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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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