Hola my friends!
I hope you had a lovely weekend. I was very fortunate to have attended the Just for the Joy retreat on Saturday in gorgeous St. Mary’s Church in Vancouver. The all day retreat focused on bringing more joy into your life with sound, dancing (Nia), creativity – Soul Collage and great good for you food!
Here’s a photo of the singing bowls which put us in a meditative state! The Just for the Joy retreats happen a few times a year. I’m thrilled to be an instructor in the February workshop. I’ll be teaching a bit about getting your mojo going and finding your dreams. The retreats are a lovely mix of creativity, sound, dancing and nourishing food – what more could you ask for?
Me as a Carrot
I’ll never understand Facebook. The other day my sister-in-law put up a post on Facebook stating:
” I know nobody will see my status but sometimes, when I am bored, I go into the garden, I cover myself in earth and I pretend I am a carrot.”
So i liked it but wondered what it meant. Next thing you know she said that i had to post that as my status. So i innocently did thinking it was late at nite and no one was going to see it anyway. But wouldn’t you know it that was the post that got the most “likes” and engagement than any other post i have made (i believe). Go figure. So a few folks posted that they wanted to see an illustration of me being a carrot so i created a quick little sketch you see above! When i really want folks to see what i post like the other day i posted an art journal jam video which really had meaning to me and i had hardly ANY engagement? What???
Gypsy Psychic Cartoon
Yesterday I decided to draw a face – when I started I had no idea if it was going to be a man or woman. I just very slowly and happily created a face. As this gypsy woman cartoon emerged I asked her who she was. She said she was a gypsy so that necessitated the drawing of a colourful scarf. Then basically she told me she was a gypsy psychic with a crystal ball. I asked her what the message was and she said “I predict you’ll be as happy as you decide to be.” Guess i needed to hear that yesterday :).
Has this happened to you before when you drew? I’m sure it has and if you are quiet and listen to that quiet voice within you’ll hear the message too! I’d love it if you posted the times that has happened in your life in the comment section!
Love, Violette xo