Leanne Barrett: January 2021

Wednesday 13 January 2021

How am I going to be creative today? : Listening to Spirit

While journaling I asked spirit, "How am I going to be creative today?"

The answer was, "Blue Sky, blue sky, blue sky. Paint blue sky."

My initial response was, "But I need to do blah and blah first."

And spirit replied, "But you asked me, how were you going to be creative today? I gave you an answer and now you want to leave it to later?"

Me, "Mmm the other stuff isn't time sensitive, it can wait. I should listen to my spirit, my inner voice, my muse, especially since I asked."

With the decision to paint made, I could feel the energy rising. A feeling of flow. I went into the studio but it felt too dark and removed from nature. I chose instead to take my studio outside, to paint blue sky on three canvases that have been under my desk for more than twelve months. 

What a joyful moment...mixing blue and white on the palette and adding it gradually to the canvas. I wonder what the next step will be? I have no clue...I'm being open to the possibilities.  

Tuesday 12 January 2021

Joyful Moments: Baking a Mushroom Ricotta Tart

Living a creative life can be filled with joyful moments.

Sometimes saying no to things makes space to say yes to other things. 

Here is a moment in time that I listened to my spirit. A voice in my head encouraged me to bake a mushroom and ricotta tart. 

As I baked I nourished my spirit.

As I ate it nourished my body.  

Monday 11 January 2021

Journaling and Photos

Today I began a new addition to my journal pages, photos. 

I have been wanting to add images of things that I reflect on while journaling but I wanted it to be quick and easy. I didn't want to have log onto my PC and then print photos. The light-bulb moment was the idea of using instant photos - polaroids like photos.

After some researching I decided to take the plunge and buy a Fujiflim InstaxMini LiPlay camera and printer. 

The LiPlay model allows me to;
  • instantly print photos with the added bonus of being able to choose which one to print (it doesn't have to print each photo you take)

Tuesday 5 January 2021

Intention Setting for 2021

I have chosen several ways to set my intentions for this year.

Word of the Year: Nurture

My wish for 2021: Nurturing and Creativity. I choose to nurture myself by living a creative life in 2021.

Dream list for 2021: Some of my dreams this year are centred around our new part-time home (apartment) in the NSW South Coast town, Gerringong. I am deep in the creativity flow of decor; choosing furniture, crockery, curtains, pillows, rugs and right down to the type of light bulbs we will use in the lamps. Some items chosen will be new and others will be secondhand. 

Oracle cards: I randomly chose cards from the Wisdom Oracle deck, one card for the year and a card for each month. The over arching card for 2021 is 'Treasure Island'.

Affirmation cards: Several years ago I wrote a list of affirmations using the wisdom I had learnt up to that moment in my life. Like the oracle cards I randomly selected one card for the year and each month. The over arching card for 2021 is: I am happier and stronger when I follow my dreams.

I would love to hear what is your word of the year, wish, oracle card or affirmation is for 2021?