Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Map Me Home Again

Map Me Home Again magpie cardinal find the way back, fly scrape and claw, do the work, an act of sheer will to make it happen, these words from Margaret Atwood, the great divine poet, capture so perfectly this part of the journey

Year of the Hen
This is the year of sorting,
of throwing out, of giving back,
of sifting through the heaps, the piles,
the drifts, the dunes, the sediments,
. . . 
the junk, in other words, 
that's blown in here, or else been saved
or else has eddied, or been thrown
my way by unseen waves

everything speckled, faded, jumbled
together like - let's say - this bowl
of miscellaneous pebbles gathered
age after age on beaches now
eroded or misplaced, but scooped up then
and fingered for their beauty,
and pocketed, space-time crystals
lifted from once indelible days.

Monday, July 16, 2012

Bestest Favorite Journal

Bestest Most Favorite Journal of all I've made, still in process/progress, alot of heart in this book, sometimes broken, sometimes aching, sometimes jumping up and down with joy, the Full Spectrum Visual Journal, more art than writing, more Feeling than Thinking, guess which pages show how I feel today? not telling...

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Big City Nest

Birds View of New Nest in the Big City downtown noise and people and seaplanes straffing the roof and sirens screaming - ah bliss in my new tiny very small apartment but lots of light and it feels so good to be here - see my new work area above and so I started a new book, a little collage some painting a bit of drawing, love these colors and more to come . . .