Sunday, September 27, 2015

Moon Time

I am lucky. A few times a year my friend Barbara 
hosts  a Feeding the Fire ceremony in honor of all woman large and small and their moon time. I wished I had had this ceremony when I was a young teen. But it is never too late to learn about gifting the amazing magic of your menstrual blood to the earth.
We sang, told stories of all the women that came before us, tied prayer bundles, ground corn and lavender, braided hair and I loved seeing the youngest ones drum and do cartwheels on the lawn.
Treat and re-treat yourself when you are on your moon !

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Forest Medicine Walk

Last weekend I went on my first Forest Medicine Walk, guided by June Blue Spruce l
It is difficult to write about it. I want to share it and I want to keep it to myself. It was immensely beautiful. I felt deeply loved and held by the forest. In our preparation for it the day before I journeyed into the being of a forest mouse. 
Toward the end of my medicine walk the mouse sat in the middle of the trail. Unencumbered, not moving quickly, she invited me, what felt like endless time, to observe her. A rush of deep joy passed after we met.

Friday, September 11, 2015

New label for Benziger's Imagery Series

The first painting I finished is this piece ( detail) I did for the Benziger Wine Imagery Series
This is the 3rd piece I believe I have done with them over the years.
Now I am working on my show for December at Laura Russo Gallery in Portland.The show's title is 'Dream lessons".

Monday, September 7, 2015

You must know this story

I have to tell you about a movie I watched last night. It is called " The Internet's Own Boy".
It's the story of Aaron Schwarz. He was a hero. He committed suicide when he was facing 35 years in prison after making data to all people available on the internet that is our cultural heritage: books and articles written by the likes of Darwin.
This knowledge was kept away from all of us behind a fee , hence only available for people with the right funds.
That is only part of the story. Watch it,watch it with your children who use the internet. It is eye opening, mad making and deeply sad. We lost one of our finest.

 IOB: Photo 1 Media Card

Sunday, September 6, 2015

Vacation Shots III

ITALY ! What can I say - EVERYTHING is beautiful! The creek behind the house was a little paradise with butterflies jostling through the wind from flower to flower on the stony islands, the beautiful house we lived in, the sounds of the crickets outside the bedroom window . All the hand built stone terraces  and all the buildings. Ah the glory!
And did I mention hours and hours of reading in bed.....