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"She seemed to come suddenly upon happiness as if she had surprised a butterfly in the Winter woods"
(edith wharton)


Saturday, 12 September 2009

art/manifesting/syncronicity & dreams... all part of my life right now

I don't usually buy other people's art works. Most of the bits hanging on my wall are vintage flowers or art by dutch mother-in-law..old mirrors and catholic icons or saints...

but just recently I felt an urge to buy a piece of art from a soul sister ~ Ruth wise woman gallery . Not sure why.. I tried to resist but I kept coming back.. so I followed my in-tuition, and bought it...

the other day, when it arrived in the mail, my fingers tingled when I touched it.. like an energy was being awakened.. of course, i took no notice and put it down to co-incidence...I mean, art does not make your fingers tingle.. sometimes it can make your soul sing.. but tingling fingers?? so said my sensible, worldly self....

so I put the art on my altar along with the other piece that Ruth had included as a gift for me.. (which is another story - it is a tree and she painted it at about the same time my Wise Woman group disintegrated - the group was named: The Wisdom Tree).. any how.. I put the art on the altar and promptly forgot about it.. until a day or two later when I finally found time to meditate.. and I sat on my bohemian style cushions and closed my eyes... candle flickering, incense burning and soon I was off on an adventure along a path.. I was dressed in green and I was entering a forest, then I was standing on a large rock with arms outstretched and raining down around me was stars & moons but even more odd: paints and brushes... colours. And I saw myself drawing and painting.. and then I saw what i need to draw but it worries me. It was very similar to what Ruth had sent me.. a round goddess type figure but where Ruth's are mauve, mine is green.. Ruth's arms are up, mine are down.. I have stars & moons around me and where Ruth has a spiral in her belly, mine has a light/sun... so as I meditated I pushed that away.. and got up to journal.. and I ended up drawing this figure... thinking that would be the end of it.... but no.
Last night I dreamed about this Goddess again - but this time, it was finished and framed.. in the same frame as Ruths. Side by side. around these pieces of art was a mat of vintage newspaper and in the corner.. one small ladybird...Ladybird messages is that a sign that I must do this? Or is it just my sub-concious playing on what I have seen on Ruth's blog? I don't know

I desperately wish to paint and draw - but it was never ever encouraged when I was a child. My parents were not creative. Hell, we didn't even have a thing hanging on our walls.. not one painting or piece of art. Not one....

another thing I wish to do is learn pottery and this is how the manifesting and syncronicity come into my post... I am working through the Artists Way and the other day we had to write down what we think it would be fun to learn.. I didn't get to write a list at the time, but I thought to myself I would love to learn pottery. ( I so much wish to create a bowl for my upcoming MinMia Workshop...).. no sooner had that thought gone out then I opened our local paper and there in the public notices was an add for Pottery classes, not far from my home, affordable, perfect time !!!! so it seems I am manifesting as I think. .. which also means, that I must be very careful and aware of what I am thinking

and of course, with this post - I expect wisdom from my Blogging Circle of Wise Women - maybe we could have a name: the Web Circle of Wise & Wild Women... hmm, let me know what you think of this idea....a little button could be created I am sure.

17 comments:

Diva Kreszl said...

Oh honey, your Muse is definitely calling you...let her in!

Angela said...

Beautiful!

Paula - Buenos Aires said...

I´m neither wise nor wild. Hope I can still visit you all! :D

Keep creating! It will take you places. :)

Tinker said...

Synchronicities always seem to me like a little *wink* from the Universe, that we're on the right path. Ruth's art is beautiful.
Wishing you happy creating! xo

Ruth said...

This is absolutely fascinating Robyn and I am glad that my art has inspired an awakening in your spirit. I used to go to a pottery class too and have quite a few things around my home that I made. Go with the flow!

Mel said...

It never ceases to amaze me - the power of manifestation - believing it is one thing, experiencing it is entirely another. I think the people that doubt it are the ones who simply aren't listening or open to the gifts....

So exciting to see it all coming together for you. TAW has been an amazing journey for me...

And the Circle sounds SUPER COOL!!

~love~

Rose said...

Go draw and paint.... (but if the image is more important than the doing, why not commission a piece? Only you can decide which is most important to make or to have) Personally I think drawing and painting will be way more fun!

Oh and go do the pottery! XX

Kathryn Knoll said...

You know me...I'm always in favor of anyone tapping into their inner Muse. And Pottery, I think you should go for it! You know, I used to teach a class called:"Pottery for the creatively reluctant." After about 3 sessions, I would have to rename it "part two, Pottery for the creatively aroused." Everybody is creative because it is part of being human.While you explore your creativity, don't get too tied into making it "Art" Just express yourself. We already know you can do that! hugs, Sr.K

gemma said...

Fantastic art by Ruth.
It is wonderful that you are experienceing synchronicities on TAW journey. You are an artist Robyn!I have seen your creations.
Experiment with colors and paint and clay. Follow your heart. Make what comes natural. Let it evolve.
Namaste

Sorrow said...

I can see you playing in the mud, and loving it. The universe is speaking..
~smile~

Meredith said...

Paint! I love the image of the brushes showering down around you. I also thought I couldn't do any of that stuff until I had to take a required drawing class for something else -- and discovered I had stuffed that gift for years. (I'd even forgotten what caused me to drop it at that point.) You got so much discouragement. Let's try the other direction now. You obviously have a great eye, based on all your photos.:)

And have fun with that class. What a beautiful meditation vision, and what powerful synchronicity! Inspiring.

Winterwood said...

another former potter here too!

Sheila said...

I've been having strange dreams too Robyn, maybe there is something in the air.
Pottery is a wonderfully creative outlet. I did it many years ago and loved it. I'm sure you will too.

Gill said...

Art is awakening and you have to follow her call :-)

Imogen said...

Wow, the Artists' Way is certainly working!
Keep it up and more power to your elbow...

Serena said...

If you so desperately want to paint and draw.....go for it, Robyn. It's never to late. This particular style of Goddess is very popular in art, sculpture and jewellery so maybe it's holding a special meaning for you at this time, hence you feeling so drawn to buy Ruth's beautiful work of art and it showing up in your meditation?

Serena said...

I meant to ask re. the web circle of women....has it started yet and can anyone join? It sounds like a wonderful idea.