I am sitting here drinking chamomile/valerian tea listening to the wind whip and howl the trees around me. It sounds maddening. Truly, I would rather be out with my friends, sipping on an Old Fashioned and listening to some music, but my schedule says no… not now. I have deadlines that I have set for myself. Saturday is a day I look forward to for the studio opening and hanging with friends. Plus, it feels good to accomplish things each day and I need that so I can feel like I am moving forward out of my box. Oh that silly box we put ourselves into. It can be such a challenge to tear it down, mentally. I know I have put myself in one thinking I have to do this or this to be a “real” person. So my goal now is this experiment… What if instead of worrying myself into an anxiety frenzy about a job and money that I put all that energy (which is a lot) into MY business. Pure, streamlined FOCUS. No doubtful thoughts, no negative, no worry – just complete movement. Sawing, writing, photographing, sewing, brewing, planning. I will let you know how it goes. All I can say is for now I am breaking up with trying to be normal. I just can’t be what I am “supposed” to be in other people’s or society’s eyes. Of course, I have never followed the rules, so why start now.
Living in this moment, doing what I do and making magic happen.
This is a mobile for my friend. Her pit bull passed away and I have had this on the table for months. I am not sure why I never finished it, maybe there was a reason. I think she will like it.
I have a teacher who has been invaluable to me this last year and presently. She has changed my life and help me see my path. She helps guide a whole community of woman – helping us learn to walk in the seasons of the medicine wheel. She is moving and I want to gift her with several totems. This is just one… Still working on the rest – don’t worry, I will show you
Ps. I will be adding mobiles like these to Le Shop! don’t worry your pretty little heads.
My friend posted this on her fb page. I love it and wanted to share with you.
“Do what you love. Know your own bone; gnaw at it, bury it, unearth it, and gnaw at it still. Do not be too moral. You may cheat yourself out of much life so. Aim above morality. Be not simply good — be good for something. All fables indeed have their morals, but the innocent enjoy the story.”
Letters to a Spiritual Seeker ~Henry Thoreau