Monday, March 8, 2010

Let us not be sure of Anything Today

Things have been upside down,..inside out,..mixed up crazy....
(photo by Cary Scott)

..Just the way I like it...
One cant help but feel truly alive when your spinning wild with To-do's.

Funny thing is in those "In-between" moments,when reflection and gratitude settle in,that life takes meaning.
(oclipa photo)

In my moments of silence,I always revisit Rumi's "Zero Circle"

"Zero Circle" by Rumi
Be helpless, dumbfounded,
Unable to say yes or no.
Then a stretcher will come from grace
to gather us up.
We are too dull-eyed to see that beauty.
If we say we can, we're lying.
If we say No, we don't see it,
That No will behead us
And shut tight our window onto spirit.
So let us rather not be sure of anything,
Beside ourselves, and only that, so
Miraculous beings come running to help.
Crazed, lying in a zero circle, mute,
We shall be saying finally,
With tremendous eloquence, Lead us.
When we have totally surrendered to that beauty,
We shall be a mighty kindness.
My craft room is getting a face lift!!Nothing drastic,..some more storage and a new floor.So with my supplies scattered throughout the house,I have had little hands on creative time....but my need is indeed strong to create..and so companion has stepped up to the plate.
Here are some new Photoshop creations

plus a free digital background for those of you that savor backgrounds as I now do...

..and a example of how i used it.
May you not be sure of anything today and may your day be full of exquisite smells and glorious sensations on your fingertips.

As always,thank you so much for stopping by


Julie said...

Lovely post, Cat! Glad you're enjoying your lively life!

Hope today is just as fun!

Tumbleweed Trails said...

It's hard to not be sure of anything today when I am sure about one thing today...this is one great post with some fantastic potos. Wow, love them all and your tinkering with photoshop created an outstanding image of the baseball players. Love it to bits.

cindi said...

love the spinning top picture... Mondays always feel like that to me! Enjoy your new craft room! oh and thanks for the background!!!

Brenda LaBell said...

Great post Cat!! I'm always spinning around and upside down it seems. Love the new digital creations, the last one is my favorite!! Enjoy your craft room face lift. I love new flooring!!

Have a great day!!

Marilyn Rock said...

What a wonderful post! A beautiful marriage of lovely, meaningful words and art! Thank you!

Petite Paperie said...

Thank you for the background. What a beautiful example of its use!
From what I have figured out the difference between a Vector file and a PNG, is that a Vector file can be resized without pixelating. A PNG maybe maybe not.
Would love to see some pics of your craft room when the makeover is dons:0)

Linda said...

Inspiring words, photos and digital art.......

La Dolce Vita said...

love Rumi and the shot of the fence alone was wonderful, but look what you DID with it!!!

SilkandBone said...

I love Rumi! That poem is lovely. I really like your creations- esp. the background- beautiful!

Princess Laura Lis said...

What a lovely post! and beautiful photos. Thank you for sharing those inspiring words!

Cindy said...

Your life sounds a lot like mine right now... super busy and spinning nonstop! Your Photoshop skills are incredible (and mind boggling to me!)...the little red head in the baseball shot reminds me of my 5 year old son. Your layered picture with the lady's profile is beautiful!

Kass said...

I don't know how you stay in one piece, but maybe that's the point. You can't contain all that's in you so you create. I'm in awe of this blog. It's almost more than I can take in one I'll be back.

La Pintoreta said...

Your work it's very nice i like it...kisses

Sherry said...

Love the fence Cat! Yes, not knowing and surrendering to that is my life's challenge. Some days it is easier than others. Thank you for sharing your amazing creativity :-)