Saturday, December 31, 2016

. ~ Farewell December 2016 ~ .


How did it get so late so soon? Its night before its afternoon. December is here before its June. My goodness how the time has flewn. How did it get so late so soon? 
                                                                                                                Dr. Seuss

12/30/16  ~ View from my backyard. ~

This morning I woke up anxious to start the day.
My spirit is excited that I lived through 2016.
Many did not.
Thank you God for blessing me with the promise of a New Year.
As I moved through this day, I asked myself how can I make a difference in 2017.
I came across this quote by Catherine of Siena: 
“Be who God meant you to be and you will set the world on fire.” 
Oh that sounds like a wonderful quest to discover who God wants me to be in 2017.
Perhaps you might decide to focus on that too.
I decided it will be the focus of my blog posts from now until next December.
Praying for everyone reading this post that 2017 brings you Peace, Love and Joy and the greatest of course... LOVE.



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.

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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.