Saturday, December 17, 2016

Peace and Joy

What comes to mind as 2016 wraps up is the wish for the world to be enveloped in PEACE... I have cherished my colorful 'peace' Christmas ornament for many years now -thank you Christopher Radko for designing it. I knew instinctively that it would be up high in the tree to be read when passing by the tinsel branches. And the whimsical parrot also took note.

There is quiet in the air around me these days - I am loving the calm mood in my world. The girls are here; my partner with his gentle soul warms my heart; and my home is the sanctuary of my imagination.

Enjoy the holidays; do wrap them up in Peace as you welcome the New Year.

I have noticed that the winter light in the morning surrounds me in its warm blessings.
Flowers and angels; joy and peace - that is my closing for this year; the new year shall glisten just as much - we owe it to ourselves and to the land and the people beyond.
It is good for the soul.
Enjoy as always,

Friday, July 29, 2016

A Castle In The Air

As I mentioned in my previous post, I have tell you about this sweet treasure up on the California coast. I love it when a place grabs every little bit of my aesthetic sensibilities, as though someone out there knew I would come to them, and they had created this haven purposely for me to cross its path.

This sweet gem is along the Navarro River not too far from the Mendocino coast - a remodeled water tower so cleverly re-purposed for hosting guests. The water is still above, but the interior is now pure white, pure bliss, and pure calm. My partner and I were charmed. I could have stayed in all day. There was a coolness to the air on that late spring weekend. There were delicious cubes of zucchini bread left by our delightful hosts Elsa and Robert. There was a celebratory anniversary bloom. There was angelic music. There was candlelight.  There was a loft for a peaceful night or two. There was such creativity. There was uniqueness. There I was. There we were.

I find myself seeking the unusually serene in the world around me. I notice how I gravitate to quiet clean line spaces. I notice how I love the 'negative' space in a big wide expanse; a term often used back in my days at the San Francisco Art Institute in my various photography classes.

This unique space knocked on the door of my days when I was searching for a tucked away treasure on AirbnbLucky me. That coastline beckons.
I return to the area next week. In this wild world of ours there is no doubt a healing getaway is so good for the soul...

Happy escapades ~ Enjoy as always, Adeline