Thursday, June 21, 2018

A Wonderful Day-My Birthday




The words on the card...the Husband gave me...
It's not about the destination, but the journey. 
Not about the path you take, but how you walk it
Not about what you have but who you are. 
Not about the love you get, but the love you give. 

Thinking of you
on your birthday, 
and the wonderful way
you live you life. 

You're truly someone to celebrate.  


A huge bouquet of flowers....so full and lush with color.  Orange is the color I'm to gravitate to this year. 

Walked the shore line a bit and found some stacking rocks, asking if it would be OK to gather them in memory, I took them home as natures gift. 

 By the end of the day, I made four peanut butter and strawberry jam sandwiches, (two each, small bread) little oranges some water and chips for the husband and we headed out to Waukegan, Illinois State Beach area. The Park District offered this event.  As the Husband shared with me the day before there would be a drumming circle there for the Summer Solstice and it would be on my birthday.  Almost 2 hours in driving time...we brought our chairs and drums and we went.


The power of a circle never stops to amaze me, strangers brought together to celebrate the longest day of light and to up lift spirits and enjoy the beat of the drums...smiles were seen by all. And when we left it seem to me to be an unspoken bond...we drummed together and celebrated. 




The man in the skeleton shirt was our facilitator for the evening...what a great spirit.  

It truly is about the journey, 
Life is not only to be lived by the length it needs to be lived by the width too. 


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..

Video 

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.