I recently had a meeting with someone and they asked me how I schedule my time. I answered that I work in flow, rather organically, instead of following the typical "fashion calendar." They replied, oh like how you work with the Phases of the Moon? Exactly. I have an endless fascination with how the Moon effects my creative life, my spiritual life, and even my actual female body. I use it for planning my dye baths and rituals. It's an easy subject matter for my creative work. When it doubt, put a moon on it.
I've watched my studio work wax and wane, yet remain a constant part of my life. I show up even when I'm not feeling terribly excited about things and somehow I find my way back into the flow. I pay attention to my body and how my mood is effected. Blame it on the Moon.
I live in the woods of New York State with a huge back yard that borders state forest. It would be hard to not be influenced by nature, the sky, the plants, and the animals that surround me. I understand why their are so many landscape Artists in this area. But I integrate the city life I left a few years back, into my work. The dark aesthetic has been my style since highschool. I will always make pieces influenced by my surroundings and my love of making pieces to be worn with your favorite black boots aka BlckBts.
Thank you so much for sharing this, it was much needed. You’ve inspired me to resume my moon practice, especially in relation to my work.