i think my favorite thing to do these days is watch things flutter and flap in the wind. whether it's leaves or pieces of cloth, i'm mesmerized... i put up more stuff so i can watch it blow around.
before any more time goes by i want to say a big thank you to kim mailhot for a love filled package she sent to me a couple of weeks ago... most of it has already been distributed on mt. shasta.
the rocks were left where people will find them; what a delight it was to place them here and there! i felt like a 'blessing bestower'!
the heart rock i kept, and the sticks are now in the bark on big mt. shasta trees (i forgot my camera that day! i felt naked!)
thank you, thank you sweet kim for this goodness... also in the package was a tablet of paper made from stone. have you heard of it? it's wonderful!
i've been drawing and painting a little, a very little...
most of the faces have this crown chakra thingie on them... like thai buddhas have. (well, sort of ; )
this is the cover for 'regina', which i finally finished. i've started in a new muslin journal, but only barely.
i've hardly opened my pocket moleskine...
what i've mostly been doing is being outside.
i started a stick that has only burned designs on it. it's more than 5' long, so holding it and burning at the same time is intense. that tiny dot of light has to be just right or it doesn't burn. i can hardly breath and burn at the same time, although i'm getting better.
burning muslin - thank you, kathy, for this idea!
experimenting with patina-ing copper using salt, vinegar, and a few drops of miracle gro. it's addictive... (you shouldn't get the liquid on your hands once the copper starts to dissolve, and it's my understanding that the copper salts that form the patina shouldn't be against your skin for long.)
walking and taking pics... this is a wild columbine not far from here.
hanging stuff in windy places!
cooling my feet off in the creek... i left my flip flop on a rock to dry after i'd been out walking, and took this pic while i was resting on the edge of the creek. somehow it describes perfectly how i feel right now. in the flow but not part of it. between the old and the new...
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a few weeks ago i watched this video of harry ally working and it influenced me tremendously. afterwards i felt like my art doesn't even begin to hit the mark. now i feel in limbo - not satisfied with what i've been doing but not knowing how to proceed. except to just do whatever presents itself each day and know that it will unfold...