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Redondowriter
Redondo Beach, California
For many years, writing daily here was part of my spiritual practice, now only occasional, but check me out on Facebook, Pinterest, Polyvore.
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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Yesterday I made two SoulCollage® cards in our monthly group and each one, for some reason I don't really understand, has shed some light on parts of me I rarely acknowledge. This weekend I hope to take journal time with the first card. How I love Seena Frost's method. I... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at REDONDOWRITER'S SACRED ORDINARY
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I used to go to estate and garage sales a few Saturdays a month but then when I had successful bladder cancer surgery last fall, I realized for the sake of my kids, that I couldn't keep accumulating "stuff." But, for some reason, I decided to drop by two sales... Continue reading
Posted Apr 2, 2016 at REDONDOWRITER'S SACRED ORDINARY
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This is the third SoulCollage card I have made recently and I call it Orma Hammond and it is in my Community suit. Orma died on Nov. 22, 2015 and all of us are still reeling from her loss. "I am the one who first met Orma in 1990 through... Continue reading
Posted Mar 11, 2016 at REDONDOWRITER'S SACRED ORDINARY
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This is the second of three SoulCollage® cards I recently made. This one is called Natalie Wood and is in the Community suit. "I am the one who had crushes on several movie stars as a kid and adolescent and Natalie Wood was one of them. I first started my... Continue reading
Posted Mar 9, 2016 at REDONDOWRITER'S SACRED ORDINARY
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Our monthly SoulCollage® group met yesterday and I made three cards to my surprise. Today I'm sharing one with you I call "Mad as Hell, Tough as Nails," and it is in the Committee suit. After we create a card, for those of you who may be unfamiliar with the... Continue reading
Posted Mar 8, 2016 at REDONDOWRITER'S SACRED ORDINARY
Thanks so much for your kind comment at Sacred Ordinary. I feel so privileged to have had the positive effect of introducing someone else to a process like SoulCollage that I love so muchy.
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As many of you know, the founder of SoulCollage®, Seena Frost, died on January 13, 2016. If you click on the link, you can read about her life and there is so much to celebrate. I made this card in her honor at a SoulCollage® group today and wanted to... Continue reading
Posted Feb 1, 2016 at REDONDOWRITER'S SACRED ORDINARY
I never did find out more information about faceless dolls but I'm glad you found a special doll at a garage sale. Love those kinds of finds. Thanks for visiting Sacred Ordinary.
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Thanks for this, Mark. I will watch it.
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To my surprise, Christian Montessori posted today on an entry I wrote in 2007 when a man was convicted in murdering 16-year-old Hanna Montessori. From 2004 on I followed this case with interest because it started as a Jane Doe and the photo of Hanna looked so much like my own granddaughter. Jonathan Tran was convicted and is serving a sentence in San Diego. I Googled him today and his appeal case was filed and denied. http://www.ocweekly.com/news/montessori-i-want-the-white-girl-prostitute-killer-says-his-conviction-is-tainted-6450864 I. So sad.
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Thanks, Marion. I'm hoping I can offer it, too. I've mentioned it to the impromptu "art committee" at church but I think we decided not to attempt to schedule anything until the new year. With the church being in transition, I think we are all just kind of waiting to see what happens.
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Thanks for your kind words, Royce. You and Michael have been through so much and will continue to be challenged, but I'm confident he will continue to improve. My own challenges are a piece of cake compared to yours.
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Kathy Barron, yes. Please share with anyone you wish to.
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Anthony, your comment means the world to me. I know that you are facing into your own health challenges, far more serious than mine. Thank you for being such a good friend over the years. I admire you and your own writing and photography over the years.
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For the past seven months I have been challenged with what finally was diagnosed as an uracheal adinocarcinoma of the bladder. It has been a long journey because I have a hard time surrendering to God and I am susceptible to anxiety and depression on top of it all. But... Continue reading
Posted Dec 30, 2015 at REDONDOWRITER'S SACRED ORDINARY
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Variation on Botticelli created in Polyvore by Redondowriter Today is the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe and the final day of Twelve Days of Mary Love hosted by Rebecca Brooks at Recuerda mi Corazon. This Polyvore set does not feature a Guadalupe image but it is the Mary detail... Continue reading
Posted Dec 12, 2015 at REDONDOWRITER'S SACRED ORDINARY
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When I was on a pilgrimage trip to Israel five years ago, one of the highlights was a visit to Bethlehem in Palestine where many holy churches and landmarks are located. The site of Jesus's birth is inside one of the oldest known churches, The Church of the Nativity, in... Continue reading
Posted Dec 10, 2015 at REDONDOWRITER'S SACRED ORDINARY
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I am curious where this particular Mary is? San Miguel de Allende? There's something so familiar about her face, the round cheeks. And you know how much I like John O'Donohue's writings. I have a card deck of his a friend gave me where a poem is on each card and I haven't been using it. This is a good reminder that I will more often.
Toggle Commented Dec 10, 2015 on twelve days of mary love at recuerda mi corazon
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Lady of the Cosmos SoulCollage® card This particular week I have been feeling puny and certainly haven't created anything new. Fortunately, I have a few hundred SoulCollage® cards and art journal pages on Pinterest, as well as hundreds in my Madonnas and Divine Feminine category. Or, I could call on... Continue reading
Posted Dec 10, 2015 at REDONDOWRITER'S SACRED ORDINARY
I have a little cheat sheet about using Polyvore that Meri Arnett Kremian sent me years ago. I met her here. I can forward that, if it would help. Very similar process to PhotoShop layers.
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This is another of my favorite Guadalupe art renditions. As for your words, they are perfect as my morning prayer. Last night I brought dinner to a dear older friend whose wife passed away just a few weeks ago. Another couple joined us for dinner. We recalled so many happy memories and listened to his grief at unexpectedly finding her next to her bed when he awoke. Several people are taking turns spending the night until his own kids arrive today and decisions can be made as to what is best for him being alone at 86. Your words brought me at least a momentary peace. I slept in Orma's bed last night and it seemed like such a sacred place. She was a prolific artist and her paintings are everywhere. He took us to all the storage areas in the house where dozens of paintings are currently stored, many of them works in progress. "for reassuring us in our most challenging moments and by example reminding us that we are strong enough to answer the ultimate calling,"
Toggle Commented Dec 9, 2015 on twelve days of mary love at recuerda mi corazon
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Hail Holy Queen Art Journal Page by Fran aka Redondowriter. This art journal page was made several years ago, but just tripped across it. Though it's not a SoulCollage card, I probably could make it into one. That's the nice thing about scanning and photographing your own work. You can... Continue reading
Posted Dec 9, 2015 at REDONDOWRITER'S SACRED ORDINARY
Hettienne, I did not know they can't recreate the blue in the virgin window in Chartres. I know in the middle ages that blue was a very expensive color to make and use.
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Such striking art--both the madonna and the chicken. I suppose it's my cultural upbringing, but I tend to work in such subtle color. And another day begins with John O'Donohue. Thanks for everything.
Toggle Commented Dec 8, 2015 on guadalupe eyes of love at recuerda mi corazon
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Blue Madonna SoulCollage® made in Polyvore by Redondowriter One of my favorite madonnas was painted by Carlo Dolci, Italian, 1616-1687. The focal image here is his madonna and I'm making a variation for one of my favorite art processes, SoulCollage®. You can access information at the Ringling Museum in Sarasota,... Continue reading
Posted Dec 8, 2015 at REDONDOWRITER'S SACRED ORDINARY