At first glance, a jellyfish seems to be not the most impressive of animal totems. But jellyfish really go with the flow ... and there are times in life when there's nothing better than a spot of good old jellyfishing! Here's my jellyfish symbol hybrid on the topic of going with the flow.
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A symbol hybrid painting that appeared around 4am without prior warning a couple of nights ago. There is still something going on with "messages in bottles" ... perhaps I will find out soon what it might be ...
As an artistic sort of person, I've had my problems with numbers over the years. If there was one thing I'd say about this painting, it is as follows.
I can paint numbers with ease. But numbers cannot describe my painting. :-)
Blue Trees is a very personal, very important piece for me. I had a major mystical experience when painting that and there's a reason it is in the background of many other images during a period between March and May 2014. For example, Cupcakes and the Magic Bottles.
I know what it is about but I'm not telling.
Bottles are magic ...
There is the message in a bottle, washed up on the shore; there are genies in bottles, there are magic potions and spell bottles ...
Where does art stop and magic begin? Or is it all one and the same ...?
A special symbol hybrid painting 16"x20" for Alex Kent's 33rd birthday.
Rooster - 16"x20" Acrylics on Canvas - 4.5.2014 painting by Silvia Hartmann
So, I need business cards for the forthcoming art exhibition. Moo.com was suggested and it seems so reasonable, so for the second time I went there and started the process. For the second time, I lost my will to live. I need "Silvia Specials."
I'll have to make them myself. Immediately, life, love of life and love of art returned and with it, sparkling excitement on this sunny Sunday morning.
Oooh ... what shall we make ...? :-)
Here is a video taken at EMO 2014 - a video documentary following Silvia Hartmann's guided tour through energy art, art solutions and all things art for energists!
To me personally, art has always been about evolution. It is a way I get from A to Q and sometimes, to B. For evolution you need change and I like change.
One thing I feel needed changing above all else was the disconnect between art and money.
Now when you think of magic and of ritual ... I have created here a true magic ritual to start selling art from this day forth. 23 different little art solutions paintings, each one of which addresses an aspect :-) Each one is for sale at £23, and carries the intention to bring their new owners that which they desire.
They will be the first paintings I will have ever sold, and they are the start on the new level. And I never thought the day would come when I CANNOT WAIT to hand them over and be delighted about the entire transaction, from conception via creation to exchanging them for money and sending them off into the world. Fantastic! :-)
Inspired by a spirited discussion about having a personal relationship with colour on the FaceBook Art Group today, here is something I made earlier - a HypnoDream, "Receiving The Colours."
A meditation on colour for artists. Turn off the lights, take a deep breath, and relax ... :-)
Art is for everyone, not just the chosen few who have spent decades learning the secrets of craft in the lofty towres of academia. To make meaningful art, you need passion and an understanding how to translate what you want to share with the world into material objects.
Here is a set of very modern energy art exercises to get you started with your own True Creative Art.
July 2013, I started a symbol painting called "Love Tree" which is based on an actually existing tree of that name at a friend's house in the US. It didn't get finished before I went on the epic road trip in the Challenger and indeed, there was so much to do that it wasn't until December 2013 I finally had a space to bring it forth.
Yes, and that was the beginning of "The Love Storm ..."
Art makes no sense without energy, and indeed you can't do art correctly at all without energy. Art is reality creation of the first and most personal order and the original, first and most primal form of magic. All human creations come through art. As such, it is a HUGE topic for energists - and for artists, ENERGY is probably *the* topic. Even if they don't know that ... yet ... Excited to be starting this art & energy group in time for Solstice 2013!
Doing art badly ... that's one of my favourite topics and a rant I can do for hours on any street corner you could put me on, anywhere in the world.
Right. The basic form is this. Art is a human birthright. Everyone has the right to dance, sing, sculpt, paint, write, carve, cast bronze as badly as they want to.
Following The Real Man project, I thought the next step was to paint a man. Now, I was not altogether wrong with that idea; in fact, "to paint a man" is perfectly correct.
Only we're not painting a man like in an oil portrait. Oh no ... We are painting on the man. Of course ... obvious once you know ... and oh, so very primal.
An interesting fantasy photo shoot with an archetype - the Black Baron.
I could go on about this for hours but I shan't
Knock, knock ... who's there ...?
I got a new 100mm lens for my Canon DSLR for Christmas. Thought I would take it out for a walk for the first time. It's an interesting thing. I'm sure I'll get better at it with practice ...
A "Mona Lisa" is a painting of a person who doesn't exist in the Hard.
They may exist on other levels however :-)
Here are three Dragon Lords, Rix, Chay and DeVille who might not be hard as such but they certainly are - here.
I acquired some roses and decided to photograph them. Then I made some handy Facebook blanks for many an occasion. So here are some red roses, white roses, pink roses and fantasy roses.
Ah, the magic of the rose ...
So, we've done the cave painting. We've done the handprints, the stick figures, the symbols.
The obvious answer has to be to portray a human being. I'm a female so my natural inclination is to want to paint men.