Saturday, December 31, 2011

"At the Stroke of Midnight..."

... I wish you
the beginning of year filled with beauty...
peace...and serenity.
Farewell, 2011.

"The object of a new year
is not that we should have a new year.
It is that we should have
a new soul.”
G. K. Chesterton

Thursday, December 29, 2011

"Some Desert Moonglow..."

...for my mom on her!
With love from...
Susan, David, Joya, & Jillian...
Jack, Sharon,
Vanessa, Lauren, Steve, & Myles...
Mark, Katie,
Christopher, Courtney, & Corey...
Scott & me.

God could not be everywhere,
and therefore
he made mothers.”
~Rudyard Kipling

to you, too, JAN...
my dear, dear friend! ♥

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

"Let the Trading Begin..."

I am off and running
in another Illustrated ATC swap adventure
which will go for the next 5 days!
I really don't know though if I can give this one away...
she is on of my "faves" thus far.
I call her
"Tree of Life: Swirled Starlight"...
my touchstone to the cosmic universe.

"When your heart is filled with love...
you will experience
the Divine
in the entire cosmos.”
Sri Sathya Sai Baba

Sunday, December 25, 2011

"Merry Christmas..."

...from my yours.

Other things may change us...
but we start and end
with family.”
Anthony Brandt

Saturday, December 24, 2011

"This Magical Eve..."

...may your day be sprinkled with spiritual joy...
and nestled in moments of
serenity and peace.
I wish each of you a happy heart...
a joyful soul...
memories softly twinkling with smiles.

waves a magic wand over this world,
and behold,
everything is softer and more
~Norman Vincent Peale

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Tree Rings...

...and starlit snowy branches,
a hearty, yet magical, winter solstice combination.

is the time for comfort,
for good food and warmth,
for the touch of a friendly hand
for a talk beside the fire...
it is the time for
~Edith Sitwell

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

"The State of the Weather..."

in Arizona:
soaking rains here in the desert valley...
and SNOW
in the higher mountainous elevations
around Flagstaff and along the Mogollon rim
24+ inch accumulation totals
predicted from just yesterday and today.
Winter is definitely here!

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

How To Be Alone

I found this on my friend Lisa's Facebook page. It is simply delightful and full of love. Enjoy! :)

Friday, December 2, 2011

There Always Seems To Be..."

...something around to draw...
while sitting around waiting, and waiting, and waiting...
for "this or that"!
The fire extinguisher was drawn lead free...
ink straight in...
(which explains the wonkiness of it)
at the gate.
The swirls and botanical bits were drawn
in flight...
after awakening from a long snooze.
(Note departure time...yawn!)
Color was added back in Arizona.

"A new idea is delicate.
It can be killed by a sneer or a yawn;
it can be stabbed to death by a joke
worried to death
by a frown on the right person's brow."
~Charles Brower