21 July 2018 Mary and the Witch’s Flower (animated film), chalk drawings, lovely before dark and painting progress

Hello to you in your where, when, here and now as you stop by.  How are you?  I hope you are well in mind, body and spirit and if your not that you are on your way to attaining healing and peace in whatever areas ail you.  I’ve been kind of grumpy lately about things that I have little to no control over.  I’m working on it.  Got a sweet letter from my Mom yesterday and that helps turn a frown upside down!  She mentioned having read some of my blogs and that meant a lot to me.  She is always so busy with living and loving life – activities that usually involve helping others and aren’t on the computer.  For her to take the time for me like that is a pretty big deal to me!

So Kyle and I did that thing we do a lot living so closely connected to each other.  I had gone out and did a drawing with what I perceived as a powerful flower as the focus.  Later in the evening Kyle chose, at random, a delightful animated film called Mary and the Witch’s Flower.  It had a very Harry Potter theme.  One of the voices in the version we watched was actually from the Harry Potter verse!  The voice of Dr. Dee was Jim Broadbent (Horace Slughorn from Harry Potter.)  One of my favorite aspects of the film was how beautifully rendered the nature aspects were done.  In a few frames it was hard to tell if I was looking at an actual scene from nature or a painting.   We like animated films a lot.  The one we are anticipating is the sequel to Castlevania in October!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mary_and_the_Witch%27s_Flower – for plot etc. if your curious

Mary and the Witch’s Flower – Official Trailer –

Will close – sending positive vibes through the wires to you.

https://www.worldprayers.org/prayerwheel/index.html – spin of the World Prayer Wheel today

Do everything with a mind that lets go.
Do not expect any praise or reward.
If you let go a little, you will have a little peace.
If you let go a lot, you will have a lot of peace.
If you let go completely, you will know complete peace and freedom.
Your struggles with the world
will have come to an end.

insight meditation – achaan chah
19 11 25
S K Y = 55/10/1
13 15 15 14
M O O N = 57/12/3 cycle
19 21 14
S U N = 54/9 cycle
6 12 15 23 5 18
F L O W E R = 79/16/7 divided by 2 = 3.5 = 8/4/2/1
23 9 20 3 8
W I T C H = 63/9 cycle
19 16 5 12 12
S P E L L = 64/10/1
16 18 1 25 5 18
P R A Y E R = 83/11/2/1

20 July 2018 – Found, drawings, they opened the box and a hungry star caught pigging out on a planet

Hello to you.  How are you?  I’m doing pretty well.  Still waking up.  Some very interesting non-political headlines this morning for me – sharing them with you.  We’ve been asked to conserve energy today between 2 and 6 pm by our electric company.  I think it’s to try an avert a brown-out or more long-term outages.  Heat waves like this take a heavy toll on these companies and the grid.  We are going to put off the laundry doing until next week….twist my arm right?!  As long as we’ve got undies and socks – good to go lol!

Yesterday afternoon I found another discovery I wasn’t too happy about with regards to what’s going on with our house and the powder/clay called soil supporting it.  There was a huge gap right next the house.  So I took drastic measures and empty all the pots we had available with soil in them to try and get some dirt into the gaping hole.  When I picked up one of the pots I found a surprise.  It was a silver heart pendant that had belonged to my mom Jeanne!  I guess during my last episode it got placed there.  I don’t know how else to explain how it got there.  I was very moved to find it.  It felt like a comforting visit from her somehow:

I’ve been getting some time to draw.  Some spiritual and kind of fun results from yesterday:

A couple interesting articles in the news today.

WHAT WAS IN THE BOX??!!!  A goopy, stinky mess of bones!  We were hoping for scrolls or something but I guess human remains like this are a sort of book or scroll to read.  My guess is that this very old organic material can be tested and “read” for some interesting details about who the bones belong to and their story.


Mystery black sarcophagus opened in Egypt

© Reuters The huge sarcophagus is the largest of its kind ever found intact – see article for pictures

Two weeks ago, archaeologists in Egypt found a massive black granite sarcophagus in Alexandria, untouched for 2,000 years – and fleet-footed rumour quickly got to work.

Could it contain the remains of ancient Greek leader Alexander the Great, or (less appealingly) a deadly curse?

According to experts who have now unsealed it, it’s a no to both.

Instead, it revealed three skeletons and red-brown sewage water, which gave off an unbearable stench.

Egypt’s Ministry of Antiquities had appointed a committee of archaeologists to open the relic, which was unearthed at a construction site.

According to Egyptian news outlet El-Watan, they initially lifted the lid of the tomb by just 5cm (2 inches) before the pungent odour forced them from the inspection scene entirely. They later prised it open with help from Egyptian military engineers.

“We found the bones of three people, in what looks like a family burial… Unfortunately the mummies inside were not in the best condition and only the bones remain,” said Mostafa Waziri, secretary-general of the Supreme Council of Antiquities.

© AFP/Getty Images The tomb was found to contain three skeletons, believed to be those of ancient Egyptian army officers – see article for pictures

Addressing media fears that disturbing the tomb could trigger an implacable Pharaoh’s curse, Mr Waziri declared: “We’ve opened it and, thank God, the world has not fallen into darkness.

“I was the first to put my whole head inside the sarcophagus… and here I stand before you … I am fine.”

Despite that, the site has now been cleared of people amid fears the sarcophagus could release lethal toxic fumes, Egypt’s state-owned newspaper Al-Ahram says.

Experts have said the three individuals in the tomb may have been soldiers in the time of the Pharaohs.

The skull of one is said to show cracks which point to an arrow injury.

© EPA Experts wore face masks to open the sarcophagus, which released a terrible smell – see article for pictures

An alabaster bust, its features weathered beyond recognition, was also found with the sarcophagus.

The structure is almost two metres (6.5ft) high and three metres long, and is the largest of its kind ever found intact.

It weighs in at 27 tonnes (59,500lb), and is believed to date from the early Ptolemaic period, which began in 323 BC after the death of Alexander the Great.

Archaeologists will now study the tomb in depth to pinpoint when its occupants lived, and how they died.


Young Star May Be Devouring a Planet

By Chelsea Gohd, Space.com Staff Writer | July 19, 2018 05:25pm ET

For decades, scientists have observed irregular dimming of RW Aur A, a young star in the Taurus-Auriga constellation. Questions about this star grew as it began to dim more frequently and for longer periods of time, according to Hans Moritz Guenther, a research scientist in MIT’s Kavli Institute for Astrophysics and Space Research and lead author on the study. Physicists looking into the phenomenon have observed RW Aur A using NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory, and the researchers believe that they may have found the reason for this dimming: This young star is “eating” a planet, Guenther told Space.com.

18 July 2018 – The second. (My drawing 18 July 2018 – Looking at this now it looks like a variation of what they were describing with the star RW Aur A eating a planet. The blue circles going around are like the plumes of iron powder the star was eating!)


Hugs and positive vibes from me to you today!

18 July 2018 The spider, the fly and chalk drawings

Hello to you.  I wasn’t sure if I was going to post today.  With this heat my motivation to do anything has been next to zero!  A trip to the grocery store and I got my hair returned to dark brown to match what is growing out so I don’t look like I’m wearing a lion’s mane anymore.  I’m almost finished reading Smoke by Dan Vyleta which has been interesting.  There is an interesting premise to sin actually leaving a smoke trail.  That’s all I’ll say in case you are curious to read the book.  Kyle’s mom passed it on to us the last time we visited: (https://smile.amazon.com/Smoke-Novel-Dan-Vyleta-ebook/dp/B015VAA7JW/ref=sr_1_5?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1531956138&sr=1-5&keywords=Smoke).  I will be looking forward to a visit to Half Price Books for something new to read when we go get Kyle’s glasses in a few days.

I did get out and do some chalk drawings today; it was very sweaty business!  The spider and the fly part is because this morning we found a large black spider with orange coloring on it’s back running around in the living room.  We try not to kill insects that get trapped in the house.  Well I grabbed the pink transport plastic cup we have for such situations.  The spider gave me a good run but ended up stalling in front of the window where there was a fly perched.  Everything stopped for just a moment lol.  Moments like that are interesting to me.  Kind of like those videos of animals you would least expect cuddling or playing together.

I hope this finds you doing well in your where and when as you stop by.  I really appreciate the visit and hope when you come to my page here that you find something that resonates with you and your heart.

I wanted to say something about President Trump’s visit with Putin and all the mostly justifiable crap he got for it.   It was this statement he made that made me think a little differently about things: (https://www.rt.com/news/432848-trump-putin-friend-meeting/) – Trump calls Putin ‘competitor,’ says he might become friend ‘some day’.  When I heard this I felt almost sorry for him.  It was almost like what a small child might say about a hero or someone they look up to that may let their admiration go unrequited.   Peace in this world has to start somewhere.  I like seeing the leaders of this world at least attempting to work out their differences through diplomacy and non-combatant methods.

There is no force in the world better able to alter anything from its course than love.
Father Greg Boyle


I’m not sure how I feel about this story.  It’s a beautiful statue.   I have a Mary statue in my own home.  When I see things like this I sincerely hope it’s not a trick on someone’s part to make fools of people and the innocence of their beliefs.   When such things end up being a charade, that is betrayal.

People want miracles, want signs, want some tangible evidence of God’s presence in this world.  The Virgin Mary, a Mother figure, provides a very healing and loving presence.  She is a perfect ambassador of the divine to this world. There is hope in such displays and so many are seeking hope now.  Reading about it inspired me and my drawing today.   I will rest in the love of that and leave the church to it’s due diligence of fact checking miracles.

Nicole Darrah By | Fox News

A sculpture of the Virgin Mary that appeared to be crying at a church in New Mexico is being investigated after it was determined her tears were olive oil.

The statue, which is located at the Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Hobbs, underwent a chemical analysis that was determined to be “a scented olive oil.”

“Some of the witnesses claimed it smelled of roses,” Bishop Oscar Cantu, of the diocese, told the Las Cruces Sun News. “So something similar to the oil I bless and consecrate each year that we use for baptism, for confirmations and for ordination of the priests.”

Weeping Virgin Mary statue

“Some of the witnesses claimed it smelled of roses,” Bishop Oscar Cantu, of the diocese, said of the oil.  (Facebook/Luisa Payne)

An investigation is underway to figure out whether there was a natural cause behind the liquid found on the hollow bronze sculpture, Cantu said.

The diocese also examined the interior of the statue and determined nothing there was irregular.

“There’s nothing on the interior that’s not supposed to be there, except for cobwebs,” he told the news outlet. “So we took pictures; we examined it.”


Cantu said he has to look into whether the tears were a hoax, but, he said, “even if it were (a hoax), we are not sure how it would be done, physically. Because it is hardened bronze. We’ve examined the interior, and there’s nothing on the interior.”

If the church does conclude the tears are supernatural, Cantu said it will have to decide if they’re from God or an evil spirit. The diocese said some people who have engaged with the sculpture have reported “beautiful, positive fruits” since their encounter.

Weeping Virgin Mary statue

An investigation is underway to figure out whether there was a natural cause behind the liquid found on the hollow bronze sculpture, the diocese said.  (Facebook/Luisa Payne)

“I’ve read most of those written testimonies, and they are stories of tremendous faith, people who have been dealing with terrible suffering in their lives and have felt a tremendous spiritual consolation that Mary walks with us in our tears,” Cantu told the Sun News. “I can’t help but think of my own shedding of tears for the poor people who come to our border, fleeing life-threatening situations. The tears of those children who are separated from their parents. There are many reasons we would shed tears, and God stands with us in those moments.”

Cantu was reassigned last week to a diocese in California. His last day in the southern New Mexico diocese is Sept. 28. But he said one of the final items on his to-do list before he leaves is to take a trip to Hobbs to see the sculpture himself.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.



17 July 2018 Rescuing or Enabling?

Hi there – how are you?  I hope if you in an area like I live where it’s been extremely hot that you have access to everything you need and are staying cool and hydrated.  Kyle and I were talking today that it’s ironic that it’s probably our trying to stay cool using electricity that is partially contributing to it getting hotter on this planet.  It gets really hot so we need it cooler and use more energy which makes it hotter and so on and so on lol.  Sigh.   We are flesh and bone paradoxes with legs at time aren’t we?!

For example!

Today Kyle and I went to his eye appointment and did our shopping after to maximize our trip out of the house.  One of our new favorite places is Home Goods in Burleson – darn interior design shows!   Anyhew I found what I didn’t expect to find in there, crystals!  Well one “spoke” to me and I couldn’t even put them down after they were in my hand:

17 July 2018 Amethyst geode portion we rescued from Home Goods Burleson TX. My birthstone.

Did I “rescue” this crystal cluster or did I enable an industry to continue harvesting these instead of leaving them in the ground?  I’ve come to believe after spending time with many different crystals over the years, they are not just rocks but part of the memory of the Earth.  Each harvested fragment is part of the planets collective memory.

So did I rescue or enable?  I’m going with rescue at this point but it does feel like a “loop” we as a material world are stuck in.  Unless every single person on earth, at the same time, was to completely boycott buying or doing certain things, there is still profit if even just one person caves in.  I’ve said this about oil, gas and many other things we all use that are damaging the environment.

The other reason this question arises is because of a video Kyle and I saw yesterday about the practice of putting small sea creatures and lizards inside of plastic keychains and selling them in China.  They said that people will buy them either because they have no empathy for animals and just want a trinket or the other reason was to set the creatures inside the keychains free.


Live Animals Sold as keychains in China

Live Animal Keychain in China(ANIMAL CRUELTY)

The rescuing and enabling can apply to people too.  At what point are we no longer helping someone get their life back together and just enabling them to stay the same?  I’ve had to have people use tough love with me more than once in my life.  There comes a point when apologies and excuses are like a looping recording and no longer have any meaning.  There comes a time for action on the parts of all those connected to such things.  A phrase I’ve used a lot about letting go of toxic people in my life after I realized trying to help them was at my own peril – letting them go with love.  Depending on the situation, that’s easier said than done.

I had a neighbor friend I had to do this with.  I tried for a very long time to be her friend, to listen to her pain and troubles, even try to calm her down when she called my house screaming having an anxiety attack.  There came a point we had to ask her to stay away from me because my own mental health was at risk being around her.  She tragically died not long after I had to push her away.  For a time I had regrets but came to understand that I did what I needed to do to help her get free.   I never stopped loving her and we had time together before she died.  I was able to help her using Quantum Touch.  I sat by her side when she was in hospice and sang to her.  We got to look each other in the eye and tell each other we loved each other before her eyes could no longer see and her systems started shutting down.

Letting go with love doesn’t mean stopping your love for someone.  It’s realizing that you must love yourself first if you are going to survive this life.  It’s realizing that you can’t do for someone else what only they and the God of their understanding can do.

http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/msn/genetically-modified-babies-given-go-ahead-by-uk-ethics-body/ar-AAAbmOk – excerpt

Genetically modified babies given go ahead by UK ethics body

“The creation of babies whose DNA has been altered to give them what parents perceive to be the best chances in life has received a cautious green light in a landmark report from a leading UK ethics body.

The Nuffield Council on Bioethics said that changing the DNA of a human embryo could be “morally permissible” if it was in the future child’s interests and did not add to the kinds of inequalities that already divide society.

The report does not call for a change in UK law to permit genetically altered babies, but instead urges research into the safety and effectiveness of the approach, its societal impact, and a widespread debate of its implications.”


https://ipscell.com/2015/11/haunting-doudna-nightmare-about-hitler-wanting-crispr/ – excerpt – this dream was a warning I think

Haunting Doudna nightmare about Hitler wanting CRISPR

Here is the recollection of the Dr. Doudna’s dream:

“I had a dream recently, and in my dream”—she mentioned the name of a leading scientific researcher—“had come to see me and said, ‘I have somebody very powerful with me who I want you to meet, and I want you to explain to him how this technology functions.’ So I said, Sure, who is it? It was Adolf Hitler. I was really horrified, but I went into a room and there was Hitler. He had a pig face and I could only see him from behind and he was taking notes and he said, ‘I want to understand the uses and implications of this amazing technology.’ I woke up in a cold sweat. And that dream has haunted me from that day. Because suppose somebody like Hitler had access to this—we can only imagine the kind of horrible uses he could put it to.”



16 July 2018 1968, Musical Time Machine, Progress (painting) and Dust from Africa

Hi there – hope this finds you well in your here and now as you visit.  How are you?  I’m doing pretty good.  Got some Guardians of the Galaxy soundtrack music playing as I write.  I’ve been traveling aboard the musical time machine the past couple of days – going back beyond the 80’s to some highlights in music for me in the 1970’s.   This version of me got here in 1968.  A year some serious shit hit the proverbial fan!


1968 in the United States

1968 in the United States was marked by several major historical events. It is often considered to be one of the most turbulent years of the 20th century.[1]

The year began with the Tet Offensive in the midst of the Vietnam War, which reached its climax after President Lyndon B. Johnson signed legislation allowing for an increased maximum number of troops on the ground at one time (549,500). Likewise, it was the most expensive year of the war, costing $77.4 billion. Antiwar sentiment continued to grow after the occurrence of the My Lai Massacre (though the public did not learn of this until the following year) and an increasing number of Americans considered intervention in Vietnam to be a mistake. Nonetheless, the war persisted.

Following the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. on April 4, the country erupted in violent riots, the most severe of which occurred in Washington, D.C., Chicago, and Baltimore. More than 40 people were killed during the month of protest, which led to greater racial tensions between white and black Americans. Despite this, a landmark piece of legislation, the Civil Rights Act of 1968, was passed in April, effectively prohibiting housing discrimination based on race.

The assassination of Robert F. Kennedy in June led to uncertainty in the race for the Democratic nomination for the presidency. After Hubert Humphrey was declared the nominee at the 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago, another wave of violent protests emerged, this time between antiwar demonstrators and police. The tumult within the Democratic Party helped launch Richard Nixon, a Republican and former vice president, to the presidency in November. A particularly strong showing by segregationist George Wallace of the American Independent Party in 1968’s presidential election highlighted the strong element of racism that continued to persist across the country, particularly in the South.

In culture, 2001: A Space Odyssey was the most profitable film of the year, earning $56.7 million, while Oliver! won the Academy Award for Best Picture. “Hey Jude” by the Beatles was the hottest single of 1968 in the U.S. according to Billboard, demonstrating the continued popularity of bands associated with the British Invasion that began in 1964.

Climb aboard the musical time machine!

Number One Songs of 1968 – Billboard Hot 100

Atlanta Rhythm Section – So Into You (original) – (Another one for my jump rope microphone lol!  This time back in Tea SD, first house my parents lived in after they got married)

Published on Nov 13, 2013

This was the first major hit from the Atlanta Rhythm Section. The group, which is considered one of the pioneers of Southern Rock, was formed in 1970 consisting mainly of former members of Classics IV and The Candymen. This song first appeared on their 1976 album, “A Rock and Roll Alternative”.

Gary Wright – Love Is Alive

Published on Jun 21, 2011

Opening track from Gary Wright’s “Dream Weaver” album. Released: 1975 Warner Bros. Records

Gary Wright – DreamWeaver Official Video (One of my favorites I have on my Ipod shuffle – sing along with it almost every day lol)

AND we’re back!  Where did you go when you heard these songs?

I made more progress on my painting yesterday than Kyle did but that’s ok!  I had an idea spark this morning from one of my favorite shirt paintings so I’m going to add that today.

The air quality this morning on the walk was horrible.  The air was brown and I could almost chew it so it’s probably best to stay in some today.  They say the sand from dust storms in Africa’s deserts have arrived here in Texas:


Second helping of African dust on its way to Texas

The cross-global dust delivery lands on our doorstep periodically, especially in the summer — and according to The Weather Channel, could have the added benefit of preventing tropical storms and hurricanes from developing.

The Saharan dust will blow in Friday and linger across much of the state, according to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality. The thickest concentrations will hover over South, Central and southeast Texas before accumulating and moving inland over the following days.
By early next week, the dust will affect air quality in Dallas-Fort Worth, as well as in Austin, Laredo, San Antonio and Tyler-Longview. Effects will be muted in areas experiencing scattered showers.

Either way, the dust isn’t much cause for concern, though it could be annoying for those with allergies.

It could also bring hazy skies and lift the Air Quality Index into the “moderate” range, meaning people with respiratory or cardiovascular issues might want to reduce or reschedule strenuous outdoor activities.

But chances are, you’ll want to avoid being outdoors anyway with temperatures expected to climb back into triple-digit range.

The weekend will bring plenty of sunshine and highs close to 100, says Rick Mitchell, meteorologist for KXAS-TV (NBC5). And a streak of triple-digit heat is expected for much of next week.


15 July 2018 Getting Started (Painting)

Hello to you.  It’s Sunday morning and looks and feels like it’s going to be another scorcher for us.  Last night I put some water on the yard and you can hardly notice.  Aw well.  I know we aren’t alone with this hot summer.

Lots of weird dreams last night and the feeling I get quite often that someone besides the dogs, Kyle and I are in our room.  It was really strong last night.  My heart kind of startled after the lights were out and it sounded like someone walking in front of our floor fan.  There was also the non-tinnitis high pitch noise too I hear sometimes.  It sounds like someone screaming at a pitch too high for human ears.  You know the high pitched noise your t.v. makes sometimes or the sound of a light bulb warming up?  That sound.  It could just be the electronics but I don’t hear it all the time so not sure.  Neither of us slept very well last night.

On a silly note, I woke up in the middle of the night thinking of a song by Exile.  I used to sing to the neighbor girls using a jump rope as a microphone:

Exile – Kiss You All Over (original 1978)

Talk about a walk down memory lane!

This morning Kyle and I got started on our paintings together!  Just the first coats of Naples Yellow for him and Grape Taffy Purple for me.  He seems to have more of an idea of what he’s going to do next than I do lol.  Part of me wants to go primal and just put colored palm prints all over mine!  Honestly,  I’m thinking about doing the woman in the octagon.  It is such an intimidating thing this painting and canvas bit!  It’s so different than just sketching on a notepad or scratch piece of paper.  I am just excited we are finally doing something like this together – going to stay in that part of it and not worry about the rest!

Time to head out and get some chalk time in before it’s too hot.  Lots of love and hugs to you today!  Try something new that brings you joy today!

16 1 9 14 20 9 14 7

P A I N T I N G = 90/9 divided by 2 = 4.5 = 9 cycle

25 5 12 12 15 23

Y E L L O W = 92/11/2/1

(the song Yellow by Cold Play came on while we were doing our paintings LOL! Kyle was like “Really?!”)

16 21 18 16 12 5

P U R P L E = 88/16/7 divided by 2 = 3.5 = 8/4/2/1

14 July 2018 Seeing Without Eyes

Hello there.  How are you doing?  It’s Saturday night and now that the sun is dimming, it’s finally cooler.  It was a scorcher again today!  I slept a lot today to try and shake this fatigue I’ve been feeling.

A message came to me as I was trying to drift off, “You don’t have to have eyes to see.  There is vision in feeling…the clouds use the winds to see as well as feel.”   Those who have lost their vision can be physically blind or spiritually bankrupt.  It’s so easy in this world to be tempted to give our souls away to people, places and things that don’t deserve them!

Something I’ve had to learn and relearn over and overdon’t give your personal power away! 

What came to mind with this message about vision is what often happens when I go outside with my head phones on, close my eyes and move my hands through the air around me.  Sometimes I will go out and it’s completely still, no air moving at all.  Then I’ll do that simple ritual I do and a breeze will start to flow through the trees and around me.  It feels like nature responding to my touch almost!  It’s a beautiful experience!  I often imagine I’m flying when this happens.  I’ll open my eyes and look up in the sky and all sorts of birdies will be soaring around above me.

In all honesty, I’m thinking they are enjoying a nice meal I’ve stirred up for them with my moving around!  It’s magical to watch anyway!

22 9 19 9 15 14

V I S I O N = 88/16/7 divided by 2 = 3.5 = 8/4/2/1

19 9 7 8 20

S I G H T = 63/9 cycle

2 12 9 14 4

B L I N D = 41/5 divided by 2 = 2.5 = 7 divided by 2 = 3.5 = 8/4/2/1

19 5 14 19 5 19

S E N S E S = 81/9 cycle

6 5 5 12 9 14 7

F E E L I N G = 58/13/4/2/1

5 13 15 20 9 15 14 19

E M O T I O N S = 110/2/1

19 25 13 2 15 12

S Y M B O L = 86/14/5 divided by 2 = 2.5 – 7 divided by 2 = 3.5 = 8/4/2/1

23 15 18 4

W O R D = 60/6/3 cycle

I’ve shared this here before, I just love this scene, I love this movie.  This scene shows what it’s like for me sometimes when I’m outside, there is music in the winds.  When we just allow ourselves to connect with the child within the world becomes a place where anything is possible:

August Rush Opening

14 July 2018 Inception

Hello to you.  Just a quick note before I get breakfast started.  Not sure the painting on canvas is going to happen today.  We have lots of chores to do today and my butt is dragging a bit.  May be tomorrow?!  Part of the reason I’m so tired is just before falling asleep last night there was a loud explosion like someone set off a firework right in the middle of the street.  I was so pissed!  Not good to try to go to sleep mad.  It was hard to go back to sleep after that.  We found out this morning the sound we heard was someone hitting our neighbors truck!  UGH!

Then there were all the dreams I had that made me think of the movie Inception – dreams within dreams.  I’m with the Kyle I know but I’m like a person within a person as I lay next to him.  Then there is a man with dark hair and dark eyes telling me, “I have work to do.” Then all the sudden I’m in something like a fight scene in a movie on a train with stuff flying everywhere.  Another was of going to a beach that was all vibrant with a lot of teal green going on.  There were seals and I could see a life guard.  Then that same scene was devoid of color, of seals and the life guard – it was all washed out, cloudy and drab.   When my brain is running like that, I don’t wake up feeling very rested.   I guess my dreams are a reflection of the influx of random stuff I’ve been putting in my head via television, movies and internet.

  1. in·cep·tion = 105/6/3 cycle

    inceptions (plural noun)
    1. the establishment or starting point of an institution or activity.
      “she has been on the board since its inception two years ago”
      synonyms: establishment · institution · foundation · founding · formation · initiation · setting up · origination · constitution · inauguration · opening · beginning · start · starting point · outset ·


Sending you hugs, love, prayers and positive vibes through the wires today!

Be kind,
for everyone
you meet
is carrying
a great

ian maclaren – circa 1898

Adapted from original version: “Be pitiful, for every man is fighting a hard battle.” Ian MacLaren was the pen name of Reverend John Watson.

13 July 2018 My Present (birthday), chalk drawings and Once Upon a Star (poem)

Hello there!  Hope you are doing well today.  Today is my husband’s 34th birthday and he said this morning, “It seems like your more excited for my birthday than I am!”  I replied, “I am!  Today is the day my present got here!”  Long before I met Kyle I can remember standing under a starry sky and asking, “Where are you?!”  Little did I know such a person was on their way to my heart and to my life.  Having a husband like Kyle is proof I must have done at least one good thing so far in this life!

I have been sharing a lot of pictures lately knowing I’m probably going to run out of room lool.  It’s worth the trouble.

Once Upon a Star – (Blog poem I wrote 3 May 2006)

Weary eyes and weary soul my light embers dim

I look into the heavens for Pleiades and sing a faraway song

A forgotten hymn

The sisters dance forever make haste to Venus

A veil of silk and dreamwork

Cast a spell between us

Sitting in my plane of invisible air I fly

Through space and time

To your gleaming spires my voice will cry

Once upon a star

Neither light nor shadow

The distance far


12 July 2018 Double Rainbow on the Morning Walk

Hello!  We are just back from a walk with Link and Spot and were treated to a rare sight, a double rainbow!  One was bright and the other harder to see but it was there.  I was so excited I even stopped a neighbor as he drove by to ask if he saw the rainbow lol.  He smiled and said, “Yes I did!” I wasn’t sure we’d make it home in time to get a picture of them:

When your me and something like this happens where you’ve been drawing and or thinking about something and then a double rainbow appears, it feels like a conversation has occurred with God as I understand them.  They are saying with a colorful band in the sky “I am here.  I hear you.  I see you.  I will not only give you one rainbow but I will give you two!”  A reminder to slow down, let it go, look up and see the beauty of God in all creation! 

The three drawings here are me trying to work through finding out there was a reason I had a particular actor and his family on my mind these past couple of days.  I hadn’t checked on him in awhile to see what projects he was working on.  Well yesterday I decided to and found out there was another negative incident.  My prayers and positive intentions go out to him and his family.  What he is going through with anger resonates with me on so many levels and what his wife is having to go through resonates with my husband who is often my caretaker when I go off the rails.   I care more about this man as a person than I do as an actor and hope he can get what it is he needs in this life besides anger.

He and I need to sit on my back patio with all my chalks and draw together.  Chalk therapy with Jackie.

Egyptian archeologists found this massive black sarcophagus — and no one knows what’s inside

This was exciting to see – Kyle and I are hoping it’s some scrolls that avoided being burned in the main library of Alexandria or something!  WHAT’S IN THE BOX!!! 

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