Thursday, March 17, 2011

Happy St. Patrick's Day...

I am preparing for a short 30 minute presentation and a field trip to the King Arts Center to see the Underground Railroad exhibit and the latest contemporary artist exhibit. These students lost a beloved teacher who died suddenly in a car accident on Monday so the mood and atmosphere could be heavy. I had several visitors drop adult who wants to take a workshop with me...a person who would like to volunteer when I work with children.... a possible open house for young professionals in April and my little Kylie came in to create her Shamrock art wile wearing my shamrock glasses. The day here was absolutely beautiful...the sun was bright ad the blue sky was something we have all missed around here. My daffodils are showing buds and the promise of a burst of delicate yellow blossoms.

"What we call fate does not come into us from the outside,.... but emerges from us." Rainer Maria Rilke All artists need to find a clam quiet moment to renew ourselves in order to create in our mind, body and soul. There is an enormous amount of chaos swirling around us today and tragedy in the news so sitting outdoors with my eyes closed and listening for the winged messengers ...our native birds joyfully announce their return was a simple gift I allowed my day to present to me. No loud announcements, no loud music, no green beer, no artificial festivities...just peace and quiet. I pray for the strength to keep up with the energies so I can share my passion and dreams with other so hungry for a hands on experience. I received a very nice compliment woman just likes to come in and be with me in my studio...we are making plans for some small non-intimidating lessons. I hope you enjoy my ramblings...I remember reading " The greatest good you can do for another is to share your riches, but to reveal to him or her their own." Happy St. Patrick's dream is to be able to travel to Ireland maybe next year. Imagine and Live in peace, Mary Helen Fernandez Stewart


  1. I love your idea of celebration, to simply listento the sounds of the world outside your door. The birds are so incredibly joyful this time of year. As are the childrenthat surround you always. xox Corrine

  2. I hope you achieve your dream to travel to Ireland. I was fortunate enough to do that, and it is, indeed, a very magical place.

  3. Oh, Ireland would be a wonderful place to go! These photos are all so cute!

  4. I love those rare moments when I get to sit on the steps out back behind the studio and all is quiet except the birds and wind.....they are far too rare these days.
    I firmly believe we all would be healthier with doses of quiet and nature....


  5. Mary Helen,
    Yummy inchie my dear. Missing you from the desert.It's down to me and Maggie these days.It's not Ireland but I wish you could visit...and play.
    You are loved, Cyd