Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Happy Solstice!!!!

Dearest Family and Friends........

Today is Winter Solstice,a lunar eclipse and the first day of winter...really could the universe pack anymore in....Today is the day I meditate and reflect on my past year.Today is my day all day to honor myself in meditation. I will meditate in movement (walking) I will meditate in Sitting at my altar ,I will meditate in creativity( I am doing an intuitive painting) Today I will Meditate!!!!
I just got back recently from a trip to Mexico (Puerto Vallarta) it was a good time in so many ways it felt like home....This gift was unexpected from my gal pal Joyce who really wanted me to go to Mexico as it had been two years since I had been back. When I walked off that plane and stepped onto Mexico soil my arms lifted and my mouth opened with the words I'm back! Mexico and I warmly embraced.
It was a whirlwind of delight...the sounds,colors,the people all touched me and I walked on like I never left 2 years back....Joyce and I had never traveled together but let me tell u my friend was a true delight to be with...we laughed daily,we talked and talked deepening our friendship...There were many reunions with old friends in Puerto Vallarta and made new ones also....I would walk into familiar places and would be remembered by name it was as if it was yesterday that I was just there.
There is something about Mexico that touches my soul deeply and I now know that it will a part of my future in some way, as it develops I will let u know. The past year has been an interesting journey. Losses and Gains have been part and parcel.. with death( the passing of Taylor's dad ,my ex husband who I knew for 27 years) there comes life the birth of my little button Olivia. Another creative year of residency awarded to me. The passing of my beloved familiar Shadow(cat) and then the blessing of Kasperian (cat) My first solo art show July 2010. The Sanctuary this past year became a stop for many. My word for 2010 was Create and that I have done in so many diverse ways.
Thank-You for your support,friendship, family ties,love,encouragement,cards,emails,letters,gifts,patience,sharing and caring....Thank You!!!
As the holidays rush upon us,I would like to take this opportunity to wish each and every one of u Happy Solstice and Blessed Holidays!!! From my Sanctuary to yours.....See u in 2011


P:S..I ended up not feeling well the day before i left Mexico and then got slammed big time with a cold when i got home,just getting back on my feet..but taking it easy...


1. Happy Holidays from Olivia

the remaining pics are from Mexico..enjoy

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Art -Full

Hello Dear readers;
Thanx for dropping in to see what adventures I am up to.....I've been back at the Sanctuary now for about two weeks from my trip that welcomed my granddaughter into the world..Olivia is already a month old...how time flies and even more so with this new little life.
I arrived home to plunging temperatures and incoming snow..The creative plate runneth over as I prepare to go forward into 2011. In January I add another delicacy to my plate,this time the commitment of working with a life coach that will assist me in evolving my creative vision,there is already homework to be done before the end of this shrinking year. There are many tasks ahead for me coming up more on that in later posts.
Today as I write this from my toasty workplace at the Ranger Station Gallery,its the first hopefully annual Passport Art Crawl,many people have crossed over the threshold,several first timers into this gallery.There is an air of excitement despite the chilled airs outside.
The Art Crawl here in Harrison Hot Springs Village has bought out a number of locals that normally don't otherwise shop or browse many of the participating crawl locations,with refreshments,door prizes it has enticed participants from outside these areas so all in all day one has been a success. Kasper has even hung out in the gallery to greet the visitors.
I am off on another adventure next week this time its Mexico.Yep after two years I am heading back to where my Mexico Journey began(Pureto Vallarta)........ My gal pal Joyce and I are off for fun,loads of Sun and can we all put our hands together for Margaritas!!!! So I will sign off for now but will be back all tanned,inspired and chilled!!!


1.The Divne Olivia at Thanksgiving(American) On November 30th she turned 1 month old

2.Kasper hanging in the Gallery to greet visitors for the Art Crawl 2010

3.Home Sweet Home now on display at Ranger Station Art Gallery....created from garbage thrown in and about Chilliwack River.... Artist: Andy Tucker

4&5. Harrsion passport for Art Crawl December 4&5 2010

6. Marilyn from Vancouver came to pick up her piece December 4th entitled"Full Moon" created by yours truly.this was a piece she purchased from my show "Divergence" July 2010.

7&8. Repurposed tree ornaments created by ACE students Thursday/Friday December 2&3