I am really enjoying the slower pace I am cultivating in my body. Having a daily walk is regulating my feelings of timing. I am paying attention to what my body really wants to express and to explore. Sharing sweets with my sweetie is exciting and decadent, balanced out by a cool and spicy dinner meeting me with satisfaction after a busy day.
To celebrate the Solstice this year I was in full on art mode. I’ve been dancing with a painting for more than a year that has been whispering for elements of texture and relief. Casting from my elemental spirit body is the perfect addition to this upcoming work.
Day 21 ~ Lychnis in the city
Day 22 ~ Encaustic Wax
This summer’s art exploration and skill building belongs to encaustics. The slow and sensual act of melting and mixing, layering and building up, learning to torch with ease and grace is a meditative and grounding experience for my body. There is purpose and poise, awareness and curiosity and color! Oh, there is color!
Fireweed is my partner’s favorite wild flower. It brings bees. Or rather brings his favorite honey flavor. We have a few “old growth” fireweed plants in our trail to the creek.
I like to visit our neighboring ranches and farms to talk with the animals. Having been a city girl most of my life, I still delight in getting up close with the 4 leggeds.
Consulting old friends reminds me to slow down and appreciate the bonds we have between our selves and the earth and each other. We belong to each other.
Each walk, each day I am remembering what life felt like before phones and computers and rushing to nowhere and everywhere. I am remembering what matters to me. I can hear my body express when she is tired, hungry, bursting with excitement, afraid, satisfied and overwhelmed. My mind is clearing. My spine is healing as I stretch and move with intention. I am truly in appreciation of the life I am living. And I can feel where I want to grow and expand. I am less confused about the whirlwind of media and more certain of the voice that is mine. And so far we are on day 25. Now that excites me.