Saturday, April 3, 2010

The Perfect Journey is Circular

"Mindful"by Mary Oliver

Every day
I see or hear
that more or less
kills me
with delight,
that leaves me
like a needle
in the haystack
of light.


It was what I was born for -
to look, to listen,
to lose myself
inside this soft world -
to instruct myself
over and over
in joy,
and acclamation.

(Drops of Spring-by Stevetookit's Photostream)

Nor am I talking
about the exceptional,
the fearful, the dreadful,
the very extravagant -
but of the ordinary,
the common, the very drab,
the daily presentations.
Oh, good scholar,
I say to myself,
how can you help
but grow wise
with such teachings
as these -
the untrimmable light
of the world,
the ocean's shine,
the prayers that are made
out of grass?
I am thoroughly enjoying a new technique...Melting Felt..Ooh la la...what joy to see the transformation.Here a simple and sweet treasure book named "Home". Made with felt,premium paper,stickers,and all sorts of doo-dads.With only two panels,the last is made to hold precious keepsakes of Home.

Can you see the texture in the felt?

As always,thank you so much for stopping by


La Dolce Vita said...

what a rich post Cat! love Mary Oliver... a fav for years and your photos really illustrate the miraculous in the ordinary..
your Home book is wonderful! the texture is great!

Kass said...

Mary Oliver is a favorite and now an introduction into your beautiful heart-felt melt. Never heard of it. Now I must google. Thanks.

Dawn said...

Love this post...especially your art!

Laura Haviland said...

Cat it is always so thrilling visiting you. I just love today's posting,Mary Oliver.Fabulous and beautiful fits.What great photograph's too. Your new creation are just amazing and love the quote. I love the melt felt, marvelous... I hope to see more, new to me.
I am a huge "Cat" lover, lol.
Saying that I do adore kitty cat's and you. hahaha.
Enjoy your day and Happpy Easter.
What a pleasure to visit you. Hugs,Laura xoxx

Riki Schumacher said...

Good morning Cat, what a pleasant post was this today. I have my first cup of hot tea in hand, sitting down to see what is going on in the world of blogging friends, and opened this. Wonderful music, beautiful pictures, inspiring thoughts. Thank you so much. And your book is rich with thought. Love the texture in the felt, wonderful. Have an inspiring day. Hugs, Riki

NuminosityBeads said...

The book is an inspiration as is the images you've shared with us today.

Have a wonderful weekend.


KeLLy aNN said...

The felt book is stunning.
And I really am LoVing your choice of photos, they are lively!

^..^Corgidogmama said...

Such a lovely, thoughtful post.
Felt as if I was moving in time, on a journey, while reading. Your music enhanced the trip.
Fantastic artistic glad that you "get lost" while you's the best way to go!

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful felt book, Cat! Love it! Your post is always delightful to read and your photos are breathtaking, especially the drops on the blade of can almost like you can reach out and touch it...much like your felt book! Have a safe and wonderful weekend.

Melissa said...

Oh wow! Do I ever love the poem and your melted felt piece! I just found your blog and will definitely be adding it to my blog roll!
Honey Girl Studio

ArtbymeCindy said...

Love it cat! Melting felt can be fun....I alway love taking things to another level!!


Anonymous said...

So pleased you liked the video, thank you for letting me know.

I had a ning group, it somehow got hacked into so I closed it.
I didn't wish to open it up until I understood everthing and how it works. It is quite complicated.
Will have another go.

Happy Easter!




Denise Scaramai said...

I love your work!
very stylish and marvelous
congrats ...

Distressing Delilah a.k.a. jenn said...

I like your new technique! Beautiful work! And..adore Mary Oliver! Nice post..have a great day!

Silver said...

Very nice. Both. The poem and the felt book. Is that a diary?

Silver said...

Or maybe..not? I think it would be really precious to put in a few more pages recording only the most tender thoughts of love for someone closest to our heart..


Carla aka scrappypug said...

Love Mary Oliver and your creation is stunning- love the texture.

Gypsy Moon Art Studio said...

Just gorgeous, Cat! Love, LOVE your creations, my friend! ♥

Connie Eyberg Originals said...

Felt melt...hmm. Never heard of it, but it looks great and sounds interesting!

Quase Blog da Li said...

Beautiful work!
The bird perched on the musical score, are precious details!
Fantastic artistic creation!