Monthly Archives: November 2012

Testimony 2012


Seeing things first hand is really the only way to experience things in life. Never miss a chance or opportunity to see something new.
turning the attention to what is working
turning to the strength and foundation
of my own choices
my own possibility.
taking inventory of what is available
knowing my own assets
claiming the wisdom and knowhow
that will lead me on this journey
by bridget mcbride

Grateful for Art


I feel grateful for this beautiful day and for all you lovely art supporters!  Thank you for being attentive, connected to spirit and for celebrating the beauty of art in your life! 

“For each new morning with its light,
For rest and shelter of the night,
For health and food, for love and friends,
For everything Thy goodness sends.”

~ Ralph Waldo Emerson



Miracle 2012

Often, the most wonderful emotions in our lives come from the most unexpected situations.

Life flutters in
even when the window is shut tight
even when the door is locked
even when the cracks are all grouted over…
The heart is permeable;
Light goes in and out…
    No matter how we try to keep this force under lock and key,
        Life beats along thwarting our attempts to constrict and tame it
            or ourselves.
~ Sarai Lucarelli 

A Woman…


Letting Paint Dry 2012

Though we are constantly surrounded by magnetic energy, by looking carefully, we can find internal harmony.

“A woman in harmony with her spirit is like a river flowing. She goes where she will without pretense and arrives at her destination prepared to be herself and only herself.”

~Maya Angelou

Autumn 2012



Song for Autumn

In the deep fall
    don’t you imagine the leaves think how
comfortable it will be to touch
    the earth instead of the
nothingness of air and the endless
    freshets of wind? And don’t you think
the trees themselves, especially those with mossy,
    warm caves, begin to think
of the birds that will come — six, a dozen — to sleep
    inside their bodies? And don’t you hear
the goldenrod whispering goodbye,
    the everlasting being crowned with the first
tuffets of snow? The pond
    vanishes, and the white field over which
the fox runs so quickly brings out
    its blue shadows. And the wind pumps its
bellows. And at evening especially,
    the piled firewood shifts a little,
longing to be on its way.






Devotion 2012


Devotion 2012

Following what we believe in always ends with a positive outcome. Dedication and passion generate beautiful structure in our world.


My desire
is always the same; wherever Life
deposits me:
I want to stick my toe
& soon my whole body
into the water.
I want to shake out a fat broom
& sweep dried leaves
bruised blossoms
dead insects
& dust.
I want to grow
It seems impossible that desire
can sometimes transform into devotion;
but this has happened.
And that is how I’ve survived:
how the hole
I carefully tended
in the garden of my heart
grew a heart
to fill it.

~ Alice Walker



Conception 2012

Though different, we all start the same way. Our original interpretation of creation brings birth and invention.

“Each one of us has lived through some devastation, some loneliness, some weather superstorm or spiritual superstorm, when we look at each other we must say, I understand. I understand how you feel because I have been there myself. We must support each other and empathize with each other because each of us is more alike than we are unalike.” ~ Maya Angelou