Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Living Authentically

Last night, after the Circe's Circle call, I went down to my studio and, rather than paint, took a little bit of time to create a Melba-inspired journal. A few months ago I bought one of her journals and fell in love with it. It is just the perfect size to let my thoughts really flow--and knowing that Melba made it with her own hands infused it with even more energy. I quickly filled that journal up and since then I have been missing it profusely. Melba and I made a deal to exchange a teacup painting for a journal--but life has been busy for both of us and it just hasn't happened yet. And so, in the meantime, I decided to let the muse lead me and created a simpler version of the one I originally fell in love with.

The last two weeks my mantra has been ABUNDANCE. This week it seems to be LIVING AUTHENTICALLY. I've decided to start doing my morning pages again with a plan to write myself towards freedom. And since this is a Melba-inspired journal, I'm going to leave off with a Melba-inspired post by including a few of my journal pages. Sorry, but you'll probably have to click on the images in order to read.

{You can purchase your own Melba journal and other beautiful bits of magic from her Etsy, justBeAltered.}


Leah said...

i've strayed from my mp's and have been wanting to return. thanks for the inspiration!! xoxo

Anonymous said...

You know it's funny. I was just thinking about getting a Melba journal LOL! I need that tangible reminder of her spirit (just like I get a tangible reminder of YOURS whenever I write in the one you made me).

You are so talented. That is gorgeous.

Last night was really powerful for me as well. Let's chat soon. xoxo, M

Annie said...

I think it is wonderful that you are feeling more and more yourself. You can be nothing else, really. And I
feel you can never be anywhere, but
where you are meant to be :-).

Anonymous said...

i like the idea of morning pages so much more than i actually like doing them. i think it's the "morning" piece that gets me...and i completely understand the journal thing -- i love the one you gave me and it's like i brought a little bit of you home to Texas with me. but hopefully i'll be a minnesota girl soon. ;)

caroline : my pocket said...

ooh! It's about time I did something similar... Making your own notebook sounds wonderful, now how would I like mine to look... hmm. Will have a think. Or a feel rather. x

megg said...

OOooh Jessie - you inspire me SO MUCH - ggrrroooowwwlllllLLLll!!! You make me want to kick my own butt. Thank you for that - so so so much!!!

Anonymous said...

Ohhhh...always such inspiration when I come here. Thank you for that Jessie!
love you & your journal & your paintings & of course Melba too!

Sacred Suzie said...

It's wonderful Jessie! And the creative spirit is so strong in you. What a beautiful thing to see.