Tuesday, September 20, 2011


This is such a joyful piece by Hepworth. From its beginning the community of the Christ at its best has been known for joy in tough times. So here's to being surprised by joy today...

pic by Gail Adams @ Barbara Hepworth Studio and Garden in St Ives

Monday, September 19, 2011

solid and fluid

Another great Hepworth sculpture from the Trewyn studio garden, picture taken on visit in March this year. The shapes are both solid and fluid, for me an insight into the nature of all existence and the life of God, what theologians describe as the Holy Trinity. This may be an icon for me today...

Friday, September 16, 2011

reflect Light

I love the simplicity and clarity of this piece by Barbara Hepworth. My meditation on it led to today's morning bell: let the Light fall on you, reflect the Light... 

my photo at Trewyn Studio garden, St Ives

Thursday, September 15, 2011


The photo is another I took on a recent visit to Barbara Hepworth's studio and garden in St Ives. It inspired today's morning bell: let's live this day transparent, clear and 'pure in heart'... 

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

standing in solidarity

musing for today's morning bell: in the spirit of Jesus the Christ who will I stand in solidarity with today? my photo of Barbara Hepworth figures at Trewyn St Ives 

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

circle and centring

I try to begin each day with a centring practice - and to re-enter the experience during the day. For me at this time my practice goes like this: sitting with an icon and candle, short prayer of my words (so that I may get out of the way), Gospel and wisdom reading, morning bell, into stillness and simple yoga, concluding with a blessing for the day. I like the circles that continually surface in Barbara Hepworth's sculptures, a reminder to me of the call and need to be centred...

Monday, September 12, 2011

sunlight, stone, tools and door

In this week's morning bell I'm working with ideas that came from visits I've made to the Barbara Hepworth Trewyn Studio and Sculpture Garden in St Ives. I'll be posting a photo and idea each day. This is my picture of her studio. I liked the interplay of sunlight and the door with the stone block and the tools. It seemed very earthy, even ordinary, but full of possibility...