sacred spaces…

January 26, 2010

My tiny winter altar…a little space on the mantle with fortunes, blessing rocks from friends, Guadalupe and some tiny gifts from nature. It is everything I am inviting every time I walk by the little box…so small and yet so big at the same time.

Other sacred spaces had a much longer road to travel before coming into being…So we had this room, it was a sunroom morphed into an office really. Nobody went in it very often, it held some old memories we have grown out of but weren’t quite ready to let go of. It’s the kind of thing where you start to just sort through papers and are left wondering why you feel so exhausted until you realize it was life you were combing through… But we did this work, pushing through making a clearing for something new. I find this is the perfect time to call in a wish, or claim some new territory in your heart, or finally give some space to something longing…and we did.

We always had this shelf of art supplies over the years but visiting my creative friend’s house made me realize it deserved a home of it’s own for our kids. It’s the point where a supply shelf turns into a studio and your art turns into a way of life requiring a place to grow.

The kids are delirious…they can’t stop sharpening pencils and taping things. The old silver box monster finally has a home, recycle sculptures are popping up and stick figure family portraits are lining the refrigerator. It all feels very free and new, honoring the everday makes it all feel like something more, maybe even something sacred.

5 Responses to “sacred spaces…”

  1. Amber Says:

    It is so important to value the work of our children, and to make a clearing for art. Beautiful.

  2. noromom Says:

    Oh how wonderful!!

  3. Jess Says:

    I’ve been waiting for this post!! I love this little peek at your new studio. When we set ours up, there was an explosion of creativity, and it is still our favorite room in the house.

    Your altar is lovely and reminds me of things in my house that I really should gather together into one sacred space. ♥

  4. anne s Says:

    I Love It, and I love that the table and chairs look towards the outside – perfect

  5. I just found your blog and love the things you write about. Thanks!

    I’ve always made little sacred spaces around my home and studio. It inspires me, reminds me to be grateful, helps me to center myself and tap into faith, love, color and art!

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