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NAMING THE MOON

The art of slowing down.

The art of showing up for ourselves and our art and creating and own cycles and ways of knowing.
The art of doing nothing, that is listening into our everything.
The art of being and becoming.
The art of making without knowing what comes next.

The art of naming the moon.

 

Peaches and cream moon
Ink splatters and I am claiming myself a painter now moon
Bleeding onto the sheets moon
I threw away the clock and slept strange hours moon
I went to a new doctor and found my voice moon
What if i just trusted where each thing wanted to go on the paper moon?
Eating take out straight from containers and succulents spilling out moon
We didn’t know where we were going moon
Ribbons through rock and the future changed five times in two days moon
The birds came crashing through my wall moon
Lilac moon. When legs appeared again moon. When my voice caught in my throat moon.
Sit down and start writing moon. One word and then another moon.
Lot’s wife turned to salt moon. Except she was always my favorite moon.
Paint by numbers and gold glitter moon. The pond turning green moon. Make me want to live moon. 


The art of slowing down.

The art of showing up for ourselves and our art and creating and cycles and ways of knowing.
The art of doing nothing, that is landing into our everything.
The art of being and becoming.
The art of making without knowing what comes next.

The art of listening.
The art of unhurried adventures in creativity and unrushed explorations in meaning making.
The art of refusing the narratives that say our value comes only in what we can produce and commodify, and taking up space as humans worthy of existing in our own rhythms and ways.

The art of naming the moon.


This is not astrology or tarot card readings
or advice or how to.

This is not any form of telling you what you have to do to succeed or what you need, what your future is or what your day should like or what your art needs to have in order to be real or considered legitimate by a world that has harmed us in telling us what matters as it exploits and discards in its harmful oppressive systems. This is about a sanctuary space that is here to honor what is needed for you to locate your own raw matter and your own innate instinct and your own deeper cadence when not interfered with while also believed in and loved up and seen as worthy of taking this time and space and care and attention. Because we believe we all are. And that art and tending to the unknown untended dark matter - that it matters. So do messes and the space to be really messy. So do images and words and all the ways we have of making things with our bodies and imaginations. So does the shit of real life where our real art comes from. 

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This is archaeology. This is a treasure hunt and road map and a process.

This is personal story and mythology and connection with others.

This is space to fall down into your own artistic rabbit holes and fall in love with your own obsessions and let them feed you deeply. This is following the creative breadcrumbs of our own selves and lives.


Logistics:

 
  • 12 months memberships for the thirteen moons

  • You can sign up for all twelve months or join for three months at a time.

    • Sept-November

    • December-February

      March-May

    • June-August

 

Every month you receive you a beautiful pdf playbook complete with:

 
  • Our invocation

  • Recipe list for that month’s exploration and create your own adventure (Because recipes are the best. Ingredients can be used or tossed out all together if you don’t like them or you are allergic or you want and need to add your own and play around with it to your own liking.) 

  • Binder pages for your own journal or binder to print with creative prompts.

  • Visual play for some moons and months

  • Questions for reflections on slowing into your own needs for creating

  • Printable sheets for: naming the moon and creating visuals, sketches or collage art for that month's moon


A private online facebook group where we can gather through the weeks and months to connect and you can receive support in your own process as a creative as you name your moons, invest in your art and self, deepen your devotion, and find what works for you in your own rhythms and cycles and ways of being. 


 

We will be there Monday, Wednesday, Friday to:

 
  • check in, read and respond to conversations happening in the group

  • share links of interesting things

  • do facebook lives from time to time

  • offer recorded interviews with artists and creators

  • Friday Fives where we get to share in real time what is happening in our creating and lives.

 

Want to donate to the scholarship fund? You can do so HERE.

Need a partial scholarship to participate? Contact me HERE.


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Stacy de la Rosa

artist, designer, doula, photographer.

I craft imagery using archetypal exploration, artistic symbolism, and lived experience. I use storytelling and strategy to help humans share their message in their online spaces.

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Isabel Abbott

artist, dissident doula, writer.

i house creative sanctuary for the human,
and use my hands and lost and found things to make transgressive art of the body broken and whole.