Plug In - Journal
A sacred space for your creative journey.
Get your creative juices flowing with Pi Luna's art journals. Use them to write, draw, paint, or create to your heart's desire. Select a size and paper type to meet your unique style. You also have the option to include the following inspirational story at the beginning of the journal:
Making art scares me. Don’t get me wrong—I love it. It’s my passion but the process often takes me to some uncomfortable places.
As I began to create this piece, I set the intention to face my fears and to connect to the full power within.
When I reached out to turn on the light bulb in my studio, my arm instinctively pulled back as I yelped. There was a giant bug sitting on the switch.
I looked at him and he looked right back at me. He leaned forward and turned his triangular head in intent. My experience with bugs has been less focused. Flies fly around aimlessly and blindly run into things. But there was nothing aimless about this creature.
"Plug in" he said.*And I felt a chill as electricity sparked in my veins.
He stretched himself out and the awkwardness of those arms and long legs made me cringe. My mind told me to stop being silly. It's just a praying mantis. It can't hurt me. But my body had a different reaction. The goose bumps were too much and I retreated to the other room and hopped in bed because my sheets weren’t alive. In fact, my apartment is full of dead stuff. The desk came from a tree that fell long ago. My carpets are made of ... well ...
I'm not sure and I'm not sure I want to know.**And I'm pretty sure my walls won't decompose in the middle of the night.
My dead stuff is connected to your dead stuff and it can be delivered in boxes. But in order to play the game and trade the goods, I need to dampen my spirit. There is no place for aliveness here.
So it came down to the choice between the safety of my sheets or the discomfort of a bug that looked me in the eye. It was the choice between connecting to the power of life or being comfortable yet dull.
Ok Mr. Mantis you win. I'll plug in.
Artwork and story by Pi Luna