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Mood Indigo, Part 2
April 25th, 2015MusingsMegan 0 Comments

“Indigo teaches me to be humble in life. There is something bigger and taller than me; I am nothing. How can so much beauty and hugeness come from that tiny leaf? It is like trying to understand God- you cannot in a lifetime understand everything of indigo. You cannot really put words to the emotion. […]

Mood Indigo, Part 1
April 13th, 2015MusingsMegan 2 Comments

I visited Guadalajara for the second time in  Autumn 2013 during the Day of the Dead celebrations,  and discovered a city overflowing with beautiful imagery: lush trees with roots so large the sidewalks buckled, Spanish colonial architecture, Moorish star windows, hummingbirds, yellow- orange cempasuchil marigolds, Art Nouveau ornamentation and a particular shade of blue called […]

Water Lilies
June 2nd, 2013Musings, New PieceMegan 0 Comments

As a child, almost all of my family’s vacations were spent on tropical islands (not the greatest climate for a blue eyed, redhead I might add). To this day there is a certain kind of heat-backed, spicy floral scent that means “home” and “safe” to me. I have a vivid image from when I was […]

Lilies, Lilies, Everywhere
September 27th, 2012New PieceMegan 0 Comments

The bee dream I wrote about in my last post was part of a series of dreams I had last year where plants, animals and insects were “talking’ to me. These dreams have really influenced all my carving this year, and I realized that I never spoke about the lily dream. I was in garden […]

Bee Dreams
May 10th, 2012New PieceMegan 2 Comments

I don’t know when I realized how much I love carving insects, but realize it, I did. A few months ago I asked the wonderful people on my facebook page, and on twitter, what insect they would like to see me carve next. There were so many great ideas, but the one that came up […]

Dragonflies Revisited.
July 22nd, 2011MusingsMegan 0 Comments

Deep in the sun-searched growths the dragonfly Hangs like a blue thread loosened from the sky. ~Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Silent Noon ************** For someone who was initially so resistant about carving a dragonfly piece, I’ve become something of a junkie: I can’t get enough of them! As soon as the warm weather came this year […]

Wings, part 2
April 25th, 2011MusingsMegan 0 Comments

Before I begin this tale, let me just say that I like pigeons. I know to many they are “rats with wings”, but to me they are “doves with a bad reputation”. Last summer after my visit with the Shaman, so many strange things began to occur in my life, both good and bad. This […]

March 25th, 2011MusingsMegan 2 Comments

  “I adore wearing gems, but not because they are mine. You can’t possess radiance, you can only admire it.” ” I’ve felt that ever since Richard started giving me jewelry, there was some meaning in it for him, too. He would do it with such a twinkle and with such glee. he’d say, ‘I […]

Luisa’s Snakes: Ode to the Marchesa, part 2
March 21st, 2011MusingsMegan 2 Comments

Luisa, the Marchesa Casati, loved animals. It is said that she had a deep understanding and could connect with creatures thought to be un-tamable. At her palazzo in Venice she kept a coterie of albino blackbirds, white peacocks, a pair of cheetahs, her beloved greyhounds and at least one snake. While she loved the wild […]

Ode to the Marchesa
March 7th, 2011New PieceMegan 2 Comments

As a teenager I was given a book about the great photographer Adolph de Meyer. I just fell in love with the elegance and gauzy-otherworldly quality of his work; I don’t think I’ve ever seen a De Meyer picture I didn’t like. In that particular book was a wealth of beautiful images, but one stood […]

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