Thursday, April 27, 2006

Energy...


I have a pot with some little tangerine trees (sprouted from the seeds of the fruit) and ginger root. The trees sort of move along very slowly with a steady baby vigor. The ginger, however, has a different pattern. It alternates between sending a shoot that turns into a 2 foot stalk with leaves...and then dying back...over and over again.

The first time it died back, I thought it was gone for good, but because the little tangerine seeds had sprounted, I didn't want to disrupt them by digging up the ginger. So...I left it and much to my delight, after a couple months it sprouted again!

It's always a delight to see the new growth after a period of dormancy. It reminds me that things are often not exactly what they seem...that just below the surface lies a wonderful life force and energy...and, ultimately, joy.

Monday, April 24, 2006

Oh my...


It has been a while, hasn't it?!

Easter came and went, with the requisite family gathering and good time. After that was spring break and a pilgrimage to Gualala. Now it's back to the grind...work and school...and pressing on with film, darkroom, some new art projects and getting ready for the Open Studios in June. Hmmmm...that last one is going to sneak up on me I think!!

But it's all good. Settling back down into the routine definitely has its merits. While away, I read some good articles in Tricycle magazine and am ready to embark on some new (or perhaps renewed) practices. So...it's nice to be home...

Friday, April 14, 2006

Good Friday...


Still lacking for words...

I wish you all a lovely weekend...

Sunday, April 09, 2006

Pussywillow...


, originally uploaded by aikitherese.

I'm not keeping up with this blog, I know. Spring is still not really here...at least it doesn't feel like it in my body. Tired and cold and tense is how I feel a lot of the time, so please bear with me. Things will change...they always do...and you'll see/read a lot more energy here.

In the mean time...sending out lots of sprintime to warmth to all who read this :)

Monday, April 03, 2006

Out of words...



I've run out of things to say at the moment...


Sunday, April 02, 2006

Sunday...



The rain just isn't letting up this year. Already two days of rain in this new month. I know all about "April showers"...but not in California!! Ah well...I love the green...but could very much use the warmth of the sun.

The exhibit reception was a quiet and pleasant event. I was very grateful for the attendance of a few friends and my family. Nothing has sold...and that's very possible how things will remain. It's all good, because the experience has been an excellent learning process. After seeing what I gathered to present, I now sense that working more within a theme or style might be advantageous.

Right now, though...I'm tired. I'm tired and not feeling well. This procrastination of Spring's arrival isn't helping much either. Sometimes I think I need a hiatus...a retreat...something that will help get my battery recharged. We'll see what comes...