Monday, May 17, 2010

What kind of animal do you think this is???

I found this wonderful skull the other day.
It's small as you can see it fits in my hand.
I LOVE skulls. I'm not sure why...but to me they are such great works of art.
I don't know what kind of animal this is....
Is it a head...or maybe it's a foot???
The teeth or claws, though go straight out.
And there is that empty space where two more claws or teeth go....
It's a mystery to me.
Do you know this animal????

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Waving goodbye....

As the time comes closer to our leaving this island, my attention is drawn to the details.......

Monday, May 10, 2010

Mana Orbs

Working in the studio with friends produced beautiful orbs of mana. Mana is the Hawaiian name for power.

The first one on your left has been created by Patrice, a watercolor artist. The longer piece and the heart shape orb with red coral, are creations of CarolLynn, also a watercolor artist. My creations are the next two, followed by another by Patrice and another by CarolLynn.

It's hard to stop creating these magical pieces.
We use coconut shells, found sea shells, coral, bits and pieces of treasure, and tempered glass.

Helicopter Ride.....

My husband went on a helicopter ride over our bay and house on Saturday. I stood safely on our deck to take a picture of him, taking a picture of me.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

"Midnight Blessings"

"Midnight Blessings" is a 'Blessing Piece'....a holder of wishes and dreams. A container to hold your vision while it gathers energy and takes shape.
A safe place for dreams and intention, energized with antique blessings to empower and focus. It is a sacred vessel.

It began with a gourd, within which I created a mosaic of tempered glass with a center of embellishment highlighted with an amethyst crystal.
The exterior of the gourd has been covered with a page from a French journal, hand written in 1883.
Upon those pages of history, I have placed Reiki Blessing Symbols, activated with Reiki energy. The Reiki calligraphy in Sanskrit was used in meditation by Tibetan holy men while meditating in monasteries. Reiki symbols were painted upon large wall hangings in the monasteries and were focused on in the practices by monks who were striving for enlightenment.
I have covered the symbols and the outside of the gourd with a piece of antique netting and over that I have applied a covering of grout and transparent paint. The layered result is both mysterious and compelling.
The face is hand sculpted and her hands are in a blessing "signature".
She holds a glass key from Venice, Italy.
The front piece of her gown, and the entrance to the blessing bowl is a fan of black coral.
The coral has been sealed and then embellished with embroidery petals and tiny Swarovski rhinestones.
Her gown is created with antique silk velvet in a deep midnight blue color and exquisite antique beading.
The energy of this piece is ancient and beautiful.
This is a Blessing Piece.

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Touches of Blue.....

I added the black coral fan by gluing it to a piece of brown suede and attaching that to her torso. It lies over the opening of the blessing bowl and under the coral I have placed a layer of the same antique black netting dotted with irridescent blue sequin that I had used to cover the gourd. My intention with this is that one would place one's wishes, visions and dreams, written on a piece of paper, into the blessing bowl by lifting the netting and coral.
Dreams safely held in the belly of the bowl until they come true.....