Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Welcoming Spring

April is a very good month.

The tomatoes are coming along.

The peppers are sending up determined energy.

A slumber party with some dear ones in a cabin on Discovery Bay near Port Townsend.

Where rocks were collected.

And journals written in.

A ferry was taken across the water to Edmonds.

And a class was taken with an admired colleague.

Everything was recorded in the journal.

These sketches were made after brayering color on the page.

After staring at the page for awhile little figures begin to emerge.

I capture the figures unquestioningly.

I think John Cage would approve.

Weird gifts from the beyond.

Perfect for calming the restive spirit.

Captured words while doodling; Clarissa Pinkola Estes on CD.

The year is gathering steam.

I am paying attention.

And I am happy. Really, really happy and grateful.


Lynn said...

I just want to hug you and kiss you. You are so beautific in this last photo. Enjoyed the entire post Judy. Your life is rich in so many ways. Yes, you have MUCH to be grateful for. And you give back as much as well.

Jill said...

Your posts are always so full of joy - and I can never have enough of looking at your journal pages.

Ro Bruhn said...

What a wonderful time you must have had together. I can't wait to see the book and for the course to arrive.

Jenny Lee Wentworth said...

Happiness and smiles spilling over dear Judy! Beautiful!
Much Love,

Dosfishes at Sparkle Days Studios said...

Haven't visited for a while. You look so peaceful and content. Love your drawings in your journal pages. xox Corrine

layers said...

How wonderful that you can record all your experiences and joy in your journals-- thank you for the connection to my blog-- and a big congrats on your new book being published- the joy is evident on your face.

katie said...

The time we spent together was precious, it was worth the long wait, so many conversations shared and memories made. i love the photo of you holding your book, it exudes your happy and exuberant spirit. you are a goddess...


lynda Howells said...

Love the whole blog entry but LOVE your last image! can't wait till my your book on plaster arrives on my doorstep! as usual you are a great inspiration to me Judyxxxxx lyn da

Dawn D. Sokol said...

Judy, you are just SO inspiring. Every time I come here I leave with a delighted heart!

Michele said...

OH, my. You were in Edmonds! I wish I'd known. I don't think you remember me but I'm a pal of Bee Shay's and we had a few 5 PM snots during A&S in Portland a few years ago. I live in Edmonds and, had I known you were here, would have taken you out for a meal or brought you a sack lunch to ArtWorks (the Donna Watson class venue). Too sad. I hope you had fun in my little town anyway.

Your journals inspire me!

Missed you at AF.

Michele Unger

Michele said...

Ummm...make that "snorts"....I REALLY have to start editing my own postings! Sorry about that!

Amy said...

I'm sorry, where the hell has this blog been all of my life.

will now stalk blog...


somepinkflowers said...


in the last photo
you are like An Angel
holding a cherished,
plaster*media harp



{{ PS--i wonder
i will look so
~~Doris Day Glowy~~
when i get my copy,

here is hoping... }}

misty said...

you are so beautiful... you are just radiating with love & joy... i can feel it all the way here.
that photo of all of us is hilarious... we are like a bunch of 16 year olds. (but more wise... ;)
it was so great to see you! until next time...

I adore you so much. muah! xoxoxoxo

MB Shaw said...

Yes, April is *indeed* a good month. Can.not.wait. to see your book!! Watch that girl, Amy (your new stalker). She stalks me too and is so friggin' funny I nearly pee my pants reading emails from her. I adore her as you will too :)
And finally, I am so glad we had a little beach time last week, was that really last week, seems like years ago. Love ya, sweetie.

And so it goes... said...

You look like a blissed-out 16 year old! Definately happy... I'm sooo looking forward to my very own copy!!!
xoxoxo deb

Suzanne said...

Love that last line. Life seems very good for you.