Blind Bird Watching

How do you watch birds when you have no sight? I had seen a documentary about blind bird watchers:  A group of blind people were guided through woods. They were able to decipher a variety of bird calls and, from the sound of it, sensed they were in the midst of thousands of birds.

The next day, I tried it.  I walked to my favorite wooded path. Looking around me, I saw the flutter of a passing bird every now and then, and heard a tweet or two. Then, I closed my eyes and stood quietly.  That’s when the magic began.

Misty Woods

“Misty Woods” Acrylic on canvas, 4′ x 5′

Blind bird-watching is a wonder. I suggest you try it.

 

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Love

“Love is all you need.” – John Lennon
“Gravitation is not responsible for people falling in love.” ~Albert Einstein
“Who, being loved, is poor?” ~Oscar Wilde
“Love must be as much a light, as it is a flame.” ~Henry David Thoreau
“Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies” – Aristotle
Love one another….

My broken heart

“My Bleeding Heart”
2009, Acrylic on canvas, 24″ x 24″

Motion for Life

Wax and wane, ebb and flow, love and hate, peace and war, destruction and creation; all motion makers. Look everywhere. You will see it. The push and pull of opposites supports life.  When movement ceases, so does life.

This continued motion is what I wish for this new year.   Thanks to all for your inspiring creativity and interesting ideas. It keeps me running!

Splash Portrait Detail

Splash Portrait Detail

Molten Metal

"Metal Ore" detail - full size 24x24 mixed media on canvas

“Molten Metal” detail – full size 24×24 mixed media on canvas

"Molten Metal" 24x24 mixed material on canvas

“Molten Metal” 24×24 mixed material on canvas

"Molten Metal 2", 24x24 mixed material on canvas

“Molten Metal 2”, 24×24 mixed material on canvas

The hardest metal yields to sufficient heat.  Even so must the hardest heart melt before sufficiency of the heat of non-violence. And there is no limit to the capacity of non-violence to generate heat.

– Mohandas Gandhi