Live, Love, Celebrate . . .Spring!

livelovecelebrateacrylic, Masa paper, acrylic faux encaustic, collage on w/c paper

live love celebrate the moment of emergence
the trumpet of vine
twining of stalks
popping of pods
fluttering of seeds
dandelion acrobats of springtime

i wonder how they know the moment
do the stars telegraph signals
on your mark, get set, go?

or do they tug on us all the time
til our resolve to stay boxed up finally weakens
and we begin to live and love
to celebrate emergence once again

A rainy equinox day for which we are grateful, we the people and the plants and animals.  Grateful for Spring’s official beginning, though we’ve had an abundance of Spring days lately here in northern California.  The first blossom on my studio’s apple tree just “popped” and the grape vines are budding out. A Pipevine Swallowtail butterfly was spotted fluttering up in the pipevines where soon the gaudy caterpillars will be eating their fill.

Also blooming is the lovely little weeping cherry tree we will plant in our garden this Saturday along with my mother’s ashes for a memorial celebration of her life.  She passed peacefully in December at the age of 93.  Her 94th birthday would have been March 31, Easter this year, a fact which adds even more magic to this powerful time of transition and resurrection. We will also celebrate her pride in her Scottish Irish heritage by having a bagpiper join us for the occasion.

Wishing all of you a joyful emergence of love and life this Spring!

8 Responses to “Live, Love, Celebrate . . .Spring!”

  1. 1 Patricia
    March 19, 2013 at 7:44 pm

    Today is my birthday. What a special email to receive.


  2. March 20, 2013 at 12:16 pm

    This is such a lovely omen for the first day of spring. I just visited my mother. The days are precious, but this post reminds us of the perennial rebirth of the natural world.


  3. 3 Aida Bahrawy
    March 24, 2013 at 12:49 pm

    Yes! Most beautiful season of renewl!


  4. 4 Bettina
    March 26, 2013 at 6:35 pm

    I will be thinking of your family on Easter when you celebrate your mother’s life. My best to you and your family.


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In conversations with the Muse I mix paint with vision, collage with story, word with meditation and prayer. And out of the mixture comes a release of energy and healing and a lightening of the load of everyday living. You'll find most of it here, where I've been showing up for the past few years, along with collectible paintings, travel sketchbooks, figure studies and an invitation to join me in art play and discovery!

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