Author Archives: Stacy

May Post 1 – Dreams filled with water lilies

Water lilies have roots firmly entrenched in the muck and mud, but their beautiful, immaculate blossoms float on the water above. They are the nymphs of the pond, known for their loveliness and grace. As the light of day fades, … Continue reading

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April Post 3 – after you learn to draw a circle and a straight line

I have only taken one drawing/painting class. That was when I was at Central Park Junior High School in Schenectady, New York. I was in the eighth grade, and I must confess I do not remember much of the class, … Continue reading

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April post 2 – Blooming the orange-gold smiles

Beautiful is the red crimson columbine like a fire cracker ablaze in the forest Dancing to a mellow tempest Blooming the orange-gold smiles of the unfolding spring Edging the roadside of wonder and bringing joy to the soul of earth … Continue reading

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April Post 1 – Calla Lily of our Soul – Julian of Norwich

One of my favorite mystics is Julian of Norwich (England) who lived from 1343 to 1416. Although voluntarily confined to a small, cell-like room called an “anchorage” in the courtyard of the church from which she took her name, she … Continue reading

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Abstract images in weathered paint remind me of Diebenkorn!

Many diverse images caught my eye and imagination this past week. Some were found in the details of boat bottoms in the commercial and sport fishing fleet docked in Princeton Harbor.  The stories contained in the peeling paint and rusting … Continue reading

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March – Every spring is a miracle around and within us!

While growing up in Schenectady, New York, I experienced dramatic changes as the seasons moved from winter to spring. Winter was a time when the landscape was blanketed in white frigid snow leaving dormant almost everything underneath. Every year the … Continue reading

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March week 1 – migrations of all types are being thwarted.

“Migration” is a concept that has been popping up in my thoughts, dreams and camera lenses this past week.  For the many species of birds that use the Pacific Flyby, it is reported that the routes north are beginning to … Continue reading

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February week 3 – explosive new shapes and possibilities.

In 1958, just a few years after graduating from Princeton, Frank Stella began his groundbreaking “black paintings.” These austere works were composed of parallel stripes determined by the proportions of the canvas and the width of the paintbrush. They had … Continue reading

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Touching the soul of the earth with Hildegard von Bingen

These days we need to strengthen our spirituality so we can be the “change-makers” necessary for the well-being of this world and its people.  For me, spirituality is a life-path filled with practices that build up, enhance and release our … Continue reading

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February week 1 – mid-tone chants and high pitched yipping

Low guttural sounds, mid-tone chants and high pitched yipping greeted my ears, and there were roaring sounds in the background.  No, I was not at the Super Bowl.  Nor was I re-living my experience at the Women’s March in SF … Continue reading

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