Saturday, December 31, 2011

ROCKS enRAPTured by Dreams

FIND MY DREAMS ALL WRITTEN IN CRYSTALS
This year's RAPT rocks were given 'names'.
above and below is the first of this season. i delivered a group of fourteen to Folio today for next week's open house. 
'Dreams': sumi ink on parchment, gold leaf, text
 



"SILENCE
is intensified into a stone: broken circles are closed"




SECRETS HIDDEN
above, with messages and worry stones tucked away


THE ICE STORM ENDED HAPPILY
(above and below: silver dust and wire, pearls, glass)


PROMISE KEPT
(above with beach glass)

GOOD NEWS TO ME
(above with bamboo and reed)

ETERNAL LOVE
(above and below)



VALLEY OF THE MOON, 1300 A.D.
(N.M. pottery chard)
PRESENTATION


START THE FIRE
(above)

love is light
(hidden copper heart and script)



WORRY FREE
(old pocket worry stone captured in the bamboo wrap)


a few laid out at home for their "shoot" on our yard's new hardscaping....

Monday, December 26, 2011

about US, for ME


living in the now is the anthem.
but, appreciating the moment in reflection
also brings the past into the equation
of blessedness, appreciation,
gratitude.

WE were once in kindergarten, both of us thrilled with life and our new roles in it.
a few years and miles separated us.




it seems it took a long time to explore the world and our souls before we met





finally, we landed, in the same place. 
serious about our professions,  and celebrating our coming together.



many decades have passed, and our work has changed to 'play' in a way... 


his guitar and my camera take us to many places,
with mutual support and encouragement 





many things change in life: our appearances, our circumstances....



but we both realized that making a home in each other's arms is the 
sustenance~ 




~and knowing the importance of balancing the separateness
in our togetherness is the secret.



cheers, Dear!



and, of course, a kiss.


Tuesday, December 13, 2011

ROYAL clicks...rocks picked

a solid instrument, revisited at a friend's gathering

pressing firmly, one key, one click at a time
one word at a time, thinking about the wrapping of rocks
here's the Random stream of words I 'pecked' out of the Royal:

ROCK ROCK rock rapt
enraptured, emotionally carried away
wrapped, embraced, tied up together, gifted
courted    cared for   taken home


life transitions, life's hidden released,
cared for in the carrying, 
enrapturing your self in the process


rock ROCK stacked   paired   coupled
kept waiting for the right one
heavy load    CHOSE.    step.  set. stack.  WAIT.


Wander     Return     Layer   Lay on, Return
rock, Rapt, wrapped:      when it's right
smoothed   balanced    topple    tumble   
touch
lightly
bind   bound   bumped    toppled
wrapped rapt enraptured by rocks


water stream     mountain flow 
sandy,  ripply,   left by the wind
water feathered,      waves washed. 
carried with great Motion


embedded quartz
    bedded-down to rest
home   rest  Repeat...Rinse    rocks.
recovered   honored   simply given


Shared with Grace


LAKE MICHIGAN ROCKS, above and below, 2010
PLENTITUDE
what a difference a year made


how to CHOSE?

SAME BEACH, 2011....how to FIND?



aw, A GROUP...chose all and consider the weight

SOME ARE ALREADY "SPOKEN FOR"

some come home with me. some leave together.