“We live in two worlds… the world into which we were born,
and the otherworld that was born within us.”
– a druid homily –
There is a place that I feel most comfortable, it’s an “other world”. I go there when I’m quiet, usually sitting somewhere on my property, perched on an old tree stump or a rock – that’s my favourite place to sit…with mother earth. Every now and again I might hug a tree that speaks to me. Most often I find looking at all the tiny detail in a so called “weed” more interesting than the pretty flowers…or the bark on a tree – humming with life, you can feel its spirit.
And when I’m in this place I feel the presence of others…it’s comforting. I close my eyes and my imagination then creates stories – it’s magickal.
My “people” are there…in that place. I’m not one to have lots of friends, have never felt part of a “sisterhood” or “tribe” or whatever you want to call it. I am a loner, I do my own thing…always have. But what I do love is my world away from this earth bound existence. Oh don’t get me wrong, I have a great life here where I live, just I prefer the other.
I find I am spending more time there as I look for peace in this world. I am landscaping some parts of my place, so I can sit among the rainforest plants and trees, because that’s where I converse with my girls, my soul group, my sisters. They have been with me for all time, lifetimes, even before time. It’s like they are a part of me, they are me. We are all one after all.
This part of me is finding its way more into my art, I feel compelled to draw and paint that otherworld, or how I perceive it to “look” – if it has a look. I mean in reality it has no “look” just a feel. So I’m painting that feeling….and this class has that feeling. The beings from that otherworld.
And there is something about watercolour and the powdery pigment of soft pastels that embodies the soft lovely feeling of that world, that’s inside all of us, our soul. Loose sketchy lines, no borders or boundaries….it all merges into one.
If you feel that otherworld too why not come and share my journey to create these three lovely girls…Oh, and the hare, and the moon, and the owl.
class is now open for immediate arting!
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