4/10/15

The Soul dance

Today I finished working on a piece that was initially started back in July. Through careful wrapping, this piece was kept in the 'leather hard' stage for .... hmmm... that would be 9 months!!!! Wow! That is incredible!
And today I actually finished it! I am hoping to use it as a pro-type for a project on the house.

I collected leaves from around our property; oak, sumac, willow, and crabapple, and after placing them strategically, I drew them, and now after carving them, I plan on making a mold to use with polar ice slip. (Technical I know, but it boils down to this...) I am hoping to come up with a set of 9 sconce translucent shades to use at our new home. Cross your fingers! I will keep you posted if it works - and also - if it doesn't.  Experimentation is important to share, right?!

4/8/15

What do farmers, electricians, and dentists have in common?


It is everywhere....
Everywhere.

I was visiting with my daughter the other day.
"Mom" she said...."I get it now."

Ahhh the joys of wisdom! (smile)

An Accountant.
They use numbers, work on budgets. Deal with deficits. Figure out how to

4/2/15

Coffee shops, a Waste of time, and Visions

A visit at the coffee shop. A gift. For my 55th birthday.
Coffee shop conversations with my mother are always ones of deep reflection and wisdom. She has always been a woman ahead of her time, and she has shared that wisdom with me, always. Encouraging me to find what makes my life tick. As a person, as a soul. Not your usual fluff, really deep questions only asked of by wise women. 

Mom asked to get together for my birthday, her treat. It was a lovely sunny day, and it was my day, so I said yes. After chatting a while our conversation meandered into comparing our memories of what it was like while living at home on the farm. Yes, I do remember.

3/24/15

A New Perspective

An elder, and an inspired 7th grader.
Searching for simple answers.
Nothing profound actually.
Just two people working on perspective drawing.
One age 13, the other, age 72.

This is a true story about the power of connection.
The setting: a community room in the public library
The purpose: play time

There really is nothing special about this story.
Except that it is a testament to the way we as humans interact. And the ripple effect it causes.

3/3/15

Coming out of the fog.....

As I come out of the fog of the last three years... I realize I am planting myself. Again.
"Which way do I turn?"
It is self evaluation time in the life clock world. I have gained so much wisdom, measured outside of BFA's or MFA's. So the re-entry into "where do I fit in?" turns into a threshold of "What really matters?".
This past weekend I was jolted -

2/3/15

Rebirth


How poignant.
My last entry was one year ago this month!

My husband and I have been "gifted" a sabbatical of sorts, with the outcome being one of many blessings.

Now we are rebuilding our lives, rebuilding the focus of my work, and reconnecting to the world.

After all of this change, I am finding my groove, with fresh excitement. I. Am. Slowly. Moving. Doing. Creating.
I am totally immersed in heavenly artfulness. I am blessed.

Living life fully,

Michelle

2/25/14

Will you be found in 200 years?


In the near future - in four more days precisely - a historical record has the potential of being broken.  And many stories will be told about that record in particular - for generations. Guaranteed.