Author Archives: Beauty and Dreams

About Beauty and Dreams

I'm just a lady in Portland, OR. Check out my blog! Drawings, collage and more!

Herb Journal #1: Stinging Nettle

A little while ago I told you as part of my herbal medicine apprenticeship that I was to keep a record of at least 30 herbs and my experience working with them. I decided to blog about them as that … Continue reading

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The Great Cathedral

In a cave under a waterfall I recall the poem that begins: “In the immense cathedral of the holy earth, Whose arches are the heavens and the great vault above Groined with its myriad stars — what miracles of birth, … Continue reading

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White Bird

“..Love is a little white bird and the flight of it so fast you can’t see it and you know it’s there only by the faint whirr of its wings and the hush song coming so low to your ears you … Continue reading

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Armenian Remembrance Day

Today marks the 100th anniversary of the Armenian genocide and is a remembrance day for the victims. I am half Armenian, my other half being mostly a mix of Irish and French ancestry. My grandfather was born on a boat off … Continue reading

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Love and Joy

Impromptu collage I made recently with cards from my mother and sister. Will try to post a better picture soon!

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My Little Pigeon

Snuggling with “my little pigeon” Pearl. She doesn’t meow as much as coo like a bird.

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Windshield Penates

“Hanging from the top of the windshield were the penates: a baby’s shoe- that’s for protection, for the stumbling feet of a baby require the constant caution and aid of God; and a tiny boxing glove- and that’s for power, … Continue reading

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Jodorowsky’s Dune

This was amazing! Jodorowsky was the godfather of science fiction in film. His Dune was the best film that never got made. He had the most amazing vision and actually got David Carradine, Salvador Dali, Mick Jagger, Orson Welles and H … Continue reading

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Magnolia Garden and Wildwood Trail in Forest Park

It was a sunny spring day here in Portland so I went for a hike in Forest Park. I passed through the Magnolia Garden and onto Wildwood Trail. The magnolias were breathtaking. Several kinds of magnolia are nestled in a … Continue reading

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House of Earth

I’m reading Woody Guthrie’s novel, House of Earth and I’m actually on edge because I love it so much. Guthrie was fetishistic about adobe. He wanted an adobe house built with his own hands. Having lived through dust storms he felt adobe … Continue reading

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