I was going through some images I made in my studio several years ago in the woods of northern New Mexico. I had painted a wooden egg copper and coated it with liquid that would make it look like the Statue of Liberty. The bunny I bought from a craft store and the ceramic egg was a gift from a friend. I remember distinctly using my Nikon D300 to make this image, on an overcast day, thinking how much I loved doing what I called photo illustration.
I had titled it, Take Care of Your Nest Egg. I must have had a sixth sense that something was coming to rock the economy off its high horse. And things did topple a few months later.
Today I see this title not as one of looking after one’s finances so much, but looking after the nest egg that is our essence, our energy, our gifts, our talents, our ability to create and share with one another. That’s a most precious nest egg to be taken care of.
This image was made exactly 9 years ago today. I have not seen it since. Until today. Synchronicity. Magic. Timely.
Thank you, Joanna Penn. I completely agree with JK Rowling. ?
Thank you, Chani Nicholas. Here is the rest of what she said to me for the New Moon Solar Eclipse. For Libra’s, but really for all of us.
“My connection to myself is my fortune. It is from this place, this place of inner connection, that I expand outwards. I expand steadily. Connected to my core. Evenly. In balance with my life. In harmony with what is important to me. In sustainable ways so that this personal growth can extend out to others as an offering. I know how to share my abundance while keeping my boundaries because my wealth comes from my self-knowledge.”
I aspire to live from this place. “In balance with my life.” Yes, please! Honestly, it’s not easy, even though I understand my value. When I create something I go all in, and then dim sum and then some. It’s always worth it in the long run, but I cannot seem to balance the process when I’m in the middle of it as well as I would like. I sometimes hear a stern police officer saying, “Ma’am. Step. Away. From. The. Computer.”
My new course is almost ready for the main letting-people-know-show. It’s called How To Create Anything and I’m so happy to say it’s very, very close. I’ve been working away quietly on it. For days. For weeks. For months. Refining. Tuning. Nudging. Crafting. Wording. Imaging. The course itself is complete, it’s the sharing materials that have been like birthing an elephant!
I’m keeping the course on evergreen right now. I don’t want there to be a sense of scarcity associated with it as that’s counter-productive to what I’m creating and teaching. However, the First Launch Special will end on Friday at midnight. Woop! So click those bold red letters soon if you want to check it out. I hope it inspires you.
I made a short movie about the course. You can watch the trailer right here.
Love and sunflowers to you,