Monday, March 15, 2010

Monday Reflections

Sometimes I let my thoughts wander
through the hallways of my mind
and open each and every door
so that all my most precious memories
can come out and mingle in the corridor
and celebrate with one another

I found these gorgeous photos of gypsy caravans in one of my favorite blogs
I was immediately reminded of a poem I wrote long ago (before my husband and I moved in together)

I searched through many of my journals and finally found it...

my gypsy wagon
with its peeling paint
and flowing curtains
will forever be parked in our suburban back yard
where I can visit it
whenever the need arises

I was so afraid that I would have to abandon all of my dreams of living a full and creative life in order to, you know, be a grown up, pay bills, move up in the world! But with the support and encouragement of my close friends and family, I am living a charmed life doing what I love!!!

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Drawing Inspiration

Quotes...I love them! When you need a little boost or reminder about how to live, or what to strive for, or the little things that we often forget to be thankful for.

I so love this one!

My most FAVORITE!!!

Tuesday, March 9, 2010


There are days when I am simply going through the motions, days when I want to find my way but perhaps am not looking in the right places. Photos help me to locate that "something" I am looking for. I went out for a drive not too long ago feeling somewhat desperate and lost. There was hoar frost on the trees, beauty all round me, and I wasn't able to see it. I was speeding down gravel roads, singing and crying and texting my best friend about how I was feeling. She was in fact doing the same thing two provinces away! It was as though we were together again despite the distance between us. I was beating myself up for not feeling more inspired and capturing nature's majesty with my camera! As a fellow photographer she was very familiar with those thoughts. She gave me some wonderful advice (as she always does)....she told me to "just be there, feel it, love what you are witnessing". And so I did....Thank You Denise!

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Confessions of a ditch diver

Yesterday was so lovely....a day spent with one of my favorite people...Christel! We got together at 10:30am and drove around with our cameras...just chatting, not having a specific itinerary or mapped out course! Despite the disappointment of Pine Ridge Hollow being closed when we arrived with our hungry mouths salivating for their homemade wild mushroom perogies and then the minor catastophe of ending up in a ditch on some gravel road out in the country...I wouldn't change a thing! Afterall, we did giggle all the way home about our young hero "Jason" smirking and saying:

" girls didn't even try to veer away from the just drove straight in!"