Nature Spirits Bathe Me

The Eclipse of 2017 lives on and on.  I was sandwiched between Heaven & Earth as I laid on Earth and held hands with my friend and had a little cry.

 

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©CherilynSunRidge, “Eclipse Poise,” 30″x20″

At first, I went into the studio work intending a statement of alignment with the cosmic order.

As I worked this piece, I found my information was becoming more internal than external.

Exploration revealed that one can align externally, then the solid ‘work’ is to bring the Nature Spirits into my energetic; then the Poise is cultivated with spiritual information called Power.

For me, that Power is calm expansion.

The quest is to align internally, whatever that means to me or to you, is a moment-to-moment livingness.

Expectancy With Joy & Celebration With The Nature Spirits!

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.

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“Rain Rocks” 10×20 Available for your Home or Office

Make This Your Mantra:

…..ala the clever, engaging, witty, insightful Karen Karbo in “Julia Child Rules; Lessons on Savoring Life”

in her first chapter “Live With Abandon,” Karbo gets right to the matter–of the moment, the day, the year’s plans:

Make this your mantra:

“I’m never too anything for anything.”

Fill in the blanks with your own personal anything, and grant yourself permission to fly float in own unique heart-felt and heart-led ways!  Enjoy!

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“Fly Float With Orbs” Acrylic 10″x10″ Available for your Home or Office

Make This Your Mantra:

…..ala the clever, engaging, witty, insightful Karen Karbo in “Julia Child Rules; Lessons on Savoring Life”

in her first chapter “Live With Abandon,” Karbo gets right to the matter–of the moment, the day, the year’s plans:

Make this your mantra:

“I’m never too anything for anything.”

Fill in the blanks with your own personal anything, and grant yourself permission to fly float in own unique heart-felt and heart-led ways!  Enjoy!

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“Fly Float With Orbs” Acrylic 10″x10″ Available for your Home or Office

Mick ‘n’ Me Heaven

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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.

Your Symbol of Strength

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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

Enough For Everyone

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“Enough For Everyone,” 30×40, Acrylic on Cotton, ©CherilynSunRidge

In love, She comes.  In love, She offers you your life.

She is everywhere and everyone.

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.

She is your daily.  She gazes everywhere, and Her gaze is love, and Her love is a blessing, and the blessing is a healing, and the healing makes you whole, and your awareness gives you wholeness.

Internal Steps & External Steps

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Find your internal geography and walk it, love it, applaud it.  Carry on to your edges and find your external geography and walk it, love it, applaud it.  “Seven Steps To Heaven” and
“Wind River Portal” offer scenes of contemplation for daily centering, grounding, and visioning.  You are invited and exquisitely able to grab one single ‘handle’ to navigate your day, helping you to conduct your thoughts and affairs with a bright, joyful, and expectant attitude.  Whatever your source of inspiration, whatever stirs your soul to life, use it and be grateful for its potency!

Souls With Voice

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©Cherilyn SunRidge, “Forest Listening,” 24″x24,” Acrylic on Cotton Canvas

We listen, wherever we are, to chatter or rhythms or fantastic air -mobiles, and all sounds feed us.  Neither here nor there, neither wrong or right, sound injects into us and informs us.  Our voice, internal or external, influences the environment.  This is all a two-way, round-about, give and take, cause and effect.  I invite your treasured voice to sing out, your daily stutterings and your daily rejoicings to find their avenues of expression.  Why not?

#LifestyleNutrition&Massage

Dr. Seth Hill, DC of Lifestyle Nutrition and Massage has pARTnered with Three Rivers Artist Guild to exhibit art in his gorgeous new clinic.  This doctor is immensely present and generous, his staff is expert, and the clinic is embracing and comforting.  Welcome to Oregon City, Dr. Hill!!!

Guild artists Holly Kroening, animal themed watercolors,  and Cherilyn SunRidge, land inspired acrylics, are exhibiting in the clinic located at the corner of Molalla and Beavercreek in Oregon City.

Chaos, Order, Chaos, Order

I am re-reading Nick Bantock’s “The Forgetting Room.”  The pages are replete with short phrases, rich and deep, relevant to life and art.

One such provocation is the memory of the grandfather guiding the grandson as the lad worked to resolve an issue with his drawing.  He applied watercolor wash, yet it looked sugary to him, too nice.  From his memory bank, Grandfather speaks:

©Cherilyn SunRidge, “Dandelion,” & detail “Rain Drop Temple

“Chaos, order, chaos, order recurring …..there is a difference between a study and a painting.  Rough up the ground.  Then you can begin growing your picture……The result was a mess, though not an unpleasant one.  I ‘humphed’ aloud and deserted it to dry by itself.”

Just some insight into a painting process.  Now, I am headed into my painting cave!  Sending Light!  Cherilyn

Portland, Oregon touches New Jersey

“Bestowal” is one of three pieces now housed at VAM Arts Inc. in Metuchen, New Jersey. I shipped off my work, and the gallery manager said it took a Hulk and a Sherlock Holmes to get through my packaging to my treasures. I thrilled in protecting my art!

"Bestowal," ©CherilynSunRidge, 30"x30," Acrylic on Cotton

“Bestowal,” ©CherilynSunRidge, 30″x30,” Acrylic on Cotton

This Group Invitational, CONFLUENCE 2014, opens mid-December, at 15 Station Place. Please visit!

New Life Acrylic Painting

it’s a new baby thing

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          Open Studios of Beavercreek was an enriching four days, hosted by Jill Montgomery at her fabulous mosaic studio property.

Miss Daisy was two-weeks old, and a lovely, soft, velvety, suckling delight in my open air canopy.

Ever desire to feel a renewal?  Go find a baby animal to love on!

My art found new homes, I had stimulating discussions about fourth dimensional living and painting what is known yet not seen and the life of color, form, and movement on a 2-D surface.  New collectors this month have had neat and unique ideas of where to hang their art to enhance their spaces, and that is always fun.

Wishing you Sweetness & Light!

MissDaisy

 

Tree of Life Art

After my ex-voto workshop with Keith Achepohl, having made my piece for gratitude for prayers answered, I set this art in my studio.  It percolated and vibrated and informed my new canvas for more healing.  

When we simply juxtapose ideas or colors or fabrics or foods or layers we can recognize patterns which we always work with.  I speak of soulful patterns, those which guide and guard and beckon us to our next phase and even a new level of daily existence.  As I work this canvas, Tree of Life ideas come through.

 
Globally, throughout multiple cultures and philosophies, the Tree of Life template overlays much of our connectedness with the cosmic spiritual spacial order.  As sensate human beings, we host our own unique health-giving vibratory Tree of Life within our energetic chakra systems.  We all have this.  The balancing quest is to have our major chakras spinning and living and imbuing our systems in a balanced way.  

Nothing is ever equal, ever balanced, but it is a nice endeavor.
 

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Tree of Life process detail

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These are a few puzzle pieces of my Tree of Life painting-in-process. Parts of it actually disturb me, and that makes it an energetic quest to realize why and how I can create a more soothing soulful piece of art, because that is what I am doing right now.

Todays prompt is to consciously acknowledge what works you, has always worked you, and will continue to work you from your depths, simple to bring you to your place of peaceful embrace.

Live your Light!
Cherilyn
http://www.CherilynSunRidge.com