a quiet time in the studio with Krista Tippett and Sylvia Boorstein...I will spend tomorrow with my mother and my daughter, my sister and her daughter with these thoughts of nurturing...
our children, the world...
Krista ended her program with Sylvia reading a favorite poem of hers by Pablo Neruda, Keeping Quiet
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.
—from Extravagaria (translated by Alastair Reid, pp. 27-29, 1974)
I have the privilege of having...in hand, a copy of Julie Prichard and Chris Cozens' new...
everything you ever wanted to know
book about using acrylic paints and other Golden products...Acrylic Solutions. I let the visitors at the studio tour enter to win a copy and now I want to give YOU a chance to win a copy.
I have enjoyed reading through the many MANY great tips on how to create layers of texture, transparency and color. The spiral bound format allows the book to lie open beautifully to take in the step by step instruction.
I love the contrast between Julie and Chris's artwork. It really shows off the many effects possible with acrylics and their accompanying Golden products.
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I am back...from a wonderful few days of slow and easy...warm and happy in New Mexico at Ojo Caliente.
This group of women friends with ties that go way back and even if we only see each other once in a while we fall right into step and enjoy sharing our loves and lives.
A short hike, the view from up above...cairns and spirit circles of some sort, white quartz against red rock and blue sky
down below soothing pools of iron, soda and arsenic...our talking and laughing occasionally rising above the comfort level of the whisper police.
back at our large casita, sharing cooking and meals... sitting with a glass of wine and fortunate to have Ruth offer her healing expertise to the various aches and pains that come with our 45+ years of friendship.
a sweet little calf and her momma encountered on our way to explore Ghost Ranch...
hiking among the high red stone walls
the gift of an eagles nest sighting high up the cliff side
following the stream, over rocks and under fallen trees
to the head waters source...this high walled, parabolic like space...our voices echoing
we are the fortunate ones...this little tribe of old friends