Friday, May 30, 2014

Good Luck Charms

This weeks prompt for Bella's 
52 Photos Project is { good luck charms }

 Florida gifts from the Sea

 Heart Rocks

 Salt Lamps and Crystals

 My personal "Travel Altar"

handmade heart ring

 hand woven necklace of hemp, amythest and citrine 

Secret Messages

I have so many collections of totems all around my home, adornments for my body and even in my car. Of course when I find a feather, I believe it truly is a secret message for me at that very moment, so I take it home, place it inside the jar among  the other hundreds I have collected. Same thing with seashells...millions gather in and outside my home ! 

What are your lucky talismans, tokens and collections? Tell me...

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Truth or Dare: Have an affair with yourself

I dare you... HAVE AN AFFAIR...

With you
Only you
Beautiful you
Pour the wine
Light the candles
Soak in bubbles
For you
Only you
Sleep late
Cuss like a sailor
Cry like a baby
Moan like a lover
Sing out loud
Dance naked
Be proud
Of you
With you
Only you
Beautiful you

…the truth is
We blog about it
We talk about it
We hear about it
We all want it….
But are we doing it?

Honor your body
Romance your own heart
Flirt with yourself
Own self-worth

Did you breathe deeply, slowly, mindful this morning?
Or was that last week in Yoga session?
Did you nurture your body with a healthy breakfast?
Or eat in the car on way to work?
Did you buy those flowers for yourself you admired while standing in line at the grocery store? 

Or are you waiting for someone else to bring them home?
Did you buy your girlfriend that Spa package for her birthday, only wishing it could be YOUR day?

Buy it
Do it
You are the only one who knows what you need,
what you want...
and how long you want it for!
Come on…seduce your self

Have an affair.
You deserve yourself!

Friday, May 23, 2014

the power of light, Haiku my Heart

the power of light
holding it for those in need
sending healing light

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Friday, May 16, 2014


some days are like this
pieces of me are broken
yet I still show up

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Monday, May 5, 2014

Why do I blog?

And what have I been up to? Just exactly what is Deb doing these days?

I was invited by Suzanne to a blog tour and questionaire to be answered below. But first let me share with you why I still show up here to share my stories and photos. It really is for me. It has become my virtual diary-art journal-book to document my life. It's a good life. A wild ride. A hard fall. And sometimes when one of you reads my story, witnesses my truth or simply admires my photo of the day, well then that is a bonus !! Because I have an impulse to share. The written word from my heart. A special moment captured in a photograph. Or maybe just a simple haiku. No matter what, I thank you for showing up to be a part of my story.

So Deb......

1. What are you currently working on?
My passion for sewing and needlework is to blame for creating an online Stitch & Swap group for women who share the same desire to slowly pass a needle and thread thru some interesting fabrics. We in turn swap with each other and now own a tiny piece of art from new friends we meet online. Our community is growing, as we support and share beyond the needle and thread. We communicate about our daily struggles with health and family matters, what size needle to use and of course what is the theme of the next swap !!! The amazing process of beginning a lifelong friendship begins with an online presence...which is why is still blog.

2. How does your work differ from others of its genre? 
I am random. I am Mish Mash. I prefer raw edges, messy colors with wild abandon. If you like what I am doing, you better take it in, because when the wind changes, so do I. This is why I still blog. 
3. Why do you write/create what you do?
I write without thinking too much. It is my way of vomiting out what needs to let go. I create what my gut tells me...not what I think the public needs to buy or approve of. I create stuff that makes me happy. That is why I still blog.
4. How does your writing/creating process work?
My online presence may seem like I sit on this red yoga ball all day long at the computer. Not true. I am designing my next art doll while I brush my teeth. I am dictating my next blogpost at 3 am when the Full Moon awakens me. I impulsively stop by the side of the road on the way to buy groceries to shoot a very important selfie, for She is Three, deadline in two hours !!! That's how I roll. And that's why I blog. 

Gotta get it down. Gotta write, shoot, make, create. 
Sharing is caring.

Whew...enough about me....

I want to introduce you to three of my favorite Bloggy Friends who will join the Blog Tour next Monday. I hope you will stop by their bloggy spot and see what they are up to !

Robin of One Still Frame captured my heart several years ago with her ability to sincerely document one of my mantras in life Be. Here. Now. Her photography really does cause me to pause. " I strive for simple in my blog. I believe in finding the ordinary with my lens eye...making it extraordinary. I spend time on my belly waiting for a dandelion wisp to break free and take flight...and I spend way too much time on my porch, in my rocker, just “BE”ing. "
One Still Frame

Kelli May-krenz  captured my heart one weekend as we shared table space at an art retreat. Her sense of humor got me thru some difficult artistic challenges and her amazing talent on the canvas sent me to the Moon and back ! This is the kind of words Kelli shares day to day " Lots of paints, inks, layers of life pouring into a little art."
this hangs in my home, by Kelli

Jodi aka Whispered Truths aka loudnonsense is a friend I met on Instagram.  Let's just say this about that....her self portrait pulled me deeply into her. "i spend my days hammering out life, giving words of self love and boldness. i have a deep tenderness for all living souls and hope to encourage to live out loud every bit of the self to call the troubles mere poetic wanderings."
oh those lips, "Free Your Mind" by Jodi