Monday, August 31, 2009
Sunday, August 30, 2009
Sunday, August 23, 2009
Saturday, August 22, 2009
It was a great experience discussing the experience with the others on the line from OH, FL, VA, UK, MA and MN. It was a great small group and fun to listen to the experiences of each person and how their time breaking away from the group for an hour was spent playing and being creative.
Thanks Leah, great time, great experience and I plan on spreading the word!!
I can't help but look ahead to the fall. I am an autumn kind of person always feeling really connected to the change of seasons from summer to fall. Refreshing, renewing are just a couple of words I associate to this time of year. There was a point in time where fall left me really depressed. I think a few significant events had occurred in the fall season and even though I would look forward to the change, I was burdened with old ghosts and couldn't fully embrace what I loved about the season.
More so than any other season do I feel the opportunity to start again new in the fall. In one way, it is time to regroup. Time to wrap up and summarize like some fiscal year-end. But along with looking back comes a strong sense of looking forward and beginning anew. Today, I find myself wishing for these feelings of transition to begin. I know I won't feel the change until the leaves begin turning and the mornings become cool and crisp, but I will be here patiently waiting for it. Until then, I have to remind myself to live each day and find something beautiful in it. Today, I start with the Virtual Art Picnic, led by an amazing artist, woman and creator, Leah Piken Kolidas. I'm hoping to get a jump start on my autumn transition through letting go and playing with a group of other creative people. Check out Leah's website here.
Saturday, August 15, 2009
They loved it! They opened their eyes, explored the beach, tried new exciting things, hung out with their cousins and played, swam and played more! This place does that to you. As a child, I remember singing songs I made up down at the beach when I was alone. I saw one of my nieces doing that same thing and it brought me back. It brought me back to the millions of memories I have about this place, it's beauty and all it has to offer; the seagull that would eat out of my grandmother's hand when she called him, the crab apple tree which was the location of many crab apple fights, the rolling lawns where we played croquet with all of our cousins, the big rock that I never climbed because I was too scared, and the big rusty boat.
New bonds were formed, endless hours of sight seeing ending in icecream on the dock in Castine where the boat owned by the Maine Maritime Academy, the State of Maine, is docked. They were drawn in by it all. Engrossed in digging for clams and finding flat rocks to paint. Jumping off rocks into the salty water. Watching the sun set across the river until everything turned black only lit by the millions of stars in the clear sky. They are under the spell cast upon all of us who know and love this special place. They too can feel the excitement, wonder and peace pervading their bodies and drawing them in. They had a taste of what we know and experienced year after year, summer after summer and they will want to return as many times as they can to get their fill. And we will bring them here to this special place so they too can feel the magic.
Saturday, August 8, 2009
There is only so much time left before I have to finish up my last classes for school. I'm charged up to get it done but really hate the lack of creative time I will have because of it.
Make the most of your time today!
Wednesday, August 5, 2009
to just be a part of this place forever ingrained in our hearts