The trees are still talking to me

my creative journey continues, the forests of trees that hold such abundance.  Somethings calls me when I walk amongst the dancing leaves, the verdant lushness, their vitality and majestic power.

A dear friend posted this beautiful poem, I had forgotten just  how beautiful these words were, a poem I had ready many times a few years back, but had faded in the mists of time…………….

Sleeping in the Forest 

I thought the earth remembered me,
she took me back so tenderly,
arranging her dark skirts, her pockets
full of lichens and seeds.
I slept as never before, a stone on the river bed,
nothing between me and the white fire of the stars
but my thoughts, and they floated light as moths
among the branches of the perfect trees.
All night I heard the small kingdoms
breathing around me, the insects,
and the birds who do their work in the darkness.
All night I rose and fell, as if in water,
grappling with a luminous doom. By morning
I had vanished at least a dozen times
into something better.

fifty thousand and growing

Today my flickr account reached 50,ooo hits, amazing I cant believe it……….

When I first started all my images where photographic, but then my creativity took another path and the images turned to my artwork.  Its been an incredible creative journey and interesting to see how its developed over the time since I joined.

Now the the number, its seem a lot of people hitting my site, most of them and a massive  percentage are hitting my paper cut images.  Dark Night the cat woman holding aloft skulls on the candelbra with a skirt full of secrets being the most hit image of all.  Then come the images of the flowers that formed my paper cut gardens…….  incredible really never thought at the time they would be so popular.

Then of course came the shoes, I have to say of all the paper pieces I have done they are among my favourites, they were the start of a massive ancestral journey.

I love the way my 50000 turned out, used illustrator and decorative brush to paint my number, a lovely rounded number that is still growing……………