Wolf Maidens Greeting

I am a young woman, whom lives, treks, dances and sings with pure wolves. Due to where I live not only do I have the opportunity to have viewed, studied, and experienced living, surrounded by wild born wolves, right on my own land even! But I have also forged a friendship with some captive born pure wolves at my licensed wolf outreach and eco education center in Northern Canada. They have been but one teacher in my life, and I have humbly grown over time with them. It consists of various journeys with various wildlife, and pure wolves as they be, and all their glory. Nothing is ever as great as viewing the wild in the wild, such moments never fail to bring me to my knees in awe, wonder and humble honor. To meet another sentient being on their own hallowed grounds where they belong, brings tears to my eyes. I have an undying love affair and romance with the greatest show on earth...LIFE! and wish to say Namaste' to all fellow earth aliens :0) I hope you feel most welcome here and come back to visit from time to time, perhaps leave your own thoughts and mark to remember you by. It seems that so many are in a hurry these days, and don't just sit back enough and simply BE, I provide a lot of music choices here (Just scroll through them if yee like ) I hope you enjoy your stay no matter how long. I LOVE to meet people and hear their own story. I do feel with my every being, that every morning the sun rises to refresh our souls, and every sunset is honored as a gift, for we are not granted a tomorrow. I have the now to share, and hope you catch the same wild disease. Remember in the words of Dr. Seuss Be who you are, say what you feel, because those who mind dont matter, and those who matter don't mind.

Be Most Welcome Here

Be Most Welcome Here
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Wednesday, May 7, 2008

The Art Of Living

Namaste' fellow earth aliens! I thought I would share with you something I just started yesterday. Today I am going to apply subtle color then the glaze today, I want to keep it subtle as I like the contrast with the other tiled art I have already fired up, and they have lots of color. This will be a part of a 7 foot by 7 foot mural I am doing for my bathroom wall. It has my girl Tibet, Legend and Eco on this panel.

Art has always been a link to me a lifeline so to speak, it is as a part of me as my wild natural being is, and has always been there when I need to call on it most in my life. It has been a best friend through thick and thin.

A lot of people that meet me, seem to think I am really outgoing, but I blush so much too and that is definitely my shy side coming out, and I have to force myself to not crawl off into that dark corner at times still. (Oh let me be a spider!) Over the years working in the public eye has helped. At first it was HARD, I was that kid that if you looked at me even at 18, I would cast my eyes down, not wanting to ever offend or impose. I did not want to be the center of ANY attention.
Like a wolf I was content to watch from a distance, curious, but very shy. But very very happy on my own, away from crowds. To this day I avoid malls in the city, not only to not subject my sanity to huge crowds, but I do prefer to go to little tiny shops to support more small business owners, than big box stores. So have a better excuse than simply not wanting to be around huge crowds. ;0)

But when I started working in fields that FORCED me to be more outgoing, against my natural inclination to shy away, the feelings started to come with the actions.

The action of simply doing REGARDLESS of the feeling.
I knew this would be a HUGE mountain to climb, and a real challenge.

Oh boy it was painful, let me tell you for all those people who truly are SHY and not just a little shy but SHY, they'll relate. I'd rather be off on my bike somewhere in the middle of nowhere looking for frogs in a creek (Yup fav. past time ;0) of mine, )

But you know, I also realized something that our inherent *selves* don't ever leave us, even if our actions change. The actions may just get *easier* to perform. And I don't mean acting, as it certainly is not that, but you are creating a new self, another part, as part of the whole. Not necessarily dumping the *old* self either, as I don't want to disrespect or dishonor ANY side to who I am.

I often tell people I really did not like doing the dishes, I think I did far too many from the time I was 5, I became the official dish dryer for a family of 5 and my older sister was the washer, I remember having to stand on a chair cause I could not reach the sink LOL.

My little spoiled brother got to sit it out ;0) by the time I was 10 I graduated to become the official daily dish washer, but as much as I disliked dish washing, I disliked the drying by hand towel even more. So that was moving up in the world for me hahaha. No dishwashing machines except litle human kids in my household. Now by that time, my little brother who should have filled in my old job of dish dryer, (I was sooooooooo evily relishing that) my parents told him he did not have to hand dry each and every dish and utensil like I did . I was to rinse each one with very burn your hands water, hand them to him, and him set them out on a towel to air dry! Oh I so wanted to plan ways to get back at him for that. ;0)

Where am I going with this? you'll see. As I used to sit there year after year first dish drying, then dish washing, I would *create*, I would sing, I would draw images, and sculpt within my mind, I would continue to LIVE and do whilst I was performing an action I TRULY disliked, with a passion.

Over time, as I did those dang dishes with soul, with heart and art within, the *feelings* started to follow, bit by bit, the actions. Just as my little shy girl story above.

So now when I don't feel like doing something that has to be done, I simply do it with *soul* within, so yeah, okay busted! you got me in another indiscretion, *sigh* as if telling you all I run around with not much on around my land singing to wolves wasn't enough, but I dance with the dang vacuum cleaner, picture that! or uhm NOT! *grin*

Art comes in various forms, when I say artist it can be someone whom collects bottlecaps and covers their house with them, to a graceful ice skater, to the person who travels to the farthest corners of the world to discover ancient cities, and to listen to their whispers and secrets untold. It can be a gentle mother, whom sings to her children at night as she tucks them in, or tells them bed time stories you can't find in any book on the shelf!

Art is universal it seeps from every pour, to glisten and shine.

Art is a life vein of discovery, or dusting off what already lay beneath the dirt.

I have freely throughout my life given away art pieces be it beaded art pieces I have made, or be it a painting. When questioned why I have *given* away so much, and not sold it, when I very well could. I simply respond...Because I can.

Because I can bring that out anytime I want to, I can create anything I see, why wouldn't I want to give that away? Why would I be born with a gift, if I was not also meant to truly take that world, share and apply it sometimes? When I meet people for the very first time I get really excited cause I want to share my life, my music, my dance, I have learned over time that as much as I feared people, I also loved them very deeply. I fall in love truly, on a daily basis.
Art has allowed me to step on the box and borders, life has tried to place around me. I pull from it, and it from me, for it it helps to create who I am, for I am not the only artist.
When I create it is a dance between me, that which is my inspiration, and that which is created as the result.

All that said you want to know a secret? I TRULY disliked doing the dishes period, cause I had to wash them with palmolive dish soap, and let me tell you in my household growing up you so much as said damn, you'd have that soap going down your throat, or a bar soap of zestfully clean, (ahuh, what a lovely name NOT) would be pushed in and out of my mouth grating along my teeth. I'd rather take the belt my dad would give us , than that dang soap. To this day I avoid looking at zest and palmolive, and you will NOT find those in my house! I had to use my torture devices daily hahaha.

Oh palmolive would you like ME to do a commercial for you? *grin* I'd do a really bang up job for you :0)

The moral? Get out, and just CREATE if it means mud patties, then mud patties it be! and hey don't knock mud patties, they're good for so many things like a mud fight, who's game? ;0) cause them after the mud fight you can take out the water guns. Okay, Okay, I admit I have a couple water guns, too. :0)

Pssst the title of this post reminds me of a really GREAT song by the boomers, (The Art Of Living) if you dont know who they are, oh they are truly wonderful I discovered them at 17 whilst traveling in the back of a little toyota pickup extended cab on my way to a canoe trip, and friends in their thirties at the time had that tape just cranked. But here is another great song from them since I could not find the art of living on youtube, this one is called You Gotta Know, check em out!but turn off my music to hear them



Stacey Huston said...

My dearest Sky, Sorry it took me so long to comment on this post. Have you ever thought that maybe this shyness you speak of is because you are so intuned to others feelings and energy that when you get into a crowded place there can sometimes be an overload of that energy and it is hard to process. I so hear you on the shyness. I am great at one on one, but beyond that ....( I really am the spider in the corner LOL) I have never been one to take compliments well, and I am very thankful for this blog world, for teaching me how to be gracious. It has made it easier now in person as well..
Sky thank you so much for you honesty and your kindness on our blogs, It is strange how I find myself telling people about my friend Sky. Thank you for being who you are. It has been a long week and you help to soothe my soul and see things(parenthood) in a less clouded light. I am so glad that I have found you..
Your friend
~ Stacey

Stacey Huston said...

AAAHHH I almost forgot! I Will take you up on the mud pies and mud fight! :')

Scott said...

Namaste' Sky! You keep out-doing yourself with your power and eloquence! Your artwork looks fantastic! Will you please post the magnificent finished piece once it is complete?

I can so very much relate to many parts of this post, and Stacey's comments as well - I avoid large crowds, not specifically because of shyness, although it is often misinterpreted as such; I avoid large crowds because I find myself innately trying to tune in to all of the people, energy, and conversations around me, and find myself extremely overwhelmed and unable to concentrate on any one thing or conversation. I much prefer the company of one or a few dear close friends and family, and be able to engage in meaningful and somewhat deeper interactions, than masses of acquaintances. Is this a character flaw or just dancing to the beat of a different drummer? I prefer to believe the latter, and I like the beat of my drummer and your's and Stacey's too!

Keep doing what you do. Thank you for a wonderful start to my morning.

SkyNymph said...

Namaste' dear Scott! Yeah I should have clarified in my post more too, I wrote to Stacey, that YES all the peoples energy overwhelms me the most more so than any shyness ;0) I can hear thoughts, and feelings, and emotions, and it is just too much as I want to connect to it all and simply can't. I used to deliberately not take the school bus at times due to this. Inner silence, peace is *very* important to me, due to being an artist my mind can often be too busy, so daily I ned the break ;0) ((HUGS))


derick said...

hello sky,
your art is amazing--
your gift of connecting through art is as revealing as most people think of having a face to face conversation.
to be authentic and let your truth shine through,even if you have to do it in the stillness is a wonderful gift which most people strive to obtain over a whole lifetime.
your life is the ultimate blessing.
take care

The Fearless Blog said...

Namaste' my very wise friend...

Oh how I enjoy your posts and the pictures.

I read a post the other day on another blog that contemplated just how similar our lives are to every one else's. Here, you have reminded me of that again. Your love of life truly emanates from your writing, allowing me to read and feel what is in your heart. The sentiments are real, the feelings genuine and so they flow freely.

I can relate to much of what you say, for I too was and still am quite shy and reserved and prefer the small to the large, the peaceful to the crowded. Being comfortable in our skin with our own thoughts does not come easy for everybody,so you are fortunate to have this gift.

Your mural is beautiful! What a great way to express your love.....

Sandpiper said...

That's a beautiful art project you're working on. I look forward to seeing the completed projected!

I really like reading your blog because of your honesty and getting right to the heart of things. I don't have words of a writer, but I can relate to what you say about shyness. I was painfully shy, but seem to have gotten past most of it finally.

For The People said...

Sky, that is great stuff! BTW, I am happily married but you are hot! Just saying. LOL

How did you you do that piece. A assume that you drew it? Whatever it is really nice.

Walt said...

Sky, I was playing your music all afternoon, till it was time to leave for work. We are much the same indeed. As a smart ass who's always been driven for life to entertain, I enjoy the company of a gifted artist. Although I feel a hundred years out of my time. I try to look cool and present an upbeat appearance at all times. But there is a little more to this naive ham, than all the jumpin jive music that I post. For it is often that I am feigning this high energy party mode, that I use so often to boost the spirits of my beloved minions. It is in these times when I am hurting the most, alone in the darkness of despair, that I do my very best acting. On the other side of my life, our taste in music is really quite the same. I still like the old head music that few people play anymore, like YES: "Roundabout"
and, Emerson, Lake & Palmer: Lucky Man

"Please be sure to always tell those you care about , just how much they mean. We are given this moment to do so."
How much do I care?
Sky just ask, and my kingdom is yours. I would not even trust my dear mother as much as I do you.

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Steamboat said...

These animals are so wild, so incredible. To come into close contact with them must give an entirely new perspective to the world.