Today's Numerology For You

A couple of days ago marked the four year anniversary of this blog. I'm pretty happy I've been going strong writing and drawing weekly, for this long. This blog started out as a combination of readings and illustrations. In honor of that, I wanted to share a little numerology reading for today. The date of today adds up in numerology to total the number 3. This is a great number in numerology. Three is a day of accomplishment and cooperation when it comes to new projects. Problems are handled well and quickly ended. This is a good day for meeting people, travel, and fun.

Happy Wednesday
 

When In Doubt, Do Something Calming

You know sometimes when there's a feeling of doubt, anxiety, or just general malaise? In those times, I just do something calming. I just try to figure out what will calm me in the moment and do it. Anything to shift, change my point of focus - even if it involves wasting time (as long as you feel good about it of course!) just go do it. Staying in the thoughts that never help you figure it out anyway - it's like torture. I've definitely been having a couple of those days lately. Walks, smelling flowers, watching a good movie, hanging out with friends, finishing a to-do list that is very satisfying and making art are all things that calm and soothe me. I'm still playing around with digital art and I thought; what are things I'm drawn to right now? Crystals, flowers and art. It was a nice calming piece to work on! If you are feeling a little off today, take a little time to do something calming just for you.

Happy Wednesday

Urban Coyote Message For You

My friend drove me home a few nights ago as we were talking, I saw the silhouette of a dog unattended by a human, skulking across the street up ahead by the street light. I exclaimed that I think I saw a coyote so we drove up ahead to the open field and we sat a cat. My friend laughed and said "I think you just saw a cat". But then the cat arched it's back in an exaggerated stance and it's hair got all bristly - we knew we had to point our headlights into the field. I could see just the tip of the ears but another car drove by at the cross-street and there, right in the middle of the high school field, was an urban coyote. I haven't stopped thinking about this wild dog making it's way through the city in the middle of the night. In fact, there have been a few sightings but I never saw one in person myself.

Coyote animal totems have the best meaning. And because you are reading my blog, the coyote is sending you this message today too. Coyotes remind you to laugh at yourself. If things have been too way serious lately, you simply turn it around and move on with your life. Stop dwelling on your worries and stresses and know that you can't figure it all out now. You have subconsciously or consciously asked for the help you need, so just let go and allow the universe to do what it needs to do for you. Do something that gives you pleasure and joy and focus on the positives for a change.

Happy Wednesday 💞

Serendipities

Hello May! We are in the last month of spring. All the flowers are in bloom and the trees full of green. It's that time of year to clean out, get started and make it happen. I wanted to do a licensing show this year - specifically in person. But it didn't happen in the way I thought I could make it happen. So, I worked on drumming up some work on my own and it worked out! There are still some avenues I am exploring and things I wish were in place, but I'm glad I decided not to pursue something that wasn't ideal and put my work out there ahead of all the shows anyway. I love when things are unexpected. And I love when things just surprise and delight me when I focus on staying open.

This weeks piece is a play on all the colors, floral designs and patterns I saw in Oaxaca, Mexico. Yes... I am still there in my mind! It's truly a magical place. If you can, you should go visit the city and it's surrounding villages. Do you have a serendipitous story to share? I would love to hear it. Visit and follow my instagram to comment and share there.

Happy Wednesday 💞

Intermission

So I went to Oaxaca, Oaxaca Mexico last week. It was an absolutely great trip in so many ways. The weather was tropical. But also we were up in the mountains so the days were very warm, nights cool and rain bouts that left you either freezing or like you were in a warm bath. With all these temperature changes, accidentally drinking some unfiltered juice with ice cubes in it and stopping my winter immune boost regimen - I got sick for the first time in a year. I've been managing keeping stress at bay by caring for my health but I slipped and now have a touch of bronchitis and some stomach issues. I returned home and duties are calling. My brain really wants to get back to things but my body is saying HELL NO.

I was listening to a podcast and the host actually took a week off. I was like whoa... you can do that? With all your listeners expecting a podcast from you each week? With your sponsors? But she had to for her health. In fact she took a couple of weeks. With that, I decided I will make an easier piece of art that what I originally planned (which was way more elaborate). I'm not totally taking time off this week but taking it easier. So, here is a tiger inspired by the painted wooden animals I saw all over Oaxaca. I picked a tiger because the trashy magazine [I bought to take my mind off of feeling so ill on the plane]; said the tiger is the new power animal for women! Metaphysically, tigers mean patience, persistence, determination, planning, strength and willpower. I saw a couple of early wooden painted animal masks and here is some art inspired by that.