Tuesday, April 12, 2011


What I want in my life is to be willing to be dazzled.
To cast aside the weight of the facts,
and even to float a little above this difficult world.
I want to believe that the imperfections are nothing,
that the light is everything.
I want to believe I am looking into the white fire of a great mystery.
And I do.
- Mary Oliver

The pretty blue pot next to my living room window caught my eye the other day. I am smiling as I write this post because so far like clockwork my little fairy friends come and greet me every April with their pretty checked skirts. And I didn't even ask them to to! They remind me that everything is in perfect rhythm. That without being told what to do, they just know when it is time to grow. I've been learning to cultivate this kind of knowing in my own life lately. To relate to my body and own spirit with the same kind of spontaneity and knowing. I am moving deeper into trusting that my mind is here to serve this universal intelligence, not the other way around. I have spent so much of my life moving myself from here to there with my Will. And now I am learning to embrace another way. The more I still myself and drop down into the part of me that just "knows" how to become, the more interesting things get.

As I learn to get out of my own way, I grow deeper in love with being alive, beauty and all the possibilities that this amazing life experience has to offer.

Maybe someday I will get to have a fairy skirt like my checker lilly friends too! J

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Another Art Yarn is Born

I had a play date with my Majacraft Aura yesterday and this is what we came up with.....
I call it Celebration Yarn! Sure felt like a party when I was making it!

What do you think this handspun want to be next?

Monday, February 7, 2011

Puppy Bling and Art Yarn Challenges!

I not a big football fan ~ but I was a very good sport yesterday while my boys watched the game. In the meantime I decided to entertain myself and decorate my puppy with some handspun bling!

Check her out! See how she is smiling ;)

Recently I was requested to create some Art Yarn from a very wonderful etsy customer of mine. The challenge was... "I would like the final product to look kind of like someone reached into a wild garden and picked up a handful of flowers and leaves and dirt and grass and birds and bugs and made a crazy skein of yarn out of it!"
I had so much fun playing with her idea and this is what I came up with...
I call it 700 Flowers!

And since it is Graditude Monday ~ I would like to say, I am so grateful to get to play with the qualities of playfulness and whimsy! To get to flirt with joy and the often unexpected delights that are born out of "just playing" and watching where that brings me.
I bet my puppy could teach me tons about this ;)

Happy Monday!