There is something so magical about the little things in life. I find them to be enchanting gifts from the Universe & a symbol of divine mystery. From the fallen acorn that may one day become a majestic tree, to the caterpillar soon to emerge a magnificent butterfly, the flicker of a heartbeat on an ultrasound screen, to the warm little hand holding my own...These are precious moments to savour & hold close.
Recently I allowed myself the grace of a meditation by the sea. It was a tiny moment in my overall day but one that took me on a beautiful adventure...
As I gathered my things, ready to leave the gentle peace of what was just a blissful meditation I glanced around for a brief moment. I saw glittering diamonds dancing out at sea & full puffy clouds hanging low in the saturated cobalt blue sky. I marvelled in the beauty of what I saw. My heart felt full. It was then that I noticed a dark grey sea rock at my feet. It was tiny and heart shaped (my favourite kind!) It was smooth & cool to the touch. I picked it up and had a creative flash of painting on it. I slipped it into my pocket with gratitude and headed home.
It was that afternoon that I uncovered a new creative joy- painting on teeny tiny sea rocks. I particularly relish in the imperfection of each stone, the uneven edges and unique shapes that they take- no doubt from years of being tossed around out at sea and smoothed over by countless grains of sand. Each one is completely original and the perfect mini canvas to share a story upon. If they could speak I am sure they would have amazing stories to share with us as well, of exotic sea creatures swimming overhead, colourful coral & magical mermaids.
I have now taken to painting on these little sea stones whenever I have a free moment. Life is full right now with back-to-back commissions, writing my first book & raising my magnificent daughter. Sometimes I will flick the kettle on and in the time it takes for the water to boil I have begun a new tiny sea rock painting. I find the process to be so therapeutic and a wonderful way of dissolving anxiety, exploring creative ideas & anchoring myself in the present moment.
I recently posted a picture on Instagram of my sea rock art and was thrilled with the warm response they received. It is always such a joy when my art resonates with others & connections are formed. In many ways my art is like a sacred magnet for like-minded Soul's which is such a blessing in my life!
I am now selling these original creations in my favourite local bookstore “The Best Little Bookshop In Town,” which was recently voted as one of ‘The Top 10 Bookshops In Sydney’ (I wholeheartedly agree!) Ive also shared them at a recent art market in Cronulla with great success and am now taking custom orders for people worldwide. A small selection of these works will also be available at “The Hazelhurst Gallery” on October the 8th from 10am-3pm.
So as you can see, from a tiny moment of nourishment sitting by the sea and basking in the beauty of being, I stumbled across a beautiful creative gift that is now another tier in creative business. It is sometimes in these moments of stillness that the next steps appear before us as if by magic.
When we string together the 'tiny moments' of our lives, just like twinkling fairy lights, they cannot help but shine the way for happier, more fulfilling & inspired lives. We become more awakened, conscious & aware that each moment is indeed a precious gift. Your findings may even light the way for those around you (the true gift.)
What do you like to do with your own sacred pockets of time? I encourage you to do more of this.
I am sending you love & light as always,
P.s If you would like something special created just for you or a loved one it would be my absolute pleasure.
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