Yesterday I went to my first session with the voice therapist. She has great confidence in me. The exercises I have to do are quite strange. After a lifetime of using my voice without a second thought it is odd to have to do it a deliberate way. Or to practice how I breathe and vocalize.
I don't so much like the way I sound now. It's like having an old face when you feel young inside. It doesn't match.
I'll get the hang of it in time and I know it. I'm learning every day about softening up and accepting what is. When I feel the resistance I just breathe deep and relax. Release what happens in the future and deal with right now.
I got an email asking if I use watercolor sometimes for the background in my journals and the answer is of course. I like to mix it up. This is a page I painted ahead in watercolor that I'll be writing on soon. By then I may add acrylic to it of course. But I like to start off with anything other than a blank page. Much more interesting then to layer up the changes.
Here is the heart of my heart; my grandson. I should put a black square over his eyes for privacy but oh I cannot resist showing you his beauty. Now I understand why my parents used to haul me around and make me meet all their friends. I just cannot resist saying, "isn't he wonderful?" So in this case, check out the waist length hair. He's decided to say good-bye to the ponytail.
Methinks the cutter is slightly gleeful to be removing such a trophy of hair. Propaganda Salon for you Portland people. Wonderful salon; the best. (Don't judge by me; I cut my own hair and haven't the slightest idea of what I'm doing.)
Bye bye beautiful hair.
Clean cut now. Ah, youth!! So fair and fleeting.
Random studio photos. iPhone Lo Mob above.
I love to see other people's studios so here is a corner of mine today.
This is the kind of thing we eat at our house. Do you know what it is?
This is what it looks like on the inside.
And this one. Reconize it?
Love made visible. From my dear Pancho.
My sewing skills. I know, ha ha ha ha ha.
It's a scarf.
The answer to the quiz is spiney chayote and xochonostles.
Make is a good one. xo