Seasonal Affective & Self-Love

Once the Yule log has burned out, the wine has been drunk, the feast consumed, gifts opened and songs sung by family gathered and now disbanded again – the darkness of the season finally sets in. It really is the most wonderful time of year, but on the other side of the holidays, there’s a struggle waiting to be wrestled with each and every Winter. I’ve always found that the darkness has value – as it allows light to shine, and the cold has value – as it allows the land to restore itself before fruiting again in the Spring, but with this utility comes suffering. I imagine that a diminutive Persephone lives inside of us, our emotional wells drying up with the deep freeze, becoming brittle after giving so much and having more still taken against our wills. Understandably then, we are in need of self-care this month – inner reflection and outward projection of our best possible selves. 

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The Witch District

Good things are in the works this Fall. There’s been ample opportunity to collaborate and get new work out through multiple channels. Artwork is up at The Future – an Aquarian Lab in South Minneapolis, I’m making more pieces to go to Gallery 360 for the holidays, an upcoming pop-up show at Acanthus Floral Art on October 13th, and the ACC’s Holiday Craft Hop with Conspiracy of Strange Girls Dec 2nd. Trusting the process each day, I’m building energy and momentum with each move made. Hoping to imbue each piece with a little life of it’s own, I’d love to see positive feedback loops forming to sustain my practice well into the future.

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