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I'm feeling a bit poorly at the moment. After trying to carry on with work and other such things, I've decided to surrender to the process of getting better. That means looking after myself properly and getting some much needed rest. Are there any ways you can lighten the load for yourself at this busy and stressful time of year?
As the days become shorter and colder I'm starting to feel that desire to hibernate. It feels like a drawing in of energy, a quietening of activity and a reluctance to leave the comforts of home.
As promised I said I'd let you know when I'd started the Facebook group with my 4 artist friends, Mandi Beard, Lisa Colwell, Faye Winter and Stephanie Snyder. I'm delighted to say it is up and running now. It has only just begun but we hope to make it fun and interesting for people who want to follow our combined journey. We'd love for you to come and join us at Five for Inspiration Artist Collective and look forward to welcoming you.
It has been some time since I last wrote anything about moons or magical things. I think the biggest problem is that I have been feeling overwhelmed by writing full blog posts. I can't tell you how many times I've sat down at the computer over the last few weeks with the intention to write a post and then given up before I've written more than a sentence or two.
On 1st September I travelled through to Logie Steading to hang an exhibition of my more traditional wildlife paintings in The Square Room at Logie Art Gallery. It was a beautiful warm and sunny day so the drive from Fochabers was a pleasant one. When I arrived and saw the room empty, I realised that I had rather underestimated the size of the space I needed to fill.
This is where you can leave any comments you'd like to share after viewing my solo exhibition Alchemy Through Art at Elgin Library Gallery from 7th to 21st August.
I am currently trying to get all my latest work together for an exhibition in less than 4 week's time. My stress levels are definitely starting to escalate. When I find myself becoming completely overwhelmed I write a list of everything that needs doing so I can keep track of things.
We see ourselves as individuals but we forget our fundamental connections to each other and all other living creatures and organisms on Earth. Beyond that we are also part of the entire cosmos.
The sun is a symbol of self confidence and courage. If you are realizing that you need more than you are currently receiving in any area of your life, now is the time to send out your invitation to the universe and get ready to welcome abundance.
The full moon is the culmination of the monthly lunar cycle and is a powerful time for inner work. The energy has built to its peak and it is now time for release. It is a good time for self reflection and letting go of lower energies and negative patterns. We become more aware of our own negative thoughts or the presence of toxic people in our lives. This is an opportunity to release them and start over with a clean slate.