Now that I close one chapter (living in South Africa) and open the next (living in Scotland) I decided to update my About Page to being a bit more personal and up to date with who I am. I will also be taking some older posts down as they are part of unfinished series that no longer reflects who I am...
Saying good bye.
The time came, last night, to say good bye to Derek. I was also supposed to leave (with him) but then I had my unexpected ankle surgery. Now four weeks, after the surgery, with two tendon repairs and a pulley system built up (a plate screwed into my ankle bone) and still not weight bearing … Continue reading Saying good bye.
Reflection on Past, Present and Future.
As a river we flow from the Source to the End reflecting the terrain we are embedded in. We experience "the before", live in "the now" and ponder on "the after" or more commonly known as the past, present and future... Flowing ever forward We move from old routines to new practices: The Now is … Continue reading Reflection on Past, Present and Future.
Coping in hard times
Coping in hard times and finding a meaningful life through hope and joy. The joy of living, Lake Malawi, 2013, M NoffkeA spider spins her web in the hope of catching her prey, 2014, M Noffke.In Africa: curios - plastic chicken and wire bicycle, 2003 Making meaning through art. Our present world The world is … Continue reading Coping in hard times
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
In my studio with my two Mewses. My happy place, playing with colour and line. Nasturtiums, water colour sketch of the day, M Noffke. Journal entry:Life is like a plant with a tangle of stems, all good, even although they are going all over the show - because life is messy like that; but it … Continue reading Art Studio
Be bold and courageous.
May we be bold and courageous in the face of change; Taking discerning, determined steps Even when malaise would rather take over. When we were little children growing up we faced changed all the time; that is the way of growing towards maturity. We took on the challenge of new everyday actions, like sitting or … Continue reading Be bold and courageous.
Photo by Cindy Gustafson on Pexels.comPhoto by Luke Morgan on Pexels.comPhoto by Brad Wilkins on Pexels.com Enough! I’m free Of all this worldly clutter Clinging and dragging and frowning, Of social messages making requirements To be the same or different To be better, to improve All the clanging and banging and drowning My voice out; … Continue reading Enough freedom
Freedom to choose and wisdom to know…
Photo by Negative Space on Pexels.com May we have the freedom to choose, and the wisdom to know when to do what is required of us, or when to exert our freedom for then we are truly free from manipulation and immaturity. We are only free to choose when we can look at things from … Continue reading Freedom to choose and wisdom to know…
Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com Metamorphosis demands I grow It feels like velcro clinging to my old ways inside and out complexity, so much going on so much hanging-on mind-sets ingrained want to let go not easy though they seem to be holding me like velcro pulling, prising, plucking, tugging, twisting, ripping, peeling, tweezing , … Continue reading Metamorphosis demands…