Maire Dodd: Beginnings

there is always opportunity to begin anew - but there is something very profound about the turn of the calendar year... 

i worked on a project for the last 2 months of the year... a project that, unbeknownst to me, was reflective of the stirrings inside... that held treasured ideas from rumi... 


'we come spinning out of nothingness, 
scattering stars like dust.' 

for 2 years or so, my guiding word had been 'nascent' - coming into being... 

this project showed me that i had grown... by its design and word choice... 



'you were born with wings 
you are not meant for crawling, so don't. 
you have wings, 
learn to use them and fly.' 

this year, i travel with 'transcend' 

do you have a word or phrase for the year? does it help to move you forward?

you can learn more about Maire Dodd on her blog, maire dodd


Shirley said...

I have embraced a word for this year. It is Intentional. I love the soft, growing feeling these photos evoke, even thru the metal of the object.

In the Light of the Moon said...

Can you believe I STILL havent picked one yet!!Gosh...I know..I'm just waiting for the word/phrase to grab hold of my heart.
Your pieces make me drool Mary Jane!!xox

Riki Schumacher said...

What a wonderful word to inspire for the year! May I borrow that one too. I'm feeling the same feelings, transcending in to new ways of doing things, new opportunities, new projects. Love it, thank you MJ. And the best of luck with this transition for you sweet one. Enjoy spreading your wings. xoxo