Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Art Essence

I love when I pick something up, like old lace and cotton, and it slides off my skin like silky oil, connecting to my soul in the most curious way.
I love when I look at something old and I can see the old marry the new in my vision, becoming something all by itself with a will of its own. It is birthing, and I am the channel. I love when I see a mess of color everywhere, with ripped paper stuck to glue and bits of string, a desk buried in ephemera, and I know in my heart that something unusual is about to rise out of it. I love being breathless over an idea and I love to peal glue from my sticky hands after a full day of creating. I love the way the eyes of the Victorian women stare back at me begging for me to breathe new life into their still lifeless forms. I love art and I love all that it entails. It is the place where the real and the unreal meet, mingle and join and where every step taken is in faith of a final outcome. It is where created meets creator and where I meet God.....It is home.

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

The latest journal is finished!
Some ideas:
Add your own little messages or quotes to random pages to personalize for the perfect gift. You can also add your own personal photos with quotes randomly throughout the book to add a lovely touch of sentiment. The ideas are endless to create a heartwarming one of a kind gift!!
Now taking orders for custom journals~
They make great gifts. Photos from family are used upon request. Why not order now for mothers day and use antique photos of the women in your family?
Imagine getting a handmade piece of art with a photo of your great great grandmother on the front? Or a black and white photo of you and your best friend when you were children then filled with little quotes that make you think of the special times together. The sky is the limit!


Tuesday, January 8, 2013

A Finished Journal

I have just finished my spirit of the year journal. As always I am hesitant to make the first pen stroke. Like taking a first step in anything in life there is no turning back. I have considered selling it also but that seems sacrilegious to me. Especially given its original intent. I am quite sure I'll keep it and get started on filling it with all of my focus for 2013.
I am on to another journal and will post pictures of the process, not only so I document it, but also so that people can make their own if they prefer. I am thinking of making them for different reasons now such as for brides using scraps from their gown (when alterations are done) or pieces of fabric from their moms and grand-moms. I am also considering making more wedding pieces out of peoples invitations. I'll let all of this unfold as I work on the Right Brain Business Plan and see where things are taking me. Please join me at www.facebook.com/thebohemiancouch to share your own journey and art.


 

        

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Spirit of the Year

Today is the first day of 2013.
I have decided that 2013 will be the year of authentic living. As I have in the past, I am assigning this year a specific focus. However, I have also decided that this year is going to be a year of practicing more spirit in my daily life as it pertains to connecting it with living here, on earth.
I recently purchased a book called The Essene Book of Days 2013. It is very connected to Celtic traditions, which appeals to my sense of heritage. It honors the wheel of the year with all of the changing energies and creates a bridge between Spirit and Earth. I have been dwelling in spirituality for a long long time now and neglected the fact that I am here, on earth. I think this has created a bit of imbalance in energy and made me long to be done with reincarnation. (I honor others thoughts on this subject but I am a firm believer in reincarnation)
This has led to some recent questions such as: What if I'm here this time to honor where I stand at the moment? What if I am to learn to "just be", wherever that is, in each individual moment? What if all of life really is a simple matter of honoring each second and blessing it as holy?
This is what I am filling this year with! A year filled with being fully present.
Today I am going to work on crafting the journal that I will use to get down ideas for each celebration in regards to art, celebrating, meals, observations and any other random thoughts that pop up.
In the Essene Book of Days today's focus is "The Angel of Joy"
How can I bring more joy into this day?
Lovely focus!
Besides cooking the traditional pork and sauerkraut for my family, I will be spending the day in the art room joyfully creating!
The next celebration coming up is St. Brigid's Day (Candlemas or Imbolc among other names). This will be the direction that January takes as we head toward a JOYFUL spring!