The Artist Cafe is where we come to chat about art and life. Special guest artist Sharon Hendry
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Short Guitar Clip by Audionautix is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 licence. https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ Artist: http://audionautix.com/
Listening to the beat of the drum, the beat of my heart, I found myself opening a large wooden door in a tree. Entering the darkness, I walked down the glistening stone steps, going deep, deep down. Into the earth, into an underground cavern.
The shadowy figure by the river beckoned me to enter a red canoe. Sitting in the canoe, it moved on its own. Taking me down the river with rocks on either side. Looking up, I saw Turquoise Changing Woman and Owl flying around, both with wonderful multicolored wings. The drum was beating.
A beautiful black panther was leaping from one side of the river bank to the other. Suddenly he jumped into the canoe with me. I stroked his silky, shining black coat. I cuddled this ferocious, exotic cat. Then he scratched my upper arm leaving three large red marks. Sitting back, he stared at me with his big yellow eyes.
The drum beat quickened, it was time to return. I got out of the canoe, made my way up the steps and back out the door into the upper world. I was in a sunny meadow and saw a porcupine meandering around.
Later that day I received the heart breaking news that my brother Phillip had passed away. (May 1st, 2021)
This is an ancient Hawaiian prayer for reconciliation and forgiveness.
Ho’oponopono (ho-o-pono-pono) translates to “Correction”.
Recite seven times (or throughout your day).
Direct it to your own heart, people, and situations that need to be aligned with Love.
The Ho’oponopono Prayer
Please forgive me.
I love you.
I painted over an old painting, Live on Social Media. It was all about letting go of attachments.
“Letting go gives us freedom, and freedom is the only condition for happiness. If, in our heart, we still cling to anything — anger, anxiety, or possessions — we cannot be free.” – Thich Nhat Hanh
So the question came up today…What do you want?
What I really want is travel and adventure. I want to venture into the woods with my wild women friends. I want to dive deep into the ocean. I want to play and explore. I crave more experiences and less stuff.
I desire to make a difference in someone’s life.
At the end of the day, I want to know that my life mattered.
My Mom never liked to reveal her age. It was as if she was embarrassed about how old she was, as if it was a crime for a woman to grow old. She always looked years younger so she kept her age a secret.
But you know what, in a few months I’ll be turning 60! Hey, I’ve said it to the world and I am going to celebrate!!! I still feel like I’m in my 30’s and in great health. I’m over half way through my 200 hour yoga teacher training and heck I even learned to scuba dive last summer. Life is good.
|Thank you to those of you who attended our Bloomz online art show. It was fabulous to talk with you. In case you missed it, you can view my showreel below.|
|The next show is JUNE 18th and 19th, 2021. Have a look at some of the other amazing artists on our website www.thebloomz.co.uk|
|I have a few sweet little 4 x 6 inch prints available on my website. Only $8 USD + postage|
Click here to see the selection.
|I continue painting angels for my book “Angel Light” in honor of my Mom who passed away.|
Happy to say Esmeralda has been made it safely to her new home in the UK!
|If you are interesting in painting your own Tara, join my friend Whitney Freya’s, 22 Day Tara Painting Meditation Challenge. No previous painting skills required.|
Remember when you were a child and would happily draw and colour for hours in your own magical world? When did you stop making art?
I believe we all have an inner artist eager to come out and play. I’m in the process of developing a series of workshops and programs to guide you in your own Sacred Personal Painting Practice even if you’ve never put a brush to a canvas before. Through a series of meditations and exercises I will help you connect with the art that is your life.
If you’re on FaceBook, I have a group set up where I will be coming on live and other fun stuff https://www.facebook.com/groups/1047755185704695. I would love to have you join me!
|Remembering who I am and why I came here.|
Joy and magic,