mauramcgovern #video black locust | bird song — moving, moved. 5h

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mauramcgovern #video listen | palo santo dreams. puffs of smoke + bird song floating on a cool spring morning breeze. poetic? "THIS IS WHAT RITUALS ARE FOR. we do spiritual ceremonies as human beings in order to create a safe resting place for our most complicated feelings of joy or trauma, so that we don't have to haul those feelings around with us forever, weighing us down. we all need such places of ritual safekeeping." — elizabeth gilbert 1d

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mauramcgovern doula | yesterday i posted a closer look along w/ a PS about opening a web shop to share/sell these nightly stories splashed, smeared, scratched according to the day. a journal of color, i suppose. a dear friend immediately asked if she could purchase this one in particular. my answer was NO! because i wanted to gift it to her. it's as if it was intended for her. the title "doula" for a gorgeous + pregnant friend? yes, it's definitely for you @marihuertas — my love for you expands We. Are. All. Connected. #mmbrownpaper series 1d
  •   mauramcgovern @brvtvs thank you caroline! was happy to hear that @marihuertas visited @welcometocalliope and met you and @themichaelventura maybe someday i will get there or we'll meet at crane beach 1d
  •   carlybee143 Been waiting to buy one for months!! 1d
  •   kate.harvey Wait until you see it in person. As beautiful as they look in photos, they are even more stunning in person! Fingers crossed this Portland interview works in my favor. Yours would have a new home traveling from the Midwest to the Pacific Northwest. 1d
  •   mauramcgovern @carlybee143 carly! i was thisclose to sending you a note last night around midnight because i wanted you to know that i was thinking of you! not sure why i didn't move with the desire. sending love from the east 1d
  •   mauramcgovern @kate.harvey oh goodness thank you! i half wonder if they look as hoped in person. to be honest, i think that's why i've waited so long to offer more. but i'm so grateful to know that your plans for a move — are moving! holding the very best wishes for you 1d
  •   marihuertas So much love! For this, and for you. And you have a little treat from @wearecalliope on its way to you. I hope you love it. With waves to the wonderful @brvtvs + @themichaelventura, who were gracious + lovely shop hosts. 1d
  •   naturealmom Beautiful 11h
  •   allthatmel Perfect. Everything about this offering. So much love 7h

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mauramcgovern heart heat | close up of last night's painting. energy was at all all time low, truly depleted after many months of pushing too hard in places. but still these colors come up and out. in other words never give up on yourself, always know there's a different way #mmbrownpaper series. PS small web shop coming soon. these micro stories need homes instead of being stacked in my home. 2d

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mauramcgovern #video weather report | 2d

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mauramcgovern lighter | less. not in a hurry to fill space. this morning i woke before my alarm as i (almost) always do. but i rolled over in favor of several more hours of sleep because today is the first of many days off in a row. my body wanted to get out there and run and practice yoga and ... but something i'm learning — the spirit needs to be nourished too. in this case it was more darkness, more sleep. awake for the second time with a steadiness that was both foreign and familiar. in a word: delicious! a cleared out closet with the intention of adding only a few well loved dresses for summer — this one is in the running — linen, always linen. and a stack of white denim with gray t-shirts/black tanks — the summer uniform. in keeping with "lighter and less" a somewhat impulse decision to chop 4 inches yesterday 🏻. summer soon. 2d

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mauramcgovern last night's shapes. when i woke i wondered where's the gold? there's always gold! because i love how the morning light washes over those brush strokes. ah! an eclipse | when you begin to realize — so many habits consistently covers the light. nourish + emerge. #mmbrownpaper 3d

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mauramcgovern arc of a new day. rise + reach. yes, always a hat or until it's too damn silly to hold on to the comfort of it. #yogamm series 3d

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mauramcgovern where the inside world | meets the outside. home. | #yoga just a few shy of 100 in the #yogamm series 4d
  •   ashley_neese Love this light here darling. You are amazing 4d
  •   mauramcgovern @ashley_neese thank you — i have often thought you'd like this empty dance studio at night. there's something so alive about the darkness 3d

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mauramcgovern #video evening song | from the top floor. next stop: dance studio. many stuck thoughts need moving ... 4d

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mauramcgovern i am offering | i am open to receive. let's believe — together. 4d

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mauramcgovern heart | heat. "BUT I ALSO SAY THIS: that light is an invitation to happiness, and that happiness, when it's done right, is a kind of holiness, palpable and redemptive." — mary oliver | they're back! micro brown paper midnight (or thereabouts) paintings. the best part? seeing the shapes and shine in the morning light. everything looks better in the morning — struggles and celebrations included #mmbrownpaper series 5d
  •   mauramcgovern @jleighwms thank you! a self promise: open a web shop soon! you're love for color is always an inspiration 4d
  •   mauramcgovern dear @elleluna — so many words for you, so many reminders of that first trip to bali. leo! but the lesson that hovers still — there are no mistakes, just keep making marks. make a mess!, you said. it's not easy for me but it's necessary and fun and slowly each mark heals. thank you. love love from the east 4d
  •   jleighwms Thanks, lovely! You're so sweet! 4d
  •   kate.harvey Stunning, as always! Hoping my final move is finalized soon so my painting can come out of storage. Good things on the horizon here. Change hasn't been easy, but my goodness, your words and paintings motivate me, m. 4d
  •   mauramcgovern @katdharvey of course i was thinking of you! closer to a new home — yesss! it's a sweet thought that one of my first paintings during a time of great change will be part of this new space . please send me your new address when you're moved in. sending the very best wishes xo 4d
  •   mauramcgovern @katdharvey ps: thank you. 4d
  •   aruizacupuncture These are so great! I hope you make more and then I hope you sell them! 3d

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mauramcgovern this weekend | mostly inside because a headache so ouch and eyes so blurry. frustrated at first. wanting to feel better because of course we all all want to better. Fell Great All Of The Time. but ... but these "pauses" i call them are "calling" out for attention. and i get it, i definitely understand the conflict giving rise to these headaches. at least spiritually, i do. or on a soul level. it's the gap or the delta between soul wants and ego wants or beliefs — slippery. light shapes us. #withoutshoes 1w
  •   nonna325 Hope you are feeling better. 7d

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mauramcgovern "don't doubt your ability | to remove the root cause of the disturbance inside of you. it can really go away." — michael singer, the untethered soul. i've been carrying a tattered copy for 2 years now, always something new 🏻 adding this to the 3 year #foundthingmm series 1w
  •   creatinglight.studio Love this book! I was inspired by the quotes you've shared and went out and bought my own copy 3d

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mauramcgovern grateful | for this peaceful corner in my home. even more so that my body is starting to feel stronger. THAT was a FULL STOP. wow. the body never lies. also: lilac hunting rarely waits 1w

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mauramcgovern when the lesson | appears. a few weeks ago i registered for a handbuilding course. it was not an easy decision because i really wanted to continue working on the wheel. this tiny voice nudged toward handbuilding until it finally demanded it! fine, ok — sigh. it's been 3 weeks and each week i leave happy to have spent time in the studio, grateful for the gorgeous group of women — but ... last night i finally admitted I MISS THROWING. i miss the action, the mess, the meditation, the vessels! handbuilding is so much slower. shown here is my first attempt at working with coils. what would take a few minutes to create on a wheel took over an hour — mostly because there was instruction along the way but still the process was frustrating (for me). i felt the urge to get up and walk away more than once. this morning i decided to take a wheel course, too. because that will fix things. yesss! a few hours later — there it was — there's no fix needed. the lesson: slow down and stop running from what could be really good. sink in — Be Here Now — with the job, with the project, with him, with family, with friends 2w

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mauramcgovern this place | church 🏻 2w
  •   chrisrossi What a cool studio!!! Can I join you? 2w
  •   mauramcgovern @chrisrossi this is a tiny glimpse of 16,000 SF. it's an old theater built in 1915 converted into a 2 story loft space. so good! unrelated: calling you now! xo 2w
  •   marihuertas I like it here. 1w

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mauramcgovern 🏻 2w
  •   alexbeaudet "I just can't imagine you in a grocery store buying a pineapple." 🏼 1w
  •   mauramcgovern "for science" 1w

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mauramcgovern wet clay + drying hellebore | cycles of life, to hold and be held. a conversation last night with the reminder: WE'RE ALL HUMAN. those words — believing, accepting, embracing them — feels like the greatest lesson. humbling + tender + joyful. and a few more words thanks to @allthatmel "LIVE IN YOUR HANDS and your mind will learn to bow like a root ... to live in our hands humbles our mind into accepting something other than itself. it is how we heal each other and ourselves. we all come alive through a braille of the heart" — mark nepo 🏻🏻 | adding to the #foundthingmm and #thiswallmm and #mmpotteryshapes series 2w

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mauramcgovern good morning | friends. what's your spirit food indulgence today? what centers or grounds or begs you to reach? me: a run + a lemony smoothie in the sun pre train ride with a few songs from the national. 2w
  •   local_soul slowly, softly moving on my mat as the sun rises sipping tea and slowly breathing mantra today: "turn your expectation to acceptance" loving you, as always! happy thursday! 2w

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