Recent interview on my Art Show currently showing until March 31st in Colfax, Wa. at The Center, located next to Whitman County Library on Main St.
i have been attempting to create a bowl from
the paper i created from rinds this past summer
was so much easier!!!...
so this morning as i was mentally processing
this whole attempt thing, my thoughts took me to
some interesting places ( i shared some of it below here)
i have come to the conclusion this bowl has a mind of it's
own... these rinds wish to be more...& are challenging me to see
how far i can take this artistic creating
so in creating this rind bowl there will be some additions
& some adornments... & we will see where else these
rinds wish to go!!!!
people or nature
must be only one way
is so unhealthy.
& falls so far from how it is.
to attempt to contain people & nature
with certain perimeters,
to place them in a mental category box OR bowl as it were
is so limiting.
to think it is only people who have souls & spirits
is so restrictive to natures beingness & essence!!
when one behaves in this manner,
when one believes in this manner
one misses out on so much of the world.
just sharing my process:::>
& so it is!
On January 20th i hosted a reception for my 1st ever SOLO Art Show!l
Pretty exciting for me! i live in a small rural community that has an
amazing Gallery space connected to the local Library! It is a beautiful space.
i spent several days hanging my creative work; My Art, pen & inks as well as paintings & assemblage art, photography, &
my handcrafted papers made from plant materials,
most of which i gathered while on my hikes on the property.
I was overwhelmed with joy & gratitude at the turnout, which was over 200 folks, several who traveled from towns in the surrounding area.
i must say it was an amazing feeling, hearing the comments & compliments on my work! & to top it off i sold 6 pieces that night!!
My show runs till March 31st.
#artistiam !!! Art has always been the voice of my heart & soul!!
Being creative nurtures me, & i am so gratifull to be doing what i love!!
i enjoyed doing the landscape, & i love my trees & nature, however i am needing to do my art, & so i am, & i am thankful for such a smooth flow & transition!!
i just delivered Portal Painting #5 to a show in a near by town. the theme of the show is "the museum of missing" & so this particular Portal is known as the Portal of Missing Pieces. It looks like a fun show!
looks like the month of April i will have my work displayed in 2 different locations, which i am very excited about!!
So many ideas & inspirations i have to create into art pieces!!
I have always felt/believed when we follow our heart, when we do what we
truly love, the Universe & Creator Source will open doors & blessings will pour in!!
I am seeing & experiencing this in my life!!
it's all such Goodness!!!
wish everyone could visit my show!!
In my 60+ odd years of waking up each day, my best & favorite are early morning, often while still dark, love to watch the dark & light trade places. Love the stillness, I much prefer taking my time, I had my share of too rushed, hurryup,gotta gotta go mornings, I enjoy taking my time easing into the day, like the light does, Eases into the dark, finding the right pace, finding my place, finding the flow of energy that suits me myself & I. I find my whole day goes smoother when I follow this natural rhythm.
I Love this time I take, blessing the birth of the day, it has become such a gift!
Grateful for my life & so many many blessings!
To the west there is a line between pink & a violet blue in the sky settled in the midst of some rolling Palouse hills that made my heart smile when I saw it.
Today I start hanging my art show.
Lots of thoughts mostly excited ones.
Enjoy your day!!!
Hugs & blessings, earthdeva/molly
a dear elderly friend crossed over this morning a 3;30
crossed peacefully in his sleep
he lived a good & long life!!!
i went to see him Thursday, when i came in his room
i knew he would be leaving soon.
knew he was in transition, i sat down beside his bed & my tears started flowing, i held his hand * he placed my hand upon his heart, and place his over mine! Love him so much, & as beautiful as he was it was a challenge, i knew i would most likely not be holding his hand again. he let me give him some water with a little sponge, most of it dribbled out of the side of his mouth, i wiped it up & he winked at me like he always did,
& then gave me a thumbs up!
I felt so honored & humbled as well in that moment.
we were going back to see him this morning, that was the plan.
he was ready to leave, ready to be with his beloved.
and so he did.
i met him when i moved to this little town in '84
he was ALWAYS good to me!
always encouraged me.
always complemented me on my "great outfits"
loved it when i wore a hat.
he was a great supporter of this community.
i am beyond gratefull for his friendship & love
i am thankful for his advice & for knowing him!
fly free my friend!
Footnotes on the path of life….
2017 is nearing completion…
so early this morning i took the opportunity to 'review' my experiences from this time frame… & in the midst of doing this flashed back even further back to the 90's when I began using the computer, my son Lucas showed me how. It was; how to "work it" all new & exciting & a bit overwhelming…
& such an adventure! I knew it was a tool to answer questions & I had so many! I discovered a few spiritual sites, one in particular, it allowed an individual to share their story, I thought I was doing it anonymously… sending my words out to cyberspace, kinda like a prayer, between me & Creator Source
... I laugh now, realizing what one puts on the internet is always there, visible for ANY one to read or see…. I remember being so open in my sharing, allowing myself to be vulnerable… i was shocked when someone “commented” on my writing… I automatically shut down for a while ,it honestly frightened me! … course I opened again, made some VERY dear friends along the way; many who, altho we have never met in the flesh,it matters not; for the experience of our sharing so openly back & forth created a bond between us that we share to this day!
There was a time I journaled daily to rid myself of the monsters in my head… interestingly since joining social media, & sharing my stories, art, photos on~line… the monsters rarely bother me, & I find I journal in a different way these days.
I realize we each use social media in our own ways, for our own reasons, personally I realized/decided it was a wonderful opportunity to share & hold a space of love & joy, peace & harmony, a beautifull way to send healing to wherever, to whomever may require or except it!!!
And a way to To share my creativity….& so that is what I do!!!
this morning I pause, so many of my fb land friends & family have crossed over, I will miss their presence, & yet the connection is still there. Life is interesting for sure! So much change!! I know this past year of 2017 I have taken the opportunity to follow more fully my creativity, the voice of my heart & soul is ART, my path has taken me many different places, no regrets as the experiences have been healing & interesting & mostly rewarding in the sense they have made me more of myself!!!
This morning I took some time to re~visit many of the photos I shared during 2017 on my fb page
It was interesting to see all the photos I had shared, mostly my art, & nature photos.
Technology is pretty amazing for sure… a way to catalog our lives, to review at a later date...my website & blogs keep track of it all as well (although I noted I did not share there as much as in the past, something to ponder for sure!)…
these days I rarely care who sees what… I am who I am!
No hiding, not from myself, not from anyone! Symbolically, of course the years are just a way our society marks the passing of time, the flows & rhythms, the seasons, the cycles, the wheel spins ever on!!
So blessings to 2017
thank you for being present everyday! thank you for all the opportunities you offered..… thank you for the gifts & blessings you brought in, thank you for some really amazing memories.... thank you for the lessons of growth & healing as well.…i am grateful for your companionship~ there were some heavy things that took place, most importantly the dark places were lit up with light, much exposed! No more hiding!!!
i look forward to your replacement; 2018, with a sense of wonder & excitement~~ blessings to 2017 as it winds down & prepares to leave~~
warmest hugs of love, joy & goodness~
the past 2 nights i have had some dreams where i am assisting & communicating with animals, altho i feel it is more them
bringing/offering me messages/wisdom. dreams were very lucid!!!
the Turtle was alone in one of my garden beds, i picked her up & held her while she shared a story with me.
the Bear was playing with dozens of Porcupines, in my backyard,
they were all tumbling about together,very playfull & loving as i observed.
Turtle/Tortoise's Wisdom Includes:
Symbol of the earth
Connection with the center
Associated with the feminine
Power to heal female diseases
Respecting the boundaries of others
Developing new ideas
Psychically protecting oneself
Bear's Wisdom Includes:
Communication with Spirit
Death and rebirth
Creature of dreams, shamans and mystics
Defense and revenge
Porcupine's Wisdom Includes:
Trust in Spirit
Renewed sense of wonder
Creating your own path
Protection of boundaries
Defense when threatened
Allowing others their path
& the wheel shifts & turns once again…...
the equinox energies are incoming &this year will arrive fully on September 21/22, 2017
Although the equinox happens at the same moment worldwide, the energies offer different shifts depending which side of the equator you reside….
In the Northern Hemisphere, the sun is rising later now, & the nightfall is coming earlier…..
in the north parts this is autumn equinox, when the days are getting shorter, & gratefully cooler as well. autumn.... my favorite season!!!!
At this equinox, day & night are pretty close to equal in length.
For us in the Northern Hemisphere & folks here in the PNW ( & me especially) are enjoying these cooler days of autumn even with the realization winter is also on the way.
On the South side of the equator, spring is beginning.
brightest blessings & loving hugs for you as the equinox flows in...earthdeva/molly
herbal footnotes from earthdeva/molly;
i love wildcrafting/gathering my wild medicinals...
most morning as of late has me out gathering
dandelion blossoms from my own earthspace.
In the past i have gathered at
specific times for specific reasons...
spring/fall for roots, to dry for later use,
to create tonics, bitters, tinctures & teas.
last spring & this i gathered gallons of the lovely yellow blossoms
& brewed dandelion blossom wine!! ( yummy)
last year i also started adding blossoms regularly to my scrambled eggs in the morning , which actually is quite tasty, as well as added nutritional value!!
altho i have dried blossoms in the past, it is an "ify" process to say the least, often resulting in lots of dandelion fluff!!
this year i have been sealing the blossoms & freezing them to store for use during the cold months.
i also recently infused some avocado oil with the blossoms, in my herbal infuser (Mighty Fast) thinking i would utilize it for salves etc. however i have discovered how wonderfull it tastes & have been using it in cooking. i have also used the blossoms in baking; cornbread, muffins, "brownies" personally i love the added flavor & texture they add to the baked goods.
when my kids were little, i had them gather the blossoms & made dandelion fritters as a treat, that i remembered from my childhood.
as a former landscaper, the industries opinion of dandelions in general is a sad one, with my herbalist background i was often scoffed at for my interest & high regard of the dandelion.
i choose to look at & appreciate a plants nutritional/medicinal qualities!!
i have several herbal books i refer to often,
listed here are just a few of the nutritional & medicinal benefits
from this beautifull plant:::>
1. Source of antioxidants.
2. Relieve pain from headaches, backaches, & menstrual cramps
3. Relieve stomach cramps.
4. Relieves depression.
5. A chemical compound known as helenin may be the cure for those with a problem of reduced vision in the dark.
6. Flowers also contain Vitamin A & Vitamin B12 which are also good the eyes.
7. In 1956, Chauvin demonstrated the antibacterial effects of dandelion pollen, which may validate the centuries old use of dandelion flowers in Korean folk medicine to prevent boils, skin infections, tuberculosis, & edema and promote blood circulation.
Certain chemical compounds in fresh dandelion greens, flower tops, and roots are known to have antioxidant, disease preventing, as well as health promoting properties.
Besides, its latex is an excellent laxative. These active principles in the herb can help reduce weight & control cholesterol levels in the blood.
Dandelion root, as well as other plant parts, contains Taraxacin, a bitter crystalline principle, & Taraxacerin, an acrid resin. Further, the root also contains inulin (not insulin) & levulin. Together, these compounds are responsible for various therapeutic properties of the herb.
Fresh dandelion leaves carry 10,161 IU of vitamin-A per 100 g (about 338% of daily recommended intake), one of the highest source of vitamin-A among culinary herbs. Vitamin-A is an essential fat-soluble vitamin & antioxidant, required for maintaining healthy mucosa skin.
Its leaves packed with numerous health benefiting flavonoids such as carotene-ß, carotene-α, lutein, cryptoxanthin, & zeaxanthin. Consumption of natural foods rich in vitamin-A & flavonoids (carotenes) help the human body protect from lung & oral cavity cancers. Zeaxanthin supposed to possess photo-filtering functions & therefore, may help protect the retina from harmful UV rays!
The lovely herb is an ideal source of minerals like potassium, calcium, manganese, iron, &&& magnesium. Potassium is an important component of cell & body fluids which helps regulate heart rate & blood pressure. Iron is essential for red blood cell production.The human body uses manganese as a co-factor for the antioxidant enzyme, superoxide dismutase.
It is also rich in many vital vitamins including folic acid, riboflavin, pyridoxine, niacin, vitamin-E and vitamin-C that are essential for optimum health. Vitamin-C is a powerful natural antioxidant. dandelion greens provide 58% of daily recommended levels of vitamin-C.
dandelion is probably the richest herbal sources of vitamin-K; provides about 650% of DRI. Vitamin-K has a potential role in bone strengthening by promoting osteoblastic activity in the bones. it also has established role in the treatment of Alzheimer's disease patients by limiting neuronal damage in the brain.
dandelion herb contains notable nutrients and is a great source of nutrition during winter
this humble backyard herb provides
9% of dietary fiber,
19% of vitamin B-6 (pyridoxine),
20% of Riboflavin,
58% of vitamin C,
338% of vitamin A,
649% of vitamin K,
39% of iron and
19% of calcium.
love this little sunshine blossom!!
herbal hugs, earthdeva/molly
i am following my hearts lead on this:
i am NO racist, i am not a hater.... i choose love,
it is a conscious choice....
big step is choosing to stop seeing,feeling,thinking,acting humanity as separated by color/nationality...
that is the first divide to shift & change
we are human. we are earthlings, start there! change how we see, how we speak, how we think.
i've done alot shadow work, yes alot is required to bring healing to humanity!!!
this energy of this current situation in Charlottesville VA. has been buried,hidden in the dark ugly recesses, it's always been here, just more light shinning on it to expose it, to heal it! --it's everyone's responsibility to put an end to hate & the divide!!!
healing starts with self; self acceptance, self love, self forgiveness! choosing to see from a different perspective. seeing with eyes of love, loving gentle reminder, what we focus on sends energy to it & feeds it. lets never feed hate, lets also not feed the divide!!
i encourage each to surround all situations & individuals with love. in your healing work, i encourage clearing/healing patterns & programs, generational & social systems, structures,concepts & beliefs...
in order to heal & create new, this is required!!
i am being nudged big time to share what i have to share with you.
claiming our own divine sovereignty, seeing all as one, no divides, lets start there!
blessings of love to each of you in your own work & service.
so this is my voice, this is my truth. this is my experience.
I choose to love
I choose no hate.
i am no racist.
i am no bigot!
I am an empath, healer,way shower, gate keeper, portal opener.
I am not a person of color.
i am a human
i am an earthling.
I am not a religious zealot, nor do I claim a religion.
I am spiritual, I am on a conscious spiritual path.
I choose to observe without judgment.
I have experienced others judgmental recriminations.
It is not my nature to be hateful, I prefer expressing & experiencing feelings of love.
I have personally experienced another’s hate towards me.
Hate is ugly beyond ugly, & harmful beyond anything.
Am I a privileged white person?
That is an opinion I never held. Although others may have held it about me.
I do know what it feels like to go with out, due to low income.
I have no idea what it feels to be a person of color.or another nationality...
& fully realize no one knows what it feels like to be me.
I do know what it feels like to live with anothers expectations of who I should be.
Altho I am currently a citizen of America, I have lived in foreign countries, & have experienced prejudice.
I do know what it feels like to be a minority, (a woman working in a male dominated industry.)
I understand discrimination.
I do know what abuse feels like;
I have personally experienced mental, emotional, physical & sexual abuse.
I chose to move beyond victim, survivor status, I chose to thrive!!
I have also experienced being bullied, shunned, & others attempting to shame me, most of my childhood. It took me years to overcome the feelings of not being good enough.
I was brought up to be quiet & polite, to take my turn, to share sure those are mostly good things,(it was kinda pounded in to me!) however it often put me in a challenging position when I got older, & I had to relearn which battles to take head on. & that i was worthy & good enough, & that my voice mattered!!
I have experienced a threat on my life. It was frightening & confusing.
I do not like to be controlled by anyone!
I will not control another.
I honor all life.
I am & have been an activist for good much of my life.
Hate anger control and aggression are harmful to all beings, including those who hate.
I am of the opinion politics government church attempt to much control on our natural freedoms.
I am a free spirit, I claim my divine sovereignty.
I am of the strong opinion others are entitled to their own, as long as ALL are safe,free, & loved.
it is a fact We are each unique individuals… with unique paths & purposes.
does this make me naive, & unaware, no, It simply makes me who I am.
do I unknowingly contribute to the current issues between individuals who act out in ugly manner against others?
we each make our own choices in our actions & re-actions.
Do I unknowingly contribute to the ongoing ugliness that has been part of our world for centuries? I sincerely pray I do NOT do this.
However, This I am sure of;>>
What I put out does have a loving healing effect!
I choose to daily send/radiate/anchor love, I choose to daily hold a space of loving healing wholeness for ALL!
I am not always able to march, or demonstrate.
However I hold space of love. & i will share my truth!
It is a constant loving dedicated devotion, and action.
I choose to heal others by healing myself.
with love & respect for all of you & your work & service,
blessings of love, earthdeva/molly
on the path of life, take time, make time to smile,
a joyfull friendly heartfelt smile~
when we smile at another,
when we smile at a stranger
when we smile at a friend,
there are no walls~
there is a path the leads to & touches the heart...
smiles connect our hearts to a love that
goes beyond any limitations~
we have often become so disconnected from our
brother/sister of humanity.....
smiles reconnect.... smiles open the door
to a loving understanding & acceptance
of all that we each are.....smiles are a simple key,
to open hearted love.....
suppose the whole world smiled a heartfelt
suppose the whole world opened their heart...
suppose the whole world was in a space of unconditional love...
pretty powerful healing potentials....
awesome to ponder, awesome to focus on,
awesome to create~~
warmest loving smiles & hugs, earthdeva.molly
foot notes>>>>> can you be~
footnotes on the path of life>>>
as you journey forward ask yourself,
c an you be with harmony
can you be with peace
can you be with joy
can you be with LOVE
mine..... or your own.
can you dance & sing ever free.... with purity & wildness
can you let the bliss flow out your fingers..
toes...eyes...heart ~~~ & soul
can you let your spirit connect with you fully
with out fear,without limits
or conditions or
but mostly without fear...
can you totally trust only love is real &
that is the ultimate truth of which we seek
can you realize it is with-in
can you realize you already are....
can you realize only love is real
can you be your "realself"
can you be only love~~~~ of course you can....you already are
embrace your self in love...
breath it in deep....
allow yourself to be love....
only love is real~~~
hugs of love, earthdeva/molly