Finally I finished my heart chakra painting entitled "Forgiveness". I'm no Speedy Gonzales, that's for sure, but I'm glad it's done. The timing has to be right for clearing and healing, so I just have to be patient and trust the process.
I had a hard time with the photos because the center is a bright pearl white that dominates the camera exposure. If I expose it so the center is white, the rest of the colors are off. I may need to work on the editing some more. I swear, it seems like there are times when I spend as much time on the photography, photo editing, and descriptions as I do on the creation of the piece itself. I don't enjoy all of that technical crapola, it's too much like work! I only like doing the fun stuff...is that wrong? lol
I did a couple of necklaces, too, but I'm starting to think that I don't want to focus much on those anymore, although I've sold two. The photography and the editing for those are really time consuming and the final price just doesn't justify the amount of work.
Pretty, though.. The metallic paper used for the print really catches the light, but again, super hard to photograph! This one is smaller in diameter than my other pendants, I like it better smaller and the chains are cool but a pain in the ass when I CAN'T SEE!!! Gah! When will I just get over it and get glasses? NEVER!!!!!! (Geeze, who was that yelling in a rebelliously childish way. Was that me? lol)
I'm starting to get back to where I started, but with a twist.....three dimensional wall sculptures but using my energy art prints as the focal point. I might even use the necklace concept and incorporate those shapes into the wall sculpture rather than using them just as necklaces.
I love making the energy art prints, though, I mean really LOVE it, so I won't stop doing those. So...much...fun!!! As with everything else in my world, though, I have to be in the right zone to do them or it becomes frustrating.
It's actually fairly easy to see when the timing is right for just about any endeavor. Does it make me go "Wheeeee!" or does it make me go "ugggggghhhhhhh". Pretty simple really. The trick is paying enough attention to recognize the energy levels and emotional/physical responses and having the self discipline to stop and do something else. I'm getting better but I still have a rebellious streak that kicks my ass. I used to get a thrilling buzz when I was rebellious, now about half the time it's more like a jarring, malfunctioning "gonna burst into flames" ooogley kind of feeling. I'm growing up, oh noooooooo!
The heart chakra issues were intense, to say the least. I did several energy art prints to help me get through it, though. I believe working on the prints really made the process easier than the previous chakra paintings where I got blindsided with hardcore issues and didn't utilize any extra tools. Those prints, I tell ya, there's something in those prints......
Well I'm out to the studio today. I got poison ivy between my fingers and it's slowly starting to pop up in all kinds of unfortunate places on my body. I don't even know where in my yard I picked it up, so I could get into it again! Gah! Nothing's worse than poison ivy between your fingers! (well, maybe there are a couple of other places that are worse, but I won't get into that...)
Have an awesome day!