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keeping myself accountable

way, way, waaaaaaaaay back now, i made a list of things  and slowly but surely i have been able to tick some off my list. if i’m being completely honest, did i think i would still be working on this list OVER 6 MONTHS LATER? no. no i did not. but i am grateful that i have not given up, not turned my back on these mini-projects that are making me whole again.

so a quick update on which i’ve “newly” accomplished: #4 { returning to yoga }, #5 { exploring various faith communities }, #9 { creating something as a gift to give away }, #17 {  learning a new skill from/with someone }, #18 { having a “terribly adult” conversation }, #21 { re-purposing something}, #22 { doing something wildly outside my norm }, and #28 { spending the day being crafty }.

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an imbolc prayer

for all the times you have been silenced:

may you take pride in voicing your opinions without fear

for all the times you have felt alone, left out, unworthy, unwanted:

may those deep wounds be healed; may you find yourself surrounded by love & support

for the years you felt trapped by gender roles:

may you be freed daily from oppression

for the times you have been quiet, meek, timid, and worried about other’s opinions:

may you find a willingness to share yourself with others; to know your true value & worth

for the times you feel self-doubt:

may you see what i see in you and recognize your inner strength. may you know that you reside in the Divine, and She resides in you.

blessed be.

 

works i have made

 

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“time is a fickle mistress”

the art form i create the most, hands down, are collages. there is something oddly satisfying about take images out of the original context and manipulating them into something gloriously new & surreal. the above image is not the finished piece {i haven’t unpacked that from one of the many moving boxes yet} but i still find the “layout” copy compelling enough to share.  it is a composite of 6 separate pieces all, i believe, which came from national geographic.  below is an image i created close to 5 years ago–a composite of 7 individual pieces.  what i find absolutely fascinating is that, despite the years that separate them, there is quite a lot of similar iconography incorporated: the woods {at night}, images of light in the darkness {either as a star field, or as tangible light sources}, goddesses, a voyeur indirectly engaging the audience {the person behind the wheel in the top image, the giant eye below}.  the only icon missing {that i often use in my painting or sketches} is the raven/crow. make of this what you will, but to me, i feel as if these are pieces that speak to liminal dream space. to worlds we can only enter via sleep or our imaginations.

 

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