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Baby Shower <3

Currently we are happily packing to visit my youngest sister for her first Baby Shower! My own youngest is 10 now (and my eldest 20!) and it has surprised me how exciting it is all over again.The same kind of unexpected experience as the moment I watched my other sister walk down the aisle. It really brings home to me why we celebrate and mark these times with ceremonies, swap stories, bring practical gifts and love, and connect with our families and our social tribes. This is where life is most real, where attention is focused on this little (and big) part of the journey itself.
I am doubly excited as I get to paint my beautiful sister too! This is the way I love to help women mark this time and celebrate their excitement and the wonder of their body’s incredible journey. :D:D:D
Hopefully I will get to share a pic or two next week, until then: 🙂
https://juliaarts.co.uk/baby-bumps.php

Found Draft

I fell so deeply in love
So Deeply into Beauty and Hope
Into the most delicious sensation
Of life in flowing roaring force
Through the heart of my self
singing again and again your name

To be illuminated
to see so clearly
into corners of possibility
into the tiny folded pieces of dreams
put away in a subtly empty world
Remembered and welcomed
in the safety.
Your face
Your Smile
Your voice
Is intoxicating

I am drunk with falling
into and into and into
You and us
Seeing Beauty at every lightly dizzying turn
becoming all the delight
every thought and sense
Your delicate and perfecting design
and I am grateful to see
Such Beauty

Happy Teaching :)

Very happy and excited 😀 Following a request from last weekend it’s my first 1-1 training session in Yorkshire this Sunday:D:D Very happily looking forward to another afternoon of paint, glitter and trade secrets! :D:D:D

Hello You!

You made me
into you.
You took me in your hands
Looked into bright eyes
and dreamy fathoming
and spoke…
‘Hello you’…
Gentle words
Greetings into a chasm
Into a potential for form
and gave me you
Gave me yourself
From form
Into formlessness forming, you called.

You are you
You told me
You showed me

Your me
Constructed my me
Repeatedly
You separated me
from you
You
Defined me
outlined me
Pointed to my body saying ‘you’
saying ‘your’
You gave me this gift
This me toy to play with
& showed me I was mine.
What excited joy I greeted this news with!:D

Hide and Secret

There I am
My secret self
Hidden in plain sight
Quiet I grumble
At lack of connection
Lack of comfort
Lack of hiding distraction.
I want to hide
From my self
In your self
but you are secret
And I am happy.

We are odd beings

Seen.
So much has been seen
So much nothing
Endless depth.
Grief is known
At the distance
Between nothing
& my empty self,
& nothing but laughter
Can ring in this space.

<3

Living is the golden light of love
Pouring silent divinity through our heart
Every point the light that shines is one
Revealation of itself; gold thread spun.
Nothing is created.

Castleford Tigers: The Video!

Yay! The video! Donna and I, brushes flying!:D:D:D:D
It was an absolutely treat to team up with Donna’s Face Painting Yorkshire on this shoot and the guys were all smashing!:D:D:D

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