Saturday, December 31, 2011

To the New Year!

'Hope' sign in the window at the Lucky Dumpster in Edison, WA

Here's to strong friends, healthy family, good cheer and happy life. 
Here's to the time, energy and inspiration required to tap into our potential. 
May we all catch a glimpse of enlightenment as we save our earth and live happily ever after


Tuesday, December 27, 2011

thoughts on a new year

'Marsh Time'  8x8" oil pastel, medium; Kathleen Faulkner

As 2011 comes to an end, some of us may be looking back on it and thinking about various amazing events, good and bad, that have taken place on our planet.  

Although Earth has a mess on it's hands, many good things have occurred and 
it sometimes seems as though a shift might be happening. 

Someone once said, 'change doesn't need everyone to make it happen, it just needs enough.'

I am and will remain hopeful for the future. 

Ode To Enchanted Light

Under the trees light 
has dropped from the top of the sky,
like a green 
latticework of branches,
on every leaf, 
drifting down like clean 
white sand.

A cicada sends 
its sawing song 
high into the empty air.

The world is 
a glass overflowing 
with water.

           Pablo Neruda


Thursday, December 15, 2011

Things that go bump in the night

'Bandit' linocut, 4x6"; Kathleen Faulkner

I grew up on science fiction and Twilight Zone. 

The first time I heard a raccoon in the night it scared me and, of all the urban wildlife in this area, raccoon is still my least favorite.  

There's something about their presence in the dark that makes me 

I stay inside when I know they're around.
I wish them well, though.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

The Toast


May you always have art to charm
your days, a sensible hearth
and friends as dependable as gravity.
May the wind and creatures be as music
to your evenings alone and may your dreams
leave you renewed.  May you have an appaloosa 
to ride the outline of blue hills, and nothing 
that sickens, and no black sticks.

                                  James Bertolino

*** unknown artist