I love the Woman Unleashed online retreat, because there are so many interesting presenters, and they leave the videos up long enough for me to at least take notes and doodle. I scanned a couple pages that I’ve finished and coated with gel medium to protect them.
I’m not scanning any pages that are just notes and little doodles, just the paintings.
First is this cute bird from the Tamara Laporte (Willowing) episode.
I gave it a crown to go with my reclaiming my sovereignty theme I’ve been working on. It’s happy in the night, not scared. And under the branch it says “I stand in my power. The darkness embraces me, and there I see the stars!”
I don’t normally draw or paint cutesy things for myself (unless it’s the theme of a deco book I’m signing), so I had to make myself finish this with the reminder that it’s about the process and the message behind it, not the cutesy bird, per se.
Anyhow, I don’t mind this birdy now that it’s done.
The second finished thing is this page. It began with an invitation to tell my body something and then an invitation for my body to tell me something. After that we drew a body while listening for messages, and then painted it with minimal colours of our choice. The theme was about knowing joy and listening to our bodies.
I like this page even though it’s not my usual thing in terms of style and colours. I do like goddess type imagery, so there’s that. 🙂
This class was led by Shiloh Sophia, and was called Embodied Succulence. I really would like to study intentional creativity with her one day. I really like her energy.
The lioness session of course turned into a lion meditation, as I have a close connection to Maahes (son of Bast).
I don’t like when the old tropes about lions are cited still, as we know a lot more about lions than we used to. Male lions are not just lazy baby-making machines. Anyhow. This session was about your joy and power, strength, confidence, etc.
What is my joy? Creating. So my lion carries paintbrushes, pens, and pencils, and wears a crescent moon on his brow.
I am thinking of adding the keywords in gold in the background, but since I added the gel coating, that will have to wait and see if the pen will work on top once it’s dry.
In any case, no regrets for letting this guy come forth instead of the lioness we were directed to do.
This is my Melusina spread so far. I want to add more art and notes, but my hand has had it for now. If you want to know more about her, try enlarging the image and read the class notes on the right page. 🙂
I was relieved to realize that my hand is happy to hold a pen, pencil, or brush and work that way, since it’s not so happy with computer input devices so far. Trying to be patient, as it’s only been a month since my CT surgery and the wound is still healing.
Also, I’m trying out chair yoga in an effort to get around to regular yoga once I’m more flexible and can manage getting up and down from the floor. Yay for YouTube videos!