custom stole openings, less overthinking, more ease
One of my intentions for my business this coming year is to find more ease in my processes.
I’m a chronic over-thinker. I tend to overcomplicate things–maybe as a way of procrastinating on actually getting started on something? I spend tons of time researching, making forms and spreadsheets, organizing my calendar and new ideas for my business…
But oftentimes, what I really need to do is just create.
Oftentimes, what I really need to do is quiet the voice of perfectionism that scares me away from the creative process. It convinces me that unless I know exactly what the outcome or finished product will look like and how exactly I will get there, there’s no point in starting.
I forget that that nonsense is antithetical to what I actually believe about creativity.
Creative energy flows when I allow myself to get swept into the current of an idea. When I dedicate myself to the pursuit of just the next step, not the last step.
So that’s where we’re at. I’ll keep you posted on how it goes. If all of this sounds like something you resonate with too, keep me posted on how your process unfolds.
And with that, here’s what I’m creating these days:
Notes from the Studio
Custom Stole Openings
Exciting news! I’m taking custom stole orders again. I currently have two openings, and this email list gets first dibs before I announce them on my social media and website. To claim one of these spots, just reply to this email!
Custom stoles start at $285, which includes a $50 deposit to get started with the design process. Payment isn’t due until the stole is finished, and I’m more than happy to set up a payment plan for you if you’d like one.
Valentine’s Day Affirmation Prints & Giveaway
Keep an eye out for a new series of prints and originals that will be open for pre-order soon. This set includes five 5x7 collages, each of which will feature an affirmation of self-love and self-remembering. Here’s a sneak peak of one of the pieces:
And now for the giveaway: on Valentine’s Day, one randomly chosen person who has preordered a print will win one of the five originals of their choosing!
The prints in this series will be available for preorder on February 1.
Sacred Seams Deck
I have plenty of visio divina decks in stock on my website! This tool is perfect for personal rituals or group spiritual practice. Choose a card, spend some time gazing at it, allow the spirit to move through the images, and see what beautiful wisdom comes up. It’s that simple!
You can find a short and sweet 20-second guided visio practice on my Instagram or purchase the deck at molliedonihe.com/sacred-seams-series.
Comin’ through my speakers:
in the studio, my spotify playlist for inspiring creative flow (or listening to whenever)
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I work to overcome that same stymieing perfectionism (maybe we all do?) and one of the ways for me is to plan for failure. With my copper patina process, there are many unknowns, and early on I accepted that not every try would be a success. Each "failure" teaches me something, and I find ways to recycle and reuse things that veer away from perhaps what I had in mind. Recently, I've tried to embody the practice of my ginkgo tree--she puts out thousands of leaves--each unique, each one feeds her and gives her shade, each one an expression of joy.