Tuesday, January 29, 2019

day 20 | favorite technique

following my intuition.

...every now and then 
one paints a picture 
that seems to have 
opened a door 
and serves as 
a stepping stone 
to other things. 

Monday, January 28, 2019

day 19 | from the archives

a photograph of a drawing I created when I was 18.

after high school, I attended a fashion merchandising school
to follow a dream of being a fashion designer
& took my first trip to NYC.

...still have a love of fashion & of big cities.

Sunday, January 27, 2019

day 18 | celebrate

here’s to creating - just for creation sake.

...and then,
i have nature
and art
and poetry,
and if that
is not enough,
what is enough?
#vangogh .

Saturday, January 26, 2019

Friday, January 25, 2019

day 16 | smallest painting

my tarot cards & soul vision cards.

...it wasn't a specific intention to begin painting a tarot deck or the soul vision cards. i had a black and white tarot deck that i used in my studio. quite often i would get paint on it by accident. then one day i decided to make marks on the back side of the deck to see where it went. well, a whole tarot deck ended up coming out of this experiment.

...after working on my deck for awhile, i was inspired to try the cards for others with the same process that i do for my paintings - beginning with the 8 words, letting the image appear. the addition to the soul vision cards was adding a a scribed symbol on one side which represents the receivers desires (the 8 words) and carries its essence. #magic

...this inspired me to leave the image side of the cards not perfectly clear at first sight. & the image can change depending upon how you view it. i have learned thru this process that some see micro and some macro. #perspective

...with both sides of the card - at first sight - it is not something your mind grasps, so the images take you beyond your rational mind to your unconscious. it is a transmission of change, of action, of transformation to our deeper selves. #plantingseeds #dreamweaving

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

day 15 | how i name my paintings

naming my paintings is just something I am not very creative at doing.

& the paintings I do for others, I don’t name.

:: this painting is called - walk forth ::

[ walk forth
you in whom
the breath
is held back
by emotions
& by fear.
#leloup ]

...walk forth - the words I wrote on this canvas. this is the second (of three) paintings I started while reading the gospel of mary magdalene.

...this warrior woman revealed herself with her sword and shield - her breath (spirit) strong - moving confidently beyond what confines her.

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

day 14 | sold

as of yet, i have not sold a painting, nor have i tried. although i have created several for other people.

...i have sent my intuitive paintings & soul vision cards to several states across the US, to Canada and as far away as the Canary Islands, Spain - & that makes my heart happy!

...in 2013, i took a course from flora bowley called bloom true. it was my first intuitive painting course and changed everything about how i paint. my paintings began to reveal my inner world to me. then i had the idea of adding words and/or symbols to the canvas, which seemed to bring out more magic.

...in 2016, i asked an intuitive + magical friend if i could do a painting for her to see if using words would work for others. i knew she understood this intuition thing, so i was more comfortable trying it with her. she gave me her 8 words and i began. & it worked! so, i kept testing out my process with others.

...so, it has been a couple of years experimenting with the paintings & cards. it feels like time to put myself out there (which is why this challenge is such perfect timing!) and offer them for purchase.

image 1 :: an old self portrait painting that I added the awen symbol - three muses appeared. 

image 2 :: magik + awen to receive a message about nine month program I was about to embark on. both the painting and the program took me on a journey. 

image 3 :: i am free - words from a guided meditation - again was looking for a message about freedom. 

image 4 :: triple hearts - for mary magdalene . I began it on 7/22 not knowing that is her feast day. she did appear holding a skull along with the holy spirit + the risen jesus in the wind.