Earth’s Bounty

My husband brought home the two large brown seed pods after going for a walk this afternoon. He is planning to sprout them to add to our garden – all our gardens are populated by plants which he’s sprouted or taken cuttings from, as he has a real green thumb.

So I put the seeds together with another set of seed pods and some small stones along with a large one on Japanese art paper. I think they look good sitting there together.

A Blessing for Equilibrium

A Blessing for Equilibrium

Like the joy of the sea coming home to shore,
May the music of laughter break through your soul.

As the wind wants to make everything dance,
May your gravity be lightened by grace.

Like the freedom of the monastery bell,
May clarity of mind make your eyes smile.

As water takes whatever shape it is in,
So free may you be about who you become.

As silence smiles on the other side of what’s said,
May a sense of irony give you perspective.

As time remains free of all that it frames,
May fear or worry never put you in chains.

May your prayer of listening deepen enough
To hear in the distance the laughter of God.

~ John O’Donohue ~

(Benedictus – A Book of Blessings)

 

Flying High

Still on the Standing Stones of Callenish, this image relates to the energies of Earth, Fire, Air and Water. I find I’m adding water more to artwork these days, in recognition of climate change and the rising power of the water element in Mother Nature.

Again I’m indebted to Dina, for her kind permission to use the images of the Standing Stones of Callenish in photos she took during a visit to the Orkneys. Her blog and messages from the wonderful Bookfayries can be found at: The World According to Dina. 

Time Lords of Callenish

A few posts back I posted an image I created from a photo of the Stones of Callenish on the Orkney Islands in north Scotland by The World According to Dina.

The photos Dina took are awesome and so sensitive to the energies of the stone circle, the best I’ve seen of this amazing creation.

The image above is created from another photo of the Stones of Callenish which Dina took, and this time I was reminded of their power and energy as Time Lords – they look for all the world like beings of stone holding the circle to stabilise energy currents flowing throughout this planet.

Love Actually

grounding-loveHere’s another crystal mandala I created yesterday. I did create one late last week but felt it was really heavy – perhaps reflecting the fact we’ve been having a difficult time with unpleasant neighbours.

Anyway, yesterday I added a lovely pashmina which my step-daughter gave me – she bought it in Brick Lane, London, which is a multicultural centre so for me represents the gifts of friendship and love from various cultures which have enriched my life. At the back is a figurine which represents earth love for me. In the centre is my Tibetan singing bowl which represents the power of sound as a healing medium. Beside the figurine are two raw rose quartz rocks which carry the energies of love as a transformative power. Beside the bowl are two pieces of ochre for the creative power of the earth element. Either side of the bowl’s stick are a pair of Lake Superior tube agates, for the flow of earth energy in our bodies, and around the outside of the mandala are plain rocks which I’ve found while fossicking as well as a plain rock with a beautiful inlaid pattern which my daughter in Scotland gifted me.

Ordinary rocks to me are still part of Mother Earth’s wealth as well as reminding us that beauty can be found anywhere when you look with open eyes and forget superficial ideas of beauty. Right at the front is a whale fossilised ear bone, to remind us that we stand on the creations of the past as we create our own artistic offerings in the present and for future generations.

The uniting power is the gift of love which is transformative, supportive and the engine of the universe.

Earth Day

Earth Day

I created this poster for Earth Day from an acrylic painting I made in Australia. It has paper bark, sunstone chips and pheasant coucal feathers (the pheasant coucal is a member of the cuckoo family but builds its own nest and rears its own young). The web represents creation and the songlines which link us all in one great galactic kaleidoscope.