A trip down memory lane
Quan Yin has many stories and appears in many forms, but throughout them all she remains the Goddess of Compassion and Mercy. She is sometimes known as "She who sees and hears the cries of the world."
Quan Yin therefore also offers support and mercy to the true empath - those whose gift is to feel and ease the pain and suffering of not only the beings here on earth but of the earth itself.
If you are one of these people, call on Quan Yin in times of overload, for you need compassion for yourself also.
Quan Yin offered her support during a time of particular overload. This is the result.
As you may recall from my last blog, I have begun a painting of Quan Yin - Goddess of Compassion. In the meantime however, I was lucky enough to attend a painting circle at The Goddess Garden and Studio in Innes Park with teacher Jassy Watson.
The subject - Demeter, Greek Goddess of the Harvest and Agriculture.
Demeter is a goddess close to my heart, being married to a farmer. So much so that our son Demetre is named for her. Now 21, I am pleased to say that it is a name very fitting. Strong, yet nurturing, grounded, yet intuitive.
At the workshop, we talked about Demeter's nurturing nature with regard to self, and for most of us it came at a very good time.
I have painted Demeter with a very different colour palette for me and I like the results. Needless to say, she will be staying with me for a while. However, prints will be available very soon.
Love and Blessings, Jane xxx
Here she is - finished. Ishtar offering her courage, strength, infinite wisdom, whilst dancing with joy and passion.
She has done her job! Decisions have been made, insights received and peace of mind restored.
I am now climbing out of the void feeling the need now for some self love and compassion.
Quan Yin is waiting patiently to be recognised - offering her gentle energy for quiet restoration.
Her outline has already appeared on my canvas, so stay tuned for the next instalment.
Love and blessings xxx
Sometimes when we are between jobs, at a crossroad in our lives, between here and there not knowing which way our lives are going to go, we find ourselves "in the void". It is a period of super fast growth and change. Many of us will feel unwell, lost, depressed, unsure ..... but I have learned over the years not to panic. It is a time to rest, rejuvenate, re-evaluate and go with the flow. Many people have found themselves in this void during the past month or so.
When I can, I paint, and take heed of whatever comes to me or through me. During this time of "the void", I have been working on a painting of Ishtar, the ancient Mesopotamian Warrior Goddess of love, passion and war. Interestingly her power is strongest at the full moon and so quite appropriate for this particular period of full moon, eclipse and blood moon. She is also associated with power, courage, joy, passion and determination.
I will post an image of Ishtar when she is finished, however she is taking her time, just as I am.
Well the days, or at least the mornings, are finally cooling down (I hope). It's been a long hot summer here and the first month of autumn hasn't been much cooler. I'm not very productive in the summer months, which is why I've waited until now - despite the prompting from friends and customers, to begin my blog. Sitting at the computer doesn't work for me whilst it's so hot and humid. I must say tho', that I can still paint in the heat - just in very short bursts.
I thought perhaps for my first musings, I'd introduce you to my workspace. Hmmm, looking at it through the eye of a camera I see that it could do with some tidying. Perhaps that is my first job now that it is cooler - before I finish the three paintings that I have on the go at the moment. No, I can't really see that happening. Whilst I'm painting is probably the way to go.