18 August 2014

Cocoa, Shells, Beans and Basket

Acrylic on canvas 30" x 36"


































Today marks the start of Grenada Chocolate Fest. and the opening of the
"In Celebration of Chocolate" exhibition at the Art and Soul Gallery.

20 July 2014

Another island,another time.

Ios, Cyclades, Greece, 1972


Harbour

 with a rescue cat that we brought from Athens. 



Home, Mylapota Valley


10 June 2014

Lesser Antillean Tanager

The cherry tree today was host to one of my all time favourite birds.
This little beauty is only found here in Grenada. and in
St. Vincent and the Grenadines.
You can find out more here

3 June 2014

Mary and the postcards

Mary and the postcards Jackie Morris, an artist, illustrator, writer and dragon lady extraordinaire is holding the most wonderful give away! Why not pop over to her blog and give yourself a visual feast and a chance to win. :)

2 June 2014

Frog


Found frog again
today.

She was lying
on top of the
newly cleared
ground where
we used to have
a little house once
upon a time.


I don't think
she is an
ancient
artefact,
possibly

she was bought
from Michael
who carves
stone items
locally
but I really
can't
remember
when or
where I got
her from.
She had
survived a
cutlass blow
or two...
but it was good
to hold her again.

In Kalinago
cosmology
'Frogwoman'
is associated
with the rainy
season so I am
hoping that our
reunion is a
good omen
and a sign
of water
to come.

26 May 2014

Stones

There
is
a
plan,
change
is
afoot
but
first
I need
to
do
this
 free up
the
stones
so
they
can
speak
and
tell
us
what
the
truth
is.

28 April 2014

Tina

 You came to visit
after 14 years
my friend.

It was
extraordinary
to be with you
again.







I was afraid,
at first,
to share this
space, my place
with you who
know me
from a time

 where crystal waters
never flowed
my head
bowed
in fear
of discovery
of fraud.

Uncalled for
as it all turned out
and everything
resolved, the doubt
that kept me from
myself
evapourated
fizzled out


 We took you to our sacred sites
the places where
the world is right
a glimpse of
what could be
was seen


a crack opened
and your light
shone in.






Language that was lost
to me, flowed once more,
unceasingly, we garbled,
gabbled, giggled, gagged
 with laughter
that illuminated
darkest corners,
infiltrated.

Playing tourist
seeing sights
being happy
feeling free


all the things you brought to me
the person that I want to be








It was so hard to let you go
just when I had got to know
that years are not a barrier to the thread that binds us, that love
stretches beyond oceans and hearts stay forever entwined when open.


31 December 2013

2013


If you
were a test
then
we tried.
Your
challenges
were
hard
and
beyond
any
learned
experience.
We
struggled,
floundered,
regrouped
and
crashed,
repeatedly.


Following
tradition,
taking
instruction
from
wiser,
older
heads
we
continued.




We put down roots, nurtured each other, picked up the pieces.
Wake, work, sleep was the mantra of the days that brought,
seemingly impossible, tasks that were attempted, repeated,
completed, resolved.
New, tender leaves grew,. Brazen branches flung embraces.
A cloak of forbidding foliage, protected our daily lives.
Dead wood was cut out, a fire was re kindled.
Light beamed in through the spaces created.
Kindnesses, gentle as kisses, brought the blossom.

30 November 2013

#naphopomo Day 30 The ending up

















Today, the last day of naphopomo, began with a smile
whilst meeting up with a best friend and reading the
names of the boats at the fish market.
 'Doggy Style' caught my eye!

































'T', having finished selling in town when we caught up with him,
was selling for other people and behind him, through the wire
fencing, I saw

































another time, lives lived before on Melville Street.
It has been enjoyable, this daily posting of 'something'. 
I have not always risen to the ocassion, but the naphopomo
challenge was interesting.
Our 'day to day' (isolated within a frame) spoke of inner
things that we were unaware of, attuned to a moment
that otherwise may have passed by, unnoticed. Thanks
again to Karen aka Chookooloonks who brought us all
here , to this wonderful space where many lives,
lived in numerous places,that have been
shared through a lens,
with lessons loved and learned, united creative souls
of many persuasions.
It takes a special kind of person to do this, a person
who can see beyond her own boundaries to embrace,
inspire and include one and all. 
Much love Karen and thank you xxx




27 November 2013

#naphopomo Day 27 Almost Time

















Making an early start this year, not going to be left behind
with cobwebbing and cleaning and all there is to mind.
A true Grenadian Christmas requires a lot of elbow grease,
beginning now might help us find the path to inner peace!
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