A daily dose of collage creativity, in images, words and thoughts. Always remember, "Everything will be alright in the end...if it is not alright it must not be the End"

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

As a Crow Flies on Exhibit-Union Street Gallery

As a Crow Flies, 
40 x 40 - 6 wood panels 
Fine Art America Prints available-Here 

This piece came together for my love of crows and the place I live, close to the country and just a jot down the road to the big city.  Growing up with the love of the good earth passed on from my mother and father, I've carried that in my belief system. Some people have religion, others have muses or angels. I myself have Nature as my spiritual guide. Mentoring me along my path with the understanding of the crow’s medicine which helps me restore balance and to know that there is a natural law to follow.   I turn to daily walks in the woods to listen for the unspoken words, sometimes in the lone darkness she creates this void, which can be scary as much as the unknown of life itself but I put my trust in her hands, Mother Earth and all seems to work out. (Total weight of piece is 32 lbs.) 

Sunday, September 24, 2017

What a Demo Day~

 So we....I should say He-the Husband started here...dumpster with a bow on it...no not really but it's better then flowers to me.

 The wall stripped of the drywall is beginning to happen.

 That same wall  that was between the bathroom and the old kitchen...now is in demolition mode.

My job was to tend to the four legged critters...Our Hank is not a demo dog...he needed his thundershirt on but we don't have one so I was it.  Gracie, young and a trooper just went to her default mode of dropping down on her belly and laying there.  Though when I sat down so did hank...but I did have to get up and help now and then and run that "mean ass shop vac...lol." 
When I see them floor joist over his head...I total him it bring back memories of you putting them in when the twins were very young...maybe a year and a half and we were living with his parents...not sure if they remember but it is amazing...to me that he's done this all.  Sure it's taking a long time but it's happening now.  Tough work still head. 

 Not the pretty site....the old toilet here...in the Property Brother's the Home owners are to do this job...well the Home Owners did the job...the Old toilet is gone all chopped up.  The window to the left or the frame of a window to the left was the original back wall of the house but not it's the stair way.  At one time before we moved in to the kitchen section we had raccoons in the house and a mother with 5 babies were coming down the stair looking to the window and Our kids were look back at them...A little wild life adventure up close...all safe and the husband opened the back door of the garage and off they ran....

As night falls and all strength is but a vision for maybe tomorrow we clean up and eye the new bathroom door and old one...Lots more work to do. The whole family is excited about the space we have now...where the new bathroom is was the smallest bedroom that had bunk beds...it worked for the kido's when there were young.  History in this house and so many changes. 

Saturday, September 23, 2017


The Gift came yesterday morning while I was out walking in the woods, the Husband ordered it...Better then flowers...

So we did this silly thing and use contact paper on the old walls...way back when...Very Tacky-lol, but it visually hide some stuff...not recommend to do but when you have a little budget you do what you can.

had to cut the tub/shower out to get to the new bathroom area and still keep the old toilet and sink.

Generations of reconstruction and under-construction help prepare you for this day it brings such excitement when it's "DEMO DAYS"   We have a Waste Box in the driveway where I had my tents for the outdoor studio exhibit a few weeks ago.  I know my husband is so happy to be at this point...the three years it took to get the bathroom going was a lot of life and procrastination of some difficult stuff to do underneath.  The plumbing for this new bathroom had a lot of noodling out to do and was in some difficult areas but it now done...Shelves where hung last night in the new bathroom closet and I will be transferring over the items into it today.   This whole section will be gone and opened up....new plywood will be place on the floor..not right away..$ needs for that but we are inching our way.  Over 32 years ago we bought this house because a elder couple purchased it  and he got sick and  they had to move...which in fact the husband kindly helped them move into their new apartment.  We then moved in two months after that in May of 1985...Stevie our oldest was just two months old.  The house was a 24 ft. x 24 ft cap cod style house...

Now it's expanded like the family...to a huge Salt box style house....

Well time to go and walk the dogs so they are not underfoot and we can being this process...

Thursday, September 21, 2017

From the book Artist Way Every Day

From book,
September 21st
Julia Cameron's daily meditation.

Very often in our creative live we can feel ourselves in jeopardy. We may have a sudden and debilitating doubt that our work will continue to be supported by the Universe. We may have been earning a living so far, but that's so far-our fear says- and so far is no guarantee of tomorrow. Rather than trust that there is an unseen but benevolent web gently holding us in our place, we often panic and act like we have gotten where we have gotten entirely on our own. But there is a benevolent web that holds us gently in our place. There is a larger power that wishes us well. We are led well and carefully. In order to be led further, we need only to ask for help. Help is always available to us. We need to open ourselves up. We need to be receptive.

Doubt and fear can be triggered at any point, turn or sneeze right? We question sometimes every step, and the four we took yesterday with the jump we might have to take tomorrow. Yikes...spin oneself into a trap of worry and sit with it and it becomes a habit of thinking.

It's a natural thing to loose site of a bigger picture and to pull in and think you have to do this dance-life on our own.  It's also natural to have doubt and have some fear, what not natural is to stay in that thought process and spin yourself into the point of being stuck in your muck...emotional baggage some would say.

One of my observations recently was to be observant and take a look at my emotional baggage so that I can receive the message... be it spiritual...Yes.  Seeking Good Orderly Guidance, Yes.

From Wabi Sabi Living.....When you embrace the whole of your life and recognize the value of every aspect, including the mishaps and flaws, then the very imperfections that once diminished your happiness can become sources of insight and strength.

Being aware and accepting, taking our luck as it comes.... All good, as the gently web that holds us in place.

Why am I pulling from these resources?  because they're areas I dig deeply from and ask for help with. Looking for inspiring words of wisdom to help me not stay stuck in my muck.  The continued daily practice of morning pages/spillage of words and journal writing then leads to moments of gratitude and with that gratitude the awareness that it's not done alone but with guidance form a source a hell of a lot bigger then I every thought possible.

Out to walk the four legged friends...tend to the house a bit and my treasured book club full of artists and tonight I continue an experience of a Gong Bath...blessings and the day unfolds.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Keen Eye is completed....

Keen Eye
18  x 18 on watercolor paper....matted, framed or mounted on a wood panel...not sure yet..
When Gracie (our 8mo. bloodhound/lab) and I want for a walk in the woods the other day a beautiful Redtail Hawk came out of a tree and swooped down so I could see her under belly and flew off...what an amazing spiritual experience...so glad I was able to capture it... 

Fine Art America Prints....Here