Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Opening


May your inner eye
See through the surfaces
And glean the real presence
Of everything that meets you.

Excerpt "For the Senses" John O'Donohue

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Blessing


May I live this day

Compassionate of heart,
Clear in word,
Gracious in awareness,
Courageous in thought,
Generous in love.

Excerpt "Matins"  John O'Donohue



Photos from the San Diego Botanic Garden in Encinitas.

Friday, September 17, 2010

Grace

May your imagination know
The grace of perfect danger,


To reach beyond imitation,
And the wheel of repetition,


Deep into the call of all
The unfinished and unsolved

Until the veil of the unknown yields
And something original begins
To stir toward your senses
And grow stronger in your heart

From John O'Donohue's "For the Artist at the Start of the Day

Monday, September 13, 2010

A Week Away

In one week, 9/20, the SAQA Auction begins...a few more of my favorites...
Anna Hergert

Beverly Fine
Sherry Kleinman

Friday, September 10, 2010

End of the Week Reflection

Somewhere in us a dignity presides
That is more gracious than the smallness
That fuels us with fear and force,
A dignity that trusts the form a day takes.

- excerpt from John O'Donohue's "The Inner History of a Day"

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Discovery


I am a part of a Southern California fiber art group, Quilts on the Wall, that meets every other month.  This week quilts for the challenge "Discovery" are due.  The quilts will be traveling to different venues over the next two years.  My contribution, "An Opening Revealed", truly grew out of my own process of discovery.  Initially I had tried a number of ideas for the challenge that proved fruitless and the deadline was fast approaching!  I was feeling stuck and frustrated.  Ever been there??  Then later as I sorted through my hand dyed fabrics, a magenta piece jumped out at me. I could clearly see an image and where to begin with it. Creation became flow, and the process unfolded as I allowed the work to reveal itself stitch by stitch. In many ways the quilt represents the effortlessness that is available when I am open to my senses and to the moment rather than locked in thought.

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