Tuesday, January 27, 2009

We of the Eagle

ok, i'm back!!! alas the days have come and gone. i've been here a bit, but now i'm ready to be back here more often. i haven't been out shooting photographs lately, but all in time. so for now i've included a couple more of the petroglyphs. i'll need to review what i did post to see what remains for future entries. in the meantime, this last week i've been creative a bit. last week in class, i did a collage on wood for the in class project. we were to take a challenge and reflect something about it on wood using magazines and other art materials. then this past saturday, Rev Julie, our minister, gathered the teens to put some banners for Non-Violence season that begins on the 30th i believe. the period covers between the anniversaries of Ghandhi's and Martin Luther King's Jr assasinations. Rev Julie wanted me to do a banner, so alas i came up with an idea and began a banner. i didn't get to finish it until monday due to work. so on monday i came in early to complete that task. well by the end of that day, Rev Julie asked me to do another banner. i'm thinking she's got to be crazy, but she really liked my first banner for i decorated it in southwestern images. so needless to say i went back in today and did another southwestern banner. i found a greek proverb: "One minute of Patience, ten years of Peace." so i used this while surrounding in a few southwestern images. again she liked it. frankly i didn't know i could even really create a banner, but i managed somehow. a friend called me an artist just from my photos, but these last 3 projects indicate to me i have a few other artistic talents, i suppose. i haven't really ever been "creative" artistically anyways except for my photography. and to think, i just axed going back to college to study the arts. maybe i should change my mind again. i'll know in time. first, finish practitioner classes. then i'll decide on what further schooling i so desire. mostly i want to be on adventures taking photographs. so maybe i can do both eventually. the projects were fun and i felt no pressure that it had to be any certain way. just did it. enJOYed while it unfolded....that's how i want to enjoy life, just as it unfolds. it'll all come together. sometimes it's just that there's so much i want to do and seemingly not enough time. but for now, i'm enjoying the moment....except the cold weather that just blew back in. the past couple weeks we've had 60 degree weather. today it was back to 45 degrees with a cold winter wind. spoiled does not surmise how wonderful this winter has been. i feel fortunate for i know elsewhere in the states, others are buried in snow and freezing temps. i will count my blessings again today. Life is still Good....
oops, one more thing. today Rev Julie gave the staff (only 3 of us) a bracelet to say thanks for all that we've been doing. she also gave one of my crew one as well for Jane is always doing a lot around the church. anyway, We of the Eagle is the title of my bracelet i learned after choosing it (she had numerous to choose from). here is what the bracelet stands for:
"This bracelet is dedicated to those who serve and protect the foudnation of Freedome for our children and our children's children. The hands represent unity of spirit, teamwork and "leave no person behind". The bronze bead: integrity, loyalty, honor and "going above and beyond". Five points of the star: mediation, prayer, study, service and curculation. Hearts; love of home and country. Ocean Jasper, as the ocean is infinite, so are our possibilities. Amethyst; love, healing, & inner peace. Hematite (star & hearts); stress release, energy and healing. Labradorite (grey agate stone); strength, clarity of thought, protection. Two hearts; good relationships. The loop; going full circle, safe return. Items in 3s; conveys health, wealth, and happiness to the person wearing the bracelet.......i thought how fitting when i learned of this. it's a beautiful bracelet and will treasure it daily. Rev Julie, if i haven't mentioned, is a treasure to our church and truly a blessing & gift in my life. she's already made a great impact on me. I am grateful she is our minister....



5 comments:

Rose said...

Very impressive photographs! Kudos! My daughter is in photography and I know she would be so happy to do it for a living but she is a legal secretary during the day and enjoying her camera every othe waking moment!

Hugs, Rose

~ Lor said...

Sometimes life brings us special people when we least expect it. Sounds like Rev. Julie is one of those people for you. Maybe you've found another expanded calling in the arts!?! Which is a great place to be in my humble opinion :) Your photography is interesting and beautiful.

Jeannette said...

So glad I found you again. I had your journal on a blog list and everytime I tried to go there it said the journal had been deleted. Hugs.

Indigo said...

The bracelet sounds very symbolic and beautiful. Glad to see you posting again dear one, I know it's been a sad few weeks. (Hugs)Indigo

Dona said...

Interesting petrogylphs! We have a similar site here right on the river.