Friday, January 7, 2011

Have I told you about my son?

Get ready. Shameless bragging about my son, Cameron. Mothers know the brilliant talent before anyone else sees it. Cam was making special contraptions, tinkering with gizmos, designing special draw bridges and ramps and boardwalks for his lizards, rabbits and cats before ten. Precisely drafting what he was going to make, the map to make it, then every tool needed for the plan. Somewhere around eleven or twelve Cam overtook me. Knew where design pitfalls were and what materials wouldn't work when it came to planning and building a "thing". Completely autodidactic, he's really shy and handsome, but humble, and loves to make crazy christmas toys for his cats. Hey, I said shameless. His new website created by his little sis and her Alex.

Monday, January 3, 2011

Poem for Monday

This weekend I officially set up my new painting studio. First time I've had a space dedicated to just painting. It measures 18' x 32' and makes me giggle and become terrified almost at the same time. Alone can be a biggy for me. It can take me for ever to get there but once I do... well you know the magic. Robert Bly often speaks of conversations with the soul. I'm looking forward to a lot of chats with mine in my new space.

Conversation With The Soul
-Robert Bly

The soul said, "Give me something to look at."
So I gave her a farm. She said,
"It's too large." So I gave her a field.
The two of us sat down.

Sometimes I would fall in love with a lake
Or a pinecone. But I liked her
Most. She knew it.
"Keep writing," she said.

So I did. Each time the new snow fell,
We would be married again.
The holy dead sat down by our bed.
This went on for years.

"This field is getting too small," she said.
"Don't you know anyone else
To fall in love with?"
What would you have said to Her?

Images by Eric Fischer via his flickr account. 
These images he creates mapping geo tagged photos from around the world.