Monday, August 12, 2013

Outdoor Altar

This is a project I started in just one day, simple, easy to start and will continue to evolve over the years.  It was inspired by the Goddess Course I am taking right now but I would highly encourage everyone to think more about using outdoor spaces.  I have an indoor altar, it is small, not as much space indoor for me to create an altar.  But outdoor there is so much space, and I love being outside in my gardens, rocking and knitting, having a cuppa tea.  This altar, although not in the shade is near one of my shaded gardens.  

For this project I used two plant pots and turned them over and just put a board across the top.  This particular board was from a tree that fell in our field.  Jackson harvested a good chunk that was not rotten, or termite eaten and cut it into rough boards, not for anything in particular but just because it was such a beautiful piece of wood, and smelled so wonderful!  That was it, that was how I started and that is how anyone can start.  We did have this old glass door in the garage, been in there for years, so I dusted it off.  I think it is missing at least one glass pane, but that is fine.  I am using the door to hand chimes and decorations as well as to put up pictures that I love.  My altar is under cover just a little bit so it will get some rain, but not a direct hit, I imagine I will have to change out pictures as they weather, or my mood changes, LOL.  I brought out some items I had inside to add to my altar, and I also have a fairy house on my altar, which I will probably move to the ground as I add items to my altar.  We will see how things work out.  The painting to the side is just something I doodled, it was an old cabinet door we had hanging around (have I mentioned I am married to a wanna be hoarder).  

My next purchase is a bench, just something small, I saw some concrete ones down the road, need to stop sometime.  And I also want to make a kneeling cushion.  I think this will be a great place to meditate in the mornings.  When I fractured my ankle back in....oh....2008 I think, my daily meditation practice went by the way side. I know, that was the perfect time to delve in deeper into practice as I was confined to the couch for a good deal of time.  But with all the commotion, surgery, etc, things like "how do I get to the kitchen to make us all some lunch" to precedence over meditation in the moment.  But I am back to daily meditation, it feels so good to be back there.  OK that is the topic for another post.  Here are pictures of my outdoor altar, if anyone decides to make one of their own please post pictures on your blog and let me know, I love looking at what other people create!!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I am always happy to read a new blog entry from you......