River - or one can deny the River -
and the River just flows.
One can worship the River of Life - or one can curse the River of Life -
and the River just flows.
There is nothing to do - and the River flows.
There is nothing to say - and the River flows.
There is nothing to think - and the River flows.
There is nothing to feel - and the River flows.
The River flows - and all else is our drama.
The River flows - and all else is our invention.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie