Inspire, coax, encourage, embolden, console, energize & applaud your vivid colors . . .
The first painting I ever sold was a pastel landscape I painted in college. The abstract mountain stretched across 3 square pieces of paper. In it was a reclining woman, really! I’d painted her from a figure drawing class where we had a live model. In the painting, she was hidden under the mountain, you could hardly see her.
I’d forgotten all about this early painting until last week. Sketching a few dream scribbles in my journal, I saw a woman rise up out of the mountain landscape. OMG! It’s her! On the pages of my journal, I saw her at first just peeking over the mountain. Her heart, then coming together in the center, as she raises her wings like an angel taking flight.
I recognized her awkward moves, like a stick drawing in a flip book. Animated stop actions, step by step she finds her heart center, puts her hands together to pray, and rises up from the mountain her arms overhead. With this her heart opens causing sparkly stars to rain down from the Cobalt Blue heavens and fill her with energy, courage, resolve, and faith.
In a flash, I knew I’d found my artistic voice ~ at last I could see the colors ~ brilliant Aquamarine, Deep Turquoise, juxtaposed with heart to heart Vermilion. Finally standing in Meadow Green fields, my fertile dream ~ suddenly real, no longer imaginary.
I’d lost her decades ago, or so I thought. As life dished up its challenges, my mountain grew. How could it happen so fast, after all this time? How could it suddenly disappear ~ and in its place a colorful goddess?
#1 Goddess in the Mountain
At once. my paint brush leapt to hand, from reality to abstract. You can see her in the painting, vivid patterns and colors cloaking her body with vestments of a goddess. And her head rising like the sun above a gem-encrusted ridge.
Footprints in the landscape, the only sign she’d passed.
30 Paintings to Bring the Goddess Out of Your Mountain
I invite you to join me for 30 days of paintings as the goddess in the mountain unearths herself. As I paint them, I will send you one each day to inspire, coax, encourage, embolden, console, energize, and applaud the goddess out of your mountain.
Join me in the studio. I’ll share my vivid colors and open your heart to the heavens inside you ~ that you may shine, shine, shine.