JUST ME :: and a stack of blank pages

:: Living creatively ::

About me

This is the real secret of life — to be completely engaged with what you are doing in the here and now. And instead of calling it work, realise it is play. The only thing that is ultimately real about your journey is the step that you are taking at this moment. That’s all there ever is. I’m here to tell you that the path to peace is right there, when you want to get away. When you are present, you can allow the mind to be as it is without getting entangled in it. If you miss the present moment, you miss your appointment with life. That is very serious!

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Crow on a bough

W&N watercolour on Bockingford 300gsm 

Coco, my Crow and companion for 20 years 

I'm a crow on a bough 
battered by the winds 
I've got shelter indeed 
but Ill brave it for my sins 

I'm the sun on a snowdrop 
opening from it's sleep 
I've got a world to light 
but on it's petals I'll beat 

I'm the dogs at your door 
begging to be fed 
but if you feed me once 
your step will make my bed 

 like a worm in a worm hole 
thoughts tunnel my mind 
I am all of these things 
these exist within mankind 
- Unknown



  1. This is lovely too. Came from seeing your work on Sketching in nature. Love this of Coco too. They are such fun birds to watch.

    1. I've just replied to your comment in Sketching in Nature Cris! Glad you like this one and thanks for stopping by here too!

  2. I'm sorry you no longer have Coco as a companion, Maree. The time we have with these special animal friends is always too short, yet we carry them with us all the time in other ways. Thank you for telling us about Coco and her playful habits. I know you must miss her.
    I always enjoy your posts and seeing your part of the world through your delightful sketches.

    I had trouble posting on the "Sketching In Nature" blog, so I looked to see if you might have your own blog! Now I can look through your wonderful sketches more often.

    1. Thank you for your kind thoughts Louise, I do miss Coco but then, I do have some lovely memories. Thanks for popping over here, it's great to see you!

  3. This is lovely Maree. A wonderful memory ...

    1. Thank you Elizabeth, memories are forever and ever!

  4. Pets are always dear to us, no matter the type. Lovely sketch!

    1. You are so right Haley. Thanks for your visit, appreciate that!


Your comments are welcome! And thank you for visiting my blog!