This is something I have been pondering for some time.

Please use your critical thinking skills online to protect yourself, just as you do at home.


Cliff Hanger

When one’s life suddenly goes off a cliff, sometimes the injuries are such that significant recovery is necessary. If you ever find yourself in this situation, allow yourself time. Healing best occurs during rest. Be kind and gentle to yourself. Know that after a time, you will be able to go on.  Allow yourself to grieve, if that is needed. Feel it all fully, and wade right through it, whitewater and all. You may feel as if you are going to drown, but you won’t. You will make it to the other side.

You will make it.

You will make it.

And There Was Resonance

Resonance Detail. Fractal Drawing. Donna Welsh ©2012

Sometimes there is a shift.  It may be a coming together of perfect nourishment and clearness of mind, or it may just be a happy accident, but it’s that moment when every cell of your being is so alive that you can almost feel each one; when just the simple pleasure of being alive can bring tears of happiness, and you feel like you are in perfect tune with the universe.

Do you know how when you are tuning a stringed instrument and you pluck a string to match a note, and if the note matches, you can mute the initially plucked string and the matching one resonates all on its own? It does so because it is in perfect tune with the first.  That’s how it is.  You may not know to which note you are resonating, but if it is right, you will have unspeakable joy.

May you have resonance!


Ponder and discuss:

Lighting a candle for all those who lose their lives to monsters.

What if children didn’t have to die from cancer?

What if the cure is somewhere we don’t normally look?

What if it is somewhere we are forbidden to go?

Believe. Memory Blessing Digital Aberration. Donna Welsh ©2012

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Peace and light.

Wrapping Dilemma SOLVED!

Wrapping paper just bothers me.

Here is the post from the old blog where I first pondered the situation.




Four years…but now it’s done. The first year, I tried to use up all the old wrapping paper I had. The next year, kept it to recycled gift bags stuffed with my paper shreddings (paper shreddings, bad idea…what a mess!). Last year I used anything recycled I had, newspaper, brown paper, etc. It was still stuff that was being thrown away.

2011 – Packages wrapped in newspapers with last year’s cards as tags and saved ribbon.

My daughter had decided the previous year to invest in fabric and cloth ribbons and wrapped all her gifts that way, and took all the fabric back home with her to reuse the next year.

THIS year, I started making fabric bags out of scrap fabric and whatever kind of ribbon or cord I happen to have around. EASY wrapping! No need for tissue paper, no boxes, no need for tape. The bags can be reused or given as part of the gift.  I am getting a head start!  And not just for Christmas anymore…these bags are great to use ANY time you have a gift to give. So easy, so green, and I am finally SO happy! And I still like the tags from old cards idea.

2012 and beyond!


Donna Welsh, Inspiration in Flight. Digital Photograph. ©2008

I can’t say that I stretch, or reach, looking for ideas. They are always there, often interrupting my thoughts like a persistent child, sometimes waking me in the middle of the night. Frequently they keep me up till all hours of the night and then awaken me again in early morning, when I have finally gotten to sleep. They even change their minds about things when I am in the middle of my work, and though I always have plenty of ideas, they do not always count as inspiration.

Often, these ideas need inspiration and formulation and so I put myself in wonder mode.  I may meditate to call forth the muses. I may wander, trying to be acutley aware of all that surrounds me. Sometimes, though, the muses come to me unbidden. When this happens, if I pay attention, I am always rewarded.

As I was out last evening, having a light meal before venturing to galleries to look at art for dessert, I saw two lovely women, engaged in conversation not more than ten feet from where I was sitting. Although I didn’t hear anything they said, their mannerisms, the tilting of their heads and the animation in their eyes was charming, and spoke to me. I want to paint them. I want to see if I can portray the beauty I saw. I asked them, and I hope they will let me. Stay tuned.

What inspires you?

No Fracking Way!

This only Scratches the Surface

No, I am not swearing…I am making a statement.  However fracking could certainly be considered a curse.  And now, with President Obama’s blessing, jobs will be created in order to destroy the land and pollute the water…


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Don’t forget the


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STATE FORESTS AND PARKS,   (this is a great informative site with lots of links and videos. It is slow to load but worth the wait.)






Don’t forget to read between the lines, too.