Thursday, September 22, 2016
I'm involved again with organizing and doing publicity for our annual Poetry in the Park-my 5th year at doing this. Click to enlarge. We have three days of poetry readings, workshop and a creative writing seminar. Details on www.poetry-in-the-park.com
Monday, September 19, 2016
Here's my second class with a group of friends studying Julia Cameron's book It's Never Too Late To Begin Again. We have a fun group of creative individuals who are interested in wriitng their life story in a new way. Looking for the positive qualities from past experiences in terms of discovering Wonder, Freedom, Connection, Purpose, Honesty, Humility, Resilience, Joy, Motion, Vitality, Adventure and Faith. It's interesting as we search weekly for these qualities in our past experiences, it helps bring healing and balance to the trials and challenges that we each have faced. If you'd like a handout from class, just email me at lin at sunrivertoday dot com and I'll send you a copy. You can learn with us. We are only on chapter 2-FREEDOM now.
|Missing is Barbara-too close to camera, L-R: Pat, Isabelle, Carolyn, Judy, Cindy, Cathy, Carolyn and Pat-all friends willing to learn new things!|
Saturday, September 17, 2016
For those of you who read my blog will remember my excitement over making glass flowers to decorate my desert garden. Well, I had fun gathering the colored glass plates, bowls, candle holders, etc. Then deciding how to group them. Then gluing them, then having problems with the glue that didn't work. Decided to try putting them into the ground today. They seemed dry, but those babies are heavy and once in place the trial flower slipped off its stem and fell in the bushes, but didn't break.
I can go get the right kind of adhesive and try again but think I'm tired of this project and hubby definitely is. He said today, I thought your idea of making pottery was better. Well, I made my last pot in Roosevelt and they were heavy. Never quite figured out the knack of how to throw a pot. But think I could probably easily throw my glass flowers away or maybe wait awhile and try again. But the problem is the adhesive I used never dried and I ca't just pull them apart and reglue them because it will make a big mess and then I know hubby would be ready to throw me away with the glass flowers...lol! But it was fun and a new experience.
|Hubby had to bend the rebar for the stem then we threaded garden hose over it-clever!|
|It looked great for about 10 minutes, then disappeared, fell off.|
Tuesday, September 13, 2016
We surmised that the cold morning had stopped our lizard from moving about until it warmed up more. That brought all kinds of thoughts to me about a possible poem which I attempted to compose. Unfortunately I can't find the paper I wrote it on, but I'm sure it will turn up SOMEWHERE IN TIME as I work on sorting all my paper piles on my desk.
Do you have a thought about this lizard or an idea for a title for the photo? He is hanging on tenaciously. That's a hard word to spell correctly. Some days I feel like that too. Love to have your thoughts on this topic, just leave them in a comment. Meanwhile I'm still looking for my poem....lol!
Saturday, September 10, 2016
I was so excited to make some glass flowers for my back yard after seeing a fellow bloggers instructions and so I began gathering different shaped and colored glasses to assemble my project. This part went well and was fun BUT then came the challenging part of gluing my flowers together. I didn't get the recommended glue but chose something else available at Walmart that promised to be great. It wasn't...thus the CHALLENGE begins. Need to find some stronger glue..to be continued. I won't give us this easily...
|it was fun to gather colored glass and try out different possibilities with shapes/colors|
|Next came the challenge of gluing them together these dollar store pieces.|
|I had to weigh them down as the glue was slippery-should have guess something was wrong|
|Trying not to tbe messy, I ruined my hubby bests gluing gloves...oh well!|
|Then in the middle of the night, one of my creations slipped and crashed to the floor|
Wednesday, September 7, 2016
In the purest sense Morning Pages are done in the morning, by hand not on the computer like my journaling is and done at one sitting. Getting up in the morning, it's the first thing I try to do, go to my desk, take out my journal and write THREE PAGES of random thoughts down freely without thinking about grammar, spelling, etc. Just writing daily about anything or nothing just to loosen up and relax yourself of all the many items whirling around in your head...
We all have them: to do lists, guilt feelings, naggings, and self criticisms. LIFE! Just the process of taking pencil in hand, helps you to SLOW DOWN and FOCUS MORE. TRY IT, YOU'LL BE AMAZED. Write quickly and freely, don't reread what you've written, just let it be for now.