The encaustic medium is magical, vibrant and translucent.  My creative muse guides, inspires and feeds my soul through this medium, mixed media and collage.  Blessing me with endless moments of creative joy and harmony...providing those ahhaa moments about life.  Join me on this creative journey, spend some time reading my musings about this life, the blessed other souls that come into contact with mine, however brief or often, that can leave everlasting imprints on our journey....perhaps our lives might share some similarities, bringing us closer and more connected...and less isolated.

"I suppose there is one friend in the life of each of us who seems not a separate person, however dear and beloved, but an expansion, an interpretation, of one's self, the very meaning of one's soul." ~ Edith Wharton

Here's to finding those expansive moments.....

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Ancestral Stories Continued - New Work

"Heart Answer" - 7 1/2 x 16, Encaustic Mixed Media Collage - This piece about, how if we seek answers, our heart I have been spending time seeking my heart answers.

"Heart Doorway Open "- 12 x 24, Encaustic Mixed Media Collage.  This is about closing one's eyes to see, to truly feel what your heart is calling.  Lately I have been wondering more about 'my calling', what is it? what is the purpose of my art and for whom will it benefit, besides myself?  This piece came directly out of this meditation, my heart is open to find the answers.

"Going Deeper" - 12 x 24, Encaustic Mixed Media Collage - This piece is also about seeking answers outside of the ego, the left side of the brain that holds the ego worries...letting that go, getting out of the brain more and into the heart to feel, see and understand what the 'calling' may be.  I have incorporated photos of both my grandparents, from my mum's side, my dida, Meera Dakshy and my dadu, Amarandath Dakshy.  For whatever reason, I feel an attachment to them, though I did not know them...they died in a horrible train accident in 1946 in India....leaving my mother at the age of 8 years old and her two surviving siblings orphaned.  For this reason, I think I feel attached to if I would like to hear their stories, give life to the stories, celebrate who they were.  

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