White Peacock

white peacock watercolor

Watercolors, 8 x 11 inches, completed 2017.

This angel was meant as a fun quick one, but would wait patiently as other projects came up. It was started late last year, more or less bringing me into the Year of the Fire Rooster in Chinese astrology.

(If you’d like more grandiose terms, I’ve found web sites that have declared it the Tibetan Year of the Phoenix, or Firebird—which I cannot verify, not speaking Tibetan aside from mantras!)

While work was still in progress, the White Peacock made a one or two “guest appearances” at my weekly oracle readings, with her main message that false modesty and hiding one’s true self benefits no one. Instead of hiding our strengths and gifts, we can share them, develop them, and teach them to others.

If you’d like to share this painting with a quote, I’ve got that covered:

white peacock quote T. Harv Eker

New Paintings & Videos from March and April

Not all the paintings are new, but they’ve only just been uploaded to the site:

There are narrated work-in-progress videos for the Blue Rose Angel and Fairy Messenger:

 

The Self-Love Challenge Series debuts!

The Self-Love Oracle gets put to work in this video. I’m hoping to record one video a week in this format. If you prefer to read instead of watch:

Lots of potential for change and a new direction in the next week. Take time to know and imagine what you want for yourself, without being influenced by other people’s fears and expectations too much. Free up the time and energy you need to do what you need to do, to implement your desired/needed changes by making sure you’re not carrying other people’s “stuff” for them. The path going forward for yourself needs to be set by YOU, so get in touch with how YOU feel! Alone-time and drawing up personal boundaries (setting up physical/emotional space between yourself and others) is being emphasized, to hold and embark on a new vision for yourself.

2015 Opens

“Waterlily” (leftmost, above) was my last painting of 2014, and 2015 has been a mad time since then! I have started offering workshops, art classes, and meditation circles. Drop me an email for the rates of my private art classes, or for my workshops and meditation circles, join my meet-up group, The Truth and Love Labs.

 

Time Keeps on Slipping, Slipping, Slipping

(Into the future…) And here’s a peek at what’s coming up very soon. Mark your calendars!:

The quarterly holistic fair along Haji Lane is returning very very soon, and this time for two days. (PANIC!) Not only will I be running my stall there, but I’ll also be hosting 2 workshops, one of which is a group game to produce collaborative mandalas. When I was explaining the game mechanics to a friend, they pointed out good-naturedly that only an artist could come up with that idea—actually, an artist and former gamer! (If I could still find my 8-, 12-, and 20-sided dice, I’d include them!) I’ll provide more information on both workshops once I know the time slots I’ve snagged. Come on by on Oct 25th and 26th!

bookletsanything if the idea in my head looks pretty enough!

Speaking of making pretty things, if you’re up for learning a new craft and applying it toward Christmas gifts, join me for a soap workshop on November 30th. Spots are limited so please indicate your interest early and book the date! Materials and lunch will be provided and it’s going to be a fun day of scents and slippery soap.

If you came for art…

These above are all in the channeled paintings gallery—a new category! It’s also now a service offered at my Etsy store. I’ve been a busy bee and there’s going to be one more announcement coming up on the site soon, so watch this space.

(And just in case the title of this update got you hankering for the related song, I’ve provided the YouTube link.)

Turning and returning

Some paintings I’ve been working on in the last months have their work-in-progress shots below.

There are lots of circles; in a manner of speaking I have found a way of working in which I find myself quite comfortable and uplifted, and constantly inspired. Not all the completed pieces will be posted to the site now as I am reserving them for a series, but you can see the ones I am showing in the general paintings gallery. I’ve always admired mandalas but never had quite the discipline or inclination to paint in purely circular/abstract forms, even though I’ve gone through periods of seeing mandalas behind my eyelids and before going to sleep—perks of regular meditation.

Some viewers may recognise the figures and symbols I’m using now as those of sacred geometry. I find the forms soothing to explore, and the organic figures naturally flow from the geometric shapes once I’ve laid them down. It sure takes composition dilemmas out of my hands! (If you’re interested in my spiritual wanderings, feel free to visit Magic & Meditation.)