Finding my Bliss

Monday, 25 July 2011

Sweet Nectar Search

If I feel okay tomorrow
I'm off with my honey
in search of 
sweet nectar!
Won't be back to haiku with you,
but will send postcards
from paradise!

Saturday, 23 July 2011

Postcards from Paradise #14 ~ I want to be there!

Whilst I'm flu-bound
I thought a little
might ease my acute awareness that
 the sound reverberates through the trees
and the beat of the drum circle.....

sigh......... dream on...........

linked to 
Postcards from Paradise
Recuerda mi Corazon

Friday, 22 July 2011

Haiku my Heart #33 ~ Lessons for Grace

What the bird told me....
about both pleasure and pain,
like petals and thorns
the rootstock's the same,
to contemplate sweet pickings,
there is a need to beware,
thorns have sharp edges,
handle petals with great care.

'dedicated to all blossoming relationships'

'an immersion of the heart'

PS ~ my syllable sums have gone a bit awry here,
hey ho, I never was good at maths,
and I have flu ;~)

Thursday, 21 July 2011

Little Pops of Joy


Knowing friends are safe!

More Joyful Posts
Meri's Musings ~ Share the Joy Thursday

Tuesday, 19 July 2011

What's in a Name?

Isn't it funny, 
I was feeling a bit chilled sat here,
I have a flu bug/virus just now,
I was thinking I need
my long, comfy cardigan to warm me, 
my love walks in with the said 
long, comfy cardigan.

I've had more 'synchronicity' today ~

At the beginning of the year I chose the name
as my adopted name for the year,
knowing there would be challenges ahead,
family matters that would call 
for me to be Grace-full!
I met the challenge and felt
I had lived up to my 
new name for the most-part.

Recently, my memory lapsed and I almost 
forgot about my new name,
I returned to the old pattern,
I returned to the little self
not my new
Graceful Self.

I spent a couple hours there ruminating 
with the little self on how I was feeling today,
how hurt I was, that I had been overlooked.

 Whilst blog hopping 
I came across something 
that I had synchronised with earlier in the year,
when I was thinking about my new name,
and again
it happened, just what I needed!

Kathryn Antyr
Collage Diva

was posting about
 Grace again for
the second time this year,
what timely advice ~

'Offer kindness to those who are undeserving'

Through the arterial veins of this blogging network
there is much synchronisation at work,
what a beautiful place to 'be'.

Sunday, 17 July 2011

Postcards from Paradise #13 ~ Quiet Contemplation

Rainy days,
 quiet contemplation, sitting with stillness,
wondering about the journey.....

It's okay to sit, to be quiet, not to push with anything, waiting for the sap to rise....

Recuerda mi Corazon
for other 
Postcards from Paradise Journeys

Monday, 11 July 2011

From the bottom of my Heart

I have a hoard of images,
each one a precious 
moment in time
I very often open my 
my treasure box
just to gaze.
As I relive the moments
I know that one day
 I will offer these
to you,
as some way of expressing how I feel, 
this is just such an occasion, 
you have all touched me 
deeply with your 

Thank you from the bottom of my heart.

Sunday, 10 July 2011

Postcards from Paradise - Whoops I told a Lie ;~)

I recently had an on-line 
conversation and said
 "I don't remember
smiling at anything I have created"!

This week I'm definitely smiling, 
I received two things back
through the post that I created.
My Blog Story in Print
This is an achievement, as you can see
 I posted original images and text too ~
You can get your blog professionally printed, 
but I wanted to have a go,
 I have some background experience in publishing, 
it's not perfect, I'm still learning,
there's room for improvement!
This will be a prototype! Oh that's a big word!
Yes, I'm definitely smiling.

I think sometimes when we admit to smiling
at our own creations it feels a
bit uncomfortable, drawing to attention,
self approval/self doubt and ego all come into play?

Also artists are renowned for
never being completely happy and smiling
at their work, what do you think?

Recuerda mi Corazon
to see other 
Postcards from Paradise

Friday, 8 July 2011

Haiku my Heart #32 Sharing

The hand of support,
carved out from a heart of care,
is my offering.
Sometimes my haiku offerings are 
bright and cheery,
sometimes a little more melancholic,
whatever fits the seasons
as they change!

This week my heart is with a close family member,
who has a heavy load to bear.

I share with my online haiku friends
they always offer
the hand

Thursday, 7 July 2011

A Window of JOY

Sun-drenched ~ Sun-quenched  ~ Sun-satiated

All adds up to
a window

Sharing the Joy Thursday

Wednesday, 6 July 2011

Negative or Positive?

Can a Negative Space be Positive?

Observational drawing can throw 
some light on this ~
try drawing negative spaces,
the areas around, or the gaps inside of a subject.
 Sometimes these shapes can become more
 interesting than the subject itself,
often more clearly defining
the compositional aesthetic,
 even changing places
 becoming the positive!
It's the same with photography, 
as with drawing,
negative space is very important.
 I stumbled upon something
that fascinated me recently, silhouettes.
I wasn't sure why I was so allured by them?
I'd always considered them to be empty voids -
forms without internal reference points,
I suppose lifeless in a way,
they were compelling, why?

 In reality silhouettes are positive forms,
surrounded by negative light
which reveals and aids recognition to shape.
Our instinctive recognition to
these positive shapes can be very powerful,
even triggering the emotions!
Sometimes the mind can feel like 
a negative space
few positive reference points,
but this can also change
when the light is switched on!
It's the way you see it!

Tuesday, 5 July 2011

Not Feeling IT

I'm home
but not feeling it!
The picture is blurred and out of focus.
As usual I find change downright difficult!
I think it might be saying goodbye to the ocean,
I feel like I've left a part of me behind.