THE ALYSON LYON BLOG.

Multi-media monthly posts on the first of every month designed to elevate + inspire.

All writing, art, comedy, music, photos + videos posted are Alyson Lyon's original work.

 

MARCH 2021

Feeling It Out Here For The Collective: A Channeled Message

Big deep breath. Loosen the jaw. Soften the brow. One more big deep breath. There is an unfolding at hand, and it's asking for your presence. That's it. If it wasn't clear before, here it is again. It's all here in the now. Let go, let it flow. It's here for you, in your favor. Conduct yourself accordingly. Use the breath to return to the here and now. It's your friend until the very end. This is month of fresh starts, and remember you can always declare a reset. Always. And there you are, back in the present moment. 

March's Blog Features:

-"A Moment for a Bird" short video fearturing a 3-D bird mobile made of old journals, a wire hanger, glue, masking tape, plastic cutlery + gold letters - This project was inspired by Chicago multidisiplinary artist Marvin Tate and the online bird-making workshop he hosted through Intuit Art Gallery

-"Living in the Future, Baby" poem + pic

-"Punks on Parade: Part 1" - 24" X 24" collage

-Division Street at Dusk pic

 
 
 
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I'M LIVING IN THE FUTURE, BABY

I'm livin' in the future, baby, and I tell you, it's all good 
I'm livin' in the future, baby, and I tell you, it's all good 
All that fear's for nothin', you can drop it like it's hot
'Cause here in the future, we got robots

 
 
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FEBRUARY 2021

Feeling It Out Here For The Collective: A Channeled Message

Perspective. That is the word of the month. The power of perspective is yours and yours alone. Keep elevating, and see from the highest heights. You're here for greatness, period. Take pride in small actions done well; they lead to the larger creation. The energy of the new year is still palpable; momentum is a force. Stay skillful in action; taking rest will serve the ability to discern. There is no rush. Find your pace, and your consistentcy will pay off. Love your process. In short: you got this. You really do.   

February's Blog Features:

-"Messages from the Lake" short video

-"Silent Tree"poem + pic

-"A Dance Moment" short video

-"A Moment for the Birds" short video

-5D Collage 

-Pic of the city from the Lincoln Park Zoo

 

MESSAGES FROM THE LAKE:

HONOR THE PROMISES YOU MADE TO YOURSELF.

LIMITLESS POSSIBILITIES EXIST.

ATTEMPTING TO BE FULFILLED BY MATERIAL PLEASURES IS FOLLOWED BY AN EMPTINESS WHICH IGNITES A VICIOUS CYCLE.

HOLDING ON TOO TIGHT CAN CAUSE ROPE BURN.

 
 

SILENT TREE

the empty street 
anchors the cold
weightless light
silent tree
the frigid lake
teaches infinity

 
 

A MOMENT FOR THE BIRDS...

 
 
 
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JANUARY 2021

Feeling It Out Here for the Collective: A Channeled Message

Take inventory. What are you bringing with you into this new year? What are you leaving behind? Use the momentum of the new year to your advantage. Allow the newness to propel. Get an accountability person or group if you're setting goals or intentions. You don't have to do it alone. Most importantly, trust that you are on your path, and miracles are part of it. Elevate your consciousness. Remember, you are supported by the high energy of the new year and nature. You are golden. 2021, here you come! 

January's Blog Features:

-The 2020 Collages 

-"Trying on Album Names" short video

-"A Sunday Night Poem"+ pic of the bridge crossing Lake Shore Drive 

-a slide of a drawing from my 1994 AP Art portfolio

 

THE 2020 COLLAGES

The twelve 2020 Collages were made with: my daily journals, found objects, oil pastels, ink, a heart stamp, Sharpie and sealant. My ink drawing of the Death Card from the Tarot (which symbolizes the end + the beginning) is featured on eight of the collages (which need a few minor revisions + proper names). 

All collages were framed in the same white wooden frame by Real Art in Chicago. 

Making these collages was a meditative practice. I went one step at a time, and it brought me great peace. The next step is to brainstorm where they could end up. I am open to the possibilities, but I want the collection of twelve to stay together. They belong together. 

 
 
 
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A Sunday Night Poem

Bridge
Link
Tie
Connect
A to B
Here to there
Across a thoroughfare

 
 

DECEMBER 2020

Feeling it Out Here for the Collective: A Channeled Moment

Close out this year really doing you, 2020-style. Ask and receive. Time to step in like never before. Rooting, grounding, laughing, big belly breaths. Break up stagnant energy. Old patterns that continually show up might be vying for your attention. Big change starts small. Stay committed, stay consistent, and ride into 2021 like the intergalactic rock star that you truly are. 

December's Blog Features:

-"Pilgrimage to the Picasso" video (featuring original song "Pink Pony Pillow")

-An "after" photo of my old friend, the tree, in Washington Square Park

-"Discernment" poem + yoga clip

-Small collage, 5" X 7" 

-A Bit of a Song in My Kitchen

-Photo of the great Lake Michigan

 
 
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Discernment

Where to place attention?

A pattern.

Discernable.


Repeating.

Find stillness.

In stillness, patterning dissipates.

Potential is infinite.

 
 

A BIT OF THE SONG "BREATHE IN, BREATHE OUT" IN MY KITCHEN

 
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NOVEMBER 2020

Feeling it Out Here for the Collective: A Channeled Moment

First things first. Believe in yourself. The middle is always messy. Right now the energy is amplified like never before. So, slow it down. Listen to chill music. Laugh. Drink tea. Take a walk. Don't worry. It does no good. In fact, it makes it harder to problem solve + create. Also, take a minute to remember how far you've come, how loved you are and the unique gifts you have. 'Cause you're great. Stay in gratitude, chip away at your dream, and it will unfold. Realize what is a distraction, and get that out of the way. And of course, hold onto your seats for this election! The highs and lows of 2020 rival any roller coaster, and anything can and will happen this month. Stay cool, stay grounded. Mantra for the month: Thank you. 

November's Blog Features:

-A music video which I shot and edited for my song "Loving You" 

-"My Poem for Lake Michigan"+ video

-Some photos I took in Lincoln Park, Chicago 

-"Let God, Let Go" Mixed Media Collage 

-A Bit in My Kitchen

-A Nelson Algren quote about Chicago + photo of the Chi taken from my balcony

 
 

My Poem for Lake Michigan

Sometimes I think 
I love you too much.
Is that possible?
To love too much?
Well, sometimes I think 
I love you too much.
And I don't even think 
I want to see you sometimes,
so I don't. 
And I don't want to see you because I love you too much. 
Sometimes. I think that.

 
 

"Let Go, Let God"
Alyson Lyon
October, 2020
24" X 18"
Mixed Media Collage

 

A BIT FROM MY KITCHEN

 
 
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