|Barbara and Martha|
|Prayer Flags in a Grove of Trees|
|The writer in our Artist Way class is Barbara, we asked her share her talents and write something about our exhibit.|
|Judy S. Artwork in the Big Oak Tree|
When Art and Nature Meet
June 14 – Oct. 23
Daily one hour after sunrise until one hour after sunset
Stroll through the grounds of the estate, and enjoy nature inspired installations created by professional artists and community groups. An opening event with a guided walk will take place on June 14 at 1 p.m.
Mayslake Peabody Estate
1717 West 31st Street
Oak Brook, Illinois 60523
I have to share after hanging the prayer flags with Martha and Barbara there was this simple and wonderful feeling. Not hard to explain, just a really good all over feeling. Martha and I walked the grounds and took pictures of the Natural Art that was up already more will be installed but what was up there was so cool to see. Just loving Judy's Invasive plants in the tree.
I said goodbye to Martha and walked back to get into the van...being able to teach there at the Peabody estate on this beautiful piece of property has been very humbling and grounding for me. Close to my core and this part I'm not sure if I can express it correctly...it touches me spiritually, emotional and psychically. Forcing things to happy and having to do more, be more is a plague that most all of us encounter sometimes if not more often in our lives. Be it caught up in the consumerism of thinking we have to do more be more...What happens if its just a small step forward in an area of your life that you feel is good. Keeping your personal integrity isn't easy and really trying to find out what your life is about or what the next step should be... is an ongoing situation. Hopefully one that posses some good positive out come. The kind of outcome...I guess what I'm trying to say is I've got a good life and I so love what I'm doing. I don't want to get all crazy with forcing the more...more...but I will be caught up in that some way because I'm who I am and need to express myself creatively with asking the questions always... "how and is this with purpose?" What I mean by is this with purpose is this going do a good service....sharing, teaching and inspiring others to be creative and pursue a life seems to be something that I found to do...not sure if it's a job but I so get a good all over feeling when others take the risks...and small step forward... Dreams really do come true. Maybe not the way we thought but the way that is best for us...
Trying to educate myself besides always self help books I have been looking at life in a whole and how forced we are being lead to believe we have to do and be more....Which is a falsehood I personal believe....There's no need for pushing so hard...Change is inevitable we see it constantly in the each day from morning to night, seasonal and with time. So pushing to be at the top...bigger better will always be a race some seem to think we have to do...but this is where the personal integrity steps in for me...We have choices and sometime those choice look like we are going against the grain and all it is...is slowing down a bit. I know a friend that has been every so kindly sharing her journey with me about this. I know I drive her crazy with all that I do sometimes and I see it I know that creating some that is more manageable in my life and being real awesome and whole is so much more important then the life around me where is seems so forced and false.
This morning I'm taking extra time to be present...listen to the sounds around the house...listen to the words floating around in my head. Listening to my oldest daughter trying to make changes and choices in her life. Listening to the husband share about his Garage adventures....Well a good ramble and mixture of feelings and words this morning...different form of self expression and all is good.