Hello my lovelies! I know I have been quiet on the blogging front; January was rather a difficult month in many respects, and I simply found myself needing to hibernate, conserve energy and to have a good long think about where I want this creative life to take me this year. Even my word for 2011 has taken this long to emerge, but I am learning patience. Slowly but most surely the word CONNECTION emerged out of the mists of my mind.
CONNECTION for me has many layers.
In 2010 I dipped my toes into so many creative projects. I learned to paint, to art journal, to take photographs and unravel, I played with words, nurtured my blog, and toyed with the idea of a creative business. This year I want to take all that to a much higher level. I wish to commit myself and thrive. I wish for happiness and success. In order for that to happen I need to be mindful, to connect one hundred percent with the task at hand. Whilst working my way through Goddess Leonie's gorgeous 2011 planner I was asked what goals I want to achieve this year. The answer came loud and clear that I want to make a creative business happen for myself.
So I’ve begun to brainstorm
I’ve begun reading the very insightful
And I am committing myself to connecting with this blog much more fully this year. I want to make myself accountable, to write on a weekly basis, to show you more of this wonderful creative journey. As you can hopefully see I can already feel the momentum picking up as I clutch onto that word connection. Watch this space...
I am an introvert, I don’t find relationships and friendships easy but those who I hold dear are so very important to me. I wish to connect more intensely with those I love, admire and respect. I want to see more of them, to be more aware of them, to treasure them more mindfully than before. Not only do I want to work on long existing relationships but also to nurture new friendships. In 2010 I was lucky enough to meet some amazingly creative ladies online and this was such a new, liberating experience for me - I wish to connect more deeply with this rich, powerful, tribe as surrounding myself with like minded creatives has been an inspiration and a revelation. I am reminded time and time again of how short and precious life is, I wish to celebrate the goodness within it.
*My spiritual self, my soul, that intuitive goddess within.
I feel a real pull to that Sacred Feminine (as the truly insightful Creating Wings describes it) and I feel really excited by the possibilities. Little altars are appearing everywhere...
To finish with today I would like to share two images with you. You see, I have been learning some photo shop basics with the amazing Kim Klassen; this woman has so much knowledge to share and she is such an amazing teacher. I am not naturally inclined towards the world of technology but the way in which she shares her wisdom is simply magical. I am taking baby steps but am rather proud of my first results ( she types smiling).