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Thursday, April 2, 2009

I caught him in flight..him with his black shiny iridescent green blue head.

I envied him at that moment for his ability to fly..Because so many times it is what I want to do. Fly away from grief and worry and sorrow. Fly to somewhere where the skies are always bright, always clear..

The wild pear trees stood like magic spheres of white against the dark night woods. And, as I drove past I could see me living in cabin beside them, with a gentle gravel drive that lead to the road. Waking mornings and taking walks in the woods. Finding ferns to press and treasures of the woods that come to light for adventurous souls.



The cat looked at me impassively and then turned his back on me. It made me smile..I called, "Kitty, Kitty," but he ignored me. For who was I? But a stranger in his land.



It rained all day today...But on the day I took this photo it was bright and sunny .
Even though the rain tends to make me a little sad. I noticed the wonders that this day held for me.
The way the Sparrows hid under the eaves of the porch and chirped happily to one another. How they ate contentedly, not mindful of the rain. They were happy anyway. I guess I need to learn from the birds..



I took this photo a few days ago of the Oak on Mom's corner.
I love the amber Oak leaves that dot the reflection of the tree in this puddle, my favorite puddle.
And the way the blue sky colors it.. And how the Spring grass frames it and pulls it together. The Dandelions are not lost on me either. Their lemon color brings my heart a simple joy.




My big blue ring held to sunlight and ran through photo shop.







When I walked the dogs the other day, this is what greeted me. Clouds so large , that it looked like I could climb up them.
My heart stuck in my throat for awhile. I felt so lucky to behold the gifts of the sky.



These clouds were on the other side. Right by my home. By the little shack by the tracks. I say that lovingly. John always called our home that.
It doesn't take a large home or new home to make it home. It takes a home filled with love that makes it home.
A home with wind chimes hanging from the porch that play softly on Summer nights. Train music that can be heard on 2:00 a.m runs that lull me back to sleep after a bad dream.
Plants that fill the windows and supper on the stove. And a red tin heart that hangs on the door to know you made it home.
John made me a red tin heart 14 years ago to hang on our front door. He said I want you to know that every time you come home and see that heart hanging there, how much I love you..That is where Red Tin Heart came from..
He took the heart down the Summer of his accident to fix the door, and before he could put it back up he had the accident. I keep it behind my bedroom door..
I love you John.
xoxo Nita

Tonight's song, Wish You Were Here by Pink Floyd
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Sunday, March 29, 2009

{Bird nest ring}

i forgot to add this photo yesterday..for Dawn

{pearl and wire ring}

I taught myself how to make rings this week. I got a book a few months ago and have been experimenting with many of the techniques out of it.


The book is, Teach Yourself Visually, Jewelry Making & Beading by Chris Franchetti Michaels.

I really love this book because it is so easy to understand.





{blue sky and blackbird rings}

These were two of my first rings..I love them together because they remind me of a blackbird against the blue..blue sky.






















{green globe ring}


My sister gave me some vintage glass beads this week-end and I immediately went to work and made two of these green globe rings. I love the color of these..The beads remind me of Spring...




My Mom has a gazing ball in her yard that has been there since we were children and it is just a shade lighter than this globe ring.





I took a chunky blue bead and made this ring. I had so much fun with this one by just holding it up against the different sources of light. I wore Elizabeth out with making her look at it in the sunlight and the lamplight...LoL


I love things that are different..I don't want to copy anyone. I want my own style. But have you ever noticed how much we all tend to think alike?






I guess I love the blue ring so much because it holds the promise of blue sky's in Summertime. And warm ocean waters..Blue sky's after the rain has drenched the streets with Summer showers..








I have video tonight by the Weepies called Comfort..

I found it today on another artist's site, Roxanne from http://rivergardenstudio.typepad.com/ she has this playing when you first click on her blog. When I heard it today it made me cry because it was so beautiful.. The line that brought me to tears was, When you can't remember a better time you can have mine...The whole song is beautiful.


I want to get back to my old happy self. But some days my sorrow is so strong over everything that has happened this past year that I don't know if I ever will. It isn't depression, it is sorrow. I do find joy in bits and pieces though and for that I am happy. And though my heart is undone right now, you all help me hold it together..


Roxanne is an amazing artist. Some days I just go there to listen to her amazing play list.


Her Art reminds me of my favorite window at Sunset. It comforts me and draws me in.. I never listed her on my site because I wanted to keep her to myself. I kept her hidden on my sidebar, safely tucked away. But I have to share her, if you have not found her by now I hope you stop by this week just to see her work and listen to her music. It is a treat.



Comfort by the Weepies

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xoxo Nita


take comfort wherever you can....














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