Thursday, July 09, 2009
I have had an emotional whirlwind week and 2 days with a really bad migraine so this post will be short and sweet. I went to my parents' house for the 4th of July for a cookout and to celebrate my birthday (July 5th) and 2 of my sisters' birthdays (June 1 and June 27) and Father's Day...all in one big party. I took my Wreck This Journal with me for the day figuring an opportunity to have someone else do something to my journal might occur. My sisters all saw my Wreck This Journal postings on my blog so they now also each have their own journal and my 9-year-old niece has one as well. A couple of them also brought their journals.
It was funny to see at what stages each of us are in regards to our journals. My youngest sister and her daughter are not too comfortable with too much actual "wrecking" yet in their journals and my poor little niece was horrified to find out while she was in the other room her cousin and aunt took her journal and put gum in it and licked the pages with their chocolate coated tongues. They also set fire to the "BURN THIS PAGE" page...and I mean they set it on fire. BUT she recovered pretty quickly.
I found it interesting that the 2 sisters who did not take their journals to the party were the ones most willing to do the most destruction to someone else's journal ....while apparently neither one of them have done much if anything yet to their own.
My next to the youngest sister refuses to crack the spine in her journal and says she now thinks most of the things in the journal are just "dumb" and "senseless."
I have made huge progress with my journal....and while there volunteered my journal to my nephew to do something destructive to it....so he decided to run over it with the car. Here is a short snippet of that ....you can see my youngest sister in the video after the car runs over the journal horrified to see tread marks on the journal and the damaged journal on the ground.
It was cool that day....mid to lower 60s and raining. Not very typical Fourth of July weather but wonderful to me. The tread marks in the journal I think are actually beautiful and I may do something artsy to them later this weekend.
Have a great weekend!
Wednesday, July 08, 2009
as the moon came up last night it was raspberry in color....did you all manage to see it? WOW...it was incredible. Here is a glimpse:
It was awesome! SO LARGE and SO RASPBERRY in color!! A few Indian tribes have also called the Full Buck Moon "Full Blood Moon" or "Raspberry Moon" or even "Red Berries Moon" because when it rises it appears reddish in color. I could not believe I had the chance to see this moon exactly like that as it first rose last night!
The Full Buck Moon is known as such because it is the time when buck deer sprout velvety new antlers. It can also be known as the "Full Thunder Moon" because thunderstorms are more frequent during this month. It symbolizes a time of harvesting and enjoyment of crops of the season. To some this is the "Blessing Moon". Energy moves into creation. Opportunities for self-reliance and confidence, unity and balance abound. It can also be known as the "Hay Moon" or "Meadow Moon" because the meadows are at their greatest point of growth in this month and it is a time for hay cutting. Some have even called it "Ripe Corn Moon," "Herb Moon," "Grass Cutter Moon, and "Hungry Ghost Moon."
Today on Wishcasting Wednesday, I would like to make a special wish for Jamie Ridler and her new website for her studio....you can find it here JAMIE RIDLER STUDIOS
Go check it out for wonderful creative inspiration and guidance to open the door to your own creativity and growth!
With the wonderful Full Buck Moon backing you this week Jamie I wish you success and a smooth transition to your new creative home!
Monday, July 06, 2009
I want to focus on my energy, power, and strength.... MUSCLE....this month......
it's all about building up.....strengthening.......receiving for me this month. Asserting myself in many more masculine areas in my life.
here is what the full buck moon looked like last night....I went out and took some pictures! I included a smaller image of it on my dreamboard!