Dances with Tree Elders

I created this with Toolwiz and a photo from Pixabay.  It reminds me of the Six of Trees in the Tarot deck, The Shining Tribe, by Rachel Pollack. The trees are very lively and happy, with the meaning: “Confidence, optimism, inspiring others, walking lightly over serious matters.”

 

Tree Elders Dreaming

 I created this with Toolwiz and a Pixabay image. I dithered for ages with the images created in a Toolwiz overlay as the other images were much clearer and brighter. But I decided in the end that I liked the more blurred image here because it made me think of trees dreaming into the universe and invoking galactic healing for Planet Earth.

Cathedral of Light

Cathedral of the Trees

Sometimes you can fiddle for ages with a photo until it feels right. The above image, on the other hand, emerged with only a bit of playing around with the gizmos on PicMonkey.  To me it represents a Cathedral of Light, a gift to humanity from the tree elementals which were part of the original image of an avenue of trees.

In Praise of Trees

In praise of trees

The base image for this piece of digital art is a photo of rainforest. Superimposed are images of what is called The Methuselah Tree, the bark of an olive tree, a ficus tree and the bark of a rainbow eucalyptus tree.

This is simply to honour trees, the role they play in regenerating the earth, and the way in which trees benefit human beings with their presence, their calmness and their reminder that not all things important are about material possessions.

Trees rule, okay?

Love of Trees

Love of Trees

My mojo decided to up stakes and go off on walkabout this past week which is why I haven’t been posting.  It was a bit of a surprise to me as normally I don’t have artist’s or writer’s block. But I decided to sit back, rest (because the good ol’ sciatica has been playing up leaving me with sleepless nights and dog-tired during the day) and take time out to consider what art I create and what fires up my passion.

I think I became a bit excited with all the gizmos that have appeared in Pixlr and got diverted into stuffing around with the images rather than the inspiration. I deleted a few images I found murky and unfocused, and as I did so I began to get a bit more clarity on my creative purpose.  I came to the conclusion that what really fires my passion is working with images from nature, which is returning to the love of nature I had as a child and into my early ‘teens.

The above image is from a tree stump I used recently to create another image. What I wanted to bring to mind here is not only the love of trees we need to embrace ourselves to ensure the future of the planet, but also the dispassionate love trees themselves have for the planet. They provide a vital function for the continuing life of Mother Earth, they are the lungs of the wonderful piece of the galaxy which supports and nurtures our existence. We – the trees and all sentient beings – are mutually interdependent and I hope this image creates one piece of the healing jigsaw so many of us are working to  complete in defence of this planet’s continued existence.