Lord of the Realms of the Waters

Lord of the Water Realms

This is an image inspired by a really beautiful waterfall.  PicMonkey has a new gizmo in its “Effects” section called “Mirror” which I’ve found fascinating when working with elemental energies. It’s as if you can pull apart the surface image to find below the elemental waiting to be revealed.

In this image, you can see the face of the Lord of the Realms of the Waters which is what this Elemental demanded to be called.  I went for Lord of the Waters first off, but no – his full title is “Lord of the Realms of the Waters”. The moon is included as well as clouds at the base as these are related to the waters of Planet Earth.

Call me as nutty as a fruitcake if you like, but one thing I’ve learned in my many years of metaphysical learning and Tarot reading, it’s to heed what I hear and reproduce it without allowing my intellect to interfere.


Water Elements: Butterfly Healing

Butterfly waters

This image was created from a photo of waterfalls in Croatia. There is a specific symbolism here from the water spirits of these waterfalls: the butterfly at the front represents the transformation affecting Mother Earth and sentient beings at a global level. The blurred image around the edge represents the uncertainty of change and the unpredictable nature of these times. the Moon represents the inner emotional changes affecting Planet Earth and the waters represent the healing effects of this transformation.

I got the feeling of a great deal of love, warmth, support and understanding being extended to all sentient beings but particularly to those human beings who are choosing to repair, nurture and care for our wonderful planet.

The Aeons of Art

The Aeons of Art

This is a tribute to all those who have created art (painting, photography, glass, sculpture, etc.,) since time immemorial – to those who have produced a vast array of images over the aeons, from rock & cave art to huge canvases to small pieces to doodlings at home, to paintings on crockery, both large & small sculptures, beautiful glassware, wherever people share their imagination, creativity and joy in art in all its multitude of manifestations.

It doesn’t matter if you’re well-known or simply creating art on small bits of paper at home – you are part of a tradition going back tens of thousands of years. Welcome to the tribe of artistic angels who light our own lives and those of so many others!

This digital art is created from a base of a frozen waterfall in the Smokies overlaid with a photo of a waterfall flowing into the sea at Big Sur. The horse in the bottom right hand corner represents the wealth of rock and cave art which still leaves us dazzled at the creativity and clarity of images. The frozen waterfall represents the images of the past, immortalised in so many ways through canvas, paper and whatever people have chosen as a base on which to create their images, while the flowing waterfall represents the never-ending creativity of humanity.

Credits: Frozen Waterfall, Republic of Ann – Dispatches from the Smokies

Big Sur’s McWay falls touches the Pacific, SmileCalm

Magickal Nature

Magic of Nature

This piece of digital art has been created from a photo taken in the Smoky Mountains by Ann who operates the blog, The Republic of Ann:


Here’s a link too to Ann’s Flickr album, she really has taken some fantastic photos and I’m learning about geography as I had a vague idea the Smokies are in the US but now I know WHERE they are in the US (geography was my worst subject at grammar school!).


Ann lives in the Smoky Mountains and kindly offered to allow me to use photos she’s taken of the Smokies for my digital art, mainly rocks but for this art piece I digressed.  Actually, I was so busy poring over her photos of what is a really superbly lovely part of the planet that I almost forgot to get on with the artwork.

I decided to work with a photo Ann took of a waterfall instead of rocks and the above is a result of merging this photo with a piece of artwork I did that I didn’t feel satisfied with on its own.

When I looked at the final image, I really felt like I was looking into the magic of nature – the colours, the shapes, the devic energies, rock spirits, all the information that we can see if we are open to simply seeing/feeling/absorbing the energies of nature. Too often we’re busy striding through a landscape, instead of walking within the landscape.

Below are the two images I used to create The Magic of Nature and also a third which is the first merger of the two photos and which I worked on further for the final image:

First merger of two original photos
Truth-Telling (2)
Image I merged with waterfall photo
Ann's Waterfall
Ann’s photo of a waterfall in the Rockies.