Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Play With the Angels

TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Theologian Karl Barth speculated that when
the angels get together to praise and honor God with music, they perform
the compositions of Bach. But when they are playing for each other, they
are more likely to choose Mozart. I guess that's because Mozart's stuff is
loose and free and inventive compared to Bach, who's formal and sober
and systematic. Mozart is more for parties, while Bach is for serious
occasions. I'm seeing the coming days as a time when you, like the angels,
should be especially willing to express yourself in very different ways,
depending on the audience.

Monday, June 1, 2015

This

KEEPING QUIET
by Pablo Neruda

Now we will count to twelve
and we will all keep still.

For once on the face of the earth,
let's not speak in any language;
let's stop for one second,
and not move our arms so much.

It would be an exotic moment
without rush, without engines;
we would all be together
in a sudden strangeness.

Fisherman in the cold sea
would not harm whales
and the man gathering salt
would look at his hurt hands.

Those who prepare green wars,
wars with gas, wars with fire,
victories with no survivors,
would put on clean clothes
and walk about with their brothers
in the shade, doing nothing.

What I want should not be confused
with total inactivity.
Life is what it is about;
I want no truck with death.

If we were not so single-minded
about keeping our lives moving,
and for once could do nothing,
perhaps a huge silence
might interrupt this sadness
of never understanding ourselves
and of threatening ourselves with death.
Perhaps the earth can teach us
as when everything seems dead
and later proves to be alive.

Now I'll count up to twelve
and you keep quiet and I will go.

Monday, May 25, 2015

Stuff

 embroidered social network series.....


 Outbuildings



ink/print work

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

A year later.......

TAURUS-Here's one of the best things you can do for
your mental and physical health: Withdraw your attention from the life
that lies behind you, and be excited about the life that stretches ahead of
you. Forget about the past, and get wildly inventive as you imagine the
interesting future you will create for yourself. Forgive everyone who has
offended you, and fantasize about the fun adventures you'll go on, the
inspiring plans you'll carry out, and the invigorating lessons you hope to
learn.



It's been a long reparation year, have had a show! at the Nave Gallery, and I'm working still; interested in sheds and embroidery. 



MORE TO FOLLOW......

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

I am ready to play!

Taurus:  The Icelandic word *hoppĂ­polla* means
"jumping into puddles." I'd love to make that one of your themes in the
coming weeks. It would be in sweet accordance with the astrological
omens. You are overdue for an extended reign of freelance play . . . for a
time of high amusement mixed with deep fun and a wandering
imagination. See if you can arrange to not only leap into the mud, but also
roll down a hill and kiss the sky and sing hymns to the sun. For extra
credit, consider adding the Bantu term *mbuki-mvuki* to your repertoire.
It refers to the act of stripping off your clothes and dancing with crazy
joy.

Strongly influenced by my horoscope, I take on the challenges and head out to jump me some puddles. I want to play!

Saturday, July 12, 2014

moving on?


"Above all Michele stands ready to jump. Michele has ended the semester on a strong note demonstrated by the  work that communicates with a clearer and more confident voice, as well as, strengthened visuals that exude a more complex emotional component."  Amy Podmore, RSA 2014

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

creative, brave, and courageous.

For the [creative person], what's going on outside is trivial compared to what is going on inside… Don't try to change the structure of the outside world [hoping that] then you'll be fine, then you'll be creative and then you'll be brave. No. First, figure out how to be creative and brave and courageous, and the outside world will change on your behalf…
It's always the same case – it's always the case of you're a human, trying to connect to another human. And if you just pick one human that you can change for the better, with work that might not work – that's what art is.    

Seth Godon "V is for Vulnerability." 

 Seth Godon "V is for Vulnerability."