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its been so long

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its been so long
since my feet
were immersed
in the cool stream
its been so long
since my soul
felt the flow
in the cool stream
its been so long
since the sunlight
wrote poetry
between my toes
its been so long
since i cleansed
my spirit gourd
in the cool stream
its been so long

its been so long

for PoetBear.....

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dear poetbear....thank you for your words and your love....i will miss you.....

early April
this one songbird knows
all the lyrics

thank you, paul...
bette.

"chi" or "Qi" (energy flow)

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"chi", originally uploaded by Bette Norcross Wappner.

I made this woodblock and print back in September 2009. I recently started studying and practicing Spring Forest QiGong which brought me to think of this print.

ice

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icicle fringe
the cowgirl jacket
i never had


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hello fellow LJ'ers

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Hi, my LJ friends :)

Thought I'd drop by and say a few words.

Happy New Year to all. I love that its the year of the Dragon!


--MY NEW BLOG NAME.
I've decided to not use "Surimono Garden" for my woodblock prints anymore. Getting tired of using something Japanese and having to explain it or people not understanding. I'd just rather use my full name and keep it simple.

--MY NEW CAMERA.
I'm sure you all know me pretty well by now and have had to listen to me whine over the years about how bored I am with my art, etc. etc. etc. Well, I haven't worked on a woodblock for over a year or more, so I'm just going to learn how to operate my new camera I received for Christmas! I can easily get obsessed by taking a bizillion photos of something until I get the most perfect one, so I hope it will keep my interest and be satisfying for me as well.

--MAKING LITTLE BOOKS.
I miss bookmaking and am going to play around with that and incorporate very small, "simple" woodblock prints into them.


That's all for now.
Bette.


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feeling bored with art (again)

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hi people--

gosh i've been feeling bored with woodblocking...(again?).

hasn't this happened before? yes, i think so.

i wonder why i get so bored with art.

i often wonder if art is my true passion, path, inspiration, livelihood, etc.

i've been doing alot of inner work. (again :)) will i ever "get it" or "get with it"?? lol. i'm such a goof butt! lol.

anyway...don't get alarmed or try to figure me out. i'm really ok with it. just enjoying life for now. in fact i don't really care to figure anything out.

i'm happy to be here in this human body, enjoying life....and back to LIVE JOURNALING.


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some websites are slow today.

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some websites are slow today.

can't get on Facebook, Best Buy, WalMart, Target, etc. I wonder if its because of Black Friday shopping??

all i really want to do is print out my Best Buy Reward certificates. I don't really care about Facebook, WalMart, or Target. I was just testing some different websites. But alot of websites aren't experiencing slow loading. Just the super popular ones seem to have the trouble.


UPDATE--finally got on Bestbuy.com. a major server must have been down.

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hello to all

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hello to all my dear LJ friends.

hubby and i have been busy with house projects and improvements. seems our 18 yr. old home is falling apart.

hope all of you are well and happy.

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