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The first half of my Friday night started with staffing a meeting for the current Secretary of Foreign Affairs and seven Chiefs of Mission from the Ministry. The later half looked like this: listening to the President of the Republic of the Philippines read through his prepared speech (surprised that all the talking points we've included in them got through edit-free), exhausted from the days long coordination work w/ multiple agencies to get to this point, and very relieved that the flagship program for the FilAm community's re-engagement with the Philippines and one big component of the PHL US economic diplomacy program remains under my portfolio. Surprised too, that year after year it still delivers with great success. β€’
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Sometimes, I think about all the fun stuff people my age are doing on a Friday night: all the parties they are going to, the wild dancing, serial dating, kissing in strangers' cars, and wonder if I am missing out. That takes about half a minute until I pull myself together thinking that if missing out on the spoils of my youth is the trade-off for all of these, it's okay. It took me a while to like where I am now (struggle, timing, & all) and what I am able to do with the cards that I have been given. And now that I believe the grass is greener on my side, I want to do more and don't intend on ever stopping. God-willing, of course. :) #governmentgirl #milennialnawalangganap #happythankyoumoreplease #attitudeofgratitude

I'd like to be a cat next. πŸ”ŠπŸŒŒ
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A yellow one and the older version though, please? #notestotheuniverse

Back to writing my favorite kind of notes and it's working
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#NotestotheUniverse πŸ’Œ
i am the Poet & the Muse πŸ’‹ ****************************
{excerpt from my original poem titled thePoetandtheMuse}
🌼🌼🌼🌼🌼🌼🌼🌼🌼🌼🌼
she. unashamed in her flaws,
in her beauty, her sexuality, her sensuality, her round curves, her sharp edges
she. unashamed in the parts of her body she may not have like but would never dare hate
she. unashamed in the lovers of her past, the ones who felt like home and the ones who simply fucked her up
she. unashamed in her demons who were simply a reminder that darkness brings the stars to light
she. unashamed of it all because all the scarred pieces of her had created a beautiful
m a s t e r p i e c e❀️ (artwork done by me) #thePoetandtheMuse #girlwiththerougelips #fortheloveofWords #livingforLove

Soul cravings.
Sitting and listening.
To stop for a few days.
Unplug.
Disconnect.
Be.
Enjoy the company of Mother Nature and reconnect to the Divine Goddess in her own element.
To ask questions that don't have vocal answers.
To sit on the edge with the man I love and take it all in.
To be grounded.
To be.
Just be.
#notestotheuniverse
#soulmedicine

πŸ°πŸ’­πŸŽˆβ€οΈπŸ’‹βœ¨πŸ’«πŸ¦„πŸ’œπŸ’ŽπŸŒ€πŸ™πŸ» #notestotheuniverse

So much information coming at us from all different angles. Sometimes better to put down the device, screen, book and tune inward. What is it that you want to create and share with others?

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Goodbye Spring Ξ©
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You revealed the blindspot in my vision.
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And Summer brings clarity and focus.

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Back to writing my favorite kind of notes and it's working
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New Moon spread inspired pages (um, ya, pulled in May but page finished today). This is part of a collaboration with @artandsoulcindy Again, I forgot to take a proper before picture, but I did take one after I laid down my collage piece: the pink and gold background is courtesy Cindy 😘 The third photo, if you swipe, are the cards pulled (The Wisdom of Trees Oracle). It was a very powerful and instructive reading; I have lots of work to do 😏
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One of the things I love about the Get Messy community is all the wonderful people! And doing collaborations with them πŸ˜‰
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This is my completed page spread from a collaboration with @artandsoulcindy 😍 it is inspired by a two card oracle pull I did for myself. I share the two cards from The Wisdom of Trees Oracle (in the second photo). I forgot to take a picture of her gorgeous backgrounds, but I included a photo of the twin pages of these two to provide an idea of what lies beneath.
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#NotestotheUniverse ✨
...because it's timeπŸ¦‹πŸ’‹

An awesome evening out for Pecha Kucha Night 28! During intermission I did this tiny little tile which will be place in the Canada 150 Mural for Edmonton (many cities have their own). It's a mosaic mural and the overall design is in the second pic here (of the bison). I'm quite proud of myself for sitting my butt down, surrounded by people, and actually attempt to be creative with so many curious eyes about πŸ˜³πŸ˜€
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Oh, just whipping up a small handful of simple pamphlet stitch journals to use as collabs while hanging with some awesome Get Messy ladies during today's artist date πŸ˜πŸ™ŒπŸ’ƒπŸ» Thank you @divsy for hostessing 😘 Thank you to everyone who was there: @misty.granade @sarahundfuchs @theachen @by.smilinthyme @makestuffpretty @algumaanna .
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Sketching trees rooted in mountain sunsets...or maybe sunrises πŸ” . Originally inspired by a green smear of leftover paint highlighted by a leftover orange...small scrap of mountain range glued down...more paint...then dreaming of spruce and roots 😜
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More black and white born of @diekleineriet prompt of rough and smooth (@getmessyartjournal Season of Contrast). I honestly thought I'd do more but I shot down my many ideas. This is done as is πŸ˜‰I know it doesn't photograph well, but the black area is very rough and textured while the white was scraped smooth with a card--it's fascinating to touch!
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One of the many pages I added on to during Saturday's online artist create-date❣️I hopped from journal to journal as I waited for things to dry in between 😜 This page spread was of course done with Season of Contrast in mind ☯️
Thank you @divsy for being the greatest hostess ever 😘 And thank you to all that showed up 😍: @misty.granade @lifethroughjournals @sarahundfuchs @illustratedlifeofmyrh @catseatdogsmakes .
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Okay.... I will keep trying even on these harder days.... πŸ’« "Where attention goes,energy flows"

Tony Robbins
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Adventures in learning to sketch. I find sketching incredibly intimidating and I never know where to start. But I try despite my inner critic telling me to stop before I begin. An early evening stroll with my husband, we stopped at this pond and sketched--this is my version! Each time I sketch, I learn more and more.
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#NotestotheUniverse ✨breakdowns inspire break-throughsβ€’i am a masterpiece simply trying to master peaceβ€’πŸ¦‹πŸ’‹ #girlwiththerougelips #thePoetandtheMuse #getfree #theuniverseismyhomegirl

Frida Kahlo's journal is so fascinating and all I've managed to do so far is skim through it, flipping pages and witnessing what catches my eye. I don't have a specific intention to copy anything (although that could be a good learning experience), but her messy circles and words on the page I've included here (2nd photo) just drew me in and I wanted to play and capture a bit of it. "Astonished she remained seeing/ the sun-stars/ and the live-dead world/ and being in the/ shade" .
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An intuitive quickie πŸ˜‚ Realizing I'm super behind in my "daily" journal, I began applying paint to the entire week πŸ˜‰ One thing led to the other and I have "Dreaming of Mountains." Perhaps an ode to the mountain trip I have to postpone for a better time.
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