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.)


About Janet

Janet is the artist and creator behind the Self-Love Oracle. Drawing fantastical subjects since childhood and holding a B.A. in Journalism, she's worked in tourism and both print and web publishing. After her experiences with motherhood, divorce, Tibetan Buddhism, healing, and the supernatural, she pushes others to explore their creativity and to share their stories. She can be reached for her editing, illustration, and design services, as well as creative coaching, here.