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"The Angel Way" Abstract Energy Art

The Angel Way” by Primal Painter

I really love this one.  The colors, wow, sunglasses worthy! (heheh.)  The imagery has a nice flow,  the hidden angels and moon face are super cool, and the vibe when I look at it is high. I’m going to put a moon face in all my digital paintings from now on, it’ll be my signature.  Back in the olden days, I made a decent living making a celestial line of mirrors, chimes, wall sculptures and mobiles, and I still dig that celestial vibe……and pyramids, I like pyramids……and spirals.

My desire to communicate seems to be at an all-time low, but my creative juices are flowing pretty well, so that’s a good sign.  During this  phase of non-verbalism (or non-verbalocity, or no-talk-aholicism) which I have come to call “The Great Silence of the Yams 2011”,  (Yams is code for vocal cords), I decided I should do another chakra angel to check in on the condition of my energy flow.

I was surprised to see the blue throat chakra so open.  I thought it would have a “Closed Until Further Notice” sign on it or maybe a “Danger-She’s Gonna Blowww!!” sign nailed to it.  There must be something else going on with me because I sure do feel strange….cocooned……internal…….like I’m in a womb, all wrapped up and closed off to the outside.  Not stagnant or stuck, just inside myself, like in the eye of a tornado where everything is still but all around me is a wild whirlwind of debris, Wizard of Oz style. Weird sh*t, maan….

What she would look like matted and framed

The Crown Chakra – White, the combination of all colors, (some say violet, I say white) Our connection to Source, our connection to our higher selves, everything is one, part of the whole,  the spiritual aspect of believing in something greater than ourselves and the knowing that everything could make sense if the veil came off.  The veil is thin right now, I get glimpses but not the whole sh-bang. The glimpses keep me hanging out in the crown because of the mystery, that curiousity, that burning desire to “know“. (Know what?). It’s so big and sparkly and bright and shiny and happy and safe. No wonder I like to hang out there although according to this diagnosis,  it’s  probably out of balance with the rest of the  chakras because of it’s gi-normous size. Balance is everything, but then so is timing….patience, grasshopper.

The Sixth Chakra -Purple (some say indigo blue, I see purple) – The Third Eye – The Seat of Intuition –  I see you”,  Na’vi style from the movie Avatar, seeing the issues behind the pain. This one doesn’t look too bad.  I’ve been working on blue and purple digital paintings lately while focusing on the fifth and sixth chakras and I think this process has cleaned out some of the cobwebs in both of them.  Cool.

The Throat Chakra – Blue – Communication, change, committment, verbal self expression, speaking your truth.  It looks fairly open and clear but it’s out of alignment, not by much, but by enough that it needs attention, more work, the next step. I’m still convinced there’s something stuck in my throat but I can’t see it in this picture. (Maybe it’s behind, maybe I should do an image from the back side, yeah)

The Heart Chakra – Green – The Bridge between the upper and lower chakras, the mediator, love, nurture, empathy, compassion, understanding, Christ-like. (I wish I was more Christ-like).  It looks open and cleared out, but not very vibrant or active. I recently finished the heart chakra painting with the intention of opening and clearing, so this is good.  The next series of chakra paintings will have movement, activation,  spin, and spiral. (spirals!!!)

The Third Chakra – Yellow – The Solar Plexus- thinking, intellect, self worth, self-esteem, self identity, who am I?, what is my purpose? why am I here?   There’s something I’m supposed to do. I know I can do it.  I’m slightly out of alignment with my higher purpose but it’s close….I think too much and don’t feel or do enough, possibly because the second chakra isn’t open enough.

The Second Chakra – Orange – Hara – the center of emotions, (easier to shut them down and pretend like they’re not there) male or female identity, sexuality, intimacy, bonding.  Poor ole’ second chakra, it’s open but needs more,  lots more. The color is good though, so some clearing has taken place so at least there’s been some progress..

The First Chakra – Red – Root – Kundalini –  Procreation, survival, safety and self preservation, bodily life energy, stamina.  And there it is, that puny first chakra.   The plant is only as strong as its roots.  It’s not dark, so that’s good, it’s just small and needs to be more open and activated.

And the grounding cords, what grounding cords? There’s a red light at the bottom of the angel where it looks like the grounding cords have disconnected and pulled back into a dark cave.  That’s not so good, but this is a typical problem with me.  I have a tendency to float….

So now I know what to focus on.  I love chakra angels!

(Disclaimer: These chakra attributes are how I understand them and are not necessarily how an expert might define them.)

Until next time, whenever that may be……

Laurie

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Earth Angels – A Wall Sculpture for the Planet





This is the first in a series of wall sculptures I plan on doing over the next month.  This is  an experiment where I’m incorporating my energy art prints into dimensional art.  I actually had a different one in mind for the first piece, but I’ve been hearing so much about volcanoes, tornadoes, fires, and crazy wild storms that I decided to do an Earth Angel protection piece.
I’ll be going back to my usual “in your face” color schemes next, but this one is about the planet, and the planet makes me think of greens and earthtones.  The energy art print I used in this piece is called “Mother Earth

(Whoa, do you think I used enough links? lol)
I got a wild hair the other day and decided to google  “Primal Painter”.   There were quite a few strange sites where I got mentioned, many seemed like they were overseas.  Did you know that your comments on blogs show up in google searches?  Tweets?  Wow,  I don’t know about this internet stuff,  I’m feeling kind of exposed.  

How weird is this?  This website has my words from a listing on Etsy  attached to one of their own images.  They changed a few of the words (which I highlighted) so it wasn’t an exact knockoff.   They even put some of my  images (excuse me, effigies)  on this page, too, without any links to me or my shop.   I think they pulled them off my wordpress blog. 

One of those prints hasn’t even been listed.  I feel a little violated I have to admit.  I guess I could change my attitude to “Wow, they like me, they really like me!”  I dunno, it’s just weird.  I emailed the owner of the website but got no response of course.  Since then, the print of the girl has been taken down and there are three of “The Violet Flame”, so I don’t know what the heck is going on.   All I know is “Ewwwwwwwwwww”!!

I think maybe I need  to at least protect my images.  I don’t know if there’s anything that can be done about words, especially when they change a few here and there.  I guess I need to put a watermark on my images so they aren’t so easy to steal.  I don’t know how to do that, so I guess I’ll add that to my overwhelmingly long list of computer related chores.  

Here’s the questionable website.  The image my words were attached to were of some statues in Japan.

“Healing Energy” by Primal Painter 
Abstract Healing Energy Art Photography Print
I created this abstract energy art print in March 2011  in response to the disaster in Japan.
This abstract art print is inspired by my wall sculpture entitled “Clearing the Chaos“.    Through a very intuitive procedure that reflects a distinct flow of energy, I created this piece of abstract art.
From beginning to end, I focalized on infusing the effigy with Reiki healing energy  in the form of colors, light and patterns. I believe that anyone could gain from the energy of this print.  Those who are sensible to energy might feel it in the form of vibrations, tingling, or plainly a lift in mood or sentiment of well being.
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Dimensions: 8″ x 10″, could be hung vertically or horizontally. The effigy extends all the way to the edges of the paper
Colors: Red Violet, Reds, Pinks, Oranges, Yellows, some Purple, some Blues
Paper: Kodak Professional Endura Metallic Paper
I’ll sign, date, and title it on the back.
The metallic paper it’s printed on is very  glossy, pearlescent, and has a  shimmery glow with deep vibrant colors. I had it printed at a professional photo lab.
I plan on incorporating these new  energy art prints into three dimensional wall sculptures, original paintings and also into pendants, brooches, mini wall hangings and magnets.
To see other modern abstract art, energy art, wall sculptures and pendants, go to my Etsy Shop or my Artfire Studio.

Abstract Art Wall Sculptures By Primalpainter

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Abstract Art Wall Sculptures By Primalpainter

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Abstract Art Wall Sculptures By Primalpainter

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And how strange that these images are under a description for candle sconces!  If that’s not bad enough, underneath my photos were bad reviews…..of candle sconces!!!! Gah!!

I’m going to ignore it all for a while.  Once again, the computer seems, I don’t know, Eeevilllll!  The studio is a much nicer place!
Have a super fun weekend!
Laurie

Chakra Angel


In response to the crazy weirdness I’ve been feeling for WEEKS, I thought I’d do a little evaluation of how my chakra system looks right now.  I created “Chakra Angel” a few days ago with the intention of seeing what the heck’s up.  Frankly, I’m tired of feeling all discombobulated. (This is my word today, so I might have to find a reason to use it again.) (Why is it my word? I dunno, it’s just a weird word…..discombobulated… hee!…who came up with that one, I wonder?)

I see a huge crown chakra at the top, nice, I’m glad to see that.  One thing I usually don’t have a problem with is a good strong connection to the Source, you know, God, the Universe, a Higher Power..  Sometimes I get all discombobulated (hee) with my Higher Self, but the Source is almost always a constant.  

I’m surprised to the see that the sixth chakra,  the second from the top, is smallish and dark.  I always fancy myself as being an intuitive type, but according to this, my perceptions are…….discombobulated.  

The throat chakra, well I’m not surprised to see that one compromised.  I’ve always been an internal type of person. Sometimes I don’t say what I mean, or I mean things I don’t say or I don’t say anything at all. Instead  I’ll fume or bury or pretend.  Not exactly the ideal scenario, not that I want to yell and scream….or do I?   

The heart chakra, not bad.  What a surprise! Cool! Two weeks ago that puppy would’ve been closed up, maybe not even visible, so there’s been some progress. Awesome!

Wow, the yellow solar plexus, the third, is HUGE! What’s up with that I wonder? The third chakra is about self identity, how I see myself, how much do I believe in myself, how confidant I am.  This is a good sign…but maybe it’s too big, too open?  A third chakra that’s too open can cause stomach and digestive issues from not feeling safe in your environment.  I don’t have any of that so maybe I’m good..

The second chakra is  not looking too bad. Good deal.  I’m glad the work I’ve done on the second chakra is holding up although it’s slightly out of alignment.  That’s easy enough to fix…. Visualize each chakra in perfect alignment with the others, listen for thoughts popping up as to why it got out of alignment in the first place.  

The first chakra is looking a little puny. I’ll do some more work there. Extending down from the first chakra are the start of some decent grounding cords but they don’t seem to be too strong.  I’ll work on those, too, as I do have a tendency to float away into la-la land. (but, but…I  love la-la land!)


A new way of diagnosis, cool!  Did you see the moon face at the bottom of the angel?  Did  you know that you can actually airbrush with Gimp?  How fun is that?! I’m going to start doing more hidden faces, images, and figures.  I love art that has surprises!  I’d really like to learn how to use the “layers” tool so I can superimpose  photos onto each other.  


There’s some kind of tool, or computer where a person can actually hold a pen and draw on the screen instead of the clumsiness of using the mouse.  (I’m terrible at drawing with the mouse!)   Anyone know what those things are called?  They probably cost a gajillion dollars or maybe even two gajillion dollars, but sure would be fun!


Well, I’m off…. Maybe someday I’ll learn how to put page tabs at the top of this blog and include a chakra guide.  I forget sometimes that not everyone is familiar with chakras, Reiki, and other energy work terms.


Have a good one!!


Laurie

Heart Chakra Challenges


Angel Heart” by Primal Painter

I’m super excited to have been featured on one of my very favorite blogs of all time  Dreams of Fae!  Taylor Lynn is an amazing young girl, an excellent writer, a fantastic photographer with a great eye, a thinker, a protector of the environment, an animal lover, an avid reader, she’s just got it all!  Her blog is definitely a must follow.  And while you’re at it, check out her personal blog Perfectly Sensible Nonsense which is just as awesome as her business blog .  To see her photography skills at work, check out her Etsy Shop The Forest Faery.  Thanks Tay, I’m honored that you thought of me!

I created this Energy Art Angel (above) a few days ago in response to the issues I’ve been having with my heart chakra painting.  (What? Issues with the heart chakra? Surely not…..)   Gah!  That’s right, mucho crapola has been tied up in the ole’ heart chakra.  

It’s just as I expected, and as hard as it is,  I’m grateful to have the opportunity to clear out some of these issues.  This angel is infused with the movement and colors of several chakras  with the flow of energy going up and out, passing through the crown and transforming  into light and forgiveness.  The area around the heart is dark, but the light is illuminating the pain and 
the anger, bringing them out of the shadows. 


There’s some interesting symbolism in this image, for example, the shape way above the angels head is in the shape of a shield (a light source is at the base). Do you see it?  I thought it was interesting that a way of protecting the heart is in the saying “Shield’s up.”  There are others, too, but somehow my posts always get sooooo loooonnnnggggggg….



My heart chakra painting started out good, it was really pretty actually.  Then I took a break, looked at it a few days later and thought “Wow, this isn’t real, this is how I want to be, but it’s certainly not how I am“.  So I set my intention to paint my heart chakra as it is now.  So now it’s  muddy, dark, messy, and  ugly…..and then the issues arose.  I guess it takes being authentic and honest to get to the root of things and bring about true healing.  I sure wish I could just fake my way through things, but I’ve tried that….over and over…. and it doesn’t work!

I stumbled across the following message somewhere, can’t remember where.  I really need to work on paying attention! Anyway, I thought it was a good message:



Daily Channeled Message® by Dyan Garris 

Sometimes all we can see is what is directly in front of us. In our inability to see the bigger picture, to see the potential that is around the bend, we sabotage ourselves. And sometimes our expectation and attachment to the way things are “supposed” to look when we get around that bend is what sets us up for disappointment. When you can move along the path knowing that whatever shows up along the way and whatever things look like when you get to the clearing, they are all in perfect order, no matter what you believed was “supposed” to happen, then you have just freed yourself. Today’s energy asks that we try to see both the forest AND the trees and KNOW that the rest will come. 


The Clearing Card 

The Clearing 
“The clearing you have come to here
May be a place of rest
Patience then is needed now
Before you can resume the quest.” 






Well, the sun is actually out today, it’s a miracle!  We actually had three more inches of rain in the last two days on top of the 18″ we’d had over the past week!  Everything’s so green and bright….wheee!!!


I’m about done with all this seriousness…I think the next post should be frivolous and fun!




I’m off!  Have a great one!


Laurie





Crazy Assed Weather

“Dream Angel”  by Primal Painter

I love this angel, the colors, the movement, the feeling, everything about it makes me gaze at it and feel better about things.  I’ve really needed to feel better the last few days, so yay for Dream Angel!


We’ve had so much rain in the past five days (or maybe longer, it feels like forever) that many of the roads around here have been washed out and flooded.  Several people have been washed away in their cars, the rivers are at dangerous flood levels, people have been evacuated….it’s been something else. Twelve inches so far and more coming this afternoon.


We’ve had hail three days in a row.  The first day, the hail was the size of tennis balls and didn’t just fall out of the sky, it  SHOT down on us with unbelievable force at an angle.  It felt like we were under attack!  The ice balls would hit the rocks, the trash cans and the CAR and the WINDOWS and just explode like mini bombs.


I was  screaming and shrieking about windows getting smashed out, so my boyfriend Jamie ran out to the car to cover up the windshield (he was too late) and got pelted with hail so big that it drew blood and made big welts on his arms.  I’ve never seen anything like it and I’m OLD!


My yard is littered with copious amounts of leaves and branches, my flowers are shredded…..Man! Crazy sh*t!  For some reason, and I don’t know if it’s the weather or what, but I’ve been super emotional.  I have to wonder if it’s because of the work I’ve started doing on my heart chakra painting.  My heart chakra is so deeply wounded that opening it up is releasing floodgates of emotions, kind of like the flood gates that have opened up in the sky.  I anticipated this happening but it’s still intense!


It also doesn’t help that I’ve been having horrible migraines, too.  I had some serious brain and head injuries that make me susceptible to post traumatic migraines.  I hate drugs, and the pills I take to get through them are brutal on my system.  No headache today (thank you God!) but I look and feel like complete and utter hell.


Well, on that depressing note, maybe some sunny happy pictures are in order! Here’s a few pictures of some of my flowers before the shredding..

My eyes are starting to get blurry on me (another side effect of the migraines, no it’s not age darnit!), especially the eye I look through the camera with, so it’s getting trickier and trickier to get things in focus.  I already have to wear reading glasses to read, but they don’t work with the camera viewfinder.  Not quite sure what I’m going to about that little glitch.


Well I need to get some things done before the next storm and the next migraine, so have a good one! (I made one of the tags for this post “whining”, gah!  Sorry…..)


Later,


Laurie

Digital Energy Art "The Angel" by primalpainter

“The Angel” by primalpainter
I was in an Angel mood yesterday and created this beautiful energy art from a photo of one of my older wall sculptures called “Forest Angels”. I have the same image in several different color combos, but this one is my fave.

The wall sculpture I used for inspiration is actually quite different from the ones I have listed on Etsy and Artfire right now.  I painted the glass in a transparent way and put a bulb behind it so it’s actually a light. There are hidden images of angels all over it.  I did several styles of these wall sculpture lights, not quite sure why I stopped doing them because they’re really pretty cool and unique.  My daughter has this hanging in her apartment.

See any angels?
So  I was thinking, (oh no, not that) there seems to be a big connection between my moods, energy level and the weather.  I seem to have a strong desire to hibernate if the temperature gets below 55 degrees. Is that ridiculous or what?! 55 degrees!! 
I think it must be one of those excuses that I pull out of my bottomless pit called “Stupid Excuses and Ridiculous Reasons for Procrastination“.  It’s always been a little tricky to be self-employed, there’s just so many things to get distracted by….. like naps….soap operas…flowers….books….daydreaming.  If it’s gloomy outside, Good Gawd, can’t work in the studio today, I might get some gloom on me or sumthin’.  What the…?!  That’s so ridiculous!
I really have to change my ways, like maybe get on a schedule of some kind.  (A schedule? Really? Me? LOLOL)   Seriously, though, I need to work on my self-discipline which is something I’ve been telling myself for the past oh, 30 years or so but to no avail.  Maybe it’s time to grow up………
On that note, let’s watch a little video: 
That could be me telling myself  “You’re 50 years old, grow up, get some self discipline, and get on a schedule, darn you!”  I respond with “Talk to the hand, bee-otch, I can kick your butt with my kung fu feet!”. But in the end, it’s all just  “DA da da…da DA da…. da da DA”.
Haha, I could do a whole post on the imaginary conversation between these two
Well it’s gloomy, cold and rainy so I’d better curl up with a good book……Good Gawd, I’m hopeless!!!
Later,
Laurie