Archive for May, 2015

Contour Stars Stitch-along

Posted in Artwork, Balls, Geometry, Geometry Balls, Temari with tags , , , , , , on May 21, 2015 by starhandarts

IMG_2034 IMG_2038I ┬álearned this new Temari pattern participating with an online group called Talk Temari Stitch-along. I lusted for the knowing how-to’s of this pattern from my first attempts with the Temari medium. A big stretch in my skills at every level. The basic stitching is just one stage, the even more essential stage to me is the grooming of all those thread passes. Center by center, several different times in the course of the pattern gently shifting and adjusting, it became almost a meditation in itself.

I am quite certain that this readiness and willingness to slowly move over the surface gently tending where needed is a good skill to keep in my mind no matter what is before me.

Retreat With Ram Dass and Friends

Posted in Artwork, Flowers, God, painting, poetry words, remembrance, wonder with tags , , , , , on May 6, 2015 by starhandarts

Painting in the Round Lotus (2)My online retreat with Ram Dass and friends is here with me. I’ve come away with some lines of dialogue and sharing that help me and focus me to “ponder the infinite”. My lists begins below. What do you connect with?

The absence of something is also the presence of the same something…

Stirring the ashes, literally and spiritually

Pathological Altruism

the real death is the death of ego, so relax….

A reluctant prophet of love…

I am loving awareness…

radical not knowingness…inevitable sweetness…

deep acceptance of impermanence

do your best with no attachment to outcome

don’t believe everything I/you think

not this, not that, not neither, not both…

become the loving rock

what you seek is seeking you

I’m still here…

when you die, before you die, you do not die, when you die

the power of being perceived as who I really am

Love Serve Remember,


My Word, is it all of these?

Posted in mindfulness, poetry words, remembrance with tags , , , on May 4, 2015 by starhandarts

T–is it true?

H–is it helpful?

I–is it inspiring?

N–is it necessary?

K–is it kind?

Do I have these basic guidelines in mind whenever I choose to speak?

I want to, I try to, at times I fail to. I just keep on………