Saturday, July 12, 2014

Squirrel!


It's a bird...

It's a tarsier...

It's a squirrel on his throne dining on corn on the cob


Just another typical after dinner walk in Portland.

oh Portland, you never disappoint,
PlayWrite
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Thursday, July 10, 2014

Meet S'mores



Meet S'mores. He loves chocolate SO much that he followed his keen scent into a 375 degree oven the second his human exited the kitchen. Mr. S'mores wears his singed ears, cheeks and paws--even his toasted grey and white tail--with pride. It was all worth it for the moist and delicious chocolate chip cookies.


When I first pulled this polymer clay cat out the oven, I was quite disappointed. He no longer looked the way 'he was supposed to.' But when my creative pal commented, "His cheeks are blushing," it opened my mind to a different point of view. I let go of my desired outcome and appreciated his unique beauty. And then his name and story above hit me, and I fell in love.

let go and love,
PlayWrite
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Monday, June 30, 2014

Pedalpalooza



Imagine driving home after an amazing dinner and conversation when suddenly a pack of cyclists are zooming past in the opposite direction and taking up the entire neighboring car lane. And no, I'm not talking muscular men in cycle shorts and helmets.

Picture blinged-out bikes and your average everyday citizen. Some in costume. Some sporting a blaring boom box. Bikes glowing in the dark or pulsing lights. Tall bikes. Extra, extra towering bikes.

Then, traffic comes to a halt and the pack becomes a never-ending swarm of hootin' and hollerin' commuters on two wheels. So what do you do?

It's Portland. You roll down your window, blast Follow Your Arrow by Kacey Musgraves, cheer along and hold out your palm to high-five the cyclists that roll on by.

Nothing weird about a Loud'n'Lit bike ride. Just another typical Saturday night in Portland.


I love you just the way you are Portland!

XOXO,
PlayWrite
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Thursday, June 26, 2014

Hadley Rille Books Fundraising Campaign

The beautiful and talented author, Vanessa MacLellan, has put out a request and as her friend and a fellow author, I am absolutely eager to support her and her publisher.

"Hadley Rille Books gave me [Vanessa MacLellan] a chance. I hope that you will give Hadley Rille Books a chance as well. Please Boost the Signal. Pass on the link, tell people about this great small press who gives writers a chance and isn’t all about fitting some formula. These stories move you. They are stories we all can relate to. If you think supporting the little guy, providing different options versus the ones the major publishers think we all want, and helping out new authors is a great idea, then please help by donating (even $5 helps!) and passing on the word."


Please Support the Growth of Hadley Rille Books: A Quality Small Press Publisher

Spread the word!
PlayWrite
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Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Air Soul Collage Card

Air Soul Collage by Sonja Thomas

This past Sunday I attended the workshop "A Soulful Approach to Healing: Working with the Spirit of AIR" with the talented artist Samyak Yamauchi. Our intimate group of women journeyed, participated in an outdoor Mapacho ceremony (which included blowing bubbles!) and created soul-inspired art in centered silence.

Above is my first soul-collage card inspired by the spirit of Air. One woman commented, "you definitely think outside the box" (as evidenced by the butterfly and two kites bursting in 3D from my card). I tend to be easily inspired, but quickly frozen in fearful thoughts making it near impossible to take action. But the workshop reminded me that I AM WHOLE. I AM HEALED.

There's no need to struggle and work through layers of guilt, fear, jealousy and a whole bunch of other junk. Instead, I can always, at any moment, reconnect with the center of my whole self, the true essence of me--light, love and joy. And from there "all that junk" will melt away with ease and I can create in the flow.

spread your wings and fly,
PlayWrite
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