HANDS on …

wedding vow artI shared one of these pieces (left) on social media some time ago, but hadn’t shared it here on my blog. I have also since created another piece (right). Both of these were commissioned by an old co-worker from my Architecture firm days. I’ll be honest, I really wasn’t sure how to do this. However, I knew I COULD do it. So, I said yes. Eek. And then I thought about it a whole lot, like a lot a lot; and fear made me ignore it at times; and then motivation set back in, and I played around with different lettering and techniques. It took me 3 or 4 tries to fit all the words I needed inside one heart. That’s a lot of calligraphy practice! See, there’s good in everything. I truly enjoyed the process from start to finish, even in those WTF moments ;)

I thought I had it down pat so the 2nd piece should go so much faster … and then my creative brain stepped in and decided that it needed to be in a completely different font. Which basically changed everything that I learned from doing the first piece. I went with it though … call it intuition (this just feels right) or boredom (not wanting to make the same thing again) or challenge (keep it easy for myself. now, that’s just silly). A bit of all of them, I presume. Whatever it was, it led to a very lovely piece of art for another lovely couple.

And I got to create. With my hands. Those handy hands that continue to make cool shit. Team work – heart, soul, hands, brain, energy – connection between me and those that I create for.

We are all connected in one way or another.

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my body SPEAKS …

Discomfort. Pain. Tension. Agitation. Nausea. I have learned to be intune to my body. To listen. And right now, with all of those feelings happening at once, it’s got something pretty important to say. Releasing old wounds can lead to discomfort. As can holding onto them. I’m not quite sure which it is for me right now. Or maybe a combination? What I do know is that it feels soooo incredibly uncomfortable. I’m trying to sit with it and learn from it, as much as I want to push it away and ignore it. Only thing is, my body has made it too intense to ignore. It knows me all too well at this point. And for that I am grateful. Grateful to myself for all of the work I’ve done to get to this deep place within myself. Grateful even for the pain. And I will be so so grateful for the light that’s on the other side of this pain, as I know that’s where I’m headed. I will keep working to be patient and listen and accept all that comes my way. However, I’m not opposed to this discomfort subsiding sooner than later ;)

this is TAROTIFIC! 

I had an amazing tarot reading done for me from a land far far away (aka California) by a beautiful woman. Kassy, whom I attended yoga teacher training with 8 years ago, did my reading. And she was dead-on. It was perfect. Magical. This was the first tarot reading I’d ever received in this fashion. What I loved most about this experience was being reminded of the spiritual energy that encircles this world, or universe rather, to make it possible for Kassy to “read me” from the other side of the country. 2700 miles away. Not that the number of miles matter, because she could have been on the complete other side of the world from me and still been dead-on. Seriously, how fucking cool is that?!?

A few things I’ll share from my reading: One of the statements Kassy made a few times was that I’m almost finished with something and to just keep going. I’m almost finished. What came up around this was that it was something more emotional and internal, not a physical thing (i.e. finishing a project or leaving a job). It feels like I’m going to be finished with some emotional blockage that I’ve been holding onto for however long and I will finally be freeeeeeee! She also mentioned that I should be involved in the healing arts – YES, I’m in the right place!!! And that it is important for me to spend a lot of time in nature because it gives me more of a creative spark – Hell Yes, it does!!! Honestly, every word of the reading resonated with me, but go get your own so you can feel as connected and excited as I did!

I am so honored to have received this gift from Kassy, and I want all of you to be equally honored. She has a fabulously named Etsy shop where you can do just that: MoonMamaDivination with various reading options. See what resonates with you and go for it! 

Photo courtesy of Kassy