Friday, August 31, 2012

Living Jewels

I have taken time to really look at some of the amazing beetles around our home.  Their colors and patterns are stunning and inspiring for any artist.  I chanced across this book by Poul Beckmann called, "Living Jewels" which is full of beautiful photos of beetles.  I didn't know this but beetles have been called 'living jewels' due to their beauty.  Here are some images from Poul Beckmann's book:

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Creating an Atmosphere

"Every person, from morning till evening, is making invisible forms in space by what he says.  He is creating invisible vibrations around him, and so he is creating an atmosphere."
-Hazrat Inayat Khan

Sunday, August 19, 2012

May the colorful beauty of nature fill your heart

I am moved by all the colors around me, sunflowers, hummingbirds, sunrise and sunsets, pine trees, butterflys, honeybees.....the colors in this world are amazing.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

"I thank you God for this most amazing day"

“I thank you God for this most amazing day, for the leaping greenly spirits of trees, and for the blue dream of sky and for everything which is natural, which is infinite, which is yes.”
- ee Cummings

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Take Your Busy Heart to the Forest


Take your busy heart to the art museum and the

chamber of commerce

but take it also to the forest.

The song you heard singing in the leaf when you

were a child

is singing still.


~ Mary Oliver

from Swan