“The world is magic. If we allow ourselves to see the world without our ton of cabbage, what we see is full of wonder and mystery all the time. It’s beautiful, colourful, magical, transforming each moment.” ~ A.H. Almaas There’s magic everywhere… It’s just about looking, And seeing. Beyond the cabbages! See more of my paintings… Continue reading The World is Magic!
Guardians of the ancient forest, standing, watching, chatting amongst themselves at the end of the day… Supporting each other. Just being. see more of my paintings in the Paintings Gallery
The magic of Whangapoua beach in the Coromandel and David Whyte…. SECOND SIGHT Sometimes, you need the ocean light, and colors you’ve never seen before painted through an evening sky. Sometimes you need your God to be a simple invitation not a telling word of wisdom. Sometimes you need only the first shyness that comes… Continue reading Being Seen
Walking the Dog…
As they say here…. “You can’t beat Wellington on a good Day!” Walking with Kuri (the dog) and watching the sun rise over the South Coast. It’s a meditation on joy… It used to be so hard, to be woken up every morning by her nose in my face and her persistent pleading squeaks…… turns… Continue reading Walking the Dog…
Rain – Hone Tuwhare I can hear you making small holes in the silence rain If I were deaf the pores of my skin would open to you and shut And I should know you by the lick of you if I were blind: the steady drum-roll sound you make when the wind drops the… Continue reading Rain
Opening up to the possibilities..
Living lightly, close to the earth…. having friends and neighbours over for drinks! The Weka is New Zealand’s native woodhen, they were once abundant but are now in retreat to the less inhabited areas. They are flightless but quick runners with an excellent sidestep. Embodying curiosity and courage, they often venture inside the cabins and… Continue reading Opening up to the possibilities..
I’ll meet you There….
“Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing there is a field. I’ll meet you there. When the soul lies down in that grass the world is too full to talk about.” ~ Rumi Just Being…. lost in the big sky, together “Open Skies” – Wairau Valley, Marlborough, oil on canvas 500x700mm, NZ$4,850 You can see… Continue reading I’ll meet you There….
“Big Skies”- Wairarapa, 300x900mm, oil on canvas, $4,500 The birds don’t alter Space They reveal it. The sky never fills with any leftover flying… ~ Li-Young Lee (from Spiritual Ecology) “Incoming Storm” – Island Bay Wellington, 600x900mm, oil on canvas, $6,250 see more of my paintings here…
Like we own the place
Back for a few weeks in paradise. The geckos have taken over the cabins. They silently accommodate to our presence, (well maybe just the occasional chunnering in the night), and it makes me stop and think about how we swan in like we own the place. Radically altering their living space for our comfort. They… Continue reading Like we own the place
One Day You Realized….coming home
ONE DAY YOU REALIZED …so that one day you realized that what you wanted had already happened, and long ago and in the dwelling place in which you lived before you began, and that every step along the way, you had carried the heart and the mind and the promise, that first set you off… Continue reading One Day You Realized….coming home