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Oh give me just one day to free my mind,to create to listen, to walk, to quiet my soul,to cool down,to carry on~ My photographs and other artworks are inspired by the wonder, simplicity and quietude of every day life. In every photograph,sketch, painting or textile piece, I hope to capture the spirit, the mood, the song of my subjects. I was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area. My creative spirit awakened when I moved to Northwest Montana where there was plenty of room to roam with my camera and places to be alone with nature and its inhabitants. All my photographs are professionally printed by acclaimed Bozeman, MT artist/ photographer Rob Outlaw on archival quality fine art paper. My frames are custom built by artist Richard Moore of Wind and Snow Art Gallery in Polson, MT.

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

.~ Bear With Me. ~




I have just started blogging again and it appears my posts that are showing up in your email box are repeating themselves.  I apologize for that.  Please bear with me as I try and unlock the mystery of why this is happening. ~TSM

Monday, June 6, 2016

.~ Creative Thought . ~

There is nothing more difficult for a truly creative painter than to paint a rose because before he can do so he has to forget all the roses that have ever been painted.

                                                                                ~  Henri Matisse
There is nothing more difficult for a truly creative painter than to paint a rose, because before he can do so he has first to forget all the roses that were ever painted. Henri Matisse
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There is nothing more difficult for a truly creative painter than to paint a rose, because before he can do so he has first to forget all the roses that were ever painted. Henri Matisse
Read more at: http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/keywords/rose.html
There is nothing more difficult for a truly creative painter than to paint a rose, because before he can do so he has first to forget all the roses that were ever painted. Henri Matisse
Read more at: http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/keywords/rose.html
There is nothing more difficult for a truly creative painter than to paint a rose, because before he can do so he has first to forget all the roses that were ever painted. Henri Matisse
Read more at: http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/keywords/rose.html
There is nothing more difficult for a truly creative painter than to paint a rose, because before he can do so he has first to forget all the roses that were ever painted. Henri Matisse
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Sunday, June 5, 2016

.~ A Life Decision .~

Nothing goes to waste on the journey of life. Both good and bad experiences shape your mind and heart for what is to come.

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Nothing goes to waste on the journey of life.
Both good and bad experiences shape your mind and heart 
of what is to come.
                                                                                                      ~ Leon Brown

I am struggling with a transition.
I feel the time is ripe, however there is a fear of letting go of the familiar.
The words simply surrender resonate to me.
But the question is do I simply surrender to the flow of the transition?
Or simply surrender that I am to fearful to let go?

This conundrum that I am in reminds me of the line from the movie Shawshank Redemption:
Get busy living or get busy dying.

When put like that, it the answer seems apparent.
So why I am I struggling?

Nothing goes to waste on the journey of life. Both good and bad experiences shape your mind and heart for what is to come.

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Saturday, May 14, 2016

The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious.
                                                                                ~ Albert Einstein

It is interesting to me that "white animals" appear whenever I am in a deep sadness.  One year a white horse, a white heron and a white cat showed up out of nowhere in my yard in a week's time.
I heard some news the other day that made me very sad.
The white animals started to appear again.
First a flock of white birds appeared and then the white cat.
Mind you, I do not see this white cat on a regular basis.

Not sure what it all means, but I am very intrigued by it all.

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

.~Hold On ~.

I woke up on November 14th and there was a heavy fog hanging outside my living room window. I had not heard of the tragic news in France as of yet. I stepped outside and took this photo. And the song Everybody Hurts by R.E.M started playing in my mind.

When the news finally reached me, this photo and the song Hold On by R.E.M took on a deeper meaning.

When your day is long
And the night, the night is yours alone
When you're sure you've had enough
Of this life, well hang on

Don't let yourself go
'Cause everybody cries
And everybody hurts sometimes
Sometimes everything is wrong
Now it's time to sing along
When your day is night alone (Hold on, hold on)
If you feel like letting go (Hold on)
If you think you've had too much
Of this life, well hang on
Everybody hurts
Take comfort in your friends
Everybody hurts
Don't throw your hand, oh no
Don't throw your hand
If you feel like you're alone
No, no, no, you are not alone
If you're on your own in this life
The days and nights are long
When you think you've had too much of this life to hang on
Well, everybody hurts sometimes
Everybody cries
Everybody hurts sometimes
And everybody hurts sometimes
So hold on, hold on
Hold on, hold on, hold on, hold on, hold on, hold on
Everybody hurts

Saturday, September 12, 2015

.~ Universal Truth .~


“The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness.”
                                                              ― John Muir

Saturday, August 22, 2015

.~ I've Been Hacked! ~

Good Morning,

It appears someone hacked into my blog account yesterday and republished a few blog posts of mine.
I have since changed my settings so that should fix that.
But just wanted to let the folks who are following my blog know why they received an email from me with older posts.

To the person who finds their happiness in hacking into peoples blogs, I pray that you find something more meaningful to fill your days. Please consider using your super powers for good and not evil.

Have a lovely weekend everyone.

ox Traci