Drawn Into The Experience
These cold winter like days (when it is actually spring) bring on in my drawing a favorite subject for me: Floating on the waves at my favorite lake spots. I like nothing more than laying on my pink float letting the waves carry me as I look at the rocks at the bottom of the lake--thinking of nothing--just with the water and the waves--trees off in the distance, sun on my back. As I draw the image, I am drawn into the experience--both the drawing and the experience of this meditative space are healing. I take a deep breath feeling the experience, smelling the water and the air, my sun tan lotion the waves gently rocking. Here I am one with nature and I have not left my chair in the wintery sun but I have been far away into the mystery.
The painting above on this blog page comes from a dream of finding again the fairy costume from when I was five years old. Painting this dream brought me back to the joy and fun I felt wearing this wonderful costume. Every time I dream the dream forward, and I imaginally put the fairy costume on, I feel the beauty and magic I felt then--an enlivening. More in my next blog post