I love the theme of wings for this weeks Mixed Media Monday! Each of my Spirit Houses above features wings. The story of the Spirit Houses: I live far away from my female relatives, we don't get to see each other nearly often enough, and I love them and miss them. We are a family of strong, vibrant women, each of us so different, yet with shared qualities... and when we all get together... WOW! One Thanksgiving we were all in the kitchen together, and someone said "It's like a swirl of colourful, tangled skirts!" Ever since then, we have been known as "The Skirts." I made these little Spirit Houses, one for each of my beloved "skirts," so that I can have a little reminder of each woman's special qualities which I can see every day. So far I have seven Spirit Houses, and I am working on two more. Here, I am sharing the three with wings. One of them represents me... can you guess which one?Artful Reminders:
Soulful, artful island RETREATS for women - make art, journal, dance, do yoga, practice deep self care, learn to celebrate the sacred in daily life - all with a group of like minded women in our forest retreat at the heart of our Gulf Island... YUM!!!!!! Read more here, and join the mailing list here.
Seven Keys to an Artful Life - I'm so excited about launching this on-line circle for artful living - begins February 15th! Read more here.
I'm participating in the Help Haiti Blog Challenge, brainchild of blogger Kelly Diels. Participants offer a product or service and donate the proceeds to helping in Haiti. My pledge: I make these lovely little buddha dishes, which I sell in my Etsy shop. I will donate 100% of the profits from any of my buddha dishes sold in the next 28 days to Medicins sans Frontieres for their efforts in Haiti.