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Spring Happenings 2018

Posted on April 14, 2018 with 0 comments
2018 began quietly. In January and February I was hoping to do a lot of reflective exercises,  journal and paint.  Then, we got dumped on with snow. That was anything but restful.  The heat went off, the roads were impassable, and it took a little while to get back in the swing of regular life. It was cold, gray and dreary. I was anything but creative.
Then March came.  Taxes were processed and sent in quickly--always a relief for me.  That practical side of me is not my favorite place to operate from.
Then, I headed to Springbank Retreat Center in Kingstree, SC. to teach flute.  I really enjoyed that!  Springbank for me is a haven of natural beauty, and just teeming with Spirit.  I enjoy my time with the Sisters very much. It always awakens my creativity. 
My sister Betsy came for a fun visit. A few days later my friend Joan from New Jersey was here exploring Charleston. I loved having time with them both.
April brought the Southern Sampler [...]
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Summer into Fall

Posted on September 25, 2017 with 0 comments
I began a 90 day journey on June 21, 2017.  My instincts directed me to lay low this summer, to journal, organize, let go of some possessions, to engage my body in a dialogue ( that one is hard to explain)-- basically to listen to my physical cues that came along, to complete a story that has been rolling around in my mind since the mid 90's, to do some art work and to play my music.  
Well, I accomplished some of those goals, and found the summer to be a challenge at times, a great reward at other times.  I feel I know myself better for having followed my inner guide.  I think I relinquished some old patterns of behavior that were very ready to be replaced. I feel more comfortable in my body, my life, and especially in my house.
You see 3/4's of the way through my quiet, reflective time a very sassy, very large hurricane changed my plans for the summer.  I ended up evacuating to Durham, NC to escape the wind and water that was coming with full force to Charleston. [...]
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Spring Happenings

Posted on May 18, 2017 with 0 comments
It is mid May already.  Wow! Time is flying by.  
April was a fun time with my sister's Mary and Betsy, and many cousins together in Myrtle Beach.  We have all been sending in our DNA samples to Ancestry.com and that has led us to really go back in time to discover many new facts about our parents, grandparents and great, greats!!!
It all makes me aware of how lucky I am to have such a wonderful family here, and having had all the enormous love from those who have made their transition.  I feel the same way about appreciating my deep current friendships and honor those from the past, or those of friends passed on.  All of this has made me feel so grateful, in the deepest way, for my family and friends.  That appreciation has brought me much deep joy and peace.
I got to spend an evening opening Sacred Space for the Southern Sampler Artist Colony.  We gathered in a beautiful beach house in Folly Beach as a wild thunder and lightening storm provided the back [...]
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I have been in a bit of a dry spell creatively.  I last reported about my going out to the studio to record.  I was pumped up and feeling elated about getting some new music out into the world.  
Well, then I had to have surgery done on my scalp for basel cell cancer removal.  It was a much bigger deal than I had anticipated, and it set me back mentally and physically.  I had to deal with an open wound right smack dab in the middle of my front scalp.  I wore bandages and hats to hide the wound as it slowly closed up.  I certainly got a good dose of humility in the process--not an altogether bad thing in the long run.
But I noticed a change in my mood, my motivation and my creative impulses.   
Tate Corley was born.  He is my fourth grandchild.  Now that was a good dose of happiness that I well needed! I enjoyed getting Christmas gifts bought and organized for family and friends.  It was a good family time at Thanksgiving and Christmas. [...]
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Recording

Posted on July 23, 2016 with 0 comments
I am beginning the production of a new flute CD.  I went to Bruce Robert's studio with my friend Sharon Sinclair. I brought Sharon for support and for her feedback.  It was great to have her there.
I got 3 new tracks recorded.  It was a great start!


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