Monthly Archives: April 2014

Little Easter Shrine

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This little mixed media shrine was my prayer during Holy Week. I started with a sunrise watercolor, some hand painted paper, an old embellished cross, a feather, a couple of magazines and a mint container. I’m always in awe as the mysterious process unfolds.
The Monarch butterfly is the symbol for transformation and Easter, of course, and is dwindling in numbers.
This year during Holy Week there was an observation honoring both the Monarch and the 50th anniversary of Rachel Carson’s death ( she wrote Silent Spring- a game changer that brought the need to care for the environment to public awareness). It all meshed together as I worked and the little shrine became about the promise of new life that is Easter.
What would our world be like without the beautiful butterfly? What would our lives be like without the promise of the Resurrection?

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Fields of Gold

Fields of Gold

Could the dreams of ancient discoverers, dreams of streets paved in gold, really be golden flowers for as far as the eye can see?
Well, there’s a place about an hour away where millions of daffodil bulbs have been consciously planted. It’s amazing to say the least and well worth the trip. To be able to wander through a mile of swaying daffodils on a spring day is luxurious. And isn’t that what the ancient longing is?isn’t that what that phrase “streets of gold”represented for those ancient and modern explorers? They’re searching for a world where there is plenty to go around, where the beauty was at their feet, and there was the time to notice the sparkle. That longing hasn’t changed! It is possible! May we have the courage to share; the generosity to plant beauty wherever we are; the “eyes to see and the ears to hear”!