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.....

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Life's Invitations

"Invitation" 24 x 24 - Encaustic Mixed Media Collage, 2008 

Life is full of invitations!  For me I am intentionally choosing the authentic ones; the ones that create growth and joy...This piece is about those choices to be vulnerable in relationships, to live life with those that cherish and respect your journey.  Everyday we are faced with the choice to embrace love.  Our soul speaks to us in every moment, beckoning us to listen and be in touch, to centre, and really feel...Life can be full of what we want it to be if we listen, be still and allow.  This is what this piece signifies for me ...Holding precious the kindred spirits that come into our lives and to embrace love and vulnerability in relationships.

These past two days have been reminders for me about this soul journey, about life and love, relationship and letting it all come to you ...Allowing it to flow.   The miracles of life.... My lovely little sis and her love partner, friend and now daddy, Darren, gave birth to a beautiful baby girl, Esme Priya.  I had the privilege to be a doula to my sis...and together, Tina, Darren and I witnessed the birth of this precious life coming to us into our lives on January 20th, 12:27 p.m....and it was amazing....To be on the other side and witness this birth was wonderful ...and flooded me with memories of Maya's birth and Jeff's love and care.

I am filled with gratitude for this mystery and joy of birth and welcome precious little Esme Priya into the world...I relished every moment of holding her as she slept or comforted her in her first day of living.

In the words of Rabindranath Tagore, a great Bengali Poet (East Indian), " The tapestry of life's story is woven with the threads of life's ties ever joining and breaking."


~Barb~ said...

What a wonderful and beautiful event to witness and be a part of. I can just hear your glow. I never cease to be amazed at the miracle of birth.
Peace & Love,

Sweet Mess said...

How wonderful to be a witness of your niece's journey into this world!!! Such a beautiful and sacred time, and that it is a reminder of your own birth into motherhood, and the reconfirming of your partner's care~ all beautiful things...

Sweet Mess said...

p.s.~ I love your new pieces, esp. the top one!

jazworks said...

What a beautiful post, both for your elegant reflections on relationships, being connected to others, expressing vulnerability and risk in communicating to those around us and those who we seek and reach out to.
What a wonderous occasion to be present for the birth of your neice- birth is one of the most wondrous events. And lastly, thank you for your beautiful commments on my Innerworks posting. We are all so blessed to be working together on this wonderful collaboration that you've created. Best- Jill

get zapped said...

What a beautiful post and artwork! So full of love, hope and truth. Thank you for this uplifting encounter.