My He(ART)-Full Life

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

on the edge of wonder: life around here: day 3

 “The doors to the world of the wild Self are few but precious. If you have a deep scar, that is a door, if you have an old, old story, that is a door. If you love the sky and the water so much you almost cannot bear it, that is a door. If you yearn for a deeper life, a full life, a sane life, that is a door.”-Dr. Clarissa Pinkola Estes (WWRWW)

Motherhood has been a door for me.  I learn so much from she fully embraces each moment, delves right into whatever activity she's doing...and is full of fun and playfullness. How she surrenders to joy and expresses all of her emotions; without holding anything back. How she's always standing at the edge of wonder...unleashing magic every chance she gets. How she can grow wings out of laughter and thin air. Sounds so simple...but I have to intentionally practice that.She is my teacher and ...I am filled with deep love, humility and grace for the experience + opportunity. Motherhood has opened the door to my deeper, most authentic bare self. 

Here I am a few days ago at the Funky Caravan dropping off a batch of new prints. So very happy that I have this opportunity ...if you happen to be in the area...please stop by!!!
Funky Caravan, 2606 West Colorado Ave. , Colorado Springs

Here is a display of my recent prints...I decided to make them in a few different sizes (matted and unmatted) ...loving the whole vibe!

Am going on photo walks every single day (sometimes more than once!!). Am so loving this practice (thanks to Vivienne McMaster via Be your Own Beloved). I find that it fuels me, keeps me grounded + in the moment's great combining creativity and self care! Loving how I'm practicing self care more + more (I feel a whole other blog post coming!!!) and how I'm listening to what I really need.

This is Tara today in full princess/ballerina mode. She simply bursts my heart wide open...full of energy, sass and pizazz. She's starting ballet classes and oh my!!! She just can't get enough of all the twirling and swirling:) She's an absolute girly girl...through + through. If it's pink and sparkly...if there are roses + butterflies and ribbons...all the better. I'm sure you can tell!

Loving the gorgeous summer skies over here...this was taken on our evening walks one day last week. Tim and I hold hands and chat while Tara skips on ahead. So very grateful ...for so much.


Phoebe Thomas said...

what a lovely postive post with gorgeous colourful photos. That sky is just ...WOW!

Peggy said...

I love the idea of the photo walk! I'll have to bring my iPhone with me on my morning walks with my dog, Edgar.

Your daughter is adorable!

ltrsfromwithin said...

These are beautiful Soraya - both the artwork AND your daughter! Kids provide such a wonderful perspective. I often feel as if mine have allowed me to relive and enjoy my childhood all over again - like playing on the swing set without being stared at! :)

Charlotte Babb said...

I love the brilliant colors of your photography and the iconic look of your prints.

Having a plan to build the input for your creativity is a wonderful idea, as itkeeps your creative juice flowing. I've been listening to some of Dr. Estes' books, and feeding my inner self that way.

Kristi said...

You have such a wonderful eye for beauty! I so wish I was in Colorado Springs, so I could stop by and see your work!!