Sunday, November 15, 2015

Step Gently

photos by Adelaide Shalhope

Leave behind an imprint of love.

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Paying Attention

photos by Adelaide Shalhope
Thistle seeds.
Caught in a spider web just outside my studio door. 
Not struggling to be free.
Just allowing the breeze to blow them wherever they may be.

Thursday, August 13, 2015


photographs by Adelaide Shalhope
'the ghost of frozen raspberries' 

Do not try to make anything.
Be present.
Allow what IS to appear.
Witness your relationship with what IS.
Be present.

Sunday, August 9, 2015

I'm Trying

Where do we think we are going when we try so hard?
What if we relaxed, rested our minds and our bodies for a little while and let the softness of our own hearts lead the way?

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Step In

Sit quietly.
Gently and slowly find your own breath.
Step in.

Thursday, March 12, 2015

You Can Only Get There From Here

You Can Only Get There From Here
Adelaide Shalhope 2015
mixed media

You say you want to make something? 
Something Big. Something Bold. Something Great.
Tear up a piece of paper and toss it on the floor. 
Look at it.
Notice its shape, its texture, how it scattered when it landed.
Begin here.

Friday, February 20, 2015

The Breath of the Moon

photo: Adelaide Shalhope

 my feet upon the earth
my heart towards the heavens
i listen to the breath of the moon

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

I'm Still Here

Buried deep within the snowy drifts of your own thoughts
Simply waiting for you to notice.
I'm still here.