Solstice Spirit Studio (what a finish!)

Yay! I packed and shipped my last art for the year 2015!

I always hold sacred the art that I ship out to new homes.

These pieces feel even more so as the requests for this work only arrived after I sent out my December newsletter.

My newest painting found a home almost instantly. It is named "Seafarers", and they are indeed seafaring as they sail off on a trip that will encompass 3 ferry rides before finally getting hOMe to a remote island.

The Sacred Salmon heads to the tall grass prairies, and the Spirit Totem goes to the even wilder far west coast.

I had some help with packing this time...well, more accurately I would say I "allowed" Ode to help me this time.

2016 will see me bringing in more systems to assist me in my biz! and more opportunities for me to share my art with you.

Think cool graphics of my art on tote bags, pillows and cards. Watch for it!

Thank YOU all so much for supporting my art, my studio.

p.s. you can see under "giving back" in the menu on this site all of the things you help to support when you support my studio. It all makes the world a better place. Thank you. xoxoxo

 

 

fused glass Spirit Totem, fused glass fish, mixed media painting, Seafarers.

 

 

Fused glass and mixed media paintings all packed and ready for shipping.

 

The Elephant in the Garden (part 2)

I am very excited to finally share these pix with you ALL!

Lord Ganesha project completed and safely ensconced in his new hOMe.

 

 

Fused glass and steel Ganesha and us in our home.

 

It took me a bit of time to go through and gather the images and do the editing. I have had many projects leaving my studio in the last while and taking the time to post about them and share the details takes time!

 

Lord Ganesha was honoured and welcomed into his new garden home in a beautiful Puja (prayer) ceremony that included the pouring of milk, water, sandalwood paste over the form of the fused glass and steel Ganesha sculpture.

 

You can see and read more about the ceremony with Pandit Tejomaya at Yoga Sadhana Mandir here.

I am grateful and honoured to have been asked to create this powerful symbol in fused glass and welded steel. Ganesha is known as the remover of obstacles

We have been connected to Ganesha ever since we went to India several years ago, where he is revered as a Lord.

Om Ganapataya Namaha

 

 

Steel and fused glass Ganesh with Cricket Cat!

 

Detail pic of beautiful metal work and face detail.

 

Lord Ganesha's consort, a mouse.

 

Just me and Lord Ganesha in our home, before he leaves for his new home at Yoga Sadhana Mandir.

 

 

Ganesha in his new garden home at Yoga Sadhana Mandir.

 

Pandit Tejomaya and my metalworker and partner Ode Howard and me in the temple garden after the puja ceremony.

 

 

Her Spirit Journey (she loves the wild)

Happy spring equinox!

I have been having some good days in my studio and in my life. I seem to have developed a new pattern of creating. I have BFD's...do you know what I mean by that? Big f#*%ing days! (it's a tree planter's language!).

Days with soooo much productivity and fervour! 

S L O W days always follow.

Such is the rhythm of my life right now. It feels fine, and it is different for me because I am typically someone who always has BFD's!!  Really learning a change of pace.

It feels timely.

I have been getting some painting time in my studio, as well as working on a couple of BIG glass projects. I will be sharing more pix and process about those projects once the clients see them. They have been challenging and fun! With a serious and playful dose of sacredness. A good combination for me.

I am, more and more inhabiting these words. We all can. If we choose.

When I say be creative, I don’t mean you should all go and become great painters and great poets. I simply mean let your life be a painting, let your life be a poem. —Osho

 

 

Detail of "All Sacred" mixed media painting.

 

Detail of "All Sacred" mixed media painting

 

"Spirit Journey" the painting in process

 

I've been listening to Danielle Laporte's  "The Firestarter Sessions" .

And LOVING it!