During this time of the year, the focus is on new beginnings, new projects, manifesting dreams, and I was thinking about what the future holds for us and future generations.
Well, after reading the news this morning I decided it was time to stop and smell the roses so I turned off the computer and headed out to the studio.
I pulled out a sheet of watercolor paper and began to sketch a portrait of my sister which then morphed into something completely different. I began to hear my muse whispering in my ear of ancient forests, beautiful winged beings, swirling colors of blues, russet and subtle shades of green sprinkled with lavender.
What’s a woman to do? Go with the flow, of course!
Below is a photo of the painting in it’s first stages.
Tree Guardian - Acrylic/Watercolor Mixed Medium – 16 x 20 inches on watercolor paper
Merlyn in Calydon
“If you sit still long enough on the forest floor, the universe will approach you like a shy animal.
Breathe softly and don’t move: If encouraged it will nuzzle your open hand.
Open more! Open your heart … your head … your soul … all doors … all bars
that catch and trap and bind the wild and dreaming beast that sleeps in you.” – Mara Freeman