I will continue to share favorite images of spirals....Thank you to those of you who enjoyed them the last time I posted them...

I never grow weary of spirals!  I love them big and I love them small.  I love them hidden and I love them bold.  Besides, they seem so fitting at this time in my life. I do feel like I have been through one of life's tornados...  Thank goodness, the fury and pain have calmed and I am back in that stream, once again the fallen leaf, whisked around by the whirlpools spinning with the water's currents, like a dance...

Monday we will celebrate Martha Matthew's life and what a celebration it will be!

  Martha!!!  Is that you traveling toward the light of the universe?...  hmmmmmm...... 

 

Martha!!!  Is that you traveling toward the light of the universe?...  hmmmmmm...... 

A walk in my garden - This is for you my dearest friend Martha . . . Let it be a gentle reminder of our long and deep friendship.

Martha, we have certainly shared a large part of our life's journey, through the valleys and fields as well as over the hills and mountains...  Our shared love of nature and gardening has been a constant that has brought us close and has been the source of great joy in our lives. Nature's gift is not just one of beauty but the gift of knowledge, wisdom and insight into the interconnectedness of everything.  My vision of life is of a spiral, a spiral that continually keeps us returning to people, places, ideas, and all those things we love.  Sometimes the spiral is like like a gentle whirlpool or a williwaw in the wind. At other times it is like a tornado or a dust devil... Life's spiral just keeps spiraling no matter the speed, yet we discover ourselves at a different point in time with each new curve...If only we could all be like the fallen leaf in a wandering stream.  Life's flow will carry it safely around each of the many obstacles if only the leaf allows itself to be one with the current....

I love you Martha...

Always your devoted friend and admirer,

Alice

 

The last rays of the sun's light....then comes the night...followed by the first rays of the morning sun!

The last rays of the sun's light....then comes the night...followed by the first rays of the morning sun!

Meditation Bowls 11, 12, 13, 14 (Spring Island series) just added to my inventory.

Visit my site on the left.  Look for inventory and click on "Meditation Bowls".  You will find sizes, prices, other views and additional details about the work.  Hope you will enjoy these special piece created while I was the invited artist-in-residence on Spring Island, SC.  Three of this series are part of the permanent collection of the Spring Island, Trust.

I would love to know your thoughts about these intimate little pieces. They rest comfortably in the palm of the hand just as they rested in my hand as they were formed...

 

Meditation Bowl 11, Spring Island, SC 2015

Meditation Bowl 11, Spring Island, SC 2015

Meditation Bowl 12, Spring Island, SC series, 2015

Meditation Bowl 12, Spring Island, SC series, 2015

Meditation Bowl 13, Spring Island, SC series, 2015

Meditation Bowl 13, Spring Island, SC series, 2015

Meditation Bowl 14, Spring Island, SC series, 2015

Meditation Bowl 14, Spring Island, SC series, 2015

Fourth Firing!!! "Spring Island Meditation", a trio ready to go to the Spring Island Trust

This trio of meditation bowls I chose from a larger group of pieces created during my week long stay as artist-in-residence on Spring Island, SC this past March.  The pieces have the texture of the long needles and pine cones from the pine tree just outside the door of the studio.  Pine branches and Spanish moss were impressed into others. This series of work serves as a vivid memory of my luxurious week on Spring Island, SC....a heavenly place if there ever was one! 

The other pieces in this series will appear in my inventory of "Meditation Bowls" in a few days....