Monday, September 29, 2014

Monday Musings:

Beauty surrounds us. Watch the sunrise and remember to look up at the stars.
The Mountain from TSO Photography on Vimeo.

Friday, September 26, 2014

In a Word:

When I Heard at the Close of the Day by Walt Whitman

When I heard at the close of the day how my name had been receiv’d with plaudits in the capitol, still it was not a happy night for me that follow’d;
And else, when I carous’d, or when my plans were accomplish’d, still I was not happy;
But the day when I rose at dawn from the bed of perfect health, refresh’d, singing, inhaling the ripe breath of autumn,
When I saw the full moon in the west grow pale and disappear in the morning light,
When I wander’d alone over the beach, and undressing, bathed, laughing with the cool waters, and saw the sun rise,
And when I thought how my dear friend, my lover, was on his way coming, O then I was happy;
O then each breath tasted sweeter—and all that day my food nourish’d me more—and the beautiful day pass’d well,
And the next came with equal joy—and with the next, at evening, came my friend;
And that night, while all was still, I heard the waters roll slowly continually up the shores,
I heard the hissing rustle of the liquid and sands, as directed to me, whispering, to congratulate me,
For the one I love most lay sleeping by me under the same cover in the cool night,
In the stillness, in the autumn moonbeams, his face was inclined toward me,
And his arm lay lightly around my breast—and that night I was happy.

Monday, September 22, 2014

In the Studio:

Learn how to use a butane torch and fine silver to make your very own head pins. 

Friday, September 19, 2014

In a Word: when life is quite through with...

when life is quite through with
and leaves say alas,
much is to do
for the swallow,that closes
a flight in the blue;
when love's had his tears out,
perhaps shall pass
a million years
(while a bee dozes
on the poppies, the dears;
when all's done and said,and
under the grass
lies her head
by oaks and roses
e.e. cummings

Monday, September 15, 2014

Monday Musings: 10 Books to Read Before You Go to Paris

Dreaming of Springtime in Paris! My Fall reading list - click on the link below:

Friday, September 12, 2014

In a Word:

It's all I have to bring today - Emily Dickinson

It’s all I have to bring today—
This, and my heart beside—
This, and my heart, and all the fields—
And all the meadows wide—
Be sure you count—should I forget
Some one the sum could tell—
This, and my heart, and all the Bees
Which in the Clover dwell.

watercolor painting by Sussex Art Studio on Etsy