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🌺 Flower Planning 2017

Planning another year of Flower Love!
Thank you, Leonie Dawson, for making it so much easier with your amazing and gorgeous Shining Planners yet again.
With a co-writing project which will need a lot of management, another oracle deck and another book all on the boil and emerging in 2017, I really do need a way to keep things organised as well as a system which will ensure I have kept to my plans and goals and found any extra opportunities along the way. 
But overall, I have to say, I love love LOVE the brilliant and inspiring artwork!! 

Puts a smile on face, even when I'm crunching numbers. 

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So, this is where my Language of Flowers oracle decks, books AND gardening are all created! Right within these very divine pages.
I use the Life Workbook for my personal planning and goals and the Biz one ... well yes, for the Biz. I do find when you work as I do, in a field which is completely entwined in your life, that these become Vol One and Vol Two of The EVERYTHING that is the coming year, but it works. 

I've also found the Shining Academy just brilliant for meeting like-minded people and finding support, sharing it and making wonderful new friends. 
So sitting down today and looking back on 2016 to get 2017 planted, fed, watered and hopefully, very soon, blossoming! 

Bring on 2017- oh there will be Flowers !!!!

bunches of blessings
Cheralyn xx 

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The Flower Reading Book and being a Wildflower

It can very confronting to see what you have worked on for your entire life with passion, patience and love, plucked up by someone else in your sphere and with a lot of money, resources and marketing turned into a glossy high~end production in the blink of an eye. Its hard to know what to think. Am I happy that my work has inspired another? Especially one with such beneficial connections, networks and resources to get the message out there? Am I upset that the actual book and more importantly the concept I was working on was lifted in what I assumed was a safe place to share?
Yes to both in ways big and small, but
 what I do know for sure is this~
That book on Flower Reading, based on my life's work and Flower Reading Course which I have shared in person for over fifteen years and online for five will be released in late 2017. It's been rejected all over the place since 2010 with the same reason "no one will be interested in Flowers"  but I will release it this time, one way or another. Perhaps the lesson was not to listen to others, to take no for answer. 
And so ~ I'm just going to keep growing in my own wild, natural way.
It might not get me an instant 10,000 likes on my Facebook page and perhaps I won't be on the New Age bestseller list but I believe in actually living what I share
and that, takes time and personal effort out there in Nature. That time takes me away from the marketing opportunities, the 'Social Media Tribe Building' work, the ways I could perhaps boost myself financially but I am a student of Flowers, of Nature and my priority is not creating a movement, it's in simply sharing the passion which has inspired my life since it's beginning. 


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❁ How Can You Explore Your Passion & Power with an Oracle Deck?

Researching and studying ethnobotany (the relationship between people and plants), the language of flowers, healing modalities which are flower~based, the traditions, myths, folk and herbal lore of flowers, I found time and again, the patterns which lead me to easily creating Flower Oracles based on themes which relate to us directly. This is a foundation of ethnobotanical study and makes it rather easy to create a tool for personal growth, healing and guidance. My new Oracle Deck ~ 'Flowers of the Night Oracle' is part of my over three decade commitment to the study of flowers and us and the themes of power and of passion ran strong and true through all flowers which either blossom at night or have physical attributes which the night enhances such as a far stronger fragrance.
We can not have access to all the flowers of the world every day in our pocket, so it was my hope many years ago to create oracle decks which would share the Flower Wisdom and Lore with everyone, no matter the season or where they found themselves. There is great truth in following the signs of the seasons which surround you but even in the most ancient traditions, people have used images and dried botanicals and taken much interest in the dreams and visions of those plants not in season or in the immediate surrounds to guide and support. The absence of something and our continued connection with it actually shows a stronger connection to it's meaning, message and gifts.

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Exploring your Passion and Power with The Flowers of the Night Oracle
Within the Guidebook of the Oracle there are reading spreads and other suggestions for using this deck for yourself and for others. Readings can answer questions and assist with topics focused on finding your passion in life, in understanding why it may be difficult to find or to stay true to the course began. Suggestions on additional paths to explore and solutions to difficult issues which have arisen. The meanings of these Flowers are naturally stronger than others and they are clear, focused and very easy to follow. They may in fact at times be a little too strong. Think of Jasmine. At times we may enjoy and in fact need to have our senses flushed with the aroma, and be tangled with it in our hair as we pass through a summer filled arch of it's glory but at other times perhaps just a faint remembrance on a warm breeze is enough. We do not want to be overwhelmed with it's intoxication. Floramancy, Flower Reading with the Flowers of the Night, needs to be approached in the same way.
Exploring your Passions can be a subject which requires additional illumination. Passions which are aligned with romance, creativity, career, friendships, life direction, blocks, these are areas which benefit from the wisdom and the energy of the Flowers which connect with the Shadows, with the Night. These Plants bloom strong and clear in the evening, they call out in the darkest night with their fragrances, their energy , empowered by the moon and stars and bring with them strong messages which you may learn from and align with.


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As I mentioned, oracle reading spreads are included in the Guidebook and you can use these for general readings along with reading spreads that you may already know and any topic
can be explored. By using the Flowers of the Night Oracle cards, you will see readings which are a little stronger in emotion and message, particularly over other Flower Oracle Reading Cards. For example, a simple three card spread exploring the past, present and future of an issue could bring up Night Flowers which share messages connected with themes such as sensuality, awareness, intuition. Flowers of the Night would be showing you that the answers may lie in how you feel about a the issue, that you are becoming more aware of these feelings and perhaps you could use you intuition a little more when looking towards the future. I would use this Oracle if I felt drawn to do so in a general reading, if I wanted to explore the powers and foundations that surround the issues or the passions and emotions which drive it.

If you wanted to explore the theme of Passion more closely, this deck is perfect. The Flowers all connect and align beautifully with Power and with Passion and you will find it very easy to attain deeper insight into both. Use the provided spreads or others and once you settle on your direction of discovery, you will find that the Flowers drawn from the deck with provide a very clear path to follow. Assistance is offered to those working out what their passion, their passion is, how they can better attain a life which is filled with this passion and how to overcome challenges. Guidance and clarity can also be found in matters of romance and of the heart, including close friendships. Questions can be answered and timelines can be formed to give you a plan and direction.  


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In a similar way your powers can be examined. What is it that is hindering you? What needs to change? How can you strengthen your resources or even find them. The Flowers of the Rose 1 Night will bring forth these answers in any oracle spread you use or even more simply as a Card of the Day. I find drawing a Flower of the Night from my growing deck each evening to be a fascinating lesson. I can see what it is that I could focus on internally that night in order to make a change for the coming day. For example, last night I drew The Rose of Mexico and it's themes are strength and resilience, of over coming what may seem insurmountable. That night I did lie in bed and had a few moments of reflection were I realised that I had been worried about a difficult issue. I felt so much better as I calmed myself and focused on being stronger with hesitation the following day.




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Flower Therapy
All of my Flower Reading Oracle Cards are based on the Tradition of Floramancy, a divination tradition which aligns with the Language of Flowers but has a far greater connection with the Doctrine of Signatures and Herbal Lore. Because of this, the cards can be used in healing modalities as the actual attributes which you will find in these modalities are the same. In Flowers Essence Therapy they work wonderfully an additional attribute resource and prescribing tool. In creative meditation they could provide a focus and in all healing modalities as a guide to the properties and wisdoms of the Flowers. The Flowers of the Night, with their nature focus on Passions and Power could also be a really interesting counselling tool. Those working with aromatherapy could also find it an interesting resource to explore the properties of those flowers suitable in this modality. 


If you would like to know any more about this Oracle or any of my work with Flowers
or have any questions, 
I would love to hear from you. 

Until then, 
May Nature and flowers bless you always, 
❁Cheralyn xx 

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Flowers of the Night Oracle Deck, $35AUD, is available as a *Limited Edition Only Deck until 3oth August 2016
*only those who order before 30th August will be able to obtain one at:   www.FlowersOfTheNightOracle.com

 contact Cheralyn:  cheralyndarcey@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Flowers of the Night, an Exhibition

I have an incredibly huge body of work which I've enjoyed researching while sharing snippets here and there with my social media world friends and in person which explores the fascinating  world of the Flowers of the Night. The focus began, I would say about 5 years ago now and has touched my life each and every day since then. 
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Today I was asked to hold a solo of this work and so later this year I will be exhibiting the artworks, journals, sketches and recycled object sculptures that have been the wonderful companions which I've created along the way and hopefully soon I will have a publication to share with you. It's been a such big part of my life for so long now and although my mind is set on one 'end result' the subject lends itself to so much more and my heart is dancing with possibilities I never dreamed of in the beginning. Sometimes a concept grows a life far beyond what you wished for when you began your art dreams and that is something very special when it occurs. 


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Mind Body Spirit Festival, Plant Magick, Garden Goodness

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It's been a week of feeling the fresh chill of winter roll in across the Lake and the bracing winds from the Sea, with of which seem to be emulating my tides of life at the moment. I'm slowly getting my feet back after a setback with my work and finding a way forward. It's easy to hide, to hibernate and withdraw completely for the warmth of comfort or the known at times like these but it's very liberating to rug up and be brave and forge forward. That's what I'm doing and feeling enlivened by it. Rug up and don't you give up either! There is no such thing as bad weather, only bad clothing choice. 

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The Language of Flowers and Plants and Magick

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I love to garden, I adore exploring botanical history and I especially find interesting the way folk lore helps us with indications to the energy and therefore meanings of flowers and plants. Through these explorations across time, cultures, places and faiths, time again I find people practicing various Plant Magick. 
But what is Plant Magick? Does it exist? How can you experience it? 

 

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My Garden This Week 
We found a daybed for the garden! *yah* 
This meant we needed to quickly learn how to build a retaining wall and do a bit of serious landscaping.


  

Veggies: 
Beans! More beans are sprouting this week and making their way up the fence. 
I put in a new eggplant. 

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only two so far before the cold sets in I hope more might make it!



Harvesting: beetroot, celery, silverbeet, spinach, french beans, lettuce and a late tomato struck from some dug in compost. Very sweet tiny toms! 

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In The Studio
I am creating new labels and expanding the range of my Flower Mists. Many stores have now asked to stock these and I am busy making that happen. There's a lot of logistics that need to be properly set up. It's exciting getting this interest from people and places who already have my cards and now would like to make a deeper connection with my work. Very grateful. 
I will have a list of stockist available on my website soon and for those not able to find a nearby stockist, I will have them in my Etsy store

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A flurry of joyful activity surrounds the creation of a Flora Flower series of books and I am incredibly grateful for a business which is encouraging me to "get her out into the world!" Flora loves plants and people and is looking pretty good in a series of books I hope to share with you all very soon. 

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Mind Body Spirit Festival, Sydney 
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I am delighted to be sharing two seminars at the upcoming festival in Sydney. 

Seminars are free for all Festival visitors and Festival entry tickets are free for those who register online  at this link: https://tickets.exponews.com.au/822


"Flower Reading for
Divination & Healing"
Saturday 29th May
11:30am Seminar Room B
Learn how you can Read Flowers
for healing and for insight in this interactive
workshop.
I will also gift a mini reading to each participant at the workshop.

"Sacred Flower Meditation"
Sunday 30th May
2:00pm Seminar Room B
Cheralyn invites to a beautiful healing
Flower meditation. Let us explore your
Flower Guide and hear what he or she has
to say to you.
I will also leave each meditation participant with a beautiful 
Spirit Guide Flower Reading.

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Plant Resource of the Week
Every now and then the work of this wonderful author comes up in conversations and I love to share it. This week it was during an interview I was giving for a magazine. For those of you who have not explored the botany of desire, I'd really love to suggest the book/documentary. I'm not 100% aligned with Pollan's views on flowers but the heart of what he explores and sets forth is fascinating and will really help those of you also interested in ethnobotany and the language of flowers and plants. 
The Botany of Desire by Micheal Pollan book enliven my work and sent me on many different areas of thought and research when it was released and for a long time now the documentary has been around based on this amazing book.
I've mentioned both a lot throughout the years online, (on my blog and social media) and in my every one of my workshops and presentations. Again the past week it has come up again with those I've connected with.
Here is a link to a preview. It is shown from time to time on various services and available on DVD or you could read the book!

 

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FLOWER OF THE DAY
If you follow my Florasphere Facebook Page you will find I share a FLOWER OF THE DAY postcard with interesting additional information, like the one below each day (at about 8am Sydney time). The artwork is either from one of my decks or books or from my journal or other art. I share the flower which I feel best connects with the energy of the day and perhaps it may contain something for you as well. To enjoy a new card each day which you are welcome to download and also to share them online, go to the Florasphere Facebook Page and click like and then click the like button again to set up how you would like to see the page in your timeline. 

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The floral emblem of the Australian State of Tasmania is the flower of the magnificent Blue Gum Tree. They can grow to 70 metres in height with a 2 metre diameter trunk, an impressive guardian of the forests, plains and coastal regions of southern Victoria and Tasmania.
If this flower connects with you it may be indicating a need to look after yourself physically at the moment and to take a little extra care.
Be very careful of losing faith and hope with things which are challenging you at present. Stay the course and look at what you may need to let go of or even accept in order to move forward.
Can you grow a blue gum? Of course you can and you should grow trees! I would suggest that you go and have a chat with your local council and look at planting 'local native gums' as well. Your local wildlife and other plants will love you.
I would also suggest you chat with a local arborist/garden centre about the best places to plant in your garden so you do not have problems later on.
Flower blessings,
Cheralyn xx

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Thank you for the many emails and messages thanking me for last weeks' sheet. This week, on request, i've created another Chrysanthemum Florasphere to colour with a larger blank centre. You can use this as a frame for an image or perhaps to add a name of quote. If you share online once finished, please ensure you add credit and if you share uncoloured, please do so as is (with all credit information). 

click on image for a full sized copy

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The More I Know Bees ~ 
Colour is often explored for it's meaning and the ways in which it corresponds and interrelates with other energies and lifeforms. I found this article very interesting about iridescence this morning. Another layer to explore ~


Article link: 
Less Brilliant Flowers still keep Bees coming back
Bumblebees prefer petals that have a bit less shimmer
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Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera Exhibition Sydney
I have two dates in July, and spots are now nearly filled ~ 
TO BOOK : Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera Exhibition Sydney Bookings

From the renowned collection of Jacques and Natasha Gelman, 40 brilliant artworks by Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera.

Complimenting this important collections is a selection of 50 photographs by Edward Weston, Lola Alvarez Bravo and Frida’s father, Guillermo Kahlo, to share with us insights into both artists’ worlds and their relationship.

Facebook Event Page (which has gone a little crazy) 


Join me for a relaxed friendly gallery tour with like-minded Frida & Diego lovers.
After our walk~through, you are welcome to join us for light refreshments to chat
​and share our experiences.

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The cost of the group visit will be the face value of the tickets ($30) plus $5 donation to the Frida Kahlo Foundation, helping children and women in need.
In the unlikely event that circumstances prevent tour, a full refund will be sent to you immediately. Refunds are not available for other reasons, sales are final, tickets are transferable.
TO BOOK : Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera Exhibition Sydney Bookings


Wishing you a wonderful week ahead,
may Nature fill it with beautiful blessings,
Cheralyn xx


THIS WEEK: Mother's Day, How to draw flowers, Workshops, MBS news and Harvesting!


It's actually been a difficult week.
Disappointments. Frustration and bit of heartache, but that's life and crappy things happen at times. It's how you handle yourself as you move on that matters most. I was blindsided by an event that I did not anticipate but I'm ok with it now as the dust settles. Sometimes we need these things to occur so we can understand ourselves more clearly, question what we really want in life and then move on with more clarity than perhaps before. When we fall, when we are holding on with fingertips, if we focus on our reactions, we can notice what it is we want to hold on to and where it is we want to end up. What makes us passionate reveals what matters most to us.

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This week I have completed another work for an upcoming Flower deck in oils & mixed media. Loving the depth and the meanings that I'm exploring as I write alongside this body of work. I'm not sure when I'll be releasing this deck as I do have a few things to work out and deciding on how it will be published is one of them. My artistic challenges have been letting go of my current deck style (a type of naive expressionism) for a more traditional approach as I feel this lends itself more to the concept of this body of work. Inspirations are Russian Zhostovo Folk style painting, the light of the Flemish Primitives and the richness of the still life works of the 17th Century Northern European floral subject artists. This deck will be complete by the end of June.

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Concurrently, I am working, as always on my long term project:  my Garden Oracle. It's been a very long process as I want to work through the year of a garden and put those experiences within the deck. As I need more than one temperate zone and one garden, I've worked through many years to make this happen. The conversations with many of you and shared experiences have enriched so much of what I do and I can not wait to begin sharing a little more of the art and the nature of this body of work very soon. Once my next Flower Deck is complete, I will be ready to start sharing a bit more.
Those who have been following progress? SOON! 

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OnLine WorKshops
I have two online workshops running at present. One is an 8 module (work at your own pace) Flora Reading Course for those wishing to become Certified Flower & Plant Readers and the other a 6 module course for those wishing to create their own card decks (self published or traditionally published). I host a vibrant, interactive and very supportive private teacher/student forum for each and you can join the courses at any time (now!) and work completely at your own pace with lifetime access.

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MORE INFORMATION: 
Become a Certified Flower Reader 
Create Your Own Card Decks


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In~Person WorkShops
I'll be at the upcoming Sydney Mind Body Spirit FestivAl presenting a Workshop on the Saturday and a Meditation on the Sunday. This year MBS is free for those who register online. All workshops are also free for those attending.

MBS SydYou are invited to my free workshops at Sydney MBS: 

"Flower Reading for
Divination & Healing"
Saturday 29th May
11:30am Seminar Room B
Learn how you can Read Flowers

for healing and for insight in this interactive
workshop. Cheralyn will also give a mini reading to each participant at the workshop.

"Sacred Flower Meditation"
Sunday 30th May
2:00pm Seminar Room B
Cheralyn invites to a beautiful healing
​Flower meditation. Let us explore your
Flower Guide and hear what he or she has
​to say to you. Cheralyn will also leave each meditation participant with a
​Flower Reading.

For more information:

Mind Body Spirit Festival Sydney Facebook Event Listing 

Mind Body Spirit Sydney Seminars

Mind Body Spirit Festival Website
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FloWer of the Day
Catch up postcards for the flower of the day series this week are sent out each Sunday night in my weekly newsletter.
Obtain links to all seven Flower of the Day postcards in your newsletter each week.

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If you love these postcards, you may like to subscribe to the Florasphere e~magazine,
a weekly email filled with extra flower and plant goodness just for subscribers. 

 

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In the GarDen
Oh there's a chill in the air each morning now! I've cleared one plot of summer sunshine goodness to make way for some winter warmth.
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This week I've dug in compost, cow manure and a of love to rest the earth before I plant out broccoli, bok choy, more cabbages, silverbeet in this plot. Thats an artichoke stretching her arms to sky in the corner!


Garden thisI'm harvesting beans of many varieties, silverbeet, bok choy, lettuce, tomatoes, nasturtiums, celery and spinach this week. An abundance of basil sees me making up a lot of pesto later this weekend for family and friends!


Not sure what to plant in your veggie patch this month? 
Try out this wonderful online resource: 
 Gardenate Planting Guide

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Florasphere ~ How to DrAw Flowers
It's been a while coming but here it is! My first video tutorial and a worksheet. Both free for you to keep, download and share.
This week is WARATAH

How to draw a flower book sample

The key is practice. You might even like to grab some tracing paper and trace this worksheet a few times first. Then, once you are confident enough to draw a waratah from start to finish alone, practice. Extend yourself and try variations. Invest in a pocket sketchbook and little pencil and sketch whenever you have a spare moment. Pretty soon you will be drawing bunches of beautiful Waratahs!
Enjoy and yes it's ok to share and download.
For a full 40 minute free "How to Draw a Waratah video tutorial, which includes waratah healing, guidance, botanical history and gardening chat, 

 

When you get there, click SUBSCRIBE so you are first to know when new videos are available.

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IkeBana
After an amazing day at the Sydney Botanic Gardens a few weeks ago and experiencing the wonderfully enlightening Ikebana displays and hearing the artists, I have taken the long wished for step and begun formal training this week. 
I cold not find a course anywhere near me but have found a wonderful teacher online. 
If you are interested in exploring, I highly recommend my new teacher Stephen Coler, more information: THIS LINK


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This is my first attempt with what was in my garden ~ 

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Happiest of Mother's Day Blessings and joy to everyone.
As a Mother with my own children apart from me today, I did wake feeling a bit sad but then it turned to slow rising joy as I realised the lesson of Chrysanthemum, LIFE.
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To give life is to give space, to create and to let go and to be optimistic for what may come. To understand that there will be cycles of rebirth (you will get to directly nurture again) but like the pulling in of the flower after it's time, you need to again release until you are called again by the seasons and cycles of Life.
My children can not be with me today because they are following their dreams and I am so very proud of them for that. Today they are working in jobs that they love completely, both caring for others in very different ways but none the less, with a commitment and care that makes me incredibly proud. So I'm happy to be a Mum today and stand back while my children plant their own dreams in places and in ways I might never of dreamt myself.
I also think of Mother's Day as so much more than just the direct maternal bond, but also in the connections and commitments we make to others. To care, to help with life through nurturing, providing a place in our hearts, at our tables, studios and in our spaces to be heard and supported and encouraged. To those of you who care and nurture others, our earth, our creatures, ideas and creations of care and hope, I wish you many happy blessings and thanks for all you do.


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BookSeller ThankYou
Blown away with shelf position! Thank you so much for the store love Dymocks Books Westfield Warringah Mall in Sydney

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I stumbled upon this in person but if you are a bookseller and have an awesome pic of one of my titles in your store to share, send it to cheralyndarcey@gmail.com with your bookstore web address. 
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ColouRing In SheeT for YOU! 

click on image for a full~sized downloadable copy

image can be shared as is (with credits)

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Wishing you a wonderful week ahead,
may Nature fill it with beautiful blessings,
Cheralyn xx Cheralyn bird of paradise

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


No is an answer

A no from me is all about me, it's not about anyone else. 

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I've had that pang of ~ "Oh no why don't they want me/like my idea, it must be me!" The truth usually is that the idea or offer just doesn't suit the other party. No matter how increasingly attractive it is made, there are a multitude of reasons why someone will still say no and they mostly have not a thing to do with you. 

Unfortunately, a few months ago, I experienced someone taking my "no thank you" as an affront because they felt their offer was more than they had ever offered anyone else and that I was being ungracious by turning it down. I turned it down for my own reasons which primarily included my current obligations and personal goals. Under pressure, I did share these with the person. They then offered ways around these for me. Still saying no because I did not want to get out of my obligations or change my goals, only infuriated the person more. 

They just could not see how something they had made so enticing would be turned down and they still burn in anger over this today, creating in their mind all manner of 'reasons' as to why I would refuse them. I've been astonished in this instance to watch a person I thought was professional, gossip, fume and become incredibly nasty over something that had not a thing to do with them. 

When someone refuses you, your offer, your book, your art, your idea, it's not about you, it's 100% about them. Maybe your art or book just isn't the right fit for them, maybe your offer is something they just can't see in their life right now or envision being part of their personal story. 

Being gracious in accepting a no and staying friendly, leaves the door open. This way, maybe sometime in the future, a yes may be more likely but even if it isn't, the energy surrounding your own work remains clear, true and grounded. 


May Nature always bless you
and may you always be a blessing to Nature

Cheralyn xx 


Gymea Lily ~ Flower of the Day


Lots of you have asked, yes it is ok to share these Postcards!
So today I've drawn Gymea Lily from my Australian Wildflower Reading Cards. What a proud, interesting flower. The largest Lily in the world, this majestic flower sits upon a 6 metre spike. A crowning glory of brilliant crimson flowers usually about 10cm wide.

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The plants has contractile roots, which means it can pull the plant into the ground during intense heat so that it may survive. Good lesson in there.
Mental strength and being carefully aware of your surroundings will assist you today. Don't let the external stop or hinder you but make sure you are also aware of what is going on it's effect on you and others.

May Nature always bless you and may you always be a blessing to Nature!
Bunches of love,
Cheralyn xx

PS, lots of questions too about my artwork. All the artwork for my decks and books is created by me. My current two card decks feature hand painted linoprints and the sketches you sometimes also see me share in these Flower of the Day postcards are from a book I am working on or my Nature Journal.



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Leonine Dawson Shining Business Academy Retreat Canberra 2016

For the past week I've been in Canberra doing all sorts of wonderful things! Researching my new book, visiting friends and exploring plants and flowers and other botanical treasures ~ AND attending an amazing experience hosted by Leonie Dawson http://leoniedawson.com
~ her Shining Business Academy Retreat.

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An honour to have publishing sensation Cheralyn Darcey in our tribe, so grateful that we can help her share her work even more with the world (not that she really needs it, she is so brilliant). She is an incredibly talented author, artist & oracle card creator whose career has exploded in the last 18 months. We will be interviewing her for the Academy very soon so we can learn even more of her incredible story. Go check out her inspired work... She is totally a real life fairy!!!! We love you @cheralyn !!! #shiningacademy
The Abbey, Gold Creek, Nichols 3116

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I have come away with such a clear vision for myself and a feeling of incredible 'capability' and direction. It's hard for us 'creatives' to think of ourselves in a business sense and really many creatives I know do have some experience. Others, lol, like me have zero! No marketing idea, no public relations experiences, seriously, I've never even set foot in an office!!!!! I've muddled along for a long time and this was the best time I've ever spent absorbing and focusing on how to organise my time, work and life for balance as well as what to focus on in order to best share what I do with the World.

Marketing, not only demystified but examples shown which ring true with my commitment to not be spammy or opportunistically creepy and stay firmly true to what is most important to me, the passion I have for flowers and plants and their gifts that we can share for healing, guidance and inspiration.
Along with this, I met the most wonderful new friends and peers. People who have a huge passion for what they do and want to share with the world and such a genuine, loving commitment to work as respectful peers, not competitive nasty girls. Seriously it's so bloody refreshing!!!!!!!
It sings volumes about Leonie's work that she attracts such true and lovely people.
So back to the weekend ~ uplifting yoga, grounding women's circle, inspiring guest presenters and lots of laughter, learning and love.
Next year? You betcha! 

Bunches of LOVE,
Cheralyn xx