texture and colour
texture and colour
How nice, another birthday card. Rosie sipped on her tea, and listened as the movers grunted and called out to each other about the best way to get whatever it was they were moving into the house. Her birthdays usually came and went without much fanfare, but this time, she had to admit, all the activity of getting the “girls” settled in was a lot of fun.
Each was so different, and the luggage and pieces of furniture that were arriving each day, was so fascinating. So far, the silver dragon sculpture had been the best, although the very old roll top desk was also interesting. packages of odd sizes and shapes arrived day and night. She was so glad she had accepted the offer to be here.
Even her old chest of drawers fit in, her room was big enough for her to enjoy the privacy of her room when she needed it. Yet close enough to the kitchen and public area, for her to keep an eye on the coming and goings of the participants in the project that had brought them all together.
Birthdays were such happy times. She wondered how old she was… but then, catching sight of herself in the mirror, she smiled. Who cares she thought.. It is how I feel, and darn it all, I feel pretty good.
*knock *knock…” Roses for Ms Rosie”…. said a voice…
The day just couldn’t get any better thought Rosie. Every day was so full of surprises.!
We hope you had a grand day dear friends… join us again for tidbits on Rosie and her friends.
PL Precept # 2 To live is to express One’s Self
PL Precept #15 All is a mirror
Yes she knew he was not real, of course he was made out of pewter, and the blue gemstones were not the best… or so she was told… then why did she feel that he watched her every move. She wanted ChenMay to be there, but ChenMay was not with her, ChenMay was in another part of the grounds.
She hadn’t seen him at first, and now she didn’t know what had made her look down. As soon as the sunlight had gleamed on his eyes, she had known to stop. She searched her mind to try to recall what ChenMay had told her about the dragon. The dragon was part of the Wizardology classes that ChenMay gave each fall to new Apprentices.
She looked closer, and saw the defined scales all over his body, he was majestic.
“Oh there you are” ChenMay’s voice drifted towards them, as she approached where they were standing. “You’ve met ” she smiled as she bent to pick up the dragon.
Leonie would say later, that one minute the dragon was on the ground, and the next he was gone. ChenMay bent down, and when she stood, the dragon was gone. ” I saw him” she would exclaim, “he really was there, his scales shone in the sunlight. ”
ChenMay would only say, “dragon’s play, dragon’s fly away” then chuckle and turn away.
oh dear, oh dear,
what a silly tale
a dragon who can be seen
can this be true
what need I do
to have the dragon
appear to me
are girls being girls,
or is there a story
to be told..
PL Precept # 20 Live Maintaining Equilibrium between Mind and Matter
There is a world of wonder all around us!
I tried, I wanted to
I even brought my pens with me, I planned it all, the lined pages,
pristine white, blank pages,
for days I even practiced the different styles of lettering
anticipation high, time to doodle and write.
Yet when I got to where we were going,
Not once, did I use the pens to practice my lettering
The pads of blank pages, came home empty.
It is the journey, the living each day that is important, obviously, while away my time was filled with happy moments, new discoveries, a sense of adventure and of course, the cherished company of a wonderful husband and our two frisky “canine children”
PL Precept # 18 Each moment is a turning point.
When we live in the NOW, there are no regrets.
PL Precept # 11 Always be with God
May happiness and good health bless your day today!
Namaste – Oyashikiri
Good Day! Woke up this morning, and for some unknown reason, thought I’d go for a walk. Not just any walk, but to one of the main streets in the area, and from there I thought to hoof it up to another main street, and come back that way to one of our bigger shopping centers. Have I been walking these days, nooooooooo but I used to walk these little hikes without a second thought. Fortunately my brain wasn’t completely out in left field, I did make arrangements with Hubby to be on standby.
Walking, means you get to take different side streets and meander through the various little communities instead of skirting them by driving along streets where the buses travel. You see the little corner stores, and the well tended lots, even little parks you didn’t know where there.
The church on the Montreal Road, I pass numerous times, (in the truck) but, even thought I see the sign, I don’t usually get to really read it.. that would be a distraction, I just know there is a sign there. Today, on foot, I was able to stop and read the message. It is a good one isn’t it. For those of you who don’t read French, it says, Forgive and Love unconditionally.
We must learn to forgive not only others, but ourselves if there is to be peace on earth. We really need to practice everyday, goodwill to one and all.
My reward for talking myself out for a walk, a cold, ice cold, black coffee, with lots of ice. Oh Yum. I called Hubby to pick me up, while I was half way on my little mini “trek” For a first time out this year, I’m happy.
Lunch, kale salad and skinless salmon. Made at home, no store dressing. Just lite mayo.
Life is good isn’t it.
PL Precept # 11 Always be with God
Something funny has started to happen, at the end of each day, I pull down a canvas or another form of painting platform, and I recap my day. Nothing in mind, just a glance over my inventory of tools, and my hands and “unconscious” thought take over.
I’ve always said, “I can’t do a journal” when asked if I have a journal, oh, I have lots of potential journals. I love collecting them, but somehow, I don’t seem to be interested in writing in them. OR drawing in them. I did start doing “art” journals, remember that, I got books and was keen on recycling the pages into artistic “expression” I still like the idea, but that “action” evolved, I began to recycle canvas I’d find in Thrift shops, but as my husband has patiently explained, we only have so much wall space
In fairness to myself, I don’t really want to put up all the canvas that I paint. But it does have to dry, AND some I do like to revisit. BUT once I do them, express that one “emotion/thought” I let it go. Working on Acrylic board, canvas sheets, or water-colour pages works far better, I can then once they are dry, store them till I decide to cut one up to use part or parts of it for a background for something else.
And why pray tell am I sharing this with you. In PL, our first precept is #1 Life is Art.
Think about it, many of you I know read my blogs, and you relate, maybe not to all of what I go on about, but some of it definitely resonates with you. With me, my daily lessons come from my “art” my writing, painting, how I deal with a “challenge/opportunity” sometimes, I am a wiz, it works out just fine, other times, like putting paint to paper it really pops, just not the “harmony” you’d hoped or thought would reflect back at you…. PL Precept # 15 All is a Mirror
In PL we don’t do “sermons” we talk about the precepts, and how they are useful to us in our daily lives. Much like you read here in my blogs. I mention this because, over the years, I have been blessed with new friends through this blog who are not PL members but who share with me, their thoughts and comments, I LOVE IT.
Sometimes we begin a project thinking we know just how and what we will do. Over time I have grown, listened, and learned from you, my delight in the world has expanded through the growth of my online, virtual friends.
How does my “garden” grow….. YOU make it blossom, YOU bring your thoughts and energy into my world, and I THANK YOU.
In PL Oyashikiri is a blessing.
The apostles, Great Ocean Road, Australia
If you are a fan of the mystery series out of Australia, Miss Fisher, they you will recognize, this home, as the home of Aunt Prudence.
The above is Miss Fisher’s home, the day my sister and nephew visited there were signs that they would be filming from that location later in the week. I really enjoy this series, not only for the time (period) pieces, but the wardrobe the star of the show, Miss Franny Fisher wears.
This is a time in history, where I enjoyed the architecture of the homes, and the fashions of the day. That Australia has such lovely buildings from the period would entice me at some time in the future to board a plane to see them for myself. I have seen wonderful architectural buildings from the Art Deco period on Florida..
Having a sister who loves to globe trot has its benefits =^_^=… I can appreciate she does all the packing, waiting in airports, doing tours, and jet lag. My nephew, whose photography you have enjoyed, follows in her footsteps. For now I’m content to be an armchair traveller.
Appreciate what others bring to you that enhances your delight of new experiences .. =^_^=
PL Principe # 3 I will live with a mind of appreciation towards others and things.
PL precept # 7 Everything exists in Relativity.