Spring Equinox, Soul Collage and Greeting Cards!

My friend, Kathryn King, is hosting a FREE Spring Equinox event this Saturday evening in Vancouver. I will be there selling my greeting cards! (Here are some of the ones available…)

card-samples

Here are the details…

March 21, 2015 A Free Community Event with East Wind Ceremonies & Friends to celebrate the Spring Equinox. Are you ready to embrace Spring and all the possibilities it offers us? Kathryn will be releasing her new CD Raven’s Light and we will have a number of other local musicians to share their music. There will be tables with local art for sale, a place to make SoulCollage® cards, as well as poetry books and readings. A special guest will be available to apply “fairy hair” for anyone who is interested (minimal cost).

6-8pm: Fairy Hair, SoulCollage®, Art for sale, local music.
7-8pm: A celebration/ceremony to welcome Spring
8-9pm: SoulCollage®, Art for sale, local music.

Location: Vancouver Unitarian Universalist Church located at 4505 E. 18th Street. (Sanctuary)

Sadness reflected…

I dreamed about my friend, Meg, last night. This is the second time in 10 days that I have dreamed about her. Meg passed away in 2012 from breast cancer, and she was my buddy on our breast cancer survivor dragonboat team. In both of the dreams, Meg looked good, and was still going to die from breast cancer. Both times I awoke feeling sad, missing her.

I know these dreams are echoing the anxiety I feel about the dragonboat team starting a new season. I love my teammates, and sometimes I am so sad about how many fabulous women we have lost.

Now to be truthful, it has been times like this that I would be heading for the chocolate (and all the other carbs that boost serotonin).

But I can’t do that now.

I have chosen to severely limit sugar, gluten and dairy. Coping through carbs is not a really great long-term strategy, so I have to find another way. Since I am working Life Book 2015, I decided to see if I can work my grief through art.

So here are two pieces (thank you, Joanna Sharpe, for the techniques) I worked on today. Version one is using watercolors, and verson two is digitally colored.

sadness1

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