Cicada Moon (mixed media on canvas) crop of original
There was a moth in there, and it still had its wing crumpled up,
and it was just starting to pump its wings up.
Life continues in lots of places, and life is a magical thing.
This piece is another one from the Drayton Island series. These are trumpet vines and they are in beginning to bloom on island now. The bees, butterflies, humming birds, and moths love the sweet nectar of the trumpet flowers. As in all of these in this series, the moon is the light source you see. I zoomed in on the bottom of the piece. Here is a thumbnail of the entire piece. (click on image if you wish to enlarge it).
Enough about Moth Moon Dance for now….it’s been a while hasn’t it! Before I say anything else I want to thank ALL of you for your kind words concerning my family situation in my last post. I put an update post note on there and some of you read it. For those that did not..all is fine with my sister and I thank all of you for your encouraging words, candles, and prayers!
Yes, all is good again, I dare say better than ever for me! All of you know that I was already madly in love with life..well be forewarned I am even more so now!! Can you stand it/me? :) In my last post I said to LIVE…..to seize the moment in love, light, and laughter. Well, I am really embracing the message too…in big things and small!! You know what..the health scare with my sister liberated my spirit even more!
When I first started this blog I was very careful about what I said because I did not want to offend anyone or scare anyone off. Especially since I have some very conservative people in my own family that read my words. Alas, as time went on I started being more and more my self. I even changed the name of the blog. :) Now I will be more so in little things and big things (at least they are to me).
So here it goes….sort of Monday confessions, I guess.
In little things….I mentioned before that I had the side of my nose pierced four years ago . I did it when I turned 50 to celebrate a half century (yes, I am 54…ageless and LOVING IT!). I was nervous about some in my family seeing what I did, such as my BELOVED but conservative daughter. :) All of this time I have worn a very, very tiny little crystal stone…so tiny that I’ve had people tell me that I have a piece of glitter on my nose. :O Well, last week I bought a slender silver nose ring, and I am going to wear it! You never know maybe I’ll post a picture to show you. hehehe Now I know a nose piercing may seem like a silly little thing to you, but for me it was not (especially if you knew my history). Anyway, my Grandmother (the one mentioned on my about page) is having a 101 birthday celebration next month (lots of family and friends expected) ..and I am thinking of wearing it to that. I’ll keep you posted. :)
The second thing I am going to tell you is a big thing to me. I don’t talk about it much, but today I’m saying it here
In dreams, mediation, and in real life
I have seen
There I’ve said it! I know some of you may think I am crazy and some of you may not come here anymore. ‘Tis the truth though and it is one of the reasons I am a seeker (as I confessed to you…again found on my about page).
I chose this quote because not too long ago I lived with crumpled wings…No need to go into a long story about the whats and whys of the box / cage I felt I was in. Let’s just say an inherited religion was the main reason. Need I say more? A place where such things as nose piercings and spirit beings were not allowed. All behind me now….like a long past dream (possibly a nightmare..eh?)
Oh my god dear ones…count me among the winged creatures now…I am free like the butterflies, moths, bees, humming birds,…..dancing in the moon light!!
My wings are expanded again and my heart is soaring…
ah, the sweet nectar of life!
If you decide to come back we have much to talk about for…
~~life is a magical thing~~
Love, light, and laughter to all,
Ps I am coming around to see all of you in a bit!