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Journaling

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I think this could sound ridiculous, but in more than 15 year of blogging I've never wrote a post about Journaling. This is something so personal and intimate to me that I never thought to make it public. It is from when I was 10 that I keep a diary, and then a journal. I’ve wrote for all my life, about me, my thought, my wishes, my intention, my purpose, business, life etc. etc. It was also very exciting to follow a course by Susannah Conway on Journaling lately. She is a truly nice guide, I’ve loved her grace since I meet her in 2012, and in all her courses this grace is reflected.

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Also lately I've read a lot about Journaling, I've read several things about the usefulness of Journaling, not just what it looks like, a tool of introspection, but also as a tool to achieve your dreams and desires. I found Julia Cameron through my friend PrettyInMad , and intrigued I bought her book. I have not started yet, 'cause I am reading"Women who runs with the Wolves" at the moment, but listening to the effectiveness of the "morning pages" and that this technique has gained many followers, I stopped to think that I even for several years before having my son I kept a morning journal, where I wrote many of the things I realized then in effect, was the time when I was selling my handmade textile items on Dawanda and Etsy, and at that time I had acquired a certain notoriety and success. Who knows... about unconscious of morning pages?

So, let me know, what about you? Do you keep a Journal? Is it your intimate friend? You share it with friends and family or you keep it secret? Did you notice that when you wrote something to it and when you follow your intuition what you wrote will come true later? I did!

till next time, xoxo, Giusy

 

Sketching and Painting

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Along with reading and writing I found sketching and painting very relieving lately. Lot of things happens into my life in those past months, very personal and challenging and i can say i am happy with my decision. 

I also took a break from knitting, but I am sure that's only a pause, I ended up with a conclusion: I am not just a knitter or a seamstress, I am a  CREATIVE person, I am an ARTIST. For All my life I felt I needed to be part of a cluster, I needed to be part of a category, so when I felt in love with quilting I feel I was THE QUILTER, then the seamstress, then the knitter and so on... BUT... I was just lie to my true self... In those three past months I took a break and distances from "what I was thinking I was and also from what I wish I want to be" and just done what I really like to do and make.

Well, people I meet and my true feelings gone in the same direction, they recognised me as an Artist, they told me this, I really feel this condition of me and my six year old son some days ago tell me just a phrase that make me think I am right: "mom, why don't we put a door tag with "artist's home" on it?" And I've never talked him about my feeling, but we draw, color, paint a lot in here lately. We also listen a lot of healing music, and we read Louis Sepulveda's tales.

I have no more doubt and I have no more shy to call me an Artist now.

So I don't know if this blog will evolve into another name on the next future, but for now I am enjoying what i am making, i do not know if this is meant to be famous enough or if this will remaining just for me and my home... But now I know who I am and now I know where I want to go, I know for which reason I step out of my bed each morning, including enjoying life with my son of course in the best way possible following only the positive flow of life.

 

Sketching on my journal

Sketching on my journal

A painting I finished last week

A painting I finished last week

Artful project i am developing  

Artful project i am developing  

An artful project I am working on ... More Box Art Feelings on my Etsy shop

An artful project I am working on ... More Box Art Feelings on my Etsy shop

Spring Calm

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If You are a long time reader of this blog, You may already know how much I am passionate about seasons and Autumn in particular, but after I had my child, Spring took a special place into my heart and it appeals to me as much as Fall.
I enjoy taking a walk in the park and smelling the flowers, touching trees and hearing the bird's song.
I am enchanted by the simplicity of old fashion games that children still love to play and make them happy.

I endend up with a personal thought, April and May are magic months.Gems are popping out on the tree's branch, flowers are seen everywhere, giant smelling Roses, beautiful Geraniums and Oh, the Lilies and the yellow Ranunculus!

I forgot the Flower Power for a long time in my life, but I am uravelling my root, and I am knowing myself much better in those awakening years and I know the importance of flower: they made my beloved grandma Nina singing on the balcony while she water them in the sunlight.

And this remember of her happily singing its one of the precious moments into my childhood and it's a piece of the puzzle I am today.
I am the one who loves the small things in life, who loves the simplicity.
I was talking to a friend once when I sentence:

"Lighten up to being lit up" and so, "Simplify to get simplicity worth in your life".

that is...my new philosophy.

I am taking a pause from crafting. I occasionally do sketch and watercolors if I feel inspired and started writing again. I have some TO MAKE (dresses I want to sew and

sweaters I want to knit), but the TO DO's actually have the priority on my list, so I have to procrastinate those to make in Autumn or maybe in Winter.

This Spring needs me to enjoy my path, my family, those little beautiful things and take some painful decisions.... and then, if God or Whatever Would like, I'll have all the life to struggle with a seam, a ball of yarn a new pair of needles.

So here I am going to share some of the significant days in those past weeks.

partecipated at the Trieste Mini Maker Faire 2015 as a Kids area hostess on Saturday

and as a mom with her child visitors on Sunday

Enjoyed this stunning view coming back home on saturday evening

A Glass of Wine is good for the soul once a week

A new book on my shelf ready to be read

Ysolda's and Giuseppina's new sweaters are on my TO MAKE list.

till next time, xoxo, Giusy

 

so much in so much out

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Hello Dear Me...

Who are you? How are you?

How do you feel lately?

What's this process in wich you jumped in?
Are you still the creative one?

 
Who are you, Giusy? Are you the small dancing creature in the waterfall?

Or are you the screamer in a no man land? Are you the mother?

Are you the lonely woman that you’ve been on the lasts years?
How are you, Giusy?

Happy? Thoughtful? Free?


How do you feel lately, Giusy?

Do you feel the sadness? Again and again?

Did you felt beautiful today showing your naked legs in a miniskirt?

Or did you felt still alone, the "old slipper" ironic and cynic….?


Where is the creative one, Giusy?

Is she gone forever?

Where is the knitter, the seamstress, the sole-mate of your own?

Are you the writer and the sketcher now?

Want you rewrite and re-sketch your life?

Are you still the same person who you thought you were a month ago?

Nope, I don’t.

I change day by day, moment by moment.


and Yes, I am.


It’s the same old story, the same old lady, the adolescent who hasn’t the courage of taking the active part at the party.

The same who look at others happy life, without being one of them.

I wish
I will


and the time goes by…

one day….

I wish
I will

Who?
Where?

and the time goes by.

Giusy