|SHANAH TOVAH BABY SOUL! (art by Hallelujah Truth)|
First of all, it is the Jewish New Year, Rosh Hashanah, so Shanah Tovah, or have a good year! This high Jewish holiday (or "hi ho" as my friend Audrey calls them) begins the Jewish high holy days. Rosh Hashanah commemorates the creation of Adam and Eve (a story rich in symbolism). Although I am not Jewish, I share a place on the calendar at the beginning of September in a significant way....
My birthday! Born on September 9, I have always seen Rosh Hashanah in close proximity to my birthday. It has either occurred before, on, or right after the 9th. Happy birthday to me, Ruth Schowalter, aka Hallelujah Truth. Significantly, Happy Birthday to BABY NEW SOUL, who emerged this morning from my pen.
It is my practice to draw first thing upon waking when the subconscious is in close communion with the conscious mind, the one that wields the pen. Long ago, I established a routine of drawing with micron pens in order to forgo the multiple erasings that would occur if I were using a pencil. There is absolutely no erasing with these permanent pens! In the Natalie Goldberg fashion of daily writing, I trained myself not to cross out but rather to repeat the mantra:
NOT GOOD. NOT BAD. JUST IS.
|NOT GOOD. NOT BAD. JUST IS. This is the original drawing I did this morning. No erasing. No mistakes. No photoshop. (art by Hallelujah Truth)|
Shahan Tovah! Happy New Year! Hi Ho! Happy Birthday. Welcome BABY NEW SOUL! Let's eat apples soaked in honey!
Thank everyone of you readers of my blog and viewers of my art for being here and witnessing my journey. SOUL BLOG with me and wish me Happy Birthday. Share resurrection stories of your own!
|HAPPY BIRTHDAY (art by Hallelujah Truth)|