but I am starting to realize that only we can make that happen, even if it is in tiny ways.
....like right now, sitting down to write this post while sipping on a tasty cacao latte,
*pretending* that the sound of the passing cars are ocean waves. or a huge bubbling brook...
I have been working on getting organized for the online courses I am teaching in and my new venture with my friend sofia: Hermana Sagrada - our online sisterhood community is just beginning and I am very excited about it...we are planning to offer mini courses throughout the year as well as longer courses too...all based on healing through the heart.
For many, many years what has been missing in my life has been a loving place to share with other women....
My mama raised me to be weary of 'girlfriends'.
She always compared my sister and I to each other which provoked us to be weary of one another.
She compared us to our friends, our cousins... they always seemed to be doing "everything right" and we were ...well, not.
I am sure she meant well and all the comparisons were meant to inspire... but instead, it made me feel as though not only was I "not good enough- not like so and so.....",
but it also raised within me a weariness that the rest of the women "out there" were also seeing me as "not good enough".
I wonder how many of us have been raised like this .... I wonder how much this has to do with the competitiveness we see in little girls?
The truth is that there is a beautiful innate need in most women,
to connect with other women/girls!
We have an innate need for community, to nurture each other to open up to one another.... spill from the heart, and have others do the same.... the back and forth sharing that makes women friends so special (to other women and to men too!).
It has long been one of my dreams to gather together with other women to make art and share about the mundane: the hardships and "easeships" of our everyday ...
to have the certainty that there is a community we belong to with whom we can share our deepest secrets and with whom we can gather to pray/send good energy ....
a gathering of like minded creatives... of women in each other's company seeking to share openly and with nothing to prove, nothing to hide....welcoming the individual growth, healing and unique explorations of our hearts and individuality through sharing heart and ART!
I hope you too will join us!
Next up: Angels in My Studio 2013 via Sheri A. Ponzi.... there is a line up of Awesome teachers including *moi*... :)
I will be teaching how to make a Folk Art style mixed media angel on wood... I can't wait! And soon, I will be doing a giveaway for one FREE spot in the course!