Sunday, April 25, 2010
i have a lovely friend who is English
She is in NZ because she is madly in love with a New Zealander and has been long enough to make 4 babies with him, raise them here into lovely little New Zealanders.
She fits into Ag day
She likes to walk on our beaches
She has many friends
But her heart yearns for England
for the soft green curving hills
the ancient graceful buildings
the literature and erudition
and at this time of year
she misses the bluebells
she told me about them with tears in her eyes
and so i wanted to try and fix that ...
here is my effort....
Tuesday, April 13, 2010
I have come here and spoken about Elizabeth Cunningham's generosity in sending my friends and i cds on the promise of a good night out when she comes to Whangarei...
that was love in action
also love in action was her gift of writing those words and telling that story... following the trail of thoughts and feelings Maeve left Elizabeth into the world that she created in her books
and then having the courage to go through the publishing and the book tours and all of that to bring Maeve to the world
that gift of love has changed my life
and inspired my art
and so i made these for her - they are Maeve Jesus and their daughter Sarah
they now live with Elizabeth as is right and proper....
and just as Elizabeth is changing the world by resonation with her words and her voice
i wish to change the world by making beauty
i could have kept my ideas to myself buried under piles of "i am not good enough", and "who do i think i am"...
but i didn't
i took courage and made them in all their imperfect glory...
that is an expression of love being chosen