Saturday, December 30, 2006

Good bye/Hello

I am on my new computer. Figuring it all out. I don't have all my pictures here yet and still need to hook up the printer/scanner that now has archival ink!
I am glad I found my blog... didn't want to lose it.
This is so much better/faster, but need to find my comfort zone again. My hard drive went from 30 to 300 GB and my memory from 128 to 1024MB and it is so quiet...........
Good bye to the old and bring on the new!!
The old computer served me well and I am hoping to get many years of creating with this new one. I can actually have photoshop on my computer now :-)
Happy Healthy New year everyone.
Peace and Creative Ventures!

Monday, December 25, 2006

A colorful path

Finally getting to upload after a seriously friggin time of computer hell yesterday. Tomorrow we shop!
This is from the "questions" prompt in adventures in jounaling group.
I wish you all a colorful path for the new year. Bright and cheerie, full of love and joy.

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Make a wish bottle

This is the bottle for Pat. Adriane gave each of us a bottle to do for our secret Santa and mine is for Pat. I'll see her in a little while so I'm not worried about her seeing it. The top is a globe so I turned it into a snow globe. Couldn't get a picture of it all shaken up. Then there is a shrine about my dream with the bird... Kind of obsessed with this dream.

Journal pages- just for fun

Some work in the journal. I had to mix up an orangey color for the cow's udder's I've been working on and being that it was the wrong color, I swiped it on my journal page. Looked kind of like a face, so I kept playing with it... just for fun.
Then I drew out my dream I had a while ago, but has still been on my mind.

Saturday, December 09, 2006

Back to the Square.. Again

I finally cut some paper. I did a card with an angel and had intended to do another one on a 6"square, but her boots disapeared and became a tail. This is a funny thing about me and pencil drawings. I sometimes draw with pencil when I'm not sure what I want to do, feel unsure, lack confindence, blah, blah, blah.... It always changes. Once the pen is in hand or a brush for that matter, most often, it becomes something else.
She is the elemental goddess or "She wants it all".
I'll probably add some color later.
Feels good to get that pen back in my hand.
Maybe I need to move away from "that which works" in order to really see what does work.
I like this size. Although I am wanting to paint again, I just don't have the space (now). The journal, which isn't that big either, lets me explore stuff where I do need a bigger space.
But the 6x6 feels like home. Now what to do with them.....

Tuesday, December 05, 2006


Given the chance to change:
If someone gave me a chance to change some things, I'd have to go back in time... Oh well.
A favorite Gandhi quote: " Be the change you wish to see in the world"
Once in yoga class, my teacher asked a question. "How do you heal yourself?" My first reaction to that question was to take care of yourself, eating right etc., but another student spoke up.. "Change your mind". Right, replied the teacher.
Much harder than we think. We are so programed through our experiences, our past, our upbringing. We think we know what the truth is in many cases. The past creates our beliefs. We cannot change unless our beliefs change, and we need to change our mind first.
Easy to change my clothes and even though changing my moods and attitudes are a bit challenging, I can do that. It's hard to change your mind on major stuff. You cannot change my mind about George Bush! You cannot change my mind about the damage negative thinking does, and yet I allow it to creep in and create disturbing thoughts, which create disturbing feelings.
I can easily change my mind while creating. And I almost always do. I allow the change to occur naturally while I'm in the process of creating. Some change feels natural.. some change hurts.
Change takes courage. Big change takes big courage.
And then there is the familiar poem:
Spirit/God Grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change,
The courage to change the things I can,
And the wisdom to know the difference.
I wish I can change the world to a most peaceful place. I wish I could change it so everyone had enough food, medicine, shelter... all the basics of life.
I wish we all had the compassion and love and courage to bring about this change.