Monday, February 6, 2012

lion-hearted moonday

I am so slow. Finally, after six months. Four pieces came together out of the pile I've been stitching for flying dreams, my magic diaries cloth. Well, really only two stitched pieces, but a lot of thought, too much, went into those blank linens on each side. Now I find myself wanting to hang it on the wall and just look for a while -- maybe stitch something totally different -- like some hearts.


Today is a waxing moonday in the fire sign of Leo, the lion. A Leo moon pulls us outward to be with people -- we are personable, generous, and energetically strong -- but not necessarily drawn toward a work mode. Think of the qualities of a lion, how its very presence is a force enough.

Leo rules the heart and circulation. Both low and high blood pressure fall into this realm and can often be lessened by mindful living in addition to necessary medication. With high blood pressure, that might mean avoiding situations that undoubtably bring stress, walking instead of driving, cooking with medicinal foods like garlic and dandelion greens, or drinking hawthorn berry tea. Hawthorn berries are all about heart health -- they strengthen and enhance heart function, lower blood pressure, and lessen heart palpitations, among other things. In fact, hawthorn works so well, medication may need to be adjusted to a lower dose. And I just read, I think it was Dr. Oz's column, that if there's a family history of heart disease, a daily glass of wine (5 oz.) as a heart tonic may still be a good idea.

Tomorrow is the full moon -- I'll be creating some Full Moon Art and hope you'll join in with your painting, stitching, drawing, photos, etc. We'll meet up here on Wednesday and share photos and links. Last moonth's are here.

Cheers!

the pile

20 comments:

Nancy said...

Are you kidding?!!! I love that pile of work you've done and the cloths laid out...dark to dark and light to light...looks great. Love all of your takes on weaving and moons :)

deanna7trees said...

beautiful flow of lines and colors.

Serena said...

this is all really nice!

Martine said...

very impressive your magic cloth, i love the way you play with color.
XXXm

Jeannie said...

Your Magic Cloth is so very beautiful. I love the pieced part and how it flows into the weaving. And the hint of red stitch caught my eye. Your pile of mini cloths look so inviting. Thanks for the inspirations. xo

Marie said...

I recommend hanging it on the wall. When Jude mentioned she had done that, I took out all of mine and literally filled the walls in my room. It makes me smile and after many moons have passed I have finally begun to take large pieces from the wall and stitch them together. It is a s-l-o-w process. But seeing them on the wall has given me new ideas of how to piece them.
Love your weaving and moons.
<3

Notjustnat said...

Love that piece on top! The only way I know when full moon is from your blog - thanks Nat

handstories said...

oh my that's gorgeous! worth the wait and thought! when you mentioned leo moon, i imagined a mane around that big divided moon.
and a glass of wine everyday is always a good idea!

woman with wings said...

Thank you, Nancy! As it turned out, I've started with one of the oldest pieces and one of the most recent. Weird how that works...

woman with wings said...

Thank you, Deanna, I have no idea where to go from here! ;-)

woman with wings said...

Serena, thank you -- I enjoyed your patchwork tutorial last week!

woman with wings said...

Oh Martine, you are too nice! But thanks!

woman with wings said...

Thank you, Jeannie -- I'm thinking that the red will be stitched here and there, maybe on the weaving below...I don't know though...like I said I'm really slow!

woman with wings said...

Marie, thanks -- I remember when you hung yours! Keeping my fingers crossed that inspiration will soon arrive. ;-)

woman with wings said...

Nat, thank you -- the top is one of the first things I made when Magic Diaries started way back when...full moon tomorrow! :-)

woman with wings said...

Cindy, thanks for the nice compliment -- and I like the imagery that came to you! Jude's beasts class is the only one I haven't taken yet, maybe I should....

Jacky said...

Perfect Peggy! As they say "slow and steady wins the race". I love how this cloth is forming and smiled when I saw your other pieces at the ready...
I have tried several times to put my pieces (or at least some of them on a backing cloth), but its just not the right time yet.

Jacky xox

woman with wings said...

Thanks, Jacky -- when you had yours all laid out together a few weeks ago, I remember thinking how beautifully your pieces went together -- it just isn't like that for me with all these random pieces! at least so far it doesn't seem to be. But we'll see, as you say, slow and steady ;-)

Sunyata said...

Full moon art:
http://m.flickr.com/#/photos/53329170@N08/5461307124/

woman with wings said...

Beautiful! Please share your art again on the next full moon -- June 4!