Im going to create numerous bear images in the next little while. I 'had a vision' of a large golden bear on a dark background a while ago- This one is an attempt to create what I saw, but my playful side came out too, and so here is my latest creation, Work-in-progress- (its getting a red thread running through, all of them are connected on the red thread this year) Mama Bear Medicine. My life has so many serious elements in it that I have a powerful urge to play- to be curious, try new stuff and make a mess, be surprised. Im delighted by this one.
Im so moved and inspired by the Musea Artshow and Interview with Kine AW, with our Maestra Shiloh Sophia McCloud... I cant wait to experiment more with the Cubist techniques & approach that were pioneered by Picasso- proven to be both liberating and challenging for uncounted of artists since. I was reminded that the first validating sale I ever made as an Artist was a cubist piece I made during University. I have been creating an online Intentional Creativity teaching project called "Love Across the Miles" and Im certain that these techniques will be included. XO - C
Im finding that one particular message seems to always come back ... whether im inquiring into my heart - 'What do I really want?' or to my Creator, 'How can I express your beauty?' or to my ancestors, 'How can I honor you and serve my community?' - the answer seems pretty much the same everytime... to just go ahead and BE. To stop seeking and to sink into what I am, to accept myself and my position fully and work from the place I am at- no matter what. I had a lovely conversation with Semerit Strachan today and a group of women who are leaning into 'Being', particularly in relationship to the crone stage of life... I took away some beautiful red thread notes and shared them. I also spent some time today feeling sad and under appreciated. Sometimes my 'Just Being' isnt enough for others. Sometimes its mental work to hold tight to the credence of 'Just BE', while you tend one (person or project) only to neglect another. Somedays everyone gets a little, even me.
Douglas is the four-legged giver of love, teacher of joy and bringer of comfort in our home. He is all about car rides and couch snuggles-any and all snuggles actually - bum pats, belly rubs and hip massages, play time, sun snoozing and snack time... Douglas does not love muzzle time, even though that is when we get to go far away from the house and into the bush trails. Because pitbulls are a legislated breed, Douglas has to muzzle up- and its best he does, as he has a nasty rabbit habit- in which all cats and small dogs are also rabbits. Today was a rough day for him... thunder & lightning had him shaking like a leaf, panting and whining... so we had a big long nap, from which he has still not waken, poor little dude... my sleeping beauty beast, my constant companion.