I just happened to look out the window this evening, around 6.30pm, to see this month’s Super Full Moon shining big and bright, much more brilliant than the last Super Moon that everyone banged on about. Here it was pathetic! So here’s the lovely full moon shining down on our little island in the eastern Mediterranean and also another image with Pixlr overlays (just ‘cos I felt like having a bit of creative fun!).
This month we have eclipse season – a New Moon Solar Eclipse on 12/13th September, and a full Moon Lunar Eclipse on 27/28th September (my birthday – should be interesting this year!). So this piece of digital art honours the eclipses and the challenges, changes and transformations they can offer our lives. The moon image is self-explanatory; the butterfly represents change and transformation; the lightning represents the upheaval than can occur in our lives if we dance with eclipse energy and are open to new phases of our lives.
There’s a heap of information out there on the internet about the meaning and influences of these eclipses so here are a couple of links:
If you’re interested in investigating further about the nature and influences of eclipses, you can find a heap of links on the internet, but an interesting website which also offers a personal analysis of how eclipses affect you can be found at:
>As part of my retreat, I also felt compelled to create a piece of artwork which I think rather reflects the energy I feel at letting go of juggling too many balls and focusing only on the two main passions of my life:
I actually set out to create a montage of Aboriginal artwork I cut out of a 2010 diary I bought at the beginning of the year. Aboriginal art always talks to me because it’s so symbolic and I find it fascinating how Aboriginal artists sing their connection to this Earth into their artwork.
However, when I had finished the underlay paint of yellow, orange, red and ochre spreading out from the centre, I really felt drawn to continue to create a painting as opposed to a collage. And the above is the result.
At the centre is a polish cabochon of Tiger Eye surrou8nded by small Tiger Eye tumbled stones. These represent, for me at least, coming back down to Earth in relation to expressing my passions, and not being off in th ether with airy-fairy dreams which, with all due respect to them, send me hairing off in too many directions.
The yellow wavy circle represents my self-confidence and the journey of self-healing I’ve followed in order to express my passions in my own way. Around this are polished Citrine chips which represent the abundance and lightness I feel in my heart now I feel more aligned with what feeds the passion in my life.
The next, red, wavy circle represents the energy I feel now that I’m actually centred in my heart and I’ve let go of extraneous goals which were draining my energy. Around this are small, tumbled Carnelian stones which I always know as the Harvest Stone. ‘Nuff said.
The orange, wavy circle is my creative energy expanding while the small, Clear Quartz tumbled stones around this circle represent clarity of purpose.
Finally, the purple of the outermost wavy circle represents for me the spiritual inspiration which feeds my work, and my aim to be a channel to bring Spirit to Earth in my creativity.
The four black stones in each corner are a bit of a mystery. They could be black onyx or they could be obsidian, but either way they represent the stability of being grounded and aligned with the four directions – East, West, North and South – and four energies – Earth, Fire, Air and Water.
I might add that all this has only come to me as I’ve completed this painting and stood back and looked at it. It’s always a surprise what eventuates in creating artwork when I listen to intuition, keep my logical side under wraps, and simply go with the flow.
And, yes, I’ve yet to decide what I’m going to do with the photos of Aboriginal artwork which are still to be given a home!