lost & found

Thursday, September 18, 2014

a really important 2 hour Skype chat and wanted to doody up my background - with best loved pet & creative director

Life is painful and messed up. It gets complicated at the worst of times, and sometimes you have no idea where to go or what to do. Lots of times people just let themselves get lost, dropping into a wide open, huge abyss. But that's why we have to keep trying. We have to push through all that hurts us, work past all our memories that are haunting us. Sometimes the things that hurt us are the things that make us strongest. A life without experience, in my opinion, is no life at all. And that's why I tell everyone that, even when it hurts, never stop yourself from living. Alysha Speer

so sorry for my longer than normal absence - I feel like I am lost a bit. At a transition point in my life & it's a big one - a very big leap is about to happen. Two things I wan to say today:

The first is that I know with all my being that you must feel lost to feel found, and that said lost is a constant state of being, of growth & development & change & ultimately really good things.

# Two is I love that cat Oliver, that dog, cat, the comforting little furry Buddha creature that he is, way more than words could ever, ever say. I am blessed to have him on my team ;-)

* this bouquet picked/cut from my wee haphazard gardens


Friday, September 12, 2014

from the crescent beach / cosmos bright lights part of a mixed bouquet from the garden & Oliver hard at work in the background - he's conceptualizing / the Prince high up on the ladder painting trim & getting 29 Black ready to sell / heavy dew - devil's paintbrush gone to seed (from the dandelion family) / seaside greens / an especially big ship and the ramp down onto dingy beach / oh my ! my sunflowers - they are spectacular / that big ship leaving port taken from my studio window + spectacular sunflowers / morning glory love / I must always live beside the sea / my poplars at the end of Water Street in summer they create the most wonderful canopy of green, rustling leaves

You have to participate relentlessly in 
the manifestation of your own blessings. 
Elizabeth Gilbert

In an ongoing, but recently cranked up, effort to make having a fit mind, body & especially spirit part of my daily routine every early morning I have a bit of a power walk (with my camera Canon G12 in tow of course). After I've had my stroll with Miss D and before I have my breakfast. It's the secret to successful exercise - do it as early in the day as possible. At low tide, a good  8 months of the year (maybe less) I'm able to walk laps up & down the crescent beach, listening to gentle waves and seagulls - my absolute favourite I usually walk for 40 mins to an hour.

Girlfriend's of mine, Deb & Carol, have been going to free fitness classes offered here in the village each Wed & Fri mornings, Zumba (yes I did say Zumba) highly choreographed* aerobics to music and Pilates (also to music) to great music! In an effort to leave my bubble house more often and to participate in activities with actual human beings I decided to join them. This week I had my first 2 classes and I think it's going to be a very good thing - two of my fav songs from each of those classes below, from the cool down portion of each class, also a favourite part ;-) 2 Canadian gals Feist & Jan Arden.

* me and choreographed anything is hilarious but it's OK also to flail & jump & dance which is mostly what I do at Zumba ;-) 


Tuesday, September 9, 2014

farmers market bouquet $12. / zinnias. cosmos, calendula / 6 ears of sweet corn 2.50 / one much loved dog cat named Oliver

Without darkness, nothing comes to birth, 
As without light, nothing flowers.
May Sarton