thirty two

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preparing for another spirited year as a music teacher

creating happy simple birds for a small shop

packing youngest off to university . again

be still

hums inside my mind

in moments of soft grass

glorious red rock views . art found in a meadow

it will be quiet in this space . a time of transition . blessings all



31 comments:

Tracy said...

Such a very pretty, whimsical, happy bird today, Elk... I just love your Friday birds & sharing. Off to go see these treats for us today... thank you, thank you... :o) Happy Weekend ((HUGS))

Kamana said...

i am so glad you share these joys here, your creations and the lovely links, some of which are new and lead me to new friends

christinemyoung said...

I love your reminders to 'be still'. Have a lovely weekend :)

june at noon said...

Pretty paper and good advice.

missing moments said...

Sigh, summer is coming to a close. You're right ... be still and take it all in.

sperlygirl said...

am right the with you, squeezing the very marrow of life from my last weekend of summer and time home with the little people. next week, i too, prepare for another school year in the art room. deeeep breath. enjoy the stillness, friend.

patty said...

sweet blessings to you, too, miss ELK. this transition this time of year... so rough. love the first image, especially, but the last one, too. and thanks for the links... i always love these!

Anne said...

This is really lovely. And a message I really need to hear. I need more stillness in my life. I just never get around to doing it.

All the best to you.

Anna at the Doll House said...

I have just discovered your wonderful blog and have been completely enchanted by the beauty of your images and words.

I am your newest, admiring follower.

Anna

Kanelstrand said...

You are excited to see your young friends, admit it! And maybe sad to see your youngest off... but then again, life is swindling between happy and sad...

sweetmyrtle said...

blessings to you dear elk x

Jamie said...

The perfect message - we could all use a bit of still this week

S. Etole said...

always find the stillness here and in the links you share ... blessings for your new school year

forgetmenot said...

Nice thoughts--have a wonderful year teaching. Is there any greater joy--music and kids. Teaching them to enjoy and appreciate music is a talent, and many rewards come with the job. Have a nice weekend. Mickie :)

nance marie said...

is the bird is going to the university too?

Leslie said...

i didn't know you were a music teacher! i played the oboe for many years - began in the fifth grade, thanks to a wonderful elementary school music teacher... i can just imagine how your students must love you.

Mrs. E said...

I envy the music students that have you as their teacher! Have a wonderful year. "Be Still" is going to have to be my mantra this year. Thank you for reminding me.

rachel awes said...

i love your swirly
be still birdie.
that is what i
must do
this morning.
my body tells me so!
tweet tweet love! xox

mrs mediocrity said...

being. still. yes.

Jeanne Klaver said...

Such a sweet bird; such wise words! Thank you for the link to my post. Hope you're having a peaceful weekend and an easy transition. Blessings to you.

Jennifer Richardson said...

I feel every word
and thank you for sharing
the stillness
inside
...may there be soothing
peace in the motion.
-Jennifer

Marcie said...

Being still. It's sometimes the hardest thing to do..to be - in between all of the other noise. Beautiful work!!!

Anna Emilia said...

Difficult words to remember, sometimes middle of all this. But so simple and pretty. Like your birds.

I will be still tonight, silent for a while.

Thank you so much for your kind words and visiting my small weather diary.

I wish you a lot of happiness for the new autumn. Evening greeting from a small darkening country far in the north.

SE'LAH... said...

hope you have the best of school years yet.

did you know that "be still" is one of my favourite of all time sayings? i exhaled when i saw it here...just the reminder i needed. thanks.

one love, dear friend.

maccandace said...

Transition...bittersweet.

maccandace said...

Transition...bittersweet.

Anna said...

Be still, a good reminder through change! Wishing you happy days through the changes that Fall is bringing!

emily wierenga said...

dear friend, i love you. and the way you make music in your classroom and in your words and art. always, e.

Becca said...

I love that you are a music teacher I can just hear the beautiful sounds coming from that guitar. I play classical piano and some guitar.
I am enjoying some much needed "stillness" in my life right now. All is good. :-)
Happy week to you.

Oliag said...

As always, I find beauty and peace here...and inspirational links!

September has always been a transitional time in my mind and seems so much more of a "new year" than January...enjoy

notmassproduced said...

just beautiful