I didn't mean to disappear for so long!
Perhaps some of you have been wondering where I've disappeared too...and to be truthful, I don't have a good answer.
Sure, I've been busy:
~Finishing up yoga homework for my upcoming (and final part) teacher training (I finished this morning!)
~brainstorming and scratching out ideas for my final graduate thesis project and paper....I've got some exciting plans that might even include an installation/art show type thing!
I had a wonderful few days with a dear friend who came to visit me for a few days last week.
I spent time with some family who were down visiting the ocean.
I went to a Senior Art show at Wheaton College (So much fresh, energetic expression!)
We went to a friend's house for a Lobstah dinnah (and got to witness a first timer open his lobster...it's all about hands on learning!)
and on Saturday, I got all dolled up and went with friends to the Boston Symphony Orchestra (14$ for nose-bleeder seats...totally worth it!)
And, in between all of this, I've been working on this series of Mandalas, sacred circle paintings.
I'm not sure what's going to happen to them next...but I'm loving making them.
It is a really meditative process and that turns these circles into reflections of my emotions and at the same time, transforms them. I'm getting back to the studio this afternoon to see where I can go with them!
So, yes. That is what I've been up too these past few days of my silence.
I wasn't planning on being silent for so long, but I fell into it anyway.
I think that I am still learning how to be more visible in this online world. Sometimes I feel as though I don't really have anything to share, so why bother? Or I'll start a post, only to leave it in the edit box forever, unfinished.
I go through these phases of quiet, introversion in my life too
and perhaps this blog (and my absence from it this past week)
is a reflection of that.
Perhaps because I was so out in the world with all the socializing and such,
I didn't have the energy I needed to be that way on this blog.
This seems to be the balance I am trying to find everywhere in my life right now:
learning how to go both outward and inward enough and in the right proportion so that I don't wear myself to thin. So here's to finding the balance of outwardly and actively participating in the world, but also recharging enough (and I'm a person that recharges by going inward and being quiet) to not burn out!