Art for the heart

I am feeling congested, bunged up physically, and the house is reflecting this state. Inside and outside my space things need shifting, beauty needs spaces where grot and practicality currently reside. My soul needs space to rest, to fly, to dream, to soar…

Our house needs art. The walls are pretty much blank. My art that I made and Patrick very kindly framed just reminds me of being 16-17 when I made it. Almost half a lifetime ago. I still resonate with the soul urges behind it, with the colours and intentions. But my lack of skill frustrates me every time I see it. And so I am searching out others who balance the soul, the colour, the pattern, the spirit of art that I need in my life. Let me share them with you…

Heart and Mind – Paul Heussenstamm
Taken from my FAVOURITE art website – if you like mandalas Paul Heussenstamm is the number one mandala artist in the world, based in the US, and very popular with a large number of spiritual teachers, his site has over 1000 mandalas available to buy (originals and prints). I shall be placing an order very soon.

Phyllis Wolff is friend of my mum’s, I grew up with her work on our walls. She does gorgeous landscapes of bright colours.

Crab Apple and Kitty - detail
Phyllis Wolff
I just discovered Slippery Jacks a UK based artists’ co-operative  with prints for £10 and cards for £1.99 There is so much beautiful spiritual and nature art… if you like this sort of thing! I really love Poppy Palin’s work.

From Slippery Jack’s

I so love my Earth Pathways Diary – full of uplifting art and writing which brightens my days. check out the beautiful gallery of contributor’s work, and pre order a 2012 diary.

by Camael Rose, from the 2011 diary

And Veronica Petrie, our wonderful JUNO illustrator who creates quirky, soulful illustrations of people… do check out her site as I can’t grab an image off it.

And have you discovered Red Bubble, where artists share their work? To look and to buy…

And one day soon, you’ll be able to buy my mum’s work – because she is one of the most beautiful artists I know… if only she’d believe it herself. x

And maybe, just maybe, I’ll start to paint again myself!

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