Happy Full Flower Moon
It’s abundantly clear- In the era of Covid-19, nothing is certain.
Wait…Wasn’t life always uncertain, though?
The only thing that has ever been certain is, sure as shit, things are gonna change. Everything is always in a constant state of flux. Nothing stays the same for long. Maybe we just all got a little too comfy with the illusion of security for a minute. Welp…nothing like a global pandemic to strip away that veil. And what are we left with? The truth that we don’t have much time. The hard fact that we have royally fucked ourselves by horribly abusing the sacred planet that we call home. Many of use are staring our own mortality in the face right now. Is it even possible to find a silver lining in all this death and chaos? Maybe, just maybe this shadow time has something to teach us.
I’ll tell you one thing, I’m creating now more than ever. It’s not that now I have time whereas before I didn’t, or that now I have more energy. No. To be totally transparent, living with depression during a pandemic is a struggle. Every day is different. Luckily, I have the tools of yoga, meditation and art making to help me cope in healthy ways. I’ll tell you what, this forced isolation has given me the opportunity to turn inward in ways I never have and dig deeper than ever. From the manure of life sprouts new growth. What’s been sprouting up for me is lots of new art, and real, true connections with other magical souls. My sankalpa, or my life’s mission statement, is Live Artfully. I find that now, within this crisis, I am embodying that in a deeper way.
My newest series, Mandala Meditations, is very much a product of these times. It is a response to the fear of this collective shadow work that we are all knee deep in right now. Creating these pieces was a way for me to find my center when my mind became overwhelmed and chaotic. Making these repetitive marks, like a moving meditation, brought me back home to myself time and time again. The act of sharing these expressions with a world under lockdown was truly it’s own living art piece. What a profound and priceless gift. Thank you for being such an integral part of my world and for reminding me that this work matters.
Essence of Svadhisthana
Yin and Yang
I Am Whole
It’s hard to put into words what making and giving this art has meant to me. Thank you, thank you, thank you. Remember- you are never alone. Keep going, keep creating. May we consider that this intense and dark moment in human history is perhaps an opportunity to explore new ways of Being.
Love, love, love,