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Redondowriter
Writing at Sacred Ordinary is one of my daily spiritual practices.
Interests: music, friends, carl jung, working part-time in a private k-12 school, my dog mollie, travel on a budget, collage art, beach walks, non-violent movies, stretching my mind and learning new things, teaching and keeping journals, having philosophical discussions with people i trust, eclectic music tastes from rock and roll through classical, art of many talented women, live theatre, opening my home which i call sanctuary to people who like to come here to do inner work, being alive, seeking the sacred in the ordinary, grateful for the wonderfully bumpy and happy life i've had so far., reading, writing, photography, family, poetry, southern california, spiritual direction
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Weeks ago I bought a used program at the library book sale from Oberammergau 1990 and found this image that I meant to make a SoulCollage® card for, but then put it where it belonged so I couldn't find it until today. I had actually put it in the plastic... Continue reading
Posted Apr 14, 2014 at REDONDOWRITER'S SACRED ORDINARY
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One of the great perks of my part-time job is that I get two weeks off at Christmas and spring break, as well as eight weeks in the summer. That means doing "whatever" and trying not to feel guilty about it. This morning I took the time to complete two... Continue reading
Posted Mar 31, 2014 at REDONDOWRITER'S SACRED ORDINARY
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This past Monday I made three SoulCollage® cards in our monthly group setting, but it's this one that really makes me grin from ear to ear. I put this card in my Committee suit and call it "Welcome Spring." In SoulCollage® we are encouraged to write "I am the one... Continue reading
Posted Mar 19, 2014 at REDONDOWRITER'S SACRED ORDINARY
Well, it was 80 today but I would say yuck to all the melting snow and ice. You're going to be a grandma? Cool! Love your writing and your teapot.
Toggle Commented Mar 10, 2014 on Regular Programming at pomegranatesandpaper
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A school chum from high school was in town from Oregon and I suggested we drive to Sunland/Tujunga, CA yesterday, partially in the rain, to hook up with some of our grammar and high school friends who still live there. This was my hometown growing up--age 6 to 19 and... Continue reading
Posted Mar 3, 2014 at REDONDOWRITER'S SACRED ORDINARY
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This is one of three SoulCollage® cards I created this week. I call it Our Lady of the African Continent and it’s in the Council suit. My I am the one who statement would be, “I am the one who is beloved cross-culturally, the epitome of the divine feminine. I... Continue reading
Posted Feb 20, 2014 at REDONDOWRITER'S SACRED ORDINARY
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When you really think about it, the commercial celebration of Valentines Day is a silly tradition. Culture has set us up for romance which is bound to bring expectations, sometimes fulfillment, but often disappointments. Yet, we all know that love is given and received in so many different ways. Valentines... Continue reading
Posted Feb 14, 2014 at REDONDOWRITER'S SACRED ORDINARY
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Among many art processes I enjoy, art journaling is one of them, but I haven't been doing that as much lately. An incident happened on the weekend, however, that re-ignited me. There is an e-mail list in Los Angeles called Art Gang L.A. hosted by artist/teacher Kelly Kilmer. It is... Continue reading
Posted Feb 6, 2014 at REDONDOWRITER'S SACRED ORDINARY
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Today a few of us gathered for our monthly SoulCollage® group and to my surprise, I actually created three cards. Tonight a different set of folks came over for the monthly journal group. I am so darned grateful that I'm able to facilitate two processes that have meant so much... Continue reading
Posted Jan 27, 2014 at REDONDOWRITER'S SACRED ORDINARY
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In my personal SoulCollage® deck, a favorite suit is the Community Suit. In my work with groups, I find that it is the least used suit in the process. Anne Marie Bennett of Kaleidosoul describes the Community Suit as a place to honor and celebrate the people and animals whose... Continue reading
Posted Jan 14, 2014 at REDONDOWRITER'S SACRED ORDINARY
You've really got us all thinking, Loretta. I went back and read Cate's article. That was good, too.
Toggle Commented Jan 8, 2014 on Finding Your Tribe at pomegranatesandpaper
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Well, the dynamics are slightly different, but your story is my story. I am really moved you told us how you really feel and helped many of us to know how we feel.
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Love this post and your resolutions. Happy new year to all the Poms.
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Let it be. That's my mantra for 2014. Each year I wrap up the 12 months behind by reading through my journals and doing a recap. In these later years I have two other traditions. I make a SoulCollage® card and an art journal page welcoming the new year. It... Continue reading
Posted Jan 2, 2014 at REDONDOWRITER'S SACRED ORDINARY
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We all know about those Christmas newsletters telling mostly the good stuff and avoiding the unpleasant stuff. Well, here's mine for anyone who is interested. I personally love these holiday updates and though we don't send Christmas cards and letters as much as we used to, I so look forward... Continue reading
Posted Dec 19, 2013 at REDONDOWRITER'S SACRED ORDINARY
Earlier in the month, the blogging community lost one of its legends--Joe Spado aka Spadoman who wrote at Round Circle. This is a link to his last post on Nov. 22, 2013. He is greatly missed. I knew Joe only from blogging but many of the people who write at... Continue reading
Posted Dec 12, 2013 at REDONDOWRITER'S SACRED ORDINARY
Some of you have asked about Polyvore so here's a little bit about this particular set in case you are interested. I am indebted to Meri Arnet (Merimagic) who participated in last year's Twelve Days and sent me a tutorial on how to use Polyvore. Polyvore is a digital software site originally created for fashion but now many of us use it for creative expression. polyvore.com This piece is not for sale, but you are welcome to print this image from Rebecca's website or my Pinterest site. http://www.pinterest.com/pin/32510428534188283/ There is a learning curve for using Polyvore, but it is much easier than PhotoShop. Also, there are many sites on the Internet selling OLG quilt blocks. I used one for a basic from an eBay site, but the one in my Polyvore set has several more layers of digital detail. This is where you could buy the quilt block I used as a digital background: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Our-Lady-of-Guadalupe-9-5-x-11-quilt-block-square-4-Religious-Catholic-Faith-/200982707878?pt=US_Fabric&hash=item2ecb80bea6
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The Twelve Days of Mary hosted by Rebecca at Recuerda mi Corazon have passed by so quickly and today is our last day to gather together, the feast day of Our Lady of Guadalupe. Imagine my delight when it flashed by me at Polyvore (from Ebay) that an Our Lady... Continue reading
Posted Dec 12, 2013 at REDONDOWRITER'S SACRED ORDINARY
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Only two days are left in our Twelve Days of Mary posts for 2013. Thank you, Rebecca Brooks, for hosting us once again on our wonderful annual journey. On this day and until Dec. 19, Rebecca herself is leading a spiritual art retreat in San Miguel de Allende. I wanted... Continue reading
Posted Dec 11, 2013 at REDONDOWRITER'S SACRED ORDINARY
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When I took part in a pilgrimage to the Holy Land three years ago, an exceptionally beautiful day excursion was to the town of Ein Karem outside of Jerusalem, home to the Church of the Nativity of St. John the Baptist and the Church of the Visitation. To read in... Continue reading
Posted Dec 10, 2013 at REDONDOWRITER'S SACRED ORDINARY
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When Googling modern madonnas a few weeks ago, this front cover of the Dec. 23, 1922 Saturday Evening Post popped up and I saved the image because it fascinated me. I want to do something with it in SoulCollage. In 1922 this was undoubtedly a very avante garde way to... Continue reading
Posted Dec 9, 2013 at REDONDOWRITER'S SACRED ORDINARY
Actually, Susie, at the time I was so anxious knowing it was a beloved Hummel and I was a real novice at gluing. Next time I do this, I'll keep your suggestion in mind. It's a good one.
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This repaired Hummel figurine is very special to me. She belonged to my late mother-in-law and I have cherished her since 1973 when Blessed Mary Shreffler passed. Unfortunately, several years ago the woman who helps me clean knocked her over and her head fell off and her halo broke. I... Continue reading
Posted Dec 8, 2013 at REDONDOWRITER'S SACRED ORDINARY
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When I made this SoulCollage® card several years ago, I named her Mood Indigo. But, in drawing this card today from my deck, I think I would call her Our Lady of the Passion. She is in the Council suit and she reminds me of what a Jewish woman may... Continue reading
Posted Dec 7, 2013 at REDONDOWRITER'S SACRED ORDINARY
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I am reposting images from a November post about Day of the Dead to Rebecca Brooks at Recuerda mi Corazon Twelve Days of Mary because I loved this painting so much. San Pedro's annual Day of the Dead celebration has become a must attend event for locals and I found... Continue reading
Posted Dec 6, 2013 at REDONDOWRITER'S SACRED ORDINARY
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