After a year or so hiatus as an Etsy seller, I just reopened my Crafting the Sacred Etsy store.
Etsy recently added a new feature for digital products – allowing instant downloads when purchased – which I just had to try out. It is a far more straight-forward interface than the service I’ve been using.
Right now I have a collection of my most popular ebooks and guided meditations on chakras, tarot and self-care listed in my store. I’ll also be listing original fibre art and mixed media pieces as my muse strikes.
I am running a Reopening Sale through this Sunday, May the 12th. Use the coupon code MAYLOVE2013 to receive 15% off all items.
Pop on over to my Crafting the Sacred store on Etsy.
When the public surreptitiously engages with public art – in this case by copy editing each work’s descriptions – does it add to the artwork or detract from it?
Watch this art whodunnit story and let me know what you think in the comments below.
Today begins the merry month of May which kicks off with Beltane here in the Northern Hemisphere and International Workers’ Day worldwide.
As I reflected on the fiery nature of May Day, I found myself thinking about commitment and passion.
Both Beltane and Workers’ Day elicit an upsurging of wanting to take action to fulfill our earthly desires – be it in the bedroom or the boardroom.
The energy of the season is an alluring promise of joyous and lusty plenty – our birthright.
We feel this passion in our belly; this knowing that we can have it all.
If you could have it all, what would your all be?
What will you throw yourself into? What risks are you willing to take as you stand by your convictions? How big will you dream?
It’s easy to get overwhelmed by the scope of all that’s possible. It’s just as easy to get stuck before you’ve even started.
How can you keep stoking the embers of your passion and drive?
Let’s use the Beltane tradition of a year-and-a-day handfasting as an action model: make a commitment to focus on just one project or wish for the coming year.
Take time to hone in on what your heart is truly calling for. Be deliberate in your execution. Take baby steps or giant leaps towards your goal. Stay steadfast in your commitment. Let your will lead you.
But by all means, have fun along the way!
Get clear on what you wish to manifest and make a commitment to yourself to see it through for just one year at a time. At the end of that year you can recommit to your goal, revise it or let it go knowing that you gave it your all.
What are you ready to commit to for a year-and-a-day? I’d love to hear in the comments below.
Earlier this month I launched my first self-guided ecourse, Sacred Me Time, to offer support in finding ways to fend off stress and be more present in your life.
I’ve been touched by the positive response and hearing how the daily prompts are rekindling mindful presence and ease.
Eva shares that she had slipped up on her daily practice of taking walks and that Sacred Me Time “…inspire(s) me to make it an item of conscious nurturing”.
Jenn is realizing that she does many things to take care of herself regularly and that the ”daily emails serve as a reminder that these things ARE sacred”.
If you are wanting to slow down, reconnect with yourself and find joy in your day-to-day, have a look to see if Sacred Me Time is right for you.
I do hope you will consider signing up to Sacred Me Time and give yourself the opportunity to treat, nurture and express yourself.
What do you do to invite your muse into your creative space?
As creatives we all have our little quirks and rituals to help us get into our creative flow. We may not do so consciously but this repetitive behavior says a lot about our muse and how we tend to it.
For my husband, a musician, he needs to have all 5 of his guitars and basses out, just in case he needs a particular instrument when inspiration hits. His muse likes to create on the fly.
For me it is taking time to set up my art table, packing out my brushes, paints and threads, and creating a clean working space with a beverage at hand. My muse likes uncluttered space and nurturance.
Are you conscious of how you set up creative space? Do you know what works and doesn’t work for you to be in your flow?
Do you know what your muse needs to thrive?
When we make space for our creativity, we create sacred space for our muse to enter and get comfortable.
Our muse is our companion and cheerleader as we create. Our muse is the warrior that helps us overcome creative blocks. Our muse is the tender lover who reminds us that we are beauty incarnate.
To tend to our muse is to tend to our life force – our most sacred core.
The next time you set the stage for your creative process, do so with intention and tend to your muse within. How will you honor it?