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The morning walk into the midst led to this:

A magic moment that can’t be dismissed,

Or maybe it could, but why

miss water becoming sky?

Intersection.

Reflection.

Introspection.

Intersection.

Back to water sky flows.

Will it be missed?

Will it be mist?

Will it be in the midst

of another intersection in the mist?

“Beginning is hard, but continuing is harder. Those who seek a glamorous life should not pursue art, science, innovation, invention, or anything else that needs new. Creation is a long journey where most turns are wrong and most ends are dead. The most important thing creators do is work. The most important thing they don’t do is quit.”

Kevin Ashton, How to Fly a Horse: The Secret History of Creation, Invention, and Discovery

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“It is true, we shall be monsters, cut off from all the world; but on that account we shall be more attached to one another.”

–Mary Shelly, Frankenstein

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Happy Halloween Friends!

Hope you enjoy some spooky fun from some of my favorite creators: The Murdering Crows. This is their take on Bobby “Boris” Pickett & The Crypt Kicker’s Monster Mash.

My Little Spacebook celebrates a decade of the pretty things unfolding wings and every sweet flirtation with the blushing rose.

 

 

 

Mystic River Dance – Dance of the Butterflies

Mystic River Dance presented this dance in the show “Nature’s Rhythms” (February 2019, Memphis, TN).

Music: Adagio by Secret Garden

Choreography: Feyrouz (Julia Oller)

Dancers: Mystic River Dance

Butterfly wings by DOR (Dorota Pracownia)

 

In honor of My Little Spacebook’s 10th anniversary, for the next thirty-days I plan to be around here a bit more digging in to old posts, sifting through the dirt, studying the worms, planting seeds, and waiting to see what, if anything, sprouts.

Today’s dig turned over a quote I shared last fall in October Magic: Dream. Create. Inspire. Share:

“It’s very hard to have ideas. It’s very hard to put yourself out there, it’s very hard to be vulnerable, but those people who do that are the dreamers, the thinkers, and the creators. They are the magic people of the world.” 

–Amy Poehler, Smart Girls: Ask Amy

These words continue to inspire me to be more mindful about what I am creating on a daily basis and to be more open to putting myself out there. On that note, today I’m sharing a bit of whimsy I added to my life this year.  It combines the idea of giving yourself gold stars (from Sarah Ban Breathnach’s Simple Abundance) with the idea of  tracking progress on your goals daily (from Gretchen Rubin’s The Happiness Project).   Add a bullet journal and some washi tape to the mix and Voila!

magic and mayhem

I might have gotten a little carried away with the washi tape.

Dot journal - bubble gum

My pages are presently star-studded, memory-filled, and happy-making.

 

(You know, because accessorizing is soooo important!)

mask and bolster

Here’s a study showing home-made masks reduce exposure to respiratory infections to some degree: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2440799/

And here’s the tutorial I used:

I made a couple changes to the design to improve the comfort and aesthetic. I used a couple of soft pipe cleaners for fitting around the nose bridge. I used torn-up t-shirt material for the ear loops because they are more comfortable and durable than the elastic kind.  Mine is also handsewn because machines are complicated and noisy.

 

There will be no more homeless fairies on this farm!

fairy house

 

We have Becky Zee to thank. She shared her knowledge, guidance, and kiln on my first clay play building project.

Spark

Fury

 

 

 

 

 

peaceful hands collage black and white

Create

 

 

Pharaonic

Tonight’s rehearsal

True Story:

Yesterday I went to work with my pants on backwards.

It wasn’t the first time.

I can’t be bothered by which way to put on pants.

I have a lot of goddess shit to do.

 

Roots! Bloody Roots!

Roots! Bloody Roots!

Roots! Bloody

Roots! Roots!

Bloody

Roots

!

~Max Cavalera, Sepultura

Today I’m sharing another page from my yoga planning journal. This is one page from a series that revolves around the chakras. This page’s concepts were field tested and taught last fall. We spent several classes exploring the qualities of stability, solidity, focus, and form in the body. I am gearing up to revisit the topic in upcoming classes.  The concepts came from a workshop with Shala Worseley and from Anodea Judith’s Wheels of Life and from musicians  referenced in the playlist below.

Muladhara full.JPG

Muladhara is not an easy theme for me to teach as I’m prone to zipping and buzzing about in flights of fancy. Fortunately, I have a good friend in Yip, who is willing to sit with me and help me settle down.

Muladhara (2)

Muladhara Playlist

The Mystery ¤ Michael Mandrell & Benjy Wertheimer

Beethoven Symphony No. 7-11 ¤ Beethoven ¤ Speaking Unto Nations ¤ Terry Davies

Earth and Sky ¤  Terry Oldfield

Shadow ¤ Tim Rayborn

Te Amo ¤ Armand Amar

Terra Di Siena ¤  Music for Deep Relaxation

Terra incognita ¤ Armand Amar

Patience ¤ Buddha Spirit

Travail ¤ John G. Elliot

The Suit ¤ Rachel Portman ¤ Snow Flower and the Secret Fan

Passacaglia ¤ Secret Garden

Priya (Beloved) ¤ Michael Mandrell & Benjy Wertheimer

Like a Mountain  ¤ Peter Mayer

Gravity ¤ John Mayer

Lullaby ¤ Tina Malia

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