Playing Koi

Playing Koi

If your ship doesn’t come in, swim out to it. Jonathan Winters Often there seems to be a push/ pull in my psyche; Go for it vs. Allow life to happen. After my first cancer diagnosis in 2002, a good friend said that this was an opportunity to take time from my high energy ambitious […]

Leap,and the Net

Leap,and the Net

“Leap, and the net will appear.”    John Burroughs (author, 1837-1921) I don’t recall where or when I first heard this quote by the american author John Burroughs, but there was something in that declaration of faith that resonated with me. It’s one of my favorites. Perhaps on some level, that is what led me to the imagery […]

Laying Low: Life Lesson from the Koi Pond

Laying Low: Life Lesson from the Koi Pond

Nothing like a blizzard with howling winds, dumping 2-3′ of snow to remind us what many mammals and some fish know. Winter is a time to hibernate, or at least, lay low, like the fish in our backyard koi pond. While fish don’t truly hibernate, they do go into a “state of torpor.” As the temperatures fall, they drop to the bottom of the pond where the […]

Painting with Sound

Painting with Sound

It can be interesting, rewarding, or perhaps even challenging, to receive feedback on your work, regardless of your profession. However, to have someone respond to your work of art with an original musical composition- is a gift. Artist, composer, and playwright Helen Davey  has been working on a project titled 52 Sound Paintings; “52 pieces of music in direct […]

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