Zendoll says ....

Welcome to Zendoll Workshop where art making and musings will occasionally provide mirth and a message.

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Tree of Life

When was the last time you had an epiphany? Fear not. In the near future, you will have the sense that you are standing under the metaphoric tree of life - somewhere in the world, and receiving a clear message intended to guide and inspire your path.
I'll check back in a week or so to see what magic has come your way.

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Friday, July 26, 2013

Country Living

It's always a treat to get out of the city for some refreshing new sights. Such was the case a week ago, when the afternoon was spent up in Alton Mills and Belfountain, near Caledon. The flavour of early Ontario architecture is prominent in both the stone building and the Victorian house. Nothing like an English country garden to make my day!
Enjoy the weekend dears.

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Holy Hydrangea

Thanks to all the rain a few weeks ago, my flowers grew so big I had to pick them up off the ground and try to prop them up on the railing. By total coincidence, I started to recognize the new formation as my neighbour's dog, Hector..... the rest was easy!

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Silent Sunday

This oil painting of the mountains in Colorado is from my personal collection - one of only half a dozen I ever did. As it may be on its way to a new home, I wanted to share the sentiment that returns each time I see it. I can immediately recall the higher energetic vibrations one experiences when hiking alone at an altitude of around 9 or 10 thousand feet above sea level. There are flashes of tapping into what I can only refer to as  source energy. With that there may occasionally be flashes of insight or clarity surrounding issues you may not even be ruminating about in the moment. These experiences, though rare, are gifts that stay with you a lifetime. They serve to inform your practice of mindfulness and the pursuit of inner serenity. Namaste fellow bloggers, creators and dear friends.

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Gelli Jollies

As a special birthday treat this week, my good friend Colette Copeland presented me with my very own Gelli.! The best part was the demo -where we both drew and cut out our images, and then proceeded with the mono printing process.
I have been smitten by her numerous successes with this simple method, so this is definitely the gift that keeps on giving ..... as is our friendship!

Sunday, July 14, 2013

May all beings enjoy happiness and the root of happiness - part of the Buddhist aspiration practice.

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Hello Etsy

I'm back! I am beginning to restock my Etsy shop.... little by little. I named the piece you see here, The Eternal Buddha. It comes with a vintage chain I have had in the family for years, and is $49.
Today I read a quote in Toronto's Globe and Mail,
"Procrastination is a sweet refreshing Popsicle on a hot summer day." It's no secret that I heartily agree with that sentiment, but I am working on it. When and if I really conquer the P demon, I will be sure to update the quote to read, "Overcoming procrastination is a sweet refreshing Popsicle on a hot summer day." Stay cool dear ones.

Monday, July 8, 2013


Some days you just can't get away from the mundane demands of running a household and maintaining a certain measure of order in the kingdom.  May all be well with you this fine day my dears.

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Thank You

If you have just popped in to visit me at Zendoll Workshop, then I thank you. Through your kind comments, I am reminded of the gift that it is to feel connected to like minded seekers and co-creators. I am truly in awe of so many of your creative offerings, and appreciative of the gentle nudge I get to keep going after I read your blogs.

Wednesday, July 3, 2013