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!

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.

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.

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