With the weather so beautiful, and with my promise to myself to be outside as much as possible, I am now working mornings in Forest Halls. Come join me in my green office!
As I park my car down the slope, I notice that my keys reflect what the Forest is to me.
Here are some of my colleagues in Forest Halls.
I light a candle to help me center further into the magic.
I’m creating a mini-comic based on the first part of my children’s fantasy novel, Because of the Red Fox. This is the text I’m sketching today.
I also take time to work on Paloma and Wings: An Herbal Comic. This book is so very close to being ready for me to order a proof.
The work right now on Paloma and Wings is excruciating: lots of wrestling with my word processing program to set up a “master document,” and then fixing glitches that inevitably show up or reveal themselves as I put the files together. Argggg!
When I finish with the word processing for the morning, I take time to lay down and stare at the sky. Good medicine to follow such aggravating work!
Before I head home, I look for a tree who could serve as a reference for the Tree of Tales in the mini-comic — and:
Last year I put together an audio to celebrate the Ancestor time of year (late autumn, aka now). “Follow the Deer” honors the depth and breadth of our heritage, and this year I added some video. As beings of the earth, even the stones, plants, animals, and bio-regions in which we live are family. Illustrations, photos, narrative, and harp music are by me. This video is only two minutes long.
Enjoy the magic of autumn with Show 13 – “Time of Fulfillment” and Show 14 – “Creative Fire, ” now available for your listening pleasure. Although these are encore airings, I’ve slipped in a few new pieces. In any case, the music, poetry, folklore, and tales remain as vibrant and refreshing as ever!