Random glimpses into the thoughts of a woman- searching for life's answers - or maybe just asking the questions and living them. Trying to live creatively and authentically. Learning to BE - HERE - NOW.
Quite exciting to me. Jamie is very kind to feature me.
And if you haven't visited her website, please do.
And I HIGHLY recommend the workshop. I will be finding time this week for a Full Moon Dream Board. It fascintates me the images that I cut out - never knowing why until I put them on a board and then look at it. Our inner self is amazing and wise - we just need to listen to Her.
This gorgeous fellow has appeared in the tree in my front yard to perch and view each morning the last week or so. He (she?) is absolutely beautiful and majestic. I've spent quite a lot time just watching him. Birds of prey have a special meaning to me. Hawks, eagles, and now kestrals have appeared in my life often.
What images appear in your life that have special meaning?
I think I get so caught up in the "to-do" lists and the "shoulds" in life that I forget to listen to the "me". I'm at the point where life is shifting. One child in college, one in high school, and now I have to figure out what is next. As a woman and a mother, it is so easy to think of the needs of those around me. I think we forget to think about our own needs and desires.
And what is it that I want? What are my desires? These are tough questions for me. I have discovered this love of creating - of color. I'm not sure where this love will lead me. Not sure what I want to be when I grow up : )
I stumbled upon Jamie Ridler's Soul Reflection site. I've often done collages with images but never thought much about them other than they were fun, entertaining. Jamie carries that much further.
I was intrigued. I bought the home edition, down loaded it, collected my supplies and then several weeks went by. I couldn't find the few hours needed to actually complete the workshop!!! Frustrating and so true in my life right now. There just doesn't seem to be time for me to create, to breathe!
But I did find the time. I took a morning while the second child was SAT testing and went to a coffee shop. It was way too distracting there for me to focus. Too many people, too much noise. So, I went to my car and did the workshop in my car, in a parking lot. And it was amazing. I followed Jamie's directions and just let myself cut images and paste and think and I learned so much about myself and what direction I am heading.
This image of energy appeared in the midst of all these images of calm, meditative colors, and images. I loved how that happened. I do have a sense of energy in myself that I had not realized. I found the whole process enlightening. I carried the sense of wonder with me throughout the week. I'm still pondering and wondering what next. Now I have a sense of peace about it.