Wednesday, July 1, 2020

What's most important to you?

Back when I lived in Evanston, I had a dream that we were all chasing the carrot and the carrot was money.  For some, it was money to pay the bills.  For others, it was never enough for everything.  The result was this sculpture I built using Swarovski crystals.  

Today it seems that too many people value wealth over morals, kindness, the needs of people, nature and even the future of the earth.  And, look at how the earth is responding:  Covid 19.

The good news is that many will survive to create a better world.  It's already happening.  I invite you to come and experience a tiny piece of world peace, joy and the wonders of nature at its best. 

Thursday, May 14, 2020

Time to get creative!

I painted this lacquer on glass over 12 years ago which now hangs in the barn.  What brand of paints do I use?  Lately, Menards.  I'm ready for something more creative!   The pond has numerous subjects waiting for their portraits.  Frogs, turtles, wood ducks, geese, a muskrat...who I'm willing to give to anyone for free.  The only fish I have is the one you see above since I'm surrounded by this beautiful, old, hardwood forest which makes the pond too acidic for fish.  Ah well.

Tuesday, March 3, 2020

You lichen this?

I was invited on a Viking river cruise in Portugal this winter which was amazing.  Loved the people, the way of life, the cobblestone streets, the food, wine, olive groves, ruins and more.  This lichen grows all over some of the trees and I find it really beautiful.  It could be a lovely brooch.

Monday, January 20, 2020

Many are depressed by the weather.

If you find Michigan winters challenging, you are not alone.  We have less sunlight than most any other state during the winter months. Forget the cold, windy, snow-driven weather?  Hardly.  So now's the time to plan for the spring, summer and fall. 
 Schedule a stress-free, peaceful vacation at the Red Spirit where you can learn how trees communicate and respond to their surroundings.  While here, you can take a class, meditate in the quiet forest, walk the woodland trails, enjoy the flower gardens and make new friends around the campfire.
The Red Spirit is all about connecting with nature and each other in a new, deeper way.  

Friday, November 1, 2019

Passing by

Noticed this little frog contemplating the cold weather while sitting on the patio chair.  Too cute!

My two cats, one playing with the tail of the other.  Patience or tolerance?

Friday, October 25, 2019

The Band Plays On

The Red Spirit was delighted to host the Detroit Party Marching Band after they performed in the Fennville Goose Festival.  Great bunch!  See them on Youtube!  Hoping to have them back!

Saturday, August 3, 2019

This Horror Story Must Be Told.

Sonia has traveled the world visiting industrial farms, getting into the secret world of meat production.  It's not just the horrors of slaughter houses and how immune people are to the suffering of animals.  By the way, that includes people who eat these animals.  It's also about the antibiotics, the genetic engineering, the huge pollution of earth and waterways, our bodies and more.  Did you know that livestock is fed their own kind (byproducts) and chicken manure!  And, you may be eating it along with antibiotics if you're eating the meat that comes from all over the world and shipped to the USA.

It's time we all embrace vegan diets.  There are more and more choices every day to satisfy meat cravings.  Save the livestock, save the earth and save yourself.  Nothing is more important than good health.  It's no wonder we have so much cancer in the world.  

So if you do eat meat, know the farmer who provides it.  Ask questions.  Demand change.  Livestock should be raised on pastures not in buildings where they never see the light of day, touch the earth and are forced to smell the toxic ammonia every day of their lives.