Monday, November 22, 2010

she pushed through the pain

she pushed thru the pain and tried to keep up the pace set by her two little rugamuffins. they were tres excited to be out for their first walk of the day, noses to the ground, tail stubs raised and warm breath puffing out in steamy clouds. she held tight to the leash and reminded herself to take a couple motrin after the walk. a gentle breeze brought whiffs of a nearby farm to her nose while the sun seeped into her stiff morning joints.

catching the inquisitive spirit of her walking companions, she admired the dewy glisten of all she passed. what a lovely morning! most of fall's bright colors were faded but the sun and dew were partnered up this day to reveal a magical wonderland to be enjoyed. she'd been so caught up in the changes in her life that she had not truly enjoyed all of nature's fall bounty. she thought about how many things in life are like that -- there for the taking but overlooked by stress and confusion and the business of life.  one of the reasons she'd started this new journey was to simplify her life and have time to enjoy all the nuances and well, to just slow down.

eventually the girls tuckered out and she herded them toward home. thinking that she had to put her intentions into action, she made a fresh cup of coffee, grabbed her nikon and loaded the girls into the car. she smiled to herself as she thought what a delight it was to have nowhere to go and everywhere to go all wrapped up together. retracing her morning walking path she stopped the car frequently to capture all those images she'd admired. each one was a testament to her commitment to slow down and savor each moment. it had been some time since she'd allowed herself the freedom to simply live.

and as she clicked away she realized that those aches and pains that had slowed her down earlier had flown right up into the sky, fading away as quickly as her spirits soared. these were the life lessons she needed to grab onto and hold dear -- act on impulses, get out and enjoy nature, never feel sorry for yourself. live, just live!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

need it, want it, gotta have it NOW

need it • want it • gotta have it
mixed media collage
8 x 8 x 1.25 wood panel
(c) 2010 julie king

funky fanny has been feeling a little down in the dumps lately. her mojo is down, way down. there's no kick in her step or air fanning her tail. she has the blues, a case of the slumps, a lessening of the proverbial flowing juices. faced with this depressing dilemma, she does what every sassy birdie does in time of need. she flits to the mall for a bit of retail therapy. you know the kind -- the need it, want it, gotta have it now adrenaline-pumping kick in the pants each and every one of us girls needs to experience now and again. look at her -- she so full of mojo, she's glowing.

hee hee -- loving this new series i'm working on. it is fun, fun, fun. my mojo is glowing as well -- but with me, it's from creative happiness. fanny is available in my etsy shop!

what gets your mojo going?

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

happy cake day

happy cake day
mixed media collage
8 x 8 x 1 wood panel
(c) 2010 julie king

i'm wonderfully, creatively, joyfully, colorfully inspired these days, my friends and i'm loving every second of it!

"happiness often sneaks in through a door you didn't know you left open."  ~john barrymore

Monday, November 1, 2010

little seeds

little seeds
listen closely as i share
my message of hope 
with you

little seeds
hope is enduring
and soulful
and the future for us all

little seeds
wear hope like a cape
that will keep you
warm and secure

little seeds
fly, fly away now
and deliver our message of hope
to the world