Friday, July 31, 2015

Earthwatch Adventure Part 2

Southwestern Research Station
Spring water pool 
Cool building, funky chair 
Registered researchers only 
Just before the rain 
Our awesome group 

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Earthwatch Adventure

So far, so amazing. 
Our team collecting caterpillars 
Nick and one of our caterpillars 
Building above our cabin 
Morning run 
Another cool building 
More collecting 
On the road to our next station 
In the middle of somewhere 

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Inspired by Julian of Norwhich

Art inspired by Julian of Norwhich, a christian mystic from the 1300's. She is actually the first published English writer. 

Words inspired by life. 

I sipped my coffee and awaited for something. She walked in and I knew
it was her. 
I smiled. 
She smiled back. 
She was a familiar stranger, 
an older version of myself. 
Was that her intention? 
Wise, not beyond her years, but because of them, she wore her stories proudly, deeply. 
We both knew she was there to deliver a message, so 
once she settled into her chair, 
I leaned toward her green eyes, smelling skin mixed with summer rain. 
"Go ahead," I said. "I'm ready."
 She took my right hand and in a voice as clear as Quartz said,
"Do not neglect the ones you love, for if you chase a busy life, you will end up alone." I sighed,
and though her words seemed so obvious, so simple, I stood up, whispered "thank you" and went directly home. 

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Tired Lady

This is me looking tired as heck. I worked this morning (at my real job, the one that pays my bills and gives me lots of satisfaction), and then came home to my other jobs (that also give me satisfaction) of mom and poet/co-author of what is going to be a KICK ASS #artandwords book! 💛 Making progress... 


Chase not what is inside,
for it follows 
where you go. 💙

Sunday, July 19, 2015


Like so many photos, I saw this while driving, or passengering, really. My mom was in the driver's seat for this one. We were on Bribie Island, Australia. I saw this boat, and just had to get out of the car. I took some pictures, and now two years later, it is paired with some simple words thanks to my Art and Words partner Sandra. 💙


Yesterday, it rained. All day. It was glorious. In between drops, I went outside to admire the water on our purple flowers. I ended up taking a lot of pictures. I might actually be ready for a real camera. I use my iphone currently. 

Friday, July 17, 2015

For my husband

     There is no other
     who will come 
     through our door 
with windflowers and sage
to     embrace      me 
     with tender hands 
     and scratchy face 
the   way    you   do 

Tuesday, July 14, 2015


I love how beautiful she is
while she survives 
wearing her turns and u-turns on her skin;
exposed  for    all     to     see
  rippling in wavy lines 
  swirling with translucent strides. 
They drip.   from her arms.  
They dangle.     in the sun. 
They swim.    like pearls. 
and when she is hungry 
she swallows them whole 
and is full.