Archive for October, 2011

Apple Architecture

Posted in design, food, photos with tags , , on October 26, 2011 by darcyarts

Interiors of my apple.

Bitchy Giggles

Posted in cute, family, film, photos, reading with tags , , , on October 21, 2011 by darcyarts

Egad! It seems that  a childhood illness I once suffered may have made a late-life return. The doctors agree that it looks like tuberculosis. That is the good news, assuming that we can agree, TB is preferable to the big C.

This is the point in my once workaholic creative life where I am trying to convince myself that slowing down is not so very awful.

So I’m fiercely independent. So I can’t sit still. I’m a doer. I do have a  list of tasks that constantly self-generates.

I’m wracked with maker-guilt at the measly amount of blog posts I’ve managed this month but my body demands that I take a frickin’ break.

I spent the summer arguing with myself about when I was going to chill. I planned long hours of peaceful reflection, film viewing, hours of devouring all the unread books I’ve got stashed but his leopard is finding it nearly impossible to change it’s spots.

I am impatient with myself. Work and care taking happen a little bit at a time and that will have to be okay.  I will get better at knowing my limits.

And now for the giggles (gifts from my daughter ♥):

Pre-dawn Light

Posted in dreams, Mind Power, photos with tags , , on October 15, 2011 by darcyarts

Weather Crush

Posted in gardening, nature, photos with tags , , , on October 12, 2011 by darcyarts

I am enjoying this weather so much. Cool, rainy, then warmer and sunny. We are in the mild zone, now, that it is October. It could be hot at this time of year but it is not.

Thanks, weather.

The green things are still growing. They might be a little ragged at the edges but still beautiful.

Temperatures, this week will be in the mid 80s. Sweet.

It is time to enjoy the transformation of warm into chill and enjoy a slow few weeks before the acceleration of the coming holidays.


Posted in constructions, handmade, nature with tags , , , on October 9, 2011 by darcyarts

I wish there was a quicker way for humans to absorb knowledge. Something like plugging in your brain into a main source and choosing material to add to your lineup of knowledge, like adding songs on your iPod.

I want to know everything about mushrooms.

I tuned into a radio show last week and heard the most interesting things about mycelium. I believe one of the people I heard was Paul Stamets. I have just ordered his book Mycelium Running.

Did you know that mushrooms/mycelium were the first plant on the planet earth, that they came from star material? I guess we are all star material, really.

I cant wait to read this book.

I have been somewhat obsessed by mushrooms and have created some fantasy versions in cloth.

Tremendously fun to blend the textures and colors.

Learning everything about this early visitor would be so cool.

The Mayans were into mushrooms. Terence McKenna, too. Aldous Huxley, etc.

Light, Love, Kind

Posted in esoterica, Mind Power, photos with tags , , on October 6, 2011 by darcyarts

Pretty lights, baby. In the mornings, especially in the cool months, I like to light the candles in my fireplace. I think of myself being

“A spark from the one divine fire”

I think of all those I know as being a spark here in this world.

Lighting the candles is all about gratitude and faith that we can all know our best selves, do good work and feel love.