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Savoring the Presence

Friday, January 20th, 2012

The sun’s rays pierce the air and reach my skin, hot. The breeze follows and tickles my flesh lightly, bringing feeling awareness to my senses, awakening appreciation and painting a smile on my face.

Spaciousness and presence in always-abundance. Waves lap the shore, coming again and again, and again. The ocean giving and giving, never stopping its gifting of wave after new wave.

Newness prevails and there is a freshness in every moment. The fragrance in the air is a whole experience in itself, the prana which nourishes laced with a sweet pungence that cannot be described and is added to the inner stores of deliciousness.

The qualities of light dancing on water reveal in miriad forms the ever-offered gifts of creation, and settle as a gift in the heart center. Beauty in every form, beauty in every heart.

Peace under the sky.

Grateful ripples, and lifts Life within. Vibrancy all around, I am nourished in bodymind, spirit and soul.

tropical days

Friday, December 23rd, 2011

 

A little taste of life here in Costa Rica

 

Camino Bonita which leads to the breathtaking Venus Beach.

 

The tortugitas that bravely hatched from their soft shells and journeyed to the sea across an eternity of beach. Inspiring little cuties.

 

A little bit of paradisa!

Mountain WOW

Tuesday, July 19th, 2011

Recent adventure, inspiration. Seven Summits trail in the Monashees, and Old Glory mountain, wow.

Beauty in the details, the tiny…..

 

Expansion…..

Space, exposure, breath…..

Love Life and Be Well!!

flowerings

Monday, May 30th, 2011

Spring flowers are everywhere!! I was surprised pleasantly to discover these beauties on the beach the other day.

Ponderosa pines i do believe, 2 of them side by side. One had flowers in a deep purple, the other a rich red. WOW!

Not a usual flower with petals and stem etc., but definitely radiating like one! And the source of the young seeds….

Amazing!

 

I hope you are enjoying the bliss of spring flowers too!

Love Life and Be Well!!

into may

Monday, May 2nd, 2011

 

Giving thanks for sky, air, water, earth

 

Ahhhh… the beach.  Spent a luxurious night, warm in a tent, fresh air reprieve, first camp of the year, yes!!!

 

Beautiful, alive, generous, reflective.

Nothing like it… glacier lily in the sun

Look closely at this next picture, that is not the sky above the trees, but the lake! This is taken from a very high vantage point over slocan lake, off a very steep cliff!! Though the sky is perfectly reflected….

beauteous kootenays!

Love Life and Be Well!

 


Spring Baskets!

Wednesday, April 13th, 2011

Easter is just around the corner…. I am always inspired by bunnies, eggs and baskets! I have special memories of easter morning and the way my mom would lay out such a beautiful surprise of a basket brimming with colorful gifts and treats. My mom also gave me the gift of crochet (by teaching me), and this year i decided to go off on crochet baskets!!

I chose mostly bulky wool yarns in bright colors! and freestyled the baskets of different sizes and shapes. I dramatically reduced my stash, which is a very good thing…

I like the idea of having a nice easter basket that comes out every year for easter celebrating. For collecting colorfully decorated eggs and other treasures. As a kid, our egg hunts were indoors since there could be any number of crazy weather happenings in Calgary in april, but now that i am a Kootenay kid, I am hoping I will be forest frollicking and perhaps filling my basket with mushrooms…

This ones’ a beauty.

I hope your spring is unfolding with inspiration and enjoyment of new life all around!

Be well and love life!!

i heart lace

Saturday, February 12th, 2011

It is so crucial to me as an artist and human, to play. I am realizing this more and more. I think I didn’t really play for years. Of course i enjoyed life and had fun, but i am talkin’ bout serious lose-yer-head play here my friends… And boy, is it fun!! For me it is a head/heart-space, the Play Meditation. A letting go of regular thoughts to expand into sensation, free movement and association, to let ideas and impulses flow unhindered, to drop deeply into being with Life, if even just for a moment, or five. To laugh, and breathe, and mmmmmmmm……..

When applying this meditation to my own creative development, and yes, mixing work and play (!), i am finding the results… pleasing.  Without a preconceived idea of what will happen, I dive into the realms of feeling and embody my super-hero self. An important key is to not have expectations or even a plan. It is a fine gift to oneself, to provide time and space to indulge in the freeing of the mind, of the body, of the soul, and embarking apon unknown adventures with no pressure!

After choosing colors and textures most alluring to me in the moment, i hunkered into the melding of fibers and….  the felted outcome was absolutely satisfying.Look what happened!!

It is a simple pleasure indeed, but aren’t these the best in life?

YAY!!

I am discovering the benefits of consciously entering these realms of play. Through setting aside actual time for this necessary indulgence, i am finding so much space and joy in allowing the unknown and unexpected to drift in to my experience. Clay class, writing sessions, dance and out-of-doors explorations are my favorites right now, but i find opening to new experiences seems to be the best way to tap this transformative mind-space.

Things i have done for the first time this week:( i mean for the first time EVER, this week)

1. made an apron(it is candy-striped with crochet lace accents!!)

2. X-country ski sesh on my own (twice!)

3 .offered a free computer to a complete stranger (he offered me free tecky-advice back!)

I would love to hear about your play time and new -doings.

Love Life! Be Well!!

Fresh New Year

Monday, January 3rd, 2011

This is a glimpse of the beginning of this new year for me. It is also my first Blog!! I decided to fill my day with only scrumptious things, as a way to form intentions around what the rest of my year will look and feel like.

So I of course began with pulling out from my yarn stash, the most delectable, colorful and pleasing yarn I could find. Happens to be a ball that I created from scratch, spun and dyed.

and so the lovely day began…

Lots of fresh snow in the Kootenays these days. I am inspired by the way the snow heaps hold so much stillness and peace, and how each water crystal is encoded with this deep stillness and who knows what other mysteries…

This crystal was in my friends window, glinting with the sunrays of day and I must have snapped 20 pictures of it, unable to resist its uniqueness,  devouring the tiny sparkling facets and forms. Little did I know what was awaiting me later in the day!

Crystal Ice Angels! My snowshoeing companion and I were in awe.

An entire Majestic Ice Fortress!!

The ice formations were so similar to the Laska Creek Quartz crystal in the window… so beautiful. So I finished with the explosive sunset knitting project, and started another one… Pictures will follow in next post…

I would love to hear how 2011 is starting off for you.

All the Best of the New Year to You All!!!

MuchLove