I have wakened, as I do every morning, to the blissful sounds of a quiet house. Of a coffee pot gurgling. A fridge humming. A clock ticking. In this pre-dawn deliciousness, I feel poised on the brink of something... ...a day ...a holiday ...days off from the norm ...a barrage of emotions which accompany being … Continue reading The Brink of Something
I'm not certain I can articulate this well... But there's something about drawing one's life which transforms that life. It's as if by drawing something about your day, your world, your city or town, your home, your yard...you are viewing it through a different lens or filter. This idea came to me afresh as I've … Continue reading Transformative Drawing
I sit outside, in a brief interlude of warmth and peace, gazing up at the winter trees. An idea begins to form...those lines, those lovely lines...they make shapes, hold spaces where shape resides. The idea I have doesn't take shape fully yet. I'm searching, thinking about these spaces and the shapes that inhabit them. I … Continue reading The Balloon Tree
...what's up ahead... I'm strangely wordless as I face a New Year rolling in. 2012 was a beautiful year, for many reasons both creatively and personally. I'll detail some of that in an upcoming post. But I feel a sweet hush around me as I contemplate a new year ahead. The possibilities. The unexpected. The … Continue reading Just Wonderin’…
If I climbed up to the tippy-top of a tree, and held out my bucket- Could I catch the sun-drops, and keep them with me... ...then share with others at the base of the tree? -jpe If any creative act, (be it visual, musical, theatrical, written or otherwise), is a definitively spiritual endeavor, then there … Continue reading Pulling Down Deep Heaven: Part 2
It might be fun! Whilst knitting lately in between drawing and commission works, I've developed an itch to blog about knitting. So I'm thinking of swinging a bit over on Drawn2Knit. If you're interested in all things knitting, crocheting, yarn, etc....please join me! I will still post here as well! So much to draw and … Continue reading Do I Dare?
Today we take our oldest child to college. A small truck and a van are packed full of her things. And I'm wondering if it will all fit into her dorm room at Wingate! A host of emotions have been flurrying around our house and in my heart lately. But this morning, I'm thankful. Thankful … Continue reading A Big Day!
...step off the beaten path, sit down, and think. Or rest. Or just gaze at it all. Don't you?
I sit beneath the dreaming tree letting heart run wild and free. The path to here is long but sure. For crazy days this is my cure. Lean and long, grow and gaze, Wonder at how beauty plays On dappled thoughts here and there. My tree whispers love and care. -jpe (jennifer pilkington edwards) My … Continue reading The Dreaming Tree
This is the refrain from one of my FAVORITE songs by one of my FAVORITE musician/singer/songwriters: Mindy Gledhill. You just gotta listen to her music! It's the most wonderfulest!