The Universe laughed as she sought to follow the path of others before her. She would stumble, fall, frustrated as she picked bits of turquoise stone from her wounds and began the weave again, her dance off kilter, flapping with the torn bits of her efforts as she sought the key. A single feather drifted on the wind. She watched entranced as it landed on a heavy stone. Her hands felt its coolness and calmed her mind. Clarity was long in coming as she stumbled and tripped with... its weigh. Still she moved forward, determined, round and round, round and round. She could hear the Universe laughing so she lay down to dream, hoping sweet slumber would relieve her of the sound. She awoke, refreshed and began to weave again. It was not her place to follow the paths, the patterns of others before her. Bravely she forged on creating her own way. Placing the feather in her hair she blew warm breath into the carnelian, chasing away the chill and giving it life. She began gently moving, humming as she laughed with the Universe and the strange beauty of her creation, the manifestation of her dream.
This is my take on a tutorial from Michele Mekel. Every Queen needs a crown, every princess a tiara, every dark day needs laughter and flowers and butterflies. So....
This is the first of the faces I have actually liked that I have drawn so far in the 29 Faces Challenge for 2017. If I do choose to ink these in color I am going to need a very tiny brush. Today's haiku: Chest rising in fear Caught in black lace she falters "Not again", she thinks.
I must have had some kind of strange Kabuki on the brain when I spent my five minutes with this one. My youngest son said it looks like a melting Darth Maul. Um, yep, kinda. Lol.
Number two in the challenge this month. Again, just a five minute time frame for playing. I may or may not do more with these.
Number three. My son says this should be called Horse Dog Face, but you know, I was just having fun with the india ink. It's all about the play for this with me and just seeing what evolves in five minutes of ink.
Punxutawney Phil saw his shadow today, predicting another six weeks of Winter. While I don’t let a groundhog determine my path I do think that settling in for a few more weeks of restorative rest is in my future. Getting over this nasty respiratory virus and dealing with increased mystery muscle issues has me wanting to curl up and hide under the blankets too – just not snowy ones. [ 671 more words ]
The first in my challenge sketches for this month. I am giving myself 5 minutes to play with the prompts we created as a challenge on top of a challenge for The A-Mused Tribe.
Many friends have been asking me which essential oil diffuser I use. Although I'm a Wellness Advocate for DoTerra essential oils I have to admit that my favorite diffuser is from Viva Naturals. It has cycling light colors, or you can set it on one color, or have the light off and just use the mist. The frosted white and small size make it easy to sneak into any decor without distraction and it puts out a comfortable amount of mist. Easy to clean, easy to use and the auto shut off is great for use with the kids. It happens to be on sale at Amazon for less than what I paid for it. http://amzn.to/2hJeaY1
Spread the inspiration. Honor the strides we have taken and the ones we still need to take in the fight for equality for all humankind. http://www.keepinspiring.me/martin-luther-king-jr-quotes/