Thursday, 28 November 2013

Kali Sadhana Day 9

This morning, I went to my altar space before breakfast.  After calling my circle, I said my affirmations out loud, and practised yoga for 28 minutes to a silent breath chant of Om Krim Kalikaye Namaha.  Afterwards, I chanted while seated, and meditated on the fears I've been facing, and the changes I've been making.

Later, I was on a long (2 hours long!), hands-free phone call.  Although I needed to pay attention to what was being said, I find that it actually helps to keep my hands busy so I don't get fidgety.  I finished sewing up a tarot bag that I have been knitting (often during previous phone calls, these happen once a month).  Then, I used the opportunity to do a pencil sketch of Kali.  This is not to replace the painting I intend to do, but I couldn't get my paints out in the office, whereas a little sketch-pad and pencils are fairly subtle :)

Anyhow, the sketch isn't finished yet, but it felt good to do it.  And at least I got my tarot bag finished, this one has been hanging around since April!  The yarn is nice and soft, and though you can't really see it in the photo, it's black with sparkly bits :)

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  1. You are quite busy creatively! What a fine looking bag it is.
    It is so nice to have selfmade items with you own energy. I used to knit my own bags too.
    I am happy to hear you are still sketching.(even at the office :))

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    1. What made you stop knitting, Ellen? I haven't been doing it long, just a couple of years, but it's a good way to keep my hands busy. I think this bag is the nicest I've made so far (only about 7 or 8).
      As for the sketch, I probably need to do a few more before they even start to look as I hope. Still, it was enjoyable and engrossing to do, and I hope to finish it in less that 8 months!! :D

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    2. I am sure you will and perhaps you will even show it to us (only if you want to, no pressure)
      I had to stop knitting because of my neck. Holding the needles and so on did hurt to much. It's a shame because I like it very much. I've knitted my first sweater when I was 15. Then about nine years ago I had my first neck hernia and after that I did knit little things like tarot bags. I hope I will be able to do that again some day

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    3. I didn't realise the neck issue was so long-standing :( I wish you good healing, and the ability to do things that bring you joy!

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  2. It looks great! I love it. The bag is perfect. I can't wait to see your painting, too! Just enjoy yourself! Don't pressure yourself about making it perfect. Don't be afraid to f*ck it up. ;) <3

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    1. Not sure the bad is "eight months worth of work" perfect, but I enjoyed making it, and I'm pleased with how it turned out :) As for the painting, I shall try to just enjoy the process...

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  3. Beautiful bag!!!!! We love tarot bags!!!! :) It's a mistery to me which is the connection between tarot and knitting, I know a lot of people that are fond of both (including us, we knit crochet too). What do you think? Muchas Estrellas!!!!!!

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    1. Well, I love having bags for my decks, but buying them can be expensive and samey, so maybe it's just out of love for our decks ;) Otherwise, you could do a reading on it, asking for enlightenment :D

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