It has been said many times and in many ways that your heart holds all the treasure, talent, hope, joy and guidance that you require.
Art is a relationship between who we are and what we do and like all relationships it takes work to keep it alive. On the negative side, keeping it alive can be frustrating, exhausting, depressing and may cause one to want to give up. Fortunately there is a plus side where one experiences adventure, excitement and wonder at what is possible. Because we can trust this imbalance between the negative and positive aspects of painting, our efforts can come as a surprise as they bring us deeper in the magical process of creativity. For me, Barnyard Rooster is one of those paintings that invited me to dig deeper into what my heart holds.
At the onset of this painting excursion, I wasn’t after anything in particular. I was out to play – to experience water, paint and a delightful surface called terra skin. Barnyard Rooster is the outlandish result! Is it a Cockfight or is the rooster chasing a possible predator or is he just feeling his importance in the barnyard? All the descriptions are plausible but what I relate to is the action from the brushstrokes, the colors used and particularly the transformation between the descriptive strong darks and the mystical softer edges that support them.
It is true, at least for me, that the heart does hold all the treasure, talent, hope, joy and guidance that is required. Working at my relationship with Art is indeed an adventure – one I am more than willing to continue.
Crop circles fascinate me. Needing a logical explanation there are those who say footwork and boards are responsible. Equally fascinating is that balls of light have been photographed creating these geometric patterns. It seems our programmed perception needs accepted methods to believe. However, accepted methods are now questionable. With quantum physics shaking Classical, Newtonian beliefs, this paradigm has shifted.
Consciousness is everywhere including the empty space in our universe. Space is filled with probability waves and parallel universes. With Consciousness, Focused Intent and Imagery, we get Manifestation. With this in mind, different dimensions seem reasonable. Consideration is now given to intuition, imagery and dreams.
One can speculate that crop circles seen by those who have the eyes to see appeared in the Collective Dream and entered our Reality because we are ready for it to do so. Perhaps we have entered unfamiliar dimensions and if we are to understand them reprogramming our mindsets is needed. This does not negate logic and reason but it does mean expanding it.
I do so love a mystery………..
Like painting, writing is another form of creative expression. Instead of using brushstrokes, however, one uses words. Writing creates inner visualization and this is what this blog is to be about. Some writings will have paintings but not all of them. The covid pandemic has brought out the writer in me and I am loving creating using this venue.