Thursday, December 31, 2009
I have made a tentative peace with winter, so the next few months should be more bearable and, as always, I look forward to warm days and I swear by all that is holy I WILL be at the beach this year!!!!!!
Have a fun, safe New Year's eve and may 2010 be a bright, new adventure for all of us!
Wednesday, December 30, 2009
I prefer winter and fall, when you feel the bone structure of the landscape - the loneliness of it, the dead feeling of winter. Something waits beneath it, the whole story doesn't show.
I cannot say I prefer winter, but I am appreciating the merits of this season of reflection.
If Winter comes, can Spring be far behind?
~Percy Bysshe Shelley
Sunday, December 27, 2009
Friday, December 25, 2009
I require no wonders beyond the sea
and Eridanus. The bright embellishment
of sons and daughters renders me winged,
sustained. I breathe a song of gratitude,
a quiet carol of comets and coquinas.
I have made my peace with this babe’s
briny tear, this tilted barn,
this nova’s beam. In these I hear
the chorus of man, the hunger
for hope, ever hinged on salt and light.
For me, it is enough to cup a wet star
in the palm my hand, to feel water
rush and ebb like time. I have tilted
the faces of my children upward, planted their feet
in spindrift. They will find their own miracles.
Thursday, December 24, 2009
Wednesday, December 23, 2009
Sunday, December 20, 2009
Friday, December 18, 2009
Thursday, December 17, 2009
Wednesday, December 16, 2009
Friday, December 11, 2009
Oh, my~ the Big Day approaches! Today, despite the nearness of Christmas, I am taking a little break from Christmas shopping to tidy my studio space. I'd post a picture, but I have more self respect than that! ;) After several shows and the usual Christmas crafting frenzy things are pretty crazy.
The husband and are going to power-shop on Saturday and git-'er-done! If I can find the shop above I think I can finish up pretty quickly!
Monday, December 07, 2009
Maybe we'll have a real snow here this winter. There have been a few in the 25 years I've lived in Texas. It could happen. I have hope... and 2 sleds in my garage to prove it!
Stay warm, my friends...
Friday, December 04, 2009
I love mornings. They are filled with possibilities, that beautiful feeling of being on the cusp. And I love ships. Being aboard an oceangoing ship is almost like having wings. One is untethered to dry land and the vast ocean unfurls with its seemingly endless and uncharted prospects.
Need I say that I love this striking photo from the mid 1920s? Imagine the glorious feeling of leaning over the rail of this liner (the Columbus) as the sun rose over the sea. I can smell the salt air and feel the teak beneath my feet as I step into the world of the photographer.
"I find I'm so excited, I can barely sit still or hold a thought in my head. I think it's the excitement only a free man can feel, a free man at the start of a long journey whose conclusion is uncertain."
~The Shawshank Redemption
Isn't that what we embark on every morning?
May your journey today be one of discovery and beautiful moments of grace and gratitude.
Thursday, December 03, 2009
My errand list is a mile long today. I could use some pretty wings to carry me from place to place! It is a beautiful, but very chilly day and there's a chance of more snow tomorrow. Welcome to Texas~ Land of Weather Extremes... On Thanksgiving we were in shirt sleeves... go figure...
I need to figure out my display for this weekend's show. I have my vintage silver trees out and a sweet pink one for my ornaments. I think you can have gorgeous items to sell, but if you don't display them properly people just walk right by. I normally snag all sorts of pieces from my home decor to use in my show space. It's a lot of work, but fun!
Well, I am off to bundle up and start checking things off that to-do list.
Hope you have a beautiful Thusday. Spread your wings and FLY!
Wednesday, December 02, 2009
Guess what we woke up to in the Dallas suburbs this morning? Yup, snow! It was a gorgeous corn flake snow, big fluffy flakes that swirled down like little ballerinas! So pretty!! And best of all, it was gone by 10 am. Now it is crazy cold!!!! Feels like Christmas for sure!
I worked in my studio today and am just about ready for my show on Saturday. Hopefully this chilly weather will remind people that Christmas is just around the corner and they'll come out in droves to buy my wares!