Leanne Barrett: May 2024

Friday 17 May 2024

Creative Life: Week 20 2024 - Discovery and Fun

Week 20: Playfulness - Today find time to connect to the child within me. (SoulSistersToo - Creativity)
Intention Setting: Spirit, please show me ways to connect to my child.

Discovery and Fun...

While my chores and work do list is long, there is always time -  even if only for 5 minutes - each day to connect to the child within. 

What does it mean to connect to your inner child? I think it is about connecting to the joy of play, discovery and doing things just for the love of it, that children innately do. As an creative noticing what I love is important because that is what inspires my art.

Mmmm what can I do to connect with my child within? To start I could do some of the following;
  • colouring-in
  • drawing with textas or crayons
  • collecting something from nature
  • seeing how many different coloured leaves I can find - especially as it currently autumn

What ways can you connect to what you liked to do as a child?

Friday 10 May 2024

Creative Life: Week 19 2024 - Tea Time

Week 19: Priorities - I choose to put myself first. (SoulSistersToo - Creativity)
Intention Setting: Spirit, please show me ways I can put myself first.

Tea Time...

This week's affirmation is a great reminder to for me to take time to connect with my body, mind and soul while I finish off all the small jobs in preparation for my upcoming exhibition. 

And one way to do this is by drinking Earl Grey Tea from one of my special teacups, saucers and teapots while I journal. One of these tea sets was my Great-Nanny's. Grace was an artist, so I feel the bond of her spiritual creative energy when I sip tea from a cup she used. 

Other ways I can also take care of myself during the last stretch towards the exhibition are;
  • get enough sleep
  • take an afternoon nap if needed
  • take breaks from desk work - stretch or walk
  • drink enough water
  • eat when hungry
  • get some fresh air
  • and to take time out to go to a cafe, watch a movie or spend some with family and friends.  

Friday 3 May 2024

Creative Life: Week 18 2024 - Let my hair down

Week 18: Commitment - I need to spend time on strengthening relationships. (SoulSistersToo - Creativity)
Intention Setting: I will make choices to strengthen my relationship with others, myself and spirit.

Let my hair down...

One way I can strengthen my relationship with myself is to take time to connect to music - using the mode shuffle. I love the unpredictability of this mode. I could be listening to classical to rock, country, pop, techno or rap.

I love to sing; it is enjoyable, makes me smile.
It feels freeing. 
I find myself moving to the beat which makes me feel alive from head to toe.

I can let my hair down.
I let my voice be loud!
Feel uninhibited.
Feel like me.

Wednesday 1 May 2024

Affirmations for May 2024

Affirmations for May 2024

Monthly Affirmation: Invest - I will spend time with people I care about. (SoulSistersToo: Living)
Monthly Intention Setting: I will make sure to spend time with people I care about. Connecting with loved ones while preparing for my upcoming exhibition will let them know they are as important as my creative dreams. Dream Balancing and Dream Nourishing.