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📝 It’s Sunday again! Which means it’s time for our second guest blog in our fortnightly Creative Corner series!
We are so proud to introduce today’s artist @saraholevsky from North Carolina! The theme is art and healing and Sarah opens up with us all about how getting creative has helped her personal healing journey. Sarah has a passion for mental health and self care, and explains in the blog how creativity began to unfold as a path for her to explore self love, process emotions and her experiences in order help healing. She shares some beautiful artwork and it’s well worth a read if you’re wondering how creativity could help you. Swipe along for some suggestions from Sarah of where to start and head to the blog link in the bio to settle down and have a read. For more of her work and to check out her shop which lots of self care themed goodies go give her follow too 💖
💬 We’ve also got a topic in the hang out section of the forum about being Chronically Creative. We know this is something many of you do as hobbies or to help with healing/processing illness. Head over there and you’ll find a dedicated place to talk all things illness and the creative life. Link in bio or head to spoonievillage.com to have a mooch around! 📝💬📮
Aaaaannndddd....I'm BACK! Long post alert 😁 The last time I posted here I was completely surrounded by boxes preparing for a cross country move. To say that I was stressed out would be an understatement. In the middle of all of this I hit a little bit of a creativity wall. I will still creating regularly (it was a necessity!!) but it was far from "Instagram worthy" and I found myself getting aggravated that I didn't have anything worth sharing. This was causing unneeded stress so I decided to quietly step away from Instagram until we were in our new home in San Diego (I can't wait to share my travel journal!!) and life settled down. It was a much needed break and I found myself creating for me and for me only. It was incredibly freeing and my art journaling process has really changed in the past two and a half months. I am feeling refreshed, inspired, and renewed. Most of all I missed this community and I am so excited to be back!
🎼🎤 "Gettin' back in the saddle again...."🎤 So my plan was to unplug for a week while on our family vacation, but it was so lovely that it extended into the rest of August. I really needed to be more present IRL and I was letting the whole hamster wheel of Insta get to me more than I'd like to admit. Basically, a hiatus was much needed. I focused on the family, read, caught up on some Game of Thrones, and in the in between I art journaled because this is my happy place. No rules. No shoulds. No trying to impress. Just make. I decided that this needs to stay fun for me if It's going to be sustainable. And hopefully that sense of fun will communicate itself to you through what you see here as well! ❤️🌈☀️ PS And A Happy Back to School to all parents out there! We did it! 🎉🎉🎉
Lately, it's become more apparent to me how our lives can pivot dramatically in an instant. And I don't want to freak anybody out by saying this, but I've been thinking a lot about my mortality and not in a morbid creepy kind of way. It's more in terms of asking myself how can I be sure I'm living my best life. And sometimes, thinking about well, that final moment, can be a real perspective shifter for me in the best way. Maybe it's because I've lost loved ones too soon that I think about this, but I just don't want to waste my time on things that won't matter as much in the end. Plus, I want to spend as much time as possible enjoying all the good things! Like art journaling (see that smooth transition? 😉) This is pure food for the soul! Here is the spread from yesterday's Insta story. It's a color story that reflects upon my current mood in life. Wishing you, dear friends, heaps of color in your days! ❤️❤️❤️
In just a couple of weeks I’m hitting the road for the west coast for a series of workshops and spaces are filling up!
I don’t make it out to the pacific very often, so this may be your only opportunity to join me for a little stitching and creative self-care!
Portland, OR: 11/10 + 11/12 hosted by @lisacongdon
San Francisco, CA: 11/17 *sold out* + 11/18 hosted by @yondersf
Joshua Tree, CA: 11/24 in collaboration with @thejoshuatreehouse
Los Angeles, CA: 12/1 - two sessions: 11-2 *sold out* and 3-6pm hosted by @poketo !
Find links to available session up top! Hope to see you soon! ❤️
Raise your hand if you arrive at places early just to sneak a few rows in the car! 🙋🏻♀️
James has been feeling off due to a cold and I needed to pick him up early from school. I got there a few minutes before he was ready just to center myself before I had to be Full Mama mode.
I’m grateful to knitting in these moments. Being meditative and portable is so important for me. I can pick it up at a moments notice. It doesn’t need to be “set up” and I don’t need to warm up like I do for calligraphy or my even my watercolor work. I can just dig in. I can work on something that gives me joy, even if it’s for 5 minutes.
Finding a moments for ourselves in days like this is so crucial. We know the energy it takes to be what we need to be for our kids, especially the 5 and 3 year olds. It’s not easy so take those moments when you can. Knit on, mama. ➰💕