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Inching Toward Hiatus

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Bye 2016 :)

 

I was happy to say goodbye to 2016. I think so many people were. It was like a whole internet thing. Now 2017 is here and I’ve stepped on a few rakes already. I guess perhaps no one should blame an entire YEAR for what is actually LIFE.

15803099_1246674208705084_4739411744445693952_n So I have a surgery date on the map , 2/9 – this month will be filled with pre op tests and also focused production for a final push in my shop before I go on a hiatus. I have NO idea what that will look like. There are so many questions, but all of it is unknown. I must get to the other side, and I will.

Same with goodbyes - things come , things go , bullies can be disguised as spiritualists and blessings can be disguised as illness. So it goes ⚡️grateful for truth and truth seekers

There’s a quiet calm right now flowing through my fingertips. This is where great design comes from. I know that the beauty in my life comes from source. There was a lot of loss this past year for me. In bad and good ways.

Some of those ways purely sat on my attitude. I hardened. There were moments coming up in this business where knives went into my back. I am still climbing, always climbing. There’s always a new view to find and there’s always unstable ground.

Guava with peridot, carnelian, solar quartz. What am I gonna do with you? Sometimes I feel kind of paralyzed like stuck in creating mode and not peddling mode. I accumulate so much work here in my home, my sister was freaked out when she came last. Truth be told I hate to see things I've created come to perversion of any kind. It means more to me than the sale does to the wrong hands. I hope with every package sent there is this cloud of intention that the recipient gets. Art is vulnerability , constantly. It sets you up to receive both light and shadow. 15 years ago I made my first candle and belly salve in my studio front window on 3rd Street in Frederick Maryland. Two of my girlfriends were pregnant and I scented them with kiwi and orange. The climb is long I suppose; with winding turns and you're never really reaching the last summit - there's just more climb. That's ok. It's interesting that despite forks and twists you end up where you should be. The red slipper effect? Perhaps.

With all of this the blaring message is clear to me and where I want my work to continue to evolve towards. SELF CARE is paramount. The items I create are rooted in self care and the take away is that no one can be whole, without nourishing their minds, bodies and souls. My customers come to me for this and I want to bring more than ever to the table in this sense. But first I have to take care of my health and see where I land. Its totally a crapshoot waiting game. I am planning things, with beautiful people and I feel really confident that in 2017 I will have a HUGE announcement.

Follow me at SELF CARE CAFE on Instagram. My dear friend and alliance with this project Michelle will be co hosting this with me. The goal is to promote healthy self care rituals, products, meals and brands, for now ;).

Thanks for checking back in and supporting my work!

Beth