Happy New years! Occassionally someone expresses what we cannot. Melody and just the right words to tell you how much I love you.
I said I would accept all of who I am, in doing that I must except all of who you are... partner if life, friends, soul connection, my love!
Monday, December 31, 2007
Happy New years! Occassionally someone expresses what we cannot. Melody and just the right words to tell you how much I love you.
Wednesday, December 26, 2007
Monday, December 3, 2007
Sunday, December 2, 2007
December 9th Allison Park
The Next scheduled event is in Allison Park, looks to be an exciting show.Depreciation Lands Museum"Where History is Real Life"Settlers' Christmas & Colonial MarketSun, Dec 9, 1-5pmSettlers' Christmas and Colonial MarketSunday, Dec 9 from 1-5pm.Visit the Colonial Market in the Main Building to purchase outstanding gifts such as silver jewelry, pottery, treenware, ironwork, wooden toys and gifts, all made by skilled period craftsmen (cash or check accepted). Then continue on through the Museum to experience the sights and sounds of the Settlers' Christmas. You will find costumed demonstrators in every building, as well as a Punch and Judy show and live period Christmas music. We hope to see you! Regular Museum admission of $3/$1 will be charged.E-mail or call the Museum at 412-486-0563 for more information about any of these events.
Friday, November 16, 2007
hide behind the mask of a winter day.
Silence stands the fool as I can still hear the words
of love for you unfold.
This dance reserved for you and I and nothing
makes a person feel so spry.
All your energy infused and there is nothing
that we can lose.
Soaring up above the clouds only you and I
Life is wonderful when your around, it
puts a pink hue to our perfect cloud.
Wednesday, November 14, 2007
Monday, November 5, 2007
I promised to have this posted yesterday..lol a little slow.. but here we are.. on the 17th of November we will be at Norwin Heights, 14th Annual Christmas and Craft show... Time10: am to 3pm for directions and more information contact Karen Hassan Dolan 724 -861- 8103This is not a commercialized vendor show .. so you will find the finest of arts and crafts..Norwin is located at 251 McMahon Drive in Norht Huntingdon Pennsylvania... 26 miles east of pittsburgh.... directly off our route 30...The 18th of November you will find me at Sisterhoold of Temple David for a shopping Extravaganza.. time 9 am till 2 pm where 4115 Northern Pike Moneroeville Pa 15146If additional information is needed contact number is 724-29698059 Support your local Artist and Crafters American made at chinese wages.. the finest of detail and love is put into all of our work.
Friday, November 2, 2007
Monday, October 29, 2007
Saturday, October 27, 2007
Friday, October 19, 2007
Wednesday, October 17, 2007
I will be at the Greene County museum in Pennsylvania October 2oth and 21st. Creating fine products on location and educating you as you become a better consumer for your personal skincare line.Writing is my life line and through I have been able to reach out and feel the touch back of love and life in the living. I will be happy to personally sign copies of my book Dear kimblake, a journey of awareness. Dear Kimblake, It's not always black and white sometimes we have to add a little color.Frazzled I am looking forward to the weekend and I am heartened by by the those who have continued to encourage and travel the cobbled path that finds us occassionally detouring.Important times and dates.
Pittsburgh Shriners off route 28 Syria Moss November 20th 9 to 4 auctions, arts, food and fun .
Greene county Pennsylvania Museum off of route 21 right outside of waynesburg follow signs.10 till 5 saturday and sunday... with natures blessing we are looking forward to a beautiful weekend. I am honored to be attending my 3rd Harvest festival on the 20th and 21st.
Monday, October 8, 2007
Monday, October 1, 2007
Tuesday, September 18, 2007
Thursday, September 13, 2007
Thursday, August 30, 2007
Magic is to hear the laughter meld together and feel the love overflow from the heart.
To live is to open the gate to the nearest dream and step through.
Wednesday, August 29, 2007
Monday, August 27, 2007
I will be adding Events throughout the week check back often.Thank You
Universal Life healing Center September 15th
Universal Life Healing Center 405 sixth street Irwin, Pa 15642 for more Information call 724 864-8814 .Come on out for a unique day in getting in touch with your inner self. I will have a wonderful display of poetry and prose as well as the bookDear Kimblake, It's not always black and white sometimes we have to add a little color. An inspirational look at life through love and friendship.I'll also have a wide range of oils that will compliment your aromatherapy and medicincal regimen.Time from 9 am to 3 pm. Right in the art of IrwinScheduled events include, readings by local mediums, bake goods , door prizes, add this event to your annual outings and come out for a unique experience.
West Newton Community Festival Sept 7th , 8 th and 9 th
A step back in time is this community event, fun for the whole family , good food, Made in the U.S.A arts and crafts and music and talent for allwalks of life. If you haven't come out to enjoy the season now is the time.West Newton Pennsylvania for that old home town feeling.September 7 th , 8th and 9thhours as followed 4 to 11pm friday and 10 to 11 saturday and sunday.Of course I'll be there with a great new display of poetry , prose and signing books.They guarantee the best ribs on this side of the monghalea river and I guarantee that there will be someting for everyone.
Labor United Celebration September 2nd and 3rd
Wow! The summer season is coming to an end, but we are still excited at the prospect of Autumn. With it comes a wide range of events and I will try to list as I organize.Labor day I will be at Northmoreland Park in Westmoreland Pennsylvania. Come out and enjoy in the Labor United Celebration. A wide range of events will be held from great music, to childrens activities, rides and of course the arts and crafts festival. Always a huge turn out so come early and spend the day or spend the weekend enjoying the scenic hills of Pennsylvania.Event hours are from 11:00 am to 7 :pm sunday and labor day mondayFor Directions and events schedules check out the site, http://www.co.westmoreland.pa.us/
Thursday, August 23, 2007
Wednesday, August 22, 2007
Monday, August 20, 2007
Saturday, August 18, 2007
A view of capitalism at its best, as we stopped in at the new shopping plaza, there was a buzz from the long lines and the acceptance from the college scene. No matter how one looks at it, the success of a super store lay in the hands of American middle class. No adventure is successful without the willing buyers, for they can build up or take down a business.
There are many behind the scene reasons a new location is built over remodeling an existing location. It is at times less expensive to build new then to remodel, and with the creating of new highways, another location might now become more attractive.
The news over the week was filled with destruction many that were at the hands of nature. Volcano's, floods, mine explosions and to many to mention. Desperation called for the prayers of the loss souls. Yet daily the number of unimaginable deaths to do man on man incidences go with out notice. Heavy are the woes of the world, for on the grand stage of life they go with out much fanfare or recognition.
I realized how negative energy can be so controlling, as each vendor packed early to cut their financial loss, they carried out with them luggage filled with stress, negativity and anger. One gentlemen asked for me to hold on and stay awhile.Smiling I agreed, it became time where a few of us shared in past experiences, made friends and expressed personal opinions on everything from politics to personal issues.
I remember my very first event, first question that everyone asked what if you don't make enough money? I said then as I said today it's not about the money made today, but a broader knowledge that comes with the experiences of life. I absorbed much of my surroundings today. The veteran professionals who have tweaked their business, to the first time vendors who were hoping for a successful event. There is always another lesson in life if your heart and mind remain open. As the events before this day, faces will meld together to form a collage that will mark the event in my mind. Unfortunately this event was a mix of the optimist and the pessimist view of life. I felt the on stage emotions that fought for center attention.
Releasing the weeks negativity, I am blowing in the wind. I found myself
fighting my own invisible battles, over walls built of the unknown. Tightening the guide ropes of the ship, I hope to lead myself in
a positive direction. The beauty is in waking up each morning, feeling the wind against my face, remembering the joy of laughter and the magic of smiles created from a distance.
I shall not walk in your shadow of dismay, in fear that you shall not follow in my steps of courage. Obstacles only remain when the doors to the mind are locked.
To believe is not a path for fools ,as it leads to a bridge that is anchored by faith.
Friday, August 17, 2007
Monday, August 13, 2007
I can't say it enough, I can't imagine a life without you in it... I think about my life and every now and then I get these tears, I don't think they are of sadness but a joy how fortunate I am and how wonderful it feels to have you in my life... It must be love.... 10, 16 , 21 or 100 nothing is gonna chagne my love for you.
Thursday, August 9, 2007
Author Rachel Charlotte Miller's next book signing will be August 10 -12 at Avalon Fest '07 Music and Arts Festival in Paw Paw, West Virginia.
Autumn’s Boutique will be selling separate pieces of poetry from Author Rachel Charlotte Miller’s collection of works, as well as the full line of their lotions and lingerie. Click here to see more of the Rachel Charlotte Miller Collection. There are unique gifts for all occasions at 2onacloud.com.
And also look for our skin care line of organic and herbal products, grown in the hills of Pa and carefully selected to create a high quality product that is a beautiful treatment for the skin.
Tuesday, August 7, 2007
My thoughts on the community was one that was stagnant, it was like a stroll through the past. No mass employment in the area, the community faces what so many before them have faced. Poverty,drugs and those struggling to get out and still more satisfied in the only world they know.
I saw people on a level that I had not witnessed in a long time, it reminded of the plight that low income neighborhoods fight on a daily basis.
Many of the people eager for conversation shared their thoughts and celebrated in the joining of neighbors. There were a few who hungered for the arts and appreciated the display of poetry and pictures. I had done what I promised the Lord I would reach out to people in all walks of life.
I saw many of the same problems I myself faced, many young mothers without drivers licenses and education struggling to raise their children.
It isn't possible to survive on a minimum wage job and even worse to raise a family on it. I see so many caught up in the system, with very few doors for them to open.
It was not a weekend of all gloom, I sensed in them a happy people who
warmly welcomed me into their community. Just as any festival there are a few people that sear a permanent picture in your mind. The few that stuck with me were for completely different reasons. The one couple was so happy and warm together that it was refreshing to converse with them, to the complete opposite, a couple where I felt an extreme control of one partner over the other. Then one young women, she was twenty one years old and over coming her disability or at least living despite it.
She read outloud the words in my book, I like that she said, I like it allot, for her she saw the words of inspiration. As she read the notation I made in the book for her she smiled, talked of her boyfriend and her own personal struggles.
I knew that I had been in hiding for many a years, some of it do to circumstances and others maybe to my own time of healing. The place wI chose to call home for twelve years was and isolation from the community at large. The rural area can do that to you, the trees dance in the wind as you wake to the symphony of birds and animals that greet you with the joy of life. It was as if the world and the people in it were locked away beyond the trees of the mountains.
The weekend gave me a greater appreciation for life.
Wednesday, August 1, 2007
I am not sure why I am as restless. I have been trying to separate personal issues from the day at hand, to not be overwhelmed .
Looking at the last few weeks of accomplishments I see the bringing together of new products and the reintroduction of my skincare line in a new label, the attempt at updating the web store, and also the introduction of poetry in various mediums. What started as fragments of my being and my desire for many things such as love and financial independence , have been muddied by the darkness of another's thoughts and actions.
It is so hot this morning and yet I feel a chill. Many things cross my mind, previous conversations and some how a reanalysis of what is. Trying to battle down my own inner fears and rise above.
on the darkness night.
Monday, July 23, 2007
Sunday, July 22, 2007
For a few fun facts on the Donora area check out this link
Saturday, July 21, 2007
Each event brings with it new stories, some I see the intermingling of issues that we all meet up with at one time or another in our lives. So common are the stories, that only the cast changes.
I found the pedestal of brass horses unattached and laying on my desk. Disappointed it wasn't something I wanted to rid my desk of , so I had them repaired. The soldering that holds them together makes then stand strong , more so then the were originally. I looked at them and it made me think of personalities and how respect and trust builds a stronger bond to hold us up through times of difficulty.
The picture I posted of clouds is interpreted in many ways.The person who sent it to me saw a " heart " and I saw in it a "demon" My response was that the interpretation was extremely different because they "lived with love and I lived with fear. "
Fear to me is nothing more then the pre-examination of a set of consequences. Sometimes the predetermination prevents us or slows the process of growth. When your a small child your taught not to go near a city street as a car might not see you and be able to stop in time. From toddler years on we are taught what we shouldn't do to provide a safer
environment. A certain measure of fear gives us food for thought a period of time to reason. Though if we stand still to long we miss opportunity. There is a very small window of time for which we are responsible to make a choice. If fear be the guide, would we ever get to the other side of the street or would our overly cautious attitude keep us at the edge always guessing when would be the right opportunity? Little lessons from childhood that show up later in life.Here we stand in the middle of our life with choices , how we react, the timing all are crucial
in our development.
Wednesday, July 18, 2007
locked behind the walls with her long golden hair.
The room she stood was still and lace and ribbon
lay, in a room of perfection where she couldn't
I saw the vision many times and heard the sounds
of silent cries and everyday she repeated each
step just the same.
Standing at the window, barely does she move
until I get closer and then she fades away to
Why does she come to me? What message does
she bring?Help me to unlock the mystery,
and set her soul free.
Tuesday, July 17, 2007
Monday, July 16, 2007
Wednesday, July 11, 2007
Interpretation, I realized how widely interpreted the words could be, depending on a persons culture, societal positioning and of course experience or lack of it. Traveling through out the North East, I found that really very little divided us as emotional beings, other then our own personal response to the trials of life.
The experiences that feed on emotion are not about the consumption of life, but more like the processing of it. Each day we wake with the ability to reinvent the moment.We in turn become proactive in our positioning in life rather then a parasite that just leeches on, always taking without giving in return.
Denial an unconscious survival mechanism? It is possible that we deny our emotions, because we are taught that it weakens us. I was told by a friend years back, " it is perfectly alright to accept our inner emotions, but not to allow them control over us."
A sensitivity to joy and sadness, love and hate, gives a certain view of life that is overlooked by many. Life is simplicity and only complicated by man.
Sunday, July 8, 2007
to never feel loneliness and to explore within
The water raging moves downstream, mountain
cold and warm with memories. The ones that you
and I have made come true,the ones from my
heart to you.
Beautiful the rock lay, each very different in their
own way. Your holding me up and I you, no slipping
on natures bed, because we the bonded strength
Saturday, July 7, 2007
Thursday, July 5, 2007
Tuesday, July 3, 2007
Wednesday, June 27, 2007
Monday, June 25, 2007
Holding on to their heritage and educating the next generation to the beauty of their dance and music with their obvious love for that all exist. As I spoke with them,I saw the similarities in our plight, they are a large part of the American Culture, one that is many times over looked. I also viewed that as people our needs are very much the same and the issues with which we have to deal with on a daily basis are there. We get up in the morning , we have to provide for our families, discipline our children and deal with the many issues that arise in living life.
Though my highlight of the weekend was watching the children play, my daughter said I made the best of friends, better then people I have known my whole life. I believe the similarity in our beliefs, the down to earth and basic morality or a common bond, allowed the children to be just that children and run and play and grow. Though as I watched the children enjoying and forming a bond of friendship, I realized that there was so much we could learn from children. They come into the world pure and innocent without the grave prejudice that separates cultures, hearts and people. The beauty and the future rest with the children of the world. It is adults whose ignorance and fear that lead us as people down the path of grudges and negativity. Marten Luther King, whose is well known for his speech " I have a dream" . Knew the future rest in educating the next generation. I do believe the world can someday sit on the same podium of respect and love and care for one another with the beauty of diversity. Look unto the children for their eyes see no color, look unto the children for their hearts are pure, look unto to children for they are our future leaders.
When the media stops separating and dividing people and realizes the strong tool of hatred they have become, the weapon of the words that carries grudges and evils of the past and makes them current issues that remain alive, then and only then will people as a whole break down the barriers that have remained for so many years.The news, radio, tv, internet, movies , plays etc., should be held to a responsiblity to all people. When a man is as seen as a man,both good and bad, and not as rich or poor, black or white, Irish or Japanese, but as a man, then we will have broken down one brick in the wall of ignorance. For even a child knows we all take one step at a time, when learning to walk.
Enough of this rambling.... Saturday was fun, I signed books and met some wonderful people. I heard stories of the loss of lives, to heartbreak and many who have overcome their own personal hells. Each individual sucess stories were a inner view of the struggle and the varied emotions we express.
One woman asked where I was from, she said I would have thought you were from somewhere special. You look like someone special... special hun!, aren't we all, as we are Pieces of the grandest puzzle..... Mother Earth.
My gratitude goes out to those at the pow wow who made us feel welcomed and for allowing us to share in their moment in the sun.
Tuesday, June 19, 2007
Saturday, June 16, 2007
Thursday, June 14, 2007
Woodland Zoo White Buffalo Gathering
Standing Stone Village in conjunction with the Woodland Zoo will be holding the Gathering on June 23 & 24, 2007 at the Zoo in Farmington, PA.
Come see ...
Residing at Woodland Zoo, Farmington, PA
and enjoy the activities of an American Indian powwow for the weekend of June 23 & 24, 2007.
Held at (Rain or Shine):
Woodland Zoo3400 National PikeFarmington, PA 15437724-329-8664
June 23: 10am - 8pm June 24: 10am - 5pm
Grand Entry at 12 Noon both days
Standing Stone Thunder Drum
Sweet Thunder w/Bear Thunder
Western PA Native American Association People's Drum
Kevin Talking Crow
First Fruits Festival Weekend for all American Indians to participate in. Every American Indian is asked to bring a strawberry dish to share during Saturday’s Supper.
Sunday, June 10, 2007
We are looking forward to a great weekend from 9 am till 3.00 rain or shine we are going to be out in forces bring you all of our skincare products made special to make a difference in your daily regimen.
Also look for Rachel Charlotte Miller and get a copy of her book Dear kimblake.....it is not always black and white sometimes we have to add a little color... and beautifully framed poetry and photographs..
Tell a friend, bring a friend or make a friend.........
I was amused by this one teenager with his mother, he said to her" Do you know her? his mother replied no! He said, " then why are you telling her all that?" As they walked away he looked back at me and smiled and said" bye Rachel. "
Ah! the people you meet. I have to say in the various cultural settings there is a big difference between country poor and city poor. As one of the vendors joked with me and said "ask a man in the rural area, your woman or your gun? and the response take my old lady but leave my guns alone. "
Many differences in the people, the stories they tell, heartache, survival and ongoing saga's. But one similarity is that all the emotions that people feel no matter what class of people are the same... love, hate, happiness,sadness all exist at different levels at different times of ones life.
A woman beside me spoke of her many plastic surgeries and said she was going for one more a face lift. I said I don't think you need it beauty comes from with in, you have to look deep inside yourself to see it.
Then I smiled as a 80 yr old woman bought love lotion and rose petals for her bed and was anxiously waiting to share it with her male friend.
The difference in the two women was that the elder woman was living and loving life.... her beauty flowed outward from the deepest part of her soul, her spirit filled with love and joy! Other women shuttered at the thought and she smiled and the glow from within was released.Aging beautifully she was every last wrinkle was blessed wth the magic of life.
Wednesday, June 6, 2007
The" cup between 2 friends" a soon to be classic, is one of the most popular items I sell to date. Everyone can relate to a good friend who has been there to listen. The times have change and good conversation may not be over a cup of coffee or tea, but the connection whether a phone call or ten minutes in between work or a sit in the park is all important to the person who needs to be heard.
Our Next Event will be on June 9th 2007 at Dravosburg Community days... It looks to be a great family day out and we are looking forward to bring you quality products created and distributed by Author Rachel Charlotte Miller and 2 on a Cloud.
Tuesday, June 5, 2007
Gonna make the sky sizzling pink, gonna wake your heart up and make you think.
Gonna build a mountian from water and air, gonna add happiness and tender care.
Gonna pray, the wind blows my kisses your way, gonna pray in your they'll stay.
Gonna send my love to you each night and everyday.