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sperlygirl
japan
artist. writer. seeker of beauty in the ordinary.
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xx thank you meri!
Toggle Commented Feb 4, 2017 on winding up this week... at sperlygirl
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this week...i was reminded of the strength in speaking your truth, was grateful to feel supported, laughed hard with a friend, was touched by a message from one i admire, took small steps to chip away at the ever-growing workload,... Continue reading
Posted Feb 3, 2017 at sperlygirl
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5 things... currently, it's raining and the way it sounds against the sun roof above my studio desk matches the melancholy of the day and my playlist i wish barefoot was a life option, it's where i am most at... Continue reading
Posted Jan 30, 2017 at sperlygirl
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today, i find strength in his words and gratitude for his example. Continue reading
Posted Jan 15, 2017 at sperlygirl
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with 2017 comes fresh starts, beginnings, expansion and a brand new palette. the first of the year always seems to hold such potential and possibility. i am hoping 2017 will bring some changes to this little space in the months... Continue reading
Posted Jan 2, 2017 at sperlygirl
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today, my beautiful grandmother turns 100! i am oceans away but send her all of my love. she has always been a beacon of light in my life. her kind heart and generous spirit took care of me when i... Continue reading
Posted Dec 9, 2016 at sperlygirl
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the world has felt quite heavy lately, and it becomes easy to feel vulnerable and swept up in the swells of negativity that are out there. years ago, i vowed to navigate away from that path. this meant making some... Continue reading
Posted Dec 7, 2016 at sperlygirl
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gratitude. it's more than just something i think about during the month of november. it is a tool that allows me the space and patience to make it through my day. it is the anchor i drop in the swirling... Continue reading
Posted Nov 23, 2016 at sperlygirl
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most of my inspiration comes in tiny flashes of wonder - of simple things - during my day. perhaps it is the flash of color in the sky, the way the rain drops and splashes, the scent of a blooming... Continue reading
Posted Nov 7, 2016 at sperlygirl
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way back when, when i was a young figure skater, i met Scott Hamilton. he was a champion and at our rink to participate in our show. i was dressed up in my costume walking towards the ice as he... Continue reading
Posted Oct 24, 2016 at sperlygirl
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it feels right to return to this tiny space that i have spoken from for nearly a decade. nearly a decade, oh my goodness. writing up thoughts; penning musings, ideas, art, and poetry; connecting and creating with other women artists... Continue reading
Posted Oct 14, 2016 at sperlygirl
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today, i am moving my body through familiar salutations on the mat - breathing through constriction to open to spaciousness today, i am splashing through puddles in my rainboots as i dash in from one stop and back out to... Continue reading
Posted Sep 19, 2016 at sperlygirl
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today, i have felt a bit off, no real reason or explanation for it. but then i realized it is the 11th and questioned if the heaviness i was feeling was that tugging of nostalgia. and i opened myself to... Continue reading
Posted Sep 10, 2016 at sperlygirl
Delisa, seeing one another is such a powerful thing, insn't it - how beautiful. I found this today too and thought it so very touching http://www.metaspoon.com/poetry-homeless-man-friends-surprise?cat=stories&fb=4074M1w1r3565a0&utm_source=4074M1w1r3565a0
Toggle Commented Aug 21, 2016 on finding a voice for some feelings... at sperlygirl
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i have been thinking a lot about how to share this here...and i am just going to do so, honestly. while traveling this summer was full in many ways, there were some things we saw and experienced that deeply affected... Continue reading
Posted Aug 19, 2016 at sperlygirl
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i had intended on running regularly during our travels but that was derailed early on. i managed one run along the beach and then turned to yoga and just going with the flow while traveling around. we are back in... Continue reading
Posted Aug 2, 2016 at sperlygirl
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we have been truly living our summer manifesto - walking beaches, hugging family and friends and catching up, laughing until we cry, and singing terribly and loudly while driving through the streets of my home. we have also had some... Continue reading
Posted Jul 15, 2016 at sperlygirl
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i have been at a loss for words here for sometime and for no real reason. partly, because it is easy to become swept up into this false idea of 'constant busyness' we seem to pursue or find. in that... Continue reading
Posted Jun 22, 2016 at sperlygirl
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what i notice around me lately... a beautiful package sent (and treasured) from a dear friend the layers of sweaters or jackets becoming less and less plans being made for summer adventures alchemy brewing from a small deck of cards... Continue reading
Posted Apr 25, 2016 at sperlygirl
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the rain falls gently on the skylight above me, my fingers are covered in gesso and paint. there are so many beginnings to be had here, choosing one can sometimes be the challenge. a candle flickers softly from the corner,... Continue reading
Posted Apr 3, 2016 at sperlygirl
happy easter to you too!!!
Toggle Commented Mar 27, 2016 on gathering goodness for march... at sperlygirl
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spring brings treasures in her colors and blooms. her light lingers longer, stretching the evening a bit, reminding us of the beautiful palette she casts come twilight. her warming temperatures lure us all back outside under her fragrant trees. gathered... Continue reading
Posted Mar 22, 2016 at sperlygirl
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these days, i am trying to carry my sketchbook with me. while i am never without a camera and i do love to compose images with photography, i am feeling the need to slow down more...to connect more, presently. to... Continue reading
Posted Mar 15, 2016 at sperlygirl
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the sakura are beginning to blossom here. the trees are peppered with buds ready to burst with color and flower. japan has a long tradition of celebrating the cherry blossom blooms. long ago, their blooms announced the upcoming rice planting... Continue reading
Posted Mar 7, 2016 at sperlygirl
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still today, whenever i am moved by a song or piece of music, i know it because i am figure skating to it in my mind. figure skating was my youth and it is something i carry with me still...a... Continue reading
Posted Mar 4, 2016 at sperlygirl