The color lavender is the color of my soul
Purple & its kin are important colors to me. It all started back in 2019 when I took a Reiki class in Washington with some friends, one of whom is an energy worker I'd worked with for years who significantly changed the course of my life (a true story for another time).
Gigantic Migration, 2022, mixed media on canvas, 52 x 48"
While I'm not interested in practicing Reiki professionally, I know firsthand the power of the practice. That weekend, I was trained in levels 1-3 & I've lightly practiced on myself ever since.
How, you ask? Let's dive in woo-woo head first. Without getting into too many details, I use Reiki to shield myself & my loved ones from harmful or negative energy; a practice I learned that weekend using energetic light. But the most important thing I took away that weekend was the power of the color lavender.
It is the color I saw in my breath & heart the entire weekend & the color I continue to see. Since, I've come to learn that lavender flowers represent purity, silence, devotion, serenity, grace & calmness.
Interestingly enough, I naturally gravitate towards purple hues when I paint. For me, it's a color of balance, but without knowing exactly why or from where. I've read about it since & I do know this: the color purple is often associated with ambition, creativity, wisdom, dignity, grandeur, devotion, peace, pride, mystery, independence & magic.
Do you have a ‘soul color’ in your life? I want to hear about it. Please reply & share your story!
My favorite peach iced tea
For those of you who know me, you know I love my ice tea. It could be 40 degrees and raining and I still drink the cold beverage. My new favorite and the best ever peach-flavored black tea, complete with dried marigolds & solid caffeine, guaranteed to transport your tastebuds to warm places on contact.
Use code: JENNYPENNYWOOD15 to get 15% off this tea or any offering from Art of Tea (one of my favorite online shops & a soon-to-be Jenny Pennywood stockist!).
10 songs I'm loving & listening to on repeat
A miniature Spotify playlist from me to you.
My new favorite show on Apple TV. Have you watched it? I love that Harrison Ford's character recommends taking 15 minutes per day for grieving. It's GENIUS!
'She Wants More' Podcast
The most recent episode is called “Are Affairs the New Self-Care?” I mention this podcast not because it's juicy or riveting, but because I like hearing women talk about taking some ownership of their needs. There's no red flags or hidden messages about why I like it, I just like seeing women stepping in & sharing narratives on topics that have traditionally only been acceptable for men to discuss (at least without causing pause).
Before you go, a reminder!
All sleepwear is 50% off ($82.50 per piece). This is the very last of our collection & there's only a few pieces left! If you have a vacation on the books, the tops & bottoms are perfect for beach-going or poolside hanging. A little spring cleaning to make room for all of the amazing new tabletop linens that will be launching very soon. Possibly even next week ;) Stay tuned!