Inspiration is the cure

The summer has come and gone and I am just taking stock of where the time has gone. One of my projects was reclaiming my grandma’s old cupboard. It had been out on the porch, waiting in the wings for me to do something with it. I will have to blog more about the details of the old cupboard and its significance in my life. Suffice it to say that it is dear to me and I finally figured out a place in the great room for it. I set about painting it a shade of white, antiquing it with colored waxes. I replaced the knobs.

I also left off the glass doors that were on the top. They never worked very well and I very much like the open view onto the shelves. I promptly stuffed it with some of our fiestaware bowls and plates – old and new – and Nonnie’s old doilies. I think that grandma would approve. Notice I put the cupboard right by my comfy chair!

In the last months, as ever, you have been on my mind. I wonder what new things you may be creating. As inspiration I am starting to read the books The Artist’s Way, Heart Steps, and Floor Sample a Memoir by Julia Cameron. Highly recommended reading. We all need a shake down of the cobwebs now and then and to find a new path. Julia has a knack of reaching in and stirring up your heart and soul.

A quote from Heart Steps:

I am a beloved child of God. The Universe is my home. I am safe and protected in all places, at all times. There is no harm or danger in which my well-being is not provided for. I accept guidance, guardianship in all areas of my life. There is no venture I undertake, no plan or project I conceive which is not shepherded safely. I consciously and daily invoke the protective guidance of God. I receive this guidance within and from people and situations I encounter. I am gently, safely led.

Creative friend, what is important for you to do today? Whatever it is, you can surely benefit by uttering a little prayer for guidance.

Keep being creative ~ Karen

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17 thoughts on “Inspiration is the cure

  1. Karen, I was wondering if I had missed your newsletter! I look forward to reading about what you are doing. I have missed your messages. 😋

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  2. Hello!

    You do such beautiful work. By any chance do you know of any teachers in the chicago area (western suburbs)?

    Thank you! Eileen

    On Wed, Nov 8, 2017 at 10:07 PM, primitivespirit wrote:

    > primitivespirit posted: ” The summer has come and gone and I am just > taking stock of where the time has gone. One of my projects was reclaiming > my grandma’s old cupboard. It had been out on the porch, waiting in the > wings for me to do something with it. I will have to blog mor” >

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  3. Hi Karen. So good to “hear” your voice again. I think there is something comforting about being able to have the things around you that connect you to your past. All that colorful fiestaware is just a cabinet full of happy. I love the doilies. Since increasing the size of my “wings” is not an option, I have been organizing so that I can more efficiently finish projects that I have begun but got distracted before I could complete. Not many things are more frustrating than having to buy something you know you already have because you can’t find it.

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  4. Hi, Karen…I just started “The Artist’s Way” too. I’d gotten through part of it when I was younger, but “life” intervened and I never finished. This time I got the “Complete Artist’s Way,” a beautiful volume and hefty enough that I think I’ll set it on my desk and keep it open so it will beckon. I had some time off work this past week and made three little girls’ dresses to send to Houston Hurricane relief. I poured my prayers and whispered blessings into each one of them for whoever ends up wearing them. Thanks for sharing…I love your cupboard and I’m sure that your gramma would love it. Funny enough, I was searching through a closet looking for something this week, when I opened a ceramic egg my friend had given me years ago, and inside was a little Austrian crystal angel on a tag with a little guardian angel prayer. I turned it over and it had my name written on it–signed by “Gram.” I don’t even remember putting it in there, so it was like a kiss from my gram–unexpected joy!

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