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,

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.


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

Cushy Earth Under Foot

The past few months have brought up the color and feel of the southwest.  It is wonderful!  Here in the Portland metropolitan region, with flat skies and moisture all around and daylight differences from the neurological memory parallel with the southwest, these are all also sublime food.  I painted “Subtle Descent” using that heart memory, with the hard pack earth, the wonder of water absent, the spiritual pipe to the skies.  I liked that studio session.  Now, a few days after a lovely snow here, and the rains having melted it away, we looked out and were struck by how much green filled our eyes!  The kind of green that is wet and mossy and has a life of its own.  Wherever you are, I wish you life!

©2014 Cherilyn SunRidge, "Subtle Descent," detail, 16:x16" acrylic on cotton

©2014 Cherilyn SunRidge, “Subtle Descent,” detail, 16″x16″ acrylic on cotton