Cold. Very cold actually. And the snow fell last night. Not heavy, but enough. Feathery light crystalline flakes coating the world of The Garden of Eternal Happiness covering it like a blanket. I awoke early to a bright winter sun, it’s light catching the millions of unique crystal patterns and shimmering and sparkling. So I did what any self respecting artist would do… I grabbed the camera and took a quick jaunt through the Garden to a few spots that caught my eye.
These are the results. Trippy and varied. Some are dense with details of form, shape and color, some are less dense in the details. All have a meditative, contemplative quality to me and all of them are reflective of the cold beauty I saw this morning. Some are infused with a Tolkien-like feel; elves and faeries at play. Magic and mysticism. There’s a tribal quality to some. Dream catchers. Totems. Mandalas. All share one thing; the gorgeous, silent glow of the winter sun and the never ending fascination of co-creating with randomness and the Little Goddess.
So let’s just get to the visual cortex stimulation, shall we?
Here’s “Totem 1: Winter”
Very face-like. Totemic. An elvish prince? A tribal warrior? Lots of things float through my head when I view these. I love the way the colors surfaced. Burnt orange-reds against pale lilac-blues. There’s a lot of details and intricacies in this one. Go ahead, click on it. Blow it up big. Click on it again and dive in.
Let’s move on to “Dream Catcher 1: Winter”
Luminous. An intricate web. This one is a wonderful piece for just sitting back, staring into the center and losing yourself in it.
And here’s another, “Dream Catcher 2: Winter”
Brighter and quite possibly, more dense and intricate. Luminous blue-purples collide and dance with glowing red-oranges around that mandala like center. Symbols and figures emerge along the axises of co-creative randomness.
And lastly, “Mandala 1: Winter”.
A golden energy center amidst a sea of soft, luminous blue. A somewhat bloated Celtic cross in a way. Perfect as an aide to meditation and rich with a calming energy. Go ahead, the meditation soup is ready to be served up.
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Have a most peaceful and loving New Years…
P.S. To my most beloved and treasured Zengirl… all my love. Yours. Always and only.