Letters from the Red Thread Cafe

“My name is Eleanor”

There is an oak tree out my studio window named Eleanor. I didn’t name her of course, she just told me one day, just like that. “My name is Eleanor.” I sit with her every day, most often starting in the dark of morning and the moon glow.  When I come to the studio chair…

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Cloud in an Evening Gown #837

  Cloud in an Evening Gown I often say, explaining Intentional Creativity is like trying to put a cloud into an evening gown. How lovely and luminous that would be! Yet many sacred things defy a proper image or metaphor because only the real thing will do. Things like breath, the sea, the smell of…

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Quantum Love – Honoring Spirit Warrior

“I am so proud to be indigenous. I know we have an innate spiritual sense, a great reverence for Mother Earth… and this keeps us in the arms of our Creator.” Aho Mitakuye Oyasin – we are all related! ~ Carmen Baraka     Honoring Native American Elder in our Community Carmen Baraka Spirit Warrior…

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Stardust Transit #836

Stardust Transit by Shiloh Sophia “I have been traveling for some 70,000 years to arrive at this point on the path, on the Earth,” she said, as if it were the most normal thing in the world.  I replied, “That is quite a long time—have you brought your cherished beliefs along with you?” “No” she…

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A Woman-Centered Museum + Virtual Festival

  My mother Caron used to tell me to choose creativity at all costs. When I was younger I wasn’t sure what that would really mean. Now at 50, I see what she was saying. That at many times in our lives, other paths might seem easier, more lucractive, less challenging – than making a…

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The Roots of the Mother Tree #835

The Roots of the Mother Tree : Part Two (if you wish to read Part One first, go here)   “The tea,” she says, “is from the roots of the Mother Tree,” as if that explains the flavor. “Go easy,” she says.   Then I am floating above my house. I see the white picket…

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Intentional Creativity

White Picket Fence Around My Laughter #834

White Picket Fence Around My Laughter   The Muse is at the back door tonight. I hear her scratch-tap as I am sweeping the linoleum. My heart races a caterpillar of fear up my spine to the top of my head. I turn around in slow motion, never sure what I may find with her.…

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Call for Entry : Women Artists

Women Woven Together Musea Art Call is Open! Women artists are invited to participate. Entry is open Today through February 28th.   LEARN MORE       A message from Musea Curator, Shiloh Sophia     Dear Ones, I’m sending blessings on this day of Imbolc in the Northern Hemisphere, marking the mid-point between winter…

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Black, Indigenous and Women of Color Membership

“I see creativity as what weaves Soul into my body and my daily life, what connects me to an enlivened relationship with my Ancestors, and what allows me to be a co-creator of the world I want to see and leave for my great-grandchildren.” ~ Semerit Strachan     Announcing a Musea Membership that is…

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Mystic Museum Show Today #833

Within every woman a mystical template waits for her. Whether or not she searches for it, or ever finds it, is a matter of her own choosing. Self initiations don’t just happen every day. They are chosen. In real time, by real women, seeking a real life experience of being.   Mystical Template by Shiloh…

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