Oct 20 2011
Last night I dreamed that I was a new apprentice to some sort of spiritual shaman. Though I cannot remember many details, one of the few things I do remember is looking at animals and seeing the energy transmitted between us through a web of pulsing light. In particular, I recall staring into a bird’s eye (it’s head cocked to one side so that I’m viewing only one of his eyes). The light was swirling between us in the form of an infinity symbol (8)… flowing back from me to the bird and back again.
The painting pictured here, “Everyday Blessings” was finished a couple of months ago, but it reminds me of this dream. The more I inquire into the world of my dreams, my art, and my spiritual growth, the more I see how they relate to each other. Magic happens every day. It is important for me to remind myself of this especially when I am feeling a lack of connection between my reality and dreams.
Lately I’ve been feeling a bit disconnected from my dreams, my art, my passions in life. Feeling too busy, I’ve been trapped in a warped sense of reality where I never feel quite caught up. Part of this is because I’ve been in a whirlwind between doing art shows, keeping up with wholesale orders of my prints and pendants, moving my household, filing my taxes, etc. Now, as I ready myself for cranking out salable artworks for the coming holiday season, I ask myself if I will ever have time to truly return to my original passion of painting without always thinking about sales and survival. I long to have nothing to do but explore my dreams, my art, the stirrings of my creative imagination. I think this dream’s purpose was to remind me of this creative fire and the fact that it is still very much alive within me.
Here’s a couple more paintings that I created in the past few months. I hope to have many more to come soon!
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