Sunday, November 10, 2013
This piece brings me peace and joy when I work at it. It silences my mind and makes me believe I'm on a path, on the road. The rest of my life fills me with questions? What is my worth? Will I always be alone? Will I figure out a way to make money? Will I finally figure out the road I am supposed to be traveling and where that road is? I still don't have any answers so therefore anxiety.
The one thing I do know is that I want to fill my life with beauty, peace and love. How I am going to do that is a question I guess we all ask ourselves, but that is what I want out of my life. I want some sort of certainty in a very uncertain world and a very uncertain future. Perhaps that is why so many people stay in situations that don't work for them because the pain of a situation is a little more comforting than being suspended in midair with no sure location for where you will land.
So I keep plugging. I wake up every morning with a day filled with good intentions and then I get sidetracked(kind of like writing a blog while you are supposed to be working on your masterpiece). It must have been easier in the days of Mozart when there were not quite so many ways to divert ourselves although the artistic mind was scattered even way back when. But here I am today walking on the long and winding road and wondering how will I find my path? And then the long and winding road beckons me, it says put what you are doing on the backburner and come back to me. Turn off your computer and find some beauty and love and peace and joy. I am almost finished keep stitching.
Tuesday, October 29, 2013
I am busy making ornaments for my other outlets and busy making scarves and bags for a new venue. I'll let you know more when I am firmly ensconced. I'm also at the Barn in Burnt Hills this Saturday. It's a lovely venue and if you would like directions let me know.
I have reopened my Etsy shop and will be selling ornaments at the moment. I have a couple of art shows coming up early next year. I am so excited about them and have been busy trying to finish the Long And Winding Road in between everything else. It is really coming along and almost finished. More information about the art shows as they get a little closer.
I hope this posting finds everyone well and happy and creative. Will write again soon. Deb
Tuesday, October 15, 2013
She was floating in the middle of a lake, the most beautiful color of blue she had ever seen. The water was so still and serene. The lake was surrounded by tiny white crystals of sand, the beautiful smooth feeling sand of the tropics not the coarse sand of the Northeast. As she was floating she could see all way down to the bottom, seeing the reflection of the small pebbles on the bottom in the sun.
She was out there alone, immobile in peace. She had nowhere to go, nobody to see, no responsibilities at the moment. She was in complete peacefulness. A beautiful serenity enveloped her. She had such a beautiful time floating around aimlessly drinking in all the beauty. She was floating far enough out there where nothing could reach her except a cool, gentle breeze. She felt so safe and secure out there floating around. It was as if nothing could reach her and she could just find a moment’s peace. Floating, floating, floating. She wanted to bottle that feeling so that she could feel it all the time.
And then she opened her eyes in her living room. Namaste.
Thursday, October 3, 2013
I Need You
I need you to be here to pick me up when I fall,
I need you to be here when I hear the children cry,
I need you to be here when I see the waters overflow the shoreline,
I need you to tell me it will not start raining and never stop,
I need you to kiss the back of my neck and remind me that I am loved,
I need you here in body not just in spirit.
I need you when I see the connections everywhere and do not understand what they mean,
I need you to find me when I am lost.
I need you to bring me to heaven on earth.
I need you to remind me that everything will be all right while the world collapses around us.
While children go hungry, while woman are victimized, when our brothers are angry and need comfort themselves.
Show me you are real when I need to believe in something.
We all need to believe in something.
We are all one and when one of us is in chaos we are all in chaos.
I need you when I look into the eyes of my brother and feel pain.
I need you where are you? Show me you are real.
I’ve worked so hard to find you, where are you?
I need you when I hear the voices crying out in pain.
When I get the feeling that someone that I love is alone and despondent.
If you’ve given me the ability to feel pain please come and give me the ability to feel joy.
I need you please find me. Please find us all.
Hold my hand and together we can change the world if only for a moment.
I need you to help me find peace and love and understanding.
I just need you.
Tuesday, October 1, 2013
No matter what is happening in your life, hang in there like an ornament on a Christmas tree filled with the promise of a happy new day. Tomorrow or an hour from now is always a new beginning.
Friday, September 27, 2013
Seriously all attempts at trying to find a real life are failing. A man(online dating sucks), a job(just too many people with "real" experience looking for them), writing a novel(or a song, a poem or a to do list). Fail, fail, fail. So I'm going to turn off my computer(good idea Deb) and hand embroider.
I'm surrendering to the big kahuna in the sky and praying that an answer will drop down and take hold soon but in the meantime I am doing my version of gone fishing. Gone embroidering, see you soon.
P.S. BTW the writing is sort of coming back I am able to make jokes about my plight so that is an improvement.
Sunday, September 22, 2013
Breathe in, breathe out
The beauty of the petals
Floating on the water peacefully.
Breathe in, breathe out
In and Out
A simple little lotus
Blossoming on the water
Breathe in, breathe out