365 days of aRt. DAY ONE HUNDRED & EIGHTY.
Posted December 08, 2013
i keep thinking that change is what i'm waiting for but my piggy bank is empty and the world keeps turning without me my idea of change has me looking outside of myself when really the major steps are happening on the inside why was i so blind to see it all this time i was waiting for the sun to rise meanwhile divine light was glowing bright within my soul surrender was my catalyst a way to make me whole (canvas text) Blog about the piece: Change is inevitable, for everything c...
365 days of aRt. DAY ONE HUNDRED & SEVENTY-NINE.
Posted September 06, 2013
all the bricks that pave even the simplest path move under our feet as we walk from the past they don't last but our journey moves on take the yellow brick road until our time here is gone (canvas text) Blog about the piece: Ok, so maybe it's possible that some of you think of the Wizard of OZ as a childhood story with entertainment value yet no real grit. But have you ever given the story much thought? The storyline is filled with lessons of friendship, self discovery, and the import...
365 Days of aRt. DAY ONE HUNDRED & SEVENTY-EIGHT.
Posted July 29, 2013
sometimes in the still of the morning when the magic of the world is at its peak i can sense the peace and it's a piece of me (canvas text) Blog about the piece: I don't always have the time to sit cross-legged and meditate, don't always have the time to watch the sunrise and find that sense of peace and stillness. Sometimes I find myself moving around almost the entire length of my day at an accelerated pace. Like many of you I am busy. I have three kids and most of my time is dedicated ...
365 days of aRt. DAY ONE HUNDRED & SEVENTY-SEVEN.
Posted July 28, 2013
how long will it last holding onto my past (canvas text) Blog about the piece: It sometimes seems difficult to escape our past. In fact there are certain situations that always seem to resurface and that always seem to repeat. We are called to them and we are supposed to learn from them. They will keep repeating until we do. But it's these repetitive situations that drive us into the future and help us to grow. We are given the chance to see things differently. And although the situation ma...
365 days of aRt. DAY ONE HUNDRED & SEVENTY-SIX.
Posted June 26, 2013
wedding song the years have gone by and we've shared this love today i can't come fast enough all the endless ways i need you when your heart beats i can breathe too to say i do i do love you, love you walking step by step and i see your face a flashback of the memories that we've made in this place you will take my hand in yours and i will take your name of course the promise of a lifetime every moment that we wake to say i do i do love you, love you so hold me as i am share ...
365 days of aRt. DAY ONE HUNDRED & SEVENTY-FIVE.
Posted June 26, 2013
she's got more than her mother's eyes and when she lies she really lies i'm addicted to the way she strums her six string in the night (canvas text) Blog about the piece: The other night I played my guitar. And I didn't just play this time, I wrote a song. It's been quite a while since I wrote a song on the guitar. I used to do it all the time when I was younger without any children but as of late the time and the inspiration as been hard to come by. It felt so good to write, to strum...
365 days of aRt. DAY ONE HUNDRED & SEVENTY-FOUR.
Posted May 14, 2013
facing the day in a different way letting east become my west and needing the least amount of materialistic things I let go of control and embrace what life brings (canvas text) "Re-contexualize your experience." I just love this idea. It was a concept that was posed to me as part of a class I took years ago. A concept that explained how once in a while you are shown the light, in the strangest of places if you look at it right. At times we take classes and walk away with great lesso...
365 days of aRt. DAY ONE HUNDRED & SEVENTY-THREE.
Posted April 28, 2012
a hidden pattern within life days of similar request soul to solitary mind bending time to match the rest (canvas text) Blog about the piece: Last November I received an e-mail from a wonderful friend and mentor of mine. It always seems that his messages come at just the right time in life. In the e-mail he shared a link to an amazing video that was created by two talented women, Sophie and Liberty. I definitely had to watch it more than once as I'm sure you will too. Talk about patterns!...
365 days of aRt. DAY ONE HUNDRED & SEVENTY-TWO.
Posted January 20, 2012
a leaf falls to me gently and it seems there's nothing there but the leaf until deeply i apply to my own life the lessons it sends to me the leaf becomes more than a muse but a glimpse to the eternal core i see this truth and then i choose to hold it as a leaf once more (canvas text) Blog about the piece: (submitted by guest blogger Jeff Convery) Often times it is in the simplicity of the natural world that we see the grandeur of God’s creation. On a purely scientific level it is ...
365 days of aRt. DAY ONE HUNDRED & SEVENTY-ONE.
Posted January 15, 2012
it's all coming down falling apart at the seams everything i depend on what the hell does it mean my sanity's being questioned how long can i hold tight i'm closing in on the limit's edge challenging my right to life (canvas text) Blog about the piece: John O'Donohue, author of BEAUTY, wrote, "There are times when life seems little more than a matter of struggle and endurance, when difficulty and disappointment form a crust around the heart. Because it can be deeply hurt, the heart ha...
365 days of aRt. DAY ONE HUNDRED & SEVENTY.
Posted January 14, 2012
i'm taking control of my life taking this road i know is right and leaving tonight i'm leaving tonight (canvas text) Blog about the piece: Talk of leaving Michigan frequents my household on a regular basis. You see, I've been in the same city, in the same house for years now. I go to the same favorite places for coffee, for dinner, for entertainment. There's a sense of familiarity with these favorites that I love. I love that the deli knows which sandwich to make me, and I love the smell ...
365 days of aRt. DAY ONE HUNDRED & SIXTY-NINE.
Posted January 13, 2012
the guitar that once was groovy is now my serenade of classical tunes and a late night opera that swoons over newness (canvas text) Blog about the piece: It's amazing how much we change as we grow, not just in our physical appearance but in all other ways -- our taste of food, our view on life, beliefs, love for things, etc. This change doesn't always come over time, it can be instantaneous. Now we all fall into habits, this is true. But at any given moment we have every opportunity to ...
365 days of aRt. DAY ONE HUNDRED & SIXTY-EIGHT.
Posted December 03, 2011
lost within my body no signs to point direction a heart and soul that's twisted round a love that's my obsession (canvas text) Blog about the piece: When you hear that word obsession, what do you think of? Maybe you envision a loss of control or an unhealthy longing. Maybe you think of a relationship or even a bad habit. But what about the good side of it? Could there be a healthy obsession? I suppose almost anything in extreme can be detrimental to who we are, but let us take into consid...
365 days of aRt. DAY ONE HUNDRED & SIXTY-SEVEN.
Posted October 30, 2011
there's a river of passion between heart and home she's stuck there believing her dreams are unknown. (canvas text) Blog about the piece: Try telling your family about a song that made you cry. Attempt a conversation about a piece of art that moved your soul. Get emotional over a book that answered the deepest questions about your spirituality. Go home and engage yourself in a monologue about how art is the only thing that makes you happy. Some of you might achieve a blissful dialogue wit...
365 days of aRt. DAY ONE HUNDRED & SIXTY-SIX.
Posted October 26, 2011
time hurries past the moon's glowing grasp of me (canvas text) Blog about the piece: Gretchen Rubin said it best: The days are long but the years are short. Take a moment in your busy life, right now, to feel this truth. Life is short. Too often we go about our days without ever being present. What is that you will do today to bring awareness to your existence? Spread joy. Go outside and breathe that sweet, lucid air. Meditate. Smile. Say hello to strangers. Give thanks. Create something. N...
365 days of aRt. DAY ONE HUNDRED & SIXTY-FIVE.
Posted October 22, 2011
the leaves all start changing and it's her time to go can't stick around for winter love lost itself in the snow and i guess life's funny like that the best things leave in the cold but what does that say about me the wind just keeps blowing me home (canvas text) Blog about the piece: I used to be the one away. The one working in another state, traveling down an unknown road, meeting unfamiliar faces. I thought things were better because of it. I thought to be someone you had to leave...
365 days of aRt. DAY ONE HUNDRED & SIXTY-FOUR.
Posted October 21, 2011
we cry and we laugh we hurt and we heal we feel the moment replay the past and make hopes for the future we go and stop and then view the world dancing around us sometimes we feel separate from everything else but behold we are here all connected, moving together, breathing in the same space we are living the human condition we are growing and connecting we are a community without boundaries and i may have been there, where you are now and you might have felt this heartache ...
365 days of aRt. DAY ONE HUNDRED & SIXTY-THREE.
Posted August 28, 2011
be content with self all the while working toward the silent comfort of surrender and inner understanding know that the most beautiful thing in the world is only a mirror of part of your own beauty (canvas text) Blog about the piece: There is a passage in Herman Hesse's SIDDHARTHA that reads, "You are like me; you are different from other people. Within you there is a stillness and sanctuary to which you can retreat at any time and be yourself, just as I can. Few people hav...
365 days of aRt. DAY ONE HUNDRED & SIXTY-TWO.
Posted August 26, 2011
the love that blinded my eyes also closed off the inside i was living a lie just to live by his side (canvas text) Blog about the piece: I have had a love. And really those words are enough. I have HAD a love, as many of us have. One that came before now, that was my safe hold, that was my forever and became oh sooooo familiar. It was the familiarity that kept me coming back. Even when I felt like the best thing was to walk away. Because who wants to start over? Who wants to go from ...
365 days of aRt. DAY ONE HUNDRED & SIXTY-ONE.
Posted August 19, 2011
by expecting an outcome we have already made way for disappointment and artificial happiness (canvas text) Blog about the piece: Our inexperience begins to show when we believe to know how a situation should turn out. Applying for a certain job, buying a certain house, falling in love with a certain someone. We think we know what is best and when it doesn't work out, well, often times it's easy to get frustrated and lose hope. It's healthy to have ambition -- to reach for a goal or e...