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Creating artwork for my VIDA account is lots of fun. Sometimes the inspiration comes from an item I would like to own. Other times the artwork has already been created, waiting silently in the depths of my studio until I... Continue reading
Posted Sep 13, 2018 at Kathleen Botsford
Toggle Commented Jul 9, 2017 on the light breaks through at A Way of Being
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I love this!
Toggle Commented Jun 4, 2016 on The Golden Curtsey at In the Name of Art
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Dearest Tosca, I am delighted to find you and recognize our Sacred Sisterhood! Your profile is mine to a T ! (accept the grandmother part) Your writing is beautiful and profound. Your comments on Jean's Goddess workshop page always, always spoke to my heart. I am excited to spend the weekend getting to know you and your writings on a deeper level. My own blog has sat stagnant for quite awhile now but I think that may change in the near future!
Toggle Commented May 27, 2016 on The Goddess and Mother Nature at A Way of Being
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May 27, 2016
Beautiful, sacred blessings. Your words and the tender comments.
Toggle Commented May 30, 2015 on Roses in May at French la Vie
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Sometimes I sit down to write and nothing much seems to happen. I sit and wait and maybe daydream a bit.... and still nothing. I have a diversion that may be good for my soul but not much help for... Continue reading
Posted Feb 2, 2015 at Kathleen Botsford
It seems life has become a constant struggle of to-do lists and schedules swallowing our waking hours and haunting our dream times. As if a great bookeeper in the sky is keeping track of our days and judging them with... Continue reading
Posted Jan 27, 2015 at Kathleen Botsford
Victoria has spent this summer in LA working for one of her dream companies. As she returns this week to the midwest and begins packing for her senior year at ND there will be tears..... many tears. We are so... Continue reading
Posted Aug 9, 2014 at Kathleen Botsford
Over the course of the years I have moved from an obsessive church lady to a more contemplative loner. On Good Friday I spend time alone listening to Jesus Christ Superstar It never fails to bring me to tears. Continue reading
Posted Apr 18, 2014 at Kathleen Botsford
I collect bits and pieces of paper and scraps. Nothing is out of bounds. If I cannot get the whole label off a wine bottle ~ just a scraped off bit will do. I have had lots of fun decorating... Continue reading
Posted Apr 6, 2014 at Kathleen Botsford
If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue, Or walk with Kings ~ nor lose the common touch, If neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you, If all men count with you, but none too much; If... Continue reading
Posted Mar 28, 2014 at Kathleen Botsford
While I truly understand resisting the rhythm of the Universe is indeed foolish and fruitless.... I am hoping today for a visit from spring...... really soon. In the meantime.... A Blessing of Solitude May you recognize in your life the... Continue reading
Posted Mar 25, 2014 at Kathleen Botsford
Love this story and the journey of the violin. It reminds me of my sister and I and our violin lessons so many years ago. I have always wanted to take it up again. Thanks for reminding me…..
Toggle Commented Mar 25, 2014 on The Violin Player at French la Vie
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*Looking through a few journals this morning I came across this piece. Now that she is a junior in college and studying this semester in London, it made me miss her that much more.... Victoria sinks into her cuddly bed,... Continue reading
Posted Feb 25, 2014 at Kathleen Botsford
I am trying a "new" kind of resolution this year. It's not about doing or losing Not about accomplishing or goals. It is about gently cultivating tenderness, Within and for myself as well as for others. It is about seeing... Continue reading
Posted Jan 4, 2014 at Kathleen Botsford
A week full of emotions, much elation and excitement sprinkled with bittersweet endings and goodbyes. The Student Athlete Bill was signed and brought to the House floor. Stevie's passion and eloquence took center stage as he wrote and championed a... Continue reading
Posted Nov 27, 2013 at Kathleen Botsford
Notre Dame had a bye week so the Botsford family spent the weekend in Washington DC taking our family Christmas photo. The weather was a bit rainy but we were able to take our photos indoors... at the Capitol The... Continue reading
Posted Oct 14, 2013 at Kathleen Botsford
I have been on a leave of absencse from most of my creative endeavors of late. I needed time to re-adjust and get comfortable in my own skin again. It seems life sails along at a speedy clip and all... Continue reading
Posted Sep 3, 2013 at Kathleen Botsford
We arrived in Paris just after noon. We strolled down de Champs-Elysees and found an adorable FRENCH cafe. After a tourist lunch of escargot, french onion soup, beef tartar and red wine we wandered the streets in a satiated fog,... Continue reading
Posted Jun 7, 2013 at Kathleen Botsford
I would love a shaker like that in case you come across any more in your travels!
Toggle Commented May 1, 2013 on Pop Over Pancake to the Rescue at French la Vie
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The weekend is over. Black tie outfits returned to closets. Guests gone and cold finally getting better. Time to seriously immerse myself in preparing for our trip to Paris. It will be here before we know it and I am... Continue reading
Posted Apr 22, 2013 at Kathleen Botsford
Everything I want to make poems that say right out, plainly, what I mean, that don't go looking for the laces of elaboration, puffed sleeves. I want to keep close and use often words like heavy, heart, joy, soon, and... Continue reading
Posted Apr 12, 2013 at Kathleen Botsford
Oh, the comfort, the inexpressible comfort of feeling safe with a person, having neither to weigh thoughts nor measure words, but pouring them all out, just as they are, chaff and grain together, certain that a faithful hand will take... Continue reading
Posted Apr 9, 2013 at Kathleen Botsford
I want you to be a tree of love, Grafted into the Word who is love, Christ crucified - A tree with its roots in deep humility. If you are a tree of love, sweetly rooted, You'll find the fruit... Continue reading
Posted Mar 29, 2013 at Kathleen Botsford