I've started drawing again. Funny thing, I have this new love for architecture. The lines, the forms, the value feels so logical, but I do love the way each drawing takes me deep within myself. I love the focus and concentration, how time seems to move through my fingers with ease and grace. This drawing took about 3 hours. I love the circular shapes that this structure gives to the space. Every time I create, I feel a new part of myself emerge into this world. What a wonderful experience.
Keta Trading is having an Open House this Saturday, June 18th from 3pm - 8pm. I'll have many of my painting for sale, so if you would like to see some of my work up close and personal please send me a message at firstname.lastname@example.org for directions to the party.
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When our pain is not expressed then a separation occurs that holds us back from creating what we truly desire. An invisible darkness that needs our attention, so that we can become whole. Open yourself up to witnessing all of who you are, then you will find your true self.
I created this painting about 4 years ago. It was a breakthrough in how I saw myself and the world around me. My unique voice started to shine through, even though I felt embarrassed to let my truth out. I'm posting this work to show the truth, the wound, the pain that has come about after ignoring my feelings for so many years. I celebrate everyone who has the courage to speak their truth, show their real feelings, and give themselves a voice.
mixed media, acrylic on canvas
16 inches x 20 inches
An inner revolution needs to happen for each and every one to help the world. Our wounds mirror the pain going on in the world, but if we're brave to look within then each one of us can heal our environment. It can only start with us. Be honest, be brave, be who you are. Do something today that is healing, that is honest, and that is love.
I've just started bringing dance into my life, so I wanted to celebrate this new passion through this painting. I have always loved to dance and am now allowing the movement to inspire me to create from a deeper place within. I don't know where dance is leading, but I feel so many creative sparks lighting the night sky with my movement.
This is an old painting made into a new image. I learned that when painting abstract it is a helpful idea to move the image around from horizontal to vertical as sometimes the energy of the work wants to be expressed another way. A friend and I both agreed that this painting communicated its truth when displayed vertically.
I was thinking about the notion of disclosure, disclosing to oneself, to another. When our wound, our vulnerability opens to the world it can feel like everything is falling apart. This painting visualizes the break pointing where our truth needs to have air to breath, where we can voice our pain, be honest with ourselves and remove the shame we have about every feeling we have judged as wrong or bad. When we can truly express all our feelings then the colors of life become deeper, richer, and more vibrant. Now we can create from a truthful place that brings our gifts to the light.
Today is a day to love who you are and follow your heart.
When we can listen within and love every part of ourselves then it ripples out into the world.
Even if your alone on Valentine's Day do something wonderful for yourself and
know that you will attract the right person who will love all of you, all the light and dark.
I do believe that each person is a mirror that will give us clues to how we love. My last relationship gave me a gift. The gift was very painful as he lied to me and then turned my love and kindness back in hate and anger, but I was strong and walked away.
This experience was a gift as he was a mirror for me to see where love was missing in my life. I had to look at where I had lied to myself, where I still hated parts of myself that I felt ashamed of. I decided to love all of me. I took my pain and turned it into love. I now love all that I witness within.
I know that when I'm ready the perfect person for me will enter my life. My heart is open to love.
My wish today is that you all love yourself unconditionally and take the time to look within and love every part of who you are. You are all magnificant people who deserve love.
The wounded feminine lives in both women and men. The inner place where we've shut ourselves off, where we live without a voice, where we haven't spoken up.
When we box ourselves into a certain way of being we will attract people to show us what we haven't owned within. We will attract people who display parts of themselves that we're not comfortable with such as anger, control, criticism just to name a few.
When we never speak up or defend ourselves we shut ourselves off from our authentic voice, a voice that knows how we feel at any given moment.
Honor your voice through creativity, whatever you choose, writing, art, dance. We must create an "Inner Revolution" that says, Its not okay to treat us badly, to abuse us, to throw us away. We need to take a stand, speak up, and make ourselves count.
Create something today to give yourself permission to be heard, to live, to be a part of this world.
The wounded feminine, who has ignored feelings and now in the dark screams of the pain that has been buried so deep within. It is time to release, to embrace, to embark on a journey of reclaiming all that has been forgotten.
This painting comes from my idea about the many hues of white, but I was also inspired by a dream. The title "He moves me" popped into my head as I was waking up. My dream guy was supportive of my creative ideas, as my inner male, he mirrored the love that is deeply developing within my being. A spirit of light and love that is available for everyone to experience.
My intention in the world is that everyone follow that voice that speaks of being unique, so that your gift can bring inspiration to all.