June 5, 2012
my creative journey continues, the forests of trees that hold such abundance. Somethings calls me when I walk amongst the dancing leaves, the verdant lushness, their vitality and majestic power.
A dear friend posted this beautiful poem, I had forgotten just how beautiful these words were, a poem I had ready many times a few years back, but had faded in the mists of time…………….
March 12, 2012
my its been a busy full on time lately…….. always so much to do, constant pressure to meet deadlines.
However yesterday I took myself of to the National Portrait Gallery to see all the amazing paintings of Lucian Freud. All in my eyes were stunning, the huge overscale sized painting of Liegh Bowery was stunning, but nothing could prepare me for the view as I walked into the last gallery, the tall black doors standing sentinel, to the huge goddess like figure depicted on the wall. The room was almost like a shrine to the mother goddess, her voluptuous folds of flesh, so generous, full and wondrous, her abundance flowing in all directions, she just left me in awe of her beauty…………….
February 26, 2012
August 1, 2009
The deadline is getting close, the pressure is on , i have flowers coming out of my ears. Why is it I do best under pressure? I have had months to get this project off the ground, all the ideas percolating around inside until I come up with something that just “feels right”. With the deadline looming I am forced to make a decison and when I do I feel a mixture or elation and peace. My body acts out what my heart is telling me, this is the one!!!!!! this is it, a real sense of calm and wellbeing resides, the anxiety of getting it right subsides and off I go, it all seem quite effortless once I start.
I adore roses, so its no surprise that my hands have cut, crimped and glued many today!! They look so fragile but at the same time so robust!!, there heady perfume and profuse flowering habits fill me with joy. My favourite perfume which I wear all he time is Rose Absolue. It is said the Cleopatra laid a thick carpet 2 feet thick of rose petals for a banquette given for Mark Anthony………..
I am also filling some perspex boxes with a swarm of butterflys, about 350 in all. Then three large trees, one tree per perspex box. Oh my get a move on CAROL……. no time to write blogs
Todays abundance below
July 19, 2009
I have spent all day cutting and crimping, folding and sticking ……… this is the result, a garden full of flowers in full bloom (well not quite yet). I want to capture the fullness, the ripeness, the overflowing abundance, that special moment when a flower becomes perfection in everyway, Have yet to complete the full range of flowers, but will continue making the shapes I have made and pleased with, then make them in a variety of sizes. My aim is to fully cover two boards 1m square and place in an acrylic shadow boxes. These are going to hang in an entrance hall of a project I am completing in August. Will post completed images soon
July 10, 2009
Every day, since the beginning of time, the earth, the wondrous mother earth has supported us. Under our feet every moment of our lives, she is here to provide for us. The moist magical blood of the mother, the feminine energies that swell and give birth to abundance on this planet. Wonderful Pachamama.
The Divine mother comes in many guises, in Greece for example, DEMETER, mother of Persephone, tall in stature, full hipped, wide shouldered, swollen breasts always full of milk, the milky way is said to flow through her ………. as she walks the earth flowers spring from her footprints, she is the bringer of the seasons.
In Egypt, ISIS, she who gives birth to the heaven and earth, the Queen of the heavens, Mother of the gods, the light giver of heavens and she who knows how to make right use of the heart.
In Roman history she was known as CERES. in the Andean communities she is knows as PACHAMAMA,
This detail is from a much larger painting in homage to her.
May 15, 2009
Guatamala, so far away from here in the uK, so colourful and full of abundance. My dear friend has been traveling around south america, I noticed these images on her travel blog and really felt drawn to post them on my pages.
February 3, 2009
abundance, I love that word it conjures up so much in my mind………… picture no 3, the tree is now in the fullness of its green summer coat and the fruits of the pollinated flowers are beginning to grow. Mother earth is working hard now and is in full flow……..
January 12, 2009
In the summer of 2008 I spent a magical weekend with friends at Glastonbury, Isle of Avalon.
During the weekend I was read this poem, it really touched me, at that time I had drawn a whole series of sketches, one seemed to illustrate these words perfectly…………. what do you think? The poem is by Dawna markova, a lady who has single handedly changed the live of so many. see her blog at http://dawnamarkova.blogspot.com/
I will not die an unlived life.
I will not live in fear of falling or catching fire.
I choose to inhabit my days,
to allow my living to open me,
to make me less afraid,
to loosen my heart until it becomes a wing,
a torch, a promise.
I choose to risk my significance,
to live so that which came to me as seed
goes to the next as blossom,
and that which came to me as blossom,
goes on as fruit.
January 10, 2009
this is the time of year when we rest, store all our energy for the abundant growth that’s around the corner. Its a really good feeling to know in a few short weeks, mother nature will awaken, seeds will stir deep, deep down in the earth, and soon they will start their annual journey. I so look forward to seeing the vibrant green shoots, little miracles that pop their heads up through the soil and be guided by the sun and the moon……… I see this as a metaphor for our lives, the cycle of death and rebirth, as we slow down for the dark evenings and winter slumber, we have time to look over the past year, see what serves us and what we need to release, need to let go of. We can then replenish our reserves in readiness for the increasing energy that we need to get us though the growing season, the spring and summer and watch as our abundance grows ……. and so it goes on, how magical.
With this in mind thought I would try a small, simple paper cut, its around 23cms sq in all. white cartridge paper on a red ground.
January 2, 2009
After I finished my coffee, my toast and marmalade this morning, I felt inspired to cut some more paper!!! This time in white inpired by the vision of a tummy bursting with an abundance of new growth, love and creative energy.