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
'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
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 ....
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' Recuerda mi Corazon
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' Recuerda mi Corazon
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' Recuerda mi Corazon
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
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' Recuerda mi Corazon
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 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' Recuerda mi Corazon
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' Recuerda mi Corazon
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' Recuerda mi Corazon
lead on cardboard Today marks the second series of a 'Virgin a Day' hosted by Rebecca over at Recuerda mi Corazon 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 Recuerda mi Corazon
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 de
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.