Inspired to create by...the perfect paisley, and the elements fire and water
For those of you who know me well you know that I juggle a lot of balls...though the truth is that because of my juggling act, very few people know me well enough to actually realize that. I confess...I am an extremely private person who only gives small glimpses out to others about my person which are usually based on content, subject matter and need. If there is no need then there is very little divulged leaving others to make assumptions about me, which they often do...I admit this can be quite interesting at times... Can I get any more confusing? Yes! I guarantee I can.
Astrologically speaking I am dominantly Air and Fire with one sneaky little water sign planet, Scorpio...My Sun sign is in Libra. Yes, that is where my vanity comes from as well as my desire for romance and my love of beauty. On Twitter I refer to myself as A Lovely Designer...to understand why I use Azure as my alter ego go here...I use the word 'lovely' symbolically because if represents a combination of the two ideals, love and beauty that I equally value and try to create in life.
Love is emotional and beauty is visual, often stimulated by physical or environmental influences but at times they merge together into one. If I ever tell you to have a 'lovely' day I am wishing you actual love and beauty to be manifest in your life. To me it is as positive an emotion as wishing you much happiness.
If I tell you something or someone is "lovely" I am saying that to me it/they are of more value to me that just the superficial appearance and that the worth and value runs much deeper with me. This word is used in reference to people I value and love and the things they create. If I can see them or their heart in their creations there is nothing more lovely to me.
Now back to my astrological chart...I know you are just dying to know more...alright whatever! Indulge me please, I promise it will make sense shortly. I am more on topic than you think and this is an only round about apology for not posting more often.
So where were we....oh, yes...so my Moon is in Gemini, and this is where the importance for communication comes in. I am a communicator and nothing annoys me more than people thinking I can read their mind...I may be intuitive but I wont give you the pleasure of knowing what I read. It is not my responsibility, so If you don't tell me something please don't expect me to know about it. I am so not a busy body either...but we will get sidetracked if we go there...I also don't take words, commitments and promises lightly so if you can't walk your talk there will be probably little trust between us...unless it is something trivial that I don't depend on to function.
I give the Air signs the credit for my being a bit of a free spirit...one who is attracted more to movement than being stagnant who moves quickly from one idea to the next. The free spirit comes in handy as an artist and designer and it allows me to be open-minded but it can mean I live very much in my head and will often put logic over my own heart and sometimes block myself from my emotions...something I am learning to recognize and be more careful about.
Now to top that all off I have two planets in Leo, one in Venus and one is Saturn. Darn it! I have not yet figured out how to allow my inner Leo's out of their cage because Saturn is standing on my tail. Saturn, will always repress, suppress or oppress the planet it is in.
So how is this relevant to my Inspired to Create blog? Well, taking what I have learned about my own self from astrology, and seeing my strengths and where I am out of balance...I have used this understanding with the assistance of my Astrologist David Porter to design and create an environment for one of my clients. It is still a work in progress but until we addressed his astrological chart we just weren't making any progress.
My clients astrological chart is an almost split down the middle with only Earth and Air planets. This means that the emotion that is represented by the Water planets and the passion of the Fire planets was somewhat void in his life...which he admitted too. This process spoke to him and when I suggested that we bring in colors and patterns to symbolize his missing elements it resonated with him. Then I found the perfect paisley fabric to honor all of the elements with reds and oranges to represent the missing fire and blues and greens for his water. Earth is represented by earth tones and air by the color yellow.
I love using symbolism in my designs when I can. It is like turning your environment into a vision board so to speak and what better way to reach your subconscious than that?
So here are a few glimpses of what we are using in the space as well as some custom art work I created for it. He was very patient with me since my gypsy like spirit means I can sometimes have a lot of irons in the fire.
And here is the light that will be going over the kitchen table in a few weeks. I couldn't help but give you a sneak peek.