Category Archives: My creations

Herky’s View finished

I put the finishing touches on the image this morning and framed and hung it. This is progression; start to finish of the project. It took about 3 months working an hour or two at a time. I think twice I had more than 2 hours to invest at once.

You might have noticed a couple of the later stages had plastic over part of the image. I use plain plastic cling-wrap as a protective barrier to prevent smudging my previous work. It works well because the plastic wrap doesn’t pick-up any of the charcoal, so even if it shifts around, my work is still protected.

Final image framed:

“Herky’s View”; charcoal, graphite, and white pencil on handmade cotton-linter paper.

And I hung it on a space of empty clinic wall for now. The recipient is welcome to move it wherever she wants.

May you have good creative moments. May you enjoy your work mostly and find great pleasure in gifting your gifts. May you see your talents as useful and appreciated. May you know you have done a job-well-done. May you see your projects come to wonderful fruition. May you know that the divine loves and supports you in all that you do.

Om Shanti

Reprieve

This will be short because I have to be up an hour early in the morning.

I spent all day today repotting plants to put in the house over winter. A $20 plant stand from Amazon, and a $12 plant stand from home Depot, with a bit of furniture rearranging was all I needed. See pictures for results.

Also, Herky the dog drawing is nearly complete so I’m not going to post an update on it, I’ll post everything when it is complete.

I did however do a much smaller graphite drawing of a horse head for a client. She gave me a sizeable check partly out of kindness, but also because she wants me to draw a horse she fell in love with. The check was far too large for just one image like the Herky drawing, so I did a small horse head as an initial thank you. I’m supplying the drawing from yesterday and today with a thank you card explaining instructions on how to get the source image to me for the actual desired image.

So plants and furniture shifts first, then the drawing progression with image including source reference.

Both activities were much needed reprieve for my mind and they let me let go for a while.

May you have soothing moments and needed reprieve everytime life calls for it. May you find your inner voice and know your are supported. May you see your abilities as useful and wonderful and well received. Above all may you know the divine loves and supports you in all that you do.

Om Shanti

Ask ME; what?

What Does ME need?
Nothing
For once I'm certain
There's the usual replenishment
But nothing significant
It's relief
Stirring great gratitude

What does ME want?
Some things
People
Those few I care about,
I want them all.
In different ways,
And for different reasons.

She has a kind husband
Great kids
Wonderful home
She is supportive
Talented and amazing
In her own right
Approaching retirement
She has time freedom I envy
She feels like family already

She has a beautiful wife
Beautiful home
Sweet pets
She never did want kids with 2 legs
4 legged ones filled the role
She is supportive
Talented and amazing
In her own right
Loving and independent
She has flexibility in life I desire
She feels like family already

He has a girlfriend
A huge circle of friends
He has a cool collection
He has freedom and fun to spare
He's independent and jet setting
Talented and amazing
In his own right
He is successful and financially independent
He has all the freedoms to stir jealousy
He feels like family already

They already feel like family
I know I can screw it up
I already did with my biological family
I cherish them because they are them
If I leave everything just as it is
I can just be me
Having the family I dreamt of for decades
I hope they all know I love them
I hope they all know I'm just scared
Of doing something wrong
Of messing up or failing again

It's easier to just BE in each moment
Be me
Hear my inner ME
Respond to each moment as it comes
Play Switzerland with my Self
Cherish each moment
Honor each person as best as I'm able
Do my best to keep up
With life as it comes at me
Some days are easier than others
I respect myself
Even and especially with my limitations
I do my best
Each moment
Each day
One foot in front of the other
One moment followed by another
My path is now
And I love them
All

~ Treasa Cailleach