Wednesday, April 30, 2014

turning up the fire ...

rolling up the proverbial sleeves and getting to it ... feeling all kinds of feisty and fired up ... first from this:

"— you know, I've either had a family, a job, something
has always been in the
but now
I've sold my house, I've found this
place, a large studio, you should see the space and
the light.
for the first time in my life I'm going to have a place and the time to
no baby, if you're going to create
you're going to create whether you work
16 hours a day in a coal mine
you're going to create in a small room with 3 children
while you're on
you're going to create with part of your mind and your
body blown
you're going to create blind
you're going to create with a cat crawling up your
back while
the whole city trembles in earthquake, bombardment,
flood and fire.
baby, air and light and time and space
have nothing to do with it
and don't create anything
except maybe a longer life to find
new excuses

Then there is this: 

ah, Mel ... how do i love thee? let me count the ways ...

I am a bit disheveled from the explosiveness of it all ...

a drawing a day ... showing up, as myself, every day ...

but in a good way.  In a way that is hearing the mermaids singing, is recovering the lost stories within ...

My heroine is taking shape ... 

I can't say much more ... superstitious I suppose, but I don't want to scare away the magical ones.  

Yes, I am clearing my path forward through the brambles, the heather, skirting the poison ivy and seeking the honeysuckle. Tally ho!  Feeling the vibrations of Beltane in the air ... rabbits playing tag in my yard, mourning doves screaming as they fly.  I'm all 50-shades of whirling dervish ... I attribute it to the excellent company I find myself keeping these days ...


Hang on, it's going to be a wild ride!


  1. This is amazing. Exciting and inspiring. I support you in all your endeavours. You are an amazing mom, teacher, artist and human being. Many good wishes and much love and light

  2. oh, the Beltane fires are tickling my hemline too....!!! as you have noticed, and

    tally-ho, indeed!! i am all kinds of delighted that you're waltzing with the magical ones....and OH, how i love that Bukowski bit....

    yippee ki yay, my dahlink!!