Shapeshift

©2010 Cherilyn SunRidge, Shapeshift Into Your Next. Acrylic, Poly-Vinyl, 19x26".

©2010 Cherilyn SunRidge, Shapeshift Into Your Next. Acrylic, Poly-Vinyl, 19x26".

HAPPY NEW*!*!*!*!* This canvas was created to honor the journey and navigations through the metaphoric undulating folds and rises in our lives.  There are two tiny figures, different ages and body-types, standing on different crests of the emerging ground-matter.  Maybe our “next” is planned, preconceived, and expected; or, our “next” is a sense of something coming forth; or, we find ourselves in our “next” and wonder how we got here.  Each time (as we can expect continual change and shifting), we can put on the cloak of our new way, ooze into our new form, shift our mental picture of the immediate world, assume our deep comfort with possibilities, and take ourselves for a spin in the newness of each day, our lives.  HAPPY NEW YEAR*!*!*!*!*

Please visit my online gallery www.CherilynSunRidge.com to view this piece more clearly!

The Dark Crystal

©2010 Cherilyn SunRidge, Be Essentially Informed. Acrylic, Poly-Vinyl, 25.5x39."

©2010 Cherilyn SunRidge, Be Essentially Informed. Acrylic, Poly-Vinyl, 25.5x39."

I just viewed Jim Henson’s 1982 The Dark Crystal. It is a plethora of sound and visuals.  This piece is shamanic and harmonic and karmic.  Twenty-eight years later, the precepts stand, that when there is something aggravating  outside of one’s essential bright self, the Way of transformation is to bring that force into your pure and light-filled heart, join with it/marry it, from that place of LIGHT.  This is a wonderful alteration in perspective whereby no longer is anything viewed as “other,” but as unified.  No sense of “self” is lost or surrendered, no uniqueness can be hazed or dissolved; we each continue to carry our one-of-a-kind vibration and the resonance becomes sweeter as we harmonize.  We each are responsible for carrying The Light.  We each are responsible for our vision.  I am excited to bring the memory of this film into my studio, to carry its inspirations into my winter creations.  I wonder what will occur?!?!?

“Be Essentially Informed~Crawl On Earth” can be viewed in the floor canvas portfolio of www.CherilynSunRidge.com

Within Who You Are, Who Are You?

loving application

loving application

completed journeys

completed journeys

Our mask-making workshop was a deep preparation for winter time.  We meditated and journeyed so as to go with Spirit while laying on the floor and being lovingly ministered to by our crafting partner.  Each participant was gifted with a direction, given in her journeywork; some provocations were already in place from time leading up to the mask-making.  We took our time to talk-story, to share the process of giving and receiving, to speak with our masks on at the end of our day.  Even some having never put glue to paper, when it came time to embellish, there was a flurry of bright eyes and busy hands and a mission to bring out the final touches.  It was a great day, rich and fun and deep and fulfilling.

Last year I did a canvas of a mask, called “Within Who You Are, Who Are You.” As an artist, a presenter of ideas, I find the query stimulating on a regular basis!  Recite several times a day for clarity!  Please see this canvas in the floor canvases portfolio at www.CherilynSunRidge.com.

Wishing you a bright-eyed stimulating day!