Finding my Bliss

Friday, 30 December 2011

Haiku my Heart #47 ~ Time?

Twenty eleven
steadily ticking away
still the time is now!


Now is " beyond the constraint of linear time"
for it has no bounds, unbounded
what will be done with Now?

linking with
Haiku my Heart

Recuerda mi Corazon


Thursday, 29 December 2011

Service ~ 'It's a Pleasure'

'Joy'

What brings me joy this Thursday, 29 December 2011?

Honestly?

Something really simple.

Yet profound on the subject of service ~


"Service makes you tingle with aliveness.... is deeply creative, generative, and yes risky, because it means you share your heart."  Jennifer Louden


This subject is one of several brilliantly written articles currently to be found over at Susan Piver made me 'tingle' with Joy when I read it!

Oh yes,  the other great Joy today as you will have noticed ~ playing with my blog ~ all new for a while ;~)

New year's intention ~


'Share more of my Heart' 


sending my Joy to 
~
Meri's Musings



Tuesday, 27 December 2011

A call for healing ...

As daylight arrives
and the sun shines so brilliantly
lighting up
 each jewel-like
wonder of creation
my heart starts to sink into darkness 
as our petal fades .... I'm reaching for healing light
 to strengthen and restore her ....


Sunday, 18 December 2011

Waiting...

Wishing you all Season's Greetings

Sending to
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Friday, 16 December 2011

Monday, 12 December 2011

Peering into the Essence of Mary #12


 Self Portrait Collage

Finally at the end of my Mary creating days!

I will be putting my pencils & paints away for awhile,
sitting  back and savouring every detail of
this Mary adventure, it has been
hard work but fun.

Most importantly it has been a getting to know,
to experience the essence of all
you Mary lovers here, 
I am grateful for all your
various contributions and
gracious comments of mine. 
Thank You
Sue 
x

'Virgin a Day'

Sunday, 11 December 2011

Virgins, Creativity & Gratitude #11

  My Sunday's Delight
Catching hold on Mary's Train
Sweet Light Infusion


'Virgin a Day'

Saturday, 10 December 2011

Virgins, Creativity & Gratitude #10

I had a dream
that I would walk 
in heavenly places
alongside Mary, 
and her companions singing.... 


'Virgin a Day'
Recuerda mi Corazon 

Friday, 9 December 2011

Haiku for Virgins, Creativity & Gratitude #9

Painterly Mary
may I delight for all-time 
in your flouncing skirts
in whatever light I find you!

I thought I'd get the paints out, 
they have been in a dark cupboard.
In this case not actually paint but 
water based dye and rub-on metallic for those interested,
photo taken in two different artificial lights. 

For Haiku my Heart
&
'Virgin a Day'

Thursday, 8 December 2011

Virgins, Creativity & Gratitude #8

The transformative powers of Mary,
Picasa & Picnik
 using 'effects'
are mind boggling,
the possibilities are endless,
I'm having so much fun,
finding it hard to distract myself!

Grateful for the miracle of digitization.

Intention ~ Practice Detachment! ;~)


'Virgin a Day'

Wednesday, 7 December 2011

Virgins, Creativity & Gratitude #7

 This has been a surreal journey 
of dizzying heights, I'm seeing Mary
from every angle in all her
beauteous forms.
Thinking on Mary and the glitter
of the season as I leafed through
some magazines I couldn't
 resist the temptation to tear a few pages 
for my favourite art-form collage.

Day 7 contribution ~
Collage Mary, Queen of the Heavens

It also happens to be my sister's wedding anniversary,
we are out celebrating tonight,
I dedicate this collage to Dallas who was a
beauty queen herself once,
and still is!

Grateful for sister love.

'Virgin a Day'
Recuerda mi Corazon 

Tuesday, 6 December 2011

Virgins, Creativity & Gratitude #6

I have a secret,
a secret Joy that I have 
been keeping to myself
for the last few weeks, today my
thoughts are golden!
I'm preparing to post and waiting
anxiously for the go-ahead,
to let you know that whilst
I have been posting
all these mother
and child
posts
~
our own little bundle of Joy is in the making
my boy James and lovely Karen
are to be parents!

Grateful for the magical miracle that takes
place secretly and silently 
within the feminine.
~
"I will give thanks to you because 
I have been so amazingly and miraculously made. 
Your works are miraculous, 
and my soul is fully aware of this."
Psalm 139:14 God's Word translation 1995

'Virgin a Day'

Monday, 5 December 2011

Virgins, Creativity & Gratitude #5

 What a day we've had, 
sunshine, rain and snow!
 Its been a day of contrasts
first bright light, next the sky as dark as doomsday, 
the sun  throwing sultry beams of light my way.
I love it!  Needless to say I could
not put my camera down!
The day rather suits my Mary I think
kinda sultry with a luminous feel.
I think I will call her
'Snow Mary'

Grateful for the invigorating elements,
feeling a part of it all, the cycle of life, I am ~

'Awestruck' 
.
'Virgin a Day'
Recuerda mi Corazon 

Sunday, 4 December 2011

Virgins, Creativity & Gratitude #4

Sunday morning,
and my world is at peace,
my love, my daughter, my boys all at ~
I'm up early with Mary on my mind,
thinking on our days together
and my simple wishes
 for you.
<~ Peace ~>


'Virgin a Day'

Saturday, 3 December 2011

Virgins, Creativity & Gratitude #3

steamed window drawing
steamed window drawing in golden light
Digitally enhanced
 steamed window drawing
 in golden light.

Grateful for golden moments of lightheartedness 
and all those who inspire them.

Intention:  Focus on lightheartedness after dark,
especially at the weekend!

'Virgin a Day'

Friday, 2 December 2011

Haiku for Virgins, Creativity & Gratitude #2

Yesterday's 'intention' ~ seek 'simple solutions'
~>~>~>

same Virgin new light,
 rainbow's aura surrounds them,
all wrapped in softness
lead, cardboard, natural reflected light 

I'm enhancing my Virgins
as the days unfold,
a different light 
or 
a different layer maybe, 
we'll see what the moments bring!


I'm grateful for all soft souls who
enhance my life and make me feel loved 
in this sometimes harsh world.


Intention:   Seek to reflect soft mother love.


'Virgin a Day'



Thursday, 1 December 2011

Virgins, Creativity & Gratitude #1

lead on cardboard

Today marks the second series of 
a
'Virgin a Day'
hosted by Rebecca over at 
Having exhausted my visual Virgin 
references last year I thought I might try to 
create my own virgins this time,
a tall order I know,
 a challenge even, but I have faith!  

I have set my intention to create 
one Virgin per day
X 12

It's been years since I picked up a pencil 
to just draw, I had forgotten how
 satisfying this can be.


What came up from this drawing?
~>~>~>
'Simplicity' 

Yes I'm grateful for coming to 
appreciate the beauty of simple
in a complex world.

Intention:   Seek out simple solutions.


Visit more Virgins

Sunday, 27 November 2011

Morning has Broken

Yesterday the black dog came to visit me,
the same black dog who 
used to visit Winston Churchill.

When my daughter came around, she could 
see the black dog had turned up too and 
that I was completely at his mercy.
She made her leave with
a simple kiss and goodbye, 
"hope he goes soon",
I nodded in agreement.

For when he's around he completely 
demands my attention and there's
no shaking him loose!

On retiring I sternly told the black dog
I didn't understand the reason for his visit
and that I thought I had sat with
him for long enough 
and to be gone in
the morning!
***
I've not seen him so far, this morning
thank goodness
!!!
It is the beginning of a brand new day, 
I am grateful for each day of my life... 
 I was at a funeral on Friday, 
to say we'd anticipated a sad day
all turned out most beautifully....
my favourite hymn was sung
'Morning has Broken'
On this brand new day I'm sitting here
tapping the keys with the white dog 
on my desk top being so very
appreciative....

sending to
Postcards from Paradise
Recuerda mi Corazon 
 straight form life!


Friday, 25 November 2011

Haiku my Heart #45 ~ Light for the Journey

alight with spirit
journeying to distant parts
for Thanksgiving joy

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Tuesday, 22 November 2011

Fox at the Door

 Fox is bemused
peering through the glass door,
being drawn by the light from afar,
she'd felt safe in her own wood world
of goings on she never noticed the glow before.
Things being different now
for her goings on have been rudely interrupted,
 she sees another existence in the light,
and she wonders about the animals inside, 
similar creatures walking on all fours
 but not the same.

I feel so sorry for her,
she seems out on a limb, and it's clear
she wants to belong standing her ground
with piercing eye contact, returning
 again and again.

My heart goes out to dear fox,
I want to take her into the house of love,
tame her and sit her at the table of plenty,
but I can't I must shut the door of my tender affection,
for she is a creature of the wild.
I console myself... like all wild creatures 
she'll find her way home, her place,
for her wild instincts are deep inside
and must be honoured.  


Sunday, 20 November 2011

Week's Bliss List ~

 best of british
season's first bauble
 last of the summer wine
 love light 
beautiful life ...

sending to
Postcards from Paradise
Recuerda mi Corazon 


For Cinda
xxx