Weaving Inspiration & Instinct

Do you have ways that you explore within and then express what you discover? I’ve been weaving together inspiration & instinct through collage, collaboration, and art to create this mixed media painting called “Flowering Weaver.” I hadn’t intended it to coincide with ‘International Women’s Day’ when I finished it last night to share today, yet it seems fitting! 🙂

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The embedded text reads: “Exploring the purifying water that awaits… I love the idea of a modern vivid woman weaver who incorporates many different playful bright collections, cultures, traditions, and customs. Celebrated for the harmonious approach… the natural one.”

This is a collaboration with a lovely online art friend, Judith, from Germany that sent me art for this purpose. I also used a travel magazine to gather collage material. I love how it evolved and feel that it encompasses all that went into it from others, my own wonders and explorations, and a bit of wanderlust that I’ve had lately, too! It was also inspired by an audio speech I was listening to this week by Clarissa Pinkola Estes that suggested we may “decorate our scars with flowering vines.” That line stuck with me and reminds me of how creativity helps me do that. I’ve thought of myself as a weaver for the past few years as I continue learning about various cultures, beliefs, art and healing techniques and ‘collecting’ what appeals/speaks to me to find my way. Hence, the message within is a personal one.

I recorded the process to include with an online course offering I’m currently putting together about listening to and trusting our inspiration & instincts… to creatively explore and express life, wonder, and ourselves. You can sign-up for early bird announcements & sweet specials to receive more information when available.

♡ May we all find our way to the pure, natural core of our being to listen and trust ourselves and find joy in our journeys through this world as well. ♡

Now, I have the “Cheers” TV show song playing in my head for some reason! “Making your way in the world today takes everything you’ve got.Taking a break from all your worries sure would help a lot. Wouldn’t you like to get away?” I guess art has replaced the bar for me these days – thankfully! I’d love to have you join me if it appeals to you, too. 🙂

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4 Responses

  1. Cherry Harris

    I love this painting Julia I think that the beautiful lady looking over her shoulder is boldly saying ‘Join me , come on it’s not that difficult . You can do it Women of The World , yes you , you are included . You have the right to express yourself and I will show you how ‘
    Tee hee I think there is a little in all of us in her . The colours say Wow ! To me . I could go on …oh the chandeliers can’t forget them jump out at me .
    Then my friend you mentioned ‘Cheers ‘ accompanying music and yes the tears flowed for nostalgia. My husband and I ( gosh I sound like the queen ) used to watch this every week religiously and I would sing along to those very words . Love to you my sweet ❤️?

    • Hi sweet Cherry! So glad you love her and see yourself in her… yes, she does embody something of all of us I feel as well. I love the message you hear from her!!! Gives me grateful chills to have her come to life in that way! And, yes, I grew up listening to the Cheers song. My parents loved the show and since I was getting old enough, I was even allowed to watch it quite a bit. And, my college friends were like my cheers gang… we even had a similar bar! My husband jokes that if I need to take on extra gig, I could be a bartender… since it’s like a friend/counselor/etc without the formalities. 😉 Of course, I prefer to pour paint these days! You are a queen, darling. 🙂 Love to you too! xo, Jules

  2. I’m in the year of painting and I saw this beautiful painting on the post. This is literally taking my breath away. I just love it!!!!!

    • Awwww…. thank you, lovely Rosalina!!! Nice to ‘meet’ you. 🙂 I’m so glad that she touches you. I deeply feel that she embodies bits of all of us and a wish for communion. Beautiful Blessings to You, Julia xo

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