2.09.2010

Full Moon Dream Board: Hell No.

Hello Dumplings!*
It's snowing a powder sugar snow on our fair city today--a day to hibernate, a day to catch up! The semester kicked in with no hesitation and since I've been up to my eyebrows in work and classes. I did stow away for a moment to piece together a dreamboard for the last full Moon, but had to buzz out of town and never had a chance to post it:

I've been thinking about boundaries a lot lately--not in a negative restricting or suffocating way, but in a protective, nurturing and assertive way. Boundaries that keep me, my time, my guts and my energies safe and loved--learning to say "Yes!" to what I want and politely tell things that suck my energies and leave me feeling like a lead raisin to BUGGER OFF. In her book, Women Who Run With the Wolves, Clarissa Estes talks about women suffering from a do-all-miracle-worker complex: that we try to be Everything to Everyone at all hours of the day. She writes that in order to maintain our health and sanity, we need to learn to say no and protect what is ours. I've been practicing--my first order of Boundary business was saying HELL NO to a totally bogus project I was getting sucked into. Not this time! *grinning and washing my hands*

In studio news, I am taking an artist book and art journaling course online. My visual theme for this particular journal is HerSpeak: Voices of Goddess. I'm using women in my life, myth and global goddess traditions as inspiration for contemporary interpretations of Goddess. Here are a few pages from this week's planning and gathering:

What have you been up to at your typewriters, stoves and easels, my darlings?

Until Next Time--
Much Joy and Merry Making!

2 comments:

faerwillow said...

~your dream board speak of what you wish to bring forth...beautiful board you have created...may you contniue to walk along your path holding fast to your boundries and staying true to your self...will be looking for the book...sound intriguing and nourishing for the soul...brightest blessing and sweet happy dreams~

Shell said...

Happy Wednesday, Molly. I'm enjoying
my Snow Day, too. It is beautiful outside and magical.
I'm taking a Goddess class too which started in January. I meet once a month with my circle. I'm totally loving it.
I have a lovely award for you: it's on my last Wednesday post.
Even if your not big on blog awards, just wanted to let you know how much I love your blog!

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