Wednesday, June 23, 2010
Sweet, glorious tubes of colour and possibility, how I have MISSED YOU!!! It has been a couple of weeks since I have been able to dive into this world and get messy. It has been WAY TOO LONG! The preparations for the ART in Bloom show kept me busy scanning, printing and packaging...everything but painting...I am SO HAPPY to be back at it!
I wanted to formally introduce a line of paintings I have started called my Warrior Feathers. I have learned in the last year that I am from Metis descent. A family member hired a researcher and revealed our lineage to our Metis roots. While I always suspected that I was, it was so affirming to have the paper proof to go along with it.
In the last couple of months, I started painting these Warrior Feathers who earn their feathers for different reasons. They exude strength and courage. Their feathers are a symbolic way to honour specific characteristics they possess. I have really been enjoying this process. It has allowed me to pay homage to the part of me that didn't have the paper proof but knew it all along...
This is the latest in the series called TRUST. She earned her wings by trusting her intuition. This is a quiet and powerful strength. By wearing her feathers, she honours this within... I have two other completed paintings in this series.
Strength, was my first painting. She has earned her feathers by honoring where she's been and where she is. She is strong. She is beautiful. And, the second one is LOVE. She has earned her feathers by opening her heart again. She knows there is always a risk, but she has so much LOVE to give...
I don't know how many lie ahead...I have two more that are waiting to be painted...I am hoping for twelve...a possible calendar filled with Warrior Feathers...What do you think?