Monday, May 6, 2013

out of hibernation


 hello, world!
i'm alive and well once again. 
"everything is blooming most recklessly"
and i'm inhaling the miracle of it all
in big gulps.

loads of life are blowing up all around me,
deep within,
my days are overflowing with loads of life.
isn't spring simply wonderful?

in this season when so much needs to be done,
i've been reflecting
on how to make the non-art work
meaningful, artful, poetic...
how to infuze every living moment
and every bit of work
with joy, creativity, beauty.

"you are worried and upset about many things"
jesus says to martha
"but few things are needed -
and indeed only one.
your sister has chosen
what is better
and it will not be taken away from her."

in reaching for the one thing,
i breathe through my work.
i take out the trash gratefully,
i do the dishes lovingly,
i grocery shop creatively,
i hold on to the joy of the studio
 as i go about the million little errands
that make up life.

back at my workbench,
i let go of what i think should be,
and play with textures,
keeping it light.

here is a glimpse at details
of a new work in progress.







"but listen to me for one moment.
quit being sad.
hear blessings
dropping their blossoms
around you."

-rumi
 


9 comments:

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    1. thank you, leslie! good to be back in the studio and connecting with the community on here!

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  2. aaaah, all that growing and blossoming,
    dear Anca... spoken with light and sound
    you are showing us
    beauty... life... love

    Wonderful.
    Thanks
    xo Ariane.

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  3. Love those enticing glimpses xx

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  4. Hello Anca! Nice to see your lovely work again and to read your words!
    Enjoy the moments of spring and all it has to offer you. xo Carole

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  5. Hmmm. Why do we Struggle to be Mary? Why instead are we Martha's?
    Good challenge and these pieces certainly reflect your moments choice for peace...
    Challenge us

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