Friday, July 3, 2015

Wine-Down, Biz-Muse

Last week my friend Audrey & I remembered that the last Friday of the month, Walnut City WineWorks features a 'Work Week Wine Down,' with trays of goodies & staying open till 6:30. 

My lady Sekhmet from last summer's Art of Allowing course hangs behind the bar, & as one of the 'featured artists,' I can bring a few friends to tastings at no charge.

Brooke & Sekhmet at the WineWorks
I love seeing her behind the bar on the maroon wall! She is still one of my favorites! And the Tasting Room hostess Brooke often gets asked if she posed for Sekhmet! (not really, but I have known Brook for years, 

This month, we move from painting into the Biz-Muse part of our Color of Woman Teacher Training. "We chose business to fall in the domain of the Archetype of Artist for various reasons - the primary one is that your artist self is often the part of you that longs to 'be seen' and get your work out there." ~ Shiloh Sophia

And so we work on biz-Muse ideas & plans, delving, enquiring .... as we begin to share these offerings in the wider community.

TalisWoman 6-30
While some have completed, others of us continue to paint our Talisman/Woman throughout July. "Talisman comes from the root word in Greek teleo which means “To Consecrate.” The meaning of it has to do with the person who makes it, charging it with powers, blessings and/or healings through choice. They are charging it up, in essence, with prayers, hopes and dreams....The act of making it itself is what makes the opening happen in the universe for the information, the in-form-ation, to come through and is what brings our awareness into alignment and harmony with what it is we are choosing to focus on."  
~ Shilo in a post on Intentional Creativity 

This Creating with intention, with the focus, is at the heart of the work we are doing. We set an intention, and as we paint, we continue to delve into that, we examine our 'old stories' through writing & creativity, & "each step is a revelation in both consciousness and in design that creates the breakthrough (they just begin to happen there in the subconscious without effort.)"

Sah Sen
On the weekend, a hummingbird came & hovered in front of me, & I added a NW tribal Hummingbird to the symbols on my TalisWoman. As I looked up information & meaning, I found this line captivating; "Hummingbird's ability to hover back and forth at great speeds is believed to be a skill for guiding the people; if they fall behind Hummingbird can easily back up to keep pace." 

Humminbird is a messenger of joy. "This beautiful tiny bird, also called Sah Sen, represents friendship, playfulness, and is a symbol of good luck in Northwest Coastal Native art. It is a positive sign to see Sah Sen prior to a major event such as hunting or travelling to another village."
Sah Sen has a message to take to deliver - to thank each flower for making our world a more beautiful place!

How PERFECT for us as teachers, to remember to 'hover' and keep pace with our students, or fly ahead to inspire! And to affirm that acts of creation make our world a better place! 

Happy Paint Party Friday!! 


Melisa said...

Your painting looks great behind the bar. The taliswoman 6-30 is really interesting, too. Much to attract the eye and mind.
Melisa -

Giggles said...

Beautiful paintings and the one looks awesome behind the bar!!

Hugs Giggles

JKW said...

The painting behind the bar is marvelous. The taliswoman is captivating. Blessings, Janet PPF