The Rise of Goodness

I created this image to celebrate all those who are standing up for decency and condemning the fascists in the US and their endorsement by the despicable, utterly corrupt Donald Trump.

The events since last weekend have indeed been awful but from bad has come good – so many people have been galvanised to stand up, organise and resist the neo-fascists, while Trump has cooked his goose well and truly with his disgusting endorsement of white supremacy.

So the image above has certain symbology: below are the waters of emotional turmoil but also emotional support for each other. Above are the stars which shower us with grace, love, compassion and optimism. Running through the centre is a river of light, illuminating hope and right action against the forces of evil.

And central is an image of Ganesh, the Indian god. I had intended to use a photo I’d taken in Australia of a spider and its web, to represent Spider Woman spinning a new society. But then I came across the image of Ganesh and it was so apt I decided on that instead.

Ganesh is the destroyer of vanity, selfishness and pride. He is the remover of obstacles and also the symbol of abundance but right abundance – sourced from love and compassion and not profane worship of money. Interestingly, he also places obstacles in the path of those who need to be checked. I thought this was most appropriate in current circumstances.

 

 

Love – the Healing Fire of the Heart

I sat and worked on this on my Lenovo tablet this afternoon.  I had no idea how much you can create with apps on a tablet, like a whole new creative door has opened for me. My favourite app is Toolwiz, an amazing app with so many functions that I still keep finding new ways to create art with this app.

I’m also rather indebted to President Trump because the awfulness of him and the swamp around him is inspiring me to work on creating images of beauty and colour rather than the turgid grey and black of the billionaire bloodsuckers.

One more post to finalise and then I’m off to sit with my foster dog, Rolo, who – after seven months with us – is off to the UK early Thursday morning to his new family.  I shall miss him immensely but I’m so glad we were able to provide him with a holding space until a new family became available to offer him a loving home, complete with garden, cats (he loves our cat) and someone who works from home each day. So he’ll be a complete lap dog with company so he can loll around as he does here – he would have to be the most bone idle dog we’ve ever come across but so affectionate and good-natured.

Life – On Your Feet, Not Your Knees

life

I had fun last night with the kaleidoscope function on Toolwiz, plus I discovered a whole heap of symbols I’d missed completely. This is the result: Life. Too often we’re encouraged to play small, but living up to our potential is part of the road of life.  We have one life and it needs to be lived to the full!

Abundance and Resilience

abundance-and-resilienceI’ve been absent for a while due to health challenges which have now sort of sorted themselves out, as much as they’re able, I guess.

I came across an image of a bison and, as I mentioned in an earlier post, it reminded me of a dream I had where I was in my grandmother’s kitchen (I always felt well nurtured and loved at my maternal grandmother’s house), looked out the window and saw a huge, magnificent bison peacefully grazing on the grass in the garden.

I have never forgotten this image as it was so clear and striking, so I’m accepting that Bison is one of my spirit beings. My other constant spirit being companion is a spider.

The Wealth Within

The Wealth Within

I created this by zooming into a photo of a pyrite sphere I bought last week which showed rainbow colours when the sun shone on it. I then worked on the close-up with PicMonkey and Pixlr.

Initially I thought I’d focus on the stars within, because the pyrite is quite extraordinary in its inner brilliance. But then I came across the Ganesha symbol, representing prosperity, fortune and success. He is the Lord of Beginnings and the Remover of Obstacles of both material and spiritual kinds. Interestingly, he also places obstacles in the path of those who need to be checked.

And I was inspired by the idea of The Wealth Within – our creative abundance and inspiration, however that speaks for each individual, as we are all unique offering gifts enriching our daily lives and humanity as a whole.

Pyrite, rainbow colours

 

 

Earth’s Bounty

Earth's Bounty

I came across a piece of digital art I created a while back which I never finished, so decided to fiddle with it today. I was inspired by watching small bees buzzing furiously and feeding in the bottlebrush flowers which are in full bloom on the four bottlebrush bushes we have in our garden in North Cyprus.