THE ALYSON LYON ARTS 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.

 

OCTOBER 2021

Feeling It Out Here for The Collective

Fall into fall! As the season shifts, trust in the timing of things, trust that if it feels chaotic at the moment, things will settle. Remain joyful in the knowing that some things are simply out of your control, and a solid approach is to let them go. Yes, the leaves will fall from the trees, but first they light up the forest. Live your best pumpkin spice life this month, and hold on loosely. 

October's Blog Features:

-"I Made a Smoothie" short video

-"Lines" 8 1/2" X 5 1/2" (paper, old journals, colored pencils)

-"Autumn Equinox" pic

 
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I MADE A SMOOTHIE

 
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SEPTEMBER 2021

Feeling It Out Here For The Collective

This month's energy is fast-paced and brimming with newness. It's time to let go of old patterns, old ways of being that do not serve. Stop the people pleasing, please! You'll know what needs to go by how it feels. If it feels like a lower vibration, let it go. You can and must trust your gut. All the work you've been doing is paying off this month. Look for the little wins - they lead to victory! Step out of fear and into greater love, abundance and fun. It all starts from within. Clear, ground and expand!

September's Blog Features:

-"Yellow Soulmate" + "Red Soulmate" framed mixed media pieces (available for purchase - email for details + pricing)

-pic of concrete by Oak Street Beach

 
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AUGUST 2021

Feeling It Out Here for the Collective

The vibe this month is all about taking full responsibility. Take inventory. What habits are supporting you? What relationships? How are you feeding your mind, body, spirit? Making a conscious effort to gain awareness will pay off. Readjust, cut out the negative influences and boom...you're back on track to live your best life. And enjoy, enjoy, enjoy the end of this epic summer. Carve out time to simply follow inspiration, and see where the day takes you. Aligned, inspired action makes way for the miraculous!

August's Blog Features:

-"The Top Halves of Marina Towers" pic

-Modern Dance Clip and Martha Graham quote

-"Early Morning on North Ave" pic

 
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"There is a vitality, a life force, a quickening that is translated through you into action, and there is only one of you in all time, this expression is unique, and if you block it, it will never exist through any other medium and be lost. The world will not have it. It is not your business to determine how good it is, nor how it compares with other expression. It is your business to keep it yours clearly and directly, to keep the channel open. You do not even have to believe in yourself or your work. You have to keep open and aware directly to the urges that motivate you. Keep the channel open." -Martha Graham

 
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JULY 2021

Feeling It Out Here For The Collective: A Channeled Message

Sweet summertime! After the wild energetic shifts of the spring, it's time to get your feet in the sand and simply chill. What a wild ride we're on! Going with the flow is key. No need to push anything; what's meant for you can't miss you. All you need to do is stay in a relaxed state. Enjoy the warmth,a good book, some exotic iced tea, some beach tunes, and you'll be aligned to meet up with whatever you're calling in. It's all here for you.

July's Blog Features:

-"Doves Are Used in Magic" short video

Pics of:

-Lake Shore Drive on a Sunny Day 

-A Chicago Alley 

-The Great Lake Michigan

 

 
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JUNE 2021

Feeling It Out Here For The Collective: A Channeled Message

So much faith and so much trust is required right now. And so much apparent fun to be had! It's a an odd combo, but it's to be embraced. It could feel like big swings of energy if your feet are not firmly planted. Take time early in the morning, take time in nature to reboot, recenter, realign. What are you inviting in? This feels like an important point in your personal evolution. Give yourself ample time + space to integrate the lessons you're learning. 

June's Blog Features:

-"It's Magic" short video

-"Slow it Down" short video

- "Golden-tinged Dove" 3-D Mobile

 
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MAY 2021

Feeling It Out Here For The Collective: A Channeled Message

The vibe here is tulips! Think bright colors, lots of beauty - high vibration! There is a fun energy at hand, and if you can allow yourself to go with it, you'll have fun too! Don't get too far ahead of yourself...big plans may lead to some form of disappointment, so keep it in the here and now, and you're good as gold. An attitude of gratitude will keep you grounded. All over, good energy for moving ahead with a creative project and laying off anything that feels like work!

May's Blog Features:

-short video "Focus"

-short video "Keep Asking the Question"

-pic of neighborhood tulips

-pic of the high-rise next to me bathed in light

 
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FOCUS

 

KEEP ASKING THE QUESTION

 
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APRIL 2021

Feeling It Out Here For The Collective: A Channeled Message

Here we go! There's momentum, a swing of things, a busting through of some old blocks even. Go easy. No need to pull a hammy kicking down a door. All it takes is a gentle nudge, and you're on the other side. Keep your fires burning, tend to your well-being first and foremost. It's all lined up; perceive that. Notice your reaction to obstacles. The more you can breathe through them and not dimish your energy, the more momentum you have. Spring, spring, spring in the direction that pulls you.    

April's Blog Features:

-"Spring in Chicago" short video

-"Everything is a  Meditation" short video

-"Chicagohenge" Spring Equinox sunrise pic

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SPRING IN CHICAGO

 

EVERYTHING IS A MEDITATION

 
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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 a 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 of a 3-D bird mobile made from 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 Chicago's Intuit: The Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art

-"Livin' in the Future, Baby" poem + pic

-"Erie Street + String of Lights + Sound of Sirens"

-Division Street at Dusk pic

BONUS: The Death Cards from the 2020 Collages got a revision + new titles! Click this link to see The 2020 Collages 

 
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I'M LIVIN' IN THE FUTURE, BABY

I'm livin' in the future, baby, and it's all good 
I'm livin' in the future, baby, and 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

 

ERIE STREET + STRING OF LIGHTS + THE SOUND OF SIRENS

 
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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

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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

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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:

-Link to 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

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A Sunday Night Poem

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

 
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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.

 
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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:

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