Tuesday, August 9, 2011


"Fire Angel" by Primal Painter

It rained!!!!  And the temperature is 68 degrees!!!!!  Wow, what a difference that makes in the energy around here.  For the last three weeks, we've had temperatures above 100 degrees with about a week of temperatures above 108.  That's craziness!  Two days we hit 114!! Combined with no rain since mid June, it's been a brutal time for the environment around here.

Several of my oak trees are completely dead at the tops, and the leaves are dropping like it's winter.  I have to wonder if my own energy levels and moods are tied into the energy levels of the trees.  I sit outside on the balcony and survey the scene, and for weeks now have felt so withdrawn and forlorn, like I'm running on empty.  I imagine that's how the trees feel which makes me think that maybe my empath abilities aren't limited to people.  

A couple of days ago, I was sitting on the balcony feeling melancholy and was thinking about auras and magnetisim and how those things might influence the immediate environment.  I thought that my aura must surely be stuck to my body, not expansive at all, with limited light and magnetism.  Right then, this huge beautiful yellow and black butterfly floated by very slowly, checking me out.  I thought it was going to land on me, but it just hovered around me for a second or two, then floated about five feet away.  Then it came back for a second pass, hovered around me for a couple of seconds then floated away.  

Maybe this was a sign that my aura and energy are still intact and active, but I've allowed my energy levels to reflect that of the trees?  If that's the case, the same challenges will exist with living among the trees as it does living among humans. A lesson to learn from the trees:  They probably don't get forlorn, they just accept what they can't change and adjust themselves to fit the circumstances. They drop their leaves to reserve energy and focus on strengthening their roots.  I need to strengthen my roots.

The last couple of weeks have been strange.  Computer issues out the ying yang! Frustration, time spent on the phone with nice people whose accents I can't understand, cell phone problems, air conditioner problems, airbrush problems, camera problems...Good Gawd!  Mercury in retrograde is a Bitch! 

The sun has been shooting off some significant solar flares lately which affects everything too, although I don't think many people realize that. They affect the earth's magnetic pull which can trigger volcanoes, earthquakes and extreme weather so you know they have an influence on us puny humans and our devices.

I decided to track down all my internet connections the other day to see what the problem was, went out to the phone box on the outside of the house, opened it, and right at face level is a wasp nest filled with angry wasps.  I froze, they froze, then they swarmed me and chased me all around the yard! I got stung four or five times, three times on my face which promptly led to a massive migraine. Man!!  In retrospect, it was probably funny seeing me screeching, flailing my arms, and running in circles, lol.  I swear, if I could make an exact duplicate wig of my frizz bomb hair and put it on the end of big stick, I could market it as the best wasp catcher ever!

The high point, though, was the package I got from Melinda at Inspiration Earth yesterday. I won her giveaway last week and got a bottle of organic sweet vanilla body scrub, a bottle of lavendar bath salts, and tinted grapefruit splash lip balm.  I instantly filled the bathtub and soaked.  Oh....my.....gosh......!!!!  I swear, Melinda, you could make a fortune selling this line to upscale spas and health food stores.  Beautifully packaged in glass bottles, and talk about superior products!   That sugar body scrub made my skin look 10 years younger, the bath salts eased the chronic migraine I've been having, and the lip balm has just the right amount of tint and makes my lips so soft.  I can't even say enough about how wonderful these products are!  As usual, everything that comes from Melinda is top notch!  Thank you, Melinda!

Well, I'm taking full advantage of this beautiful day and am getting out into the studio.  I've been doing some things in the studio, like the top photo. The frame doesn't really look that blotchy in person, but the camera is picking up on color variations that aren't visible to the naked eye...or maybe it's just my naked eyes. lol   I  also painted  several mats (just out of matboard) in different colors for the prints. I have two more color combos for the frames, but I'm changing direction.  Too boring! And all those listings I have to write up...gah!!! And the photos I  had to take for the listings...double gah!! And the editing I have to do for the photos....triple gah!!  #@*%)#@(*  How I wish all I had to do was paint and create!

I have a couple of new projects up my sleeve that should be fun.....for a minute! lol




  1. Wow, 114?!?!?!?! That's insane! I'm glad you (and the trees!) got some rain and cooler temperatures. I know if I had 100+ temps for weeks I'd probably be miserable!

    However... YIKES about the wasp nest! EEK! At least you found the internet issue, though, right? ;)

    And that "Fire Angel" is really neat, by the way!

    It's good to see a post from you, Laurie, I'm glad you stopped in to say hi! Hugs! <3

  2. Ouch... glad you're ok.. nasty things those wasps.. hope you got everything fixed up.. I sometimes miss those no techie days too but just think.. never would have met you..or seen your beautiful art...lol.. so it's all worth while in the end.. glad you got some rain.. those temps are insane.. same here but not quite that bad.. odd storm thru but not alot of moisture with them..love the Fire Angel.. can hardly wait to see what you're thinking about next...thanks for stopping by to say Hi..

  3. The break in the weather has been awesome!
    I have 2 plants that are dying to fast and for no reason really. Good point about your energy effecting them. I'm sure they feel my utter disgust that they're failing, I'm failing them. And I have so much on my plate, I can't do anymore.

  4. Hi Tay, yeah 114 is just so.....beyond comprehension! I don't think I've ever experienced weather that hot before. But we've had rain, beautiful rain for the last several days so everyone's happy again!

    Hiya Kath, so you're having strange weather too? Man, we're living in stange days! That's a good point about the computer being the reason for making connections with people we never would have known otherwise. Instead of scowling at the computer when I walk by, I'll have to try some gratitude. Maybe even computers are affected by energy and attitudes!

    Finding Charm, I can totally relate to feeling like you're failing your plants, but you're right, there's only so much we can do. Nature will take it's course I guess. I hope what you have on your plate are orders!