It’s a Sky Report! Similar to Griffith Observatory’s weekly, yet mine spans a few years. These are a few details from my paintings. As I once told someone afraid to paint sky, “You can’t get it wrong! They are always changing!”
These are small snippets of larger paintings. It is fun to see the Spirits in the Sky!
Our regional forecast for the ECLIPSE was sunny/cloudy. I drove to my Eclipse gathering and saw many, many, many little clans squatted out in the dog park, on the community college campus grounds, in their private yards, and I sang out with thrill!
Some traditions prescribe staying inside, feel the internal work in the dark, do your personal and communal alignment. As I felt into my reality of going “out” to a gathering, and saw people coming out of their offices and dwellings, I honored them.
We are a visual society. We want to see. And people, in their EXPECTANCY and CELEBRATION of the natural order of this unique phenomenon sought participation.
I think that EXPECTANCY IN JOY AND CELEBRATION MOVES WORLDS! We moved the skies into clarity and non-overcast. We unconsciously did “something” together because of AWE and CURIOSITY and EXPECTING-THE-BEST. We resonated with the Nature Spirits by living, simply living.
“Rain Rocks” 10×20 Available for your Home or Office
There comes a time, a moment when one simply cannot avoid recognition of integration. All of bounteous Nature, the Nature Spirits, the energetics, buzz, blitz, swim through us at all times, eternally. The imperative is to “Rise Out Of Rest” and participate!
©CherilynSunRidge, earlier work & “Rise Out Of Rest”
Nothing Is As It Was~Every Day is Remarkable and Remakable
©CherilynSunRidge, Balboa Press, Order Your Copy Here
This book is a rich, valuable, & refreshing combination of imagery and poetry, straight from the author’s lifelong engagement with wilderness. Encouragement & gentle support to Be Your Precious Self (from the front piece of Nothing Is As It Was).
Here is rich permission to receive a delightful healing through awareness of the world around and within yourself. Here are affirming prompts to pay attention to your mind and heart, to “open your skull and chest to review,” to engage yourself with nature, with the spirits of nature, to walk with a new sense of ease.
It is vital to affirm your own unique sense of ability and integrity, to cultivate your inner anchor if you sense complexity around you. It is vital for our precious planet and the earth for you to know that you are nature, you are natural, you can communicate and dialogue with the healing nature spirits. In a way, this is bringing it all back home, so that you can expand even further! Enjoy!
“Love Is A Temple~Love Is A Shrine” 22″x22″ (detail)
“From The Rim,” ©CherilynSunRidge, 36″x48″
I painted “From The Rim” as a tribute to Mickey Hart’s Mysterium Tremendum. Listening to the integrated sounds of celestial deep space provided by NASA, with the Mickey Hart Band, one could not help but be moved into a place of reverence for our tiny potent particle selves. We are each carrying sublime Light&Love energy, able to heal and restore and assist anywhere our hearts are drawn.
As lyricist Robert Hunter states in one of the album’s tunes: “If you can’t fix a broken heart, don’t try to save the earth.” This is a call to each to offer our best good cheer, our smoothest loving, our innate and alive capacity for holding one another’s hearts.
This is our time, to go deep and deep and deep to bring out our heart treasures, to share the vibration of movement toward expanded courtesy. Tomorrow marks our station of Winter Solstice 2016…praises to all nature and beyond for continuing to live well.
Sometimes a girl just needs a little bit of Mick gazing over her head, and then return to her studio and bring out “Seven Steps To Heaven” (©CherilynSunRidge, 16″x16,” Acrylic) for all essential grounding and consciousness converging!
Portland Art Museum offers 250 Warhol prints for viewers’ consumption and delight, until the end of the year. I was blown away–color, form, personal statement, poetry, generous–ah, Andy. Wonderful.
Archival Ink Prints ©CherilynSunRidge
Selecting your image of strength helps you stay in your seat of awareness. As a reminder of your unique internal place, using external symbology creates your sacred living space. Visual images carry a language into the subconscious, they are reference material for our minds, reminding us of our delights and innocent joys. My mission is to offer what may serve you with land and figurative interpretations, as tethers, to dialogue with your own deepest truth.
I am now working with a high-end custom printer. At long last (!) I can offer you quality prints to suit your budget. Giclée printing is the highest quality fine art reproduction available today.
My online Print Portfolio offers a selection of my images. Contact me for other custom sizes and I will send you a quote. Also contact me for a custom print of your favorite piece not yet appearing in the Print Portfolio.
Sent with Light, Cherilyn