Time To Shine!

My work and mission has been to
heal the disconnect between Soul and Source.

I do this through gentle earthy imagery,
tethering people’s sensibilities to the
exquisite bountiful beauty of
our Mother Earth.

We really have come on a pilgrimage and have arrived somewhere!

This place is a miracle in time.

This place is our respite from petty details and preoccupations,
from distractions away from
our deep beauty–

our deep beauty which is
our exquisite soulfulness to now:

Send out the strongest bright light
to our universe, our world, our neighbors, our families, ourselves.

“Cottonwood Oasis”
20″x20″     $500
for your Home or Office

I created “Cottonwood Oasis” as an honor to fellow pilgrims who depart/journey/suffer/arrive/rest.

My  wise woman former rancher writer friend commented poetically,
saying it is like “Cottonwood-Woman,”
who extols the pilgrims in the service of survival;
who stands in the atmosphere of benediction;
who comes forth through the generations
and arrives exuberant and triumphant.

 We really are at the crux of that passive statement of
“you must change yourself before you change anyone else.”
We really are at the tending pool of
courtesy and politeness and deep compassion.
We really are grateful to the produce stackers,
the check-out assistants,
the neighbor who meets and greets.

We are the Peaceable Kingdom.
We all love and support and grow with one another.

Advent Altar ANIMAL Week

TIEGA, the heraldress of our Animal King/Queendom week!

“Are you ready to meet and greet animals?”

“Let’s Go!!!!!”

Planetary Advent

Mineral, Plant, Animal, Human

Animal King/Queendom

I am happy to know that ours is an expanding universe! It is getting crowded here!

Fur, Fin, Scale, Feather
have come to the Peaceable Kingdom.

Of course, none of these kingdoms are separate.
We all love and support and grow with one another.


My personal artistic contributions to this Animal infused week are these two paintings:

“Primal Return”    12″x12″    $180

As I worked a circle, Frog came into form. Just at the time my teacher went to Spirit World. It was very nice to feel this painting come into form, very nice to feel a lovely beckoning into a “next,” very nice to find that Frog is an escort.”

“Kestrel Dancer”    30″x30″    $1125

“My studio time was dancing with masks.  I swept the canvas, discovering the sacred directions for what was to come.  Birds appeared in the piece, and we were off to the magic land of bird dances.”  


 Let this lovely week flow gently. Enjoy the richness of dark.

   Live The Love!   


Seek & Enjoy Unfolding!

With Light,

Nature Spirit Assistance


“Your toes are indeed lovely.

Your room is so charming;

so familiar, so comfortable.

Grab the beyond,

beyond your doorstep!


Practice space.

Raise your gaze

…embrace closely the unfamiliar.”



“Raise Your Gaze” from NOTHING IS AS IT WAS Balboa Press ©CherilynSunRidge

I planted dozens of corn seeds and there are four glorious stalks reaching for the sun and sky.  I remind myself that in time the seeds of expectancy will navigate their full reach, that I can look elsewhere–higher, broader, and the love of initial planting will hold the nest and the next in peace and light, and the nature spirits will dance whether or not I see them.