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Monday, July 2, 2012

The Red Key: Muse Food and Monday Morning Woo My Muse Ritual

Good Monday Morning!

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Today brought forth a double spread based on a combination of two of the prompts:
Put the Woo in Swoon and Your Daily Creative Practice.


This is based on one of my favorite art-ing phrases:

Muse Food. 
I believe in 'feeding my muse'... 
she wants to be wined and dined... 
given chocolates and good coffee... 
showered in spices and sweets... 
sip a delicate cup of tea with me...
thrown a humble picnic spread...
Depends on her mood. 
So this page is dedicated to that train of thought.

Journaling:
...Muse Food...
The little bits of this & that I find that appeal to my Muse I refer to as 'Muse Food'. I keep an album of appealing pictures, bit of music on my iPod, pretty flowers, that 'perfect' perfume, quality coffee and deep dark chocolate... that extra pretty tea cup I *had* to buy... The Ruby Red of my hair every time I look in the mirror... Pinterest searches, Flickr, Art Groups online, Days out giggling with the girls, scented candle and scented baths, unique jewelry. The sun streaming through the studio window across my work desk, My Monday Morning Ritual, campfires, Celtic fiddly-diddly music, children laughing and many.. many... more...
...A well fed Muse, is a happy Muse...


This page was done in answer the question about  our Daily Creative Practices... I have a few, some are daily, some are weekly or less often, some are saved for special festivals.
Every Monday though I have a must-so self-care ritual. Mostly focusing on my hands... which are the most important 'tool' in my box. When I Art I can be ruthlessly hard on them... they suffer so I make sure once a week to take the time to thank them.
This page started as a Gel Medium Transfer which I then colored up a bit with some Caran D'Ache Neopastels and Sharpies. The image had to be spray sealed before I started journaling over to avoid smudges (not stop... lol, just avoid.. sorta).

Journaling:
Monday Morning Woo My Muse Ritual
Carving out time to just *BE*, to woo my Muse with soft scents and self-care...
Monday Mornings are special Me & My Muse times,,, Makes Monday the *BEST* day of the week. Shower with body scrub, up & down, extra conditioner treatment for the hair my Muse made me dye RED... Then after, a mud face mask followed by scented creams all over. Then coffee and a manicure. Push back & trim cuticles, 3 step nail buff & polish , the sweetest smelling cuticle oil. By the time we're done my Muse and I are fully reconnected and BOY is she CHATTY!

 



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