Friday, December 11, 2009

i want to know...

I want to know how the waves will hold me. What will be the rise of today; the fall of tonight?

I want to know where God is when my stomach drops as the bottom falls out of the roller coaster.

I want to know where the gentle hands of compassion are. I want to know why sometimes they feel like a vise around my neck.

I want to know how I got to this place and where I will go next.

I want to know if God really listens to prayer or are my words lost in the waves of desire, swirling until I can feel no more.

I want to know - do you (G0d) love me?

"I want to know" was created this week while facilitating others in a deepening spirituality exercise... hmmm. who's facilitating here?

The following haiku was the next step in the exercise.

what will hold me up
when the deep bottom falls out,
when God's hand fails me?

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Disposable Child?

"Hey have you seen the disposable child With sunken cheeks and belly distended Hey have you seen the disposable child Exempted from grace and left undefended Born into a world that's so defiled Well now don't shed a tear he's just a disposable child.

Hey have you heard the disposable child One who's heart should be fillin' with wonder Hey have you heard the disposable child Who spent his youth dodging bullets and thunder Don't waste your time with this soul who's never smiled Now don't shed a tear he's just a disposable child

Hey do you know the disposable child Born into suffering, forced into hiding Hey do you know the disposable child It seems your agenda and his are colliding Asking only for love but feeling so reviled Now don't shed a tear, he's just a disposable child

To whom can you turn my disposable child When heaven and earth have left you forsaken To whom can you turn my disposable child When the winds of neglect leave you tattered and shaken Where the refuse of humanity is piled They don't shed a tear if you're just a disposable child"

--Peter Himmelman

Monday, October 5, 2009

Walkin' on Sunshine Wordle

I have done wordles before. They are fun and creative and take just a little bit of time to produce a tiny piece of art. This one is a result of my recent post "walkin' on sunshine".

Create your own wordle here.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Poetry Party





Join the Poetry Party at Abbey of the Arts!!!

See the related post at Diamonds!

Tuesday, May 26, 2009


i just love little bits of serendipitous synchronicity. after being gone for several days at the fabulous awakening the creative spirit program, i came home to peruse my favorite blog sites. i was not surprised at all to see that kel has asked us to create a mandala for her "art attack" and i happen to have one i was going to share from my week. fun, huh?

mandala's are powerful little pieces of healing if you allow yourself to intuitively create and then spend time discerning what might me learned from this bit of creativity. (this one was created in a time span of 45 minutes from selecting images to completed mandala. not too much time to overthink things!!)

please let me know if you decide to create your own!

right-click on the image to see it in larger version.

Monday, April 27, 2009

Calling Me

The stones cry out saying, “Come. Come.”

Clouds and mist meet earthen fields of green calling, “Come. Come.”

Water whispers, “I will wash you clean. Come. Please come.”

The fire in my belly stirs and answers, “Yes.”

Join the poetry party at Abbey of the Arts!!

Wednesday, April 8, 2009


from lucy's phone 4.07.09

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

the world in your hands

Several weeks ago while creating this collage, I noticed some words on the scraps of paper from where I had cut my images. They were intriguing to me, so I tucked them away for a later time. While I was preparing to cut up more scraps and images in response to my meditation on a healthy body, I ran across the partial poem and decided it was time to find the rest. I offer it here. Enjoy!

Settle for nothing
less than the

object of your desire.

Desire. The weight of. The weight of our

desire. Then laugh, cry, but laugh

more than you cry, and when you hold

the world in your hands, love Her.

--Alma Luz Villanueva from "The Object"

collage by lucy 3.21.09

Thursday, February 26, 2009

4 x 4 Fun

I've been tagged by Elizabeth over at Mindwhisperings. The rules, in her words:
1. Go to the 4th folder where you keep your pictures on your computer.
2. Post the 4th picture in the folder.
3. Explain the photo.
4. Tag 4 fellow bloggers to join in the fun!

This photo is one of those reminders to me that sometimes old friends are the very best thing in the whole world. This is a picture of my dear friend, Kim and her husband Gaylon. Kim and I met when we were 17 years old and were going through rush together at Oklahoma State University. She is from Chickasha, OK and is one of those delightful people who knows no such thing as a one-syllable word. One of my favorite sounds in the whole world is to hear her call me by my little used nickname of Kat which comes out something like this "Kaa-yaa-ttt."

We lost touch for nearly 30 years (how can that be?) and this picture was taken at the wedding of our other dear friend, Theresa. We were (and are) the three Virgos in the Zeta house with our birthday's all falling within a week of each other (same year). I have the distinct honor of being the oldest. When reunited for the wedding, it was like we were all 17 again and no time at all had passed. There is something incredibly wonderful about having friends who knew you when...

Thank you, Elizabeth for this little walk down memory lane. I think I'll go e-mail my amigos, Kim and Theresa!

So, for this one I tag my virtual buddies, Christine, Tess, Sunrise Sister & Rebecca. Anyone else who wants to play, please join in. It's great to see what pops up!

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

my journal

a couple of weeks ago, i went on a wonderful adventure in art making with my sister and two of her friends. we traveled to pendleton, oregon and spent one day with a master printmaker and another day learning to make hand-made books. this is the result of my first bookmaking efforts. i like it so much that i can't bring myself to write in it...sigh.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

more printing

Once upon a time there was a cherry blossom that fell from a tree.

The cherry blossom wondered why she had fallen and all of her friends still clung to the branches.

In the end, she realized that falling was inevitable and she patiently waited for the others to join her.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009


A blind child
guided by his mother,
admires the cherry blossoms...

monoprint by lucy made during art class at Crow's Shadow

inspired by Kikakou's haiku

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Saturday, January 3, 2009


FIRE is my word for 2009...Watch out world!!!

photo © h3images

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Happy Birthday to lucy creates!!!

Launched one year ago today, lucy creates would like to thank all who visit here for your continuing support and inspiration.

I am taking a little break and will return around January 12, 2009.

Happy New Year!!!