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Whimsical Wednesdays – The Artist’s Corner: Life As Art


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Hoppy Halloween and magickal Samhain to everyone! I love that this day falls on Whimsical Wednesdays – The Artist’s Corner in my new blog series. It also happens to hold a very sacred energy for me, as my special needs rabbit, Cosmo, magickally navigated his transition on this day – the thinnest veil between worlds – two years ago. This ensured his strong presence daily with me, as he is forever reborn as a star within the deep Cosmos of my heart.

cosmo and tania

In his honor I’m having 140 bulbs of special irises and daffodils, sprinkled with a small number of tulips, despite a deer favorite, planted today for Spring blossom surprises. Auspiciously, our gardener happens to have our service day today (he comes every 3 weeks) and so it aligns so perfectly. I planted the few bulbs I had last year because there weren’t that many, but with much more this time and the ground where I want them a bit tougher to manage, it’s a true gift he’ll be able to help.

Today, I also received word that a very special creation by a fellow artisan is being worked on specifically because of this auspicious timing and energy today, which is bound to make what she’s channeling for me a truly magickal piece.

And although I’m not dressing up for Halloween, the above photo captures The Rabbit Faery me in my new rabbit onesie jammies this morning with my consort, Astrid, by my side, revealing the whimsical life I live daily.

astrid owl pumpkin

You may wonder what all of this has to do with today’s blog theme?

Well, Life as Art truly expresses the way of the artist, mindfully creating every part of life as if it were a magnificent painting, musical composition, exquisite line of prose, moving chapter, or perfectly hand-crafted vision brought to life.

And you don’t have to be an artist to create life as art. You simply have to tap into your creative energy and allow the vortex of its power to spiral and weave into all corners of your experience.

How do we do this?

With intention, with imagination, and with love.

Every little nook and cranny of life can become a masterpiece of your own creation. You can infuse your own creativity into how you craft your day, design your world, envision your goals, and express yourself.

This can be through the way you style your daily wardrobe around how you feel or what you want to say to the world about yourself.

This can be through the way you design your home or work space around what makes you most inspired, nurtured, or invigorated.

This can be through the food you make and how you infuse it with love and intention and add color and texture, as well as seasonal delights to your plate that embody specific energies you would like to infuse more into your life.

This can be through the way you plant your garden and the type of blooms and plants that will bring joy to your day and anyone who sees it.

This can be through the way you journal your to-do lists with little doodles, on special paper or whimsical notebooks, and with intention of each thing being a different color on your canvas so you’ll have a wonderful painting completed by end of the day or whenever your goals are complete.

This can be through the way you are present to every detail that shows up in your life and start to understand it as a thread in the tapestry of life, seeing how beautiful things naturally weave together.

This can be through imagination and meditation the way you allow yourself to dream a few minutes each day and envision the possibilities.

And so on….

All of these and more can be ways to experience life as art and you discover the elements of alchemy at work that can seed new blossoming potentials.

The more you do this, the more you find reflections of what you love drawn into your life.

And the more you find the journey fun and adventurous.

It’s a way to be a co-creator and to understand the power of creativity to change your life.

And from here, the sky’s not the limit, but instead opens you to limitless possibilities.

A short, but hopefully sweet share to add to the goodies some of you may enjoy on this Halloween celebration.

“I was born on the night of Samhain, when the barrier between the worlds is whisper-thin and when magic, old magic, sings its heady and sweet song to anyone who cares to hear it.” ~Carolyn MacCullough 

May you be as One with Nature’s Rhythms, in Sacred Union with Spirit, and embrace the Great Mystery.

 

Samhain Sunset & Astrid Magick


Astrid didn’t need a costume, as she embodied the perfect Halloween bunny last night with her mysterious dark brindled coat of shape-shifting markings, silver toes, belly, and tail, and a Crescent Moon eye. I took this photo of her last night right after the sun set and my auto flash went off, which not only captured two giant orbs around her body, but caught the light just right creating a red and gold Moon in her eye. I’m guessing that Cosmo and my other bunny loves wanted to make an appearance. Astrid was definitely in a calm zone, not wanting me to leave her and kept nosing my leg to get my attention and transfer energy. She was definitely comforting me with my Cosmo thoughts.

I’d just finished my first run-through of reading my book from start to end, since completing it, which included a first round of simple edits and cutting my superfluous writing down 23 pages so far. That felt perfect to complete on this special day, which had so many connections to Cosmo and much more. I still have more rounds of editing to go – it’s quite a process – perhaps completing by end of year (my goal) before it will be in a form for feedback from others.

For now, I remain the only person who has read any of it and that feels perfect in remaining true to my voice.

This is something my bunny loves have taught me the importance of…remembering my song and singing it.

It was a quiet day and evening, which felt perfect for honoring my sweet Cosmo, tuning in with my bunny loves, and for focusing on the other joy of my heart – my book.

Even the sky reflected this calm and mystery in a perfect Samhain sunset of orange and black clarity.

I snapped this photo before the one of Astrid.

halloween sunset

The veils were definitely thin and the love was definitely strong.

Samhain Magickal Blessings ~ The Thinnest Veil Between Worlds


Samhain

 

“I was born on the night of Samhain, when the barrier between the worlds is whisper-thin and when magic, old magic, sings its heady and sweet song to anyone who cares to hear it.” ~Carolyn MacCullough

 

May you be as One with Nature’s Rhythms, embrace The Great Mystery, and in Sacred Union with Spirit.

 

What Is Your Witch Name?


For all my fellow witch and wizard friends…here’s a bewitching little break in your day to celebrate the coming 31st of October. Thank you to my friend Kenny for sharing this!

My name is “Bewitched Wand”. What’s yours?

Comment below with your Witch name for fun!

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