I decided to change my desk around, originally because the A/C vent was freezing me out! My dear partner helped me move things around. I solved that situation. But what I also did was make room for my art supply caddy! There is also plenty of room to move my keyboard out of the way and take a sketch pad out.
I then turn my chair around and I’m at my design table. I’m a happy camper today! I find that as i reorganize my office, I’m finding the energy open up to create easier.
The past year, I have been having visions of drawing something. I don’t have the tools or the know-how to do what I saw. However, I have ordered all the types of pens and brushes I need. I’m going to go to learn something this week. The internet has unlimited resources to choose from. I’m ready to play!
I don’t know about you…but I need this constant reminder. Because there are times I let myself down. I know I can create miracles like we all can! I’ll go into a pity party and even I don’t like me. So Out of nowhere, today I said I was going to come into the office and create. So I did! Sometimes I amaze myself. I’m being funny here.
The picture I added to this post is what I designed today. I am an earth sign and needed grounding. The color brown is all about being all-natural and organic. About security, stability, and support. I’m needing that today. There are not any precious stones on this piece. However, there is copper. It is a healing metal. It is a conductor of energy. Copper is linked to the divine and the Queen of Heaven.
When I want to empower all my existing power within. I pull a piece of jewelry or a crystal to speak to me. I just don’t design. I Chant and heal as I work on each piece. This is the power within What do you do in your life that enhances the power within?
When friends let me down. Yes, they are human. I turn to my crystals. They are wiser and present a deeper meaning to what I really need to know. Lapis Lazuli is a stone for wisdom. I made this for myself for the very purpose to bring forth insights!
I view a crystal as a transmitter to the sacred space within each and every one of us. This is where energy overflows and it is one of our keys or our tools for transforming ourself. Many sages believe that crystals have the highest form of knowledge, and they can show us what we need in the past, present, and future. They speak to us.
When we wear jewelry we infuse their healing qualities. They are from the earth. They all have a chemical make up. If our body needs that chemical in our body it will take from the stone. Like shells have calcium. It will take what it needs. Lapis has a long chemical make up …so I simply use charts. When looking for insight, you are not going for physical healing, however, it will do the healing anyway.
When I design jewelry, I also pray and chant as I design it. I love working with mostly natural stones. I love the feel of it. Plastic just doesn’t do that for you. I may use it for design and space. In this piece, the copper also has properties along with Swarovski crystals.
People of the east have been using crystals to help us live harmoniously for thousands of years. The west took hold of it in the 80s and adapted it to our holistic way of living. I will be bringing forth other healing stones and designs as we go along. Have a wonderful day for yourself and find a stone that suits you and sees what it has to say!
I was sitting in my favorite chair as I was reading one book on energy. I felt I needed another, Just because it wasn’t giving me the answer I needed. Because I was being lazy, I looked online first to see if I can find something (you can always find a home for another book). I didn’t find what I wanted I needed. So I did get up and walked along the wall of books that I own and found just what I needed.
Before I found what I needed, I looked at all the names of the books as I scanned them. I realized how much fun it is that I have this library to just go to when I want. I’m like a little child and always in awe of them. They are my friends. As I scan them the right one will speak to me!
I sat down and the book I found was exactly what I needed. I was looking for QiGong Healing, This book said massage. But it was actually the same according to this book. I just got so engrossed in it and am going to add it to my healing knowledge toolbox.
I went down for a nap after I looked over the book. I was happy about what I found. I woke 2 hours after and jumped to the floor because I couldn’t wait to write. Yes, I love to write. This is how I know what my passion is. I never took the time to write a book. I’d write 10 to 12 pages, maybe more. Coming to this format and writing what I love to talk about and share, Makes me happy. Thank you for being there my friends.
As you come out of the fog from grief., your vision starts to become clearer? Back in 2008 when my first son found out about his brain cancer, I was going for my masters in Strategic Leadership and Personal Development. I was on my last semester, but couldn’t concentrate enough to finish.
That was 10 years and 2 children gone from my life. There is a piece of me that would love to finish. But I do not have the concentration level to deal with exams. But what I am doing in my mind as I do this blog, is finishing my degree. But helping others who have gone through what I have unfortunately had to endure.
Everything is not coming to me overnight. But I’m taking that good old slogan ” One Day at a Time”, and rediscovering myself. All will work out!
I have started doing some embroidering. It has calmed me. Stopped my worrying about things I can’t do anything about at the moment. Stops me from eating crap I don’t need. Going to try making this a habit!
When you are coming out of a fog from being frozen in place, whether from grief, depression, stress…move gently! Many cases your mind begins to spin, great ideas and things that you want to accomplish start popping up. Sometimes they cycle and recycle until you say, ah screw that, I’ll just sit here and watch TV.
I have a whiteboard near where I sit and watch TV. Every night I cross off what I did. I add what I did do and was not written, so I can cross it off for the purpose of accomplishment. Then I start a new list for the next day. Seeing this in front of me helps a lot. I actually put fill my vitamin box. If I don’t do it, I will forget for weeks to take them. I will put silly things. Whatever muscle I need to move.
Today I designed a Picture that I was going to trace on the cloth. This is so I can embroider. I promised my sister this right before my son died. I have not picked it up. I pulled all my supplies together and going to put it right by where I sit. I’m ready to start. Might be ready for her birthday next week! I have a backup plan. But my good intentions are to complete it. It is not a complex pattern.
That simple whiteboard did the trick! Just a pad and paper would do. But this thing is big and right in my face! I encourage you to start with one for yourself. Don’t let the simplest of things stop you! It is just fear. You can thank it for sharing and go and do it anyway. Happy Creativity!
Over the years I’ve saved several sayings that I have liked from various places and Facebook shares. They spike a thought and possibly creativity within me. I’ve been busy in my office trying to make sense of all the wonderful supplies I have! I am grateful for all that I have but now. I am working on organizing. I need to be in somewhat of order before I can create.
I went out and got myself some art supplies and jewelry supplies so I can enjoy both my creative talents. It is a good sign that I am feeling a pull to create. It has been a while and to my followers, I apologize. I’ve been frozen in place from grief. Couldn’t get off the couch.
I did finally get myself into the pool in our community and get my body moving… That felt so good and now want to get my mind working It goes in and out grief hits you at different times. I stay frozen (that is what I call it) less and less. This is good.
Tomorrow which is Memorial Day, I am celebrating my son’s 31 Birthday. First birthday since he went to heaven. I’m working on pulling myself together here so I don’t focus on sadness. I’m getting excited to dive into my jewelry beads and let them sing to me and see what I can come up with. I was on my design table last week and drew a blank. I know something is in there. I’m taking action and responsibility. I know I’ll have some sad days. Each time I get back to myself faster and faster.
Years ago, I majored in art and I loved it. I enjoy my jewelry designing. However, I find that that want to do art. I’ve had dreams of me doing artwork. I felt that I wasn’t able to bring it to fruition. Have no clue of what medium to work with or what. Need to draw!
I spent my weekend on Pinterest to see if there is anything that jumps off the page at me. what I loved was working with pen and ink. I see I love using color. That sings to me. I used to do calligraphy and love all the different ways to work with letters. Plus I love all the swirls! So I ordered my supplies and I’ve started practicing. A lot of the pictures I’ve posted on here were from color by number. I see that I will go in reverse. I feel that is a great tool for learning sometimes. I look at a finished product and then back through the process. I will practice the pictures. I’ll notice how they use the coloring. The shading and the hues. I will do this!
When I found that image of quill pen and ink. I felt that it had to do something with my writing too. We will see what shows up.