more green love
Sunday, August 11, 2013
elm / Sam & Winnie D doin' some diggin' / queen anne's lace from below / our fenced in back haven / queen anne's lace from atop / itty bitty Betty / 29 Black street side / sweetness / queen anne's lace going to seed / my girl Miss D
Perhaps all the dragons in our lives are princesses who are only waiting to see us act, just once, with beauty and courage. Perhaps everything that frightens us is, in its deepest essence, something helpless that wants our love.
Rainer Maria Rilke
so ... what's new with me ?
the summer has been blowing by us at top, top speed as usual and it feels like my life has been so chock full of fantastic creative work & learning opportunities with loads more coming at me this fall or 3rd 3rd of my calendar year. Beginning early in June I participated in Part A of Lilla Roger's amazing e-course Make Art that Sells (part B begins early October). Then a mid July deadline for MagnetWorks - 3 new designs (formatted horizontally & vertically - thank you Photoshop !) to fit garden flags, mats, mailbox covers and a smaller size yard sign. I ran an all day collage/mixed media workshop July 20th, with 6 people we had a blast. I created 3 new greeting card designs another excellent customer of mine Madison Park (Hey look ! they have a new cards by Susan Black section on their website - Shut Up !). And I'm currently finishing up another 3 (secret for now) designs for Studio M a division of MagnetWorks & after that I plan to redo Flora Bowley's amazing Bloom True e-course, do myself some more brave intuitive painting (I have access to the class content until August 28th), spend at least 2 weeks dreaming up my own new, just for me, creative work (2014 calendars etc.) - my mind has been a whirl with new ideas, schemes & dreams ... as I'm sure you might imagine. Then September - the end of 2013 it's non stop a go-go with more e-courses and big, lovely, multi-design, amazing Susan Black gift, home decor & possibly fabric collections with 2 brand new customers - stay tuned ;-)
I've also been wrestling my many demons, actually I'm trying to not wrestle with them (I keep forgetting no wrestling) but to imagine instead that they might be Princesses, befriending them, accepting them, forgiving them, loving them ... by far the hardest work on my plate. Hard because it takes so much practice & self awareness, hard because it is counter intuitive for our species I think to approach negative thinking in this new way but I believe with all my heart that it is the path ... my path to more peace, serenity & ease.
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