Friday, February 27, 2015

Legendary Essence

In January, I began a 6 month online course 'A Fall in Love Legend' with a group of other women embarking on a journey of self discovery. Some of us will be going on to the Color of Woman Teacher training with Shiloh Sophia, others have already completed the training, and others were simply drawn to this course.
I pulled out some of my Flower Essence books & journals, & began the process of crafting a flower essence 'bouquet' to support my process with painting my own Legend. 

I began making my own flower essences in the early 90s: the chosen flowers are placed in water, in the sunshine for several hours - then bottled & the energetic 'fingerprint' of the flower preserved for later use! 

For my 'Legendary' essence, I chose some flowers to support work with the symbols from our 'compass' meditation, plus several for embarking on this journey!
Pacific Madrone
THE JOURNEY Blueberry: past life info, stretching
Lady's slipper orchid: new opening, water balance, step forward with grace
Iayah Ixchel Orchid: Divine feminine in all aspects
Clary sage: Clear eyed vision of shage, balance
Rhytidiadelphus: Clear deep blocks, restore core
Illwara Flame Tree: Left out/ gain confidence

Star of Bethlahem: I AM the Light of New Possibility, stepping into my Legendary Life

Mallow: Warm open heart, Past Life Memory
Snapdragon: Express feelings, speak truth
Madrone: Spirit tonic, Crown chakra
Queen Ann's Lace: Inner vision, calm, Highest choice, crown chakra

blocking 2
Legend - outlined & blocked
I add a few drops to my water or tea, to the dipping water for the acrylic paint, & to a spray bottle. 

We have begun to paint, putting words on the canvas, strokes of colour (just 3 at first). Courses with Shiloh Sophia include a period of visioning, journaling, poetry writing, more journaling, sketching, painting. 

With 'Legend,' we are examining the stories that have been running us, & visioning into our new stories, and living our own legendary lives! 

"We all have our own life to pursue
Our own dream to be weaving
And we all have the power to make wishes come true
As long as we keep believing."
 - Louisa May Alcott

# 86: Structure your day so you have time for painting, reading, exercising and resting.
Irwin Greenberg's Painter's Primer 

Happy Paint Party Friday


Valerie-Jael said...

Great post! Valerie

Gillena Cox said...

enjoyed the info, and your painting is so gorgeous

happy PPF

much love...

Lisa Isabella Russo said...

What a gorgeous painting! Very interesting idea to use water with fragrance in your art.

Geckostone said...

Beautiful inspiring post and awesome lovely painting!!!

JoyCorcoran said...

Legend looks like it's off to a great start. Great post!

Mari Huertas said...

Legends is a precious work. Saludos

Dia said...

Thank you all!! It will be fun to see how the painting progresses!

The main fragrance in flower essences comes from the brandy! Like the 'Bach flower remedies,' they are an energetic pattern, infused into the water.

I do also use a spash of rose water in the spray bottle, so there is some fragrance, & roses have a wonderful energy of connection with the earth!

Giggles said...

Great post, wonderful face in colour!!

Hugs Giggles

minnemie said...

Water, tea and fragrance - what a delightful combination:-)

Anonymous said...

love your paintings! the flower essences shine through from where they're infused :)

Anna Jeanine said...

That sounds so neat! Did you take a course on flower essences? I am interested in learning how to use them but not so interested in paying the high cost of the courses. :)