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I am a curious traveller ~ I love Lao Tzu's adage: "A good traveler has no fixed plans, and is not intent on arriving."
Interests: Photo of a Great Blue Heron, that I took in winter, on the beach, at Birch Bay.
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When I heard of Lawrence Ferlinghetti's "passing" while listening to NPR news, this quote is the first thing I remembered and thought of. From a personal "looking back "perspective, this just about sums up the heart of his work. "I am awaiting perpetually and forever a renaissance of wonder". I did not have the privilege of meeting him. I have had though, the privilege of seeing and reading his work, and to do so over so many decades (from early 60's). Some of his books are in the "dog eared" section of my bookshelves. well, quite a few actually, as he has a section to himself... love your homage to him, Acey. thank you.
Toggle Commented Feb 25, 2021 on thank you, Larry at Sparkling Lotus Ink
cat naps...sleep gently, wherever and whenever you can, as a cat does. whatever needs to be done or that you wish to do, will still be there when you are rested. these are a pair of seriously intriguing cats...
Toggle Commented Feb 25, 2021 on intermission at bee creative
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"Definitely clap or stomp your foot ~ or dance! imagine a world where somebody was always doing this consciously - for the benefit of the collective as well as themselves." Imagination ~ action. "You gotta show up", as the Dude sings. love your hollyhock.
Toggle Commented Feb 17, 2021 on bring it up from the root at Sparkling Lotus Ink
Oh how gorgeous your plant pix are! I could dive right into that magenta radicchio! I got goosebumps on this ~ heart chakra ~ the second wise woman to speak (write) about "unstruck", in a 24-hour period. Unofficially enrolled in the Sparkling Lotus University, I found this in my "home-work": "anahata means "unhurt, unstruck, and unbeaten". Anahata is associated with balance, calmness, and serenity". blessings to you and your fine Man!
Toggle Commented Feb 14, 2021 on unstruck at Sparkling Lotus Ink
some of my favourite "yellows": amber, topaz, citrine, yellow calcite, yellow jasper. Two of my sisters are renowned artists (well, one "walked" on over Xmas holiday 2020), and I have learned so much from them about colour. For example, I have a handbound book/blank journal for 2021.Long ago, they both recommended a tip for facing a blank art pages fearlessly. Put a wash of umber, sienna or burnt umber, ~ perhaps they referred to it as an underwash ~ on the blank art page. Painting, drawing, collage or mixed media, the angst of the blank page is gone! Looking at your stellar and varied yellows, does the same thing for me. The second valuable use of yellow - in art - add an imperceptible amount to white, when painting clouds, especially if also using/painting blue skies. Voilà - beautiful airy clouds! Yellow can also be in-your-face, or or lurk just beneath the surface - this is a gentle place for the eye (science of harmony versus dissonance). These yellows of yours...I aspire, YOU inspire! Blessings to you this new chronological year ~ I'm sp looking forward to seeing more of your Magic!
Acey, I'm so glad you stopped by! Now and then, I try to write about things that interest or have meaning to me. And your gardens, altered cards, and writing posts inspired me to learn how to blog again, after a long absences. Thank you for the kick in the britches!
Rather than show photographs of the two pieces of Lillian Pitt's work that I have, I will let her writing, and two of my favorite Lillian Pitt artworks, speak for her. She is a legendary and deeply respected First Nations artist and Elder. Lillian Pitt: Native American Artist. "Lillian Pitt’s... Continue reading
Posted Sep 12, 2020 at Joyful Stitching
Photograph © 2010-2020 Ravensong Seeds & Herbals, All rights reserved. Following is an excerpt directly from the linked blog. “What if you could be so light to jump as Heron does into unpredictable wind freely, trusting you would be able to land again?” YARROW | FANNING THE FLAME WITHIN Yarrow... Continue reading
Posted Sep 4, 2020 at Joyful Stitching
Black Walnut (Juglans nigra) leaves. beautiful ~ wonderful resource for eco-dyers. Very few black walnuts this year, from my Lady Black Walnut (Juglans nigra) tree. I detected no blossoms at all, through out the season. These showed up after a day with very brisk wind (30 Ausgust). Black walnuts are... Continue reading
Posted Sep 1, 2020 at Joyful Stitching
A page in an Altered Book. The poem is printed onto "scrumbled and dab-painted" paper bag. The acrylic paint has metallic flecks, which makes it challenging to photograph. The "frame" is a fibrous paper, a lovely fern-moss green. frame machine sewn onto poem center. then adhered to book page with... Continue reading
Posted Aug 29, 2020 at Joyful Stitching
this ALL so good ~ those feathers takes my breath away, I would love to know their stories, their drama. This hawk is one of the most magnificent birds ever, to watch. They play on the wind, soar with the thermals without moving a wing. They are fierce about their nests, perch and roost trees, and their offspring. They will play half a day away, with ravens or crows. Not to sound too sappy here - they are also oh-so-fond of rabbits, squirrels, and neighborhood cats, other birds... the cloth, in every way, is good. blessings
Toggle Commented Aug 27, 2020 on on a Hill at windthread
"hey" back to you, Grace ~ lovely to "see" you! Not really lost, just away. I started this journal, to participate in Jude Hill's "What if" cloth exploration, knowing nothing about "blogging", and 100% delighted with Jude's cloth meditations and techniques. Wouldn't you know it ~ a confluence of life events required all of my focus, attention, time, and energy, so the journal/blog just waited until I could get back to it. maybe a "fallow field"? a Lantern ~ the wee book is all about Diogenes reply: "I am seeking an honest man". edit: after reflection, making this mini-book got a lot of history ~ out, and onto paper, glue, collage, gel mediums, etc. Out, not in. so much easier to deal with, and closes "the book" of that period of my own life. It is a wee book. life is made up of many small things. It reminds me that I'm not large and in charge, I'm small and not at all (in charge). Blessings to Thee.
Toggle Commented Aug 26, 2020 on Diogenes Lantern at Joyful Stitching
Diogenes with His Lantern. Mini-book, bound in an altered-book. cover. Golden® mixed-media. 2003. Diogenes with His lantern. Culture and change, myths. mini-book, bound into altered book. Golden® mixed-media. Diogenes with His lantern. mini-book bound into altered book. Stamped and painted image, with pressed flower opposite. Golden® mixed-media, acrylic paint, rubber... Continue reading
Posted Aug 25, 2020 at Joyful Stitching
Sisters United ~ Empowering Indigenous Women, Children, and Communities. Logo ©Candace English. Sisters United was started in early 2019 by Candice English and her company, The Farmers Daughter Fibers. As a budding and successful entrepreneur, the Blackfeet artist could no longer turn a blind eye to the effects that historical... Continue reading
Posted Aug 20, 2020 at Joyful Stitching
anything, anything at all, that you or yours need ~ call anytime. Safe travels, love.
Toggle Commented Aug 18, 2020 on plain at windthread
One of several from my studio shelving - a vintage "egg basket", with antlers and horns ~ "shed" and otherwise. The egg basket(s) came from my mother-in-law's dairy farm in Oregon, circa 1960's and 1970's. The horns and antlers collected from 1960's through 2010. I love to tramp around the... Continue reading
Posted Aug 17, 2020 at Joyful Stitching
The striped strips are very fine plastic-feeling fibers. Nest builder had an eye for beauty. I don't know what bird built it. It fell from very high limb-crotch of a black walnut tree. beautiful. It feels sacred to me, or some other deep response I can't define. It's a nest.... Continue reading
Posted Aug 10, 2020 at Joyful Stitching
LaceLady is now following Acey
Aug 5, 2020
***Blue Moonrise~ Mount Baker*** ***Blue Moon rising - Mount Baker*** ***Blue Moon ~ over Mount Baker*** Continue reading
Posted Aug 21, 2013 at Joyful Stitching
~~~~~ ******* stillness... Continue reading
Posted Aug 20, 2013 at Joyful Stitching
Wonderful is the goats new shelter in your "155". So instinctive to explore shelter ~ I am most secure when I have my back at a wall, and windows all around in front of me, so that new shelter of theirs - oh so nifty - well done! Today "156" ~ the scene/picture that you love is my favourite! Truly a "thrill, spill, fill" arrangement of beauties ~ full of promise and substance ~ scene is a 'work of joy'. And your new shop item - IMG_6440f - oh. my. word! if I could just touch it through the screen...
Toggle Commented Aug 4, 2013 on 156 at windthread
on the way to breakfast ~ through back porch rails past the birdbath the Mr. on his way to breakfast ~ through backyard railing the Mr. ~ blurry, but bold what they ate for breakfast... Chrysler rose buds ~ (photo from July 2012) more breakfast from July, 2012 Continue reading
Posted Aug 1, 2013 at Joyful Stitching
winding down a hot, dusty day. grateful that I have things in life that give me purpose, and yes, exhaust me in a good way. I am now intriqued with lizards, of all things. The only creature close to a lizard, that I am familiar with, is what I call a "roughy newt" ~ Roughskin Newt (Taricha granulosa), which is nasty, and not really a lizard. Piqued yet another segue in my curiousity and learning! Yay! Rest thee well.
Toggle Commented Jul 21, 2013 on 142 at windthread
oh this is one of your BEST ~ I mean to say my favourite, instead ~ posts EVER! the goats ~ pictures, commentary ~ lizard drawing, lizard stitching, your "stamina and resilience"! made my day, thank you so much!
Toggle Commented Jul 21, 2013 on 142 at windthread
Grace's Self: you have the goodLuck within and without, and the temperment. You have the love of place, of creatures, of beauty. You have stamina! Haven't milked goats, but a.lot.of.Tillamook.cows! dairy farm cheese and soap makin' in the "last century"... I'll take a look in my storage locker to see if I still have a couple of cheese molds, and if I DO, will send them your way.
Toggle Commented Jun 19, 2013 on 110 and now begins my litmus test at windthread