Advent Altar PLANT Week

Because I began my advent hoop a bit ‘late,’
I compress my weeks by a few days for each element.
This certainly does not abide with the time it takes for rocks and crystals to grow!

This week a few more crystals migrated into the circle
and the Plant King/Queendom is walking in.

 

Planetary Advent

Mineral, Plant, Animal, Human

 
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Plant King/Queendom

Representing this PLANT world are river drift woods, fresh greens and berries, cedar incense sticks, fruit, pine cone.

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

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


“Fir In Sway”    24″x36″    $1080


“From Where Comes Seed”    24″x24″    $720

“Pine cone.  Dirt.  Sky.  Intoxicating.”

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  Wishing you a Blessed Our Lady Of Guadalupe Day.

   Live The Love!   

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Seek & Enjoy Unfolding!
                         
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With Light,
Cherilyn

Advent Altar Mineral Week

Planetary Advent
A few weeks of honoring the energies we walk with in this world.

Mineral, Plant, Animal, Human

 
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Mineral King/Queendom

I invite you to create a personal altar honoring the Mineral world.
Each week toward Winter Solstice and
the great celebration of the Pan-universal Christ,
is an opportunity to create the groundwork, literally,
for the other king/queendoms to follow.

I have begun in circle, hoop.
You might choose a more linear shape.

Your altar is for your unique sensibilities, so enjoy how you make it!

My ‘start’ has rocks, crystals, although I may add a bowl of sand or soil.
My process is to light the center candle each day,
and place another Mineral-world object.

Then next week will find me placing Plant world delights.

I think the most important part is having a few moments of
“quiet good cheer”!

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  Happy Holidays

   Live The Love!   

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Seek & Enjoy Unfolding!
                         
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With Light,
Cherilyn

Planetary Advent

Planetary Advent
A few weeks of honoring the energies we walk with in this world.

Mineral, Plant, Animal, Human

 
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Mineral King/Queendom
“This is a dry rise, outcrops of white and yellow and gold calcite roll throughout the hills.  The valley affords moisture.  I love this particular long valley with its rises.  When I came to the canvas with this place in my heart, all the dry evaporated, and the meandering streams and low grasses took over my expression.  This piece abstracts the bedded calcite, and extracts the rich feel of the place.”
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Plant King/Queendom

“The northwest forest affords supple greenery.  Take a walk through a fairy forest, collect the forest floor’s rich bounty, wrap yourself in luxurious earth-green.  This piece was created as honor to a forest dancer, dressed in ceremonial’s authentic finest.  He is in there!”

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Animal King/Queendom

“Sage Council”    24″x24″    $720

“May peace reign around every bush, through the air, across the firm desert floor.  May bird song thrill each day.”

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Human King/Queendom


“Living Through The Planting”    20″x20″    $500


“Enough For Everyone”    30″x40″    $1500

“She is everywhere, She is at all times.
Our Lady is in everyone’s face and being.
We each hold a name for Her–all meaning: beauty-filled, bountiful, compassionate.
All beings can participate, all beings may contribute.
This means also you and I, making resonance into the order of things.”

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  Happy Holidays

   Live The Love!   

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Seek & Enjoy Unfolding!
                         
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With Light,
Cherilyn

Staying & Going

  The “staying” part of my month was to hang a show of 13 of my pieces in the narthex of St. Francis of Assisi Episcopalian Church in Wilsonville, Oregon. The show welcomes parishioners through 29 September 2019. The Art Ministry at St. Francis displays art of several media, showing artists and photographers from the Pacific Northwest.
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 The northwest photographer Rod Chandler has an astute ‘eye’ and assisted me with his kindness, expertise, and exuberant energy. Click through his image to arrive on his website for gorgeous nature images.
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  And the ‘going‘ part of my month was to fly across this beautiful land to Wisconsin for a nephew’s wedding. I reunion’ed with nieces, nephews, grand-relatives, and my sisters. It had been 7 years. It was as if we have always lived next door to one another, even though Gwy Ann camps in Missouri, and Renee between Wisconsin and Florida
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   Here we are at the Aviation Museum in Oshkosh, Wisconsin: Older sister Gwy Ann (systems integration expert; gentlewoman rancher with horses, dogs, kitties, ponds, gardens); Younger sister Renee (1st mate sailing yacht Great Lakes; avid sports enthusiast championing every child and grandchild through each of their ongoing winning endeavors); and me (apple pie baker, dog walker, land saunterer, visual artist).
   Currently on my easel is this 20×20. It began as a cottonwood, with thick, deep, gnarled and irregular bark. I sat with it, saw a face, took another direction, and now am working on another self-portrait!

Thus far she has told me:

“Those who know, contemplate.”  I like studio time!

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Seek & Enjoy Unfolding!

Listen With Ears Of The Heart

I was seeking a settling, a feeling of “ahhhhh,” and this piece evolved from a sacred 4 directions quadrant mandala into a repose of contemplation.

I have held onto her/him for months before publishing. I think I needed the wisdom and wanted to luxuriate in the transmission.

Please enjoy!

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“It is a simple search.
To feel tethered, and at peace, and grounded to something believed in.
There is no end-point to a search;
only recognition of strong foot falls relative to tentative and unstable steps.
Wherever is the home,
the subject is Self——centered, grounded, dynamic and at-ease.
This Hoop is a step into Beauty-of-Self,
a step into the giggly happiness of feeling AT HOME.
We let the Holy Above come into us,
and we let Earth inform.
We allow (so beautifully easy).
Here we are—
poised, living, available.
You know what you know from your depths,
way back beyond a history of your rememberings——
a place inside that calls and says “This is the place!”
You are at your place!
A thread from Earth’s ubiquitous turning—trailing and pulling.
Plant strongly into the place of need.
Simple.
Formidable.
Simple.”

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Seek & Enjoying Unfolding!

Are You Finding Your Unique Balance?

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“Evening Dance At Owl Pond”

10″x20″ Acrylic on Cotton

Balance is perpetually in a state of search and discovery and finding itself. It occurs for a nano-second, then lives into its awareness of being in balance. This is always a hold-back to the moment before.

“Evening Dance At Owl Pond” is a composition of asymmetry in its immediacy, yet the figures/beings balance one another with their territory.

Thus, you and I can balance one another in our daily living.

And, we emphatically must balance ourselves with our territory, precious Earth.