Light of the Fae

Light of the Fae

I dithered about posting this image for a long while as I simply didn’t get a really appropriate description. Then I returned to  PicMonkey, added in some illumination and a frame, and voila!  the name popped up straight away: “Light of the Fae”.

The light radiates from a photo I took of a Dow clear quartz crystal in my rock collection. The name “Dow” was given to this type of crystal by Katrina Raphaell, a pioneer in crystal healing, in honour of her friend JaneAnn Dow, another pioneer of crystal healing.

The crystal has a termination of 3 x 7 sides with 3 triangles in between.  Three is considered a number of the Trinity, mind/body/spirit, divinity, optimism, fun. Seven is inner wisdom, rebirth, contemplation.

When you then start adding the numbers in the Dow faces, you get 3 x 3 = 9, which relates to humanitarianism, communication, tolerance, wisdom. If you add the 3 x 7-sided faces together, you get 21= 2 + 1 = 3. If you then add all the faces together you get 30 which is 3 + 0 = 3.

My Dow crystal is quite amazing to work with – powerful, graceful, healing, centring. Which is why I felt drawn to superimpose it over the green image, representing the power and light of the Fae emerging from the eddies of cosmic energy empowered by the presence of ancient forests.

This is the photo of my Dow crystal:

Dow crystal 1

 

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Mountain Magic

Mountain Magic

I am re-connecting with my relationship with rocks and crystals.  I have been making wire wraps for various stones in my care, and the above image is created from a photo I took yesterday of the sun shining onto the Besparmak Mountains.

For me, there is an energy and power in mountains – I can see faces, images and energetic beings. The above is my inner image of the magic of mountains, so often overlooked because we’re taught to see rocks, mountains and stones as lifeless things to be used, without realising how we are upsetting the balance in our relationship with the planet which supports and nurtures us.

It’s my belief that the rise in the popularity of crystal healing and the availability of a wide-ranging array of crystals, rocks and stones is a shamanic calling from these earth energies to humanity to recall our connection with the natural world and our responsibility to co-create with the energies that surround us.

When we work with crystal healing, we are not simply healing ourselves, we are aligning ourselves with the planet to effect healing on the wider world around us.  In the words of Rachel Pollack, in her book on her Tarot deck, The Shining Tribe: “To truly Know Stone means to transcend the illusion of a separation  between Spirit and the material world.”

 

Sun over Besparmak Mtns 1
Original photo of sunlight over Besparmak Mountains as storm clouds have moved to the east.

 

Looking for a UFO landing spot

I created this image from a pale violet canvas in PicMonkey, then superimposed a photo I’d taken of grass in front of trees. Over that I superimposed another photo I took a while back of a firework exploding which I’d worked on in Photoshop. Then I fiddled with the gizmos on PicMonkey and BeFunky for this final image. I have no particular final plan in mind when I start creating art, but looking at the rather other wordly feel of the final image reminded me of a UFO casting its light at dusk trying to find a suitable place for a landing spot. Just my imagination, you understand!

Looking for a UFO landing spot
Looking for a UFO landing spot

It always amazes me where I end up when I’m creating art.  I have something in mind but end up with something completely different. I started off with an idea of a mix of flowers to honour an elderly friend of mine who loved flowers. But I lost the page and I usually consider when this happens that I need to go in another direction.

So I created a pale green canvas then fiddled with some of PicMonkey gizmos – mainly the clouds, paint and water. Then I added a layer of a photo I took of bamboo close to our apartment block.  It’s grown quite high since we moved here and I got a nice image of it silhouetted against the sky. I added another layer from the “paint” gizmo, another layer of the bamboo print,and finally fiddled with the “paint” gizmo to create the final image.

Along the way I decided that it brought out the hidden energies of the bamboo which is why I’ve called it: Spirit of Bamboo.

Spirit of Bamboo
Spirit of Bamboo

 

Spirit of Lavender

I came across a rather lovely lavender bush yesterday, and this photo is composed of various layers of the photograph I took of the bush, plus some playing around with PicMonkey gizmos.  I called this digital art “Spirit of Lavender” because it invokes the devic energies which surround this beautiful, healing plant.

Spirit of Lavender
Spirit of Lavender