Tuesday, March 31, 2009

nothing can help me but that beauty...

What was in that candle's light
that opened and consumed me so quickly?
Come back, my friend.
The form of our love is not a created form.
Nothing can help me but that beauty.
There was a dawn I remember when my soul
heard something from your soul.
I drank water from your spring,
and felt the current take me.


oren-lavie her morning elegance music...

I found this about a month ago. This is so cool and fun and quirky. I just love it! And, oh, the cello, whenever I hear it, it just makes me want to cry -- sooo beautiful and intense! But make no mistake,this is not a sad song....take a listen and you should turn off my playlist at the bottom of the page so it doesn't interrupt your listening pleasure!!! P.S. You may have to press 'refresh' to play it.

~ Calli

from the page: From the album The Opposite Side of the Sea, to be released March 2009, The song "Her Morning Elegance". This beautiful video captures this song and brings it to life.


Sunday, March 29, 2009


Let me linger in this
This fascination of you, love

Let me dream your face
Your lips
Your touch

Nourish this want!
Quench this desire!


Let me vividly engage in the enchanting
Conversations that we will eventually have

And love, I know exactly how enchanting they will be
Because I know your wit, your mind, your spirit


Let me hold you, love
Let me feel your strength now, to ease my wait
Along with the precious memories, we will undoubtedly make


For my soul love
It longs for you
Though it waits

Patience is mine!

Though something, something
Tells me you are near…

© ~ Calli 2009

Image source: Moonlight Dreaming by Accretion Point on flickr

Friday, March 27, 2009

weekend getaway...or the weekend gets underway!

It's Friday and it is a fairly gorgeous day out there. I am off to visit family this weekend and just had the urge to post one of my all-time favorite photographs. It symbolizes so many wonderful things for me, but mostly provides me with a sense of 'Freedom'...I suppose there is a side to all of us, our inner child, or in my case my 'inner bohemian' (who quite often makes an outward appearance :), that has to maintain a certain degree of freedom. Freedom of spirit, freedom to create, to just be and I do not take that at all for granted. It is a gift, one in which I treasure.

Have a beautiful weekend Gems!

~ Calli

image source: lh6 ppht.com


I came across this image recently and thought it unique, and it actually took my breath away. The energy that clouds seem to contain is so beautiful to me and evokes a sense of melancholy in some ways, yet in others it's a metaphor for change. The clouds always moving whether at a snail's pace or with great force...seems change happens to us in the same manner. Change is a constant that we can always count on, whether we like it or not. Though to me, at this moment in my life, change is incredibly welcome! Bring it on!

image source: calisto_photo beach clouds 1
note: the clouds are supposed to move, but sadly it's not working on here.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

"free spirit"...

Let your spirit soar to heights, almost unimagined...

~ Calli

I love this image, it's incredibly empowering and to me those are the very best kind.

image source: euelsman.net "free spirit"...

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

no words necessary...

image source: Lucyna Potomska Photography

Saturday, March 21, 2009

'Artist's virtual sketchbook'...

These are paintings taken from my old portfolio and many photographed as a collage, sort of an 'artist's virtual sketchbook'...many were painted as lessons from various watercolor technique books. The only one painted at a class was the 'Lighthouse' painting which was painted during a 3 night mini course. I truly do love painting in watercolor and should get back to it. If you would like to see more of these click on my flickr photostream link at the far right of my page. I also have some oil paintings and mixed-media (experimental) paintings. Enjoy!

Friday, March 20, 2009

First day of Spring!

First day of spring

First day of spring--
I keep thinking about
the end of autumn

by Matsuo Basho

Well, I have to laugh at this one as anyone that knows me, knows that I live for Autumn...

Here is a portion of a landscape painting of mine...painted in 2008 - You'll see a Country white church off in the distance. I love to photograph churches in my travels and I have always envisioned that one day my 'studio' would be a little white church or stone church, on my property with beautiful stained glass windows with the light streaming in, especially at sunset and it would just make my sanctuary glow so beautifully. A few years ago I came across several old churches via an HGTV design show that showcased renovated churches whose owners turned them into their own personal homes. They were amazing!

~ Calli © 2009 - Painting 2008

Spring Equinox ?

Today, spring equinox arrived here in the northern hemisphere, upstate New York, to be exact. Well, we awoke to a layer of snow this morning ;( not at all uncharacteristic. I did however find some beautiful purple crocus blooming in my garden, which is a welcome sign that spring truly is here, if only just a glimpse of it.

image source: rebekka guamp

Monday, March 16, 2009

Pleasure can be found in the smallest of things...

It must be the change of season almost upon us here in NY, that makes me think of simple pleasures, the ones that can make my day or simply put a smile on my face. I love thunderstorms...love, love, love them!

Simple pleasures continued...

I love my straw hat (though this one isn't mine). I love this image and the great feeling I get from looking at it. I think of Summertime, horseback riding, having a barbeque, going to the beach, strolling in a meadow, climbing a tree.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

new paintings-in-progress...

Thought I'd post my two newest paintings-in-progress. I work on a few at a time, but this is the first time I am literally working on these at the same time on my easel. A little crazy, I know! Most likely one more working session filling in my details and applying varnish to it. I wish I had something more exciting to post, but this is it for tonight.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

where are you Spring ? ...

I am dreaming of warmer weather. It is bitter cold here in upstate New York. This feels like the longest Winter ever...where are you Spring?

image source: smohrroxersox photography

Sunday, March 1, 2009


I have decided to spend more time sculpting. This is my very first attempt at the human female form. She is very rough, raw and ragged, though I like her this way. I am drawn to sculptures that are pristine and smooth and lovely, but to me the rough natural sculptures attract me as well. The second photo is a bit blurry but shows the detail with her hair. It's all an experiment, but I am truly enjoying working in clay. It is so relaxing to sit at my drafting table and just work wijavascript:void(0)th the clay in my hands. It is truly meditative. This work-in-progress came about rather quickly and was spurred on by my playing the soundtrack to one of my favorite films 'A Good Year' in the background...I love so many of the old French songs on it. I love Charles Trenet...

The third photo is of my latest painting titled: A Shared Bond ~ This is also a work-in-progress.

I hope to continue to post some of my works-in-progress...hope you enjoy!