Well somehow the week has hopped along and brought us to Friday, which means time for a weekly peek into what’s been occupying my brain in WeberWorld. Do consider joining Amy Putkonen’s linky party and playing along as well – it always fun to see what we’re all up to.
internal landscape: I’m clearly in a re-thinking things mode. I must be getting a head start on the work of the upcoming Mercury retrograde. I’m playing around with and tweaking my morning practices, looking for new rhythms and best-fits and maximum fabulousity.
I’ve also been thinking all week about receiving. How I need to really open up more to this. Which is fascinating to me in all kinds of ways, as I thought I WAS a pretty good receiver. Apparently I’ve got quite a ways to go, and I’m both looking at ways to open this up more for myself and noting all the times I bump up against my own edges.
My current energetic address: the intersection of curiosity, hoping to expand, and working on building strong new foundations.
breathing the fresh air: Our temps have still been bouncing all over the place and so the early-morning-out-on-the-porch with the first cup of java hasn’t quite become the daily routine it will be a bit later in the season. But we’re getting there. And when I’m sitting out there I’m breathing in the intoxicating scent of my lilacs. Out back my bleeding hearts are blooming in glorious abandon. How does it get any better than that?
epicurean adventure: Roasted Sweet Potato Wraps with Caramelized Onions and Pesto
- Hanging out with my brother. He always tells me his craziest nighttime dreams when we’re together, and I always end up laughing so much my sides hurt.
- Pancakes with raspberries.
- Every year I do a focused research project, working extensively with a particular line of flower essences before I start incorporating them into my work with clients. This year I’m doing this along with a group, which is something I haven’t done in a while, and I’m remembering what fun this is and how the experience is always richer when there are more to share in it.
- Pretty fat new cushions for the outdoor chairs. They’re comfy and giving an inch or two higher perspective as I survey the world from my porch perch.
on the work table:
- This week I started on a major aromatherapy project, which will likely be something I’m giving my attention to for quite some time. But in addition to the copious notes being taken as I experiment with formulas, I’m having great fun giving my nose a workout with delicious scents.
- I’ve got 3 art journals open and working on them simultaneously. My muses are insistent taskmasters.
- Speaking of Muses, I’m working on a couple new biz offerings and as I’m working out bits and pieces, more and more ideas are pouring out. This is a week of carrying a notebook with me at all times so none of these juicy ideas evaporate before they’re captured on paper.
on the screen: Netflixing the BBC crime drama series Broadchurch. I’m an avowed mystery addict, and this series is filled with characters with flaws and foibles and heartbreak as they navigate the tragedy of a murdered child.
favorite word of the week: ganef – a thief, swindler, or rascal
on the wish list: antique pendant of Ganesh and Lakshmi
what I’m loving to support: I love Katherine Dunn – her art and her heart and all the fabulous work she does. Every year she does Pino’s Pie Day at Apifera Farm both as a celebration and a way to raise money to help support the care of all the elderly and misfit animals she provides a forever home for. This act of love and compassion is in addition to her full time work as an artist and caretaker with her husband of their working farm. You can read more about Pie Day here.
fabulousities, curiosities, and brain igniters:
- My mind can’t even wrap itself around the magnitude of this problem. Make sure to click on the image.
- mud volcanoes. Utterly fascinating in themselves, but then I also got to thinking about the clay people from the vintage Flash Gordon series. Creepy cool. I may need to do another Flash Gordon marathon viewing soon.
- whale rainbows. A magical optical phenomenon and an opportunity to provide some protection for our beautiful whale friends.
- octopus photographer
- owl and the pussycat is one of my favorite nursery rhymes. I’m loving artist Ann Wood’s delightful owl and boat.
So there you have it, a quick tour of what’s held my attention this week – a veritable walk in my shoes. What about you? What’s been magical and delighting you? Seen any rainbows? Encountered any whales? Have some amazing shoes to talk about? Do tell – you know I love to hear.
I love you, Deborah. You are such a fascinating person! I want to see some pictures of your chair cushions and your art journals, if you want to share them!
Maximum fabulousity. Whoa. A giant phrase that is so YOU! LOVE the octopus. I watched one at our zoo once. He was all quiet in a little tank by himself with no one watching him. I stood there for what seemed like hours and fell in love. His movements were so graceful and so purposeful. Intelligent. He was curious.
The plastic cup thing is just sad. And scary.
The mud volcanoes. Wow. Funny how I’d never heard of them. Why not? So interesting!
Am wondering where in the heck you might wear that antique pendant? Hee!!
I love you right back Amy! And while my photos tend to look like I’ve got 8-arms flailing in front of the lens, I’ll be sure to post some photos. I’m finding octopi to be fascinating – the more I learn the more I’m entranced. And heaven knows I wish I could undulate with a fraction of the grace they show. Wishing you a wonderful week.
Deborah, how I love being here with you at the end of the week.
I’m making those sweet potato, mushroom, onion, tomato wraps. Yum.
Chris Jordan is an artist I admire. He shines the light in one quick glance at things I want to notice and give my attention. Like less plastic use. When I first saw this image, I decided I would not take any offered drinks on flights and instead ask them to fill a cup I bring along. When attendants look quizzically, I tell them this about this Jordan image and fact: every 6 hours, 1 million cups used. There are more than 5 gyres the size of Texas of plastic waste in the Pacific.
What a good idea to carry your own cup Susan. Although I don’t travel much, I’ll be following suit as well. Wouldn’t it be wonderful is Chris Jordan and his work became a household name?
Deborah, What fun to read and experience your posts! Love the octopus-photographer. I love that you have a current energetic address. Magical for me this week: returning to productivity in the studio . . . being accepted into the Women’s Art Institute studio intensive . . . starting to plan for some cool celebrations this summer.
Oh what magical things indeed Janet! I can’t wait to hear more about all of them. Here’s to another week filled with more fabulousity.
What a fascinating blog post. Loved all the links. Thanks for sharing.
Thanks Mary. You should consider joining the weekly what-are-you-up-to review some time – it’s always fun to peek into each other’s weeks.
Those wraps sound delicious! The whale rainbow is so neat! I’m just amazed by all the cool stuff you find. I think the necklace is marvelous. Aquamarine is my birthstone and I love the moss green color! Thanks so much for sharing.
So glad you stopped by Janet. Wishing you a wonderful week.