Sunday, July 18, 2010

Travelling in Circles

I bought the background for this piece late last year. I started gathering pieces for it before I even knew I was going to England. The biggest irony is that the England/Scotland map was pulled just to be a generic map representing travel. The England opportunity was not even on the horizon. Coming back home and having some time to work on this whilst waiting for my visa to return and live there, brings this piece even closer to my heart.

The hanger for this piece not shown) is an old piece of wire I obtained somewhere. It perfectly aligns with the wire on the top piece, when hanging.

My reoccuring theme of time and wings found its way into this. The very ironic map of England/Scotland. the butterfly woman is in another piece of mine and is a oftentimes a metaphor of me. The secret lock reveals treasure (per Nick) of which is Santiago, my patron saint. The arrow leads me, as always,  back to Santiago. I find arrows wherever I go now.....Spain, France, Scotland. The words are of hope, dreams, love and reality. The red flame finally found a permanent home. It has been residing in my wallet for over ten years. I obtained it during a Pentecost service in Portugal. My first overseas trip

And the circles? This fall I will take on a brief Camino via the Portugese route.

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Blue Moon

December 31 is a full moon. A blue moon, being the 2nd in the month of December. This is my New Year's present for Joop. We gazed upon the most beautiful full moon in Holland and promised to always think of each other when the moon is full. Happy New Year my wonderful friend.

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Thank You

Nothing could be more purrrrfect. Thank you for your thoughtfulness!

Merry Christmas

May all that you seek
From the world around you,
Reveal itself to you.

May you see beauty in all things.

May health & love fill your life.

May all these things be yours during this magical & holy season
And throughout the coming year.

Merry Christmas!

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Mother's Home

There's a lot of moments in my life that involve Mary and roses. While in Minneapolis I was saw the Roseville sign at the side of the train tracks.

Saturday, August 1, 2009