Sunday, January 15, 2012

i am here.....

taking it all in....
misty mawn's online class is filled with so much information and beautiful art....lessons and assignments...journal prompts..good recipes!  i knew it would be awesome, and it is~
one of the most fascinating things to me is how misty starts off a painting or a drawing, and the stages it goes through before the beautiful end result.  so i've been thinking that life is a lot like a painting.  we go through so many different stages and sometimes they aren't all pretty.  there are parts and times where we can see what is about to unfold....and then all of a sudden it changes and we might find ourselves in a completely different place and going a different direction than we thought we would be.  as the painting unfolds and reveals itself, it is so often completely different than what we imagined it would look like.  such is life.  and that's the best thing about it i guess.....we never really know what we are doing and how it's all gonna turn out~  all i can hope is that in the end it will be as beautiful and full as the art i love.  

journal page from prompt in misty's class...

a writing prompt ...


filled with peace.
aware that i am a lucky one.
trying new things and remembering to just be me.
feeling pressure~but only from myself.
loving winter and craving spring.
in love.
and in awe.

remembering to cherish all good moments. 
to store them in the shadows of my soul 
so i can go back to them as needed.
on fire with ambition~
with dreams~
with creativity.
soaking it in while it's here.
trying not to fear and not to worry.
my heart worries sometimes.
too much loss left me wounded 
and my heart raw on one side.
 healing .
enjoying the warmth of coffee and flames from the fire.
awaiting all good things.
i am here


 my baby (oldest baby)...just turned 15..(that's her on the left)....which i can hardly even believe~
we celebrated her birthday here with friends and family 
and my house was filled with laughter.
it was a beautiful night~

photo taken by lacie beller

and my sweet big funny and cute....and a little stubborn.
but i just love him to pieces.  

despite your unbearable faults and fissures,you are still 
a thing of beauty,a rare creature, a snowflake,a singular,
 spectacular atom circumnavigating the tangled
 astronomyof your life the only way you know how. "
maya stein


  1. Happy birthday to your girl! 15. wow... such a fun age! I love your poem & journal page & horse...he's just adorable! Maybe you'll draw him this week? ;)
    Thank you for bring here! <3 i adore you! <3

  2. big hugs friend xx
    hbd to your beautiful daughter. my little man is 6 today [sigh]. loved your poem