Category Archives: art

Trishna Jewelry is Closing

The end of a decade is happening 1 May.  I am closing Trishna Jewelry on Etsy.  I am ready to let go, (To focus on only building my art business) but it is happening sooner than 1 July, details below. … Continue reading

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Sketchbook Project: Fear and Hope, Deportation

I am participating in the Sketchbook Project this year. This year is that they have assigned topics. You choose FEAR or HOPE. Being a creative type I picked one but am not following it. I am doing Fear AND Hope. … Continue reading

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Tea Bag Village Moon

It is true that Mitchell and I both live with the knowledge of being guided by an unseen hand.  We’ve both been “taken are of” most of our lives. Love this Thomas Merton quote though I edited it a bit.  … Continue reading

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Waking in the Morning

A friend sent me this article from MindBodyGreen on 5 Life-Changing Ways to Start Your Day.   Not sure why, but I read it anyway.  I think the message to move away from plugging in too electronics too fast in … Continue reading

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Lojong Practice 18: The Kayas as Unsurpassable Protection

I am using Weeping Buddha and the lojong sayings and commentary from Training the Mind and Cultivating Loving-Kindness by Chogyam Trungpa as a study, together. I’ve been practicing tonglen for almost three decades, and it is my main practice. This … Continue reading

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Lojong Practice 11: Train with Slogans

I am using Weeping Buddha and the lojong sayings and commentary from Training the Mind and Cultivating Loving-Kindness by Chogyam Trungpa as a study, together. I’ve been practicing tonglen for almost three decades, and it is my main practice. This … Continue reading

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P is for Ode to Prayer Flags: A-to-Z Challenge

Prayer flags begin as we do, bright colors, full of the promise, like wishes on a dandelion. People notice them, cheered by their vibrancy. They oh-so-quickly fade, and begin to tatter here and there. Many people take them down when … Continue reading

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