I found the original image of bison on the move in Pixabay (where you can pick up free images) and it reminded me of the bison as part of our earth heritage and appearing at Standing Rock as the Water Protectors were standing up for clean waters. So it’s not just about honouring the earth, but also those who are standing up to protect the waters around the earth wherever action is needed.
I created this in the middle of the night when I couldn’t sleep – decided to seize the opportunity to make creative use of my insomnia and create some art. Again, digital art with Toolwiz, image of hawk from Pixabay. Having completed this, I climbed back into bed and went fast asleep – mission accomplished!
These images – particularly the one of the honeyeater – reminded me of remembering the magic of how sweet life can be, despite all the ups, downs and challenges. Around us is the beauty of the natural world – flowers, birds, grasses, rivers, puddles of rain, and so on. And friends, lovers, partners – all offer us the possibilities of love, hugs and kind words.
Something different today: Today I happened to open a book called “Writing as a Sacred Path” by Jill Jepson, at the section on shamanism and our connection to nature. It prompted me to return to a simple photo of an olive tree trunk with the Besparmak Mountains in the background and do some fiddling with PicMonkey, the first ever photo editing programme I came across on-line.
The olive tree is just a trunk as it has died, but in front of it are fresh grasses to remind us that we are born onto a living planet and if we don’t take care of it, the planet will survive very well without us. Hopefully people’s action will preserve Mother Earth for future generations to enjoy as we are enjoying her support today.
I have to be honest and say that Madonna of Compassion is one of my favourite creations. If I remember correctly, the original image was created with the FlowArtapp.And I added in some amendments with the help of my App of the Moment, Toolwiz.
I guess the Madonna of Compassion is something desperately needed in this wacko world of ours, so I hope some energy expands from the image to assuage in part the great suffering on this lovely planet of ours.