Friday, June 30, 2017


Farewell to June

Why I Wake Early
by Mary Oliver
Hello, sun in my face.
Hello, you who make the morning
and spread it over the fields
and into the faces of the tulips
and the nodding morning glories,
and into the windows of, even, the miserable and crotchety-
best preacher that ever was,
dear star, that just happens
to be where you are in the universe
to keep us from ever-darkness,
to ease us with warm touching, 
to hold us in the great hands of light-
good morning, good morning, good morning.

Watch, now, how I start the day
in happiness, in kindness.

Creative play encourages endorphines
 Repetition is skills practice
 Like chanting mantra, the enterprise is calming.
I plan more leaves in the series to be called "Leaf Letters".
They are going to be blank note card sets with envelopes:
Another series will be titled "Fear-Knots" (about untying the knot)--each will contain a short one sentence expression of a fear but I do not yet know what the image will be.
Stay tuned.


grace Forrest~Maestas said...

LOVE this....Leaf Letters and
for the knots....why not just a thread sewn through...knotted
or a few, tangled and knotted

I look FORWARD to these!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Peggy said...

Beautiful Sun photo, Michelle.
Leaf Letters and Fear Knots are such great names for your art....looks like a lot of creating is's wonderful! Xx

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