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Sunday, April 29, 2012

A Quasi Commitment

Today I made a commitment. Well, a quasi commitment to "29 Faces in May." I was lovingly consumed with artful creating this past winter and I sense no end in sight. Artful expression has been a longstanding Medicine for me … ever since childhood. When my college years came along, I wanted to go to an art school, but that wasn't an option (or so I accepted at the time), but that's another story altogether.

One of my artful goals is to create more goddess imagery, so the feminine face is something I want to get better at. The above image, from my "Elements" journal, was my first attempt (in recent history) at a simple, stylized feminine face, totally inspired by Effy Wild. I've done a few more, and some I like, others were recycled, but a challenge of "29 Faces in May" will surely offer me some disciplined practice that is sure to enhance my current abilities.

May will be busy for me, and I'll be extremely happy if I actually execute 29 Faces. But I'm up for the challenge and look forward to the act of creating alongside an inspired group of fab folks!

So, yeah, that's what I made today. A quasi commitment.


Thursday, April 26, 2012

Space for Courage

I know I'm overdue in posting some garden entries, but I've been immersed in arting. And in taking up Effy Wild's amusing penchant for verbing nouns. 

I've been tending to the garden and greenhouse babies, make no mistake, but my daily ritual of journaling in art form is my personal therapy, and it's been expanding. Anyhoo … 

Today I made space for courage. In my life and in my Book of Days.

It seems a "small" thing, but today I faced a fear. A stealthy fear that has been hiding these past several years behind otherwise "good" and noble intentions.

This past week I purchased a vehicle. It's my first car in almost six years. Oh, I've been driving. My spouse and I have been sharing a vehicle and I've been renting for my journeys. Yet, today I chuckle at the fact that this "new" car of mine has served as a catalyst for realizing this clandestine fear … and I take pleasure in noticing the connections, and for acknowledging the wisdom and healing that is born of such awareness.

I have courage. I am brave. I am grateful. 

But I knew that. I just know it better now.


Thursday, April 19, 2012


Today I'm manifesting a bit of welcome craziness. I got this page in my Book of Days done early and made phone calls, completed some application forms for upcoming fairs, prepped packages and mail for the post so now I'm free to enjoy the sunshine in my gardens.

That's what I made today. Peace.

Monday, April 2, 2012


I've been busy … 

… but what else is new? To me, that's life. If you're never willing to play the fool (the beautiful fool), you're missing out on a lot of life.

Right now, my life is laced with challenges. Challenges from within as well as those that come from that external world we seem to share. I embrace them ~ all of them ~ and weave them into the delicate strength that is me. My life is laced with beautiful challenges, most of which I create and welcome, learn from and grow. I wouldn't have it any other way.

I'm delighted to play the fool.

And if you're wondering, these images are snippets of recent entries in my "Book of Days" art journal. A journal I fool with daily. That's what I made today.