Saturday, September 6, 2014

Spring calls the Marigold

All this documenting of life to share on social media... It's spring! I'm getting out in it today!

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Magical Thinking, and getting what you really want

Living "as if" today... as if I were exhibiting work in an particular exhibition far away.. as if Tasmania's wilderness was safe... as if I have already achieved the life I set out to live...

I've been told that visualization, and living "as if" something you want has already manifested, is a way of focusing more sharply upon your desire, and why you desire that thing in the first place... 

.... and why you haven't got there yet... which is pretty important...

... because I've noticed that sometimes the underlying reason I haven't got what I thought I wanted, was because I preferred something else...

Sunday, August 31, 2014

SSSSpring...

I've been working with the trees over the past little while... listening to their songs... admiring their clothing... revelling in the wildness of the forest, that surrounds my home...

I'm sculpting a Dryad... and if she's agreeable, I'll post her here once she's made, so you can see how she manifested... but not yet... she wants to be kept under wraps, as today I attempt to show her face...

Wishing you all the magic of the turning of the seasons... may your trees and mine live without fear, may wisdom prevail, and may we All live in peace...


Sunday, August 24, 2014

Creative Nests...

My current drawing and writing space, close to the hearth, with a good view of approaching weather...

Thought I'd share some of my creative "nests" with you...


... teachers would tell me at school:"a tidy desk is a tidy mind"...
 I'd now say to them, with the authority of my own experience, if my desk were to reflect my mind by being tidy, I would not be using my mind to its fullest capacity....


One of my favourite things...




This is the exploding magical basket, that contains shiny things I adore, like little scraps of exotic sari silk from India, Venetian glass beads from discarded old necklaces, and pearly buttons from Victorian London, to name a few... I am proud to say this basket feels like a better reflection of my mind, than a tidy desk... it is full of possibility: of tales and dreams, ideas and adventure...

At night, I sit here and stitch, and write and draw.... and dream and invent... the tidy desk forgotten...





Thursday, August 14, 2014

Last mandala a day - "The Flowering"

Final design in this series of creative exercises... It feels like the flowering...

The design itself reminds me of a flower, or butterfly: adulthood... completion.

A vesica pisces has become a door, heavily strapped with a golden cross, and a red "eye": a shield as well as a way in...

I am now in the habit of drawing when I wake up, which was my original intention for making a mandala a day, & I've regained my artistic focus...

Quite a few creative friends have joined me in this short journey, by creating mandalas of their own, and I thank them all for their companionship, as well as encouragement.

Where to from here? I shall continue to create & refine mandala designs, in the hope that I may create a body of work with them.

 I hope this work with the magic circle is as ripples in a pool...

.... activating latent creativity everywhere...



Wednesday, August 13, 2014

mandala a day - Fish Need to Swim

Still going with this process, words are now needed to explain the imagery..

This isn't only about keeping the waterways clean, but also about tolerance... encouraging all life to its potential... taking responsibility for my own part in the puzzle of inter species community...

Reminds me that every living thing has its own destiny, and its own needs for survival...


Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Day lost count, mandala a day- "Moonbathing"

Here, I'm loving the "Super moon", basking in its soft illumination, comfortable in my dream boat, and moon-bathing...

Enjoying the undercurrent... enjoying the dreaming...

The Moon itself looks a little "unfinished"... perhaps I'll work up this image another time...

In rather a hurry this morning with a busy day ahead... hope this image carries me through calmly