From sunny and 70 to an historic winter storm in 48 hours…gotta love it, right. I got this great idea to document the progression of this storm since, you know, it’s historic
We’re in Northwest Arkansas, it’s 5:45 p.m. January 31, 2011, and the weather forecasters are saying that we could get an ice storm that might rival the Great Ice Storm of 2009. GGRrrreeeaaaattttttt! The worst memory of that storm wasn’t being without electricity for 10 days, but the sounds of the trees in agony as the forest all around me started cracking and crashing. I felt their pain. I thought maybe I could put out some good energy by posting a few pictures of the view from my back balcony and visualizing protection.
After playing with these pictures, I realize that in addition to the chakra series, I want to do an abstract series of paintings that represent the energy and chakras of nature. Ooo, cooool.
To me, abstract is a form of art that connects on a more primal and energetic level leaving interpretation up to the viewer. I lke the freedom and the way it allows for a letting go of control in terms of visual representation. I can just see these paintings…..my gosh I’ve got to get out into the studio soon and bring all these creative inspirations to life!!
Oh….got a little sidetracked there. Back to….The Historic Winter Storm of 2011
January 31, 2011 5:45 p.m. Northwest Arkansas
I’ll post a couple of more later when things start to happen…
Today has been the most gorgeous day ever! Sunny and 70’s, holy cow. Yesteday and today I soaked up the maximum amount of rays, and I swear, it’s like a creative barrier has been lifted! I’m totally re-inspired to make healing art, super cool wall sculptures that represent energy and healing. That’s a testament to sun energy and vitamin D if I ever heard one, wow, what a lift!
I’m ready to start on my “third” chakra painting, the yellow one. I’ve done the first and second one, and they both sold on Etsy. I was so happy that something I had done with the intentions of clearing out the chakras for myself and for others , found good homes! I’m really hoping that I can create some spiritually meaningful wall sculptures that will be found by just the right person at just the right time.
This is a couple of photos of the first one I did called “The Red Portal”. It’s made of wood, 1/4″ baltic birch, and is about 13″ in diameter. It sits off the wall about an inch and has some texture so it has a mild sculptural look.
The photography for this was hard for me because the very bright center threw the exposure off. Ok, excuses, excuses.. Actually I just knew nothing about photography at the time. I’m better now….I think! Anyway, here’s a close-up:
When I created this piece, I set my intention for clearing out the debris trapped in the first chakra by connecting with the light and allowing it to chase out the shadows…an opening to purification and healing…a portal….”The Red Portal“.
When it was finished, I set my intention that this piece would have a healing, cleansing, opening effect on anyone who seeks it. I attuned it to the healing energy of reiki. It found a good home.