Monday, December 18

self portrait challenge {red}

self portrait, canon digital rebel xt

I am extremely attracted to the color red. It seems when I am feeling most passionate in my life, somehow this color appears before me. I stumbled upon this hat while out shopping the other day. I've been on the hunt for a red hat for quite some time but haven't connected with any of them until I found this one.

Red moves me. It finds me. It speaks volumes of rich, deep, romantic feelings.

Lately I have fallen deep into all these passionate emotions. When this happens, I can get a bit quiet with my thoughts. This past week I have done just that. I haven't blogged much or emailed or phoned. I've just put my head down. I work. I create. I dream. I write. I think. I feel. I suppose it is a bit of a digesting period of some sort. Then I resurface from this cocoon and begin to share.

I have wonderful people in my life that get this about me. Sometimes the best poetry, jewelry, photographs and drawings are born out of these times.

Do you ever have a string of days where this happens to you? This passionate flow of quietness?

(all the scarves you see behind me were handmade by my mother and two sisters. yummy them. lucky me.)

Update: My nephew Mark (darlene's son) was just in a serious car accident. He is currently in surgery for internal injuries. I cannot sleep. It is 1:30am and I wish I could be in the hospital with all of them. I am sharing this here because I know that I have some pretty powerful readers of my blog and he will need all the prayers, lit candles and healing vibes he can get over the next few days. I will not know the severity of his injuries until he is out of surgery. Thank you in advance for your love.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I will be praying for Darlene and her family. And for you and those who can't be there. Love, love, love to you.

December 19, 2006 at 1:46:00 AM PST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

very nice and warm photo :) and hat is cute!

December 19, 2006 at 1:48:00 AM PST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I will be praying for Darlene and her family. And for you and those who can't be there. Love, love, love to you.

December 19, 2006 at 1:53:00 AM PST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

oh god, i'm so sorry to hear this.

~~~ sending light and love and healing and angels to mark and dars, and you and the rest of the family ~~~

candle lit.

* shining light *

in love and light,

December 19, 2006 at 1:55:00 AM PST  
Anonymous Sophie said...

You, your nephew and family are in my thoughts and prayers. I'll lit a candle for you and hope the love sparkles across the globe to you :)

xo Sophie

December 19, 2006 at 2:10:00 AM PST  
Blogger Susannah said...

oh my god. i'm sending my love, of course i am, but what else can i do? just say the word... i'm emailing right now

December 19, 2006 at 2:12:00 AM PST  
Anonymous Lunarmusings said...

My love and prayers are with you and your family dearest...

December 19, 2006 at 2:57:00 AM PST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

oh no! sending all the love to you and your beautiful family. i'll be thinking of mark today, even though i don't know him- and lighting a candle for him.


December 19, 2006 at 3:27:00 AM PST  
Anonymous acumamakiki said...

I'm stepping out of my lurker status to send love and prayers to your nephew and family. Please keep us updated.

December 19, 2006 at 3:56:00 AM PST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You, your family and especially your nephew have the love, prayers and thoughts of more people than you may even realise. My grandmother taught me that prayers motivated by love and pure intent are extra-ordinarily powerful so I'll practice what she taught me now, with love.

December 19, 2006 at 4:27:00 AM PST  
Blogger alison koh said...

prayers to your nephew and all in family. sending love to all.

December 19, 2006 at 5:01:00 AM PST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

healing vibes to Mark coming from the UK xxxxxxxxx

December 19, 2006 at 5:18:00 AM PST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

All of our prayers our with your nephew! We will pray for strength for him and his recovery.

December 19, 2006 at 5:37:00 AM PST  
Anonymous Jenn said...


I read your blog all the time but never comment. Today, I feel I need to. I will keep your family in my prayers today.


December 19, 2006 at 5:53:00 AM PST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh darling.....I will spend the whole day and next few days sending prayers his way..and to the rest of the family. What an awful thing to have happen-please keep us updated when you can.
Hope you got some sleep.

Love you
toe to toe

December 19, 2006 at 6:05:00 AM PST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My thoughts, prayers, and wishes are with you and your family. Please take care ~ Meridith

December 19, 2006 at 6:55:00 AM PST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm sending you and your family healing energy. Please find some comfort in these words. My most tender thoughts to you and Darlene.

December 19, 2006 at 6:57:00 AM PST  
Blogger Stef said...

you and your family are in my prayers!!!


December 19, 2006 at 7:01:00 AM PST  
Blogger deirdre said...

Your nephew and all your family will be in my heart.

December 19, 2006 at 7:30:00 AM PST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am so sorry about your nephew! My prayers are with you and your sister and Mark-

December 19, 2006 at 7:41:00 AM PST  
Blogger Sauntering Soul said...

I'm adding lots of prayers from over here on the east coast as well. You and your family are in my thoughts.

December 19, 2006 at 8:56:00 AM PST  
Blogger LiteraryGirl said...

Praying praying praying

December 19, 2006 at 9:48:00 AM PST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I trust my body, and I felt a good energy as I was reading about your nephew. I am sure he will pull through this...

December 19, 2006 at 10:44:00 AM PST  
Anonymous Schmoopy said...

I am so sorry to hear of this news. My thoughts are with your family at this time. I hope you come back with some good news.

December 19, 2006 at 10:59:00 AM PST  
Anonymous Juliana said...

praying for your family and wishing you strength to stay positive...all of the depth you have and that which you describe on this blog will be resourceful now...you have a strong foundation to stand on and one that will provide for your family and yourself.

December 19, 2006 at 11:19:00 AM PST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i just wanna kiss those checks...

i'm so sorry to hear about mark. definitely scary. please keep us posted and remember your tribe is here if you need anything...anything...

sending you love and prayers...

love you girl!

December 19, 2006 at 11:25:00 AM PST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sending prayers for Mark and the family.

December 19, 2006 at 11:33:00 AM PST  
Blogger Jana B said...

I go through periods of quietness as well... my pastor says I am "regrouping", but regardless... when I come out of that period, I've got all kinds of creative ideas and I'm ready to conquer the world!

I'll be praying for your nephew.

December 19, 2006 at 1:24:00 PM PST  
Blogger Deb R said...

Your portrait is lovely.

I'm praying for Mark and for Darlene and the rest of the family.

December 19, 2006 at 1:32:00 PM PST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I just heard and I am saying prayers and will light candles for your nephew and family.

Sending love and prayers,


December 19, 2006 at 3:45:00 PM PST  

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