Wednesday, June 9, 2010

What leap do you wish to take?

Its  Wednesday and I have missed wishcasting the last couple weeks with so much going on.

This week  Jamie asks this great question.

What leap do you wish to take?

Oh what a great question.  My wish is fairly simply in idea but perhaps not so much when putting it into action.  I wish to leap over all the obstacles that I feel are holding me back from my creative dreams. I write about things a lot but I don't seem to make plans or follow through. I'd like to leap to the other side where everything flows easily and I am living that dream.

Creativity Boot Camp Day 3

Today we looked at Creative buzz killers, those things in your life that stop you when you just get going or prevent you from being as creative as you would like. Our prompt for the day was multi layered so I did a textured page and added the buzz killers for me. Then I changed the words around to make them more powerful for me. The page has tissue papers, paint, stamping and more paint and stamping.

More Journal Pages

I am still doing a couple journal pages a day trying to finish up the book. This one is just some random scraps and when I threw the heart up there I thought of Kim and her Big Love which led to writing about slogans.

In this one I had multiple layers of paint and stamping and I really liked how it turned out. Then the image seemed to be the exactly the same color. I like how they matched so well. I ended up journaling about a new situation in my life. Since some of you will enlarge and read I guess I had better just tell all.

I had my surgery follow up yesterday and yes they found something.  It is an early uterine cancer and they believe a hysterectomy will take care of it.  I will be having surgery next month. Now this is not what I hoped for but if you are going to get cancer you do want it in the early stages so its easier to cure.  So I am grateful for that at least and whatever other lessons it has come to teach me.  I may have to postpone my trip to Ireland and I am not happy with that but it is what it is. It doesn't mean I won't go but perhaps not at the time I had planned.

Kim had sent me some of her Rock My World rocks to pass around on my adventures but I think I will keep this one for myself.. I am sure she won't mind.

Then I went for a walk in the backyard and found this. A gift from the Universe.

When you compare it to this other owl feather I found its really small although it could have come from the adult bird I like to think it is a feather from the baby.  If I go out at dusk sometimes I can see the owls again.  It feels great to know they are still out there soaring and living their lives.


  1. I agree with you on the wish...I do wish I would stop talking about it and DO it, but I don't seem to be able to... I love the owl feathers. I have never seen any like that before. What sort of owl?

  2. What a great post. I love seeing your art journal pages.

    As you wish for yourself, so I wish for you as well.

  3. Nice journal pages, Kate. But mostly I'm lovin' those owl feathers. I have seen an owl (and heard him) here but he is small. Yesterday I heard a commotion and looked out the window. A hawk had a baby bird on the ground right outside my window. He looked up at me defiantly as if to say "This is MY breakfast and I have babies to feed". He flew off with it. Mom and Dad Mockingbirds were very upset but there was nothing I could do. Hawk came back later for dinner but Mom and Dad Mocker chased him away. I think they had a second baby nearby.

    Yippee, you are my partner in the swap. Do you have a theme you'd like? Let me know and I'll work on that, otherwise it will be a surprise. xoxoxo

  4. Love your journal pages! And the feathers are cool :)

  5. As you wish for yourself so i wish for you also

  6. Beautiful journal pages. You are a sparkly and soulful artist!
    As you wish for yourself, I wish for you as well.

  7. I am so glad they found the cancer and that it is early, Kate. And that you will be able to have surgery to take care of it. That is such good news, even though I know it is hard and that you'll also have to postpone your trip. My thoughts, prayers, and love will be with you as you prepare. Love, O

  8. Kate, I am so sorry you got this diagnois, and do hope along with you that it is an easy fix. I will send lots of postive energy your way for complete healing!!!! Hugs from me.
    I too love the journal pages!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  9. I can totally relate to the leap you wish to take - to not just think about it - but to make my dream happen. As Kate wishes for herself, I wish also for her.

    And my thoughts are with you on your surgery...I am sure you will be fine!

  10. A wish to leap over... As you wish for yourself, so I wish for you also.

  11. As Kate wishes for herself, I wish for her as well. I will be thinking of you as you go through this time.
    Thank you so much for sharing what you are doing in Bootcamp. It sounds just like what I need right now. Your work is really beautiful. Keep creating!!!

  12. As Kate wishes for herself, so I wish for her also.

    It seems to be you are keeping yourself very limber creatively with Boot camp and all the lovely journal pages! You know, I keep going back to my Goddess Workbook regularly to review what I wrote down ... it is amazing how my priorities shift but then I will stumble across an idea and go "oh yeah, I really do want to do that!" so it helps with follow through and organizing my goals.

    I am just loving all you Boot Camp folk! Such good stuff!

  13. I'm so glad to hear your doctors are holding you safe in their care. I read that owls can represent protection - maybe your feathered friend left that gift for you as protection for the journey ahead.

    sending you health and light,

  14. Definitely not the news you had hoped for but still not as bad as it could have been. Sorry that your trip has to be postponed....I know how much you were looking forward to it. But I'm sure there's a reason for all of this and a lesson to be learned. I love the "be hopeful" rock.

  15. Oh Kate, I am just getting around to reading my favorite blogs and saw your news. As Janet said, this is definitely not the new you would have wanted, but I am so glad that you went and had things checked early so that you can get the help you need. Of course you should keep the "be hopeful" rock for yourself. Hold on to it, keep that hope in your heart and know that you are surrounded by a great deal of love and prayers from other hopeful hearts as well.
    Big, big Love, my friend !

  16. As Kate wishes for herself, I wish for her also.

    Such lovely journal pages!


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