Contemplating.

Contemplating.
Wayzata, Minnesota

Saturday, May 11, 2019

Reminiscence and Critter Love

and Happy Mother's Day to all mothers 
and especially all you critter mothers too!


Imagine



Keeping my
Eyes wide open.



What roams about your world today?



Sanctuary.



"You may say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one. I hope someday you'll join us. And the world will be as one." John Lennon


Let your heart sing! 


How about a game of


Duck, duck, goose!



When you feel you've lost that feeling of connection-
STOP!
it means it's time to reminisce all over again.



A tree says, 
A kernel is hidden in me, a spark, a thought,
I am life from eternal life.
Be still and observe. 
Hermann Hesse Baume.


I love when memories make me feel at home.



What's your "go to" song?

If you say Yummy, Yummy I've got love in my tummy then well I know just how you're feeling!  Or Sugar, Sugar! Oh yeah.

Go ahead be the first to, Shock the world. Why not. Just Be silly!


"Whatever I like, even after a long time, I still like it."



There's a special place in my heart for ALL snowmen. Always.



and besides snowmen it's fun to just hang with your best buddy.


It keeps me humble to know exactly where I came from 
and all the hard work I put in to be here.



After looking at this piece of art,
what's your first thought that comes to mind?


Working with your hands, is a marvelous feeling.

Pleasure in the job
puts perfection in the work.
Artistotle

and

Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

What The What




Whatever could these shadows be?

"Everything that is, casts a shadow."
Neil Gaiman



“You are either supporting the vision or supporting division.”
 Saji Ljiyemi




There are so many layers
 to peel back if we are to uncover the treasures 
we can unleash at the end of our brushes.
Me




"By choosing your thoughts, 
and by selecting which emotional currents





you will release and which you will reinforce,
you determine the quality of your light.





You determine the effects that you will have on others 
and the nature of the experiences of your life."
Gary Zukav





My own artwork, just playing with
 paint and the colors in my kitchen.



Thanks for stopping by enjoy your week!





Saturday, April 27, 2019

National Tell a Story Day with Critters

Welcome to


and today is



First I hope everyone's Easter was bunny-wonderful

and the happiest of celebrations in whatever manner you celebrate.


Live your truth.
Express your love.
Share your enthusiasm.
Dance and sing to your music.
Embrace your blessings.
Steve Maraboli



For National Tell A Story Day

Follow the Gnome


I slowly began to roam 


across the open field
feeling as if an invisible dragon had crossed this way
when out of the pond a watery foam
should appear 
yet, not a Gnome this way.

Knowing any comparisons for a Gnome 
are most inadequate without a poem


It bears repeating that this hug buddy isn't a Gnome
either, I swear.
But where?
Beneath the stars?


Finally, just out of the darkness with shimmering eyes a Gnome
like magic shining in the moonlight
out from under an unbelievable full moon-

should appear
(not a miniature sleigh and eight tiny reindeer)


but yes, a wee little guy (they call gnome)
weaving his kindness and intelligence 
and a wee bit of shenanigans
our way.


and not to forget the characteristic of any Gnome

is like the driving force of the family dog (or cat)
in every home



each possessing their own powerful strength 
with a lovable tone



and superior capacity with a dome
of compassion and wit no matter where they roam.


and so it goes
they're most often lost incognito by way of their secretive 
offerings of happiness and vividly suggestive imaginations.

In places where only the Gnome
and the moon knows.

The End.



May your weekend be filled with happiness,
genuine spring, and all the love you can gather.
Thanks for stopping in.

Sunday, April 14, 2019

Saturday Connecting and Critters


Don't you just love Sparky?

Welcome to
SATURDAY'S CRITTERS




Are you seeing bunnies around your town?




You have to leave your city of comfort and go
into the wilderness of your intuition. What you discover 
will be wonderful. What you'll discover is yourself.
Alan Alda



I just adore everything I saw while in England.


Connect with: Something, anything out
 of nothing and the ordinary. 



You were born with ease
don't mess it up with uneasiness. 


Of course Olaf is a favorite critter of mine.



Be gentle with yourself.
Observe, listen, see with eyes wide open.

"Children should learn that reading is pleasure, not just something that teachers make you do in school." Beverly Cleary 




WooHoo for the 
Farmington Fire Department 
Easter Egg Hunt




Thanks for stopping by
your visits mean everything to me 
take good care of you.

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

When You Want Something


What is the one thing we all desire?

Think hard now, no short paths.




The one thing I'm pretty sure we all desire is,

Wanting something.
It's just that our wants and desires differ.


"When you want something
all the universe inspires in helping you
 to achieve it."
Paulo Coelho



Be kind.
First and Always.
Be brave.
Take risks.
Nothing can substitute experience.
Paulo Coelho





"Close some doors today.
Not because of pride,
incapacity or arrogance.
But simply
 because they 
lead
 you nowhere."
Paulo Coelho



I want to recapture all my favorite trees.


I want to remember to look up as well as around.



Our Perspective is everything.
But still I want to be open to new things.


I want to smell 
freshly mowed grass
and
I want to get my hands into dirt
 and grow beautiful things.


I want us to all be team-players. 
In everything.



"We are here as beacons and
Guiding lights.
We are the ones that we have been waiting for."
Panache 
and
Change your energy, change your experience.


"It's the possibility of having a dream come true
that makes life interesting."
Paulo Coelho


I want the weathermen to be wrong about snow 
arriving soon.




I want to see this in 236 days
 on December 1st.




I want to stroll the streets of Minneapolis
 and capture as many reflections as humanly possible.




Keep looking up.
Always.




"The simple things are also the most extraordinary things,
and only the wise can see them."
Paulo Coelho


Thanks for stopping in to make my day brighter.
Take good care of you,


Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Quest For The Real Moment

Hush, child don't ask personal questions, said the lion.
That's the only kind I have, said Rain.
Gregory Maguire

Nothing we do makes us real.
That which is real makes us do.



Life can be a piece of art



a magic enchantment,



a fetching fairy tale or an adventurous story


trimmed with alluring episodes.
Erik Pevernagie

Up to this point I agree with Erik.

It's his next line that I question. 

"But it may as well be a delusive or hazardous act 
with many wildcat players
seeming to be what they are actually not."
Erik Pevernagie

What are your thoughts?




Dreams, and also, the ideas that become real.
Making something from the point of nothing,
into something.


"Every human being is an artist, a freedom being, called to participate in transforming and reshaping the conditions, thinking and structures that shape and inform our lives."
Joseph Beuys

Know that you can start late,
look different, be uncertain,
and still succeed.

If you're alive you are creating.
Take good care of you.