Category Archives: Travel

New Is So Exciting

New Is So Exciting

Seeing with New Eyes

New Life, New Creations, New Adventures

Flashes of running fawns, leaping, chasing, and playing back and forth all around the forest entertain us over our morning coffee. The excitement of being able to run free as the wind fills them with power. New life is amazing in it’s firsts…first steps, first flight, first leap through the air. As the baby deer take over the woods, the hatchling dove twins are about to take wing. One is out with Mom, jumping from limb to limb, while the other waits patiently on top of the wreath-nest outside our front door. Mom returns in the afternoon and leads her two babes walking into the azalea bushes for their low flying lessons. A big spring day of firsts happening everywhere. It goes on with us or without us….so I say with us! What new thing can you add to this day to make it exciting, exhilarating, and more alive?

At the Smithsonian Craft Show this last week-end, we were lucky to meet a wonderful artist exhibiting there for the first time. She took the risk of coming across the country from Washington State, and investing in a high quality show, to sell her Guardian figures to a new audience. A challenging adventure in every way.

I love a long week-end road trip. Each experience is new, different, and filled with synchronicity. Trips pull me out of the routine, and make me aware of all happening in the present moment. Driving home, a huge red tail hawk caught a mouse in the grassy median, turned and rose into the air, skimming our windshield and grazing the roof of the car. A moment of unbelievable Wow! Made my husband duck! Experiences like that wake me up to life, to the interaction of all things, and to the power of nature. The trick is to keep the excitement and mindfulness flowing every day at home. Fill your life with Firsts!

Everything is what you make it to be. What will you do to move forward in style, grace, and pleasure? Make a commitment to yourself Right Now to bring in more happiness, excitement, and adventure each day. You deserve it! Here’s a great site to bring happiness in every day.

Spring and fawns and ravens, oh my
Guardian of Tolerance and Diversity, by Mary Ennes Davis, www.crowriverstudio.com
Magic of Synchronicity

Magic of Synchronicity






┬áSynchronicity Abounds Everywhere On a trip last Spring to Asheville, NC, to visit my cousin, I came across an artist whose work really drew me in. We had toured every warehouse studio complex by this time, and the art was great to see, but didn’t call to me personally. Then in an upstairs, large, bright…Continue Reading

Ancient Sacred Paris

Ancient Sacred Paris






Paris feels so mystical, magical, and sacred. I experienced something deep, moving, and profound, drawing me into the Paris landscape. It’s ancient, built on many other cities & civilizations over thousands of years. Remnants of ancient powers abound. For example, St Sulpice, standing on the site of a 13th Century church and located in the…Continue Reading

Being Parisian

Being Parisian






I wanted to experience living like a Local Besides being an American tourist in a European city, I wanted to belong. I practiced my French, studied Metro maps, and googled favorite stores, restaurants, and parks. I envisioned walking their ancient paths, shopping in their local favorite stores, and relaxing in their most beautiful gathering places.…Continue Reading

Santa Fe Zen

Santa Fe Zen






The Allure of Santa Fe with an ever changing landscape. The Land makes you breathe deeper, pause longer, and feel intensely. It’s all Wabi Sabi and Zen as the mountains, clouds, sky, and sun shift and dance across the landscape in impermanent waves of beauty. It’s as if this moment of time will never be…Continue Reading

I so love Greece

I so love Greece






I’m so grateful we experienced this Ancient Beauty! I can’t even begin to understand all that’s happening in this fabled land these days. My friend, originally from Athens, just posted that the ancient ruins of Palmyra are now laced with mines by terrorist fanatics. They seek to control the area. Inconceivable! When we self toured…Continue Reading

Living with Vintage Art

Living with Vintage Art






Elephant Trunk, Kane Co., Brimfield, all provide gold to the discerning eye. We have discovered boxes of little metal rocket ship ornaments, clock gears, Whole carousel horses, and model airplanes on our explorations combing through tents, crates, and boxes. There were the two bronze mold templates for gold castings from jewelers in India, wonderful sets…Continue Reading