Saturday, May 31, 2008
Today, I was a bit challenged while driving. I found myself again focusing on the inconsiderate drivers, judging others for driving these huge cars ("why the @$#! do they need a hummer!") and catching myself, I asked myself where was I finding the beauty??? I turned my attention to that which I could find and soon realized I can find beauty in anything really.... it's just a matter of changing one's perception...
Sometimes though, it is just easier to stay home. I decided a lack of sleep and feeling a bit cranky does not make for a happy Doreen who is loving everyone out there.. better to be home and read and nap and paint with my twinkling H2O's. Yeah, that's what brings me joy. Creating.
Being with John, sharing our thoughts....
Life is good :-)
Start date: June 11, 2008, when you receive the materials list complete with substitutions which...chances are good you already own, torso outlines, and all the instructions. I will be online with students for 3 weeks to make sure that everyone has the help that they need, but you can do this project whenever you have the time. The tags are placed into the book with brads, and therefore can easily be removed and used for other purposes such as gift tags, or book marks.
Price: $25To sign up, PayPal to
This is a fun mixed media project for artists and non-artists alike.
I'm playing... I so need a project that I can do and share with others. You can go to her website to see her fabulous work and inquire about it if you need........
Wednesday, May 28, 2008
The one thing I constantly need to come back to is just that though. Too much in my head. I have to just go and do... just pick up the pen, or brush or whatever it is and just begin.
Hardest part is beginning. Once you do, the rest is just going with the flow....................
Tuesday, May 27, 2008
I opened up a new book, a scrapbook that was on sale. Outside cover will be redone, but the pages are nice for watercolors (twinkling H2O's) and I have begun.
Words and doodles became a fish. I'll post tomorrow when it's done.
It is good to start again.
Right now, it is something I need in my life.
Monday, May 26, 2008
Now it's time to refocus my attention on my art. This includes my love of photography. I'm commited to carrying my camera with me every where again.
Sunday, May 25, 2008
Friday, May 23, 2008
The hotel is surrounded by flowers. Opening up the window early in the morning, flowers and a hummingbird greet me.
Last year and this year we stayed at Pakaritampu Hotel. Really nice place. Didn't have "water issues" here, but instead the electricity went out. They had a generator though. What was cool was seeing the stars at night here. The hotel is close to the train station where we caught the train to Aquas Calientas at the foot of Machu Picchu.
Even in decay, there is beauty.
And each time, we begin again in our newness. Every day we can begin again. Each time blossoming into our truest Self. Being part of the oneness of All.
There is a neighbor that has a garden which always seems to be in constant bloom. I found these beautiful iris' and was just mesmerized by their beauty... looking deeper and deeper within. Yeah, that's where I wanted to be today... going within... going deeper within, getting in touch with my true inner self. I realized how much I love my camera and what it provides for me. Those moments that make me stop and look deeply into a flower, catch a bee and wonder at the magic of nature.
Flowers are so sensual.
12 angles on this stone!
Sachsayhuaman from above on our way to Pisac.
Looking at Cusco from above. Cusco is laid out in the shape of a Puma, the jagged wall at Sachsayhuaman in the hairs on the back of it's head...