Living the Butterfly Woman archetype.
It's raining today, a perfect day for going into my studio and setting up for the Encaustic Open Studio day I am hosting /facilitating this Saturday.
We definitely need the rain here in Northern CA., as we dance with a major drought...however, the rain does have a tendency to turn me inward, something I have been rather obsessive about lately, as I try to put together the loose ends of my life.
I hate to say this, but I havn't cranked up the hot plates since my last Encaustic weekend over a month ago. I know part of the reason is because I have had to move around the encaustic set up for my women's group and the mandala workshop, cleaning wax off the tables, and creating a different atmosphere/ enviornment for each class....but
But it is also a lethargy that has taken hold since I am not working a regular job anymore. It's not to say that I haven't done any art, I have completed a mandala, and worked in one of my altered visual journals. But undivided studio time with my encaustic paints, which is where I really loose myself and get into a flow, just hasn't happened. I flit like a butterfly.
Yes, its all this putting it away and bringing it out that shifts my attention.
I am looking forward to getting back into my work with wax again. It is also important to honor that I am going through a " spiral" process right now, and to not devalue it, but enjoy the flitting, and truely indulge the butterfly in me. Perhaps I am the Butterfly Woman.