Friday, June 29, 2007

Twist - IF

It took me a while to think of something for this week's prompt - Twist, and then it came to me. A yoga twist! Of course, I've been a practitioner for 10 years and a teacher for the last four. Twists are so beneficial, releasing toxins, strengthening the spinal muscles and toning the abdominals, to name a few. This particular asana (pose) is Matsyendrasana.

This is posted in response to Illustration Friday.

Monday, June 25, 2007

Bugs & Creepy/Crawlies

It's your lucky day
as my heavy foot just missed you
wooly caterpillar

This is in gracious response to One Deep Breath. This week's topic is "Bugs & Creepy/Crawlies".

Monday, June 18, 2007


bright yellow blossoms
become tart Oregon-grape berries
jelly in the Fall

This is in gracious response to One Deep Breath. This week's topic is "Wildflowers".

Friday, June 15, 2007

Rejection -IF

This is posted in response to Illustration Friday. This week's topic is "Rejection". Most of us have felt rejected; small, void of color, lonely, left out, knowing everyone else is having a great time. But, then again, we see the "outside" of people, we really don't know what they are concealing. Remember, we are all connected. Find compassion in your own heart for yourself and others...

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Verdant Embrace

greeting us as we
return to your verdant embrace
gateway to home

Happy First Birthday!! Susan and Jennifer at One Deep Breath have opened their hearts by offering a weekly haiku prompt for a year now. I truly appreciate their generosity and the community of poets they have brought together. It's like returning home to warmth with every visit and I learn something about myself and the other poets with every prompt. Thank you!

Monday, June 04, 2007


your lovely shape
lures my hands to balance to you still
ocean guardian


it takes patience
and subtle movements to perch you
gone by high tide

Ever since I discovered Andy Goldsworthy, I've been fascinated with balancing rocks. I am deeply moved by the shapes of rocks and the essence of each one and how they "come alive" when placed in a way we don't normally see them. It all started in 1996 while on a trip to Hyder Alaska with my Uncle. We were camped along a river down from Salmon Glacier during salmon spawning season and as many of you know, this attracts bears. We had seen more than a handful of big black bears down the road a bit and a grizzly across the river. Well, this dampened my wandering spirit, thus, I stayed close to camp (like within 20 yards of the van!) And to keep myself occupied, I started stacking rocks, and have been ever since. The beach in Baja were I go, is mostly rocky and it's absolute heaven for me. It's a very zen practice, so I say give it a try! This is one from my recent trip.

This is in gracious response to
One Deep Breath
. This week's topic is "Architecture".

Friday, June 01, 2007

Your Paradise - IF

This is "Summer Breeze", a piece in my "Floral/Whimsical" line, that I have for sale and will be included in a group show later this month. I created it in Illustrator and it's printed with archival pigmented inks on fine art paper that is made from 100% cotton. I like this piece because I can imagine myself hanging out on the beach or a sailboat, drink in hand, watching the world move in a peaceful flow, letting go of all worries, as the sun warms my soul. This is posted in response to Illustration Friday. This week's topic is "Your Paradise".