Marketing Technologist & Founder of Gypsy Wolf Marketing :: Mixed Media, Fiber & Textile Artist at Dakini Dreams :: Tribal Fusion Belly Dancer :: Yogini :: Buddhist :: Cultural Entrepreneur

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Tuesday
Apr152014

The Transformative Energy of Spring

"River God"

Spring is finally here and with the longer days and warmer weather comes the urge to release everything that's been holding me back and to move into the light. I can throw open the windows and enjoy the fresh air and the sounds of birds singing which always seems to clear the cobwebs from my brain. Each Spring I start to see my life in a whole new light. Anything is possible.

So with a renewed focus, I'm back in my studio working on theSoul Ancestors series. These masks bring together everything I've been working with over the past 25 years... ceramics, embroidery, rubberstamping, polymer clay, collage, assemblage, weaving, printmaking, and beadwork. Mask making has always touched something deep in my soul so it's a blessing to be creating works that resonate with me on such a deep, primal level.

I've been working with an amazing artist lately who is also making huge changes in his life including a new direction for his artwork. It's always gratifying to work with artists who are willing to push beyond their established boundaries to try something new. And now it's your turn. Where do you need to initiate change? Your thoughts? Your habits? Your relationships? You have the power within you to accomplish miracles. All you have to do is look inside and commit to doing the work. It isn't always easy but it opens the door to the changes you need.

 

Saturday
Mar152014

Soul Warrior: Rebirth

Meet Rebirth, my first Soul Warrior. She was actually completed in July 2013 but I needed to sit with her for awhile before I was ready to move forward with the series. "Warrior" strikes such a strong chord with most people I had to make sure I was ready to "own" both the positive and negative aspects of the word before I launched the series into the world.

When I think of warriors and warriorship, I follow the concepts put forth by Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche in his classic Shambhala, the Sacred Path of the Warrior... the sacred warrior conquers the world not through violence and aggression, but through gentleness, courage, and self-knowledge. That being said, I do believe there are times and situations when you have no other choice than to meet fire with fire. 

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