I was away for a couple of days this week. I went bush. Everywhere I looked there were signs of nature’s shedding.. …Seedpods from acacia trees, gum nuts from the eucalyptus and delicate cicada cases perching on grass fronds.The warm glow of the afternoon sun on the small maple tree and the slowing pace of the natural world encouraged me to reflect on where I found myself at this point in my life.
What had come to fruit and been harvested now the busyness and activity of summer had waned? What did I need to release or shed in order to be living the vision I had for my life? No quick and easy answers.
These are things I will contemplate as we move deeper into the colder months. I will turn inward and begin to write, draw, make more in order to receive the messages I need to hear. Then I will slow-cook and nourish them over winter ready for the next cycle of growth in spring.
So here I offer you an affirmation for this time of transformation and release.
Please feel free to print it out and place it somewhere where you will see it and be reminded of what is important in this season of life.
I wrote this article for the first issue of Maker’s Magazine which was published late last year. This issue explores the relationship between human creativity and Mother Nature, and my article in particular looks at the theme of surrendering. I hope you will read it and enjoy!
Thanks to Maker’s Magazine for their inspirational first issue and for allowing me the opportunity to put my writing forth to a wider audience. It just goes to show that if you believe something is worth saying and continue to do the work, honing your message, somebody, somewhere is listening, and may even share the same feeling as you do!
I am launching a series of four seasonal doll making workshops in 2016!
These workshops are for women who are seeking to connect with their inner wisdom and embody this in the form of a healing doll. Each workshop will work with the lessons of the season as it applies to the journey of the soul.
This great new magazine celebrating makers, artists and writers from around the world is being printed as we speak and I am lucky enough to have my first article published within its pages!
The first edition is themed Mother Nature, and looks at the many ways nature inspires us as artists and makers. I have written about the theme of Shedding /letting go, and how this manifests in our lives.
It is a small print run of 350 copies at USD $20 plus postage. Orders can be made here http://www.makersmovement.ca/ during December.
Thanks to Sam and her team for the inspiration, encouragement and providing us with an opportunity to share our work with a wider audience.