winners + the gift

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

pink fleece, pink softness, pink / Miss Winnie Dixon* out Saturday with her tribe - Juicy, Bella, Deb & Sam / dried asters ? / VIP photo shoot with Director of Photography on set / found these sweet tiny trailing succulents on our walk / messy, messy desk & light table mid collage / envelopes for some snail mail / the grassy hill / collage-a-go-go - see finished version here

The Journey 

One day you finally knew
what you had to do, and began,
though the voices around you
kept shouting
their bad advice --
though the whole house
began to tremble
and you felt the old tug
at your ankles.
"Mend my life!"
each voice cried.
But you didn't stop.
You knew what you had to do,
though the wind pried
with its stiff fingers
at the very foundations,
though their melancholy
was terrible.
It was already late
enough, and a wild night,
and the road full of fallen
branches and stones.
But little by little,
as you left their voices behind,
the stars began to burn
through the sheets of clouds,
and there was a new voice
which you slowly
recognized as your own,
that kept you company
as you strode deeper and deeper
into the world,
determined to do
the only thing you could do --
determined to save
the only life you could save.

Mary Oliver

I love you Mary Oliver, you are of my tribe
you call this poem  the journey ...  I call this poem the gift

+ winners of the great greeting card giveaway. Oliver used the random number generator to pick the following 3 numbers (ya huh !) we decided to give away 3 complete sets of 10 greeting cards with matching gorgeous colour envelopes, sealed in cellophane & shipped with love wherever you might be No.20, No.28 & No.8 by our calculations would the following please email us your postal address 

No. 20 - Amanda
No. 28 - Blue Heron
No. 8  -  the Veg Artist

* the look on Dee's face in this photo just makes me want to kiss her from head to paw and back again - sigh


  1. Congrats everyone! Amazing poem, thanks for sharing.

  2. What a wonderful poem - and thank you Oliver for selecting me!

  3. Love the computer screen self portrait with the card. Just lovely.

  4. Oh damn, I missed so much with this streaming cold! Lovely giveaway ......

  5. Oh, I love everything about today's photos!! So wonderful. I agree with you that Miss Dee with her tribe is a lovely shot. The way they are all gathering and she is there looking right straight at you. Precious!

    Congratulations to all the happy winners. And all the wonderful people that might find one of those lovely cards in their mailbox. Some love and friendship passed on.

  6. Congrats to the winners!! Lovely photos of your work in progress.

  7. I think Mary wrote that poem for you whether she knew it or not :)

  8. I love Mary Oliver. I've read a lot of her poetry, but not this one and it is perfect. "Yes, exactly" I thought.

    And woohoo! Thank you for the giveaway, Susan! Can't wait to mail those cards to friends and frame a few, too :)

  9. i love seeing your workspace. The shot of you reflected in the computer made me smile. SO proud of you - your work ethic is amazing. New work is bright and cheerful. xoxoxo


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