I feel like dancing all night because I have finished my 31 muses from The Daily Muse.
Back on 30 November I was up most of the night because an idea formed in my mind of creating A Muse A Day, I decided to start with Eve and then they just kept coming, every day. You can see the first 11 here and the next 7 here.
I have adored doing this; it has taught me alot about my illustration style and how they form part of my meditation. Plus it has given me a plethora of new work that I can create with..... *happy dance*
Today, the last day of 2013, I am so proud to be releasing these here. Here are the remainder. Please enjoy and watch this space for exciting developments with Jules Dolly Art in 2014.
Muse Faye, who wants us to 'let the fireside calm you', this could be indoors by the fire, or making a fire outside.
Here is Glenora who I needed today as we left Cornwall. The smells I smelt all week, whilst on the beach, made me stop and really smell....... really deeply inhale. Seaweed, salt, sand, takes me back to sitting on the jetty with my mum in Wales.
What can you do to find nostalgic smells that soothe?
Day 21 Winter Solstice
Muse Freya just appeared to me to prompt 'Now is time to vision'. The Winter Solstice is a magical season . . . one that marks the journey from this year to the next, it's a time for visions. Freya wants us to know it's time for us to create our own visions, and she's here to help us make our dreams real
Muse Selene, a nurturing, passionate and healing muse, with compassion for all sentient beings. Three days before the moon becomes full and for three full days after, Selene has the strength and power to manifest goals and bring matters to form.
This is Muse Leah and she wants you to find your special prayer shawl.
Let me tell you a story .... I was bought a beautiful scarf, a really large one and I wore it all the time. I came to view it as my prayer shawl, one that I would wear when I wanted sacred time, quiet space and ritual. Last week, would you believe this, I opened it out to iron it because it had got so very very creased, and what did I find? The words LOVE are written all over it and I didn't know it! So today's Muse, Leah wants you to find your own prayer shawl, or scarf, something that makes you feel extra special. Listen to Leah.
Day 24 Christmas Eve
This is Muse Deva reminding you to 'have faith in your own voice'. This may be actually singing, carols, prayers, pop songs and alllowing your voice to beam out, releasing the vibration. It may also be to do with being heard and speaking your truth. These next few days may be a challenge for you, so have faith in your own voice.
Day 25 Christmas Day
Here is Christie. What is she telling us?
She's the bearer of gifts, she loves to give ... gifts of time, of love, and of physical joy.
Day 26 Boxing Day
We can sometimes feel a little full, maybe overwhelmed, so here on Day 26, Muse Bella is here to remind us to Take Twenty. 20 mins out for peace, quiet and solitude. Take time away for yourself - just for twenty.
This is Muse Teya who invites you to have a cup of tea or coffee with someone who you feel could need some comfort. This may be someone who is in your life, or it may be someone who you see in a cafe ; Let's pay a Latte forward.
Muse Celeste is encouraging me (and you of course!) to reflect on the year that is leaving and inviting us to write down our dreams for the coming year. I started reflecting on 25th and will continue over the next few days.
As we move through these next few days of reflection and desires, Muse Zanna wants to protect you from feeling down or low about things. The new year is a fresh cycle. Like every new day, we can choose. Zanna wants you to Be Gentle on yourself.
Here is Muse Mary, taking my inspiration from Mary Poppins, who I watched today (and was also gifted the DVD for chrimbo). Mary reminds us all to Have confidence in our actions. Taking things forward into 2014, we have to have confidence in whatever we're planning and manifesting
Here Muse Shana is centred and calm within, surrounded by CELEBRATION. We can have the best of both worlds; we are on the precipice of a new start - there's something MAGICAL about moving into even numbers.
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