For the “She Dares Boldly” desktop calendar I have created “She Dares” quotes to go with some old and some new artwork. None of the artwork has been in a calendar before — it’s just some of the pieces might have appeared on my blog in the past.
January’s “She Dares” quote is, “She dares to hold on to magic.”
When I was writing it, I vacillated between, “believe in magic” or hold on to magic”.
Hold on to magic won.
I can believe in anything. But, to actually hold onto it, to keep it in my sights, to keep it as a constant companion on my journey, that takes real daring.
There is magic in this world. Everywhere.
Yesterday, as I walked with Beaumont through the woods along the river, I wondered at the magical and mystical capacity of a seed to grow into a tree, to give birth to branches and leaves, and to continually renew itself every spring after having shed its leaves every fall.
And while science can explain it away with terms like photosynthesis and formulas that dissect the process to its tiniest quark, there is still something magical to me in the whole transformative process of shedding and sprouting, shedding and sprouting.
I want to hold onto that magic and the wonder and awe of it all. I want to dispense with formulae and calculating processes to the nth degree so that I can live and breathe completely immersed within nature’s mystery.
And so, the 2022, She Dares Boldly calendar begins with magic, mystery wonder and awe leading us into the New Year.
And yes, there’s not a lot of mystery in this here promotion of my calendar.
I do hope you come and check it out on my ETSY store – Dare Boldly Art – shipping is free in Canada and I’ve adjusted the cost to include shipping to outside Canada as Etsy was charging almost as much for shipping as I charge for the calendar!.
It makes a great stocking stuffer, friend gift, hostess gift and so much more!
(and now to figure out how to adjust the colour so the calendar appears with its white background – ’cause that’s what it is!)