Tuesday, May 18, 2010

8 Small Things ~ Gratitude

I am inspired by so many fabulous blogs out there in the world.
For my blog post today, i got my inspiration from here, Magpie Girl ~

"When the sun comes out ... my heart gets grateful.
Little things become more easily seen and treasured."

In the spirit of being grateful, and honoring those things, both big and little, here are 8 from me:

1. Rain in the month of May in California
2. Food in my tummy
3. Happenings like Tribal Fest
4. Fresh local, organic strawberries
5. The robin on our deck as I type
6. Sisterhood
7. Ian's crazy imagination
8. Courage

For these things, Thank You!

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Transformation & Rebirth

and the
Cauldron of Transformation

Cerridwen comes from Welsh legend.
She embodies all three lunar aspects of the Goddess, Maiden, Mother & Crone,
however she is primarily known in her Crone aspect.

Cerridwen's cauldron is an ancient feminine symbol of renewal, rebirth, transformation and inexhaustible plenty. It is the primary female symbol of the pre-Christian world, and represents the womb of the Great Goddess from which all things are born and reborn again. Like the Greek Goddess, Demeter, and the Egyptian Goddess, Isis, Cerridwen was the great Celtic Goddess of inspiration, intelligence and knowledge, and was invoked as a law-giver and sage dispenser of righteous wisdom, counsel and justice.

This painting was inspired by this idea of transformation and rebirth.

It was also COMPLETELY inspired by the projects in the book Taking Flight by Kelly Rae Roberts.

I thank her immensely for encouraging me to play with paint!

Honoring the endings and the beginnings that are the spiral of our lives...

...here's to TRANSFORMATION!

Stretch out those wings, and fly!

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

I am thrilled and honored to be reading/doing/committing to the Artist's Way by Julia Cameron with a wonderful group of women!

And I'm off with a running start...

It's my second time ~ very excited about it!

Wish me luck!

Here's to a community of ARTists ... a WORLD of ARTists!