ShadowDancer

Kansas City, United States

I am a dreamer, artist, and mother. I dance in the rain, spend too much time reading books, and live for my family. I am a gypsy, poet,...

Journal

touched by fire group - host help wanted

The Touched by Fire group has grown so much and gone through many changes over the last year. Due to my own personal responsibilities growing, I need to take a step back and have someone help out with duties so that my other two beautiful hosts aren’t carrying all the weight. If you are interested please send me a bmail directly.

Please remember, this group has a certain criteria of style we try to adhere to and it’s not for everyone, so please don’t take offense if you express interest and aren’t selected to help out. The last time I did a ‘wanted’ ad I got more responses than we needed hosts and unfortunately I had to turn many down.

Love to all of you – and I hope some of you would love to be a part of our inspirational group.

Pj

Broken - Homepage Feature

I made the homepage the other day. The theme was “hearts & heartbreak”. I’m not sure who the curator was.. but thanks (with big hugs) to whoever chose my piece to be displayed. It’s always so nice to find your work on the main page, it was such a pleasure!

Joplin, my home

I have been devastated by the aftereffects of the tornado that hit Joplin Missouri. Joplin and the area is my hometown. Thank God that all my immediate family is safe, but it took many hours and tears to track everyone down. Bless all the people that lost everything, including their own family. I myself have lost some friends.…

I have been going through some difficult times in my life, hence my absence as of late. Something like this puts everything in perspective.

Please pray for those in Joplin. The world has seen so many devastating things the last few years, and it’s so easy to be detached. Joplin is such a sweet city with such good honest hard working people. My family has been personally affected with loss as well as by volunteering and seeing the devastation and death. At least hal

Oh how rich I am (a journal of thanks)

_~ Riches are not from abundance of worldly goods, but from a contented mind. ~_ Muhammed…

My friends you have made my heart joyful and my soul rich with appreciation. I love my sanctuary here, where I retreat to as often as I can. Thank you for your neverending support and sharing. Much love and peace to you.

Poetry & Writing

A Single Star was featured in Love Bytes

cutting the ropes from the fall was featured in Pink Panther

Happy 2 Year Anniversary To Me! was featured in Journal Junkies

leaving winter behind was featured in Pink Panther

lunar tides was featured in Core [C.O.R.E]

Rape was featured in Pink Panther, The wonderful world of words, and Touched by Fire

the empty was featured in FEATURED WRITERS and Exaggerated Emotions

Visual Art

Beautiful Algeria – The Green Door was featured

Master Nightmare

He keeps my heart upon a string to swing before my eyes.
Back and forth I watch it float, becoming hypnotized.

He holds my soul inside his hand, teasing it with passion.
He tightens slowly, increases force, and watches my reaction.

He firmly holds my dreams at bay and does not let them fly.
Anchored under weights of lead, I watch them slowly die.

He has me trapped within his web of mystifying powers.
I struggle for my freedom as the minutes turn to hours.

His intentions I don’t understand, his eyes I’ve never seen.
I call him Master Nightmare; he lives inside my dreams.

Happy 2 Year Anniversary To Me! (and a journal of thanks)

It has been 2 years since I first found this place called RedBubble. I had no idea how much my life would change simply because of this website. I found here a wealth of inspiration, support, and friendship. Oh, and free therapy. Yes, I am addicted, but can’t have too much of a good thing, right?…

I’m really honored to have so many nudges of appreciation from the groups that I frequent. Thanks to each and every host and group for keeping things going for all of us. My little happy nuggets for the last few weeks are as follows:

Writing

Music man was featured in Juicy Writing, Feminine Intent, and Wonderful world of words

cutting the ropes from the fall was featured in Core [C.O.R.E]

straight, with salt and a lime was featured in FEATURED WRITERS and Feminine Intent

you are my beacon at dusk

bear with me.. a personal note

Darling friends,

I am so excited to say that my life has taken a turn and I am again a career woman. It feels so good to have a sense of independence and earning power. I have traces of fear of being a bit rusty but I know with my determination I’ll be a driving force in no time. I miss my kids and I miss the quality free time I had to write and work on photography, as well as to enjoy your work. Please be patient with me as I get used to my new schedule and my reduced ‘me time’. The energy I used to use for bubble purposes is now being rerouted and eaten up by general life things. Please know I miss you, darlings.

Pj

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