6.12 pm this evening

The time felt ripe. A new initiation, another rite of passage.
My eyebrow ring has been a symbol of my flight into self, my blossoming spirituality, my joyful embrace of what is my own.
It has been a powerful blessing for me.
I continue this journey,
and I am stripping myself down to the bare essentials.
So I unscrewed it. Took out the beautiful blue titanium
that has adorned my face for three months now. Buried it in the garden.
Thanked it deeply for its gifts.

at 6.30pm this evening ~ 22.9 years of age

I become more like myself every day.

at 4 years of age

I took my eyebrow ring out today
and buried it into the garden
for new things to grow.
I am so grateful for this journey.

i’ve started a new practice of collaging
even if it’s just out of office bits and pieces during my lunch hour.
i like the effects this has had on my life. it’s like all parts of leonie get a go during the day.
i fell asleep last night visioning two creamy circles painted over a textured background.
i love that my eyes see something beautiful everyday, that my hands get to move, my inner child gets to play… i just get to CREATE. the sheer joy of creation, without expectation. tomorrow is a new day and a new page and a new chance to fill space with colours and patterning and lines and words. it is like a meditation. sometimes i grab my scissors, journal and trusty craft glue, and plant myself on the floor of my studio ~ it feels more organic that way.

you can view the whole set (so far) at my flickr journal set.

also, in the divine creation department:
:: check out the divine artists creating in their moleskines here.
:: gail‘s words are literally soaked with grace.
:: a dear friend just sent me a photo of her prototype bracelets, combining crystals and earthly gifts. my stomach turned inside out with sheer joy at her creation. can’t WAIT to see this earth mama’s bracelet business begin.

and may creativity turn you inside out with glee,

Dancing in your own divinity

You are dancing in your own divinity.

“So the sea-journey goes on, and who know where! Just to be held by the Ocean is the best luck we could have.”

~ Jelaluddin Rumi:: The Essential Rumi

Studio Friday – Invented Tool

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Studio Friday‘s theme this week is INVENTED TOOL.

My invented tool was something I resorted to a while back…
I decided that my ink tree needed stamped leaves, but didn’t have any foam or sponge to create a stamp from… so I carved a leaf from the rubber at the end of an old pencil.
It worked a *treat* – results are below.

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When in need,
MacGyver it!

{Also – Leonie’s claim to fame – I once sat in the same cubicle at work as a guy who used to work on the post-production of MacGyver. That practically makes me and MacGyver besties.}