The Pollinator Extravaganza!

The Pollinator Extravaganza!

Over the summer, we celebrated the unveiling of an art sculpture and pollinator garden. At the event, there were local beekeepers, a live observation hive, honey vendors, education stations, a pollinator photographer, musicians and even a juggler! It was so much fun that we are thinking of making it an annual day-long education and family fun event.

No, Not Aliens. Plankton!

No, Not Aliens. Plankton!

“What is that? Some crazy space scene?” I smiled at the question, secretly pleased. You see, the organisms in the mural I was painting do look completely out of this world. The iridescent shapes on the mural, standing out from the dark, black background, look like nothing other than bizarre space ships flying through space.

Well, Here Goes Something

Well, Here Goes Something

Hey Friends, Do you ever get sidetracked by those silly online quizzes? I just did. I woke up early to write, and ended up checking my email, reading a blog post, and taking this Life Assessment quiz. It was all a way to procrastinate actually writing, which is one of the things I’m actively practicing right now. My writing muscles are still weak, so it’s not easy.

Moving From the Center and Into Action: Part 3

Moving From the Center and Into Action: Part 3

Of all of the places I could really move into action, why climate change? This is a question that I find somewhat difficult to answer as there are so many elements involved. Let’s see if I can break it down. It’s an opportunity for me to learn.

Moving from the Center and into Action: Part 2

Moving from the Center and into Action: Part 2

Sometimes, when finding my center, I imagine myself in the radiant center of a flower, with the petals representing all of the different aspects of myself that I move in and out of all day long. Other times, it’s more like a hurricane.

Moving From the Center and Into Action: Part 1

Moving From the Center and Into Action: Part 1

Note: I wrote this piece a few weeks ago, then life happened. It’s the first in a 3-part series. I had this breakthrough the other day. It’s such a small thing, but sometimes these small things feel HUGE.

I used to strive for balance all of the time. It was a constant goal and a constant challenge. It took work. And I often felt like I wasn’t succeeding. Over the last few years I’ve come more and more to like the idea of finding my center.

The Joy of Uncertainty???

The Joy of Uncertainty???

I heard myself say these words the other day: “I’m really enjoying the uncertainty in the direction of my creative business right now.” Whoa, where did that come from?! In the past, uncertainty has been a very uncomfortable place for me. Uncomfortable and sometimes terrifying! I think it has to do with not running away.

To Allow What Could Be

To Allow What Could Be

Painting is all about letting go. I think that’s why it’s sometimes so hard for me to pick up the brush. The blank canvas can be very intimidating. What am I going to paint? What if it’s not good enough? For me, it’s almost more intimidating to work on a painting in progress.I’ve gotten something down. It’s not finished. It’s not amazing. But it’s not awful either. To continue working on the painting means that I might mess it up. I might change it from OK to awful.