Wednesday, June 20, 2018

With Summer comes a bit of reading....

This summer I've been reading a book called, The Girl who Sang to Buffalo's,   I've had the book for some times...I read one before it by the same author,  Neither Wolf nor Dog..which became a wonderful movie.  The same characters are in this book.

Author is Kent Nerburn

Some things hurt to much to talk openly about and I stay silent...but as reading the story of Yellow Bird, its bring things so present to the in humane way of treatment to the people all over the world...we keep repeating our same behavior expecting different results and believing in authority figures that are blowing garbage.

As of separating the children from the parents because they...government back then/and now believe human's are savages.  Well there is some truth that...but the one's pushing around authority are the savages.  This was repeat in my ways in our history...not going to go there. It just hurts to much.

Why are we afraid to do it a different way totally...No we will skirt around and make it look that way, still the same behavior...pitting human against humans...because of race or whatever seems not the same as...

Well my awareness has been awakened and I'm enjoying my summer reads and Kent Nerburn writing..

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Sunday, June 17, 2018

Bike at the Lake


This is a yearly thing for the Husband on Father Day Morning...he takes a ride early and a photo of his bike.  "Happy Father's Day to Him"



and then he stopped here....

and the IL. State Park....he's making his way home today....but from up North down. 


The last couple of mornings...



So this isn't the moth that has been coming to my kitchen window for the last couple of mornings, but I can imagine it to be.  So being a animal spirit kind of person and believing in nature as a awesome teacher I looked up the meaning of the Moth...here's what I found.

Symbolic Meaning Of Moth

The moth symbolizes determination, attraction, psychic abilities, and faith. Although moths are nocturnal, they are driven toward light for some unknown reason. 
Even when its efforts toward light prove dangerous and futile, the moth continues to drive forward, demonstrating its faith and determination. It is vigilant in following the path toward light, teaching us that we, too, should be. We must remain vigilant in all of our pursuits, while keeping our intuition and judgement in tact.
Faith is important, but blind faith with no grounding is foolish. We must pay attention to the signs that are attempting to speak to us. In all of our quests, we need to take care not to fall victim to blind faith and ignorance. The moth teaches us that adjusting our course when necessary is equally as important as driving forward on the path.
When a moth symbol presents itself to you, it should be interpreted as reminder to be aware of how you are carrying yourself. Moths are symbols of concealment, which can be interpreted in both good and bad ways. As a master of disguise, the moth meaning symbolizes that you could be hiding from yourself. 
You may be disguising your emotions, keeping yourself hidden from others. If this is the case, you must develop faith and trust in yourself and allow your life to emerge from the darkness. Our hearts are our ultimate guide, and the moth reminds us that we should not disguise it.
The moth spiritual totem associates itself with optimistic people who can find the silver lining in any situation, however dark it may be. Its presence encourages us to develop the ability to seek out the positive in any situation, using our intuition and psychic awareness. We can do this by paying attention to small details, practicing good listening skills, and being a solid companion to those in our lives.
The moth symbolism may also be suggesting that there is some unseen irritation boiling inside you. If you do not dig deeply into yourself and identify it, it may not surface until it is too late. Along with this, the moth sometimes symbolizes a weakness.
It can be a flaw in your character that can lead to your demise if you allow it to. As a fragile creature, the moth symbolizes a fragile state of mind and attempts to encourage us to take a step back, allow ourselves to heal, and move forward toward a positive life.
Rambles about it all...
So I've heard this said,
I will accept my luck as it comes and adjust myself to it. 
This too shall pass.
If you keep picking at it, it will never heal...step back allow ourselves to heal. 
So in this creative life...I've been plugging long with marketing classes, workshops and other venues of interest and feeling a bit in the dark about what the future holds.  Shucks aren't we all?  Feeling like I've walked away from instead of walk with or towards. 
During times that ebb I seek insight from  realms such as the animal spirit that come into my life through dreams and physical forms...
So Moths....the earthly winged ones of the night that seek the light~

Saturday, June 16, 2018

Change of Spirit~



I found myself up in the studio, about 4:00 in the afternoon.  Itching to do something so I had prepared the 6 x 12 wood panel with a coat of black Gesso to prime it and then a nice thick coat of Gloss Medium.  It was read to go.  I used the paper I had made when I was up at Dillman's teaching a workshop just recently.  

I've put it up for sale on my new On Line Store...  so if your interested...you can find it there along with a few others. 

Friday, June 15, 2018

Pulling from magazines, Collage Meditation

Morning Meditation I 
This morning I found myself in a peaceful mood and prayerful too. After my Morning pages I went up to the studio and opened up my sketchbook and my box of torn magazine pages.  I opened the page spread in my sketchbook and I scribbled and then I wrote a prayer over the scribble and I began pulling color from the magazine box.  I'm attracted to turquoises, always have been black and white too. As I was pulling the palette out I intuitively was pulled to Yellow.  And there it was a large swatch of yellow.  One then lead to another and I was adding the red strips and some small black and white squares and the added gestural scribble...Personal line energy.

What do these colors mean to me today....Forgiveness-yellow and the joy of sun after you process the forgiveness. Peace, serenity and growth in the turquoise...and the black and white...how do we always see life in ya's or nay's?  Is there not more gray area's in life...so hard to define...but do love the contrast of the light and dark....can I learn to live with that contrast?  Another good questions, getting a bit introspective now...All about staying open and hopeful.



Trying out something New~

The past week I've been dabbling in a  place to show and sell my collage works on line. Though I post mostly weekly my tack down Tuesday's piece and put those up for sale I have works that are growing in the odds places around the house. So being I have one of the Square's for mobile sales I decided to check out the on line version of the process.

My oldest daughter informed me of many ways to do this, but this was a way I could pursue it on my own and manage it. Right now I seem to have many collage works on wood panels.  Lets say I had a few bins worth stacked up.

So this is the Link to Laura Lein-Svencner Collage Artist, On line Store.

So many places we can put our art up for all to see, our websites, our blogs and now these e-commencement site or if that's what they call them.  More that one has to keep track of sure, but it's kind of fun to see how it all works.

Yesterday I shared it on Facebook, because that what we can do these days is share everything and I had to small journal sell.  My first customers.  So it was great to see how it all worked.  When I send them out I can even sent a email invoice to the customer letting them know the tracking #'s etc.

Well time to get busy on things...

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Ducklings


Every night I sat on the end of the steps down on the North side of the point from the building I stayed in.  I could get good phone bars...and called the Husband and chatted. While talking there came a mama duck and her 8 or 9 little ducklings.  I had a hard time counting because they were moving fast and such a crowd. As I was going through some of photo on the phone I found this had forgotten about it and wanted to share. This is up at Dillman's Art Workshop Retreat place, in Lac du Flambeau WI.