Well, I suppose all you lovelies have been wondering just what I've been up to. Actually I can answer in one word - art. I've embarked on a new expression of my spiritual journey - Don't worry I'm still walking the 12 steps, I've just added zentangling and art journaling to my tool box.
I've been interested in visual art since high school, but haven't done a whole lot with it the last few years. My work has been elsewhere, including the whole raising of kids thing ;)......Now that they are a bit older I have time and energy for my other passions. I write as many of you know and I've been zentangling for a few months. I recently discovered art journaling and I'm hooked. I love the work I'm doing.
Unfortunately, I'm one of those people that becomes all encompassed by a new passion and will fixate on that one thing to the detriment of all others, so my writing has fallen to the wayside. I'll get back to it and eventually get those books published. Right now my spirit is telling me that this the work I need to be doing. I'm more grounded and focused then I've been in a while and I'm still abstinent.
Today I took a break from the art and did some gardening. I garden barefoot so right now I'm feeling so connected to the Great Mother and I just feel so at peace. I'm truly blessed.
I spent the whole afternoon with my kids outside digging in the dirt. I planted marigolds, chives and lavender around the deck because I read that they all help repel mosquitos. I planted lettuce, spinach, and bush beans in the circular bed in the front of the house. I have no idea how those things will grow, but it's worth a shot - I love being able to feed my family fresh vegis from our own yard. I just want to pick up some tomato plants and some herbs to plant and then I'll feel like I've got it all under control.
I'm very dirty right now - I let the kids have their shower and bath first so both bathrooms are being used. I'm using the time waiting to write this blog post and get you all caught up.
If you are interested in my art journal leave a comment and I'll post some pictures here on my blog - if you are a facebook friend odds are you've already seen the work in progress.
Blessings to all you lovelies out there.