Other-Care. On Being The Beloved.

Over the years, as a way to correct what I've labeled a 'self-care deficit', I've embarked on a journey of self-care. I started therapy with the question "Why can't I feed myself breakfast, for fuck sakes. What's wrong with me?" That was the tail end of Ariadne's red...

Walking My Talk

I like to think that one of the most important things I foster as a teacher and creative enabler is PRACTICE. And by that, I don't mean 'sketch for 2 hours a day', though that could certainly be a part of it. When I say 'practice', I say it like one might say 'yoga...

New Music Crush + My Mini Me

My daughter arrived on Friday, and we have been completely wrapped up in the comfort that is the two of us in the same space at the same time. There is a feeling of 'home' that happens when my girl is here that is ineffable. I wish I could find words, but love like...

OHAI! I AM ALIVE!

Hello, hello, hello! It's been a long time since last we typed, eh? Aside from some promo stuff, I haven't properly written here in eleventy million years, and you've probably forgotten all about me! All good, though. I know you'll wander back when you're ready and we...

Hello From The Other Side

I figured, since so many of you have left lovely letters in my inbox, that I'd update you on where I'm at. :) Since last we typed, I caught a virus which lead to an 'exacerbation' - basically, my asthma got uncontrollably worse due to the inflammation caused by the...

Your Piece Of The Work, And Mine.

NOTE: This post is part curated from my archives (the Bed Head Diaries), and part present day. The world is hugely heavy right now, and my life is hugely heavy. A purse dump of happenings: I am in the middle of a unexpected move, which is a positive change, (I have a...

Not What I Signed Up For, Or Is It?

Things have been really heavy, both 'out there' and 'in here' for me over the last couple of weeks, and I'm feeling the need to unpack some of it today. I am going to hone in on the 'out there' stuff. Please bear with me, because these thoughts are flying out of my...

We Did It!

Well, a bunch of us did it, or at least, did part of it! YAHOO! I ran out of steam nearing the end due to having way too much personal shit to deal with and not enough emotional energy to deal with anything else. But still! I managed to get most days in, and I...

Yielding Back In

I have not had many words about this last week or so in my life, and the words I have had have been mostly reserved for emails to my therapist, to the people involved, and my private journal, so blogging just didn't happen. I was about to apologize, but no. That is...

The Edge

Today (and yesterday) has been very traumatic for me. I've spent about 72 hours in a state of constant anxiety - verging on panic attack, swinging into panic attack, and then yielding out again. I am applying self-empathy liberally, and I've also been in touch with my...

Strength VIII {Poem}

Strength VIII She is all heart rage as she wraps pale hands around his muzzle and I'm all envy, watching. I know her secret but I don't have her power, to look unflinchingly beyond the fangs, to hear beyond the raging roar, to love beyond reason. I'm not crowned in...

Spring Is Done With Your Shenanigans, Winter

Since the weather outside has not been cooperating with my desire for spring, I did a little weather art/magick over a period of three days and painted my own version of how pissed off Spring is with Winter hanging around like it's been doing. She's mixed media. She...

Telling The Bees

Today, I thought I'd celebrate Friday with a speed painting of one of the spreads I did for Book Of Days not long ago. Here you go. MUSIC BY KRYSTYN PIXTON who you need to know, because GORGEOUS! I'm making some changes in my life that are making me incredibly...

Blog Along With Effy – Day #17 – Woman Down

I spent my morning eyeballs deep in art, which pleases me to no end. I have been feeling a little lack of mojo taking hold, and I really wasn't sure I had it in me to film, but I did the usual - sat down, set an intention, and went for it. A few weeks ago, I came...

Blog Along With Effy – Day #14 – How To Begin

This is another repost because I'm taking today off. That being said, it's a pretty valuable repost! Enjoy! One of the questions I hear most often is “How do you start a journal page?” I sit down, pick up the first thing that attracts me, and I make a mark. Sometimes,...