Friday, July 31, 2009

beautiful beads

Here are the beautiful beads I won from the Silver Parrot Designs giveaway. Thank you, KJ, I love them. !

Monday, July 27, 2009

the progression of night

After a hot and humid day, the sky travels towards night...

(click to enlarge)

Friday, July 24, 2009


You come softly, I don't notice
until it's too late
and there you are
in my mind again
in my heart

You circle me like the sun
round and round
and in a burst of thunder
I am under

Is this the last fall?
The one that tumbles me
down the rabbit hole
and into a whole new world
that doesn't exist with you?

If I drink up these last drops
of our time together
Maybe I will see the glass
as empty as it is
and my mind and heart will follow


*NASA photograph

Thursday, July 23, 2009

some crafts

Creativity has been more an ebb than a flow these days, but here are some simple earrings I made, and a work-in-progress piece.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

total solar eclipse

Tonight is the new moon, and one minute after (10:24EST) there is a total solar eclipse (seen throughout Asia). I do wonder what effect such an event has on individuals.
This is a stream of consciousness piece:

I'm waiting for the rain to come, and the clouds are dense. The nearly dark moon shoves itself against me, rattling my brain, and turning me like the sun, all yang and irritation, wanting to growl and scratch and at least break something.
It's a breaking out I need. Is it a moon thing, this feeling where I must undress my skin, go invisible, like the moon, my veins and arteries cool camouflage for tiger lilies and tuber roots
So much of me mud, and the ingredients for houses built with good thick logs. I need to break ... it's not how it sounds, but it screams the same, it rips and roars... But it climbs as well, sometimes, it soars.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

stroke of the brush award

My deep thanks to James Oh, and kj for this lovely award.

This is the Stroke of the Brush Award, which recognizes and celebrates the willingness to take risks, speak honestly, act with integrity, and in the process create and share colors and/or words that stroke our curiosity and brush aside our differences.

I'd like to pass this award onto a couple of people I find inspiring:
evie and Melissa

expect the unexpected

I've missed the past couple of Wishcasting Wednesdays, so today I'm going to get back into it. Today's question: "What do you wish to invite in?"

This is a difficult one for me. The first thing I thought of was "love", and the second thing, "visitors". Now, except for one dear friend, and an occasional family member, I don't have visitors! And they are not something I foster, either. I am quite the loner. Making "visitors" a wish is very big for me. (Maybe I could narrow it down to visitors to my blog! hehe)
I wish to invite in love, as well. From family and friends, and from "someone special" (like we used to write in high school yearbooks). The love from someone special scares the hell out of me, but I'll take the chance if it comes along again.

So there are my answers to what I wish to invite in. Both answers step far outside my comfort zone, and I am all to aware of the adage, "Be careful what you wish for, you just might get it." But I take the chance of putting out there to the universe.... and I hope I am able to meet the challenge.

Monday, July 13, 2009

the ocean goddess, my thanks, and one haiku

A few things.

Firstly...Who is the Ocean Goddess? Many of you find your way to my blog via a search for her, and end up finding another page.
But who is the Ocean Goddess. What did you find out in your search?
Is she The Beautiful Shell Woman? Protectress of unborn children? Or a Keeper of deep secrets?
What depths she must reach, going into a darkness we cannot know; the seas and all the Earth leaning against her. How mighty she must be!

Are you searching this page for an answer? Perhaps you can leave one for me.

Secondly... I'd like to thank Yoon See for her friendship here in the blogisphere. She recently gifted me with this lovely award, which happens to be a perfect picture for "Reading The Sky":

And last, but not least, a haiku for my fellow blogger Spotted Wolf.

the mic to his mouth
ol' blues man totem teller
stories from his soul

summer sunset

Last night's sunset, from my bedroom window.

Saturday, July 11, 2009

the need for more wreckage

I have been remiss in updating my Wreck This Journal process. The book tends to get me mad because I want to do more wrecking to the pages than I seem called to do. I don't know if that makes any sense. Probably not.
I took the damn book into the shower with me.... how nuts was that? Showering with a book? Ha, it didn't even get all that ruined, but achieved a nice puffy look.
I also cut the book up... well some of the pages, and drew ugly pictures for it too. Just working on ruining the cover. What a strange process. I still am not enthralled with it, and wish I could be more creatively destructive, as I've seen other people being with their journals! Here are the latest pics.

Thursday, July 9, 2009


the young and fertile mind
pushes out poems
as easy as ejaculation
still crammed with excess
energy and words
I remember but cannot
call up

within my aging neurons
there is no stroke of genuis
urging the spew

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

full moon dreamboard

It's the Full Buck Moon this month, and time for The Full Moon dreamboard.

Saturday, July 4, 2009

moon heart

I went up on the roof to see the fireworks. Too little action and too weak a camera to get any good shots. Took this pic of the nearly full moon, and lo, with some camera shake it turned into a heart!

4 haiku

the mess on the desk
paper and books mounted high
a feng shui failure


the wolf calls to me
come! catch up! I'll wait for you
I listen, and run


full moon approaching
my heart opens to summer
the sun cannot hide


reading old writings
I edit all the pages
the story changes

Friday, July 3, 2009

still life

That's a photo collage of some of the mess of stuff in my "creative space". No one thing calls to me, and I need a whole new mess of stuff, I think! Words are distant, and photographs don't fall upon my eyes. No creative sparks.

I've been away from the computer, for the most part, for the past few days. I had some obligations to my mom, and spent a couple of nights and days there, and was without internet access. I can't say I really had any angst about missing time at the computer, but when I got back to it all today, I was a little overwhelmed. Suddenly there are dozens of blog updates among the blogs I follow, and I usually keep up with my readings so well. For now I let a few go by the wayside, but I am catching up here and there. I see I have been graced with new followers while I was gone... thank you for coming, and I hope there will be something to entertain you in the near future!

I have no creative projects in motion right now. It seems to be a very still time.