Friday, March 25, 2011

In Search of a Point Udall Moonrise

We drove east to the end of the road. There’s a lookout point here and a monument stating that this is the easternmost point of the United States. We came here to see the moon rise over the ocean.
But there were clouds and haze to contend with.
Behind us, though, a brilliant sunset was raging.
It made the monument look like a druid sacred site.
Three frigatebirds kept us company.
And despite the hidden moon, we enjoyed a glass of bubbly.
And a toast to the glorious beauty surrounding us.

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Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Prayer Flag for Clarity

Spring is almost here, and although I live on a tropical island, I am still affected by the energy of spring.
This is the time when I look around me and want to clear the dust off everything that sat unnoticed for a while.
I want things to have a new shine, I’m craving brightness and light.
And in my art I’m craving clarity.
A new direction, unexplored territory.
Here is my prayer flag for Clarity to help usher in a new season of light.
You can click on the photo for a larger view.
This prayer flag was part of my Artful Prayer Flag exhibit at Fort Frederik Museum in Frederiksted.
It is for sale. The price is $250.
The flag is 12" wide and 20" long, plus the fringe which extends to about 33".
It has a sleeve at the top and a rod for hanging.
The flag is made with hand-dyed batiks and acrylic yarns.
It is embellished with paints, beads, pearls, ribbons and fabric beads.
The Clarity Symbol was painted on a recycled dryer sheet.
It also has little jingle bells attached to the fringe.
As with all of my art work, this is my own original design and each flag is one of a kind.  This Artful Prayer Flag is for indoor use and it was treated with a UV protector to avoid fading.
If you are interested in purchasing it, you can do so via PayPal. Please contact me and I’ll provide you with all of the purchasing details.

Sunday, March 06, 2011

Mardi Gras + St. Croix = Mardi Croix

 Here’s Cane Bay Beach before the parade.
This is the parade route lined with vendors.
There were beads
And more beads.

Cute girls
And cute twins
And body paint
And giant hats
And bead tosses.
  Here come the King and Queen.
Golden Girls handed out treats.
The theme was Rock n Roll.
James Brown and Elvis made an appearance.
Plus a giant centepiede.
After the parade, everyone cooled off in the water, including the horses.
And Elvis sat with us for a few moments and reflected on the festivities.

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