Sunday, March 30, 2008

~A Little Whisper From the Universe~






I just love when I get little messages from the universe. Tonight, I was sitting with my beloved sister-in-law Jane, having a few glasses of red wine...She said to me that she had been thinking about me, and my art...and she thought that I really need to do some more children's things...she'd been missing my children's work. The funny thing was that I had actually been kicking around this idea in my head for a little while now.

When my children were a little younger, I used to do lots of children's art...and design, and sell children's clothing. I truly loved the whole process of creating each piece of clothing...whether it was smocking...embroidery...painting...applique...I was passionate about each stitch...I felt a lot of pride in sending out each piece knowing that it was created with such love and care. I was actually doing quite well at it...but true to form...as soon as I felt myself getting somewhere, I pulled the pin on it.

I have spoken here before of my past tendencies to sabotage my success...to deny myself doing things that bring me joy...
I honestly, believe that I have crossed a major bridge...the gremlins have been left on the other side...I do hear them whispering now and again, but now I can plug my ears, and yell....'la,la,la,la...I can't hear you!' I am feeling protective of myself...something I have never felt the right to do before.

I am revelling in how good it feels to be ready to surrender myself to wherever this creative paths leads...allowing myself to be gently nudged to the place I need to be. I also take so much comfort in knowing that I am not the only one feeling this...I'm in beautiful company.

So...let us walk wherever our bold hearts lead us...

'night Sweet Girls...

10 comments:

Jaime said...

Isn't she beautiful!!! What a little sweetie pie.
I so understand how you feel...I have let fear take me over more times than I can count, and have taken many more steps backward than forward. But maybe that is an important part of the creative process...our soul's way of pacing ourselves, and learning to release our creative work gently, while protecting the part that fuels our passion.
You do such beautiful artwork...I will be in your corner cheering you on :)
xoxo

Claire said...

Great post, lovely pictures. Can't wait to see what you create!

Cxx

daisies said...

what absolutely beautiful creations and she is quite the cutie pie model :)

i am here with you, holding your hand, cheering you on, xo

Del said...

I too, Celeste hope you get back into making children's clothing. I also remember the beautiful birdhouses with all the nursery rhymes themes. You never cease to amaze me with your talent!

Delly

PixieDust said...

Incredible, absolutely incredible... oh, if only my baby were still this age for your magical outfits...

:-)

(((HUGS)))!

Love,
Me

Kirsten Michelle said...

these are so beautiful, sweetie!!!

i'm walking right alongside you...
xo

Joan said...

Dear beautiful Celeste,
I have traveled that path right along side you, and do believe we have made it to the other side.

How wonderful will it feel to go back to gifts we abandoned and dust them off and embrace them, once again showing the Gremlins that regardless of all their evil taunting... we emerge victorious.

So much love to you and your beautiful whisper.

xoxo

pERiWinKle said...

"I am feeling protective of myself"

love that!

Come on brave girl, you have so much to give to this world!

Beautiful little girl...with beautiful clothes xx

Dandelion seeds said...

oh my, I am swwwwwoooonnnninng over those clothes!!!

gorgeous!

Jennifer said...

Oh.my.goodness. Look how stunning your little one is...so beautiful! And I am so happy that you are feeling that creative sun shining on you and that you are opened to the possibilities that light might bring. And no, you are not alone. Love and hugs. Jen.xoxo (ceanandjen)