Happy 2014: Where Love Lives

Happy New Year
Happy Birthday 2014

May this coming year bring you Love, Happiness, Good Health & Prosperity, and above all love

PS It is NOT my birthday!! 

So sorry once again Facebook has announced to the world it is. If only the darn thing would let me change it. But never mind. Lucky for me every New Year I receive all your lovely kind thoughts and best wishes on my 'fake birthday'. Maybe I should just enjoy the attention though I always feel a little guilty. So again, thank you so much and I'm sending you all love for a FABULOUS 2014

This has been another Ruby Time Production©
Artwork from original photography: [beingRuby©] 
Location: Where Love Lives

The Southern Cross

A Very Merry Christmas To All

Here in this great southern land one only needs to look up at the vast night sky to know they are home. For there they will find, a constant reminder, shining clear and strong, leading the way;

The Southern Cross

Like all things ubiquitous in our lives we easily forget she is there. Then something will remind us to search her out and feel the comfort of her familiar presence. A compass to lead us home. She dances across the night sky flirting with the moon when he deems to make a showing, and when not,  she is content to float in languid repose, chattering with the her sisters and brothers who pepper  stardust upon the night. At Christmastime she becomes a little magical, two sturdy pointers steer your gaze to the splendour of her cross and you wonder, is this the stars the wise men followed? 

Reality Bites

Back to reality I'd like to wish you all a joyous festive season and hope you are enjoying a little down time to refuel the body and soul. Apologies for my constant absence this year. I've just finished up a marathon stint of 7 day weeks, 12 and 16 hour days and I ask myself 'surely there is an easier way to beats one's head against a brick wall?' It been one heck of a ride I have no wish to revisit. As the Queen would say, it was 'Annus Horribilis' and I will be glad to see the back of it. 

Many a night I've found myself searching the sky and looking for a sign that change is on it's way. But what I have found are the familiar sights of constellations older than Methuselah shining back at me. Although change is what I yearn for, the familiar night sky is somehow soothing and quietens the whirring of my brain so sleep kicks in and the world stops turning for a few short hours before the madness begins again. 

When things get tough I tend to knuckle down, shut the windows, lock the doors and ride out the storm. Problem is it makes me very absent in the social world especially here in blogland. Although I've occasionally wandered through your posts, I've been a tad slack at commenting and posting of my own. Thankfully that work pace madness has come to an end and it is time to get back to the land of the living.

So here's hoping for a brighter happier healthier 2014

Merry Christmas One and All

This has been another Ruby Time Production©
Artwork from original photography: [beingRuby©] 
Location: Sydney Australia [mostly!]

She Wore Flowers In Her Hair

Welcome to the blog 'Formally Known as';
 'Being Ruby'!!

Now that would be a title! It is how it seems at times. The incredible shrinking Julie. Or is it Ruby. Either way it seems there is not enough of either of late. So here I am with 2 moons, a sea or two and a flower child thrown in for good measure. 

Most of today's artistic endeavours are re-works of previously published art, alla' Ruby. A little makeover if you will. A do over into something less concrete, more fluid. Something to allow the mind to wander and the heart to dream, final destination unknown . A little less reality as I, like many of you, could do with a little escape from our daily lives. 

With that said, I need to get back to my reality, so thanks one and all for hanging in there with me and I'll catch you on the flip side!!

PS. For those of you [Yvonne!]  who enquired as to Posie's well being, I'm sure she is fit and well and living it up somewhere on the mediterranean, unlike us!! I hear rumour she may return one day, but for now let's just be envious of her flippant ways!

This has been another Ruby Time Production©
Artwork from original photography: [beingRuby©] 
Location: A Little Bit of Everywhere