Friday, May 4, 2018

Alchemy and PRISMs

The last month or so our Intentional Creativity community has been busy brewing potions in the Apothecary, trudging "tragedies into remedies" through the alchemical painting process. With IC, we often bring old stories conscious, and then using creativity to shift the old pain into remedies, which we can draw on when someone has a similar experience, but no longer need to carry in our bodies, or even our fields. This. is. huge.
Bezoar


For many of us, there are old stories of being left out, less than, not important. There may be stories of abuse, receiving unwanted attention, making "bad" choices, and collective stories of persecution for having the "wrong" beliefs. Students come to our art circles with stories of "not being creative," often because some authority told them they weren't, decades before!

These old stories go into the pots, ingredients are added, and healing elixirs are distilled, remedies labeled, and lovingly placed on the shelves. Labels are added as we decided these Remedies.

Bezoar in dark blue container
We did some of our process in journals, led by the wonderful Jenafer Joy.  You may recall my Bezoar from my last post, which, pearl-like, forms around an undigestible object (often hair) in the stomach or intestine of an animal. Harry Potter fans will remember this as a universal antidote to any poison! Quite handy to have in the Apothecary! 
My potions are still brewing, I love the bubbles rising from the goblet, old views which no longer serve have been rewritten...

I took the canvas to our open studio last weekend.... It's repurposed, and I didn't notice 'till I'd been painting awhile that it's wider on the Left (20", only 18" on the Right!) It was home stretched, and meant to hang vertically!  
So, part of the medicine is adding ribbons and ornaments, I've got a hazel branch that will be integrated above the Right side! And the Perfection Queen just needs to stand down! 
Apothecary
Shiloh and Jonathan are currently on an Australian teaching tour, and are offering PRISM in Melbourne. This is a wonderful glimpse into how art dovetails with quantum physics and reality, and changes we make on the canvas can ripple out into our lives and the world. 
This will be offered online, and registration for this year's virtual PRISM training is now open. I took this class in 2016, and look forward to being an online Hearth Tender again, and to see what appears on my canvas. 

What's on your easel? Happy PPF!
PRISM -2016 (In process)

12 comments:

Victoria said...

Beautiful art..Happy PPF
Victoria

Valerie-Jael said...

Sounds like you have been having some magical journal fun. That's great. Happy PPF, hugs, Valerie

sirkkis said...

I enjoy to read and look at this lovely magical post.
Happy PPF 💕

Nicole DVArtist said...

Ohhh this is magical and so beautiful.

Christine said...

Lovely work!

Nadya said...

Thank you, SiStars!! It is rather magical, ....

Jean said...

So very pretty! Thank you for the inspiration!

sreeja harikrishnan said...

Beautiful and so creative!

Beth Niquette said...

You are such a talented artist! Wow!

Sarah Leonard said...

I love your pieces - such a beautiful atmosphere for all of them <3 Happy PPF from Number 30 :D

Sue (this n that) said...

Very lovely artwork indeed. Happy PPF!

Jenn Jilks said...

Happy PPF, you are amazing!!!