The encaustic medium is magical, vibrant and translucent. My creative muse guides, inspires and feeds my soul through this medium, mixed media and collage. Blessing me with endless moments of creative joy and harmony...providing those ahhaa moments about life. Join me on this creative journey, spend some time reading my musings about this life, the blessed other souls that come into contact with mine, however brief or often, that can leave everlasting imprints on our journey....perhaps our lives might share some similarities, bringing us closer and more connected...and less isolated.
"I suppose there is one friend in the life of each of us who seems not a separate person, however dear and beloved, but an expansion, an interpretation, of one's self, the very meaning of one's soul." ~ Edith Wharton
Here's to finding those expansive moments.....
Wednesday, April 23, 2008
One Door Closes - Another Opens
Transition - One Door Closes another Opens...so long as we remain open, taking in all that is there around us, it is there waiting for us to step through and embrace this glorious change....Yes I know that change doesn't always seem glorious...it can be down right scary, FEAR can be daunting and immobilizing ....some how, some way I pushed through to the other side, through that door ...and I did feel and see the love, light and joy.....my art, is the 'calling' and as Tama Kieves wrote herself, "We are crowned when we are called"...from, 2006 Tama J. Kieves - This Time I Dance - Creating the Work you Love. During the time I created this piece " One Door Closes" September 2007, I was going through that transition from 16 years of social work practice, community development and coordination to a new calling, direction into art creating and sharing, teaching ....This book This Time I Dance - Creating the Work you Love, bounded off the table, in a manner of speaking, at me in my meandering through a local bookstore here in Fergus, ON. ...I wasn't particularly looking for anything, not really, I suppose, but the Universe knew better, I needed to read this book...so I bought it and couldn't believe how it resonated. Here was another womyn seeking more, seeking her calling and her story is one of a New York Lawyer leaving her job, this Harvard Graduate Lawyer, seeking a future in writing....in speaking to others about finding the work you love, your passion .....It was her voice, her book that gave me the courage to make this bold move, my loving and supportive partner and my inner voice...the power within in. These were the forces at play that created this beginning of the new beginning, journey.