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Dawn's Aura
Ephemeral
Lost In Thought

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Zen and the Artist

girl climbingI now have time to work full time as a digital artist, and a photographer, as well as a poet. That makes me very happy. When I was working and supporting a family, I told people, "I have some fun hobbies." I secretly longed to work full time as a creative person, but I didn't want to impoverish my family during the time it would take to establish myself. As a retired senior scientist, I can now devote much more time to what grew over the years into an avocation.

I try to weave work and play together and have fun doing my work. I find I must believe in myself and not give myself a hard time, if the fun part is going to happen. I experiment, playing around with many different things to discover and create. I am an artist. My projects are an experiment. I constantly seek new directions in my work. Am I offering something new? Where is my artistic "voice" today? I do plan my designs, yet leave room for serendipidy. I research materials, study books and even price what I will use. I like to have a feel for the medium before I begin. I am also willing to discover as I proceed with a project. Once prepared, I let my work unfold in the moment as some great Zen experiment in mindfulness. It is a joy to watch the process. Later I find hidden treasures I had no idea were there. I find mystery in creativity.

 

Going Home

We deserve happiness. We deserve love. It is our heritage. We will find love and joy in our own hearts, in going home to God. God will lead us there. Let us laugh, love, live and learn. In our lively dance may we walk with God entirely present in each moment. Let us do what we love doing and be content knowing all will be restored.

Poems from My Blog

Snow Spring
Wind Song
Despair
Our Land
Some of my most popular short poems

Popular Posts

Flying

Summer Lightning

Popular Haiku

Here are three of my poems people on my Twitter feed really enjoyed..

a wind's soft rushing /
a gentle rain touches me /
silence descending

a thin reed captures /
in its solitary grace /
winter sun's bleak stare

a wind sweeps through stones /
striding through fallen branches /
my own wild cry soars

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