"Delilah" - mixed media on paper, 18" x 24". Unframed. Available here and at Artfinder.
Mercury retrograde slammed into the Walls's house like a two-ton toddler on roller skates this week. Technology snafus! Paint disasters! Miscommunication and a two-steps-foward and three-steps-back line dance among the clumsiest of humans. Oy vey! But this was not our first retrograde rodeo, so the weekend landed without injury or computers set on fire.
Maybe it was just the humbling prelude needed before I saw a local shaman in Multnomah Village, which turned out to be likely the most awe-inspiring, soul-sprouting and transformative experience I've had yet.
Bob White is a gentle bear of a man and a practicer of Tibetan shamanism. After some hours in his sacred space, surrounded by primordial sounds and energetic healing and a host of things I lack words to adequately describe, I feel like my life here in the PNW has been sanctified and the path illuminated. I wonder what will happen next???
Delilah - mixed media on paper
Ogling Ornulf - acrylic on paper
Week three of Expressive Seascapes was tough! My mojo was whimpering in a puddle as board after board was painted and then scrapped. Sometimes we have days like that. Especially during the retrograde.
So my recovery plan included a big piece of 300 lb arches watercolor paper and a mess of acrylics, squeegees, water bottles and chopsticks. Another Ireland-inspired piece to heal my bruised ego. That and a bit of ogling Norwegian painter Ornulf Opdahl, whose glacier paintings leave me weak in the knees.