Our Bird Friends

 

“The greatness of a nation can be judged by the way its animals are treated.” Mahatma Gandhi

2018, is officially the Year of the Bird, and this week 22-28 October is also National Bird Week here and in other countries too, so I’ve written this poem to respect and protect birds! 🙂 ❤

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Yellow-tailed black cockatoo couple

 

Our Bird Friends

 

Song birds, pretty birds, birds in flight,

Messengers, ambassadors, bringers of light,

The joy within is what you ignite.

 

They torch the embers in our souls,

As they ascend on thermals and then roll,

Adjusting to what is, within the flow,

In the moment, embracing the highs and the lows,

Reeling and soaring feeling what blows,

Lifting and making our spirits soar and grow.

 

Birds of colour, birds of light,

Your palette brings us a glorious sight,

Scarlet, orange, yellow, aqua,  gold, white,

Black, vermilion, cobalt and purple gleaming bright,

In Iris’s rainbow expression both day and night,

Arching across city and country with wings in flight.

 

Birds of chatter, birds of song and seer,

You delight and intrigue and bring us cheer,

and remind us of all we hold dear.

Your orchestral melodies, elates our hearts and our ears,

and, invites nature’s symphonies loud and clear,

Together as ONE, singing out across all spheres.

 

Whether birds are in a tree, that’s nice,

Or on the ground, sea, sky or crevice,

You remind us that you rule the ‘skies’ paradise,

and have a rightful place in our cities, forests, seas and on ice.

So let’s say, “Hip, Hip, Hooray,” thrice.

And, protect you and us before we pay the price.

 

Translators, communicators, travelers both near and far,

You bring us beauty, joy and sing upon the wind and stars,

Bird magicians and friends are what you are…

 

© 2018 Bridget Cameron

 

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Heart’s Dream

 

( Dedicated to the love that unites us all)

 

Before we can return to the light from whence we came,

We must come to terms with the instinctive flow of the universe.

 

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Surf, surf, the waves of life,

up, down, up, down,

swirl in, swirl out, swoosh.

Rip curl, surfing hollow tubes,

tunnel of water flows around me,

I see light all ‘round me.

What an adventure,

a journey through space,

we are time travelers warped by vibration.

In, out, in, out,

up, down, up, down,

wind rides my body,

Fire in my heart!

 

As morning broke, I lay on the soft green grass in my garden,

Naked under an azure sky, thinking of you,

My Mother of my physicality, Heart of the Earth.

Together, we emote in lovers’ embrace, beloved song of my Heart.

Deep down, I feel your grief, your loss, your suffering, caused by us.

 The ocean and land is dying, the ozone is being depleted, the mass extinction of

Animals and plants, that can never be replaced.

This torments and saddens me, so deeply, intensely and intimately.

I hurt, my heart breaks, and I cry deep tears of sorrow and loss :(…

I also feel your joy and celebration, and know that you feel me too.

With body pressed heavily to Earth, I feel, that,

 this is the purpose of our physicality.

Our ruby lips joined in sensuality,

our presence in the moment.

Together we embrace the passing of time,

Experiencing nature’s ebb and flow, as seasons come and go.

 In this I am most grateful and thankful to you. I love you <3.

 

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Heart love by Bridget Cameron

 

Am I a flower in a field of weeds, or a weed in a field of flowers?

Or, am I just growing towards the light like everybody else?

 

We come with love and joy in our Hearts, to this Earth,

So often a place of pain, disappointment and suffering.

We feel the full gamut of emotions, the love, the joy,

 The trauma, the agony and the fragility of our mortality.

We come to learn, to experience, to grieve, to let go of,

This beautiful Life, such Grace,

This painful World, such Tragedy.

Within the paradox I embraced the hope that grief gives us. That is,

The wonder, the magnificence, the miracle of life!

Life that is given to us from the death of stars, for

We are made from the elements created from the heart of dying stars!

And, the recognition that we are more than just flesh,

United we are, within the heart beat that connects everything,

To the threads of consciousness that ignites the cosmic breath.

 

For, when our final curtain closes,

our elements are recycled back to the Earth, and

our consciousness back to the eternal hum,

as we embrace our new Heart’s Dream journey,

upon the waves of love. It is, love without end… amour sans fin…

 

© 2018 Bridget Cameron

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Self portrait

 

Upon a dream

I invite you to watch and listen to my new video :).

UPON A DREAM
Relax and open your heart and mind,
upon the dream that unites us all.
Upon a dream we dream,
upon the stream we dream…
© 2017 Bridget Cameron

Into the Night

Into the Night

As darkening peachy clouds mourn their day’s goodbye,

and Venus our ‘evening star’ shines her light into the Sky,

as the slowly rising moon bathes us in soft luminescence, we sigh,

and watch her move slowly, way, way, up high,

as we surrender silently to the day that has passed us by,

and go boldly into the night, aye!

© 2017 Bridget Cameron

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Interlude

Take a break to unwind to the calm within…

My new video Interlude, uses a a fractal animation I created in 1999, when all was new in this genre. Now I find the perfect complement to it, with my relaxing meditation tune, Interlude.  Sit right back and relax. Blessings to you, Bridget 🙂

 

Heart Treasure

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Cosmic Mermaid by Bridget Cameron

I swim with the fish and all the creatures of the sea.

I travel the strings of pearls to the treasure chest of wisdom deep within my soul.

©  Bridget Cameron

Peace Dove manifests a better world!

DOVE OF PEACE (c) 2004 Bridget Cameron

We are what we think and feel. Energy and information builds consciousness. Our beliefs, intentions and actions create our reality. We build our world as we go… We Increase our self-awareness by looking within, and connecting with our heart/emotions and our light!

Light = information/love

Darkness= lack of information/fear

By embracing our heart and the light within, we increase our vibration and consciousness, and take our power back. Then, we become the master of ourselves!

Take time out everyday to meditate and connect to your heart.  Don’t just accept things at face value, check to evaluate the validity of your beliefs and what you expose yourself to. If they don’t make much sense or no longer serve you, change them! You are in control of your own thoughts and reality!

If we all have amazing thoughts, feelings and actions then we will have an amazing world! Let’s aim for love and peace, and create the best reality we can together, for we are all ONE! Let’s choose LOVE!  🙂 ❤

© 2016 Bridget Cameron

Aquamarine Diamonds

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Aquamarine Diamonds

My latest design, that was inspired whilst watching aquamarine spangled waves 🙂

The pig that wanted to sway like the daisies.

Here’s a little fable and illustration I created for children :).

The pig that wanted to sway like the daisies by Bridget Cameron

A pig one day, came across a field of daisies that were waving in the wind. He enjoyed watching the way they swayed back and forth, back and forth and hoped that he could too, sway gently like them in the breeze.
He stood in the middle of the field and asked the wind to blow stronger for him, so that he may sway like the daisies. The wind heard his plea, and began to blow with gentle wisps. The pig could feel the wind against his body, but alas nothing happened.
He then, asked the wind to blow stronger. The wind blew with more might, and the pig felt the gusts of wind brushing against his body, yet found that he still stood still. Then, with his loudest voice he asked, “Please wind, blow with all your might!”
The wind took a deep breath and blew out an enormous tornado. The pig felt the wind come, and began to move at last, and move he did, for he was caught up in the funnel of wind and was swept away to another land. When he finally landed, he lay still in a field of gently swaying daisies.

Moral: Accept yourself for who and what you are. Accept others as they are.

© Bridget Cameron

A sprinkle of heaven

This is a little musical composition that I created and played on my keyboard. To play click on link, then click on the listen button :).

Arrival

Wedge-tailed eagle flies over the Pinnacles, in Western Australia.

Wedge-tailed eagle flies over the Pinnacles, in Western Australia.

Golden Surf

golden surf by Bridget CameronGolden surf, of liquid gold and bronze,

Quieten me to the lull of your changing songs.

White crests and rainbow liquid silk,

washes and renews by body’s milk..

Lie me down on your golden sands,

and let my body and soul rest in your gentle hands.

© 2015 Bridget Cameron

Cerise-Pink Rose of Beauty’s Embrace

cerise pink rose by Bridget Cameron

 

STRATOSPHERE

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The Christmas Budgie

Here’s a little Christmas poem and picture I created for children. Please share it! I also wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy 2015 New Year!

The xmas budgie by Bridget Cameron

The Christmas Budgie

I have a budgie, whose name is Zoom,
He likes to fly around my living room.

Last Christmas Eve when I wasn’t looking,
He found my Christmas stocking.

He bit a hole, right through the sole,
Then, popped his head right out that hole.

Delighted with his Christmas gown,
Zoom bobbed happily up and down.

He looked so proud, full of Christmas cheer,
It even brought me a Christmas tear.

Then, he started whistling Jingle Bells,
Singing wholeheartedly like Peals.

All on Christmas Eve, Upon my Christmas Reeve.

 ©  Bridget Cameron

IGNITION

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Fireworks sprites

 

Star Light, Star Bright,

Bring us Magic tonight…

© 2014 Bridget Cameron

Light Garden

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I’m experimenting with new techniques on illustrations that I have created. I quite like this effect of mirrored reflections and refractions, in the shape of a shamrock.  I guess it’s a lucky symbol for the Irish at heart! What do you think?

Meaning

“If you don’t know where you are going, any road will do.” ~ Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland.

galactic conception

I sit here in wonder at the immensity of it all!
As a mere spec in the universal mind
I have a purpose,
Ever so small my part,
However, I have a purpose,
And it is this purpose that gives my life meaning.
For without it I would shrivel up and die.

© Bridget Cameron

Golden One

Golden One by Bridget Cameron.

This is a picture from my children’s picture book, Tickle me Pink. This book introduces colour, tickles and rhymes to young children. I just love the image of this child, so carefree and happy. Such unbridled joy! 🙂

TORI AMOS Live from Her Majesty’s Theatre Adelaide, 16th Nov 2014

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Last night, I had the great fortune of experiencing Tori Amos, live at Her Majesty’s Theatre, Adelaide, as part of her Unrepentant Geraldines Tour; which started May 5, 2014, with over 80 stops across Europe, North America, South Africa and now,  Australia.

Tori’s spell binding performance, kept people silent for most of the concert, emotionally connected to the ‘soul’ of her experience.

She felt at home in Adelaide, saying, ‘It’s Sam’s home, so I kind of feel like it’s my home in a way,” referring to  Samuel Adamson (collaborator on the London National Theatre production The Light Princess); which I think made her feel emotionally connected, adding richness to her performance, and our enjoyment of it  :).

For 2 solid hours she performed a wonderful selection of composition and songs, such as Parasol, Bliss off To Venus And Back (1999) China and Little Earthquakes off her debut album of the same name. She also sang Oysters off Unrepentant Geraldines before diving into Pandora’s Aquarium and Father LuciferShe’s addicted to Nicotine Patches, Lovesong,  her heart warming rendition of Somewhere over the rainbow, Cornflake Girl and Bliss came with the firm thumping close of the piano lid!  It was terrific, and the stage lighting set her off brilliantly, bathed as she was in a light show of multiple changing rainbow hues and stars.

With her distinctive and unique singing, song- writing and piano playing, just Tori Amos alternating between her Bösendorfer piano and her keyboard and rocking and straddling her piano stool. We were  transported on a roller-coaster of emotions and experience.

Thank you Tori Amos for coming to Adelaide and sharing your music!  You gave a virtuoso performance. It was inspirational and amazing!

 

Bridget Cameron 🙂 ❤

Here she is…

GOLDEN TREE

Meandering into the inner structure of a tree…

Golden Tree by Bridget Cameron.

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Earth Horizon

This is a new painting I did to go with my poem,

At night, when the sea cradles the womb of the land.

Earth Horizon

 At night, when the sea cradles the womb of the land,
rippling liquid rainbows upon the sand,
I lie back on the dunes and look up at the moon,
moving from horizon to its zenith all too soon.
I hear the hush of the sea, its murmurs and swells,
and hear its rumbling, moving waves crashing like bells.
I feel the earth pulsing beneath me,
I feel the sea moving within me,
As I watch the stars above twinkle,
in a space-time distorted wrinkle,
Upon our Galactic home, Earth,
She is our hearth!

© 2014 Bridget Cameron

Shimmer Unicorn

A little poem for the magician within all of us!

Shimmer Unicorn

Shimmer Shimmer Unicorn,
runs through the snow,
through mountains and over hills,
with her horn aglow.

Chasing lots of rainbows,
she reaps what she sows.
In her dreams,
she often sees,
the future that often grows.

©  Bridget Cameron

Some things I love

Some things I love

This compilation, is a snapshot of some of my Art. It moves between Australian Summer bushland, an Egyptian waterlilly and watery reflections, to fractal blossoms, butterflies, starry dolphins and children; to the strength of a dragon and a lion. The photo at the bottom left corner is me at one of my children’s fantasy workshops, where a small boy is being sprinkled with fairy dust… I hope you enjoy 🙂

Inner Lights

And the angels sang heavenly praises by Bridget Cameron

And, the angels sing heavenly praises.

“Always be mindful of the kindness and not the faults of others.” ~Buddha

Inner Lights

When in tune,
Heart and mind align,
Causing spirit to speak directly
Invoking grace.

How do we do this?

By focusing on the ‘inner light,  in ourselves and others.

      © 2014 Bridget Cameron

Sunset Sea

Sunset Sea

The evening sunset glistens upon the sea,
in orange, red, yellow and copper, for all to see.
Such beauty and majesty brings me to be,
in tune to the rise and fall of rhythmic glee.

© 2014 Bridget Cameron

HOPE UPON A RAINBOW SEA HORIZON

HOPE UPON A RAINBOW SEA HORIZON

Hooray! In recent weeks, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, US Secretary of State John Kerry and World Bank President Jim Yong Kim have all called on countries and business to take the threats posed by global warming more seriously. Jim made what many believe was an historic call for investors to consider ditching holdings in fossil fuel companies.
Is this the beginning of a new era?
With the G20 Summit in Brisbane, Australia, this November, and The United Nations Climate Change Conference in Paris, France in 2015, let’s hope for strong cohesion and implementation of policies to greatly reduce carbon emissions and for the use of more environmentally friendly renewal energy. The conference’s objective is to achieve a binding and universal agreement on climate, from all the nations of the world. http://www.rtcc.org/2014/02/05/imf-chief-lagarde-warns-of-merciless-climate-change/

GARDEN OF THE SEA

GARDEN OF THE SEA

Come on down, to the garden,
the garden of the sea.

Where coral life breathes,
just like leaves.

With colours of abundance,
that we should not make redundant.

Rich purples, pinks, yellows,oranges and lime,
let’s not let it turn to slime.

Where angel fish, lion fish, damsel fish do,
shark, cetacean,shell and worm make a home,too.

Where crystal clear reflections, refract in rainbow hues,
let’s do our part to keep it clean, now let’s take our cue.

© 2013 Bridget Cameron

HOW DO I CREATE? My creative process.

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GALACTIC CONCEPTION

I was asked this question by my dear friend Eiry Rees Thomas, author of The Flitwits http://theflitwits.com/author/eiry/. She wanted to know how I created, my exact creative process, and thought that my answer would be good for others to know also.

So here’s my response… Generally my images are spontaneous, that is, I feel moved to create and create from my imagination. Other times, I sit on something that caught my imagination, and I think about it, feel it, and sometimes use other sources of references to fine tune my ultimate creation.  I read a lot and assimilate as I go, never knowing when some seeds may be sprouted. Quite often images come to me when I look at the moon, and I future creations, then I dream more about it, and when the time is ripe, ‘out it pops!’

My writings are like that too, especially my poetry, which generally pops out as I’m writing it, yet was formed already in my dream state prior to its manifestation. With longer writings, I use this same spontaneous process, but dream, research and think a lot about it, before I write. At times it needs no editing, it just flows out perfectly, and other times, editing is needed to give it a more sound structure or to make it flow/ sound better.  I like to read it aloud, to hear inconsistencies, as music and rhythm is important. Some works need quite a lot of editing, in order to remove the superfIuous and/or inauthentic tones.

It is important to be critical of one’s work, in order to improve it. However, knowing when to stop analysing and critiquing is essential, as it can really dampen the process; take the joy out of it, and lead to more mistakes, that need to be rectified, leading down a spiral of more corrections. I do this sometimes, when I am too much in my ‘head’ or tired or in lots of pain. Knowing when to stop, is essential to the path of any writer/creator, as I don’t think we should take the joy out of our creations. Acceptance and letting go are part of that process too.

In a nutshell: Trust in ‘self’ and the creative process!

Happy creating!  Bridget Cameron :).

PEACE STAR

PEACE STAR

At times, I need to remind myself of ‘the peace within’ when I feel swept away by external forces beyond my control. It is always deep at my centre, where I can calm my turmoil.

© 2014 Bridget Cameron

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AT NIGHT, WHEN THE SEA CRADLES THE WOMB OF THE LAND

night set sea by Bridget Cameron

At night, when the sea cradles the womb of the land,
rippling liquid rainbows upon the sand,
I lie back on the dunes and look up at the moon,
moving from horizon to its zenith all too soon.
I hear the hush of the sea, its murmurs and swells,
and hear its rumbling, moving waves crashing like bells.
I feel the earth pulsing beneath me,
I feel the sea moving within me,
As I watch the stars above twinkle,
in a space-time distorted wrinkle,
Upon our Galactic home, Earth,
She is our hearth!

© 2014 Bridget Cameron