Monday, December 31, 2012

Creative Reset


I wouldn't so much call it burnout: that sounds too simple to name what this passing year's gift has been.
There was some frenzy in it, some high peaks of boundless energy and deep lows that ended in some sort of malady or freeze, putting me out of commission for days and days.

There was the fear, the bone-crushing fear as sales dropped and I wondered about my path or purpose
forgetting that it had already changed to include a job so big I won't really ever finish it.

And oh my heavens the LOVE. From friends, family, new souls I am owned by, souls departing and winking from The Mystery...so much love.

Two thousand and twelve schooled us down to the cells and here we all are, about to graduate toward another year with all its possibilities and growth rings poised to etch themselves in our flesh.

The realization has been dawning for some time that things need to change here in this body, that more tenderness and pause needs to find its way into these days somehow so help me God!

This January I am going to offer a few pieces in both shops toward the beginning of the month (think sweet winged things!)
and then four custom slots for the metal shop because I miss the art of bowing to someone else's wishes,
I really and honestly do

and then

I am going to do a creative reset.

21 days of journaling and exploring in order to find some balance and equilibrium. 21 days to a new habit of gentle and fierce.

I wish for you to join in if you are so inclined: I will be posting the daily instructions here for myself and for anyone who wants to walk with me.

I will be creating a Facebook page (more info to follow) for anyone interested, a safe place where we can share our thoughts and experiences and do a fun swap at the end of each of the three weeks: knowledge, supplies, tendernesses.

There will be some recipes as well, because when things start unfurling I tend to hit the kitchen like what(!).

Orion and I are going to comb through the city and sleep during naptime and read and write (well I will, anyway!) and the grand hope is that on the other side there is a self driven not by a ceaseless cracking of some invisible whip
but instead that there may be room 
in which to fall apart a little, lay fallow and bloom again when the season is right.



Who's with me?

xoxo,
Sunny

24 comments:

Cat said...

I am IN.

Allisunny S. said...

That is AWESOME, Babbie :) xo

Libellula Jewelry said...

I'm interested...

I am usually rather private in that sort of pursuit so, I'm not sure how much I'll be able to share but I'm tentatively along for the ride!

Sybil Ann said...

In like Flynn (this is so old few remember who it references).

Bought a drying cabinet today.

Lizzie Derksen said...

Oh! I'm with you!

Valerie Brown said...

This sounds interesting - but I am a terrible (with a capital T) journaller. I'm trying hard to reset, so I am tempted.....

kathleen van buskirk said...

sounds amazing!

JM said...

Me! ♥

Tasha Imajin said...

ME! I am worn out. My well is so dry I'm coughing up soot. I have tried being a full time employee and a full time mama and one of them had to give. You know which one it would never be. I feel low and unhealthy with no energy. This is just the thing I need. Sign me up, sister!

Allisunny S. said...

Oh my ladies, this is amazing!!! I am so excited to dig in :) xoxoxo
A

Katie said...

Count me in for the blog stuff. I liberated myself from Facebook a year ago and will not go back. :)

Ash said...

This is a hunkering down year for me...and it feels exactly right. Even though--or perhaps, because--I'm scribbling most days, I really stink at journaling. BUT, I'll be with you in spirit, cheering you on. Hope it's amazing. I hope this year is amazing! xxx

Karin said...

Creative reset. Sounds about right.
Feeling like I am finally finding the breathing room to do just that.
I think I'd like to join in the exploration!

creative quest said...

Yes! I'm intrigued, unsure of how much i will be able to keep up with the pack, especially when it comes to slowly exploring, as i feel a 'doing stage' reviving it's self, but i will write everyday and be guided by suggestions and happy for the comradery. I've been looking for someone to tell me to write every day for a while. Yay!

Brandi said...

This seems to be a year beginning with walking through my fears, nay, *crushing* them beneath my boot heels. I am in.

sassysistersink said...

i am with you.
i really like the sound of this, and am at the perfect point to embark on something new that aims at balance, values, and rich, creative living.
i'm looking forward to it!!

RosyRevolver said...

I'm in, woman. I'm in. xx

Lorena, sometimes ... said...

me!!!
xoXO

Emily said...

Count me in!

mairedodd said...

we come to this in unison -
i have been thinking much on the way i am moving through my days -
i recently read something where it was emphasized how we are human beings, not human doings...
the life is being wrung out of our lives!
but we see it and so we can change it
and THAT is good -
no time like the present, eh?

emmy d said...

Definitely something I could use right now! In a bit of a flux period in my life and need to do something to shake it up.

Dave said...

Always agree with Angels... it makes life go smoothly... so I'm with you Ally.

julianna avila said...

I'm in too~ennui has a chokehold lately & need to shake it the hell off!

Annie Cothran said...

You always inspire me, Ali-cat ... I'm in! *LOVE*