I have been through over a year of extreme transformation. I certainly am not the same person, vibrationally and physically, that I was when I started. It seems that only those who go through the same journey understand what the transformation means. I am definitely grateful that I attracted this journey into my life.
Every morning I have this ritual of saying positive affirmations out loud and setting my intentions for the day, and a short meditation usually follows. Sometimes this ritual will last for 15 minutes, sometimes I’ve taken over an hour. It depends on my gut feeling and my internal energy. Some days I’m feeling so grateful and happy, and other days I’m searching to find any sort of feeling at all.
For some reason this morning, I started stating what it was that I didn’t want to happen today. I think I’ve done this many times and haven’t always noticed. My mindset was on clarifying what it was that I did want. I wanted to get to the specifics and in the process of determining what I wanted I went into a frenzy of exactly the opposite. [Read more…]
I made some fresh Almond Milk this morning. It’s really easy, basically just soaking some raw almonds for about 24 hours, draining, rinsing and blending with fresh water, then squeezing the liquid through cheesecloth to separate from the decimated almonds. Wolla! Almond Milk!
I also add in some vanilla, which I created from some good vodka and fresh vanilla beans…love it too!
I just got back from a trip to Minneapolis where I got to experience the awesome group Rush in concert (which was in St. Paul). Minneapolis was my home for about 5 years, but a long time ago. So long ago that now I feel like a tourist when I visit, but every time I get back to The Cities, I’m the “inspired” tourist.
So while I was there this time, I was paying attention to what inspired me, what caught my eye. I didn’t want to just passively observe, I wanted to dig a little deeper.
Most of us have the opinion that life happens to us, when it’s really the other way around…we create the life we experience. In my life, when things don’t happen as I’d like them, then I’m the victim of my own previous thoughts and feelings. It’s not anyone else’s fault but my own. It’s something that I need to own and take responsibility for. This is the Law of Deliberate Creation.
The best part of this universal law is that when everything is going great in my life, I can take responsibility for that as well. What an awesome feeling it is to have great things happening to me and know that I’ve created the intention and manifestation, and now I’m reaping the rewards of my desires. After all, we are here on this earth to enjoy ourselves and to expand our experiences. It really is so simple.
Well, my post title is maybe a little misleading. I’m actually referring to Encaustics, which is working with hot wax. After a long, long sabbatical in creating art, I’m finally merging my digital creations with some “analog” techniques.
Here I am in my little studio playing around with my hot wax. What a process! For my first pieces, I will print my digital images, apply them to a substrate and then work with clear wax over the top. Eventually I plan on adding pigmented waxes and physically engage in painting.
I’m having a blast and my creative juices are flowing for sure. But this technique is much more difficult than I had initially imagined. But as with anything, patience and practice will get me to my destination.
For the last few weeks I’ve been getting interested in honing my illustrating skills. It’s been since my high school/college days that I’ve drawn much of anything, and for some reason illustrating is becoming something that I want to pursue. I’m really not sure where I’m coming from…you know, why all of a sudden am I having this need to draw?
Let’s be clear on something, I’m really not a great drawer at this point. Please excuse the negative comment I just made of myself. I’m usually the one who really dislikes any negative comments. After all, if you tell yourself you can’t, then you can’t and won’t. But my comment isn’t deeply felt through my energy. It’s just a observation of where I am at right now.