Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Just Enough Love

Daily Scrap
and a poem

It is just
to be 
for who
I am.

This little sweetie is the first in what I hope are going to be a series of paintings I am calling 'little sprouts' because they begin as a wild rumpus of paints and media on canvas to bloom and come to life. 
'Little sprouts'
reach for the
sun, moon and stars
to bloom.

This original painting is now available for adoption in my Etsy shop.

Also I'll be hosting a giveaway on my blog very soon for a copy of Jenny Doh's new book Journal It.
I was lucky enough to preview the book and pleased to report that it is a beautiful and inspiring publication. I'll be sharing more details for the giveaway very soon, so stay tuned.

Also my heart and prayers go out to all of my east coast friends and followers who have been affected by Sandy's fury. I hope all of you are somewhere warm, safe and dry. I will keep you in my thoughts.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Signs of Life

Daily Scrap
Signs of Life
A background is growing.

I've been working on this background
 for a couple of weeks now 
and it's starting to come together,
it's starting to have a life of it's own.
Sometimes I just need to let 
things fall away;
give myself over to the process, 
rather than the outcome, 
often that takes time, 
like a seed put to earth, 
it needs a bit of watering, 
a little sunshine, 
before things begin to happen,
before the roots reach gently 
into the soil and take hold.
Another peek
and a brand new Brian Andreas poem from his new book
Theories of Everything.


it is not what you first think
there is no effort of will
no firm resolve in the face
of this thing called living

There is only paying attention
to the quiet each morning
while you hold your cup
in the cool air

and then that moment
you choose to spread
your love like a table cloth
upon the talbe and
invite the whole day in again.

Brian Andreas


Wednesday, October 17, 2012

A Half Pint of Love

Sam and Summer
This is a what a half pint of love looks like. 
Our heart hurts today as we said goodbye to Summer; our gentle ball of fur. She was about 10 years old, which is senior in guinea pig years. We knew this was coming. She had stopped eating and drinking a few days ago but still loved to be held and gently petted which we did last night. I was still saddened when I checked on her this morning to find her in distress. She is now on her way to the Rainbow Bridge 
She will be missed. She brought us a lot of joy, smiles and laughter and was truly a gentle spirit.
Sam; her sister on the left, made her own journey to the rainbow bridge 5 years ago. They were reunited today. 

Monday, October 8, 2012

One Girl One House

Daily Scrap
One House
One Girl 
Acrylic on canvas board.

Monday, October 1, 2012

Being True

Daily Scrap
Being True
Mixed media original painting.

Being true.
Hold your head high.
You are unique
and perfect
as you are,
in every way.
Staying true
to your heart
will always 
carry you far.
Trust that feeling.

This little guy is looking for a new home and is now available in my Esty shop.