Play amongst the trees

 

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Swing, swing all the way high

Fall days filled with magic

Changes hidden amongst the trees

Spontaneity grabs hold

Lost, lost in the beauty

 

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Winds of change

(Untitled and unfinished – acrylic on canvas) 

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As if by magic an unseen source

guiding along invisible currents

pushing air through tight open spaces

 traveling  across the surface

 absorbing into the body

reaching a new friend

speaks with quiet force – a change is coming do you accept

invite, anticipate, refresh,

and then its gone….

Living on the cusp of reality

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Straddle the invisible line of reality

step on over to where anything goes

where non-boring is a necessity in the common place

happily not to commit to a serious relationship with the hours

everything is and will not be what it seems

creating a place where fun exists and laughter soars

all in a days work

 

 

 

 

 

The body

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Turbulent waves thrust unsettling stings

where hopelessness dwells

rush of emotion rises

trickles down to the soul

where sadness thrives

Transition

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clouds expand in all directions

 blank spaces filled in grey and blue

comforted by the difference

nature is observed

I am grounded

The guide

Winged beauty

Stands tall high above all

Out stretched hands grasping

nothing returned

High on her feet the cold hard surface pressing

One step forward

guided by the future

Still standing tall high above all

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Sometimes we are given words and ideas and we just need to get it out of the head and write them down or draw it out. It so happened that the words came to me first. Years later thought the sketch was appropriate for this.

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Adventures of the young professional

And so the story goes…  There is a time during the younger years that we are so full of life, bright eyed with possibilities and hope for the future. But as the years carry on we get set in our ways and sometimes that twinkle in our eye fades. The  flame has not gone out completely we just have to find ways to spark that light once again.

When I created this sketch for someone who was at the moment moving on with her career and living life fearlessly, I had a flash of insight….Why not conduct ourselves as if we are still that young professional, by listening to our instincts, having fun, be open to endless possibilities, with a can do attitude. Moral to this story enjoy every moment, don’t take yourself and life so seriously, be open and aware of opportunities, and infuse a little humor in your day. Go ahead live fearlessly and follow your heart where ever it may take you.

Favorite quotes:

“Leap, & the net will appear”– but this is the sticky part: our net is invisible. It is there but we must believe in it to see it. – Julia Cameron

“The need for change bulldozed a road down the center of my mind.                                   -Maya Angelou

 

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#gratitude

Negative thoughts need a vacation

Sometimes the words come at the right moment.. this is how the story goes…

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Inspiration

Inspiration comes in all forms, from anywhere and anyone we meet. Be open to receive and wonderful things will blossom.  Dedicated to all those that have inspired me and kept life interesting and hope I do the same.. Go create… #CED2014

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In the light of darkness

Originally I was not excited about my drawing, I worked on in but eventually put it aside unfinished. Recently, I revisited the drawing, and realized I had to finish the piece.  The image coincides with my my daily ritual of writing my Morning Pages,  (Julia Cameron, Artist Way), the daily practice of writing 3  pages of long hand notes about anything.  Morning pages is a great tool for creative recovery and self discoveries.

“An emotional rubble of self doubt, negativity and fear… stumbling, searching, waiting for that switch to be turned on within, to see clearly in the light of darkness.”

-Watercolor & watercolor pencil with pen on heavy paper.

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