Sunday, October 25, 2015

Super Quick Gluebook Post

I seem to be very busy lately...just life! Wanted to get these posted before the end of October. As you can see I've been a bit sporadic; but on my behalf it is a full moon and I was left unsupervised.





Friday, October 9, 2015

Ten more for July

Got side tracked!  You know.....LIFE.  It always seems to get the way of all my project.  Anyway, here they are, 10 more for the month of July.  You will see that some days were just ho hum but other days I was truly inspired.  Still doing the shadow work.


This is the cover of my new altered Gluebook.  I was going to add "Phases" as the title but like just the visual showing the phases of the eclipse, I think it says it all.



Staying in the past keeps you little and narrow.  I'm done with that, I want to be free to experience all that is out there that piques my interest.



This is the inside cover.  A recording of my artistic journey with out thought or plan. I give myself five minutes, 2 or 3 images, sometimes more and a glue stick.




That would be MY evolution. I feel like a paleoecologist at a personal dig, excavating lost parts of my life. 



Ready for a big change! New Moon in Cancer, lots going on.


Love this image! Solitude is a wonderful thing especially for just being alone with yourself.


I've been doing this shadow work for months and I'm feeling like I'm finally getting somewhere. 


 Don't know yet what this means! Still waiting for a sign.


Learning to really listen to myself and give credit for doing this work.  It is a thing of beauty. It's stabilizing and grounding. My emotions are like a still lake, deep but calm.



Loving the Triple Goddess!!

That's it for now.
Peace,
Ellie

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Gluebook, July 2015, first 10 days.

Each of these "gluebook" pages is created in less than 5 minutes without any thought about outcome.  After the images are glued down and it feels finished I look for a message.  These are my findings.

 Don't go another day, week, month or year without finding and harnessing your passion.  Whatever it is, hold on to that while letting go of things, people and behaviors that do not behoove you.

 To be brain healthy, keep learning and firing those synopses which I see as the precious jewels of our brains. Out of the primordial soup of our thoughts come the tadpoles of ideas that will grow into our brilliance.


 Sacred. This page is for my Mother born 103 years ago on this day, July 3. She was an avid knitter and created so many wonderful sweaters, dresses, suits, coats and a multitude of gifts and household items.  She was 83 when she passed and had been creating fabric arts since the age of 8.


 Step onto the Path and become awakened! Allow nature to teach you what you need/want to know.



 I recently called home all my shadows or "Demons", whom are now known as "Moonbeams".  After that action, I thought to myself; "What have I done?", and fear set in.  However, since the Strawberry Moon my Moonbeams arrived, I have found them to be a true gift that I didn't know I wanted.






 Harmony! I am feeling peace and harmony within myself.  I feel like I am truly enjoying this life I am living.

 Mysterious. I am good with whatever comes.  I don't need to know every thing. I am not in control. I can only respond to my life. 


 Indulgent Care. It is up to me to take really good care of myself. To find relaxation and nurture whenever I can, to the best of my ability.


 Learning to Let Go Gracefully! This is bursting bubbles that are only illusions and finding true heart and meaning for me.  Letting go of whatever is not in alignment with my soul.

 Awakened. Coming out of the dessert of the Ego.  Turning Inward, caring for the physical body and waking the soul.

I hope that you are enjoying these posts. I want to thank the artists that have provided all the images that I use from magazines, books and the internet.

Thank you! Without you I would have a blank canvas and would not know my personal joy.

Post a comment!  Let me know how you feel about these pages and ask any questions you may have.

Peace,
Ellie

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Last Week of June 2015

All in all I feel this has been a very good art and emotional month for me. I did miss two days (the 13th and 30th) of gluebook pages but feel just fine with that. I also traveled to Salem, Oregon for six days at the end of the month but was able to keep to my practice.  So here are the final pages for June 2015.  I've added a bit more description for those curious souls who asked.

Thresholds
June 24, 2015
This is the threshold to the awakening I am venturing.  It is ancient and earthy and I need to trust the deepest parts of me to continue my quest.  This is the clay and mortar of our souls that goes deep, holding us altogether.


What Resonates?
June 25, 2015

Who looks outside, Dreams Who looks inside, Awakens.  In  looking for my true nature, I'm cracking open and shattering the old seeds and reflections I've been holding on to. Looking to find the music in me. I'm ready to finally live my intended life.


Underground Shadow Temples
June 26, 2015


These are my Shadow Temples.  They are layered and go deeper and deeper into my Underworld.  My shadows, also known as Anima, live here. They are sacred places.  We visit only occasionally, if ever, in an effort to find hidden meaning in our lives. They are places of boundless beauty and veneration.

Compassion
June 27, 2015
 
The birds signify dreams and ideas I thought were long gone, categorized and filed away.  I have undeniable compassion for these things as I find my way awake.  It’s with the awe of innocence that I can bring these dreams and ideas to full bloom.

Sunken Treasure 
 June 28, 2015
 
I say; “Alleluia!!!!”  I have detected treasure within myself and there is true value here!  Most of what I’m finding is ancient and useful. Thank you! Ancestors.  I am still sorting and finding more and could be for a long while.  I realize my adventure has only begun.

 Seek Tranquility
June 29, 2015

I know that no matter how far I may travel or how deep I may dig and no matter what I find, I need to seek tranquility along the way. This is finding beauty in my life to rest in as often as possible.

Thank you for visiting and feel free to comment.

Peace,
Ellie


Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Gluebooks June 2015, Week 3


I am feeling so grateful that I can dig deeper and deeper into my subconscious. Each time I sit down to create a page in this small book I have no idea what will appear.  I am mindfully getting out of the way, letting my Inner Being take the controls to inspire and create whatever needs to be birthed.

 June 17, 2015
Welcome Moonbeams! I was calling the Shadow Children I have called back home on the Dark of the Moon, Demons, Gremlins and other such demeaning names. I am so sorry for that! I have come to know them as my Moonbeams! I have welcomed them home with a open heart and arms to live out their lives at home in comfort.


 June18, 2015
Heart Seed. "Find the seed at the bottom of your heart and bring forth a beautiful flower." Shigenori Kameoka.  My Moonbeams are blooming everyday.  My hero, Mahatma Gandhi lived in his truth as much as any human could, a great mentor!

 June 19, 2015
Height of Reflection.  The more I do this work the more I am able to reflect clearly.  I am seeing and feeling that I have done the right thing to bring home, or better, bring into the light all the parts of me that where lurking in the shadows and not really fulfilling the purpose intended. It's a rich feeling!

 June 20, 2015
Awesomeness. All my Moonbeams are completely awesome. There is real beauty in them all no matter how they may appear at first.  Each and every one are a reflection of the true me.

 June 21, 2015
Happy Solstice.  A day of thoughtful celebration, I really enjoyed having quiet time alone this day.

 June 22, 2015
Seeing the Light.  I am feeling light as air! I am sleeping better and feel some small joy everyday! I'm taking better care of myself with good organic food, Hot Yoga, art and loving myself with all my heart, can't ask for more than that.

 June 23, 2015
Unlock the Secrets. I love that this Emperor is holding these Secrets.  He appears to be very tight lipped but that's only because the Secrets have been intrusted to him for safe keeping.  We will have a formal ritual to unlock even the deepest darkest secrets. 

The journey continues..........


Again, I want to thank all the creative people that make this project possible for me.  All the books, magazines and periodicals, the found items and all the fodder.  Thank you!

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Gluebooks: June 2015, Week 2

Again a special thanks to the many creative people that make it possible for me to explore my Inner Being by providing so much creative fodder for me play with.

June 2015 Week 2

I've invited my Gremlins, Demons and otherwise pushed into the shadows type personality defects Home for a family reunion. I am trying my best to live a new and better life.  These are my explorations so far.
 I've invited all!! Even the stuff locked away in the deepest darkest, long forgotten filling cabinet of the Underworld. 


 This one is called Traveling, On the Move.  I am imaging that "they" are moving back to my heart center and wondering what all this could be about.


 Racing the Moon. Still gathering for the Reunion.  


 An Idea in Full Bloom.  I'm so excited about having invited my shadow side into the light.  I have high hopes that everything will work out really wonderfully for all of us.


 Had a dream and couldn't remember anything about it at all except the words "Who's afraid of a Moonbeam Sandwich?"  I though about it and talked about it and thought that it could mean something sandwiched between two somethings.  I found this image and loved that all the statuary was sandwiched between the floors, layered kind of.  Then words in a matching color found their way into my hands.  I was looking for separate letters to spell out the words from my dream and realized I would have to print them out myself.  So as I was gluing this together I found the words "between two worlds" is what the sandwich is made of!! The waking world and the Underworld.

 
 Own Kind of Music. Music is a vibration.  I'm trying to vibrate at a higher frequency. I need to vibrate at my own personal frequency to make this work really work.


Intentionally Attracting.  As I vibrate at my own frequency the universe will recognize my intention and send back the same.

That's all for now. Hope you are enjoying my play and find time to explore your own Inner Being.  More next week.

I see the Light in you,
Ellie

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Gluebooks! First week in June 2015


I would like to take this opportunity to thank the creative people to have provided me with the images I glue into my Gluebooks.  I find the images everywhere! I am grateful for all those creatives who are helping me find my way. 
Thank you!



Deli Joy
June 1
This page is done with a gelli plate mono print on deli paper.  I brayed paint onto the plate,
 then used a rubber stamp to remove the paint in that pattern, then printed the deli paper. 


Self-Starter 
June 2

Started Hot Yoga again! So hard to stick with it. But can't seem to live without it.  Boy o Boy! I am out of shape.  Learning so much about my body that I have been ignoring for awhile.  Good to be back in the swing of healthy things again.


Sacred Place 
June 3

 I love Joseph Campbell so much! Here's a beautiful quote; 
"Your scared place is where you can find yourself again and again".


Gateway to the Underworld 
June 4

Been reading, Mysteries of the Dark Moon by Demetra George.  Wow! It is a very powerful book and is giving me numerous gifts and ideas. The Underworld is our sub-conscience rich with all sorts of opportunities, I want to know more. I am inviting my "Demons" home for a reunion.


 Ingenuity! 
June 5
We humans are brimming with ingenuity.  I am looking to the Goddesses of old and asking for guidance and clear imagination.


 Digging Deep!
June 6
The only way to get over pain it through it.  I am excavating my Underworld with the help of many Goddesses and Heroes close to my heart.  I am looking for my "Demons" so that I can welcome them home and truly embrace their spirit.


Life in Balance
June 7
I am seeking a life in balance, to be emerged in my emotions yet not drowned by them. I am also honoring a dream I had of a DELICIOUS man that came to me.