“Stress is not what happens to us. It’s our response to what happens. And response is something we can choose.” By Maureen Killoran Part of me really disposes the first part of this quote. I think it’s a party of the child in me that wants to blame the world for my ills and poor … Continue reading Tuesday’s Triumphs #2: Stress, I see you now…
“The greatest fear in the world is of the opinions of others. And the moment you are unafraid of the crowd you are no longer a sheep, you become a lion. A great roar arises in your heart, the roar of freedom.” By Osho I really hate to admit it, but I think this may … Continue reading Monday’s Meanings #2: Being Unafraid In a Scary Mind
“Action is the high road to self-confidence and self-esteem.” By Bruce Lee On the first hand, I see how action eliminates the opportunity for overthinking and negative contemplation. Doing something changes our minds. I can’t remember where I read it, but it appears we actually cannot multi-task. It is physically impossible for our brains to … Continue reading Sunday’s Speculations #2: Taking the high road
I had a different plant in this small tea cup, but it died in a big downpour. I needed something that might fill the pot and work in a well lit place. This pair of hugging cacti fit the bill. The pinch pot made with a stoneware clay body and decorated with various stains before … Continue reading Transformations with Life #17 (Time to Grow Up)
“Ego says, ‘Once everything falls into place, I’ll find peace.’ Spirit says, ‘Find peace, and then everything will fall into place.’” By Marianne Williamson Oh, boy does this one ever hit home. I think of my daydreaming about winning the lottery: in so many ways I am telling myself that once I win, everything will … Continue reading Saturday’s Surprises #1: Ego & Spirit… can’t we just get along?
I made this abstract vessel many years ago and I've never published a picture of, I think. I was in a dark place when I made it and didn't really like it at first. It has moved around with me and gradually has found itself in more visible places. I recently had it in a … Continue reading Transformations with Life #16 (Raku and Living Eucalyptus)
“life is so much simpler when you stop explaining yourself and just do what works for you” By Unknown This is a funny one for me, well funny in the sense that it’s peculiar within a certain context. I’ve been beating my head against a wall with a particular client lately, wondering why it’s so … Continue reading Friday’s Frequencies #1: Cheers to a simpler life!
I'm frequently amazed at what I image when I look at cactus like these: I see buildings, I see people in a crowd, and I see balloons on strings. What I find is all smiles. I catch myself smiling at these little beauties. I catch myself talking to them like pets. I really get a … Continue reading Transformations With Life #15 (New Home for the Prickly Pear)
“You can have anything you want if you are willing to give up the belief that you can’t have it.” By Dr. Robert Anthony Ok, I did scream a little in my head on this one and I still hear a desperate “WHAT?!?” Ringing in there. How the hell do I give up the belief … Continue reading Thursday’s Thoughts #1: Whatever you think, you are always right!
Using only conte on this black paper remains an interesting challenge. Mainly as the key, for me at least, is to remember to apply light touches as I use the colours and then blend repeatedly. The pretty girl has caught you staring at her and isn't amused. She gives you the devil stare that challenges … Continue reading Right Through You