Grey: Blue: Green:
Her eyes: Had been bleeding:
Her strong heart: Had been weeping:
Her fragile spirit: Pining for a new way to be.
Walking in the rain:
Barefoot over the soggy mire
Her vision cleared: Her heart celebrated:
Her spirit strengthened: As she re-connected to Life. ~Ally.
Consumerism has replaced satisfying experiences of making, growing, repairing, and sharing with the momentary buzz of buying a new manufactured product. We need to reverse that bargain. ~Richard Heinberg.
And from Charles Eisenstein:
The more we came to live in that artificial reality (story), the more separate we became from the inherently fascinating realm of nature and community.
Today, we apply further technology to relieve the boredom that results from our immersion in a world of technology. We call it ‘entertainment.’
Our craving for ‘entertainment’ points to the impoverishment of our reality ‘story’ and the removal from our self and the real world.
I make items such as these shrines and wands mainly from natural, repurposed, and recyclable eco-friendly materials: Art pieces that are made with intent and designed to be given as gifts to friends: Keeping in mind that ‘when their time has come’ they can easily be given back to the earth.
In this series, one of my ’shrines’ has been integrated with my daily ‘pocket finds’ and other little stitched ‘charms’ that I make: Both in-studio and bush.
Shrine: Inspired by Aimee Bishop
Day 5, 6, 7, and 8 of my 100 Day Project.