Monday, August 10, 2009

Full Moon Dreamboards

It's been a few days since the August full moon. And it was several days before that, that I hosted my second Full Moon Dreamboard Circle. If you're not familiar with Full Moon Dreamboards, you can learn more from the talented and generous Jamie at Jamie Ridler Studios.

Participants in our Circles have ranged in age from 21 to 55. Mothers have brought their daughters, and a special friend even traveled over 250 miles to join us this time. It isn't really noticeable in the photos, but I always hang a big paper lantern to represent the moon. And we always have food; we must feed our physical bodies as well as our creative selves. It's just fun.

Last month, one of my friends commented that she had just gone in search of pictures that caught her eye, pictures that drew her in. I asked her what she was going to do with the board when she left, and she said that she was going to put it up on the vanity in her bathroom so that she could look at it every day and come to understand what it had to tell her. This month she said it's still there, even though it's been splashed with water and splattered with toothpaste. She's enjoyed looking at it everyday.

Just before we met this month, I'd run across these wonderful Affirmation Cards from Kind Over Matter. I printed out the complete set, and randomly chose several to put one at each place at the table. I told the girls it was an extra moonbeam of inspiration, and a couple of them even included them on their boards. (I also cut out the one that reads "Today may I see my own beauty," and taped it to the mirror in the guest bathroom.) :)

The very last board in the photos - labeled July - is mine. I started it at our circle in July but never finished. I had so much fun that day playing hostess that I couldn't sit still long enough to actually complete my board.
I hope to continue the fun next month, and I'm thinking I might even need a second table!

here's to dreams,


  1. I love this post and I want to do this with my friends! I have lots of catching up to do - you've written some wonderful wonderful posts lately!

  2. I wish we lived closer. I'd so be there.

  3. TFM - thank you! glad you're back!

    Holly - I SO wish we were closer too! i would love to have you!

    Mari - I'd love to have you too!

  4. How absolutely wonderful! You can just feel the connection and creativity! What a beautiful energy to bring into your home and share.

    I just love the idea of the paper lantern. What a beautiful atmosphere and wonderful memories you're creating - not to mention gorgeous, delicious dreams!

    May all of your dreams come true!


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