Monday, February 7, 2011

day 28 ~ indelible

My lovely and inspiring friend, Heather, generously offered up her beautiful tattoo of a tree for my creative play.

While having fun with Heather's ink, I couldn't help but think of a mother's arms: the security, the strength, the love. Finding nourishment through our own roots, growing strong to reach new heights, providing shelter and care for those depending upon us (including ourselves), being tough in some places and tender sweet in others is Life. Motherhood is the attempt to do all of that for yourself while hoping that you are teaching and providing your children the same.  

Is it any wonder I love trees as much as I do?


"Each friend represents a world in us, 
a world possibly not born until they arrive, 
and it is only by this meeting that a new world is born." 

~ Anais Nin


"I love my mother as the trees love water and sunshine - 
she helps me grow, prosper, and reach great heights."  

~ Terri Guillemets

~ Thank you, Heather <3 ~

music ~ Jeff Beck "Corpus Christi Carol"
lovely arm & ink ~ Heather
images ~ misha


  1. SO cool! I love the many ways you worked with her tattoo.

  2. A beautiful post, doubly so for the dual inspirational sources. I love your thoughts on motherhood and cannot help but feel (even from a man's view) that it is the purest most noble aspect of humankind, indeed Life itself, and that this Earth is our mother and teacher, too.

  3. Trees- and mothers- offer nests. Temporary, meant to be flown from. But the really old trees seem to keep them, season after season. Hoping. :)

  4. Great ideas, and I love the comments as well.

    I love how you make things your own, Misha. You really know how to see and create.

  5. just when I thought I was done being impressed you upped the antey each photo! awesome!

  6. Thanks, everyone. I had a great time working on these. Sharing them makes the experience that much sweeter.

    Rick, those are beautiful thoughts. I concur. (and smile)

    Herself, hoping ~ oh, yes. So poetic, so you.

    Happy day, all.