Sunday, June 27, 2010

Dreamboard for the Full Strawberry Moon

"To affect the quality of the day, that is the highest of the arts."
(from a painting in a window in Soho)

"What happened? Did you feel that? The room changed -- I felt something on my skin."
(from an article a friend shared with me)

This dreamboard has to win my own award for "wordiest board!" I'm not used to having so many words on my board, but I'm curious to see how it goes. The dream I have most strongly in my mind for this moon is the creation of a new body of work. What I see here are inspirations to recognize and honor the power of art. I've often vacillated in my life between seeing my art-making as an unimportant, inconsequential act, or seeing it as a potential healer of ills and feeder of souls. Synchronistically, a community orchestra colleague told me yesterday about a New York Times article featuring an artistic hero of mine, Laurie Anderson. The descriptions of the impact of her work are similar to what I would like to hear said about my work. After seeing that my dreams of playing at Carnegie Hall were fulfilled, I'm excited to see where this chapter of the journey will take me.

I see that this moon I am being asked to look at and appreciate the significance of what I want to do, perhaps what I am called to do. At the same time, there are reminders to play, to "leave the edges wild," to have courage, to kick ass, to align with the deepest levels of my being, to not be afraid of big ideas, to tune in to myself and the inner dance. I am really intrigued with this board, and I can't wait to see what work will emerge.


  1. wow helen.
    that board's got some powerful energy. i am excited to watch this unfold.

  2. I can see the next chapter is going to be an exciting one, your board depicts wild edged thrills, enjoy the ride!

    Have a great week.

  3. May your dreams be fulfilled! Sounds pretty powerful!

  4. Beautiful and powerful dreamboard. Hope your dreams come true!

    Kisses from Nydia.

  5. So powerful and clear! Awesome!
    Light to all of your dreams coming true.

  6. I love this ... I love how you are seeing there can be balance between play and great meaning/importance to our work. Leaving the edges wild ... that is a great image/intention to hold.

    I too love Laurie Anderson's work and will have to check out the article. I see that balance between pure energy (the woman kicking) and intellect (the words/quotes) Really powerful and inspiring board!

  7. Oh, yeah. Feel it. There's some serious POW going on in here. Something's stirring and it's going to be HOT.

    Here's to your dreams, Helen. Here's to your body of work. Here's to answering the call.