Wednesday, March 02, 2005

yoni shields

created by Leslie Olin

Voice inside my head, inside my heart, moving my hands to explore and see. Hear and create. An ancient entity emerges, speaking through the skull of a turtle. Small sacred items, easily overlooked by the bustle of masses, they find places in my work. Shelter, a purpose.
via yOni

btw: so happy to see yOni listed in the links here-- I hadn't visited in a long time and was nice to find new things there...


Creatrix (aka Jennifer) said...

oooh...ahhh...i love yoni art. A friend of mine did "pussy prints" for her birthday party and I was so sad that I couldn't be there! there's something so powerful and balanced about yoni art.

Anonymous said...

I have never heard of the yOni artwork before, I was looking on the site and something she wrote was very comforting to me:

“I believe that some of the wounds of the feminine need a sacred circle of women in sisterhood to heal them.”

In AA we women have a saying “the women will save your ass and the men will pat it”
I was told it from the beginning and it has always made me smile. I believe that there is truth in that saying, like a lot of women alcoholics I didn’t like or trust other women, the last thing I wanted is to have them as friends… since coming to AA I took that saying to heart and have developed a circle of valued & trusted women who have certainly saved my ass many times over… and now I am starting to appreciate the significance of women friends… so thanks for giving me another avenue to learn more about the wonderful, mysterious, beautiful community called sisterhood

Creatrix (aka Jennifer) said...

Wow, Blue! I had a similar distrust for other women growing up, even though most of the individuals I idolized were women. I believe most of my judgment came from the traditions I grew up with (ukrainian orthodoxy), but they were definitely encouraged by my mother who was the first to teach me that other women could not be trusted. It wasn't until I moved out of my parents' place to go to university that I realized how much this had affected me. Thus, I started seeking out gal pals to befriend. It was a rocky road because I was still caught up in the "wound-bonding," but eventually I was able to empower/accept and love the beauty of my sisters. In turn, I began accepting my beauty.

Thank you "for saving my ass" (great one, Blue!). namaste, blessings, love

funkyjunkie said...

This is an interesting discussion. I've often thought how women need each other, but often we're just so damn catty! It can be hard to find the balance between one or the other.

And, there's also that competitive streak, too. Do you know what I mean? I've often felt intimidated by and competitive with other women, and that makes me bitter.

But, I'm learning to appreciate that feeling of intimidation as strength & independence. And, the competitiveness is simply me feeling inferior ... so, it's just time to get over it!

We're much strong and whole together than we are apart. :)

Creatrix (aka Jennifer) said...

I second that! xoxo