Wednesday, July 19, 2017

road taken...

 If my goose, Titus hadn't gotten herself into the flower bed, I never would have seen this gorgeous Luna moth. We had just had a horrendous rain storm, so the moth's wings were sopping wet.
 He stayed perfectly still, perfectly hidden out in the open by his colors. I haven't seen one of these moths in 30 years.


 The next day he was still in the same spot. He is gone now. I feel like I have seen a miracle. It makes me think; the God I believe in and love made this fellow. It was important for Him to make him. And important enough to let me see it...


The crossroads I was on a few days ago has been prayed out and thought out and solved. It's a little silly to write it out here for the world to see-I mean-what I do isn't earth moving or news worthy at all! Wonderful thing is-I love that.

I have been making things for 9 years to try to sell here on computer-land. The best part of that is all the wonderful women I have met. Supportive, creative, funny, loving...
I guess really I am back at the path I started to walk a few months ago, and just got side-tracked for a while.

I'm going to paint. I won't focus on making anything to sell, Monnie bean will be out on hold-perhaps forever. I am scared, but excited because I feel certain this is where God wants me to walk out my creative life.
Instead of saying goodbye-I'm saying 'hello'
just changing directions is all...
XXOO
Debra

9 comments:

coralcottage said...

Debra - the photos are stunning! I love seeing the Luna - they are extra magical and you captured their spirit so wonderfully. Oh and the poppy - simply stunning. That crossroads and path that twist and turns constantly for both of us, must be a reason we will learn sooner or later. Maybe it is all about acceptance of where we are now, in this moment. I keep trying to leave messages, but Blogger keeps kicking me out. I hope this one will go through. Sending you lots of love and joy. xo kim

Barbara said...

Debra, the moth is exquisite! Your photos show it in all its glory, as your photos always show everything. Thank you for those. I relate so much to your post about crossroads, and "coralcottage's" observation that it's all about acceptance of where we are resonates so completely with me. I too have been struggling to learn where I'm supposed to head. Like you, I have been making things to sell, some did, most didn't. Heredity, life, and all of that making caused my hand arthritis to flare, so I had surgery 3 months ago to relieve the pain. Nothing else was working. The pain is gone, but I now I may never get the dexterity back that I once had. I'm still healing, but things are different. Anyhow, just yesterday I arranged all of my fabrics, threads, beads, yarns, knitting needles, etc. in a storage closet. Then I got out all of my sketch pads, paints, canvas boards, various paint pads, etc. I must totally switch directions and am quite intimidated! Iif something doesn't go well, I'll get out my big supply of used tea bags! Lol. At any rate, please stay connected, I need your beautiful encouragement!

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

When I saw that first picture I just let out a breath and thought WOW! Such a rare thing to be at the right place at the right time. It really makes you think. I was originally drawn to your blog by a cloth bird you created. And then there was your pet Duck. And you shared your marvelous painting talent. The thing that keeps me coming here and enjoying sharing MY thoughts in the comments is that you share a bit of yourself. If you chose the path that will make you happy, then it is the right path.
xx, Carol

Debra said...

I love you guys.

jenclair said...

Such a tiny, camouflaged creature--and so gorgeous. Yay for a goose that leads you to beauty!
As Carol mentions, the path that makes you happy is the path you should take!

Studio Maywyn said...

Stunning moth photographs
You are a creative person with a glowing light of inspiration that I see radiating from your heart.
Selling online isn't easy. I think it takes more work than a brick and mortar store. New directions, diversifying is what I see many sellers doing. Spreading out to capture wider audiences. It is scary. Doing something new is exciting.

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Debra,
I have never seen such a beautiful moth! Your photos are amazing.. You have quite the eye with the camera. Stunning photos.
You know, sometimes change is a good thing.. I understand completely about selling artwork.
It can be such a challenge.. I wish you the best in your new adventures.
blessings,
Penny

Debbie Nolan said...

Oh Debra such beautiful photos. The moth is amazing and I am so glad you were able to capture him on film...certainly a blessing from the Lord himself. Sounds like you have made a good decision. Sometimes we stew and worry about too many things (just like Martha) when only one is needed. I will be so looking forward to your painting friend. Whatever endeavor you put your hand to will be wonderful I am sure. xo xo

Jeri Landers said...

You were certainly blessed that day to see such a creature. I have never seen one. But I am constantly in awe of God's marvelous world, from the majestic to the tiniest of creatures. To witness such little miracles sometimes brings tears to my eyes. So you are off on a new path? I hope it brings you what you need.