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.
©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.
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
“From The Rim,” ©CherilynSunRidge, 36″x48″
I painted “From The Rim” as a tribute to Mickey Hart’s Mysterium Tremendum. Listening to the integrated sounds of celestial deep space provided by NASA, with the Mickey Hart Band, one could not help but be moved into a place of reverence for our tiny potent particle selves. We are each carrying sublime Light&Love energy, able to heal and restore and assist anywhere our hearts are drawn.
As lyricist Robert Hunter states in one of the album’s tunes: “If you can’t fix a broken heart, don’t try to save the earth.” This is a call to each to offer our best good cheer, our smoothest loving, our innate and alive capacity for holding one another’s hearts.
This is our time, to go deep and deep and deep to bring out our heart treasures, to share the vibration of movement toward expanded courtesy. Tomorrow marks our station of Winter Solstice 2016…praises to all nature and beyond for continuing to live well.
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.
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,” 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.
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!