Hum…Why do I do what I do, and why do I use what I use in my work? Both good questions, but maybe not so easily answered, so we’ll see…

It’s the energy of the elements, the wood, the smell, the color, the feel and textures, the aura of spirit I perceive, the healing qualities of the stones, and honoring the connection of all that is and bringing it into form and expression. It’s also the mythis, gods and goddesses, fairytales I’ve heard, read, and lived, and the altars and ceremonies from the places I’ve been. It’s an expression oft overlooked possibilites, dreams, and magic surrounding us, and it’s my bliss.

But first of all it’s the wood, the base I most often use. Perhaps because of the connections a tree represents from its roots deeply grounded in the earth out to its branches and leaves reaching into the ethereal sky, so spiritually connecting, but then there’s all the tales and lore of elemental beings who’ve lived in and around the tree. I believe it’s so and honor that spirit, those spirits, who’ve always traveled with me in one form or another throughout my life.  But then I choose wood for many practical reasons as well. I love the smell, so earthy and comforting, and the feel, sometimes soft and smooth and other times rough and dirty, but always forgiving and allowing to imagination and manipulation. And the resultant images are a combination of both the tree and the elementals I enjoy.
 
Then, of course, I have to make them a bit glamorous to match their royal status, so they’re dressed with bits of bling using more pieces of nature such as feathers and stones for the energies they provide, plus glorious color and it’s vibration with beads and sometimes paint to complement and impart their essence, aura, and magic as well. And lastly the juxtaposition of bling and an old piece of wood are often a marvelous display of the contradictions I perceive in life.
 
It’s my gift to see and feel, and my passion to create a reflection to admire, to use, and to cherish.

November 25, 2009 | No comments

There is an energy in all things, even a stone, and if you’ve landed on this page, you’re probably curious, looking for information about it or totally aware of teh fact and just want to see how someone else approaches it.

Energy Awareness is a class I used to facilitate. The participants were across the board from fully aware, but unable to verify, to completely rigid, ready to debunk. They all came away with the gift of seeing and believing, able to demonstrate and use their skills in a holistic manner for themselves and others.

The pages indexed at the right contain bits and pieces of the history, mystery, and lore generally associated with the ethereal elements of teh materials I use and/or invoke in my artwork.

The format, just pieces and tidbits drawn from my essence and search, hopefully interesting and even a little informing as will allow within this format.

I don’t teach anymore, but if you curious, want to see auras and find out how to work with teh ethereal energies, your desire and openness will lead you to a teacher. One caution! No one is better or more than you, so don’t give your power away, and always question adn confirm for yourself.

Enjoy,
Blessings, in Love and Light.

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