I hope you are well? I’m doing alright, but feeling a bit awkward and slow. My inner seasons don’t always match the outer ones, and I’ve been on an inward, quiet journey during the bright, social summer. Thankfully, that means the autumn change toward gentle darkness feels more resonant and welcoming for me this year. I’m grateful.
If you sorted various parts of your life into seasons, I wonder how many and which ones you’d find. Which of them feel awkward, resonant, or temporary?
I believe there’s a wholeness and a Oneness holding it all, and holding us. Here’s an invitation from the Deep Breath Art & Wisdom card deck:
Meanwhile, if I sorted my Listen For Joy work into seasons, right now they’d be Springtime, Autumn/Harvest, and Winter. Here's what I mean:
15% OFF of deck price increases
As in springtime, the world is growing and changing, and the prices of my decks need to grow to keep up. You’ll notice in my website shop that Art & Wisdom Card decks and Storm Journey Story Cards now cost a bit more for their high, long-lasting quality. Thanks for your understanding and support.
However, from now until October 8, I’m offering 15% off the new price so you have one more chance to buy them at a lower cost. No coupon required.
New Greeting Card experiment
A new autumn harvest— hurrah! I’ll be offering 5x7 art greeting cards for a limited time this fall. I’ve gathered my most beloved art images into sets of 6, including two winter holiday sets. They’ll be available for pre-order in the next week or two. So many of you have been asking for greeting cards… and I’ve found a way to give it a try. See the sets in the photo below, and watch for the pre-order opportunity coming soon.
Hibernating with a new deck
As the 3-year Brave Joy Collective project ended in June, I gathered up all those art images to begin creating a new Brave Joy Art & Wisdom card deck. I prepped the images, designed the box, talked to the printer, and hoped I’d be writing the companion booklet right away. Then winter came for that project, and for my own art process too. All the energy and output I'd given for the Collective shifted toward restorative naps and slow going.
While the new deck project waits in rest and dreamtime, please keep faith with me that it will wake up, stretch out, and get hungry in its own right timing… maybe even in actual springtime? We’ll see…
Whatever seasons make up your life in all its parts, may the Sacred Oneness and Spirit of Love hold it all in a wholeness you can trust.
Thanks for being part of the community that holds me and my work.
Love and blessing to you all, Melanie
All art and text ©Melanie Weidner, 2023