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Sunday, July 31, 2011

Psyche's second task




Aphrodite's second task for Psyche
Wool and charms for my prayer scarf
Psyche's second task according to Aphrodite "is to go to a certain field across the river and gather some of the golden fleece of the rams pastured there"
Okay!! While I am reading this I am thinking how will I do this task in modern day time. Mentioning the words "Fleece and Ram" brought to mind wool and yarn and Knitting.  Rams would be the symbol of masculine qualities in a women. In my book, "She" , (I quote this so I get it right.) "Masculinity often looks ram-like to a woman when it comes time for her to assimilate little of that quality into her interior life" . ..
In my task I have taken the "wool" of the Ram, and decided to make a scarf. A scarf that will have symbols of charm knitted into it. I know that we women must make our own way in life, but I also know we do not do it alone.
So as I knit this scarf I will give blessings to both Men and Women in my life. I will ask for help and honor all that the Universe wishes to give me.
I like things to be personal, real and rational.
The mythology in this tasks really asks a bigger question of life. Being feminine and wanting to be independent in thought, the question really is. "How much masculine energy is enough within myself to keep me strong but also be able to use my feminine energy equally?
I look forward to the meditation of this task as I ask myself some hard questions.

Be Inspred,
Jean Hart Artwork

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Pink Saturday

Pink Saturday!!

I am reading the Greek mythology of Eros and Psyche. I am really enjoying this story. I thought it would be fun to go through the tasks that Aphrodite sets for Psyche. They are not easy tasks...The first one being; sort and make order and form out of chaos. So I set out to put a list of things I felt were in chaos in my life. Next I explained what their worth were to me and how I was going to complete the unlived life of these ideas.
Huge Task....This will take some time.
It's something kin to a life examined.....Best done alone and with a glass of sherry!!
this is a statue that I am thinking of buying to keep me inspired to continue my love of Greek Mythology.
How is your summer going?
Busy busy busy...doing wonderful things that you can only do in the summertime.
Be Inspired,
~Jean

Sunday, July 17, 2011

What are you reading?

What are you reading?
I love summer time. It's when I get to read anything I like. No text books for me during the summer months.
I found this little gem at the doctors office. There was this cart of books for sale to benefit diabetes. I got it for .25cents!!! Can't bet that.
Lately I have been reading a lot about the Victorian Ladies. This one happens to be a novel of suspense, drama, and art!!!
"And Only To Deceive"
by Tasha Alexander

Enjoy your summer reading.
Jean
http://www.jeanhartartwork.com
Happy pink Saturday!!! Sunday and Everyday!!
I would like to introduce you to my Mom. Luella Mees. She has been staying with me for a couple of weeks.
She flew into Salt Lake City from California where she lives. Its been lots of fun having her spend some time with me and my family.
While she was her it was Matthew's Birthday and she made some Birthday Cookies for him.
Yummy!! Chocolate chip, oatmeal, coconut!!! Its a favorite around my house.
She is 87 years old and gets around very well. Mostly we are spending our time cooking. It seems to take up a lot of our day. She only makes food from scratch nothing from a box.
Really life is much slower and simpler. I like it. I use to think Simple meant Dull, unexciting. Maybe I thought life itself should be more INTENSE, INFLATED, OR URGENT!!!  I'm learning that simple, slow and planned is nice.
So here's to a good life, good people and  a simpler way of life.
Be inspired,
Jean
http://www.jeanhartartwork.com

Friday, July 1, 2011

Happy Pink Saturday and 4th of July 2011



Happy Pink Saturday!!
Happy 4th of July.....So much to be thankful for living in the USA.
To be grateful for the freedoms we have. Please take time to say a little prayer for our troops overseas and for the ones who are away from home and family.


Make a wish for all the people you love and for the people who love you. It takes courage to live each day to the fullest. We all could use alittle help now and then.
Do What you can to take care of the world. Everything matters.
Love each other and understand meeting in the middle means there will be compromises.

Learn to love and trust, Give your love freely without conditions. It's really the only way.
Celebrate your life, live well and love honestly.
Be Inspired,
~Jean
http://www.jeanhartartwork.com/