Saturday, August 8, 2009

Seed Pod Mobiles...Let Peace Begin With Me

This is my World Peace project...ambitious, not really, just conscious creativity. I paint and write messages on these natural treasures and give them to others to spread love and joy one pod at a time. This really works to improve my life as well, for my personal wealth grows as I am able to share what I have with others. I encourage others to utilize this idea or any variation of it because there is an abundance of free supplies out there falling from the trees and they make lovely, unique gifts. The people I give the pods to read the message and feel good. I am told often that they are sitting on a desk or shelf to be seen over and over and the pods serve as a reminder to value love, self, the Earth, and more. That can make a difference in some one's life. The smallest bit of love and kindness plants a seed that has the ability to turn into a beautiful garden, field, grove, and even forest over time.
The seed pods in the circle are from a Jacaranda tree and the others I am not sure, but they're all over my neighborhood! This piece is a mobile I made for my friend's was especially made for a very special person.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

"Divine Mother Avocado Tree" August, 2009

This piece is a painting of a burned up tree in Griffith Park and is dedicated to the Divine Mother, Mother Nature, the spirit of life which infinitely perseveres moment by moment. Divine Mother, forever rooted and grounded in truth, beauty, and eternity stands tall and strong in faith and devotion to life. Her children, all beings, are a reflection of her made in her image and we may look to her for strength and inspiration. As I move through the changes that inevitably happen in my life I trust Divine Mother to guide, protect, and embrace me with love. Graciously I learn from her to be courageous as I walk through the fires and I stand in unwavering faith today. I know without doubt that I will make it through, for the only way through is through.

8/6/09..."You can take the girl out of the freight train but not the freight train out of the girl". by Josh Parish

"Pure Heart"

"Pure Heart" is a commissioned collaborative mural/collage by Chris Torres and me. The design is Chris' self portrait full of magical symbols and conscious intention setting. The black angel with a pure white heart is a captivating image which is a reflection of Chris and of the inherent dichotomies in himself and the world. We designed this piece based on his angel, natural elements, the Universe, and God's love. Through discussion and sketches one month prior to the actual painting. Chris built the mural, frame, and even the easel that held the giant painting. August 27 and 28, 2009, one symbol, one colour scheme at a time, we liberated this beautiful creation from the creative ether's of the soul and imagination and it resides in his home forevermore. "Pure Heart" is nine feet long and four feet tall, the largest painting I have ever been blessed to work on!

Thank you Chris Torres for your creative contributions to the world of art and conscious creativity and for allowing me to participate in this collaboration!!!

Thank you Faleena Hopkins for this photogragh!!!