How Does Your Brilliance Grow?

Welcome to the art/life trail and summer solstice 2017! Today, June 21, we experience the longest light of the Natural Year…Summer Solstice/Litha marks the South Gate’s opening on the Natural Calendar Wheel. This is an exciting place to pause and take a deep breath. You and me and we...

Get Lit UP^

~ Welcome to the art/life trail ride ~ We are a dedicated group of artful gardeners flowing with the circle of the seasons. Each of us in our own way volunteers to line up with the creative energy of the year.  2017 sets us off on a new path opening to the...

Whose That Wise Guy

Welcome to the art/life trail ride! And Happy New ‘Illumination’ Moon! If you are new here on the trail it’s so good to have you join us! We’re making our way around the Circle of the Natural Year.  The Natural Year extends from the Aries New Moon (near the spring...

Let’s Be Wise

Welcome to the art/life trail ride! We’re moving through the Wisdom Moon/Month of May where the sensual and passionate burgeoning of nature surrounds! In my own backyard I observe a blue bird family, a cardinal nesting pair coming and going from the old boxwood hedge, Canada geese tending their...

Clarity Gently Leads to Wisdom

Welcome to the art/life trail ride and the New ‘Wisdom’ Moon! We need something bigger than we are to be awed by and to commit ourselves to. Without the transcendent and the transpersonal we get sick, or else hopeless and apathetic. Abraham Maslow It’s the New Natural Year and...

We’ve Arrived…

Happy Vernal Equinox!! “You can go backwards to comfort or forward to growth. You must choose growth again and again. You must challenge your fears again and again.”          Abraham Maslow Welcome to the Art/Life Trail! With the upcoming March 28 new moon we jump back into the saddle...

A Fresh Start

Welcome to the art/life trail! It’s the week before spring equinox and here on the trail we are looking through the doorway into the first 12 weeks of the Natural New Year! The new beginning of the Natural Calendar occurs on March 27 with the Aries New Moon. This is,...

Preppin’ to Fast Track

Welcome to the art/life trail! I’m so glad that you are here. Within a few short weeks we will jump back into the saddle and begin a fresh ride around the Natural New Year.  On the art/life trail we’re tracking each next step in the ongoing and unlimited creative process....

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...

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....