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Blogalong with Effy Wild

I absolutely love to blog.
I really, really do.
I started the year kicking ass. Seriously.

Then I moved.

Everything stopped. 

I've been searching for my new rhythm...
I so want to get back into blogging on a regular basis.

So, as the Universe would have it - I found a blogalong.

Effy Wild is inspiring me to blog for 30 days
 with her blogalong. 
Sometimes we just need a push. 
Sometimes we need a community to get shit done.
So tomorrow begins the 
"Thirty Posts in Thirty Days" with Effy Wild.

I am ready.

Let's do this. 

Peace, Inspiration, & Love,
 The Magick Muse

Oracle of the Week~Wasp

The Wasp

My friend and I were heading out for our latte date,
 when she discovered a wasp in my car.

She calmly allowed it to fly out of the car and said, 
"We should look up the meaning of the wasp."

I love that. Of course we should!

So, this week isn't from an actual oracle deck...
it's from being mindful of your surroundings...
and taking a moment to read the signs from the Universe.

So - wasp - what are you telling me?

Apparently I am chock-full of wasp energy right now.

Wasp is:
new beginnings
new projects
builder of dreams

I have been organizing and plotting new projects.
I have built a timeline of goals for The Magick Muse
my life coaching biz.

I am channeling the wasp, the master architect, 
in order to build my life coaching biz into being. 

Thank you wasp for this active brilliant energy
you are providing me.

Peace, Inspiration, & Love,
 The Magick Muse

This Week in The Magick Muse

morning pages by candlelight
This Week in
The Magick Muse

Reading: "Inner Excavation" by Liz Lamoreux (I am addicted.)

Listening to: Delerium, Bitter:Sweet, some chanting monks

Watching: "Orange is the New Black" with Chris...we are just 3 episodes in.

Thinking about: community, finding my tribe

Learning: how my new garden space works

Doing: Weeding, brainstorming life coaching biz, art journaling, blogging

Pet Peeves: ...

Happy Thoughts: writing, community

Best Quote: Don't tone down your awesomeness. ~Rebecca 

Looking forward to: Lucas Barker's arrival on Friday! Hell yeah.

Peace, Inspiration, & Love,
 The Magick Muse

New Book-New Journal-New Inspiration

I got a new book! I got a new book! I got a new book!

Inner Excavation by Liz Lamoreux
I love it. Just holding it in my hands makes my heart leap.
I feel good about this book.

One super cool thing about Inner Excavation is the author, Liz Lamoreux, has an amazing website where you can follow her along with the book. 
She has it broken down by chapter with blog posts and videos where she goes into detail with what she has created. 

I love that

How often does one get the opportunity to go through a book with the author

I'm in love with this book right now.

Every chapter is designed to guide you to dig deeper 
and really reflect. 

She encourages poetry and photography. 
I'm hoping that I can start writing some poetry. 
Who knows? Anything could happen. 

Here is my Inner Excavation journal.
My Inner Excavation Art Journal

I'm most excited about this journey!

Peace, Inspiration, & Love,
 The Magick Muse

This Week in The Magick Muse

Gooooood morning.
This Week in
The Magick Muse

Reading: "Inner Excavation, Explore Your Self Through Photography, Poetry, and Mixed Media" by Liz Lamoreux

Listening to: Sallie Ford & The Sound Outside, Pearl & The Beard, Bitch, Erin McKeown, Voices on the Verge

Watching: I'd like to start watching that "Orange Is the New Black" show, but I'm waiting to watch it with Chris...which limits the tv viewing I find myself re-visiting "The L-Word".

Thinking about: the future

Learning: digging deeper in art journaling

Doing: spending time with friends 

Pet Peeves: dogs/pets/children in online video is highly distracting...and utterly unprofessional

Happy Thoughts: books, art, crafting, friends, wine

Best Quote: "The only guru you need is inside yourself. ~Kumaré

Looking forward to: This weekend...I'm dedicating Saturday to my life coaching biz, The Magick's time to move forward. 

Peace, Inspiration, & Love,
 The Magick Muse

This Week in The Magick Muse

Me & Chris 7-13-13
This Week in
The Magick Muse

Reading: "Inner Excavation, Explore Your Self Through Photography, Poetry, and Mixed Media" by Liz Lamoreux

Listening to: Pearl and The Beard, Sallie Ford and The Sound Outside, Edie Brickell and Steve Martin

Watching: Watching "Girls" with Chris. This is my 4th time around. It's more real than any of those terrible "reality" shows.

Thinking about: art projects

Learning: I already know this, but it's even more clear to me this week...I must have me time...I must have create time...when I don't have it my life gets all out of whack. 

Doing: Life Book projects, and starting "Inner Excavation"'s pretty much creating a rockin' art journal.

Pet Peeves: Grrr...I don't like to be woken up right before my alarm goes off...grrr...

Happy Thoughts: New ink pens and a new journal.

Best Quote: In order to thrive as artists we need to be available to the universal flow. ~Julia Cameron 

Looking forward to: Create time. Lots of projects and ideas flowing about that I need to bring in to being. 

Peace, Inspiration, & Love,
 The Magick Muse

A Room of One's Own

Welcome to my room!

I am so loving my space. 
It is absolutely wonderful. 

It is exactly what my heart was yearning. 
I can craft. I can blog. I can read. I can paint. 
I can do whatever I want. It is my space! YES.

I yearned for it for so very long.
I have all my books, my orange couch, crafting tables...
all I need.


I drew this witch in 3rd grade. 

my altar

awesome poster from Handmade In America
"be cool buy craft"

my wall of degrees and certificates

"A woman must have money and a room of her own if she is to write fiction."

"A Room of 
One's Own" 
~Virginia Woolf

Peace, Inspiration, & Love,
The Magick Muse

This Week in The Magick Muse

Mom & Me
This Week in
The Magick Muse

Reading: Various comics...a new X-Men that seems to be all about the X-Women...oh yeah...Rachel Rising...Kingdom Come

Listening to: My "Girls" playlist

Watching: um...yeah...still watching "Girls"...I've watched it 3 times through...watching it with Chris now. It's like Lena Dunham knows all my dirty secrets.

Thinking about: I just want to paint.

Learning: I drew and painted my first excited...I want to paint more trees! More happy trees!

Doing: Mom was here for the Holiday weekend and we did some creative crafting...I've been catching up with all my projects.

Pet Peeves: I don't enjoy people telling me about the grudges they still carry. Let it go, man. Let it go. I'm also quite bothered by people burying and covering up their emotions and feelings. Let it out, process, and move on.

Happy Thoughts: Trees, paint, mom, love, hugs.

Best Quote: Serious art is born from serious play. ~Julia Cameron 

Looking forward to: Another weekend get-away...this one will be a quickie trip to South Carolina for Chris's High School reunion...I've never ever ever ever been to one of my own...should be interesting at least. 

Peace, Inspiration, & Love,
 The Magick Muse

Happy 4th of July

Happy 4th of July!
Wonder Woman

Two years ago today I started this blog...
time is flying.

Be safe. Have fun.

Hug your people and 
tell them you love them.

Enjoy your day!

Peace, Inspiration, & Love,
 The Magick Muse

This Week in The Magick Muse

me & Chris
This Week in
The Magick Muse

Reading: I finished "Medicine Road" by Charles de Lint...I absolutely LOVE his books. I started reading every single line of "Love, Light, & Business" by Bonnie Willow...totally brilliant information that I am absorbing for my life coach biz. I also read chapter 7 of "The Artist's Way" by Julia Cameron.

Listening to: songs from "Girls"

Watching: "Girls" for the 3rd time obsessed. I'm seriously loving how real it is...completely.

Thinking about: "Girls' makes me want to write. I have lived my own episodes. 

Learning: How important your loved ones are...spend time with them. Tell them how much you love them. Laugh, hug, smile, and spend time together.

Doing: Weeding the's a jungle. I'm taking it one day at a time. It may take a month, but I'm doing it. I'm also really diving in to planning my life coach biz...taking it one day at a time.

Pet Peeves: People who do not respect your time.

Happy Thoughts: Chris & I's happy home.

Best Quote: "I don't want to freak you out, but I think I may be the voice of my generation. Or at least a voice. Of a generation." ~Hannah Horvath 

Looking forward to: Mom is coming this week for the Holiday weekend! Whooohoooooooooo!

Peace, Inspiration, & Love,
 The Magick Muse