Prayer Flags – Part 4 (A Gypsy Gelli Flag Tutorial)

Here we are at the last installment of my prayer flag series! In Part 1, I shared some of the history and lore behind the flags.  As I’ve made my nontraditional, gypsy flags, I’ve loved giving a nod to the Tibetan traditions; be it through color, meaning, or placement.  I plan to hang mine diagonally, between trees and shrubbery in my backyard. In Part 2,…

Prayer Flags – Part 3 (A Heart-full Example)

In 2008, I had the amazing good fortune to attend a writer’s retreat in Taos, New Mexico at the famous Mabel Dodge Luhan House, said to be home away from home for such visionary artists as Georgia O’Keeffe, D.H. Lawrence and Ansel Adams (just to name a few).  My luck was tripled when I met my roommate for that retreat, Kate Robertson!  She and…

Prayer Flags – Part 1

I have this theory that we can go through our lives never noticing a particular thing, until one day our receptor for that thing suddenly gets turned on and it jumps into our view – we begin to see it everywhere we look.  Not just the thing, but all things related to the thing!  It’s been like that for me with prayer flags –…

Rainy Days and a Heart Singing Giveaway

The weather is a whole lot of yuck today and my motivation is low – lots of ideas, just not much energy to jump into the execution. Maybe it’s the rain, more likely it’s the lure of a comfy chair and my book (just started “The Twelve” by Justin Cronin). Whatever you happen to be doing today, I hope it’s keeping you warm, filling…

Meandering…

Ahhhh – a day meant to be spent outside or at least with the windows thrown wide open.  I found my way to a new yoga class yesterday and my muscles are a little sore today, but that didn’t sway me from a looong walk at the nature center this morning.  It seems everyone else had the same idea because the park was busier…

Goodness Cooking

Oh blog, how you taunt me!!   Sooooo much easier to do quick drive-bys on Facebook than to come here and articulate a full set of thoughts and images!  In any event, I have LOTS going on these days and it’s high time I shared a little of it… Just signed up to participate in the Fine Arts Institute (FAI) of Edmond’s 5×5 exhibition.  FAI is…

With Every Christmas Card I Write…

Several years ago, I starting making all of my Christmas cards and it’s something I have come to really look forward to every year.  I tend to start the week of Thanksgiving (in between cleaning and cooking), cranking up the Christmas music and popping into the studio from time to time to intuitively match things up, move things around, and see what happens! My cards…

An Art Show Like No Other

Have you ever looked in a mirror and wished for a different body?  Have you ever thought your life would be easier if you were thinner?  Have you ever wished for a place where the size and shape of your body were secondary to what’s inside your heart? Last spring, my good friend Linda invited me and a whole bunch of other amazing artists…