Thursday, January 28, 2010

Daily Drawing

I am not planning out these daily drawings..we'll see what comes out!

Monday, January 25, 2010


Two posts ago I was commenting on how you can have it all, it's just really hard work... imagine my surprise when I read last Wednesday's horoscope:

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): This would be an excellent time for you to do
a lot less of everything. You're entering a phase when you can actually
help your long-term goals by being less ambitious. The point is not to give
up your drive to succeed, but rather just put it to sleep for a while. Let it
recharge. Allow it to draw energy from the deeper psychic sources that it
tends to get cut off from when it's enmeshed in the frenzy of the daily
rhythm. Do you have the courage to not work so much, not try so hard,
and not push so relentlessly?

Seriously? This is the hardest thing for me to hear. I've had recently the best excuses to slow down, (pregnancy, giving birth, now the baby) and have instead pushed onward, upward..further, next. I realized I didn't take one nap while pregnant.
Nor have I since Edythe's birth..the days are already too short!!
So can I listen to some of this advice?
I'm not sure how to take it or how to apply "less ambition".
I am the sort of person that feels awkward watching a movie and not doing some accompanying task such as making jewelry, making lists, or at least looking at a magazine for ideas for future lists!!
I am a fan of reflection and repose, perhaps I can try to practice more of these concepts.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Thought of the Day

I read this yesterday and have been thinking on it all day,

"You can have it all, it's just really hard work."

This concept is on my mind after just having my baby daughter I am determined to accomplish (within reason of course) everything I want to accomplish.
I want her to know how capable we all our and how being true to our calling and nurturing ourselves is one of the best things we can do for our kids.
(I know, get back to you when she's running around crazy and getting into everything!)

Monday, January 11, 2010

Heart Thoughts

Beginning to think of Valentine's Day coming up...
lots of red and pink jewelry on the horizon.
Time for us to contemplate all the people we love.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Wordless(ish) Wednesday

seeking circles

also...big shoutouts and mad love to all the new souls of the holiday season;
Edythe Estelle Maxine
Campbell Soren
Holden Theodore

***********all born to Redheads, watch out world!!!!!!!************

Monday, January 4, 2010

Some Silver Love

I have been admiring Linda Norton's work for some time now. She lives in Ajo! I especially love this piece, but really enjoy all of her work.

I am totally obsessed with this Cat Power song, I could just play it over and over again..which is what I've been doing! It is from her Jukebox album, which is all covers so I was curious who did it originally...
I wasn't too surprised to discover it was by The Highwaymen. Made up of some of my all time faves- Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings and Kris Kristofferson.
Check out their version here.
Not as haunting as Cat Power's version.

Friday, January 1, 2010

OMG, Team Dean and Hoppin' John

So I looked at the date of my last blog post and it was Dec.7th, the day before I went to my doctor for my prenatal check up, was promptly diagnosed with pre-eclampsia and told to go to the hospital. The next two weeks were spent in Phoenix at the hospital with tubes,catheters, various other craziness that I'll spare you... and then this little baby.....

Six weeks early changes a lot of plans and I am now in the process of being a mom and trying to Be Here Now, instead of planning weeks ahead all of my glorious schemes.
I started this blog last January and have enjoyed doing it and hopefully being motivated through it, which is still the goal.
I have some ideas for daily drawings, etcetera that I want to begin but I am putting them slightly on hold while I get the house and everything under control.
(this goes back to doing too much, too soon and not being chill enough)
So in the meantime I will be posting small inspirations, images and goodies to keep me involved in the blog with out over doing it.

In that simple spirit, some pics of Hoppin' John that I made today. So good and brings Good Luck!! Can't beat that!

I am wishing us all peace and inspiration in the coming year.
We are capable and open, ready to begin.