The forest speaks to me…


The forest speaks to me
Trees standing, branches raised
Slender wooden fingers
Reaching always for the sun
A tangle of roots running rampant
Drinking food from the deep black bosom of the earth
Everything is born from darkness
From the soil and the womb
And I, rooted firmly in the deep
Stand, life coursing through me
Arms uplifted towards the sun

-Anna Howard, 11-29-2015


So folks it’s 9 minutes into Friday June 10th, and I have not one, but TWO giveaways!  The first giveaway is…

drumroll please…

A mounted 8×10 of one of my photographs, winner’s choice, provided there are no people in the picture. So any picture on my blog in those parameters is fair game… I’ll also be posting previously unpublished photos during the week to give the winner more to choose from.

A second winner will receive a free logo design for their company, blog,  personalized monogram, or whatever floats their boat.  For examples of my logo designs and other design work, see my photography and design site, Daily Ikon.

And now, what you’ve been waiting for…

How to enter:

  1. Post a comment on this post telling me either 1) what you’d like to see more of on Wayfaring Artist or 2) one of your favorite blog posts.
  2. “Like” Wayfaring Artist on Facebook
  3. “Like” Daily Ikon on Facebook
  4. Subscribe to Wayfaring Artist’s RSS feed
  5. Follow me on Twitter

Leave separate comments telling me you did each of 2-5, for a total of 5 possible entries. And yes, if you already follow, subscribe, like, etc, you can leave comments saying that too…

Note: Entries must be received by next Thursday, June 16th at 11:59 p.m.  I will announce the winners next Friday.


I’ve always believed you were


That your will was something

to find

That if I didn’t figure it out

I’d be

Something less than what you


But what kind of God hides the way

to some kind of happiness?

If this will of yours, this way,

is actually so key

Why make it so hard to find?

It doesn’t make sense

And, more,

I think it’s not true.

The only thing hiding from me

is you.

You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.
Jer. 29.13