btfHome fire burning, By Morag Noffke.Photo by Ivan Bertolazzi on Pexels.com Some of you may have noticed that I haven’t posted anything in a couple of weeks. It seems like the usual thing is to apologize about but I don’t see anything wrong with taking a break if you need one. I guess if I … Continue reading Taking time for yourself.
Daisy, 2015 pencil crayon by Morag Noffke I came into the world alone I stand firm Independent and strong Making my own choices They are my power I have roots That ground me And leaves That energize and restore me I hold my head of petals up To the Light I receive Its rays And … Continue reading Independent and Strong.
First image I created this mixed media image in 1981 (oil pastel, charcoal and conte’, and acrylics). I was unmarried at the time and was Morag Armstrong. The guide lines were to show the light and shadows on white objects and one dark object. The still life was set out: two white shells, one white … Continue reading We have the choice.
Photo by Ivan Bertolazzi on Pexels.comPhoto by cottonbro on Pexels.comPhoto by Kaboompics .com on Pexels.com BlessingMay we learn to think outside the box and trust that there is an abundance of ideas, possibilities and opportunities. I wrote this poem when I was 17 and although it is about my growth at that time I believe … Continue reading Stepping out the Box
Care of inanimate and professions When it comes to computers and technology We pursue advancement, Looking for improvements, upgrades and development. For the furtherance of our success We work diligently through ups and downs And seek help to facilitate our promotion. Photo by Gustavo Fring on Pexels.com What about when it comes to ourselves? Do … Continue reading Consideration and care.
'We hurt, we heal, we are changed forever' - MFNoffke People want to know: What did you gain through the experience with cancer? Facing a terminal disease like cancer is challenging and humbling; my life fell into perspective for me. I began to appreciate my life: what I had done and who I was. … Continue reading Life after Cancer.
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Let go of restrictions of boundaries that crush and curtail Squeezing expectations smaller the reduction of your Actions And beliefs Let go of restriction Of fear and small mindedness Saying ‘I can’t’ and ‘I won’t’ Making you shrink back Into your shell. Let go of restriction Of legalistic piety and adherence That … Continue reading Restrictions of the mind.
In January, 2013 Derek said: ‘Let’s go on an American road trip this year.’ He was hungry for new experiences in the moment since my brush with cancer. The cogs in my brain whizzed, remembering a recent story of a friend who had been ‘dragged’ through Mozambique and Zimbabwe by her husband who had been … Continue reading An African adventure began to stir in our hearts.