on collections

August 20, 2013

When I was a kid, I used to pick up interesting rocks and bring them home. I’m pretty sure I drove my mother insane.  She’d go to wash my pants and they’d be full of smooth stones, or heart-shaped rocks, or some kind of pretty piece of glass/quartz.  (And in one case, a live toad, […]

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smartie-smart

August 20, 2013

“Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not; remember that what you now have was once among the things you only hoped for.” – Epicurus Which, of course, is ancient-speak for be careful what you wish for, because you just might get it. (And is also a good reminder to dream wisely, […]

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sometimes, my brain has a weird mailman.

August 19, 2013

. This morning, during Journey (the activity, not the band, though Don’t Stop Believin’ is still truth set to catchy music), I got the distinct message that I should be looking at the desert. Ugh.  Dub Tee Eff. Let me just explain something, here: I am a delicate forest flower.  I’m really only happy when […]

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As if I didn’t have enough to worry about already…

August 18, 2013

Some kid just gestated a live snail…in his knee. Not even kidding. I think I need a protective plastic bubble just to interact with the world to keep parasites and mollusks from getting inside my skin. (that part, I’m kidding about, btw. I’m not that paranoid.  Most of the time.  Unless you mention head lice or […]

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starspeak for this week

August 18, 2013

CANCER June 21–July 22 The full moon in your intimacy zone highlights the need to be close to people, to have someone you trust to confide in and to be known inside and out. At the same time, planets in your worth and roots houses are pulling you to rely on yourself and your own […]

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airstream? yes, please.

August 18, 2013

This.  Oh, Lord, this. I have this recurring fantasy involving a trailer, the dogs, and the open road.  Long days of sunshine and green and longer, campfire smoke-scented nights. (Which is, of course, how you know it’s a fantasy.  In real life, there would be dirt, mosquito bites, and at least one instance of the dog […]

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smashing

August 18, 2013

I wrote something on PeonyBlue about Smashbooks once.  I’ll see if I can find it and archive it here sooner rather than later.  (Everything of any consequence is moving here anyway, so it’s just speeding that up a little.) All this clearing out I’ve been doing as a part of my own personal quest is […]

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brave (video)

August 17, 2013

’nuff said. Be brave this weekend. Go. Do. Discover. Wild.

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soulcollage, because reasons.

August 16, 2013

  A while back (and I mean a long while back), I made a bunch of SoulCollage cards.  (2003, maybe?  Somewhere around there.  Maybe 2001.  I forget years.) The process is really simple.  Tear out or gather together images that, for one reason or another, speak to you.  Glue them down in a way that’s pleasing […]

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human little hands

August 16, 2013

Spending more time with the animals while I’m in this amazing vision-quest-inspired workshop, and even the animals I’ve got a somewhat contentious relationship with (like raccoons, for instance) are kinda fun.  (And, in this case, sneaky.) Raccoons broke my knee once.  I’ve held it against all raccoon-kind for a decade.  Maybe I should let that go? […]

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