Starting off my day with a little bit of enchantment... Charged up my new baby succulents that I just finished adding to my wall hangings for more density, and my 6 new magick mushroom ornaments I found two days ago at Grocery Outlet that if I can find my mini Christmas tree will be decorating it with. Although they are going to be year round office decorations because they're just too cute!! 🍄😉 I'm in the kitchen now getting ready to make vegan honey - I just finished making chili red hot and Serrano pepper infused oil (Xmas artisan gifts to add to the salad dressing I have in process and some dried tea blends) and after harvesting and my training session at the athletic center today I'll be painting. I sketched two new paintings last night I can't wait to bring to life! I'll be sharing soon...That's what my day looks like and I'm so excited. I carved out time finishing off work projects this week so it's faery fun time! 🧚💃🦋🌿🌟🎉. Do you make time for fun and creative expression? If not, how might you carve out a little time to infuse your life with the sharing of your joy and gifts?
Learned how to change one of the heating element coils in my kiln! Many thanks to L&L Kiln company for continuing to make parts for old kilns, my dear friend Lora Delholm aka #foundrychick , and you tube for the assistance! Things are going to get HOT tomorrow in the studio even if the “swamp” aka New Orleans, is in the 30’s!!! #ceramics#anartistslife#kilnfiring#tulaneartschool
Are not all tales simply structured longing?
I believe it's time to tell our stories. The stories of what we desire. Not the sugary smiled wishes my dears, but the ones that are gut deep, ball deep, ovary rocking n' rolling deep. The stories that the gods have sculpted in the beauty of you, all of you, out of the dirt and the shadows, the bridge between death and life, sacred and profane, dirty and divine! :-)
What are you hiding in the shadowed corners of a dusty chamber within you? What throbs n' pulses with longing and juice that you have put a lid on hoping that the bubbling pot will one day simmer down? What are you not telling the world about yourself for fear of rejection, disapproval, gasps and tuts and judgement? What dear and darkly lit secret have you been holding so so close to you attempting to turn off its tick tocking but to no avail?
We all carry a thousand facetted jewel of divine and sacred desire. But we have judged this treasure, have labelled it as wrong or odd or strange or dirty. We have split away and separated a wildness within us, with all of its bristling whiskers and beastly limbs, because the world has told us to tame up. And yet, this treasure, each glisten, is full of beauty. Eros is an appreciation for the beauty of life.
We are primal precious pearls and each and every drop of who we are needs to be aired and polished and beaded on to the necklace that we wear as a unique bizarre and unastoundingly beautiful human being. We need to tell of these places that squish and squelch more comfortably in the underworld, the underbelly, the underneath. Because unless we free these birds they flap against our ribcage as anxiety and fear, as shame and guilt. And yet my loves, here lies so so much of our power, our electric elegance, and our wicked wisdom. Own it, claim it, speak it and make art out of it! Eros is a gift, your gift, so let's swing from its chandeliers and celebrate who we are xxx
Last few spaces available for this day xx Hope to journey with you through this syrupy soul field my lovelies :-) HH
Since my childhood and my parents played this on their record player, this is the album I go back to time and again, its beauty, his voice, the words, for this artist this is that one album. That takes me back, oh yeah, that's the mountain I've gotta climb, miles from nowhere, oh yeah, I'll take my time, cause it's gonna make me feel good, I'll drink to that! Miles from nowhere, but it's alright, I can be me, perhaps. Cat Stevens, you are my past.