Monday, 18 September 2017

NEW WEBSITE

I HAVE A NEW WEBSITE  !!!!

WHERE YOU WILL FIND OUT ABOUT MY WORK AS A ONESPIRIT MINISTER ,  AS A CELEBRANT,
AND HOW 1 TO 1 COUNSELLING   BECOMES CLOWNSELING ...
BECAUSE ..
YES..
I HAVE BEEN DEVELOPING MY SKILLS AS A SACRED CLOWN WITH  MY TEACHER DIDIER DANTHOIS 

WHAT IN EARTH IS THAT ???

HAVE A LOOK AND SEE AT

http://www.heartclown.com 

Friday, 10 February 2017

3 female goddesses ..

In this 4th and last post (for now  ) are 3 larger paintings that have emerged alongside the ones in the previous 3 posts ,  over recent months.  Like the other work ,  they couldn't grow without the support of my spirit teachers,   the support and  sharing of those i sit in circle with regularly,  and many soul feeding conversations with like - minded people   thank you all . 

The 1st 2  arrived one after the other as a pair .  This 1st one  ' The song of connection '  started off very different ,  and was a real surprise in its final form, letting me know clearly when it wasn't right yet ..  and then when it was finally finished ,  as paintings often do . The eyes in the hands are a reminder  of Chenrezig ,  also known as Avalokiteshvara ,  the  all-seeing buddhist  god of compassion,  who has  11 heads and 1,000 hands with 1.000 eyes ,  and therewith enough compassion for the whole world ..




I was told that the next one,  a companion painting,  was called ' The dance of connection '  and it came in quite quickly ,  then stalled for weeks while i worked on others ,  and finally was finished only this week ..  and like those posted previously ,  it harks back to my vision quest day last year .  There's no knowing quite when those experiences will bear more fruit ,  they  pop back up and surprise you ..



And finally ,  this is what has become the third partner in this group of paintings.   Although started last ,  it was completed between the other 2 .  The initial drawing  came from a shamanic journey and is part of the answer to a question about the wild juicy nature of creativity  !  -   soon afterwards i realised she was demanding that  i develop her into a painting .  She is called ' The Creatrix '  and  also said to me 'You don't have like me ! ' .. 





new lettering ..

this painting is another one  that came from my vision quest last year -  and the thoughts and words that came to me about being connected ,  by which i mean connected to spirit , to whatever you call the divine ,  that which is bigger than us ,  and holds us in love .  Always.

after the work i posted just before this , i realised i needed to explore lettering more creatively ,  which i am thoroughly enjoying .  It has opened a new world of options ,  lots more to learn ,  and allowed me a new playfulness  in completing this painting .. and will lead to more ..
once again the 2nd photo is to show the overlap round 1 of the edges .. (oh and the lines coming off the painting are just my hanging system )


  

Painting from a poem ...

This next post is about one painting -  which came about as a result of a retreat with fellow OneSpirit minister -  you know who you are .  We were read a poem called ' Meditation for  the fully realised woman '   by Karen Andes,  and asked afterwards to write down key words , or phrases ,that had stood out to us .    I did a drawing .  Which  later ,  back home in the studio , became this painting .  And then i did add a phrase from the poem round the edge of the canvas ...  all is in these photos ..drawing ..  1st stage of painting ,  finished painting ,  and text on the edges 











Time to post some paintings ...

Its been a while since i used this blog , and now i would like to make some posts with the paintings i have been doing , please click on them to enlarge them .   I have moved into pieces with text in , and here in the 1st of them , from earlier last year .  Its about thanking that part of me that had been busy with holding on to old stuff where my energy doesn't need to be ,  and welcoming that energy forward into my current life .  Letting all that energy that was tied up in outdated struggles ,  which  could  make me very negative -    what i called my bitch voice -   come forward  into my life now ,  in a positive way  and become  my beauty voice  now instead. This painting came from thanking my beauty voice for all its strengths  that i can use now ...  





these next photos are of a sketchbook page from the time after I spent a vision quest day out on the land here ,  thinking  a lot about connectedness ..  feeling my connectedness with the place where i sat for 8 hours ..  and this felt pen doodle became a painting .  It goes round the edge of the deep canvas -  the way i often work ..  
( this text has decided to centre itself in the middle .. I like this colour ,  but i can't remember how to set the text back to the side ,  it seems to have a mind of its own .   I am clearly  more at home in my painting studio ...)




 

and finally ,  another progression from pen sketch to paintings -  this one came to me when i was driving down a country road ,  and i heard it from the old oak trees on the hedges ..   





Monday, 30 March 2015

THOSE COSTUMES ....

Here they are at last ..  many of you know that my dear Mum passed away just at the time the play was on,  for which I made these costumes ...  hence time has passed before responding to your delightful requests to see this body of work.   How Mum would  have loved to see them....actually she did see most of them on these and more photos,  the only person allowed that preview -   except for Deidre , the director,  of course -  it was fun to share that secret  through January  ..

I dont have a lot to say about them really,  it was a wonderful commission  ..  see my post before last for more  ...

I definitely intend to continue this thread of making upcycled clothes,  ideas are already brewing ,  so a new collection will be starting after the easter break ,  you saw it here first   ...   and I give thanks to all the creative spirits who whisper in my ear ...

here goes -  8 costumes   for the play  'Time's Fools -  the magic of maybe '                     at the Midland Arts Centre,  Birmingham  Feb 12-14th 2015 .....                                     (the white t-shirt under the 1st one isn't part of it -  just so it would show up )


















Friday, 13 February 2015

HERE'S ONE I MADE EARLIER ....

And it came about through Carys Hedd of Wench Wear who taught & inspired me to start this upcycling fun .. ( see link below these posts)  
When she and Jade Mellor opened their fab shop Melfed in Cardigan last year, with Jade's delicious foraged foods & Carys's wonderful garments ,  (also see their Facebook page)  I won a raffle prize at their opening to spend a day on one of Carys's upcycling courses there,  turning old jerseys into a tunic dress ...   
Well I ended up finishing the garment at home,  and the skills I expanded that day came in very handy for making the costumes I wrote about on my previous post ....  

I hadn't photographed it,  but Pete was playing with my phone today ..  and here is the record of  what happened when a tibetan jacket I bought in Darjeeling nearly 30 years ago met a  jersey I have had a long time too ...   
I so recommend cutting up those clothes you no longer wear  :-)  This is so much more fun,  feels like new, and the old clothes aren't wasted .. win win.
Have a go , or ask me and I will enjoy doing it for you ....