August 31, 2010

more animal totems

Forgive my recent posts but I've been aware of animals in my life lately. Both yesterday and today bees have been unusually attracted to me and it's not because of bright colors I'm wearing or sweet scents( believe, my sweaty stink these days is to be avoided!). So I found this to make some sense of the new transformations taking place inside of me. If nothing else it's fun to think about. But honestly I do think there's something to all of this


The Bee is a symbol of being happy in ones work. The arrival of the bee in your life is a signal to evaluate how organized, industrious and productive you are in your life. Fundamentally the message is that through your work you will grow wisdom; your connection to the community will flourish, and your surroundings will be a fertile abundance. Sometimes we can take on unhealthy obsessive or defensive natures in our work, becoming too serious, addictive or demanding of ourselves or others. The bee reminds us that to our enjoy work is to experience a joyful life.

Here are some birthday flowers my bee friends might like.

August 26, 2010

in honor of transformation

As some of you might have guessed it hasn't been an easy summer. When Elvis died I went back to some old habits of retreating. It's not easy to feel everything you're feeling when it happens especially if you're not used to feeling everything. Today is my birthday. August is always a hard month for me and as much as I know it's coming the arrival of the end of summer, another year older, beginning of fall is always rough. I gave myself the gift of a day in the city yesterday in the hopes of finding inspiration. Of course all the galleries were closed and so I was left with," well what do I do know?". I spent 2 hours in the Strand bookstore which was perfect. Old loves come back to remind me of what I'd forgotten( Milton Avery!) And then a dinner with a great friend who after conquering his fears embraced the fact that his life would be infinitely better and forever changed by spending it with the woman he loves. (congratulations you guys!)

This morning we spotted a coyote out our window which we've never seen.

"The Coyote is a clown in the natural world, and in many Native American tribes view the symbolism of the Coyote as that of trickster, shape-shifter, and transformer.
Also, in the same myth, the Coyote brought with it seeds of life so as to sew new growth upon the new world. This legend depicts the Coyote as a bringer of life and a new birth symbol"

So here's to new beginnings!

August 23, 2010

August 12, 2010

August doldrums

I have a REALLY hard time doing stuff in August. I think it's the whole I'm over summer- it's my birthday- back to school- thing. So this year, instead of beating myself up about it, I'm just going to except the fact that I probably won't make anything in August and just be ok with that.
all of this is too say that I want you to keep checking in because I will be back to posting stuff here. Really. Soon. Happy August.