I rest a lot. With my feet up. My back propped up on a pillow.. Before I painted this image though, I often wondered: Was I being lazy in my old age? Unmotivated? Losing my edge, my strength, my verve? Wasting time? I even searched for justification…I’ve worked hard all my life, given much, it’s ok to rest now. But as this image emerged on my canvas I began to let all of that go. I began to realize that resting, and the praying and dreaming that accompanies it, is my job now! It’s my Visioning work…an active and dedicated engagement. It’s me doing what I am charged with doing at my age. And that charge is to dream new worlds into existence, nothing less. It’s actually a great responsibility, a serious endeavor; to revision where we, as a people, are heading. To make quantum course corrections for the benefit of all. I’ve often said it is the elders, all around the globe, who are holding up the world with their prayers, and with their dreams. I understand, accept and celebrate that I’ve now become one of them. And I’m giving great thanks for this glorious blessing.
Originally created with acrylic &Terra di Coloripaints. Your print will besigned and numbered by Gail, then carefully rolled and sent in a cardboard tube. Frame not included. Note cards are blank inside and come with a kraft envelope.
"I use vibrant color(often sourced from minerals and botanical sources gathered at sites I visit and the essence of which I want to depict), line, symbol, image, rhythm and word, to expand consciousness, share ideas, enhance connection, push boundaries, question limitations, accentuate the luminous, initiate healing and express my wild heart, soul and spirituality. My work is informed by the natural world around me - the plants, trees, mountains, waters, wild animals, bird song and all the textures, sounds and aromas of the living Earth expressing herself.I draw inspiration for my work from the deep well of the Divine Feminine, as well as from Old World myths, sacred stories, poetry, art and culture."