I recall inspirational dreams and the metaphors tucked in them
"Bluebird Takes the Lead" Acrylic on canvas 4'x5'
"The Flight of the Orchid" Acrylic on canvas 42"x42"
"New Roots" Acrylic on canvas 46"x46"
The butterflies on the tree
moving me (the trunk)
beyond the stability of the
background. Upon closer
look, the tree is not
grounded, there are no
roots as yet. The island has
a softer surface, which
allows for the possibility of
new roots to take hold. Yet
the island is not anchored,
but floats on what
resembles a slab of ice.
The glacier-like waters
The tree is balanced by two magical bushes that look more like brains than bushes (in this case they are the logical/creative hemispheres). Forging new territory brings excitement along with the feeling of slippery slopes. Balancing creativity with logic (add a touch of magic) is what will anchor inspiration into leading energy…here’s to unlimited possibilities!
"A GREAT WAGON" - BY RUMI
Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and right doing,there is a field. I’ll meet you there.
When the soul lies down in that grass,
the world is too full to talk about.
Ideas, language, even the phrase “each other”
doesn’t make any sense.
The breeze at dawn has secrets to tell you.
Don’t go back to sleep.
You must ask for what you really want.
Don’t go back to sleep.
People are going back and forth across the doorsill
where the two worlds touch.
The door is round and open.
Don’t go back to sleep.”
"Where Ever The Two Shall Meet" Acrylic on Canvas 42"x42"
A moment of happiness, you and I sitting on the verandah, apparently two, but one in soul, you and I. We feel the flowing water of life here, you and I, with the garden's beauty and the birds singing. The stars will be watching us, and we will show them what it is to be a thin crescent moon. You and I unselfed, will be together, indifferent to idle speculation, you and I. The parrots of heaven will be cracking sugar as we laugh together, you and I. In one form upon this earth, and in another form in a timeless sweet land.
"Soul Garden" Acrylic on Canvas 44"x44"
“To expand the power of the metaphor, as a visual artist and as an innovation coach, for the purpose of enhancing even more
inspired ideas with a prosperous purpose!
Sea Urchins are blind when they are born. They get tossed around in the turbulent ocean waters. When they get closer to shore they are able to turn themselves inside out. This allows them to attach to the ocean floor to thrive. What a beautiful metaphor for life.
I've begun writting quotes on my canvas before beginning to paint.
This quote inspired this work.
All that you behold
tho it appears without,
it is within your imagination,
of which this world of
mortality is but a shadow.
~ William Blake
Title: On the Beach
A human beling is part of the whole called to us by the universe. A part limited in time and space. He experiences himself; his thoughts and feelings as separated from the rest--a kind of optical delusion of consciousness. Out task is to free ourself through compassion knowing that we are all connected.
Title: Beginners Mind
This painting is a result of an art based coaching process offered in our workshops. More on our workshops below.
Title: Birdsong in the Rain
New workshop dates coming in 2023!