Friday, September 30, 2011

Friday, September 23, 2011

Tuesday, September 20, 2011


I didn't log on with anything specific to say.
I'm home sick and the sun is shining on me as I drink chai and smell the chicken stock cook.
Not much to say other than, other than having a mild cold/flu, I have been feeling pretty good.
I've been struggling with motivation, and was beginning to wonder if I was (clinically) depressed.
I've been working a lot on accepting now, and have been practising Tonglen.  On myself and Others.  Breathing in perceived negatives (feeling crabby, anxiety, suffering) and breathing out the opposite, or a general sense of well being.  I guess that goes along with 'leaning into', mindfulness and acceptance I've been talking about/working on.
I keep reminding myself that I can do the same with my good feelings.  well, not the same, but I can breath in my good, and breath it out to the world.

Saturday, September 17, 2011

I'm baaaaaaack

I have my laptop back, or, I should say, I now have power!

I'm not going to go back over the past few weeks and try to catch up.  too overwhelming.
I've had my laptop going for a few days now.  But I've been manically creating art!  I started the Vivienne McMaster workshop Swan Dive.  I've been loving it.  The first week was working with tone and colour.  We where encouraged to make a right out mess.  Play with Picnik until the image was unrecognizable.  This one was my favourite mess.  (it's on the desktop, and flickr won't let me download my image!)
next was layering textures.    I think I went a little off the beaten path with mine, but I LOVE them.  here are my favourites:

I've been feeling rather well for the past few days, in mind body and spirit.  I'm attesting some of it to this creating I'm doing. 

Friday, September 16, 2011

Just a moment!!

{this moment} - A Friday ritual. A single photo - no words - capturing a moment from the week.

share yours if you have one, click on  "this moment" to find the originator and more links to other moments