In 2010 my Grand Son Nathaniel Malone Wexler was Born! That’s a huge one for me. Maya had her second Birthday….and I’m now a “Baba” of two such beautiful Grand Children. I am experienced entirely new levels of being “in Love”….and it’s so amazing!
I also had another sort of “birth” happen which was my solo exhibit in San Francisco, the first in many years. Since closing my Big Sur Gallery in 2008 I’ve had the opportunity to explore “out there” in the world a bit more. I also had a show in Oakland at the very cool 57th Street Gallery and some of my work still hangs there. Here at the Dome…Jewel in the Forest we had several big gatherings to celebrate the seasons and a powerful energetic evening with Fantuzzi who came here straight from Europe to play with us….and Jayson Fann even came to play as well…such a treat! Over here last year we all danced, sang, painted, shared our Heart and Soul….I’m so pleased and Blessed to share this place in Nature for gatherings.
It’s one of those Blessings I didn’t totally realize was one until…I did.
Mercy so enjoys going for a little walk with me each day. I had been sitting here with a paper mosaic strewn across my dining room table….awaiting my creative business acumen which I endeavor to strengthen and revive somehow. (The Bills…and my attempt to see all aspects of Life as part of the Creative Process.) Instead the feeling of spiraling into a dark deep chasm that doesn’t end but suspends your attention and consciousness with a grip somehow related to being responsible. I hear that the true definition of “responsibility” is “the ability to respond”.
I heard a call from that little voice roaring up from within my hungry Soul….awakened by the Trees I see just outside my door. Along with Mercy’s big brown pleadiing eyes….those Trees beckoned me to come out and play! I’m surrounded by the love of Nature yet it’s amazing how it can be glossed over by attaching to the “LILA” or illusion of the material world and the price I pay to live in it….this duality of happy/sad, lack/abundant, black/white, inside/outside, Love/Fear. The Walk revived my Soul and Memories of the Reality that I AM NATURE came to light as I again experienced and felt the energy of The Trees, as well as The Creatures, The Earth….Moss….Mushrooms…..Sweet Fresh Air. I couldn’t help but notice the little white Feathers I encountered every few steps…
left by an Angelic Winged Messenger, gifting me these precious feathers, a promise of flight to the freedom to create, as they led the way to a think and feel freshness to a new and transformed Moment.
I have been reflecting on last year and felt the strong compelling need to share a compilation of photos from a few of the events and gatherings, exhibits, art, music, Family and more from 2010. This sharing is for me a completion and springboard from which to launch the “newness”.
I’ve been greeting people lately with “Happy Newness!” On 1-1-11 a gorgeous rainbow appeared from the Sea to the Mountains….slowing me down to a stop along Hwy 1….to photograph this powerful affirmation that we are all a part of Beauty…..
my message at the moment being to not accept “rushiing” as a way of life….or “stress” either….that Rainbow showed me so much.
I needed another rainbow today and it came in the form of “The Walk”.