oil on canvas part of a series I’m calling Herd. Recovering from a nasty bug which had me bedridden for the last 4 days…ugh.
I love this yarn! Classic Eliye Yarns’ Liberty a Wool. Cool colors, 100% washable wool, just adorable.. one skein per hat! I’ll be selling them next weekend at the Bethlehem ArtWalk along with some cards and paintings..I wish I had more time to make more.. maybe it’s time to open my etsy store back up!
Sometimes I think of myself, the artist-self, as a surrogate. That works of arts..music, paintings, poetry…are already created,floating out there in space awaiting manifestation. An available artist presents herself and facilitates that creation..puts pen to paper, brush to canvas…and brings to life that work of art. It’s random or serendipitous or both. I have been experiencing a dry spell. Or maybe I was just too tired. Either way, I wasn’t painting. Until these ravens came into my life. A work commissioned by a friend for the wedding of her son. “Three ravens, wearing glasses please, and an egg..to represent their family.” I put it off too long. I pondered ideas, wondered, tried to create…but nothing. Then the deadline approached and I forced myself to focus..to be available. I presented myself as ready and the image came through me quickly. I was relieved and pleased. Below are images of the work, from start to finish. I especially love the egg, and the composition of the whole piece. I stepped out my usual box. Growth! It is titled, appropriately, Family …
It’s beautiful morning in my lovely town. It is already too warm to sit on the porch so I am inside drinking my morning tea, living the practice of self care. Life has once again become very busy. Work, an extra side job, WREN things, tending to the house and garden, taking care of Luka (who has been stressed and unwell). Today I intend to slow down, but already too many things are calling my for my attention. Priorities today..yoga, presence, a hike with Luka, eating well, time for cpb, the rest is luxury or gravy or put off for another day.
“May I have the courage today To live the life that I would love, To postpone my dream no longer But do at last what I came here for And waste my heart on fear no more.” ~ John O’Donohue
For today only anger not, worry not. Be grateful and humble. Do your work with appreciation. Be kind to all beings
of money money is an agreement about an exchange of energy… not good or bad..what is my agreement..intention is the direction attention vs intention..what is pulling my attention away from my intention we have to be disciplined with out intention. I deserve to thrive I have to come to an agreement with my own soul that I deserve to thrive. I deserve to thrive.. THRIVING IS MY NATURAL STATE OF BEING what is it that is grabbing my attention( worries, doubts, fears, stories, past) I must be willing to dig below the surface to release that which is holding my attention. Stories about worthiness. Release what has it’s grip on me. Be willing to put myself in the environment in which I can thrive. Put myself in the Divine Flow…if I am willing to thrive…I will thrive. Word. Vibration.Manifestation. when we speak the word..we speak the heart of our intention..the I am is the word I am a divine manifestation of the intent of the universe Four Steps: 1. discipline..mindful…keep focused on what my intention is ( …