Thursday, October 19, 2017

LIGHTEN UP


Flowers in the Rain






Clouds and Rain


"It's a 'going within' clouds day."

"What's that?"

"It's a rain day!  I remember when we were kids and we'd have a rain out of activities and the like.  We'd stay inside and have fun with music or paints or cooking," Rob added.  

"It's so green out, it looks like Ireland."

Cats are already dormant. 

The rain came in sheets of greyness, in sprinkles, in drum rolls of thunder, and sparks of lightening.  Strings of clouds, lighten up a for a bit of clearing then start the show all over again.  A play list of weather patterns lingers along for a day and a half of down time and reflection.


*  "Like a blue string tied to infinity intent is part of your recipe for creative awakening.  Pick up a pencil, ink, crayons, or paints and free associate your own journey dance with word-colors and light-speed."

Years ago I received a journal with a Blue Butterfly on the cover.  What will I write or draw in it?  My pristine journal is still blank!


** "Oh, what do I know of the dragon, it comes on wind and clouds?"
Tao te Ching, Lao Tzu



* The Blank Page, waiting to be filled~


Related Posts:
All Alone Universe
* The Blank Page
Flowers in the Rain
Going within Clouds

Resources:
** Tao te Ching, Lao Tzu

Tai Chi Exercise 
Dr. Paul Lam, Tai Chi for Health Institute
Dr. Yang, Jwing-ming, YMAA
Jou, Tsung Hwa, books, the Dao of Taijiquan, the Dao of Meditation

Music
Deuter, Wind and Mountain

Meditation
Deepak Chopra, chopracentermeditation


Dahlis Roy:  Visionary Artist, Author, and Tai Chi Instructor


Photos:
Flowers in the Rain, Chessie Studies Flowers, photo by Paul
Clouds and Rain, photo by Rob
Inspiration, photo by Dahlis

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

STONE AND GLASS

Rock Solid





Liquid Color




The Sturdy and the Ephemeral, one can support the other, or can it?

*  "Like emptiness and harmony...."



Early Autumn and there is a hot humid atmosphere yet a faint chill, breezes blowing gently now will soon have a bite.  Green is the color of the moment.  Cats are suspicious, they know change is in the air.

"All is Process"
One step builds another, a diagram or sketch takes shape and gradually becomes a project in action.  




"Yesterday", when I was little, I had a wagon full of rocks and pebbles, I roamed in the yard  and the wagon went with me.  Today I spliced together words in a fun and random poetic fashion.


String of Pearls Poems:

STONE
A wagon full of memories

White/Black/Smokey

Crystalline 

Grainy/Banded 

Sediment/Sentiment


GLASS

Transparent

Translucent

Invisible

Mirror Image


*** "That's the great joy, creating something that wasn't there before," Tom Petty, musician

Chaos becomes Order: Rock Solid Project, tiny boxwood, original sandstone brick and mortar, river rocks with flagstone trim



In my imagination:
** I see Mt-St-Michel and St. Aubert's Abbey in Normandy
I see Chartres Cathedral in France, sculptures etched in stone with curtains of lace-like stained glass: "The Legendary Windows."



* "I see angels in the architecture, spinning in infinity...."  


Golden Angel Statue atop St. Aubert's Abbey, Normandy 


Related Posts
Stepping Stones
Firm Foundation
Building Blocks
Angels in the Architecture
Musical Architecture 
Eclipsed
Possibly Present


Resources
Music
* Paul Simon live concert, old favorites and new music including Sounds of Silence, Austin City Limits PBS TV, (2016). "Like emptiness and harmony" quote from song Homeward Bound and "Angels in the architecture..." quote from song Call Me Al.

Songs of the Day:  American Tune, Simon and Garfunkel, The Concert in Central Park and
Sounds of Silence, done very slowly here. Edgy yet relaxing music for writing.

*** Quote from Tom Petty, musician 1950-2017, from Charlie Rose Interview April 19, 1999. Charlie Rose, PBS and BTV

Book Mt-Saint-Michel and Chartres by Henry Adams, take a pilgrimage into time, "The Legendary Windows"

TV: My Little Pony cartoons, episodes Maud Pie and Rock Solid Friendship, DFCH Discovery Family Channel and other sources.  Maud Pie studies rocks and writes poems, "There're all about rocks, I have thousands of them."


Dahlis Roy:  Visionary Artist, Author, and Tai Chi Instructor

Photos by Dahlis:
Rock Solid project begins
Stained Glass Candle Holder Glows in the Sunlight
River Rocks
Completed Project:  includes three tiny boxwoods in natural surroundings

Oil Painting by Dahlis: Sky Sea and Stone (detail)
St. Aubert's Abbey, 807 AD, appeared in a meditation and later gradually painted itself.  St. Aubert received three visions from St. Michael the Archangel to build Mt-Saint-Michel, fortress on the top peaks of this island off the Normandy Coast.

Saturday, September 23, 2017

IRIDESCENT



As summer melts into early autumn,  the Birthday Girls come out to play:
Silver Butterfly Sept 23, 1985 and Blue Butterfly Sept 26, 2010




Iridescent Butterfly, how do you glow?

Behold, you were blue and now you are multicolored?  How did this happen?

Day and Light, you change and evolve.

Where will you be next? 


This necklace changed color from a blue butterfly pendant to various pearl tones and reflective prisms on March 17, 2017?  How did this happen?





Chuckling, I write down random titles for possible future posts?

Lighten Up

Crystal Clear


Mile-a-Minute Mind


Out of Order





Muted image of Silver Butterfly shows a bit of pink and lavender.  Out of a Dream You Came....





* "Attention Energizes, Intention Transforms."

Love is a mirror reflecting Infinity.



Happy Birthday Out of the Blue: 333 posts later and 7 happy years of writing experiments, my, how we have grown!

This Year the Top 5 Posts on Out of the Blue are:

Tonal Vision

Lavender Blue

Magic Numbers

Luminous Feather

Light Returning



Blogger Search Key Words:  Butterfly, Dream, Visions, Creativity

Resources:
* Chopra Center Meditation, 21 Day Meditation Experiences by Oprah Winfrey and Deepak Chopra, M.D., various topics.  Quote from Desire and Destiny, segment, Intentional Me, July 27, 2017

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Dahlis Roy:  Visionary Artist, Author, and Tai Chi Instructor

Images:
Blue Butterfly Logo Painting and Muted Image of Silver Butterfly Painting plus photo of necklace by Dahlis

Celebrate! Hand Made Cards by Linda published with permission 

Saturday, September 9, 2017

LOON HAIKU

 *Loon Haiku by Isabel Jackson             




              Loons close to our shore
    the next minute far, far out
              then feeding near us


              Loon parent and chick
    a diving feeding lesson
              takes repetition 







Blog Search Key words: birds, wildlife, poetry

Related Posts:
Two Cranes are Better than One
A Rooster's Tale
Mist Rising
Floating Feather
Mystery Feather
The Rainbow Crane
Think Green, the Backyard Cranes
In the Fog
Stillness and Motion
Double Vision
Deer Dreamer

Resources:
Music
Sonic Satellite Music: Various Selections and Styles

Tranquility, music for relaxation:
Jim Centorino, Loon Lake
CD: Ivory


* Isabel Jackson, writer, poem reprinted with permission

Dahlis Roy:  Visionary Artist. Author, and Tai Chi Instructor

Pen Drawing, Loon on Lake by Dahlis 


Thursday, August 31, 2017

ECLIPSED


*Total Eclipse of the (He)art


Moonglow Sunburst:

A 90 minute event, transformed the Nation and the World with new technology and heightened enthusiasm.  With awe and wonder, we watched, cheered, laughed, and cried, a display of vivid emotions, heart felt.  

I watched "live...."

Jackson Hole Wyoming scenes were particularly memorable, the sharp mountain peaks went dark!  Silence! 

Carbondale IL, ** "but clouds got in my way"....seconds of light shining through a dark rain cloud hovering above.  Some viewers in various  locations related that during totality, there was an "ethereal blue" tone to the landscapes. "Yes~"

I checked out our own landscape during partial coverage, I watched as the cloudy bright sky became a shade darker, I noticed subtle shades of green and blue mutate to a calmer frequency.  I felt intensity and excitement.

Thinking back to more primitive times, when the world turned dark for a brief time.  How would I feel then?  

I made drawings and marked in the colors, intense fast fun.  I watched and wrote at the speed of light, absorbing a timeline of timeless magic flashing quickly before me.  The diamond ring appears!  Spectroscopy, a neon rainbow of data, shows a feast of light and color. 

Smile!  


Recently, in Possibly Present, the previous post, I felt "somewhat connected." 

During the eclipse and afterwards I experienced "perfectly present" moments of being absolutely there~ in a span of focused concentration.

"Imagine"

Afterglow:  Total Eclipse of the Clock




*** "Time it was, oh, what a time it was...."



Related Posts:
Possibly Present
A Strong Clear Vision
Tonal Vision
By an Unfaltering Trust

Resources:
* Sue Broome:  empowerment4you  Author, Spiritual Teacher, Books, Video, Angel Messages and more, photo by Sue Aug 21, 2017, reprinted with permission

Eclipse Over America, NOVA, PBS broadcasting

The Week  Magazine:  The Great American Eclipse, p 11,  Aug 11, 2017 and The Eclipse:  A Nation Briefly United in Awe, p. 17 Sept 1, 2017   


Music:  **Quote from Both Sides Now by Judy Collins, "but clouds got in my way..."

More Songs: Total Eclipse of the Heart Bonnie Tyler, Moonglow the Theme from Picnic, Moonshadow by Cat Stevens, Allegheny Moon, Moon Over Miami, Moon River from Breakfast at Tiffany's, Moonlight Becomes You So.  When You Wish Upon a Star from both Close Encounters of the Third Kind, and Walt Disney's Pinocchio  

*** Quote: from Simon and Garfunkel's Bookends, "Time it was, oh, what a time it was..."

TV and Online:
Luna Eclipses (2011) My Little Pony cartoons DFCH, TV, for kids of all ages, "Once In a Blue Moon...."

NASA, CBS, CNN, Sky and Telescope, and more


Dahlis Roy:  Visionary Artist, Author, and Tai Chi Instructor



Images:
*Total Eclipse of the (He)art, photo by Sue Broome, reprinted with permission 

Total Eclipse of the Clock photo by Dahlis