Sunday, 4 August 2013

100 Day Challenge Day 4

Day four of my third season was tremendously satisfying!

I had spent the day cleaning and organizing my studio and in the process found spaces for all the new art supplies that have come my way in the last few days and spent quality time with my hubby to boot!

I am so grateful for my hubby as he is a maser organizer when we work together we accomplish so much!  Much more than on our own.  I now have a clear table to do my art on once again and look forward to finishing up some projects and venturing into new realms of art including making my own paper clay molds and porcelain clay.

Life is so much fun right now and I am so blessed and grateful!


Saturday, 3 August 2013

New go around with the 100 day challange.. Season 3 Days 1 to 3

Day 1

I am back for season 3!  I really love this challenge as when I look back I have realized that it has worked even if I am not actively pursuing it on a daily basis.

This time around I have picked today August 1st as my beginning point for season 3.  I have been preparing for this day for about two weeks or so now and I have found that manifestations have already started to appear for which I am extremely joyous and grateful for.

This season my goal all revolve around my life as an artist..  to increase my output to be more connected to the art I do produce and just to relax and let inspiration flow to and through me.

What manifestations of this have I seen since I set the intention about two weeks ago?
Inspiration in the form of past issues of Cloth Paper Scissors and many used art technique books that I have stumbled upon at garage sales and thrift stores for phenomenally low prices
Art supplies either given to me or bought for low prices

At least a half a dozen different weaving looms have come to me in one way or another!!
I am so lucky and grateful and excited to see where my art journey takes me next!
Bring on Season 3!!

Day 2

I am so grateful that I have not one but two jobs as the same location.  I am lucky to have a stable source of income.  No artwork done today but I did work 12 hours.  The day was tiring yes but went by fast.

Day 3

I am amazed!  I had set out to find a shuttle for my looms and went to a gigantic antiques warehouse hoping to discover one there.  I did not find one but I had stated to myself that if I could not find a shuttle then surprise me with items I am in need of.

Within 5 minutes of me saying this .. out loud no less I ended up finding lace trims, glitter sprays, and dies for my die cutting machine!!  All in new condition no less!!

This season is all about the development of my artistic style and supplies and tools have been falling into my lap at bargain basement prices!!  Before we even left town to go to the antiques warehouse we went garage saling and I got a new sewing machine smaller than my full size one and a mini chest to alter.

Today has been exciting and inspiring and I can not wait to see where my journey goes next!

Thanks for reading!!


Thursday, 20 June 2013

Streaming Today!!

Arty Friends and Family !

Please join me for my first stream in ages!!  Working on Pagan and inspiration banners as well as experimenting with non tear paper!

find my channel here: Morgan's Fancies

Wednesday, 8 May 2013

My Return to Ustream!

Finally I am able and well enough to get back to streaming tomorrow. 

Between work being crazy and a truly nasty viral sore throat I have not been able to stream in almost two months.  Tomorrow I intend to work on a couple of things including another mixed media canvas of my favorite things, some faery tags and cards and also start designing a logo for Morgan's Fancies.

I look forward to seeing you all

Happy Arting!


Wednesday, 17 April 2013

Faery Charm

Faery Charm Instructions

Stone and Crystal Lore: Black Tourmaline

As I mentioned I will be posting things of interest to me and my path.  Here I begin with some stone and crystal lore:

The metaphysical properties of black tourmaline includes uses to repel negativity and powerfully protect the wearer against nightmares, psychic attacks, malicious magic and all forms of negative energies. Blasting away tension, stress and blockages, Black Tourmaline aids grounding and supports emotional stability.

Moving a post I made in my Morgan Muses Blog from last year.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

This spring has had its ups and downs for me but I must say that I am very thankful for the downs as in retrospect it is those times of trial that spur me on to growth, expansion and illuminating who I truly am. Several lessons have come to light in the past few weeks including the realization that even though you may think you are not feel the Cycle of Healing very much this time around issues are being worked out with or without your direct awareness. I am just now seeing that some of the issues I have been struggling with in past cycles have evolved this cycle.

 In late 2010 I had started with Seminary work full of enthusiasm and determination. I had it in the back of my mind that I wanted to follow through with the first year at the very minimum. I loved working on the lessons but found as the months went on my enthusiasm waned as I felt that I was spread too thin and at about 3/4 of the way through I made the heart wrenching decision to drop out at least at that time. I was more than disappointed with myself as I had so wanted to finish for many reasons. Determination to see things through to the finish, not wanted to waste the tuition money I had paid etc etc.. But I was exhausted, burnt out and was not at all satisfied with the work I was submitting. Not my best effort or ability by far.

Though it was through my work with Seminary that my love for creating artwork was re-ignited. Soon I was researching not only Celtic art but new techniques and the use of colour in my work. This journey into art led me to a wonderful community of artists who encouraged me to start a weekly art stream on Ustream called Morgan's Fancies, a Youtube channel and a blog. I am having a blast that is for sure and my bedroom loft is now partially an art studio!

I have found that some issues that I was dealing with in Seminary have been popping up for me within my art journey as well:

  • Constantly comparing my self and my work to others. 
  • Not believing that my own artwork is as good or as worthy as others in the community.
  •  Hesitating/Procrastinating the completion of projects even though I really want to.
  •  Avoiding working on what my heart truly wants to work on in order not to offend anyone or lose viewers. 
It took an incident within the art community (more about it here) to finally put my foot down and stand up for myself. Something I had not done very often in this lifetime and over the last few cycles I have become more and more aware of this. All this finally drove home to me how one cycle builds upon another. It also gives me pause to look back and see just how far I have come and be amazed at just exactly who I am.

 It is just now dawning on me that I am just as I am meant to be.. Unfolding all that I am instead of endlessly struggling to change my basic nature. There is no need for me to be better. Period. I am worthy just as I am and as time goes by more of who I am is already is revealed not just to myself but to the world at large. I attracting those lessons, people, places and things that will help me along my journey of revelation rather than surrounding myself with verbally, mentally and spiritually toxic people, places and things.

 Currently two books have had a huge impact this cycle and I am devouring every word. They both in their unique ways have hit me like no other books have in the past couple of years. Here they are:

 The Dance by Oriah and The Bodacious Book of Succulence by SARK

Both of these books have so much of an effect on me that I find myself constantly in tears reading them. YES THAT STRONG! The strong passionate feeling that you get in your heart and in your gut when you know intrinsically that something is the truth and is right for you.

So what has come of all this in this past cycle? A new passion for positivity in my life! Working on new art projects and books with a renewed sense of enthusiasm! Life is certainly more energetic and fun these days as opposed to feeling a bit detached from the Cycle of Healing and truthfully with life in general. I needed this as a wake up call as I truly feel like I was living life on auto pilot for a bit too long.

This has been a bit lengthy I know but I sincerely appreciate you for taking the time to read through to the end.

Much love to all my sisters both in the SOA and in the ART World!