I’ve Moved…

It was time. I’ve known it for a while. So much of who I have been is in these pages and I honor them so deeply. But it was time to pull all the parts and pieces of who I have become together into one spot that fits me just right. There’s even a little nook for my writing over there. You’re welcome to stop over whenever you’d like. Please say hello and visit often!

starting seeds…

DSC_3592-1.jpgI find that when I look to nature to guide my actions and timing, that things just work out more fluidly and with more ease. I associate that with the idea of working with the flow of the Universe! I tend to be very active and productive in the summer, slowing down and starting to harvest and hunker down in the fall, and rest deeply and renew during winter. Spring will bring new life to lots of ideas and visions that were born in my dreams during this past season of deep sleep. But this…this precious time between the dark of winter and the luminescent light of spring…this is what is widely known as seed starting season.

Because we gardeners want to be ready when warmer weather comes, because we want to have something already in progress to put in the ground as soon as the sun gives us the green light, we use these last cold weeks to nurture tiny seeds. They require an exceptional amount of care: the perfect amount of watering, plenty of sunshine, and perfect degrees of warmth; yet there’s absolutely no promise that they’ll amount to anything at all. There are no guarantees that this effort will bear fruit. All we gardeners are working for in this seed starting season is hope.

Our dreams begin the same way. And this is the perfect time of year to begin planting those dream seeds that you’ve been stocking up over the past few months of deep rest. What is perfect about this time of year is that the Universal energies are with you! Everything germinating, waking up, moving fingers and toes and initiating the coming to life sequences.

What dream seeds can you plant right now? What varieties of hope are you watering, tending, and keeping warm?

I can tell you, personally, that I am currently tending some beautiful dream seeds and I am so looking forward to spring!

 

It’s been a long time, friends! I hope to be writing here more frequently as I begin to take Madeline Bea in some new (but not altogether different) directions. I hope you’ve all be well and have kept warm over this long winter.

 

december mantra & journal giveaway…

Hello friends! I wanted to let you all know that there’s a new mantra up over at The Creative Mama and it’s all about putting the focus right where it needs to be this holiday season. If you pop over there, you’ll see that there’s also an opportunity to win one of my new Mantra Journals! These would make lovely Christmas presents for someone special (or for yourself)!

I hope you’re all having a wonderful holiday season thus far!

skein + paint {v.46}…

left: Maegan / right: Dana

Thankful for these deep, peaceful blues on this Monday of Thanksgiving week! I hope you all have a wonderful holiday.

Dana and I are taking the month of December off from our Skein + Paint posts. We’ll see you back here for more S+P goodness in the new year!

Skein + Paint is a collaboration between two friends who share a love of color, texture, and art. Their idea was simple: that the crossing and mixing of various art forms would inspire something more. By using each other’s work as inspiration, they would stretch within their own work, gain insight into how others view that work, and inspire themselves and others toward future work. Creating in their respective mediums, each week one of them will have provided an image as a prompt and the other will have interpreted that prompt. Dana will be bringing images to life by hand with pencils, paints, pens, etc. Maegan will be working with yarn coupled with photography. The image that was the prompt will be featured on the left and the image that was the interpreted response will be on the right.

skein + paint {v.45}…

 

left: Dana / right: Maegan

Love the colors this week and the energy they create all together!

Happy Monday, friends!

Skein + Paint is a collaboration between two friends who share a love of color, texture, and art. Their idea was simple: that the crossing and mixing of various art forms would inspire something more. By using each other’s work as inspiration, they would stretch within their own work, gain insight into how others view that work, and inspire themselves and others toward future work. Creating in their respective mediums, each week one of them will have provided an image as a prompt and the other will have interpreted that prompt. Dana will be bringing images to life by hand with pencils, paints, pens, etc. Maegan will be working with yarn coupled with photography. The image that was the prompt will be featured on the left and the image that was the interpreted response will be on the right.

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