June : In Review : Bloom

June is the month of Summer Solstice. A time to celebrate all that has blossomed for you so far! It can also be a time to think about any goals and plans for the rest of the summer. A moment to pause and connect.

Some journalling questions suggestions for this time of year...
What am I proud of accomplishing this year?
What else would I like to achieve this summer?
Who am I becoming? What am I learning?

This month felt like a big celebration of Singing Mamas for me. We have spent 6 months in our new venue and have grown to fill our lovely hall. I invited Kerry from Studio23 Photography to capture our group.

I'm so proud of our special village of women that we have created. It feels like a home away from home to go to every week. If you are a local woman and would like to come and visit us. Find out more here

🎵 NEW MUSIC
I have uploaded a new Song Journal to the  LLLibrary called "Come Back Stronger". This song is part of a collection of songs that I have been working on with two friends, Emily and Miriam. The three of us have formed a trio, and slowly working on a body of work. The song sounds so much better when their voices are included (I have plans to make a proper recording of all 3 of us, but for now this demo captures the song parts)

So, now the LLLibrary contains...14 songs / 34 minutes of music / 5 song journals. Listen to the new song and learn all the harmony parts HERE

 

 

✨TEACHING

My new class is nearly finished! I've been working on teaching a sewing class showing you how to make this gathered skirt...

The class will be ready next month, keep your eyes peeled!

My Skillshare community continues to grow! 188 students and 6,090 minutes watched! 

Thanks for taking part :-) If you'd like to learn sewing, singing or DIY album production from me, sign up for free HERE.
ps. Skillshare is like the Netflix of creativity, and as well as my classes there's a wide selection of creative classes on offer, including watercolour, photography, procreate and more. It's £10 per month in the UK for thousands of classes, payable annually. Find out more...

📗LEARNING

SUMMER SOLSTICE - I enjoyed listening to this "Tea with a Druid" session with Penny Billington
CRAFTING - I've been listening to the Craft Industry Alliance Podcast. I particularly enjoyed the interview with Christi Johnson and Sew Liberated. I also reconnected with the work of Charles Eisenstien with this "The Story of a More Beautiful World" conversation with Aubrey Marcus.
FRUGAL LIFE - I have been rewatching and listening to some of Mr Money Mustache's work as I continue to be dedicated to the suggestions laid out in "Your Money or Your Life" by Vicki Robin

👗SEWING

I made another version of the gathered skirt in blue check (all by hand no machine). It feels so light and lovely in this cotton fabric. Here I am wandering around my local allotment. I don't have a plot there, maybe one day in the future...

🎵MUSIC

I've been working on a list of my favourite songs to teach at Singing Mamas, check it out HERE

✏️DRAWING
I haven't been drawing as much this month. Here's a throwback to one of my favourite drawings I made of the Wheel of the Year. You can buy a print on Etsy.

 

Hope you’ve all had a lovely June
Big Hug
Laura
XOXOXOX

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