I have a pattern I'm well aware of. Whenever I'm working on something big - such as the launch of a new magazine, for example (I've done that twice) or writing a new book, I get my groove on. I do that by nesting, redecorating and otherwise infusing myself with good vibes.
As readers know, I'm neck deep into a new novel. Two new novels, in fact. One's nearly complete and is with a beta reader; the other is being worked on daily. It was most definitely time for this author to nest and get my groove on.
So last Saturday night, I poured myself a glass of Chardonnay, cranked up the tunes on my Myspace playlist and began to redecorate my bedroom. It was fun. All the while, I was texting back and forth with my buddy Stefan and letting my inner decorator run wild. I'd procured some new items with which to give my bedroom a makeover, and I'd raided the basement for some old stuff I could recycle. Ready to see the outcome? Ta-da!
Above: I wanted strong energetic representation when you walk into my bedroom. So what you see here is a Feng Shui table at the entry to my room. :)
All the elements are represented: the brass crescent moon wind chimes represent Air; the
plant represents Earth; the river rocks and water they're in represent Water; the cinnamon-clove essential oil warmed in the diffuser by a tea lite candle represent Fire.
My little wooden sign says: Dreams Do Come True.
Right: I've had my bedroom set for over a decade but it was time I jazzed it up with a new comforter, pillows and a cheetah throw.
Note: My windows are deliberately treatment free. I cannot bring myself to block a direct view of the rising sun, night time moonbeams, or clouds, rain, stars or snow.
Left: I've got plants on the window sills to either side of my bed so as to increase oxygenation where I sleep. Plants contribute earth energy, too. They also just look pretty there. :)
Right: My bedside table is sort of a big deal to me. On it are some of my favorite crystals and a sign that says something very moving about Passion. :) In the vase: one of my favorite flowers - purple tulips.
Hanging from my lamp is a labradorite pendulum - handy for quick consultations. *winks* Books I'm currently reading are on a
Right: A shot of my bathroom. Oh, what a surprise: there's a picture featuring a black high heeled pump and a rubber duckie that's cheetah printed with horns. Go figure. :)
I am feeling so good in my newly organized and decorated space. These rooms are my sanctuary. The one area I did not show is the corner where a well stocked bookshelf, lamp, my computer, and vision boards are - that's way too personal to put up on the web. :)
When I come into my bedroom, I am in my own sacred space and that is a beautiful thing. I can write here, sleep here, read in here, text from bed, watch a movie, light candles and incense and gaze at the moon out my window. This my sacred space.
Then, a few days later, my daughter convinced me to take her to the mall. Oh, lordy... Turned out, I needed to feel even more sacred.
Left: That's Bvlgari Jasmine Noir, baby. One of my favorite perfumes! If you haven't smelled it, trust me - it is the definition of sexy. Then I found Dead Sexy, an exotic Asian blend. Oh. My. God. Listen to me. Dead Sexy is right.
Right: And looky here. That's Dior lipstick, baby. The first I've ever owed in my life! I thought - if not now, when? These eye shadows are amazing... They have such cool names! Heaven, Silk Teddy, Nude Beach, Velvet Revolver, Cocoa Puff, Erotica - and my three favorites: Sexpresso, Push-Up and Honey Pot. *winks*
Above: I saw this dress and I pictured myself wearing it for a book signing this spring.
So it came home with me. Look for me - maybe in your town! - signing the new novel,
wearing this little number. :)
After this blog is posted, I'll be working some more on the vision board for the new book. Call me crazy, scoff if you like, but all of the above - the redecorated room, the sexy new fragrances, the glamorous makeup and the hot new dress - get me in the right frame of mind to write this book.
And trust me readers, when you get your hands on your own copy this summer, you'll understand. :) Until then...
Moonbeams and Luv ~