I have had to adjourn my Icefield posts due to a technical problem I have regarding my images from the trip: no images, no posts for the moment. In the meantime here is a poem... Reflection is about going deep inside yourself, turning what you have "seen", over and over in your mind, like a … Continue reading Polishing Reflections
Most of us value our lives right down to the last breath we take, and my mother was young at heart so it was not too surprising when she retorted, “I am not old! I am not a geriatric!” at 80 years old when I suggested we make an appointment for her to see a … Continue reading Life is Sacred
Bee on onion flower, M Noffke. I am taking the opportunity on World Bee Day to share personally about bees. I have a special fondness for bees as they were a part of my life growing up. My parents owned enough land to raise chickens and bees. It was a carefree wild existence for a … Continue reading World Bee Day
Life Springs forth in one’s youth and Summer nurtures its productivity I can still remember the excitement of turning 6 years old. It meant that I would be going to school to learn to read and write. I didn’t care much for being 13 though, because I felt awkward and out of my depth but … Continue reading My Aging Autumn Years
While we were visiting Vancouver Island we took an hour walk around Thetis lake which is made up of two fresh water lakes joined by a narrow piece of land in between and it is located in the Thetis Lake Regional Park on Vancouver Island. Needless to say, with the forest surrounding the lake, this … Continue reading Thetis Lake
In my opinion... Far more important than it's appearance is the scent of the rose; compared to it's colour or shape scent invites me in. It's scent makes all the difference: so too the scent of a friendship or romance, it's essence is more alluring and captivating than mere actions and appearances. Love, trust, patience … Continue reading Love’s bloom
Farm life. Have you experienced farm life? You can pick up some interesting stories. I grew up in a close rural community where there were both farmers and fishermen. We had a smallholding and, apart from having vegetables and fruit trees, we also had chickens and bees. So naturally I am more of an outdoors-nature-lover … Continue reading The cockerel and ground zero.
Different ways of making marks by the same person. Different types of making marks can be achieved by using different types of art materials. In the first collection we see rubbings made by using leaves and bark that have given the patterns by rubbing wax crayon or pencil over the objects. This is typically an … Continue reading Artist’s Journey: different ways of making marks.
What is in making marks ? (sketching, drawing, painting and writing) Making marks is a collection of marks that we make making up an image or symbols in writing; it is the human way of recording thought, ideas and images. More personally it is how each individual writer or artist shows up on their page … Continue reading The Artist’s Journey: Our unique marks – mark making.
…little servings of thoughts coming to you… Dear friend, Figure means “Number,” like "what do you weigh?" Figure can mean "what shape is your body or figure?" And thirdly, figure can also mean “what do you figure it to mean?” In other words: analyzing and working it out in your head. There's figures and then … Continue reading Weight matters: what’s your figure like?