Since today is a holiday in the USA, I replaced my usual Monday blues with some other blues.
Christine B. sent this cool painted snail postcard with well wishes for the start of the academic year. She found the card at Snailmailcool, which is all about “old school” mail–“putting it in a mailbox…so the recipient can open it, read it, save it…treasure it.”
“Swimming with Dolphins,” Mixed Media Mandala by Judi Rose
Do you see the tiny dolphins in the center of the mandala? They swam all the way from Albany, Western Australia, thanks to Nyima. Since we met, Nyima and I have noted the synchronicity of our encounters. Even our names are synchronous–her name, given to her by a Tibetan lama while on a spiritual journey, means sun; mine means moon. It was not so surprising, then, that I received her soothing blue dolphins the same day I received Christine’s blue snail.
She addressed me as “Moon Goddess” in the card and expressed wishes for “much joy, love, and happiness–today and every day.”
Nyima creates stunning mandalas, under the name Judi Rose Art. You can see more of her art via Facebook and Instagram.
“Autumn Blues” by Tara Kamiya
Of course, this Monday holiday required taking a little quiet time, gazing out of my home office window, watching the butterflies play, and updating my everyday ARC for autumn. My friend Cy gifted this divider and matching stickers to me last autumn. She purchased them from Tara Kamiya who designs and sells planner goodies.
Since it wouldn’t be a proper bluesy Monday without music, I leave you with some music for Tuesday–in case the other kind of blues are deferred till you return to work tomorrow:
Have a cool blue day!