Sunday, September 30, 2007
Friday, September 28, 2007
Tuesday, September 25, 2007
The bodice is adorned with jewels of peridot and amethyst. As I understand it, these are worn together to signify purity and morality... Peridot is considered a stone of lightness and beauty and a protector against negative emotions. It is also my birthstone. Amethyst is used in healing and to instill a focused sober mind for meditation. It is said to bring calmness and to remove negativity. (Sensing a purpose here?) Amethyst is the birthstone of both my sisters.
The skirt is decorated with peacock feathers. The peacock is associated with many Goddesses - often those of fertility. Appropriate for a harvest ball! Although they are often accused of vanity for their plumage, in reality we know that the male birds are only protecting the nest by drawing attention to themselves and away from those who could be harmed.
I have also added wings - why not fly?
The words present on the page are not my own - but rather a portion of those in a song by my favorite band, Tool, lyrics by Maynard James Kennan. The song is called Reflection and the lyrics in there entirety are below. It is a reminder to be that although we have a light to shine, it isn't only ours - we are a reflection of those who would teach us and those we would share with. The flame burns in all of us that is put there, and everywhere by our Mother.
I have come curiously close to the end, down Beneath my self-indulgent pitiful hole, Defeated, I concede and Move closer I may find comfort here I may find peace within the emptiness How pitiful It's calling me... And in my darkest moment, fetal and weeping The moon tells me a secret - my confidant As full and bright as I am This light is not my own and A million light reflections pass over me Its source is bright and endless She resuscitates the hopeless Without her, we are lifeless satellites drifting And as I pull my head out I am without one doubt Don't wanna be down here feeding my narcissism. I must crucify the ego before it's far too late I pray the light lifts me out Before I pine away. So crucify the ego, before it's far too late To leave behind this place so negative and blind and cynical, And you will come to find that we are all one mind Capable of all that's imagined and all conceivable. Just let the light touch you And let the words spill through And let them pass right through Bringing out our hope and reason ... before we pine away.
Are you still hear?! Get back to the Party!
blue and white paper - this was my first purchase at Hollo's the paper Mecca of North East Ohio; Starry Night - Stamp Camp; Stampin' Up! classic inks for water color; Jewels - Target and JoAnn Dollar spots; peacock feathers - never got to meet him, thanks and rest in peace.
Sunday, September 23, 2007
Tuesday, September 18, 2007
Friday, September 14, 2007
Wednesday, September 12, 2007
Tuesday, September 11, 2007
June, 2ooo view from the World Trade Center Plaza New York, New York: the little church in the shadow of the towers.
Now most importantly, go show someone you love them.
Patriot Day 2007
Monday, September 10, 2007
Paper is by Basic Grey - Phoebe LineThe A to Z of Me... (as listed inside the flap...) Adult Swim, South Park & Bump In The Night Books Are Awesome! Cheerleader in a Previous Millennium Devil’s Advocate in Any Discussion Energy Provided By Caffeine Full of Fascinating Info and Trivia Good Fast Food: Chipotle, Panera, Quizno’s, Roly Poly Hot Wheels Redlines! Ian is my Son - CCAD Student John is my Husband - March 16, 2002 Karma Baby - Everyone & Everything Is Connected Let’s Go Fishing! M&Ms, MalloCups & Snickers NPR Listener & Member Optimistic Puzzles, Brain Teasers, & Word Games Quality Assurance Chemist for Nestlé Rock and Roll, Baby! Bang Your Head! Stamping & Scrapbooking Traveling the World Is On My To Do List University of Toledo Graduate Violin and Piano Wild Child – Cocktails Anyone? X Ω Women’s Fraternity Youngest of Three Girls Zoom! Me and my Car Love to GO! Planet Earth is blue and there's something you can do... Hope your spaceship knows which way to go until next time! (...with sincere apologies to Mr. Bowie)