"Earth Mother" and "Shaman" - mixed media on reclaimed wood. Each 18" x 7". Ready to hang.
It's been a week of little epiphanies.
My husband gave me some wise words this morning. He advised me not to be "the lead pony" on a metaphorical wagon. Sometimes it takes me several smacks on the head before something sinks in, but the visual on this one resonated right away. I think he was suggesting I choose to be in the second or third row of ponies in this metaphor, but I started smiling as I imagined myself the lone horse trailing behind the wagon on a single lead. Just the mental picture made me relax, laugh a bit and decide to trail behind the wagon for the day. It was delightful.
Then I came across this beauty in the Facebook feed of an artist I adore:
The hanging "y" - I mean, the entire quote is exquisite and just what I needed for the week. But the hanging letter made me smile, just like the wagon ponies. The artist expanded this quote, saying unpredictability is a gift, it's all a matter of how you think of it. Hmmmm. There isn't much unpredictability when you're the lead pony, is there?
Embracing this concept of being present with shifting energies, the wagon train pulled into the studio and these two pieces of art were born. Very different energies, and yet they balance each other on the whole. Earth Mother and Shaman have decided they want to be in a workshop, so what's a girl to do? Follow the wagon with glee. :) Look for Exploring Archetypes: Earth Mother and Shaman, a two-day workshop at Ciel Gallery in January.