My intention today was about trusting that I am moving in the right direction for personal fulfillment with The Power of Art. I want to make a difference and help people access their wonderful, special, unique and personal creativity. We have so much to learn about ourselves, and I firmly believe that by accessing our right brain through this process of making a conscious focus or intention, doing art with that focus, journaling about it and perhaps sharing what you did, your creative energy flows.
For the last few days I have been feeling drained and I began to question my ability to bring this powerful message forward. So, I sat down and did some art with trusting as my intention. As I worked on this piece, I relaxed, gained my perspective again, found joy and a ‘calmness of knowing’ came over me. I feel free from fear and judgment. It is possible. I can move this forward. Lots of energy spinning with plenty of movement.
Well, I made it. It is day 30 of my 30 day art challenge. It has been a journey filled with learning. And I have loved just about every minute of this endeavor. I have gained a better understanding of my intuition, how to face my fears, what inspires me and what feeds my soul. Thanks for sharing it with me. A community to witness my growth is invaluable.
Now about today’s artwork. This started out with big swoshes of yellow, red, orange, and combinations of all those colors. It felt like a release and oh so joyous. About a half of the way through I noticed that this looked like an Indian Headdress and then I started to make the brown and white embellishments. After I was finished, I looked up the meaning of Indian Headdresses. Here is what I learned: “Headdress or war bonnets are feathered headgear traditionally worn by male leaders of the American Plains Indians Nations who have earned a place of great respect in their tribe. Originally they were sometimes worn into battle, but they are now primarily used for ceremonial occasions.”
I sat there with my mouth open, as this, to me, feels like a celebration of respect for myself in having accomplished this 30 day challenge. This Indian Headdress just appeared on my canvas, no premeditated thought to what I was going to paint. It was my right brain’s ceremony of success.
I hope you have enjoyed my journey these past 30 days! I just might pick it up again soon!
I am feeling a bit overwhelmed. There are many events in motion and I am feeling the weight of it. I equate this feeling to enjoying the ride on the wave, but the paddle out is work! You get pounded by waves, you have to fight to move forward while elements are pulling and pushing you backwards. But once you are on the next wave you ride high and enjoy the view. I get it, cycle of life, ebb and flow, up and down… today is a struggle.
It is January 7th and I am on my 28th day of art making! After snowshoeing today and loving every minute, I just had to post this Ode to Spring! And even though I am enjoying the winter wonderland, I am secretly waiting for Spring and Summer, my two favorite seasons. So today’s art is a promise that in just 4 more months we will begin to see Spring around here. Voila! My Orchid. Or is it an iris? You decide.
The other day I was poking around on the internet and this woman was doing a chakra reading for someone. If you are unfamiliar with the term Chakra here is a brief description: Chakras are focus points within the physical body to describe an energetic system believed to hold certain properties within that location. Each energy center is given a color attribute. The first Chakra is Red for the Root, second is Orange for the Sacral, Solar Plexis takes up the third Chakra with Yellow, then Green for the Heart area, the throat is light blue, third eye is Indigo and the crown is purple.
After I watched that chakra reading I was thinking about my own energy fields, and then painted this piece that I call Chakra-ish. Clearly my solar plexis is my center. What does your centers of energy look like today?
This lovely sunny day brought reflection on happiness. For me, I am happiest when I am living creatively and colorfully. When I am open to all possibilities and enjoying the ride. When I surround myself with the energy of that which feeds my sense of color, creativity and inner spirit, I am growing with abundance. This Abundance Tree appeared as my intention today was to embrace the abundance of happiness. What does your happiness look like?
Day 25 is a full on blizzard here in the Northeast. For awhile we could not see across the street to any neighboring house. It’s quiet, but extremely windy. I thought I should upload my art in case we lose power, so far so good. National Grid is warning us to expect power outages.
Today was about being snowed in, about finding beauty in the things we cannot see clearly. Having faith that it is there even if we cannot see it or picture it. I had a blast painting this winter wonderland and thinking about the trust we need to know our vision, even if blurry, is there and available. So, enjoy the beauty of a white out.
Day 24, six more days to my 30 day challenge. This art piece started out to be woven in a pattern, but turned into a sunset across the dunes. A friend and I visited a local weaver’s shop today and the patterns of her lovely work was mesmerizing. I marveled at each item studying her scarves, intricate table linens, looms and shawls.
As I look at my artwork, other thoughts come to play. On a below freezing day this week, and when the tide was extremely low (moon low tide) my husband and I decided to dig for clams. It was frigid, but gratifying, to dig on the flats that we cannot normally access. Abundant fun.
“Once in a Blue Moon” is a phrase I have used to relay the rarity of an event or to indicate just how special something was. We are going to experience a Blue Moon on January 31st 2018 and this fact has been on my mind. As I did my art work today, I reflected on special and interesting times in my life. Like the time I was a chef aboard an 80′ yacht in the Caribbean, or ice skating on our neighborhood pond at night under cover of stars with my sister, or whooshing around the dance floor in a full on Viennese Waltz with a magnificent partner and the perfect gown. With the ringing in of 2018 comes a gift to us all. Make “Once in a Blue Moon” memories this year. Here’s to many Blue Moons!
On this very first day of 2018, and the 22nd day of my 30 day challenge to do art, I found myself being very excited about this year. I was encouraged by the fact that we have a Supermoon and a Blue Moon in this very first month leading off 2018. My festive mood carried over into my artwork today as I see confetti & fireworks galore. So welcome to my New Year’s Day party!