Artella is 12 years old this month! In November, 2002, I sent out an email to a handful of friends. I called it the Articulation Art-Splash, and it was the very first edition of what turned out to be Artella’s newsletter. 12 years later, we are celebrating our anniversary with:
- A newly designed web site – easy navigation, mobile compatible, and updated news
- A revitalized Artellagram newsletter and design
- New social media pages
- This new blog
- New products getting ready to be released before the holidays
- And the publication of the new book, Hop, Skip, Jump: 75 Ways to Playfully Manifest a Meaningful Life – along with fun free gifts to celebrate it.
Back in that first Articulation, I shared a series of photographs and prose vignettes inspired by Joseph Campbell’s Hero’s Journey. At the time, I had no idea that this new idea Artella would turn into my own Hero’s Journey…I was simply following my bliss to do something I wanted to do.
Now, 12 years later, I read these words and see how Artella has hit each stage in the journey. For example, it started with a page called “Beginnings”. I chose this photo of the Golden Gate Bridge for a very personal reason – because my wonderful husband proposed to me on this bridge, and so it is a symbol of celebratory start point.
Both the proposal on the bridge and the innocent sending of a newsletter were “beginning moments” – though I didn’t realize the impact of the journey to come until much later.
The words on the page say:
The beginning moment:
Senses are acute, Heart is open,
Fear is standing on the elder cliff ready to leap.