April 30, 2010

giving calendar...

~it's been a full week, enjoying every project i work on, a special one...i was asked to design a calendar, for our local community, dealing with the Childhood Hunger Committee, the calendars production is almost finished and will be in circulation soon...I will link it soon, so you can see the whole project...have a lovely day  xo

April 27, 2010

walden...chapter 11

The repugnance to animal food is not the effect of experience, but is an instinct. It appeared more beautiful to live low and fare hard in many respects; and though I never did so, I went far enough to please my imagination. I believe that every man who has ever been earnest to preserve his higher or poetic faculties in the best condition has been particularly inclined to abstain from animal food, and from much food of any kind.
chapter 11
~ back to my studies on Walden...this image is from a recent shoot, very shy little girl...for her hands tell everything...a new day in the sun!!! off to the plant nursery...xo

April 26, 2010

present time....

"I am gradually approaching the period in my life when work comes first. No longer diverted by other emotions, I work the way a cow grazes."

Kaethe Kollwitz, German artist

~ i so relate to the quote above, it's always been in me, but never had this quality of focus and passion before...have a good Monday...xo

April 23, 2010

nothing is lost....

"Nothing is lost. All that you have ever seen is always with you."

~ Henri Cartier Bresson

~it's been a amazing week...full of movement...in many creative ways, it seems when i just relax and listen to that six sense life gives me what i need, not in the outside world but my inner world...i wish you a day full of relaxed movement in your inner world...xo

April 20, 2010

silent spring....

“The earth’s vegetation is part of a web of life in which there are intimate and essential relations between plants and animals. Sometimes we have no choice but to disturb these relationships, but we should do so thoughtfully, with full awareness that what we do may have consequences remote in time and place.”

from Silent Spring by Rachel Carson pg. 64

~my april flowers...so far...reading a new book, Silent Spring, written by Rachel Carson...in awareness of the up coming earth day,  she truly was ahead of her time...

April 19, 2010

brother & sister....

~just some amazing kids...still my favorite subject....full of life...and no fear...just be...xo

April 16, 2010

sweet sound...

~sweet music for friday...wishing you a beautiful weekend ...full of creative energy...xo

April 14, 2010

Namaste....to you....

"The light in me sees the light in you"

~my little sister {Ali} sent this to me via email yesterday...for the connection with her is marvelous~ learning to move through life with out the drama and the games and becoming healthy...mind,spirit and body and realizing I can only change myself to bring peace...and loving all others for just who they are...
and seeing their light...xo

April 13, 2010

something new and exciting....

~went to the plant nursery this am...since it was raining, oh yea...i work outdoors, they had a new job for me today!! asked me to do some of the many design jobs sitting in the box...OMG...lots of specs...



soil type

house style

style of garden



plant types


bloom time

to name a few...

it was so fun doing the drawings, i really thought i was more of a( do it as i go girl), you know that intuition thing, six sense that i rely on now. Well when i got home , I  wanted to feed the brain a little more and found this landscaping program smart draw   Wow!!yes easily entertained ...and amazed by how life gives you so much...happy days even when it rains....xo

April 12, 2010

~living the width....

“I don't want to get to the end of my life and find that I lived just the length of it. I want to have lived the width of it as well.”

Diane Ackerman

~new book...wow..oh, new image also...xo


A natural history of the garden, by an intellectual sensualist.

April 11, 2010

~my little "rock star" daughter...

generally i don't post about my daughter Sydney...she is an amazing kid, she's almost 14,  pretty passionate about everything she does, including the sports...she made the traveling volleyball team, meaning...she travels around the state of Montana almost every weekend,  it's been good for her mother also(good talk time with my teenager...any ways, this weekend she didn't travel, but she went skiing with my sister's family, about two hours away, I had shoots all day, plus a contribution benefit, Eagle fest, to attend dealing with my artwork,  she crashed on the snow hill, got a call....she will be fine, her shoulder is messed up, I got to talk to her a couple hours after it happened and she was in major pain...but she told me she loved me and that she was good to go...and it was just a time thing to heal, holy crap, I love her courage, for she truly is a little rock star in life.......

have a wonderful Sunday...xo

April 8, 2010

children know...

Children will draw pictures with everything in them...houses and trees and people and animals...and the sun AND the moon. Grown-up says, "That's a nice picture, Honey, but you put the moon and the sun in the sky at the same time and that isn't right." But the child is right! The sun and moon are in the sky at the same time.

R. Buckminster Fuller (1895 - 1983)

~a mother and son at the last wedding i shot....for the bound is there and nothing forced, arent I the lucky one to see and feel that.... may you draw your pictures from your heart ....
not your head...xo

April 7, 2010

fill the pots...and plant something...

~yes, it's that time of the year again and i choose to do a balancing act...for  it fills my soul...(seasonal work at the plant nursery) something about touching new seedlings and learning all new about the natural world....oh yea I work my butt off...literally also..unloading trucks and all,  just to say there may not be as many posts...with my balancing act.....happy girl!!

April 5, 2010

while momma edits....

smoky got smoked...Lacy my (crazy kid) gets bored easily...and i had a wedding to edit today...so yea...

chapter 3...walden...

With a little more deliberation in the choice of their pursuits, all men would perhaps become essentially students and observers, for certainly their nature and destiny are interesting to all alike. In accumulating property for ourselves or our posterity, in founding a family or a state, or acquiring fame even, we are mortal; but in dealing with truth we are immortal, and need fear no change nor accident.

~photo on my little trip to nature for the day...good monday  xo

April 2, 2010

a little Einstein for your "holiday" weekend...

"A human being is a part of a whole, called by us “universe”, a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings as something separated from the rest... a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty."

"Not everything that counts can be counted, and not everything that can be counted counts."

~Albert Einstein