Welcome to Third Night of Solstice,
A time of traveling and following the heart path.
This is a time of connecting with your inner expression.
This is a time of finding your way between the veil,
and through the edges of time seeking assistance in the reflective surface.
Finding the gifts that will illuminate and guide you along your way to
celebrating the deep darkness and the return of the sun…
the Winter Solstice.
After My nightly soul-stroll and meditation, I found myself drawn to my paints….the gift…. a key 🗝
The Key….The Story Continues
Cat Caracelo popped up in my FB newsfeed as a sponsor ad a week or so ago. I felt an immediate pull, so I clicked on her link 12 Nights Of Solstice I am so happy I did so.It’s just what I need as I enter into this winter and new year.
I’m excited on so many levels to be participating on this journey. I feel stirrings within. An Awakening is occurring and I’m ready to embrace this part of me and my journey. I’m excited to discover a new inner light..I ‘see’ a forging of old and new, and this excites me.
Last nights first mediation and Solstice prompt inspired this painting and tanka…
“A time of deep darkness and the turning of the wheel. This is the time of nesting, resting and journeying…This is a time of connecting with your inner light.This is a time of finding your way along the path to the longest night,the Winter Solstice.”
“Creativity requires the courage to let go of certainties.” ― ~Erich Fromm~
My my first response to this was……….
Then I indulged myself with a bit of art therapy….it’s good medicine ❤ Yesterday found me playing around again with the medium of fluid painting……my end result didn’t come out as I expected but love it none-the-less 😊
Today I painted using brushes and q-tips…….I used a smaller canvas for this one……it doesn’t seem that long ago I allowed fear of ‘perfection’ to stop me from painting……letting that fear go and just allowing myself to enjoy being creative is so healing,….unleashing my inner artist so freeing!! 🎨
A few weeks, I came across an ad for a paint class one of the local businesses in town is going to be hosting. Fluid Painting it was called. Intrigued, I headed on over to YouTube to see what I could discover about this medium. I quickly got hooked, and having much of what I needed to dabble on my own, this was my first attempt.
I decided to make another for my daughter for her birthday…and this was the end result for that one ….. I’ve decided to sign up and take the class. I’m finding this a wonderful outlet for my #arttherapy and want to learn all I can ‘live’. Im excited to be stepping out of my comfort zone and learning something new….
In the meantime….I’m also spending more time digging through the gray matter of my mind, putting more thoughts to paper as I ready myself for the writers workshop I’ll be attending in a few weeks………as I was looking through my FB memories this morning, I came across a quote I shared from a book I was reading 5 years ago…..funny that at that time, I was a few weeks shy of starting the first Sandbox Writing Challenge……I’ve come a long way since then…and I most definitely have come to love the wonder of Myself and who I’m growing to be.
I’ve decided to dub my Mondays my creative therapy days. Whether it’s painting, writing, ‘drumming’ (I’m way interested,,now I need to get my hands on a frame drum..but that’s for another day!)
Anyway, yesterday I took an idea I’d seen and made it my own….had my own little ‘Impromptu’ paint and sip party…….I’m happy with the way it turned out……I’m finally at a point where I’m not needing perfection or afraid of not getting it right…the idea is to just paint, create and ‘Just Be’. It’s amazing how freeing it is when we let go of expectations and ‘just go with ones own flow and rhythms.”
“Expressive therapy is a Soul’s contagion.” ~Paulo J. Knoll~
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“To practice art, no matter how well or badly, is a way to make your Soul grow. So Do It!” ~Kurt Vonnegut~