I know I have been away from all of you for awhile now. After getting sick in January things have been a bit hectic but even more so I have felt it really time for me to take sometime to myself. During this time a lot has happened to me. It has really been an intense time of grieving and healing for me. I do still have a long way to go but many things have healed for me which has made me feel a bit lighter and happier. I know that grieving is a process and I am trying to allow myself kindness, patience and love while I go through this process.
I am currently working on finding my animal spirit guides to help me though this process and to have beside me in my life. I have taken on a Spiritual Mentor which has been such an eye opening experience and so very helpful to me on this journey. My heart has called for me to take this journey to heal, not just current wounds but many from the past as well. And while doing all of this “internal” work is not glorious and beautiful the end result has been a happier more peaceful life.
I have also had such a strong pull to create. I have been creating from my heart and what it desires and craves. I realized that although I enjoyed my time on various creative teams it was not allowing me to create for me, to create because my heart and soul are yearning for it, create for none other than the pleasure or to get my feelings & emotions down on paper. This year I have choose not to re-sign up for the teams that I was on or to try out for any new teams. This year I will be strictly creating what comes from my heart.
I was thinking of creating a youtube video on how I created my soul cards – let me know in the comments if this is something that you would be interested in seeing a tutorial on. 🙂
Some of my art work created during my spiritual journey: Earth Goddess, Feather, Spirit Owl and Spirit Deer. The owl and the Goddess came from a class with Micki Wilde, although if you go back and look at her samples mine are quite different as I like to create my own take on my paintings even if it’s coming from a class.
Along with Animal Spirit Guides I have been learning to work with the Goddesses as well. Below I created this art tag of Kali – it was inspired by a Goddess Deck that I own. She is the destroyer of all things that are no longer serving you. She is strong and bad ass and doesn’t take any crap from anyone. She is someone I need in my corner as I’m not all that great at times at standing up for myself. She has been walking with me on this journey and given me strength when I feel weak.
Below meet the Goddess of Darkness. She is my latest work and right now the one I am most in love with and drawn to. It took me a couple weeks to finish her. She appeared to me in a dream. At the time I started to create her I was not sure who she was, as she slowly unfolded and I finished her I then realized that She was the Goddess of Darkness. She is a healer of the darkness inside of you. She will be your strength when you feel that the darkness may swallow you up. It is so amazing to me that when you open yourself up to this intuitive nature and allow the light in that there are so many ways the universe has to offer you strength and guidance.
There was a period of time in the middle of last year that I thought the darkness might swallow me up. I felt it slowly creeping up inside of me consuming me a little bit at at time. The Goddess of Darkness has come to pull me out of the darkness and has shined her light on my heart and is helping me restore myself back to the loving person I have always been. For that I am forever grateful!
I realize this was quite a deep post but one thing I have to always be is honest to myself and to all of you. My art comes from my heart and I may not always be on the same journey year after year but one thing with remain constant with me and that is my integrity and honesty and my belief that art heals and brings people into your life that you need.
I do have a video I created for some fun inspiration that I wanted to share with all of you. This video will show you how I used some ephemera in my stash from Tiare Smith Designs to create this 2 page art journal spread.
Hope you all enjoy and thank you dear friends for sharing you time with me today!! xxoo – Sherry