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

Arrival

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

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

Cerise-Pink Rose of Beauty’s Embrace

cerise pink rose by Bridget Cameron

 

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

Light Garden

light garden small for email by Bridget Cameron

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! 🙂

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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 will grow.

©  Bridget Cameron

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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 🙂

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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

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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/

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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

Life on the Threshold. Do we choose Life or Death?

“We are at the point of return from gross to subtle, from glamorous to gracious, from hedonism to healing, from conquest of the Earth to conservation of Nature, and from quantities of possessions to quality of life.” ~ Satish Kumar, E.F. Schumacher Foundation

I love that quote and would love to believe that it was really true. Whilst ever we are run on Keynesian economics, and since the advent of free-market enterprise in the ’80′s and the consequences of this-economic rationalism and the casualisation of the workforce- we can not achieve this.

CEO’s of Corporations such as The World Bank, Media Magnates through NewsCorp International, Mining and Deforesation CEO’s will do whatever they can to exploit the natural environment and the poor for their own profits.

When the majority of people are ignorant and are motivated by fear, consumerism and what is popular, they will believe the lies and rhetoric of the financial giants that purport these beliefs and whose best interests are not for the majority. They are causing the wealthiest to get richer and the poorer to get poorer at the expense of the environment in which we live. Belief in consumerism, “must have this, must have that!” highlights an ‘inner void’ that is never satisfied and does not produce happiness.

I’d  like to think that there was an window of opportunity for transformation in the 1960′s, yet the very ‘baby boomers’ who preached love, communal living and started environmental movements, are the wealthiest people on the planet today!

Just 3 weeks ago, the Great Barrier Marine Park Authority gave authority to Gina Rinehart (the richest woman in the world) to create the world’s largest coal mine at Abbott Point, only 50 km’s north of the Whitsunday’s! Was it a bribe? Was it due to force? Australian’s have been fighting this cause from the beginning of its industrialisation, and want no part of it, as eocide is not on, and with the loss of tourism and fish stock, it makes no sense. Even now funds are being raised to take this decision to court and hopefully gain justice through a High Court injunction. But how can we compete against multi billionaire mining magnates? We must through our intentions and actions, fight for what is right!

You can help out with financial contributions here: https://www.getup.org.au/campaigns/great-barrier-reef–3/the-fight-for-the-reef/fuel-the-fight?

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Coral Sea Sunrise

The list goes on with environmental exploitation; drilling in the Arctic Circle, Russia, Mexico, deforestation of the Congo and Amazon Basins, Borneo, Sumatra,  Indonesia, Australia, USA, Canada, Madagascar…

It is up to all of us to participate in protecting Life! We have the technology to ‘go Green’ and people are going solar, or utilising wind power to reduce carbon impact-which is fantastic and timely- yet ‘the powers that be’ have invested interest in fossil fuels and the timber industry, and will do anything to gain profits from these until they run out, and then it will be too late! Have you looked at Google Earth lately? Zoom down and check out the destruction. It is not pretty!

In this age of distraction, which includes very sophisticated strategies to strengthen ‘consumer mind’ and behaviour, it is vital to rise above it, become aware, dig for ‘the truth’, to feel and to do something about natural destruction! We can contribute through our hearts and our minds, through our intentions, affirmations, prayer, positive actions and through our collective activism.  We must waken from the slumber and protect the EARTH! Can you see the words HEAR and HEART in the word EARTH? They are the keys to our transformation.

We cannot continue our collective denial, in our unthinking/unfeeling ways.  For, if we continue in our bombastic, chauvanistic, competitive, hedonistic, greedy ways, there will be no Earth in 100 years!

It is up to us, each and every one of us, to stand firm in our convictions, to ‘Go Green’ and to fight for our environment, so that we may have clean air, fresh water, forests… If we destroy our ocean and forests, there will be no air to breathe, nor food to eat. If we destroy our natural heritage, there will be none for future generations, if there are to be future generations.

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The Agony of Gaia, depicts Mother Earth as a mountain, lying on her side in agony, as heavy equipment tears into her to remove coal, by Jeff Chapman-Crane.

“Unless we are willing to encourage our children to reconnect with and appreciate the natural world, we can’t expect them to help protect and care for it.”  David Suzuki.

Have you watched Carl Sagan’s, Cosmos? I suggest you do. This is an introduction to the documentary on youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R7n71pm0K04  You can buy a copy of it at Amazon, or borrow it from your local library.

It’s an excellent documentary that talks of the oneness of the universe, and how each and every one of us, and everything is connected; if something affects one part, then it affects everything.  He talks of our nuclear power and of our environmental destruction, and how this is very poignant as we are on the threshold. We have the power to choose wisely. Do we choose life or death for this planet? I know that I choose LIFE! Let us heal this planet together! It is up to US ALL!

yours consciously, 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 :).

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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

UNIVERSAL CREATIVITY

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In the synthesis of the moment,
In a symbiotic attunement,

Consciousness becomes aware of creation,
Sublimation and ideation.
Bursting forth its inspiration,
Delivering fruits of the imagination,
Whole in its acted manifestation.

Recreation in the moment,
in a symbiotic attunement.

© 2014 Bridget Cameron

TICKLE ME RED

TICKLE ME RED

Tickle me Red,
when I’m in bed.

This is one stanza of a nursery rhyme I created called, Tickle me Pink. This cuddly and tickly children’s picture book is rhyming and introduces colour.

Lion Heart

LION HEART

When you feel the world upon your shoulders, and you feel you’re falling apart,

dig deep down within, and grab your lion’s heart.

When you’ve given it all you’ve got, and it’s still not enough,

dig deep down within, and grab you’re lion’s ruff.

When you’ve run out of resources, and life appears empty,

dig deep down within and your lion will give you plenty.

When there’s nothing at all inspiring, and you’ve hit a brick wall,

dig deep down within, ‘cause your lion won’t fall.

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When life has treated you unfairly, and you cannot forgive,

dig deep down within, and make your lion friend live.

If at first you don’t succeed, don’t fear, the lion will come,

then grab on tight to his mane, and you’ll find it can be done.

For the lion is not scary, he’s your friend, not your foe.

And, if you have any doubts, just let your lion show.

For deep within our hearts, we have a lion’s strength,

so do yourself a favour, just grab your lion’s heart!

©  Bridget Cameron