Sun Infused Glass (Colour Energy)

I LOVE to create with colour!

 

Colour Energy

I've been having  fun creating bright colourful fused glass work in a very abstract way. I love to work with colour in my glass in a very random way.

This is when I am the very happiest in my creating time. When there are no perimeters on what I create. This way I can create whatever comes to mind on that particular day, with what the energy of the day brings to me.

It feels like a more feminine way to create. Without restrictions or expectations. With more F L O W. 

To Flow: "proceed or be produced smoothly, continuously, and effortlessly"

I chose F L O W as my word for this year. I want to continue to learn to inhabit the meaning of the word more fully in all areas of my life.  The description above sounds good to me!  It happens often enough that I am well aware of how good it feels. Now my "work" is to pull it through into more areas of my life.

Stir Stix

As you can see the colours I am liking now are moving and F L O Wing between my fused glass work and my painting and mixed media work. Nice.

Lots of WARM colours...yellow and red in the mix right now. Maybe because it was been such a super SUNNY winter here on the west coast, in the rainforest. Typically we would have much more rain at this time of year. We've been sun infused.

"One Tribe" Mixed Media Art

I often listen to fictional audiobooks, music and spiritual teachings in my studio. Currently I have been listening to "The Desire Map" by Danielle Laporte! It is brilliant.

Of Buffalo and Salmon (or, what's the connection?)

I want to share a little with you all....to help you to understand my work a little better, to see the connections that may not be obvious at first (or even second) glance to you.

I love wildlife, I love the wilderness, I love nature and I do not feel separate from Mama Gaia....it helps that I live in a forest, near the sea and I choose to live very simply without a lot of mod-cons...

 My studio is in the forest, so out of every window I see and hear the trees...the movement of the natural world is very close....in just a few steps from my cutting table, or the painting space I can be standing on the sacred earth with no barriers....ahhhhh......this is essential for my well being.

This image show a mixed media painting...it is 12"x48"...... and the fused glass salmon is 33" long. 





How are they connected? why fish and buffalo? what inspires these things in me? well, first off, in this example you can clearly see how the colours are drawn from the same well....my love of colour flows back and forth between glass and paint. 

As for the imagery itself? As you may know if you live anywhere in North America, the buffalo.... or to be more accurate, the bison, once reigned supreme across our continent...they easily numbered in the millions....and their population was decimated due to us humans.
The salmon as well, once were much more prolific then they currently are....and even though there are still wild salmon, they actually are at great risk of being decimated.....and the most important thing is that we can STILL PREVENT THIS FROM HAPPENING! 

One local coastal woman, Alexandra Morton has dedicated her life to helping our marine allies survive and thrive. I fully support her efforts to raise awareness about these critical issues that affect all marine life and let's face it, all the same issues will directly affect human life. 

Soooo......these things are all connected for me....between buffalo and fish it is a small step for my artistic inspirations.

My salmon are most definitely WILD!

Buffalo Bride, Something New in the Works....

I am very excited to play in my painting studio lately....I always am quite excited to play with paint....this time I am exploring some imagery that has been floating around my consciousness for several years now....and she is finally making herself known...

or, more accurately, I am finally ALLOWING myself to see her, and to let her be seen....she is now (already) in 7 paintings! hah!  I am LOVING it....she is quirky and weird...kinda like me....and she has some ancient wisdom, still revealing her secrets....

I love the mystery of HER.....

Buffalo Girl 30" x 36"