Opening one's heart requires strength, courage and trust...it is a necessary leap of faith that if done moment by moment, time and again, transforms the world...both our own personal world and the world at large.
8x10" mixed media on paper
This painting is about my own process of opening up, of trusting...trusting all of it: myself, life, others...more and more. Putting my art out into the world takes great courage, it's all very different from looking at it at home! I chose to use pieces of an old map purposely in this painting...it's a map of the West country (UK) a place I'd like to live someday and somewhere I've explored and connected with deeply many times...I'm finding that opening is a continual inner journey of similar exploration...there is much beauty and wonder to experience...♥
I have painted several of these 'word heart' paintings now and will share them over the coming weeks, each has it's own word, like an affirmation to read and aspire to, to know and to hold inside our hearts...I hope you like them :)
The beautiful magnolia trees
I've always connected strongly with nature, it's rhythms, patterns and beauty lead me to trusting it's power...be they strapping trees or delicate blooms, they stay true to themselves, never comparing, judging or shaming one another for their different ways of living, growing and expressing themselves, instead, staying true to themselves, they bloom...they are all in harmony together...we can learn a lot from nature ♥
My beloved prismas!
When I'm not painting or wombling about in nature, I like taking pictures of my things...I love my materials, and feel very appreciative of them, be it my pencils (love my prismas) paper stacks or paints...they all seem like friends on hand, ready to manifest the next surprising creation, which often seems to take on a life of it's own in it's unfolding...leaving me to be but a witness to the process once again!
Sunset over the garden gate...
We have finally re-connected with our garden this weekend and it was wonderful to discover all of the beautiful flowers and trees coming into flower and leaf...having a tidy up out there felt very good...on the odd good weather days over the last couple of months, we have chosen to go out and visit beautiful gardens and now it feels good to be tending to our own...I feel a trip to the nursery coming on...
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