Panda Play

Panda Play ~ emerald forests flowing with tasty bamboo and pandas at play full of boundless energy spark childhood delight and joy ~ I’m grateful to Tania Marie (friend and fellow blogger) for letting me use this beautiful image as inspiration for writing a poem. Tania is a creative, sensitive soul who has deep relationships…

Fantastic Fungi

Fantastic Fungi ~ fanciful colors freaky fungi growing art nature’s mystery ~ This was a fungus I found growing along the trail at Lake Fayetteville, I have no idea what it is, other than beautiful and mind-boggling in it’s array of colors that looks like an abstract painting. Any fungi experts who can identify this…

Rainbows and Butterflies

Rainbows and Butterflies ~ a mature love no longer expecting rainbows and butterflies the gift of time to teach and refine the soul a child’s innocence becomes a teen’s rebellion young adult dreams fade to daily chores rainbows and optimism dissipate each passing year yet underneath the disappointments is something new a quiet grace, formed…

spring, poetry

Feeling the Fever

Feeling the Fever ~ dancing with color her canvas bursting with life feeling the fever ~ This painting by Vera Komnig really stirs my soul. It dances with color and vibrancy that leaps off the image and is appropriately called Spring Fever! You can explore more of Vera’s wonderful art on her website. Happy Spring…

sunset view

Room With a View

Room With a View ~ art to feed my heart food to nourish my body a home full of love ~ My heart is happy! My new digs are pretty wonderful. The house is full of art and artistic touches like this cozy reading nook, including a beautiful stain glass lamp that gives the room…

Flow and Flourish

Flow and Balance

Flow and Balance ~  a creative dance stones balancing in water beauty or nuisance ~ I enjoy seeing some stone balance creations like the one above by Tim Anderson of Keystone Balance. I also believe it has become so popular that we are altering and harming environments in the name of free expression. I’d like…

mandala, Julie, poetry

Mandala Musings

Mandala Musings ~ pinwheels of color nature’s gifts overflowing with heart mandalas ~ Julie at Ramblings from Jewels has been creating these gorgeous mandalas from leaves, nuts, and other gifts from nature. I love the vibrant look and feel of these unique mandalas. I might try to make a few myself once we have more…

poetry

Be Free

Be Free ~ art as a touchstone stirring life’s hidden treasures open heart be free ~ As my blog name suggests, I love freedom and this painting by Vera Komnig speaks to my heart. It radiates freedom in its vibrant colors, expansive feeling, and sense of wild dancing. Vera calls this piece Be Free, Dream…

Janet Reed Wright

Dancing Storks

Dancing Storks ~  long legs for wading graceful elegant lovers let the dance begin  ~ I love the fluidity of this painting by Janet Weight Reed. The two storks seem to be engaged in a joyful dance of courtship. Janet has a gift for using watercolors to convey movement, emotion, and form with a simplicity…

paper art, poetry

Paper Dreams

Paper Dreams ~ with integrity waste paper becomes sacred the beauty of art ~ This poem is a tribute to Eloa Jane’s stunning paper art. I found her art at a local gallery called Art Ventures. She creates 3D paintings, sculptures, and functional art from recycled paper that she rolls, paints, and arranges into complex,…