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Fall Beauty, in our yard. I love Maple Trees. 


Until One is Commited, There is Hesitancy

Until one is committed

There is hesitancy, the chance to draw back

Always ineffectiveness.

Concerning all acts of initiative (and Creation)

There is one elementary truth

The ignorance which kills countless ideas and splendid plans:

That the moment that one definitely commits one self

Then Providence moves too.

All sorts of things occur to help one

That would never otherwise have occurred.

A whole stream of events issues from the decision

Raising in one’s favor all manner

Of unforeseen incidents and meetings

And material substance

Which no one could have dreamt

Would have come your way.

Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it.

Boldness has genius, power and magic in it.

- Goethe 1749 - 1832


Tree in watercolor

I recently painted this tree (Feb. 7th, 2015) I took a Waldorf Art Class at my son’s school. The teacher was fantastic. This painting was done painting yellow, blue and some read in the white paper first very pale colors leaving space in the middle to paint with pale red and finally we were asked to add blue around and then the yellow and there you have it. So much fun! 


What is Art?

I love this quote, so powerful:


“There are times we choose to be artists simply because it’s the right thing to do. No matter how much we doubt or fear the visions that hound us. No matter that there is no buyer, no renown, no leisure, no “yes”. We choose to be artists because we must, because good art above all else has the power to change everything: perspective, belief, love, even death. It shows us —subtly, exquisitely, grittily — the silver lining of all that would otherwise annihilate us.

Art, before anything else, was the world’s first religion.”

by C.D. Bagbey


Glaciers

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This is my first big painting, after visiting the glaciers in Laguna de San Rafael Chile, I got inspired to share the power I learned from them. Yes, they are powerful Epoc beings, very powerful and feminine. 

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Beannacht

I love this poem from John O’Donohue: enjoy!


"On the day when

the weight deadens

on your shoulders 

and you stumble,

may the clay dance

to balance you.


And when your eyes

freeze behind

the gray window

and the ghost of loss

gets in to you,

may a flock of colors,

indigo, red, green

and azure blue

come to awaken in you 

a meadow of delight.


When the canvas frays

in the curach of thought

and a stain of ocean

blackenes beneath you,

may there come across the waters

a path of yellow moonlight

to bring you safely home.


May the nourishment of the earth be yours,

may the clarity of light be yours, 

may the fluency of the ocean be yours,

may the protection of the ancestors be yours.


And so may a slow

wind work these words

of love around you,

and invisible cloak

to mind your life.”


Gratitude to Life!

Gratitude to Life:

Today I got inspired to thank all my teachers (a teacher for me in this context could be a tree, a friend, my son, my husband, my family, my teachers, my students, my dog, the stars, the power of the Ocean, Nature’s stillness our ancestors, etc.). In other words life.  In honor of all of you, this painting was created. I will remember and promise I will share what I’ve learned from a place of deep gratitude. Thank you!

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Birds

Have you noticed that the birds returned? I sense stillness within their songs.  They inspired me today. Enjoy! This piece is going to be donated for the Shining Mountain Waldorf School 2014 Auction.

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School Started "I am a Decisive Element"

School started a couple of days ago. As I reflect on what I have done to prepare and accomplish the tasks, I discovered that I have not reacted in the right or best way all the time, out of fear or stress or just not knowing. (Must confess I have never been the parent of a teenager) and he is growing fast.  

To you child of mine, my deepest apologies. I will remember that I am a "decisve element". I love you dearly. 

At the welcoming parent meeting at Shining Mountain Waldorf School they read us this verse that inspired me to put in this blog and also apologize to you.

I am The Decisive Element 

                                                    

I have come to the frightening conclusion that I am the decisive element.

It is my personal approach that creates the climate.

It is my daily mood that makes the weather.

I possess tremendous power to make life miserable or joyous.

I can be a tool of torture or an instrument of inspiration;

I can humiliate or humor, hurt or heal.

In all situations, it is my response that decides whether a crisis is escalated or deescalated,

and a person humanized or de-humanized.

If we treat people as they are, we make them worse.

If we treat people as they ought to be, we help them become

what they are capable of becoming.



 by Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

First Post

How is your summer going?  Having a good time? Did you walk out in Nature today?  I had some time off the computer and treated myself to some "silence".  

I don't know how this blog idea will work, since English is not my first language, most likely I am going to make several mistakes.  I am going to try it anyway.  Enjoy!


Hola, cómo va el veraro?  Lo están pasando bien? Has estado en la Naturaleza hoy? Yo me tomé un tiempo libre para estar en "silencio" afuera sin mi computador.  

No sé como va a funcionar esta idea de Blog, porque el Inglés no es mi idioma materno, seguramente cometeré varios errores.  Lo voy a tratar de todas formas.  Que lo disfruten!









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