Simple Gifts

Welcome to the art/life trail. I thought we’d open this week with a salute to Kindness Week. Even though the week is now behind us it’s worth carrying random acts of kindness forward as the trail stretches out ahead. February brings us the Renewal Moon cycle. How powerful and focused it is to consider those parts […]

Travel Deep

Welcome to the art/life trail. How grand and adventurous to be traveling deep inward during this quieting half of the year. I know. I know. The surface of the water is stirred up into a maelstrom.   mael·strom ˈmālˌsträm,ˈmālˌstrəm/ noun a powerful whirlpool in the sea or a river. synonyms: whirlpool, vortex, eddy, swirl; literaryCharybdis […]

A Different Set of Options

Welcome to the art/life trail.   Throughout fall and winter we explore the Underworld of the Divine Feminine, the instinctive, intuitive, nurturing and nourishing Good Mother within. She is endowed with the ability to infuse each of us with a connection to roots and to treasures residing deep and wide. This feminine aspect is waiting. She […]

Choice is Now

Welcome to the art/life trail…and the Full Clearing Moon! I’m so appreciative of our being on the trail together. We are now deep within the Underworld of the Dark Feminine. Follow your breath inward and drop into your womb cave, your belly, your Orenda, where regeneration and recreation are naturally taking place. It’s the quieting time […]

Moving into the Mystery

Happy New ‘Cleansing’ Moon! Welcome to many new readers joining us on the slow-flow art/life trail. Temple Door, Drozda, Acrylic/panel, 24 x 18″, Private collection It’s good to travel together going deep into the gold mine. During the six moon/months between fall and spring equinox our journey takes us in and down. We visualize a gold […]

The North Gate

Welcome to Solstice Week on the Art/Life Trail! The North Gate to the 12 weeks of Mystery opens.   “To open a door in one’s mind, whether in writing, in prayer, or in writing-as-prayer, is to invite an experience of “the deep.” It is rather like standing on the edge of a cliff overlooking the ocean […]


Welcome to the trail! Thank you for being here and for your willingness to follow the path of your art/life as it lines up with the monthly focus points on the Natural Calendar…ever an interesting ride! We have moved through the first two moon/months, Experience and Introspection, of the fall quarter. I hope that you […]

Static on the Line

Welcome to the art/life trail! We are traveling inward and continuing the six month process of sinking deep. The first 90 days (stretching from fall equinox to winter solstice) can be used for mind training. In as little as fifteen quiet minutes a day it becomes possible to connect with intuitive guidance. This type of mind […]

The Pervading Influence

Welcome to the art/life trail. For the past three weeks we’ve been contemplating Being horse, opening space to be connected to our personal horsepower. Personal horsepower is the natural ability to be instinctive and free. If we observe horse in the wild she will stand long and long gazing and grazing. She may lie down […]