The birds are singing (along with the Italians!) and the sun keeps rising and come tides in and out. It feels like a great time just to sit and ‘be in the moment’ in Splendid Isolation here at Ngahere Hou. This is my latest painting of the view from here, that I did for one… Continue reading Splendid Isolation…
Bringing it on home: Part three. The final delivery of the house. After the perilous long and winding road and the steep climb up the driveway there was the just little matter of lifting the house off the trucks and up onto its foundations! Digger driver and wild goat hunter extraordinaire Richard watches the final… Continue reading Flying high
Our house plans have gone to Council and now we wait to get started on the build! Hugh Tennent is our architect and he’s done a brilliant job in bringing our dream to realisation. Our vision to live lightly on our beautiful land, in a small but spacious and sustainably off the grid home looks… Continue reading We’ve got plans!
“Eden is not simply a mythical place, or a metaphor for original innocence, or an outworn and divisive religious symbol. Eden is a state of being, and we are free to return every time we know ourselves again in deep communion with the rest of life” ~ Eleanor O’Hanlon, The book of Whale, The eyes… Continue reading Eden
I had the honour of my first Vernissage the other night…… It was a very special occasion! Kristine had never commissioned a painting before and I was invited to speak of my newest painting ‘Wednesday Conversations II” as it was unveiled by its proud new owner to a small gathering of my dear friends from… Continue reading Vernissage
I love the wilderness, it opens my heart to the wonder. At the same time it can be somewhat isolating. Having just flown across the Pacific to spend a week exploring my inner depths and the meaning of life with the Diamond Approach, I have to say it’s incredible to experience in person the awake… Continue reading Remote Awakening
Coming to my senses on retreat in California. I’m struck by the different sounds and songs of the birds that are foreign to me… And how much their songs are a soundtrack to my life, how this gently permeates my consciousness and lifts my spirit. And just as I have flown half way round the… Continue reading Birdsong
“If we’re judging ourselves we can’t take in what’s behind the ways in which we aren’t truly experiencing ourselves. Living on the surface of ourselves hurts, it takes a lot of work to come home to who we truly are….. ” ~ Sandra Maitri We’re back in San Francisco for the May retreat of the… Continue reading Going back..