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First off, it’s been a year of crossing bridges and moving along, learning new things along with learning acceptance of one step at a time. There have been quite a few highs and a few lows along the way like tempting jewels of let it shine or dig a little deeper, but all in all 2009 feels pretty successful in hindsight, and that’s where I end the season of harvest.

However, I still succumb to feelings of never catching up with all the push and pull out in the world of Do it Now, Never to Late, Don’t Wait, You’re Gonna Miss Out, especially with end of year bottom line at stake, to remind me how far behind I am. Add to that all of the political posturing blasting away between TV, online, and email commercials, making things seem like they’ll never change or improve. 

But the truth is ~pushing the river never accomplishes anything, but a face full of water~ Think about it!

So I’ve cuddled in for this first day of winter with the three Rs (rest, reflect, and restore), to let my roots absorb where I’ve been, where I’m at, and the many lessons and blessings that have been offered along the way, in order to get ready for new growth. And Wow what a day it’s been! If this is any indication of what’s ahead, then I’m in for a very effective winter

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! Maybe I’ll even overcome my core issue of trust, the one I have with humans ~ and that includes me!

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Hum…Why do I do what I do, and why do I use what I use in my work? Both good questions, but maybe not so easily answered, so we’ll see…

It’s the energy of the elements, the wood, the smell, the color, the feel and textures, the aura of spirit I perceive, the healing qualities of the stones, and honoring the connection of all that is and bringing it into form and expression. It’s also the mythis, gods and goddesses, fairytales I’ve heard, read, and lived, and the altars and ceremonies from the places I’ve been. It’s an expression oft overlooked possibilites, dreams, and magic surrounding us, and it’s my bliss.

But first of all it’s the wood, the base I most often use. Perhaps because of the connections a tree represents from its roots deeply grounded in the earth out to its branches and leaves reaching into the ethereal sky, so spiritually connecting, but then there’s all the tales and lore of elemental beings who’ve lived in and around the tree. I believe it’s so and honor that spirit, those spirits, who’ve always traveled with me in one form or another throughout my life.  But then I choose wood for many practical reasons as well. I love the smell, so earthy and comforting, and the feel, sometimes soft and smooth and other times rough and dirty, but always forgiving and allowing to imagination and manipulation. And the resultant images are a combination of both the tree and the elementals I enjoy.
 
Then, of course, I have to make them a bit glamorous to match their royal status, so they’re dressed with bits of bling using more pieces of nature such as feathers and stones for the energies they provide, plus glorious color and it’s vibration with beads and sometimes paint to complement and impart their essence, aura, and magic as well. And lastly the juxtaposition of bling and an old piece of wood are often a marvelous display of the contradictions I perceive in life.
 
It’s my gift to see and feel, and my passion to create a reflection to admire, to use, and to cherish.

November 25, 2009 | No comments

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