Ballad of A Hopeless Optimist – Twenty-Ten


Creating A New Future, ©2010 Shiloh Sophia McCloud Though the storms of doom rage against our bright windows opened to the day And the perils of Main street and Wall street bid us… Continue reading

Oh Blessed Lady! We Welcome Our Futures


Blessed Lady of all that is good and bright. Thank you for the gifts of this year as we each release it into the blue moonlight. Wrap your red threaded cape about our… Continue reading

Tree of Life Blessing for Twenty-Ten


May you choose outrageous actions that challenge who you are and encourage who you are becoming.
May you take one step, however small, toward that which you have always longed for.
Now is the “right time.”
May you recognize the unique and powerful contribution that you bring to the people whose lives you touch.
May you be as wonderful as you really are, and do things because you want to, not just because you should.
May you celebrate your creativity and believe that you are an
artist with a unique vision that no one else has.

We Sorrow! O Blessed Lady! A Prayer for Healing


Our world longs for healing

I know you hear our tears falling

The polar bear father groans for his children

The butterfly pauses too long on a wayward branch

The wolf mother considers if having cubs is a good idea

The salmon, bewildered swim in circles, aching with eggs

The blue bird of happiness seeks her mate, calling, calling…

The inch worm only attempts a quarter inch this morning

The depressed human, does not want to rise from sleep today

Where is my Blessed Mother? An Inquiry into finding Mary by Shiloh Sophia McCloud


This article is in process – and will continue to be revised. But since it is Christmas, and Mary’s time is being honored – I wanted to share this writing. Merry Christmas! WHERE… Continue reading

Renewal: Love Letter #39


Renewal: Love Letter #39 Dear Ones, Possible themes for my holiday Love Letter included: Why the mall being all a bustle and super busy makes me happy even though consumerism is being criticized… Continue reading

Seven Ideas for A Grateful Holiday Feast


Reclaiming The Holy Days Seven Ideas for a Grateful Holiday Dinner for the one throwing the Party! Reclaiming The Holy Days Our home is a sacred place that we blessed to share with… Continue reading

To Be Wonderful


Have you ever felt
not quite yourself around some folks?
Why is it that
to be wonderful
is not supported by everyone?
Do you ever feel like your being a success,
or just being happy
appears to be threatening to others?
Even those who love you. (And they really do)

Dearest Blessed Lady de Guadalupe


Dearest Blessed Lady de Guadalupe Today is your day and I wanted to write you a little love note. Today I am spending the day painting you. Honoring you. Speaking to you. And… Continue reading

Feast Day of Our Lady of Guadalupe Art Celebration and workshop this weekend!


Featuring Northern California Women Artists at Electric Rose Gallery on Saturday, December 12 at 6:30 pm

“Love Cafe” Art Celebration hosted by Dori Etter,
Ali Weiss, The Bond Sisters and Shiloh Sophia McCloud

Featured Artists include Sofia Harrison, Laura Pope, Sue Hoya Sellars,
Shiloh Sophia McCloud, Chelsea Bond, Elizabeth Gibbons, Patti Valentine, Laura Delanty, Susan Miron, The Cowgirls Junkies, Lynn Bond, Caron McCloud, Dori Etter, Alise Sheehan, The Powell Girls and more!

Electric Rose Gallery – 107 Plaza Street, Healdsburg, California 707-431-1124