Guest Interview: Lennox Rees
Don't mind me, I'm just over here fan-girling all over the place! Today's interviewee is someone I DON'T know, like, at all. So imagine my surprise when this super cool person - who just happened to have created one of my VERY favorite oracle decks (Coastal Curiosities) - said "yes" when I asked if she were willing to participate in this project!! I'm so thrilled to offer you answers from Lennox Rees, and to have a chance to get to know her a little myself, through the magic of the interwebz. Check out the 5 questions she chose, have a read, and then be sure to go check out the upcoming Coastal Curiosities Oracle Deck 2nd edition.
Here's a post over on Instagram where we used one of the cards from the Coastal Curiosities deck as a starting point for discussion and art'ing in a Seeds of Connection group.
Leave a comment here on the blog and let us know what you think of these answers, or how YOU might answer these questions! Do you have a fave oracle deck? Which one is it?
How does curiosity show up in your life?
Curiosity shows up throughout my life because I take the perspective of remaining a "student." I love learning about new things that I can apply to my everyday life, whether that's about my artwork, job, interests/hobbies, or animals!
Do you have any practices you use for self-reflection or self-inquiry?
I use journaling paired with tarot/oracle cards for self-reflection. The combination of strong visuals of the cards with physically writing down my thoughts and reflections in the journal really helps bring me closer to myself. It helps guide my intuition to set goals/affirmations/challenges for my mind to pursue or focus on.
What is your relationship with the concept of “boundaries”?
My relationship with "boundaries" is a deeply rooted concept because I've always had a strong sense of what's fair and unfair. I follow my gut along with knowledge/learnings gained from past experiences to ensure I protect my mental and physical well-being and look for others too.
Do/have you worked with a coach or therapist? What makes this work meaningful to you?
I have worked with therapists in the past. I find the work they do to be meaningful because it allows me to release mental burdens and blockages. To speak openly about the past, present, and future and gain tools to navigate traumas is essential work.
How does art and creativity show up in your life?
Art and creativity show up in my life in almost everything I do. The designs I create for my job, collages I make for my tarot/oracle decks, the content I consume, and even how I get dressed and style my outfits are all creative choices.
Lennox Rees (she/her) is a graphic designer and collage artist. She enjoys inspiring people with her artwork and designs through tarot and oracle decks. Lennox lives in Astoria, OR with husband and her mother along with 5 rescue pets: 2 pit bull sisters, 2 goat brothers, and 1 tortoise. Lennox loves thrifting, fashion, watching anime, playing video games, and reading graphic novels. Lennox agreed to take part in the Practicing Together Project because she enjoys learning about other people’s stories and perspectives. Her favorite way to get creative is to pull tarot/oracle cards and create collages. You can connect with Lennox and learn more about her work at www.helloivyly.com or on Instagram @helloivyly.
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