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Into Something Better // Malibu, California USA // May 2017

Sleeping In The Forest  //  by Mary Oliver
I thought the earth remembered me,
She took me back so tenderly
Arranging her skirts
Her pockets full of lichens and seeds.
I slept as never before
A stone on the riverbed,
Nothing between me and the white fire of the stars,
But my thoughts.
And they floated light as moths
Among the branches of the perfect trees.
All night I heard the small kingdoms
Breathing around me.
The insects and the birds
Who do their work in darkness.
All night I rose and fell,
As if water, grappling with luminous doom.
By morning I had vanished at least a dozen times
Into something better.
For about a year now, we’ve adventured on early weekend mornings, in search of quiet beaches, all to ourselves.
The boys run, and carrying shells in their pockets.
Coffee in hand, we follow them the length of the beach, and back again.
And as the rising sun shortens our shadows, we head home.
Windows down, hands riding their warm salt air, sandy feet dangling from car seats behind us.
We began this tradition in hopes of leaving the Saturday morning cartoons behind.
And found the calm of our breath, and have begun to understand how our bodies depend on it.
// a bit about our group //
We as a group of artist mothers from all over the world are making it our priority to turn off the tv/video games so that we can give our children the sacred experience to connect with the fast disappearing natural world. We will freelens our adventures into the wild and share them through this monthly project.
To find out more about the beautiful art of freelensing, follow this link to Erin Hensley’s Freelensing Tutorial
This is a special Blog circle, full of incredible artists from all over the world. Please follow along through the whole loop to enjoy the wealth of talent. Next blog, a personal inspiration Sherri Davis
I so appreciate you taking the time to look through to the end. Please make sure to keep on to Sherri Davis’s Beautiful work
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  • May 30, 2017 - 12:47 pm

    Into Something Better: Sturbridge Conservation Area, Massachusetts USA May 2017 – Léa Jones - […] Next on the circle is the work of Kelly Sutton in California.  I have admired her work for a few years now and you will not be disappointed, and my guess is that it will be a lot more summery :-). You can read and admire Kelly’s work in this link. […]ReplyCancel

  • May 31, 2017 - 7:28 am

    Kate Cuenoud - Magically,your images are at once calming and invigorating! My heart is quickening while at the same time, my breath is deepening. Thank you for making my day instantly better. xxoo Kate.ReplyCancel

  • May 31, 2017 - 8:13 am

    Amanda Voelker - MUCH better than Saturday morning cartoons. Beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • May 31, 2017 - 4:28 pm

    Beth Urban - Kelly, so beautiful and dreamy. These images make me long for the beach!!ReplyCancel

  • May 31, 2017 - 4:50 pm

    Lea Jones - Kelly, the sunshine, the wind and the smell of the beach just come right through these images. love them SO MUCH!
    xo, LéaReplyCancel

  • May 31, 2017 - 10:09 pm

    celeste pavlik - these are fabulous!! you’re making me want to trade in the woods for the beach!! so pretty. <3ReplyCancel

  • June 1, 2017 - 3:01 am

    Heather Robinson - Kelly, you make me long to be at the ocean!! I feel so soothed by these images. Soothed yet energized! I especially love the black and white of your boy jumping! Wonderful post.ReplyCancel

  • June 1, 2017 - 10:36 am

    Joni - These are amazing. So dreamy. I cannot wait to get to the beach. I love love love the colours and haze. You are awesome!ReplyCancel

  • June 3, 2017 - 11:13 am

    Nikki - Completely lost in your most beautiful day! Thank you for sharing xReplyCancel

  • June 3, 2017 - 3:49 pm

    Melissa L - Gosh Kelly, these make me long for California. They are incredible. There is such a peaceful feeling I get when I look at these. the oranges, blues, and greens take me right to Malibu. I also love your black and whites, the compositions are so good. beautiful work ♥ReplyCancel

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