11.15.2010

New Beginnings...

I have been drawn to this shape for as long as I can remember. 


I seriously doodle this symbol all.the.time.  You can find it on tons of sticky notes at my desk, my planner, I doodle this when I'm in work meetings, sometimes when I'm not feeling too creative, I will literally just sit and doodle this symbol over and over on a page.  Until recently, whenever I'm drawing this, the thought that always comes to my mind is "Go your own way."  I can't really explain why, it's just something that has come to me for a very long time.


Well, I was working on something for Chaps Buffalino, and I was trying to think of a symbol for "new beginnings" for a print I was trying to come up with, and I googled "symbol for new beginnings".  This was the image that popped up.  It's called a Koru and is used in Maori (indigenous people of New Zealand) art. Listen to what it represents (definition from wikipedia):


"Spiral shape based on the new unfurling silver fern frond and symbolizing new life, growth, strength, and peace.  The circular shape of the Koru helps convey the idea of perpetual movement while the inner coil suggests a return to the point of origin."

 



I love it.  I love the meaning behind it.  I love how I found it.  I love how all along this symbol resonated so deeply in me without my full understanding until now.  I really believe everything in my life right now, especially with Chaps Buffalino, is truly being laid out for me because I whole-heartedly believe in it, and I trust in God and His plan for me.  I believe in the many signs He lays out for me.  He speaks to me unconventionally and it works, His voice isn't loud and clear in my mind.  It's me feeling uneasy about something and then I turn to a radio station and I hear a song that gives me an answer...I'm driving down the freeway and I see a billboard or a bumper sticker...I'm blog surfing and someone's post literally feels like it was written just for me. I feel A LOT like Salma Hayek's character in Fools Rush In...always seeing the "sign" in something.  It's funny because as I was mulling this post over in my head for a few hours, I read this blog, and the verse at the end was all I needed to know I'm on the right path.


Proverbs 3:5 & 6
Trust in the LORD with all your heart
and lean not on your own understanding;
in all your ways acknowledge him,
and he will make your paths straight.

Don't worry...I'm not some fanatical religious zealot.  I'm just a God-fearing woman who has a cussing problem...you got a problem with that, take it up with The Big Man yourself!  :)

1 comment:

Kristy said...

LOVE this and am so excited for you!!

There is nothing wrong with a God fearing, cussing woman! :)
Can't wait to see what He has for you and your new beginning!